Whether you want to camp in a cabin, RV, a Petite Retreat, or a tent, Bay Landing on Lake Bridgeport has it all. We chose to camp in one of the Petite Retreats at Bay Landing Campground Bridgeport, TX. I was given a weekend rental in exchange for writing about our fun experience. All opinions are all mine.
Our weekend was filled with outdoor activities at Bay Landing on Bridgeport Lake in Texas. Bay Landing happens to be about 45 minutes west of where we live. A perfect spot for our kids to have fun away from home. When I got the word that I could choose a Petite Retreat anywhere they had one available, I decided on Bay Landing simply because it was the best choice for a weekend getaway close to home. I invite Chastity and her son, Carson, to come along.
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Petite Retreats at Bay Landing Campground Bridgeport, TX
Brody and I arrived right at 4 pm on Friday and set up our area. I stocked the frig with food, got the dogs settled in, figured out where everyone was going to sleep, and Brody – well, look at the below photo. Between two trees is his place for the weekend!
Petite Retreats Bay Landing Campground
Bay Landing RV Campground in Bridgeport is part of Thousand Trails campgrounds. Thousand Trails is a network of 81 campsites located in popular camping destinations throughout the United States and British Columbia, Canada. The campground offers camping in RV’s, cabins, tents, and the cutest petite retreats around.
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Chili Cook-off at Bay Landing Campground
Before we left, I researched Bay Landing and found out they were having a chili cook-off while we were going to be there. I’d never entered one before and decided to give it a shot. Though I didn’t win, as you can see from the empty pot below, my chili was well-liked. It was fun and exciting, watching everyone vote on their favorites.
Outdoor Activities at Bay Landing Campgrounds
In the back of our Petite Retreat is the playground. Just far enough to watch the kids from the back deck and not too close for some relaxation. Chastity couldn’t resist playing with the boys on the merry-go-round. Close by to the right is an 18-hole mini-golf course in which we played more than once.
Brody and Carson will tell you that fishing for crawfish or crawdads is much more fun than actually fishing for fish. They had such a great time playing in the lake that we let them do it both days.
Photo by Chastity Beene
What in the world is better than watching your kids play outdoors and having fun – NOTHING. It’s magical.
Deer watching at Bay Landing Campgrounds
We were out taking a short hike at dusk when we heard a lady hollering out into the woods. She told us if we were quiet enough, deer would come out and graze and not leave if they saw us. Do you think the boys were quiet? That’s a big NO. But Chastity captured this first set of deer before the boys yelled with excitement and scared them back into the woods.
Photo by Chastity Beene
While there were plenty of activities to do and events going on, we brought along the boys’ archery equipment to practice hitting the target. Archery is a great sport, and the boys want to be big archery shooters. We set up the target not too far from the Petite Retreat cabin, as you can see. Chastity was brave for sure, taking this photo!
Photo by Chastity Beene
As you can see, the Petite Retreats at Bay Landing Campground Bridgeport, TX, is just darling and well-kept, and plenty of space for all to play. Indoor, the retreat is just as cute and cozy.
More About Thousand Trails Campgrounds
Thousand Trails offers customers the best value in camping with a variety of membership options. However, each Thousand Trails campground caters to members and non-members alike, so you do not need to be a member to enjoy these campgrounds. Thousand Trails campgrounds are packed with varying amenities and activities such as swimming pools, basketball, bocce ball, boating, fishing, clubhouses, hiking and biking trails, tennis, volleyball, pickleball, mini-golf, playgrounds, and more.
Bay Landing Family Things To Do
- Arts & Crafts
- Children’s Playground
- Mini Golf
- Indoor games in the Clubhouse
- Catching crawfish with a cup in the lake, then letting them go!
- Pets are welcome with a fee
- and so much more
More About Petite Retreats
Petite Retreats is presented by Thousand Trails and Encore RV resorts campgrounds, featuring more than 180 locations across North America. Petite Retreats offers guests the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors in top vacation destinations while enjoying unique vacation accommodations, including tiny houses, colorful cottages, cabins, yurts, and more.
Bay Landing Petite Retreats Accommodations
- Full Kitchen with microwave & coffee maker
- Top-notch Outdoor BBQ Grill
- Ceiling Fans
- back porch with table and chairs
- Lots of room outside to play
So, whether your camping rituals are RVing, camping in the great outdoors – i.e., in a tent, or a cabin or a Petite Retreat, Thousand Trails campground at Bay Landing has it all. #GetOutandCamp
Photo by Chastity Beene
I would like to visit a Petite Retreats campground. Being in Texas is really good plus I’m sure kids will enjoy.
Kita Bryant says
The kids would love a place like this! Camps are a ton of fun in the heat.
Oh how i’d love to do something like this. We had planned to go camping and do all these family things over the summer but none of it happened, id love to do something like Petite Retreats
It looks like your family had a great time. I think that it is pretty cool that you were able to enter into a chili competition while you were there.
Oh my goodness I haven’t been to Texas in a few years but this makes me want to go! How cute are those tiny cabins. Bet staying in one would help me figure out if tiny living would work for us!
Lisa Martin says
What a fun weekend! Entering a chili cook off, I love that. We love camping, we will have to check the are out!
This looks like the perfect family vacation spot! There is so much to do, and it looks like a fun place to visit! We love places like this!
This looks like such a fun place to stay! I know my family would enjoy staying here for sure, all of the activities offered would keep my kids busy!
Looks like a neat place to stay. My kids would totally enjoy it there too. They always like to explore and search for critters in the water, I can see why your kids had fun.
Terri Steffes says
This looks like a fun adventure for your family. I would love this. I am loving the deer photo!
I am not a tent camper so I’d love the Petite Retreats small cabins. It gives the kids the fun of camping and me the fun of amenities.
Melissa Chapman says
There is nothing bad to say about the accomodations and activities at the Petite Retreat. It would be great to have a getaway like this so close to home.
Tasheena Nicole Johnson says
WOW! So much to see and do at Petite Retreats. It looks like a place that my family would love.
That looks like a great place for a vacation! You can unplug and just have fun! If I get that way I think we might stay here for a night or two.
Amber Myers says
Ooo my family would love to vacation here. It looks like there’s lots to see and do. My daughter would be all about the wildlife.
robin rue says
I have always said I would never camp, but seeing this place makes me start to rethink that decision. What a great campground.
Glenda Cates says
This sounds like the perfect place for a Vacation and something my family would enjoy. And the only kind of camping you would find me doing. Because I am not sleeping in a tent with bugs and snakes.
For those not sure about camping or especially tent camping this would be the way to go Browns of family things to enjoy.
Alli Smith says
I’m not much of a camper so the Petite Retreats would be ideal for me! Looks like so many fun things to do and I’d love to visit.