View of the Pier at Brackenrige Park

A much nicer-than-expected City Campground stop on our way SW on SH 59.

Link to campground here: Brackenridge Recreation Complex, Edna, TX
Link to map location here:  Brackenrige Park, Edna, TX

  1. Site Quality = 3/5
    There’s a bit of variation in site quality here. Most sites are either concrete or dirt/gravel and decent size with fairly flat surface and picnic table/fire-pit and grill. However some sites are rather crowded (especially on the lake loops and some of the outer areas) and you might find yourself literally back-to-back with neighbors. Selection of either full or partial hook-ups with fully shaded (specifically sites 46-63) to fully open areas with lake views.
  2.  Facilities = 4/5
    Facilities were generally decent. Bathrooms are fairly large with good shower pressure. However they are a tad dated and were a bit muddy while we were there so the place gets a small ding for that. A few (old) laundry machines. Lots and lots of recreation activities around the complex -> volleyball, mini-golf, disc golf, fishing, hiking, equestrian trails as well as some historic markers (Brackenridge Plantation and Texana Church). Several on-site dump stations.
  3. Location = 3/5
    Considering this is a bit of a “middle-of-nowhere” kind of spot the campground is beautifully located right on Texana Lake and has lots to keep you busy for days. Nearby Edna has very basic shopping and a few BBQ joints.
  4. Pet Friendliness = 5/5
    Good pet spot. There are hiking trails around the lake with secluded spots where you can take pooch to run and play. Full pet-friendly.

Overall Rating = 3.75
BONUS ALERT =
 Beautiful lake views and walks in the middle of SE Texas!

Summary: We chose this spot primarily as a stop-over on our way down SW and it turned out to be much nicer than expected. The prime draw is Lake Texana and the park is beautifully located right on its’ banks with many sites having lake views and plenty of opportunity to walk/hike/play around the lake. The Complex also boasts a multitude of other activities including on-site mini-golf, disc golf, basketball court, volleyball area, equestrian trails and historical markers. For that reason it’s popular with local families and kids. The sites are decent with selection of full/partial hook-up and fairly level gravel/concrete lots, but a fair few are squeezed far too tight for my linking. Best separation seems to be in pull-through (sites #P121-132) and shaded areas (Sites #46-63). This is not exactly a destination location, but a convenient stop going SW from Houston and we would stay either here or at cross-the-road Lake Texana State Park again if we needed a spot coming down.

 Extra Info:  Verizon Smartphone worked (barely). Verizon aircard worked only with external antenna/amp. Sites are $23/night  for 50Amp/water. On-site dump and laundry.

Typical site view on one of lakeside loops (Site #96 shown)

Another lakeside loop view. This site is concrete (Site #87)

View of fully-shaded area (Site #56 on left)

View along middle of campground (Site #20 on right)

View of our site (#19C) in rather crowded back area

View from lakeside walking trail (lake loops shown left)

Walking the lakeside trail with Polly

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6 Responses to CP Campground Review – Brackenridge Park, Edna, TX

  1. Sue Malone says:

    I really appreciate your RV reviews! I hope I can find them again when I get back that way.

    • libertatemamo says:

      So happy you like ‘em! The easiest way to re-discover the reviews is from my Google map link (in the “journey” tab). I link to each review from the stops on there, so you can see where it’s located and click to get closer.

      Nina

  2. Heidi says:

    Do you know if this is crowded in April? We hardly ever get time off, so we’re picky about being away from people and having quiet. This area is fairly close to our job site right now, so the location is ideal. Perhaps you have other suggestions?

    • libertatemamo says:

      Not sure. We were there mid-March and it was fairly crowded, but don’t know how/if that changes in April. There is also a very nice State Park right next-door which has nice, private sites. It was booked-out when we went there and so we weren’t able to get in.

      Nina

  3. tina says:

    Are there alligators in Lake Texana?

    • libertatemamo says:

      We didn’t notice any when we were there nor do I recall any warning signs, but you can always call and ask to be sure.

      Nina

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