Lake Conroe Thousand Trails
11720 Old Montgomery Rd.
Willis, TX 77318
Ranger Station: (936) 856-7888
Mobile Voice and Data
Phones and Data devices worked perfectly here.
RV Legal Limits in Texas
One important note about Texas for those that are non-residents. Don’t speed, I know there are public service signs everywhere that say “Don’t Slow Texas Down”, but should I ever enter this state again, I will slow Texas down! I was traveling down a highway entering a town, they had the speed sign behind a construction sign and a cop behind the speed sign. Something right out of the Dukes of Hazzard movie. Unbelievable! I rolled into town doing 9mph over the 35 miles per hour required. The nice little police lady had no pleasantries nor professional courtesies for us that day. I asked her where to pay the ticket and her reply was you figure it out. Since she was in such a Jolly mood I thanked for her time and went back to RV, then googled the county seat and worked my way back from them there. The ticket was $300 plus a $200 court fee, plus sales tax, and recorded as a criminal misdemeanor! Come on, where we are from that is an infraction that only means something to your insurance company for a few years. I was also told by the clerk that if your state requires a special license such as a CDL Texas would pull your CDL on the spot, meaning no license. She also said if I had been doing one more Mile Per Hour she would have placed me in jail until all the money was paid. Texas residents have their records cleared if they get no other tickets for nine months. I want to visit my relatives who are in Texas again, but I might just hire a driver!
Height 14′, Width 8.5′, Length no vehicle can be over 45′ Two trailers can be pulled; max combination length is 65′ axle weight is 20,000 pounds.
Normally RV’s are not wanted in Texas Weigh Stations
Points of Interest:
- Sam Houston Museum – We did not go, but it is $5pp – (26 Miles)
- Offshore Drilling Rig Museum = $9.00 a person, but if you come Texas and miss this, you missed Texas. Parking 1 Block to the land side of the museum – (99 Miles)
- Bay Watch tour to see dolphins – We really enjoyed the boat ride through Galveston – (99 Miles)
This Thousand Trails park is about two miles west of I-45 and our GPS did not do a great job of getting us here. When you get off I-45 go until you pass the schools, then to a yellow flashing light. Turn left, the road immediately forks, stay to the right, it will say dead end road. The road ends just about 500 feet after the park entrance.
There are three buildings containing common areas. The Welcome center being the first left on the way into the park. The activity center housing the store, laundry, and large rec room. The family center which is the chapel, an adult lounge with pool tables, and a fitness center.
There is free wireless Internet that can be accessed from the activity center and your rv if you are in the sites close to the club house and your antenna is strong enough. They do require the fee for the 50 Amp sites. We had not seen the parks charging for this outside of the south. Texas and Florida are the first states on our trip so far that have enforced the nightly power fee. Be prepared to pay up to $5.00 per night for 50amp power. More details
Campsite stats – 266 full hookups, 10 power and water only, 29 extended lease sites.
Looking at the park Marina from the lake.
The 50 Amp sites are new
View from our site at G81 a 30A site
A typical 30A site
3′ at each end 4′ deep middle, not heated
Outside showers for the pool
Mini golf is fun, has 18 holes
Lounge outside Laundry in Welcome Center
Two Laundry rooms