2020 – High View CoE Campground – Ennis, TX

We have traveled between Lake Conroe Thousand Trails and Lake Texoma Thousand Trails a few times. Frankly, the 300 mile drive is longer than we like traveling in a day. Our desire for a nice, yet inexpensive spot along I45 brought us to High View CoE on Bardwell Lake at Ennis, TX. The campground is about 10 minutes from the Interstate, and with our America the Beautiful Pass the price is right. One night stops aren’t our cup of tea, but this campground is just about right for a short stop between north Texas and Houston.

The sites offer 50 amps and water. However, the water hookups are well behind the sites, so bring plenty of water hose. Since our stop was a short one, we didn’t explore the entire campground, but in the first section there are only 10 or so sites that will accomodate a larger rig. We were in site 09 and it worked out just fine for us. The sites on the side of the road toward the lake are mostly short and downhill toward the lake. They would make good tent sites but you wouldn’t be able to put a bigger rig into them. When reserving online pay attention to site length!

We were told that the place was really hopping over the weekend. Our Monday night stay was very quiet. There were no campers anywhere near us.

I think High View will be on our list as a decent overnight as we drive between the Thousand Trails campgrounds.

2020 – Lake Conroe Thousand Trails, Willis, TX


We’ve spent a lot of time at Lake Conroe Thousand Trails at Willis, TX and I’ve written many reviews of this nice campground. However, our stays haven’t been in the heat of August. The afternoon heat has been brutal at times. Still, we’ve enjoyed some pretty sunsets over the lake and also some nice evenings. There were plenty of available campsites when we arrived although the campground filled up over the weekend. The Activity Center is closed and the pool is operating on a limited basis because of the pandemic. Because of the weather and the health related limitations I wouldn’t rate this stay as one of our better ones. Still we like Lake Conroe. It is one of our favorite Thousand Trails. Here are a few photos from this stay.

More Lake Conroe reviews are here.

2020 – Green Caye, Dickinson, TX

Green Caye RV Park, Dickinson, TX

We’ve been at Green Caye RV Park in Dickinson, TX several times through the years so we pretty much know what to expect when we arrive.  Some of our favorite spots are in the cul-de-sacs of the campground.  There’s a bit of a community feel in these areas of the campground.   Most of the people in the cul-de-sacs are long term residents who get to know one another.  Since the cul-de-sacs are quieter with larger sites they are popular.  When we arrived at the campground in November we asked to be put on a waiting list for one of these sites.  It was February before a spot opened up and we were able to move in.

Our 3-4 month stay over the winter of 2019-20 turned into a nine month stay. Not only did the Coronavirus throw a monkey wrench into everyone’s plans, but we also filled in as an interim pastor at a local church. That position also lasted longer than expected.

Green Caye is a RV residential campground with lots of working people and permanent residents. The property is well cared for with a responsive maintenance staff. The grass is mowed on a regular basis and problems, in general, are taken care of in a timely way.

On the other hand, there are no activities most of us associate with “camping.” This is a place where people “live” in RVs and there is nothing “recreational” about it.

There are some nice walking areas on the property. The longer route circles a now-closed par 3 golf course that has been converted into cattle pasture land. The shorter route circles a retention pond that is well populated with ducks, both domestic and wild.

Since I’ve written other reviews and posted lots of photos through the years, my photos feature the many pretty sunsets we enjoyed during our evening walks.

Other Green Caye Reviews are here.

Click this for full screen photos