Mother Neff State Park

We’re doing a small series on state parks in Texas.

Overview

Mother Neff State Park is located in Moody, along the Leon river. The park offers:

  • 20 Campsites with full hookups
  • Hiking trails
  • Good AT&T and Verizon coverage

What We Liked

This campground was renovated in January 2015. The full hook-ups sites have a concrete RV pad, a stone patio area, and a large stone area to the rear containing a picnic table and fire ring. The sites were very spacious and tidy.

Just like the other Texas state parks, check-out wasn’t until 2:00pm. We didn’t pull out until the one o’clock hour since we knew we’d be overnighting on the road.

Moody is close enough to Waco, TX for a late afternoon drive. We caught dinner at In-N-Out Burger (Miranda’s been asking for an In-N-Out burger since we arrived in the San Antonio area last December). We also found replacement Keen sandals for “the girls” and picked up some groceries.

The best part about the park was the quiet. Well, there were a few times we heard, and felt, the rocket testing going on at the SpaceX facility. Otherwise, it was a very peaceful park.

The cave at the park

The cave at the park

Texas wildflowers were in full bloom while we were at Mother Neff

Texas wildflowers were in full bloom while we were at Mother Neff

A small pond on the trail at Mother Neff.

A small pond on the trail at Mother Neff.

Our snowball rig by the Texan Bluebonnet

Our snowball rig by the Texan Bluebonnet

A CCC-built cistern/lookout at Mother Neff

A CCC-built cistern/lookout at Mother Neff

This 3-year-old logjam is still here because they couldn't figure out who was responsible for its cleanup

This 3-year-old logjam is still here because they couldn't figure out who was responsible for its cleanup

What We Didn’t Like

Seasonal allergies. Of course, it is the season for wildflowers and trees to blossom. And, we really did enjoy the flowers. Just not the allergy symptoms.

Overall

Mother Neff State Park was a great place for us to catch up on work and school, explore the trails, and enjoy some quiet.

Mother Neff State Park Links

Other Texas State Parks

Have You Been?

Have you stayed at Mother Neff State Park before since their remodel?  What dija think?

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