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Mother Neff State Park - UNHOSTED - I'm sick :(

Mother Neff State Park was the first official state park in Texas. It is named for Mrs. Isabella Eleanor (Mother) Neff, who donated six acres of land along the Leon River in 1916, which became the first park site. Her son was Texas Governor Pat M. Neff, who served as governor from 1921 to 1925. After the death of his mother in 1921, Governor Neff created the Mother Neff Memorial Park, which later became the nucleus of the Texas State Park System. The park, located west of Moody, now contains 259 acres in Coryell County. The additional land was deeded to the state in 1934 by private owners: Governor Neff deeded 250 acres and Mr. Frank Smith deeded 3 acres. The park was opened to the public in 1937.

Please note that "Primitive" at this park only means unimproved with no electricity but we will have water available at the campsite. This is still car camping. I will be staying Friday and Saturday night.  Plan on bringing your own food and anything you would like to share. If anyone would like to plan a group meal or picnic, please post in the comments.  Please bring fire wood.  There might be a burn bun.  I will send out a notice a few days before the trip.

CAMPSITE FEE: $10/person covers both nights, payable with your RSVP.

ENTRANCE FEE: $2/person per day, payable at the park office upon arrival.

SHOWERS/TOILETS: Toilets and showers are available near by.

KID FRIENDLY: Yes.  Please review the camping with kids policy.

DOG FRIENDLY: Yes. All pets must be kept under the owner's direct control and attached to a person or fixed object at all times by a leash not to exceed six feet in length, and shall not be left unattended or constitute a nuisance. Noisy, vicious, or dangerous animals are not permitted, as determined on site by park staff. Please read our policy on camping with dogs.

BOATING: No.

RV CAMPING: No.

OTHER RULES: Glass containers and fireworks are prohibited.

DIRECTIONS: To reach the park from Interstate 35, take exit 315 to State Highway 107 West to Moody; continue 6 miles west on FM 107, and then take State Highway 236 for 2 miles to the park (16 miles from Interstate 35).

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  • Charles

    Dee
    I am the person the Ranger was talking about see my comment below

    Charles

    October 27, 2013

    • Dee

      Yup, I figured after reading that. I would not have known you were a member, tho. Normally there are little red and white Meetup signs posted. Since I didn't see those I figured something was up. I checked the website after setting up my tent. Sure enough, our Host was sick, but I was, literally, too tired to drive back to Austin.

      October 28, 2013

  • Dee

    I got there about 9pm. I also rode around but didn't see the meetup signs. I talked with one of the park rangers and they said they saw one guy drive in but no one else was there yet. I was too tired at that point to drive all the way back to Austin. The campsites were already reserved, so I thought maybe someone might show up in the morning. I left around noon.

    October 26, 2013

  • Charles

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    I went there I got there about 420 pm ( after fighting 3 hours of traffic ) I stayed until 7pm I kept riding around looking for anyone hoping to find some one but I am new to the group so I guess I was hoping some one would come forward if any one was there between 430pm and 7 pm I was the guy riding around in the green Kia

    October 26, 2013

  • Dee

    Well, I went and it was a nice campsite. Plenty of room for tents, nice grassy area and flat. Lots of big trees! The temperature was perfect. No rain, but I came home today cause I missed you guys,
    :( . Jessica, I hope you get feeling better soon!

    October 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Wish we would not have listened to the weatherman....sounds wonderful...oh I think we ended up with your lighter....sorry to have missed hanging out with you

      October 26, 2013

  • Jessica

    :( Well, I think as a sign, I woke up with pink eye. So I'm not going either. The sites are still paid for tonight if anyone still wants to go. They are under my name 'Jessica Eubanks'. If anyone wants a refund, please request one.

    October 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The rain looks definite for the weekend in that area..Moonis and I are rethinking the possibility of coming

    October 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yep, shows to be in the 60% range (for showers and possible Thunderstorms). Sara and I are rethinking the trip too, which is a real downer as we were really stoked.

      October 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes we are disappointed also as wanted to experience this park

      October 25, 2013

  • Charles

    I will be going to mother neff state park I have room for 1 person and there gear Jessica has ny number see you there

    October 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Moonis and I plan on leaving San Marcos about the same time....if it starts raining on the way then we will have to decide what to do.....my phone number is[masked]

    October 24, 2013

  • Jessica

    I plan on leaving Austin around 2 on Friday.

    October 24, 2013

  • Jessica

    We have been really lucky with the rain and this group. I'm going to head out for Friday night at the least. And then make a decision to stay on Saturday. The sites are already paid for and it's too late to cancel those. Sara, the camping sites are not effected by the construction. In the future, you can call the park and ask. Then share the information with the group. That would be a great help.

    October 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm looking at the weather forecast and the rain chances are up to 50-60% for Saturday and Sunday, the entire weekend. Lightening struck twice for me and Happy Campers with rain the last campout I signed up for, and now this one. I love camping, don't mind getting caught in the rain, but I'm not going when I know it's likely to be raining the entire weekend.

    I'll try a third time on another campout, but I'm canceling this trip.

    I was looking forward to seeing ya'll, next time, OK?

    October 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The website shows: August 27, 2013 - Construction has begun on the new headquarters and camping loop. The mile long hiking trail around the prairie is currently closed; all other trails, almost 4-miles total, and the playground are open.

    Is camping going to be open to us?

    October 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm going to bring a pumpkin so we can make a jackolantern for night and some ghoulish green guacamole for our happy hour snack time...maybe also a bah of candy for early trick or treat for all of us

    1 · October 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looks like the perfect camping weekend especially for campfire

    October 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I think it's too cool for river time, also the weather is forecast to be cloudy, maybe some drizzle. I'll bring firewood, this time it's more suited to the weather than August.

      October 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Moonis and I always bring our bicycles....great way to see the park....wondering if we should bring water stuff or will it be too cold....is it past the hanging out in the river time? What do you all think?

    October 21, 2013

  • Chris

    Wish I could join! Next time- the park looks awesome.

    October 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wish I could make it, but I'm headed out of town that weekend. But looking forward to Enchanted Rock again this year!

    October 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Where are all the Happy Campers for this perfect fall days camping?

    October 7, 2013

  • Charles

    Hi gang since this is my first trip with you all I will be bringing home made corn bread for saturday morning see every body then

    September 28, 2013

    • Jessica

      Make sure you have rsvp'ed for the event. See you there.

      September 29, 2013

  • samorrow j.

    Is anyone carpooling

    September 16, 2013

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