Shining Star RV Park

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14895 South Highway 36, Gatesville, TX, 76528

Located in Gatesville, Texas, Shining Star RV Park features back in, pull thru full 50 amp water, electric and sewer sites. There are many things to do within the surrounding area such as boating, kayaking and fishing as Lake Belton is a short 7 mile drive and Mother Neff State Park being 8. Visitors can take advantage of the short drive to Waco to visit Magnolia Farms. Amenities at the park include laundry, restroom and shower facilities, trash services and WiFi to name a few. Whether its for a short and or long term stay, we hope to see you soon!  If you need 30 days or longer please call for avalibilty. 

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Last Updated: 05/31/2023

RV Sites

Nightly and weekly rates include electricity. Monthly rate requires a $100 deposit. Please call if you need long term space.

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
Back-in Full Hook-up (50 Amp) $40.00 $200.00 $450.00 See More Choose Your Site
Pull-through Full Hook-up (50 Amp) $40.00 $200.00 $450.00 See More Choose Your Site

Utilites and Power

If your utilities are not working, please contact the office immediately. Do not use the utilities at an adjacent site. If we are unable to remedy the situation, we will direct you to an alternate site. During winter months, it is your responsibility to insulate (heat tape) all water pipes from the ground up to the RV. : At no time may an electrical cord be stretched to another site, vehicle or trailer. They may only be used in the space assigned to you. No multiple tie ins are allowed. All power cords must be in good condition and not interfere with foot traffic.

RV and Vechicles

Management reserves the right to refuse service to any RV based on its appearance and/or condition. If your RV is 12 years or older, pictures are required for approval prior to confirmation of reservation. All vehicle’s, including RV, must have current registration, inspection, insurance and license plates. All vehicles must be in operational condition. All mechanical repairs, whether to vehicle or RV, must be performed off RV Park premises, unless prior arrangements are made with management. Semi trucks, flatbed/other trailers, ATV’s and boats are to be stored elsewhere. We do offer discounts at our storage facility. Please refrain from flushing paper towels, diapers, baby wipes, feminine products, condoms, needles, food, grease, Clorox wipes or anything other than RV safe toilet paper. This applies to the laundry room as well.


Payment is required at the time of registration. For our guests staying 30 days or more a deposit of $100.00 is required at time of check in. Please call for availibity on long term stays. Children and pets, we love both. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please keep your pet leashed at all times and under control. Please keep your pets in view when outside at all times. Everyone is expected to clean up after their pets and dispose of it properly. Barking dogs who are disruptive to neighbors may impact your ability to stay at our park. Guests must be respectful of all guest in the park. Drugs, fighting, lewd conduct, reckless driving, speeding, explosives, fireworks, and the discharging of firearms is not permitted at any time. Loud music which is defined as disturbing others is not permitted. Quiet hours are from 10:00pm to 7:00am daily. Please be considerate of others so that all may enjoy the park.

Parking and Traffic Rules

You may only park in the site assigned to you and please do not drive or park on our grass. Only one personal vehicle per RV/Trailer space is allowed and only in the designated area. Additional parking must be coordinated with the office. Any unattended personal vehicles will be towed at the owner’s expense. Please stay on the roads at all times. Speed limit is 5 MPH inside the rv park. Drivers must obey traffic signs and operate their vehicles in accordance with posted regulation and applicable Federal and State laws.

Traffic and Parking Rules

Speed limit is 5 MPH inside the RV park. Drivers must obey traffic signs and operate their vehicles in accordance with posted regulation and applicable Federal and State laws. You may only park in the site assigned to you and please do not drive or park on our grass. Only two personal vehicles per RV/Trailer space are allowed and only in the designated area. Additional parking must be coordinated with the office. Sites that appear to be vacant may have a reservation and should not be used for additional parking. Parking in vacant RV sites or parking spaces will result in being charge the daily rate and/or the vehicle being towed at the owner’s expense. Please stay on the roads at all times. All vehicles must park withing the parameters of the RV site to avoid disrupting the flow of traffic.

Site Appearance & Sanitary discharging

All sewer and/or gray water must be free from leaks and have a sewer connection (sewer collar/donut) or threaded attachment into the sewer. The must be kept closed. No black or grey water is to come in contact with the ground. Do not wash autos or RV’s at your site. Vehicle fluid changes are not authorized at sites. All personal equipment must be kept neat and tidy within your assigned site. All trashed must be bagged and deposited in the dumpsters. Our guests are responsible for taking their trash to the dumpsters. RV’s must be in good condition and well maintained. No more than 2 storage containers are allowed on your site. They must be stored under your RV and maintain a neat appearance. Outdoor items should be neat and orderly. Mats and satellite dishes should be kept on your pad. Clothes lines, ropes and wires are not permitted. All cords, cables and hoses should be bundled. Only heavy duty, outdoor extension cords are permitted. Skirting is not allowed. Swimming pools and trampolines are not allowed. If you wish to wash your RV there is a fee of $15.00 to do so. Please call the office to notify us. Rules about site appearance are established to maintain a neat and welcoming park for the benefit of ALL guest. Failure to maintain a clean, safe, and trash-free site may result in violations and fines. Repeated abuse may result in you being asked to leave out RV Park. 1st Violation $15.00 fine 2nd Violation $25.00 fine 3rd Violation $50.00 fine 4th Violation you will be asked to leave Shining Star RV Park

50 Amps

Back-in RV Sites

Gravel Roads

Pet Friendly

Pull-Thru RV Sites

RV Hookup

Sewer Hookups

Slide Outs

Trash Service

Water Hookups

Dirt Roads

Pets Allowed

Community Restrooms

Community Showers

Laundry Facilities





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Scenic Drives

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Extended Stay

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Pet Friendly


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14895 South Highway 36, Gatesville, TX, 76528
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There is a lot to do in the surrounding area.  Boating, kayaking and fishing are only 7 miles away on Lake Belton.  Beautiful hiking can be done at Mother Neff State Park only 8 miles away.  Take advantage of a short drive to Waco and visit Magnolia Farms.  Waco is only 40 minutes up the highway.  There is easy access to Temple, Gatesville and the north gate of Fort Hood.  Plus much much more.  Come and enjoy the green hills of Texas and the county living.

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Overall Rating: 4.9

William Hammett

Super clean, extremely friendly, great little place to spend some time.

Campground Response

Thank you William for your review! It was pleasure meeting you. We hope to see you the next time you pass this way. Safe travels!

Cheri Pierson

Excellent rv park. Nice, clean, wide areas. The wildflowers were incredible.

Campground Response

Thank you for staying at our park! Your business is very apperciated. The wild flowers in central Texas this year are amazing and we are glad you were able to enjoy them! Have a wonderful day!

Melissa Ray

Very clean, quiet, safe, well maintained campground. The only thing that would make it better is a swimming pool! Will definitely pick this campground again when in the area.

Campground Response

Thank you so much for your input Melissa! We are so glad that you stayed with us. We do have plans if the work for a pool and dog park at some point. Your business is apperciated! Have a wonderful day!

Mark & Karen Shirkey

Shining Star RV Park is just that - a "light" at the top of the hill in rural Texas. A very quiet and pleasant RV Park. Sherry and Tom are gracious hosts/owners. Make sure to visit them!

Campground Response

Thank you for the review! It was a pleasure having you stay with us. Enjoy the great adventures ahead of you! It sounds exciting!

Brenda Richardson

This is a lovely park! The sunrises and sunsets were beautiful. There is plenty of space and the lots are positioned well. The laundry and shower area was so well done and the hosts were wonderful!

Campground Response

Brenda, thank you for your review. We were very glad to have you at our park! Please give us a call next time you are passing through. Have a great trip!

Kirsten Haller

We enjoyed our stay here! It was peaceful & quiet!

Campground Response

Thank you for your review Kirsten! We truley apperciate your business! We will miss hearing the kids play. We wish you the best!

James Furey

Overnight stay. Nice park with pretty view. Clean. Grass! Gravel sites. Had to unhitch to get level tho. Wi-Fi useless. (Would have attached pics but guess you can’t.)

Campground Response

Thank you for the review James. Sorry about the Wifi during your stay. I do think I forgot to give you the password when you came in, very sorry. We hope your travels go well. Thank you for staying at our park! We truly apperciate your business!

Stacy Chaumont

Very nice campground! Sherry was extremely helpful when weather caused us to reschedule multiple times. We will definitely be staying again if in the area!

Campground Response

It was joy to meet you Stacy! Thank you for your review and for your business!! Please come a see us anytime!! Have a wonderful day!

Tina Barrineau

My husband and I came across Shining Star Rv Park by accident. I really believe it was an answer to our prayers. We live close by in a very busy, crowded and noisy neighborhood. We were taking a country drive when we came upon it. I know it seems silly that we would stay so close to home but the peace and quiet and the country side scenery is truly a blessing to us. 🥰

Campground Response

Thank you so much for your review we truly apperciate it! It is always a joy to talk with you. Have a wonderful day!

Russell Lockwood

no trees ever thing nice

Campground Response

Thank you so much for choosing us while in the area. We apperciate your business and your review. Hopefully next time you are here the trees in the park will be planted and growing nicely. Have a wonderful day!

Amanda Rehberg

Everything you could need whether it's for an extended stay or just a night. Clean bathroom and laundry room. Owners are the nicest of people you will ever meet. I'll always recommend Shining Star first.

Campground Response

Thank you so much for choosing us for your stay. Your business is very apperciated!! Please come and stay with us next time you are driving through! Have a wonderful day!

Charles Lina

Loved our month stay. Sherri and Tom are awesome owners. Very nice bath and laundry house! We will definitely come back here when passing through.

Campground Response

It was wonderful having you all here! Excited for your travels and looking forward to seeing you again!

Carol Fox

Wonderful place! Awesome owners!!! Sites are pretty flat, everything handy that you could possibly need!! Enjoyed it immensely!!!

Campground Response

Thank you Carol for the review! We appreciate your business and look forward to your next stay. Have a wonderful day!!

Karen Bates

Very nice campground. Clean and well maintained. Owners were very friendly and helpful Enjoyed our short stay. Would stay again. We have a 45 foot class A and the sites could be a little bit longer.

Campground Response

Thank you very much for the review Karen. We truly appreciate your business. We look forward to having you stay again! See you soon!