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The first time we stayed at The Vineyards Campground on Lake Grapevine, we checked in in the middle of the night and left just after first light. But we saw enough of the place that we decided to change our plans and head back there. We’re very glad we did. This campground is fantastic! Check out the video above for our review and a first-hand look at this gem of a park near Dallas, Texas.
They Keep it Up!
An RV park can be in the most wonderful destination, or have the best location, but one thing that turns us (and other RVers) off right away is if the facilities are run down, dirty, or in ill-repair. You’ll find none of that at this campground. Everything is clean, well maintained, and in good shape. The Vineyards has the distinction of being the ONLY RV laundry facility I’ve ever seen where all of the machines were operational. The sites were level; the hookups all worked without issue; we have a big list of things that we had no problem with whatsoever. The care they put into keeping the place up is evident in all of the facilities, and we appreciated it.
Being on a lake, there is no shortage of active pursuits at this campground. Sure, there are docks, and there is a private swim beach with volleyball court. But they also rent kayaks from the camp store. If you prefer not to get wet, they also rent bicycles, they have a frisbee golf course, and there are several nature trails marked out. Stef and I managed to fit in a full 5k jog just on the park roads.
Now, The Vineyards was one of the more expensive campgrounds we’ve stayed at. But when you consider that all of the amenities we paid for actually worked, that brings things back to reality a bit and tips the scale in their favor. I’m not giving them a “budget traveler” award or anything, but I think you get a reasonable value there in spite of the higher price.
So, would we stay there again? Absolutely! We already did! And if we find ourselves in the bustle of the DFW area in our RV again, you can bet we’ll be pointing our RV towards this oasis.