Review of Alamo River RV Resort & Campground – Von Ormy
Located south of downtown San Antonio (about 15 minutes), Alamo River RV Resort & Campground has over 50 acres for RVs, tents, pop-ups, and equestrian camping. There are 22 long pull through sites (up to 60' long) and 17 back-in sites – all of which are full hook-ups with water, sewer, and 30/50 AMP service. Some of the sites have picnic tables. These sites are close to the office and store, restrooms with showers, and Laundromat. The roads through this section of the Park are gravel as are all of the improved sites within Alamo River RV Resort. All of the sites are level and the hook-ups are fairly convenient. Between the sites is grass.
There are also 6 sites with water and electric for pop-ups that are close to the dog run and restrooms and showers. Near a 600 year old huge sprawling tree (called the Santa Ana Oak Tree) and on the road leading to the River are 9 "Premium" sites which are back-in, a little more spacious, shaded, and full hook-up.
Down the road past the premium sites and along the bank of the Medina River are the primitive sites that are suitable for tent camping, equestrian camping, and small RVs. The roads in this are are dirt and the sites aren't marked, which means it's pretty much "camp where you want." Spread throughout this heavily treed and pretty area are some water spigots, port-a-potties, a scattering of picnic tables, and fire pits. There are acres of room and lots of shade which make this a great place for dry or primitive camping. There are also 3 corrals for horse camping and miles of trails for riding.
Alamo River RV Resort also has a clean one room cabin with a queen bed, TV, night stand, mini-fridge with a freezer, air conditioning, small patio, fire pit, and picnic table. More cabins are planned in the near future and they will include one bedroom, living area, kitchen, and room for a couple kids.
With over a mile of frontage on the Media River, during your stay you can:
fish for over 25 species and the river is full of some huge ones waiting a your fish fry
kayak, canoe, or tube
swim or just sit on the bank and enjoy the scenery, wildlife, and peace and quiet
There are also several miles of beautiful trails that wind through the trees and up and down the gently rolling hills for hiking, mountain biking, or horseback riding.
Most of the RV sites above the river are typically taken by full timers but there is lots of space for tent and horse camping and typically a full hook-up RV site available.
If the Media River is one of the reasons your planning a trip to Alamo River RV Resort, you should call ahead to find out about the river level. The Texas drought has significantly impacted the flow of the river in 2014.