Lazy L&L Campground, New Braunfels, Texas
As we traveled through the Texas hill country while the sun was setting, we were met with narrow winding roads that ran along the Guadalupe River. We couldn’t actually see the beauty that was around us just yet. John was confidently navigating his way to find our new home for the month of December. I, however, was in the passenger seat white knuckling it the entire time.
We crossed low bridges over the river and navigated our way through tree canopies. We passed quite a few other campgrounds that contained large RV’s similar to ours. This gave me some comfort, since we obviously weren’t the first
people to travel this road while pulling our home. As we came around yet anther bend in the road, we saw Christmas lights and that beautiful sign lit up with a security guard nearby to welcome us. I had called earlier to let them know we would be in later than originally planned. We were greeted with a smile, he took our information, and gave us directions to our site.
This was our first time setting up in the dark BUT it wasn’t as big of a deal as I thought it would be. I believe that was mainly because the sites at Lazy L&L are spacious. We backed into a level gravel site that included a grassy area across the drive to park the truck. Behind us was a grape vine covered pergola with a picnic table. There were no RV sites directly behind us, which made our site feel that much more open. Our front door opened up to a grassy area with a tree, a picnic table and a nice cement fire pit. The loop our spot was in was about 50 yards from a large cattle field to the southwest, where we saw a dozen or more deer every night. The river was also around 50 yards to the northeast.
There were Texas hills literally all around us. It definitely gets colder in this part of Texas. This whole area is obviously a booming summer getaway with tube rentals, kayaking, paddle boarding and fly fishing. Lazy L&L has very friendly staff all around. They provided a large 50-gallon trashcan to each site and maintenance empties it nearly every day. This was a nice feature we had not experienced anywhere
else. A small camp store is attached to the office, if essentials are needed. There are at least two coin laundry facilities that we used on site, and we found out very late in our stay that there is a workout barn with exercise equipment.
The property is also home to a beautiful, white, open air church with a copper steeple. Staff told us they don't have church services there, but it is host to many, many weddings. We would walk over every couple evenings and watch the deer or enjoy a performance on the stage by our daughters. There is also a nice outdoor event area that is used for wedding receptions and catered events. During our stay, a pickleball court was added next to the sand volleyball court. A recreation building is furnished with a full kitchen, dining room, sun room, patio with fire pit, shuffle board table and billiards. It definitely has a homey cabin feel when you walk in.
Wi-Fi was provided and performance was decent for Zoom calls and basic internet browsing in the recreation building. Wi-Fi was provided throughout the campground, too, but signal strength in that case depended on where you were located. A few times cell service was better if you walked to an area away from the RVs. My favorite feature besides the incredibly clear views of the night sky, was the access to the Guadalupe River. We enjoyed walking down the concrete steps to get
our feet wet, explore, and watch people of all ages fly fish.
All four members of our family highly recommend Lazy L&L Campground
if you are in the area near New Braunfels, Texas!
Stock up on your needs! The closest grocery is 30 minutes away.
Make sure you are prepared for cooler nights if you go in the winter. This is something we didn’t really think about being in Texas.
Along those lines, fill up on propane. I do believe they sell propane but given the winter weather that arrived after we left, we feel the need to mention that this would be a difficult drive out if the roads were spontaneously covered in a wintery mix.
Speaking of roads, watch out for deer! They are literally EVERYWHERE.
Keep in mind, you are an hour drive from San Antonio. Plan your day to get the most out of it if you plan on visiting the city.
PLACES WE ENJOYED VISITING
Overlook Park, Canyon Lake (hiking and walking trails, lake view, geocaching)
Guadalupe Park (hiking, river view)
We traveled here in a 35 ft 5th wheel being pulled by a Ram 2500 Diesel w/8 ft. bed
Used Cricket and Verizon cell and hotspot service
Stayed here December 2020 into 2021 for 5 weeks.