Review of Willow Lake RV Resort in League City, TX – Full-Time RV Life
We spent 30 days at the Willow Lake RV Resort in League City, Texas. It was our first month-long stay. Using our five points of reference for reviews, I hope the following is a fair and honest review of this park from our perspective.
1. Price Point, Cleanliness, and Appearance.
The park was extremely clean and well kept. There was a beautiful lake with waterfowl, turtles, and fish. The landscaping was neat and colorful. The price point was around $650 per month for back-in sites and $700-750 for pull-through/lakefront with an allotment of kilowatts of electricity. We booked the lower-cost, back-in site since the lakefront was full. To give an example of how close together the sites were, putting our awning out provided shade for our neighbor’s sewer and electric hookup. The higher-priced sites may have had an additional two to three feet more room between rigs, but the draw was pull-through/lakefront. There was no room for any outside personal space to sit and relax or outdoor grilling. All of the sites are simply too close together. The website photos show only pretty areas of the resort and no images of a fully booked park.
2. Ease of Entering and Exiting the Site and Access to Hookups.
We arrived in the dark after hours and the resort layout was difficult to navigate. We had to circle around two times to locate the site and get the right angle to park the motorhome. Mike is an expert at getting the rig into tight places, but this was exceptionally challenging due to the tight space and avoiding obstacles. The hookups were in new condition and easily accessible.
This park had excellent Wi-Fi. We used Willow Lake’s Wi-Fi the entire time for personal device use and watching YouTube videos. The other amenity we used was the gym. The exercise equipment was in excellent/new condition, but the room was very small and the video surveillance was disconcerting (the video cameras were on a computer display at the front desk in full view of arriving guests, etc.). There was a beautiful patio area behind the front office building with a lakefront view and boardwalk for fishing, and it provided comfortable seating and large gas fire pits for small gatherings. There were two modest pet areas with provided clean-up bags. We enjoyed the 0.6-mile stroll around the lake and walked several laps during the day. The resort had a unique dog washing area with warm water and dog shampoo provided. There was also a community room and a theater room with a big screen and six movie-style chairs. The laundry facility was clean with new machines. They did have a very small pool, but it was off season.
4. Friendliness of Staff.
We did not arrive during office hours, so our contact with the office staff was the next day. They were somewhat curt, but that was the only interaction we had with them other than equally curt mass e-mails about speeding in the park and intermittent water outages.
5. Will We Stay Again?
This park was new and had beautiful amenities, but the sites were too close together for our personal style of RV living. The price point was too high for the value. We will not stay here again if we are in the Houston area.
In summary, the resort was close to just about everything and we accomplished our must-sees while staying there. Most other RVers in the park seemed to be seasonal workers so it was extremely quiet throughout the day. We did have a memorable encounter with a neighbor while we stayed there–read about it here, but that is no reflection on the park or its staff. While Willow Lake RV Resort was not a fit for our individual needs, it was clean, quiet (for the most part), and convenient.
There were many things to do while staying in this area. Things we enjoyed were: The Challenger Seven Memorial Park, Helen’s Garden in League City, T-Bone Tom’s, the Galveston Ferry, local eateries, and visiting friends.
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