We chose to stay at Vineyard Campground because of its location. We wanted to visit family in Dallas and this campground was close to everyone we wanted to see. The price fairly high, but it is a very nice campground in a wonderful location. When examining price, it’s good to take into account driving costs for the places you want to visit frequently during your stay. Sometimes the more expensive but closer park is ultimately less expensive.
- Beautiful Grounds
- Good location for Dallas, TX
- Tour Bus
Vineyard Campground and Cabins is run by the city of Grapevine. It sits on lake Grapevine and while it is close to the city, it is surrounded by a dense grove of beautiful oak trees. Trail and I were lucky enough to score a spot on a grassy slope leading down to the lake. Not only is it a nice view, but there are always lots of birds to watch and so far the weather has been fantastic for sitting outside both to dine and write.
Not too long ago the park was badly flooded leaving all the campsites 20′ under water. As a result, nearly everything in the park is brand new, and thus very nice. The pads are level and the utilities in great shape. The only down-side is they are still building a new clubhouse so there is not an indoor gathering place in the park. The bathrooms and showers were also new and thus in great working order and very clean.
One nice feature is that the park has its own shuttle bus which takes folks to the shopping and dining destinations in the city of Grapevine and into Dallas. There is a fee to use it but having paid it you can make as much use of the Shuttle as you like. You can also rent watercraft to take out on the lake and fishing is allowed on the docs.
The only inconveniences we had were that the facilities and trash were a fair distance from our site due to the long and winding layout of the park and cell reception was on the weak side for our Verison hot spot. Then there is the price, which is definitely on the high end. The park doesn’t have enough amenities to make it a resort class park so it feels a little on the high side despite its convenient location near Dallas and lovely setting. If it wasn’t so close to everywhere we wanted to go on this stop, we would have gone with a cheaper park further out of town.
If you are looking for a bargain, this probably isn’t it, but if you want a really nice location to park and don’t mind the premium price, we give it a hearty recommendation.