Saturday, March 6, 2010

Potter's Creek Campground on Canyon Lake, TX

View of Canyon Lake

That's us from roadway taken from our truck

Can you see the sailboat?

This is a group camping area. Three sites are linked together. Good for families and friends.

Overlooking some of the campsites

I took this picture when we first arrived, standing in our doorway looking out.

We arrived here on Wednesday. It was a nice drive from Brazos Bend and we saw some pretty country on our way as well as when we arrived here. We had checked this place out when we were in San Antonio 4 years ago. It seemed a little remote, but we loved the scenery here. This is a Corp of Engineer Campground, and we get to stay here for $9.00 per night (sometimes it pays to be considered a senior). Not bad for such beauty that surrounds us, is it? We are about 50 miles from San Antonio and less than 25 miles from two other rather large cities, San Marcos and New Braunfels.

Yesterday, we took a ride to San Marcos, as we knew they had a Sam's Club and there were a few things we wanted to pick up. Al needed to go to Lowe's and an auto supply store as well. I managed to do a little shopping for myself, something I don't get to do much lately. Before coming home, we stopped and had dinner at Johnny Carino's, an Italian chain restaurant. Al liked it better than Olive Garden for his favorite dish, Chicken Parmeson.

With the price of our campsite being so reasonable, and our need to conserve at least a little, we decided we will stay here until the rally. We are leaving here and going to Kerrville on March 15. After the rally we will head back to San Angelo on March 24. We get another chance to see the grandkids, and of course their mom and dad, whom we also love dearly. We got a good dose of them for the 6 weeks we stayed there through Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year, but we would like to see them again before heading home.

Thought you might like to see some pictures of the campground and the lake here. Pictures never quite capture it. There appears to be a hundred or more campsites here and they are nicely spaced apart. Most have lake views, and some (including ours) are right on the water.


  1. Enjoy the rally, wish we could be there with you.

  2. Ellie says:
    Staying in San Angelo is better. There is no cost for your campsite. You get visited by your grandchildren every day. There is Home Depot, Lowes, Walmart AND Sam's Club. Johnny Carinos, Western Sky and Franco's are great restaurants here, too. The only thing is that the roosters might wake you up early ;-)

    Can't wait to see you on the 24th.
    Love, Ellie

  3. Ellie,
    You are wiser than your years! You are right about all of that! And Poppy says you even have his other favorite store "Bills Man Shop"! Can't wait to see you all. We love and miss you very much!
    Love, Poppy & Grandma