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RV'ing since '99 through all the lower 48 states and 5 Canadian Provinces. We primarily camp at State and COE parks. We have a 37' 5th wheel.

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Fort Richardson State Park, Historic Site & Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway is in Jacksboro, Texas. Fort Richardson was a military installation from 1867-1878. The historic site has several restored buildings. The park has 10+ miles of hiking and mixed use trails. Lost Creek flows through the park and is fed by multiple springs. There are 40+ RV sites. The 50A & water sites are our favorites. They also have 30A sites and a few full hookups. We were in site 19.

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Sowell Creek Park is a Corps of Engineers facility on Proctor Lake near Dublin, Texas. Proctor Lake has good bass, crappie, hybrid and white bass and is popular with fishermen. The park has 60 RV sites with water and electric, 14 of those full hookups (sewer, 50/30/20 electric & water). Most have large pads, fire ring and covered picnic tables. No hiking trails but over 4 miles of roadway to walk. No Verizon data service. Good AT&T data service. We were in site #4 full hookups with great view of lake and sunsets. Quiet park that is underutilized.

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East Burns Run is a Corps of Engineers Park on Lake Texoma near Cartwright, Oklahoma. The campground has 44 RV sites, of those 19 are full hookup sites (sewer, 50/30/20 electric and water). The full hookups sites are spacious with large concrete pad, patio and covered picnic table. Most sites have great lake views but not good shade. The park has a boat ramp, swim area and playground. Very popular park, weekend reservations required well in advance. We were in site 35, right on the lake. Highly recommend.

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Bear Creek Campground is on Benbrook Lake just southwest of Fort Worth, Texas. Most sites 30A & water. A few 50A & water sites. Two full hookups sites, but not available to public. Many old live oak trees. Several sites have low hanging limbs, caution advised for high profile RV's. Most sites spacious. Best #33 with unobstructed lake view. #22 has great afternoon shade, but utilities are on wrong side. One modern restroom/bathhouse bear front of park , the others are old and tired. Park is adjacent to a remote control airplane airfield, so expect noise on Saturday and Friday afternoon.

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Burns Run West is a Corps of Engineers park on Lake Texoma near Cartwright, OK. It has 105 water and electric sites, of which 21 are full hookup sites (sewer, 50/30/20 electric and wster). All full hookups sites are 80'+ pull throughs, with great shade, large patio with modern picnic tables, and utilities on concrete pads. Well designed sites. The other sites in the park are rough with 30A electric. Nice sand swim area, good bathroom/bathhouse facilities, playground and boat ramp. One of our favorite parks.

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Stephen F Austin State Park is on the Brazos River west of Houston near Sealy, Texas. The park re-opened March 1, 2017 after being closed since May 2016 due to flooding. Lush vegetation, huge trees and abundant birds. Great hiking trails. There are 40 full hookup, pull through RV sites (water, 30A electric and sewer). The sites are spacious. Many water only tent sites. Most sites have good shade. Water pressure is low.

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Hickory Creek Park is a Corps of Engineers park on the north side of Lewisville Lake near Dallas, Texas. It has 121 RV campsites. All have water and electricity, but no sewer at sites. Some sites 50A electric, but most are 30A. Many sites have lake access and views. Two plus miles of wooded hiking trails. Walmart, Albertsons grocery and restaurants only a couple of miles away. Very popular, urban campground. We were in site 35 with 50A electric and great lake view. We've been here many times and will return.

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Cagle Recreation Area is on Lake Conroe near New Waverly, Texas. Beautiful pine forest with abundant wildlife. The park has 47 full hookup RV sites that are shaded and generously spaced. Some RV pads are not level front to back &/or side to side. They have 3 miles of easy hiking trails in the park. We were in site 35 which has a great view of the lake. We've been here before and will definitely return.

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Airport Park in Waco, Texas has reopened after two years of closure due to repeated flooding. It is a Corps of Engineers campground. Many sites have great Lake views and access. Full hookup, water & electric and water only campsites. The park looks great and they continue to clean it up. We were in full hookup site 28.

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Liberty Hill Park is a Corps of Engineers park in central Texas near Dawson, Texas on Navarro Mills Lake. The park has over 100 campsites, 14 with full hookups. Many sites have nice lake views. Large sites with covered picnic tables and firerings. Great water quality. High water pressure (100 psi), regulator advised. There is a marina and store with a small restaurant plus two boat ramps and a swimming area. Many species of birds and wildflowers. Closest grocery 10 miles away in Hubbard and Walmart 22 miles away in Corsicana. The grounds and bathhouses are well maintained. We have been here before and will return. We were in full hookup site 72.

     

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Lake Whitney State Park

Whitney, Texas

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We were at Lake Whitney State Park near Whitney, Texas with our camping group, the North Texas Camping Association, in February 2017. They have 40 full hookup, pull through, shaded sites in the Horseshoe Camping Area. We were in site 34. They also have some water/electric RV sites nearer the lake. There are a couple of good hiking trails. Whitney is nearby with restaurants, groceries and fuel. Walmart 15 miles away in Hillsboro. We've been here many times and will return.

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Daingerfield State Park Texas is one of our favorite Texas State Parks. 140 miles northeast of Dallas. Beautiful clear, spring fed lake with no motorized boats allowed. Great swimming area. Canoes, kayaks and paddle boats for rent. The park was built by the CCC in the 1930's. Many original structures and buildings remain. Nice hiking trails, a couple are strenuous. All RV sites have full hookups (W/E/S). Three RV camping loops, Big Pine, Dogwood, and Mountain View. Only Big Pine is suitable for 30+' RV's. Mountain View and Dogwood best for less than 30' RV's. We were in site 10 in Big Pine, our favorite lakefront site. We've been here many times and will return.

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We stayed at Rainbows End Escapees Park for a couple of nights. Great value at $23/night with full hook-ups. Older park with gravel sites. Livingston is a few miles away with fuel, groceries, restaurants and Walmart. We would stay here again.

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Cajun Palms RV Resort is a beautiful, full service RV park just north of I-10 near Henderson, Louisiana. They have 350 full hookup RV sites. There are three pools, jacuzzi, swim up bar, Tiki bar, miniature golf, fishing ponds, meeting rooms and exercise room. Cabins available for rent. Several nearby restaurants within walking distance. Walmart is 5 miles west in Breaux Bridge. Great park for extended stays or just overnight. We were very impressed.

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We stayed at Gulf State Park for our stay in Gulf Shores, Alabama. They have 500 full hookup RV sites with great hiking trails and bike trails. Nice pool. The sugar sand beaches in Gulf Shores are beautiful. Very popular Park for winter RV snowbirders. Reservations advised. We've stayed here before and will return.