Bay Landing Thousand Trails Campground
February 29.....We arrived at a great COE park outside of Coleman, TX
When going to COE parks I make reservations on-line. I look at the parks map and pick a site. Only certain sites are reserve-able, most are rest first come, first served. I found a full hook up site on the lake. With our Golden Age Senior Pass it cost just $11.00 a night. This is a huge park. Entry road:
After going through the Entry gate, it was a two mile road to our site. The entire drive we saw only one other site being used. This park was over 80 sites. When we got to the site, we saw it would be a tight fit. We now know we should have simply selected another site and informed the Ranger. But we thought possibly all the reserve-able full hook ups sites might be reserved. We did not want to set up with the possibly of having to move.
I directed Lens backing in and also in the front as he had to pull up close to the hookups across from us. I directed him around the hookups and was walking to the back to direct him further. We sit high in the truck, he pulled forward a bit. OOPS!
He hit the spigot on the site across from us knocking it off. There is very limited Verizon signal in this park. Could never get on Internet or make a call out. However, we did manage to contact the Ranger Station. Bottom line, they had to shut off the water out at the highway and then it was an easy repair. By the time they got everything set up, we had our own little lake. The maintenance man was going to have to walk in 3 inches of water when Len offered his rubber boots which he immediately accepted. They laughed it off. They told us in the future if we see the site I booked on line is not suitable for our big rig, to pick a non-reserved and let the gate know. We sure will.
Now for the branches. Len asked if he could cut some branches down. They had no problem with that. They said a service came in and charged $22,000 to cut branches back but it did not take care of the whole problem. We realized that on some roads we would not be able to pull rig down. Before and after.
The lake in front of us. Notice it is really down low. I am thinking we might have helped fill it some with our OOPS. They should be grateful.
Sites are huge, with tables and grills. The 3 days we were there we saw only 5 other sites being occupied. Few people but lots of these:
Many ranches in Texas, both large and small, have entry gates and arches. On the way to town we saw this one. Cute!
We left yesterday and traveled 180 miles to
This is another huge campground. Long two mile drive from gate to our site. More later......