Monthly Archives: February 2013

Thousand Trails Lake Conroe

We’ve taken a few days off to get out in our Hitchhiker II LS 5th wheel and have been at Thousand Trails Lake Conroe, just north of Houston.  Our first couple of days here were overcast and cool with light rain, but things turned around on Wednesday afternoon and we’ve had pretty days with cold nights; nothing to complain about in the middle of February.

Other reviews of this campground and area are here.

Jackie and I like this place.  It’s only a few minutes from Conroe and a booming community named Willis.  In fact, we’re just a stone’s throw from I45.  However, once you are here it feels like you are way out in the country.  Thousand Trails calls its parks “preserves.”  Lake Conroe feels like a cross between a state park and a RV resort.  The sites are somewhat roomy, like those in a state park but there are amenities, like a pool, activity center, and stuff for kids to do, reminding us of a family resort.  Tonight we attended a Valentine’s Day dinner and enjoyed some nice keyboard music from a talented gentleman. I guess you’d say we get the best of both worlds here.

Aside from the overnight trip home when we first bought our Nu-Wa Hitchhiker this is our first time out with this camper so it’s been somewhat of a shake down cruise.  Jackie and I have both been working on one little project or another most of the time we’ve been here so time has passed quickly.  Still, it’s nice to get away to a different world for a few days.

An inlet from Lake Conroe is accessible here at the preserve.  While there are no campsites right on the lake, it is nearby.  In the summer there are canoes and paddle boats.  It has been too cool to use the pool but it’s a beauty.  We were tempted to try the spa.  The hot water would have felt good, but we couldn’t bear the thought of getting out, all wet in the cool weather.  Maybe we’ll try it next time.

The WiFi signal is pretty good but it’s very slow.  I’ve been using my 4G connect instead – it’s quite good.

 Again, we like this place and will most certainly be back.  We recommend Thousand Trails Lake Conroe!