First, a disclaimer — we love Corps of Engineers campgrounds, they are by far some of the best places we’ve camped in the USA.
Potter’s Creek Campground on Canyon Lake is no exception. We stayed a week in this conveniently located destination campground in the Hill Country of Texas.
I would give it a 5-star rating, except for one small thing … no TP in restrooms on the weekend. Don’t know who was responsible for checking on that, however, it was a huge oversight for a crowded, popular campground.
Lots of Winter Texans in recreation vehicles stop over here. The first-come, first-serve area is almost always full, so if you can, make reservations. There are large spacious sites with covered picnic tables, a grill, and almost all have views of Canyon Lake.
The campground is only 30 minutes west of New Braunfels, Texas, (exit 191 off I-35). It is a perfect camping destination for those RVers traveling and between Austin and San Antonio on the way to, or from, the Coastal Bend or Rio Grande Valley.
If you have National Parks Pass, cost is $13 (1/2 price) a night for a camping site near the lake with electricity and water. Dump site on grounds.
COE Potter’s Creek Campground
3145 Potter’s Creek Road
Canyon Lake, TX, 78133
Fees for all COE’s recreation options on Canyon Lake: click here
For reservations go to: www.recreation.gov
This campground is open all year. Another campground open year-round is Cranes Mill Park “a beautiful Class A facility with modern RV and camping sites. It is located on the southwest shore of Canyon Lake at the end of FM 2673, just past the town of Startzville. It contains 30 RV sites, 34 tent sites, 3 restrooms, a boat ramp, boat dock, 2 fishing piers and water and electricity at most sites.”
To read about an RV Short Stop destination in historical downtown New Braunfels, click here.
(Photos) Top: First-come first-serve area at COE Potter’s Creek Campground. Bottom: Site 86 in the reserve campground area. (Julianne G. Crane)
Colleen: Thank you for this reminder.
Also, I enjoy reading your adventures on ‘Traveling with the Longdogs’ at http://travelinglongdogs.blogspot.com/
It should be noted that Potter’s Creek COE campground was severely damaged by flooding around Memorial Day. It was closed all summer and right now, only one loop of the campground is open. Crane’s Mill is open for RVs but the tenting area is closed.