Date of Stay: May, 2008
Website advertises a sandy beach cove. The park is more of a gravel pit with no sandy beach in site. The site also advertises shaded sites, but they trimmed the trees so high that they provide no shade. This resort is on a swampy, moss filled cove on Lake Texoma. We did not allow our kids to swim here due to the dangers. Showers and bathrooms were nasty. Sewage backed up on our 2nd day and they were not fixed by the end of the 3rd day. We were forced to use our travel trailer's bathroom. When we went to dump our tanks on our way out, the dump station was also backed up. There was human waste and used toilet paper floating all over the place. We were very unhappy with our experience here. I rated it a 3 merely because of the reasonable price and it's NEAR good recreational facilities.
Date of Stay: April, 2008
Hidden Cove is our favorite campground, even though it's only 5 miles from the house! The staff are always very helpful. The security at this place is amazing. They have retired full-timers driving around the park at all hours. The bathrooms are always the cleanest we've seen and the hot water seems to be endless. Many of the sites offer full privacy, while others allow for group camping if you so wish. My only gripe is that they only have 10 full hook-up sites, and 5 of those are taken by people who live in the park. You're forced to fight for the last 5 sites. However, they do have a convenient and CLEAN dump station. I just wish this campground were further from the house so I could actually feel like I'm getting away!
Date of Stay: March, 2008
Cons: Very cramped environment. Little to no privacy. Bathrooms are frequented by the homeless "tent people" that have a tent city across the street, so we chose to use the RV facilities instead. Rock shop is full of over-priced junk. The homeless people from across the street frequent the shop and they usually smell of stale sweat. The campground is situated on a busy road where people drive at extremely high speeds and the campground is right on a curve. I was very worried about my kids playing in the playground because of this. Pros: The campground has full hookups, which is something the state park down the road didn't offer. The Wi-Fi worked very well and we had no complaints. We had fun each night with the sounds of nature and our huge campfires (I'm pretty sure we weren't blowing holes in the ozone with campfires). The campground is within walking distance of the Crater of Diamonds, though a bit of a long one. It's quicker if you walk through the tent city, but be careful that none of the cars on blocks fall on you! Oh, DO NOT TRUST YOUR GPS TO GET YOU HERE! GPS will send you several miles past the campground and if you need room to turn around, be prepared to use unpaved logging roads to do so! There are zero towns past this campground, so make sure you know where you're going!