NOTE: THIS ENTIRE RAMBLE AND ALL STOPS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED
April 20–May 11, 2020
Texas Ramblin’ Roses Chapter Texas Ramble - Six stops
You do not have to attend all stops of this rolling rally to participate. Choose the ones you want to attend. Campsites may fill quickly, so make reservations as soon as possible. (Each stop is also listed in the calendar as a separate rally by date.)
Join the Texas Ramblin' Roses as they take a spring ramble across Texas, holding rallies at four state parks and two RV parks. They will start at Garner State Park near Concan, Texas and then head 135 miles to Broke Mill RV Park in Del Rio . Next will be Davis Mountain State Park, about 200 miles away, then a close 26-mile hop to the Lost Alaskan RV Park in Alpine, Texas. From there the Roses ramble about 264 miles to South Llano River State Park in Junction, Texas, before ending the rally 85 miles away at Skyline RV in Bandera, Texas.
This rally ramble is open to all RVW members. Details on each stop are below.
PLEASE NOTE: Individuals are responsible for making all their own reservations and notifying the appropriate host once they have a reservation.
All state park reservations have to be made online at tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/reservations/ and there is a daily entrance fee in addition to camping fees. You may want to buy a Texas State Park pass for $70 which covers the entrance fees at all parks for a year. There are several other pass types available. Go to tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/park-information/passes for information on passes. While state park phone numbers are provided below, they are for park activities and information only, NOT reservations.
Texas Ramble April 20–23, 2020 – Stop 1
Garner State Park
234 Rural Route 1050
Concan, TX 78838
Daily entry fee is $8 without annual pass. The Oakmont loop, by the river is 30 amp and $26/night. The new Garner Rio Frio loop is 30/50 amp, also $26/night. Four-person cabins available for $130 to $150.
There is birding, hiking, fishing, swimming and kayaking, as well as a camp store and snack bar available. Reservations can be made five months ahead.
Make reservations at tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/reservations/. Call 830-232-6132 for information only. Contact Host Rita Neureuther at 210-383-4099 or email@example.com once you have a reservation.
We will travel approximately 135 miles on April 24 to our next stop, Seminole Canyon State Park.
Texas Ramble April 24–26, 2020 – Stop 2
Seminole Canyon State Park
near Comstock, Texas
The park is located nine miles west of Comstock on U.S. Highway 90, just east of the Pecos River Bridge.
Daily entry fee is $4 without annual pass. This park is a dark skies park. 30 amp is $20/night. Reservations can be made five months ahead.
Area activities include the Fate Bell pictograph tour twice each day for $8. Saturday at 12:30 p.m. is a one and half hour tour of White Shaman rock art sites across from the park. It is limited to 20 people, so make reservations at WitteMuseum.org or RockArt.org. There is also birding, hiking the canyon rim, exhibits/museum at park headquarters, fishing, and kayaking on the Pecos River which is two miles from the park.
Make reservations at tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/reservations/. Call 432-292-4464 for information only. Contact Host Rita Neureuther at 210-383-4099 or firstname.lastname@example.org once you have a reservation.
We will travel approximately 200 miles on April 27 to our next stop, Davis Mountain State Park.
Texas Ramble April 27–30, 2020 - Stop 3
Davis Mountains State Park
Texas 118 North, Park Rd 3
Fort Davis, TX 79734
Daily entry fee is $6 without annual pass. The park has 26 full hookup sites with 30/50 amp plus sewer for $26/night as well as 34 water/electric 30-amp sites. Indian Lodge hotel rooms are $115/night. Reservations can be made five months ahead.
Area activities include birding, hiking, geocaching and scenic mountain drives. This is a popular birding and snowbird park so reserve early. There are also programs and tours at McDonald observatory (make reservations at mcdonaldobservatory.org, prices range from $4 to $12), Chihuahua Desert Nature Center ($6) and the Ft. Davis National Historic Site, an example of a late 1800’s frontier military post.
Make reservations at tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/reservations/. Call 432-426-3337 for information only. Contact Host Rita Neureuther at 210-383-4099 or email@example.com once you have a reservation.
We will travel approximately 26 miles on May 1 to our next stop in Alpine, Texas.
Texas Ramble May 1–3, 2020 - Stop 4
Lost Alaskan RV Park
2401 North Highway 118
Alpine, TX 79830
Tentative camping prices are 30-amp site $34/night, 50-amp sites $39/night; that is with Good Sam discount, without Good Sam it is $3 more.
The area has shopping, dining and art galleries. This is a gateway to Big Bend National Park, and the town features the Museum of the Big Bend as well as Theater of the Big Bend.
Make reservations by calling the park, after January 1, at 432-837-1136. Your hosts are Rita Neureuther, Donna Campbell and Bettye Henderson. Contact Rita at 210-383-4099 or firstname.lastname@example.org once you have a reservation.
We will travel approximately 264 miles on May 4 to our next stop at South Llano State Park. This may be a long stretch for some, so you may want to find an overnight stop. One possibility is The Caverns of Sonora, one of the most beautiful caves in the U.S. It is on I-10, approximately 60 miles west of Junction. They have 48 RV sites with water/electric and restrooms/showers, but no dump station. The cave offers a nearly two-hour tour with 12 people in a group. You are 155 feet below the surface and there are 360 steps. This is a beautiful cave because the opening was only 20 inches wide and animals and wind currents haven't disturbed the delicate formations.
Texas Ramble May 4–8, 2020 - Stop 5
South Llano River State Park
1927 Park Road 73
Junction, TX 76849
Daily entry fee is $5 without annual pass. The park has 58 sites with 30 amp electric and water only for $20/night. Reservations can be made five months ahead.
This is another dark sky park. Birding is very popular here with four blinds available. There is also fishing on the river and in a small lake as well as hiking, tubing (the park rents tubes), kayaking (rent at park or outfitters rent in town) and geocaching.
Make reservations at tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/reservations/. Call 325-446-3994 for information only. Contact Host Rita Neureuther at 210-383-4099 or email@example.com once you have a reservation.
We will travel approximately 85 miles on May 8 to our final stop in Bandera, Texas.
Texas Ramble May 8–11, 2020 - Stop 6
Skyline Ranch RV Park & Cabins
2231 Highway 16 North
Bandera, TX 78003
Our final stop is a park we had a blast at last year, so let’s do a re-run! The rally rate of $32/night will be honored for early birds and includes 30/50-amp full hookups. They also have a bunkhouse (no bathroom attached) for approximately $75/night and a cabin at approximately $120/night. Cabins and motels are also available in Bandera a few miles away.
The park has a great rally room and has recently updated with satellite TV and improved Wi-Fi. There is also a river on-site for kayaking and nature walks. This is the hill country and there is lots to do. Bandera has a Frontier Times Museum, a Natural History Museum, plus lots of shops, several restaurants and a winery, as well as a grocery store. The Apple Orchard Store and Bistro and the Love Creek Orchards Cider Mill are both located nearby in Medina. Also nearby is the Camp Verde Store and Restaurant as well as Lost Maples State Park which is 45 miles away. There are also quilting stores in Bandera and Medina.
Make reservations by calling the park at 800-267-1402 or 830-796-4958. Your hosts are Rita Neureuther and Brenda McPherson. Contact Rita at 210-383-4099 or firstname.lastname@example.org once you have a reservation.