I've been a frequent guest of the Lazy L and L campgrounds for the past several years. I've been camping every Memorial day weekend as well as several other weekends through the summer.
I have to say that after this past Memorial day, I will never give Lazy L and L another dime of my money.
First off: They changed their policies to where a pre-paid vehicle may only include two passengers. Additional passengers cost extra. Each paid vehicle used to include four passengers. I can understand charging per vehicle, as there simply is not enough room for everyone to bring their own vehicle. However what strikes me as ridiculous is the fact that any additional passengers present in the vehicle at check in are charged $5/night, but if I leave the campground to pick someone up, and return after check in with an additional person, that person is charged $15/night.
How do they know if you left and brought someone in? This brings me to my next point: They very tightly attach a wristband to each person's wrist in your vehicle, and force you and all of your guests to wear this tight/uncomfortable piece of plastic for the entire weekend. If you break it or lose it you have to pay for a replacement.
This year they bused you upstream rather than letting you float downstream (due to low river levels). The problem with this approach is that they were not smart enough to realize that they can't just keep busing people upstream without taking tubes with them. Bus after bus of unhappy customers were taken to the upstream drop off without tubes, only to get off the bus to see a huge crowd of angry people who had already been waiting for hours for tubes. Because they were bringing people much more quickly than tubes, the crowd just continue to get larger and more angry. There were no staff members from Lazy L & L on site to direct people to form a line. They simply sent guys with trucks full of tubes, and when the guy got out of the truck, he would be attacked by a mob of angry people. This guy had no way of knowing who was in line first, so he just starts passing out tubes to whoever pushed their way to the front.
To make matters worse, after we finally got on the water after over an hour of dealing with the tube madness, after only about an hour on the river, it starts to rain and storm with lightning. According to Lazy L & L's own policies, you are supposed to get out of the river immediately. A number of people did so at a neighboring campground. The staff of the neighbor campground called Lazy L & L and asked them to send a bus. The -owner- of Lazy L & L came to help, and started grabbing tubes from people, ripping them out of their hands and throwing them into a trailer. Typically when you rent a tube, you are given a slip of paper when you return it to allow you to get your deposit on the tube back. Anytime someone asked the owner about getting the ticket for their deposit, his response was "I don't F****** care how you get your deposit back." as he aggressively and angrily ripped the tubes out of their arms.
Finally, during our last evening at the campground, we were all sitting around the campfire laughing and enjoying ourselves. At around 11:20pm, a Jeep pulls into the campsite next to ours, and the owner of Lazy L & L jumps out, and begins shouting at us about our radio being too loud. We all looked at each other, rather confused, since our radio was set at a very low level, and we could not even hear it over the sound of the campfire. My girlfriend, in a very polite manner, said to him, "Sir, I think you might be hearing another radio besides ours". The owner storms over to her in a rather threatening manner, stands directly over her, and shouts at her "I didn't ask you a question! You need to turn the radio down, quiet time started 30 minutes ago!" At this point in the weekend we had no neighbors who could possibly hear our radio. Our neighbors had already left that day and we could barely hear the radio over the sound of the campfire.
- Also Known As:
- Lazy l And l Campground And Store Hotel New Braunfels