Campground Review - Yanawana Camp in San Antonio

Traveling in our RV has given us the opportunity to explore lots of unique places and spaces.  Over the years, we have discovered what we love most in camping spots.  For us, bigger is not better.  We like the small, unique spots that offer access to fun things to do!  Yanawana Camp in San Antonio is everything we love in a campground.  What makes this campground the perfect spot?  Keep reading!
Our campsite at Yanawana Camp was just right for our family to unwind and enjoy San Antonio.

Campground Review - Yanawana Camp in San Antonio

When we planned our trip to San Antonio, we were interested in riding the Mission Trail as a big part of our stay there.  I started seeking out places to stay and stumbled upon Yanawana Camp.  This small campground just what we needed.  

We were assigned to Site 5, the Red Tailed Hawk.

Yanawana Camp is a small campground offering 5 well laid out spots tucked into a quiet spot near everything you want to do in San Antonio.  You are just a short ride to the south entrance of the Mission Trail near the Mission Espada.  You can be in downtown San Antonio in about 15 minutes.  Whatever you plan to do in San Antonio is near by.  Yet, you still feel like you are in the country!  

The campground is small with only 5 sites, and it is perfect for a getaway!

Each site is clean, level and well marked with sewer, water and electric.

The campground hosts have prepared 5 spots that give you plenty of space.  They are level and provide full hook ups.  You will also find that site prices are comparable to other private campgrounds.  The big plus to Yanawana Camp is surrounded by nature even while being close to the action.  We don't love by parking lot style campgrounds, and Yanawana Camp is just the right mix of amenities and action.

You can make your reservations online ahead of your trip.  Because of the size of the campground, the reservation website will give you instructions about the size of your rig.  The maximum size of travel trailers and fifth wheels is 34 feet and 37 feet for motorhomes.  If your rig is larger than these sizes, you can reach out to see if they can accommodate you. 

Site 5 has a picnic table right beside the site.  We enjoyed meals and relaxing outdoors.

Since we don't have a dinette, a space outdoors to eat and relax is important to us.

Sites are plenty spacious and provides you with a separate marked parking spot for your tow vehicle.  We were assigned to site 5.  I don't think there is a bad site here, but my personal preference would be site 5.  It offers the most privacy and sits along the back of the property at the fence line.  This site comes equipped with a picnic table that sits right next to your RV.  The other 4 sites have plenty of room with a picnic table access right across from your site.  

Each site come fully equipped with:
  • 20, 30 or 50 amp service
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • Electric
  • Picnic Tables
  • Pets are allowed
  • Wi-Fi
They do not have a bathhouse or laundry facilities on the property.  This was not a deal breaker for us.  Many times on long trips, we will do laundry at some point.  So, if this is a need just know you would need to visit a laundry mat.

The campgrounds are spacious and have plenty of spots for guests to spread out and enjoy the space.

The Wi-Fi on the property worked well.  We were able to connect our Amazon Fire stick and stream our television programs at night while getting ready for bed.  This is a huge bonus.  And if you are working remotely while staying here, you should be fine with Internet service.  

Out west, there burn bans are often in place.  If you would like a campfire, please check with the owners about burn ban status.  Additionally, if you bring your own fire ring, it must be off the ground with a lid.  

There are clearly marked trash cans and recycling containers near the campsites.  Everything is spread out, clearly marked and clean.  This made for an easy and convenient stay.  

On the day of our arrival, the campground host checked in with us about our anticipated arrival time.  I was able to text the host that day to provide updates.  We ran into a lot of traffic around Houston at multiple point.  It slowed us down and changed our original time projection.  The hosts accommodated our changes and were super helpful.  

We were assigned site 5 and were assisted by the hosts in backing into our spot.  They have a wide and long drive onto the property and around the sites that is well laid out for backing into your site that is free of obstructions and easy to park.  Each site has a corresponding parking spot that is numbered for each site.  These organizational features on the property made everything neat and easy to get around.

For privacy and security, the hosts have a locked gate.  It is locked at night, and guests receive a key upon arrival for use during your stay.  This was a nice feature since this is someone's private property where you are camping.  

We were also greeted at our arrival with brochures of local attractions and activities as well as a Mission Trail map that came in handy.  The hosts were willing to make recommendations for places to eat.  One of the places they recommended for local Mexican food was Nichas.  It is a place just a few miles from the campground that offers excellent Mexican cuisine.  We ate there twice will staying in San Antonio.

If you stay at the Yanawana Camp, you should definitely check out the San Antonio Mission Trail.  You can read more about that in my previous post about biking in San Antonio. 

Lego Land in downtown San Antonio was part of our visit.

We loved all of the different building stations at Legoland.

San Antonio offers plenty to see an do.  We planned a day trip to downtown were we visited Lego Land, visited the Alamo and found another local spot for lunch - Pete's Tako House.  Plus, you can walk around the River Walk and more.  

I don't ever travel to a place like its the only time I'm over going to ever visit there.  I feel like that mindset forces a lot of unnecessary movement that isn't always fun, just busy.  I enjoy leisurely days of living like a local if we can.  We love just slowing down, enjoying the moment and being somewhere new and different.

San Antonio has something for every visitor.  We are already talking about trip to go back.

San Antonio was a really fun stop on our trip this year.  Yanawana Camp provided us with a safe, clean spot for our home base in this city.  We loved our stay there, and I hope we can return there again and do some more biking and touring this fun, historic city!

Until next time...happy camping!

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