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Posted Aug 21, 04:32 PM


On the 10th of August we moved from Turkey Bend to Buchanan Dam Park only 44 miles away north. We had been asked to go there on several occasions and have resisted the move as we really liked being at Turkey Bend Park. This time we relented and moved.


On the 10th of August we moved from Turkey Bend to Buchanan Dam Park only 44 miles away north. We had been asked to go there on several occasions and have resisted the move as we really liked being at Turkey Bend Park. This time we relented and moved.
The move went well turning left from Shaw Drive was scary as the viability on the left was very limited and vehicles do tend to speed on 1431, although it does have a speed limit of 55 mph, not that Texans follow the maximum set. Pulling out into a fairly busy road that has limited visibility and pulling 15000lbs of dead weight is hard as the revs need to build up, well we made it with a sigh of relief.
We arrived at Black Rock Park, the site that was chosen for us had a download slope but with our big foot leveling system we thought it would not be an issue, we were oh so wrong. The side also had a side slope as well and the big foot system did level us out but the right hand side wheels were off the ground by about 8 inches. We needed to hitch up and pull out again and build blocks for the right hand side to go up on. Then the big foot system wouldn’t work so phoned the dealer, not much help, phoned the manufactures with 10 minutes to go before they closed down for the day, left 2 messages and they didn’t return our calls and not even the next day, shame on you Big Foot.
We did get the system to work and our front end is very low and the rear is high and we are chocked up on the right hand side and level.
The park has 12 cabins, 15 RV sites and 20 tent sites. None of the RV sites are level, although they do have full service meaning 30 and 50 amp electric, water and sewer. It’s very shady with Oak trees everywhere and all the sites are large and lots of space between the sites.
The bathrooms are large and there is a group of bathrooms for the tent people and a group for the cabin folks and another group for the RV people, which makes for a nice setup.
The cabins are basic and functional they can all sleep 5 people in bunks, one double bed and three single beds, air conditioners with heat,a ceiling fan, patio and 2 cooking wood burners, all have a view of the Buchanan Lake, nothing fancy but clean and tidy.
Next door is Llano County park with a free boat ramp, not that is any good at present as the water is about 300 ft away from the ramp, maybe with a large amount of rain it’ll be functional again one day.
Our business is generally on a weekend and the cabins are the popular sites with very few tents and or RV’s although that will alter as the climate changes. All for now, more later.


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