Bay Landing Thousand Trails Review

Bay Landing Thousand Trails is located six miles from the town of Bridgeport, Texas, and is one of the many Thousand Trails RV parks in Texas. We have had the pleasure of visiting four of them and Bay Landing has become our favorite for several reasons.


Bay Landing Thousand Trails is located six miles from Bridgeport where there are several stores including Brookshires, Lowe’s, and several Dollar Generals to choose from. Brookshires is a grocery store with a bakery, deli, and plenty of fresh produce. There are also quite a few restaurants and they are building a new Whataburger. Mostly, there is plenty of food choices only a few miles away. If you desire something else or you would like a bigger store, then drive seven more miles and there will be a plethora of places to choose from, but the best thing about Bay Landing is the activities.


Bay Landing Thousand Trails has activities suited for nearly everyone. There is a bay where you can play in the water, but even better is there are boats and canoes you could rent for the day. If you have your own boat, there is a place to park it while you are staying at the park. Bay Landing also offers bikes and golf carts to rent while you are staying there. There are also plenty of scheduled activities to choose from, including candy bar bingo, craft hour, movie night, and of course, we can’t forget the wagon ride through the park one night a week. Besides the activities at Bay Landing Thousand Trails, there are the many amenities they offer.


Bay Landing has a swimming pool which goes from three feet to eight feet. There is also a wading pool for the little kids, plus a hot tub. It is important to note there is no lifeguard on duty and there is a rule you have to be fourteen years old to be in the pool area without an adult or legal guardian. The pools and hot tub are outside and not heated because the great heat of Texas heats it up perfectly well. Other choices include a tetherball, basketball court, volleyball court with sand, but let’s not forget about the mini-golf course.


We have spent two holidays here, most recently Independence Day where we were greeted with a wonderful light show. Bay Landing did not put this light show on, but the community of Runaway Bay which is across the bay put on the show.


Bay Landing Thousand Trails has three sections to the park, and each area has it’s own bathhouse. The important thing to remember is there are limited full hook-up sites available. There are a few thirty amp full hook-up sites that fill up fast. If you want or need a fifty amp full hookup site please keep in mind there is an up charge of three dollars a day. There are plenty of thirty amp sites which do not offer sewer, but they do offer a honey wagon service for ten dollars a trip.


I would recommend Bay Landing Thousand Trails RV park based on the staff who work here, the amenities, and the proximity to things to do in the area.

Thousand Trails Review: Bend Sunriver Location

Our family hasn’t stayed at a Thousand Trails Campground before and this location wasn’t far from our home base we were leaving behind. I want to start this review about this rv park with a reminder several of the amenities were not available because of closures, but the majority was because of the other reasons.

Let us start by going over a quick rundown of what is typically available and go from there. Bend Sunriver Thousand Trails has close to 200 RV sites which all have water and electric, plus a BBQ pit and a picnic table. There are no asphalt roads, but there are roads with packed gravel. This park does not have sewer hook-ups at any of the sites, but there are two rv dump sites at the park. There is one near the front of Bend Sunriver Thousand Trails and another near the back of the park. The park has six bathrooms with showers throughout the park which makes the no sewer hook up thing much more manageable.

The park has four sets of horseshoes next to a shady gazebo, and the fun and games do not stop there. Bend Sunriver also has a basketball court with two hoops, a mini golf course and tennis courts. Next to the basketball court is a playground area which is composed of a swing set and a climbing apparatus. There are two other playground areas throughout the park, too. This park also has two swimming pools and a hot tub which is located outside.

Now, let’s turn our attention to some minor problems we encountered while at Bend Sunriver Thousand Trails. First, even though the outdoor facilities were open and able to be used, we were told upon check-in their equipment had gone missing and so we would need to provide our own. My husband was even told all the balls for pool had gone missing. I think these were minor because it didn’t deter most of our kids from enjoying the stay. The park has a lending library and a lodge, but they were closed because of the pandemic. But again I don’t feel like these things affected our stay.

The park had bunny rabbits all over the place, and some of them allowed us to feed them. We even saw a variety of birds and a small family of deer. Overall, I feel like this was an enjoyable experience for our first Thousand Trails and we look forward to coming back once things open up again and things are back to normal.