Travel dates :: February 17 – 20, 2016
After eating plenty of beignets in New Orleans and camping overnight in Lafeytte, Louisiana we headed west to Lake Conroe, Texas. After a busy couple weeks we opted to take it easy for a few days. We knew there was a lot to do in Houston but we also knew we needed to slow down for a bit – for our sanity and to catch up on life. So we skipped Houston (and it’s traffic) all together and headed north about an hour to Thousand Trails Lake Conroe RV Resort.
Thousand Trails is a national camping network that you can join via a membership fee. Broken into regions around the country your membership allows you to camp for free (or a discounted rate) at campgrounds within your region. We know a lot of full-time families who have Thousand Trails memberships and tend to stay at Thousand Trails locations for long stays.
We personally don’t have a Thousand Trails membership and have never stayed at a Thousand Trails campground before – so this was a first for us! We weren’t quite sure what to expect but were pleasantly surprised when we pulled in. They seemed to have great security – having a gate that seems to be staffed for early to late in the day and you’ll be given a gate code to get in after hours.
Our spot was in a row on a slight hill giving you a nice view of the valley. It was easy to back into and perfectly level. I love it when I don’t have to worry about leveling the trailer! The electrical box and hook-ups look like they had been upgraded recently and were in great condition. Although the spots aren’t huge, we didn’t feel as cramped as we had at some other campgrounds. And more importantly I loved our location – just a short walking distance to the playground, the miniature golf course and the pool/hot tub.