Date of Stay: November, 2007
Had a wonderful Thanksgiving week at this campground! Our whole family went and enjoyed it so much that we've already made plans for this year's Thanksgiving week. The park actually furnished Thanksgiving Dinner for EVERYONE in the park (turkey, ham, brisket, rolls, and iced tea). All we had to do was sign-up to bring a dish. The food was wonderful and it was well organized and everyone got to eat in the heated dining hall, which was even decorated for the event. The park is definitely family-friendly and has tons of activities for everyone. Hiking trails, pool, park, bouncing area (the kids called it "the blob" and had a wonderful time on it). Golf carts are for rent as well as little pedal go-carts for the kids. This park has something for everyone including cabins right on the lake. Our son and his family rented one for the weekend and it was clean, well decorated and had a beautiful view of the lake. Full size refrigerator, oven, stove, microwave with a small den and 2 bedrooms. Very nice for the price!
Date of Stay: April, 2007
Loved the park. Sites were very large and private. Lots of shade trees. Stayed a week and definitely will return. Especially loved the bike/hiking trail that completely circles the park. Took several daily walks with my dog and enjoyed the peacefulness of the park. The weather was simply beautiful. Took our boat out and found plenty of fishing areas.
Date of Stay: February, 2007
Great place to camp! Quiet and peaceful with nice hiking trails. Wildlife is abundant as we saw white-tailed deer and rabbits grazing nearby. Weather was perfect, chilly but clear, which was perfect for an evening fire. Lots of mountain cedar so beware if you have allergies, but the aroma is wonderful if you don't. Would love to return in the fall or early summer.
Date of Stay: August, 2006
Very clean, quiet and out of the way located off Highway 120 just west of Pottsboro. Close to Mill Creek Marina and several nice restaurants. Beautiful place to camp with a nice breeze off the lake. Also has cabins for rent and a place to launch boats and jet skis. This is our second time to visit this campground. We loved it!
Date of Stay: February, 2006
This RV Park was off-the-beaten path and not very easy to find. We arrived after dark and there was no signage to help us figure out where the park was located. It's in a residential area on top of White Rim Mountain. But, once we found the office and phone number to call, the owner came down to help us get parked. The view was simply spectacular and the owner was very accommodating. Will definitely return in the future.
Date of Stay: September, 2005
Campground area is very neat and well kept. Lots of places to hike and explore for the kids. Also has a neat bike path. Jacksboro offers plenty of great restaurants, i.e., BBQ, Mexican (yum), and some home-town cooking (chicken fried steak, etc.). We've added this to our list of favorite campgrounds and have already booked for March 2006.
Date of Stay: October, 2004
The park was very well maintained, but when we visited in October, they were having an "extreme" problem with wasps and yellow jackets. They were nice enough to warn us at the office when we checked in. We didn't think it would be a problem, as we were not afraid of bees. But, after only being in the park for 10 minutes, they were already trying to find their way into our rig. We had a 2001 Fleetwood Prowler 5th wheel and thought we were pretty safe. However, while my husband took a nap, I ended up fighting / killing about 12 that found their way inside. We ended up heading to Amarillo the next morning to find a Wal-Mart and some wasp killer. We went to 5 stores before finding any. The cashiers at Wal-Mart told us that people in that area were also having similar problems and that's why they were out of spray. We bought 5 cans of spray, just in case. Got back to the rig that afternoon and found about 20 more inside. Even after getting home from our 4-day weekend, for weeks we found dead ones all over the place. Had to vacuum and sweep everywhere to keep from stepping on the dead ones. The camp was really lovely, the weather was perfect (cool and clear) but we wouldn't go back during that time of year because of the bee problem. Not sure why the bees were swarming unless they can tell the weather is changing and they're looking for shelter. It snowed there the week after we got home. Really feel that the state (campground folks) should spray in order to control their numbers because it was not pleasant worrying about being stung.
Date of Stay: June, 2004
We stayed in site 27, which was very steep and difficult for our big rig, but after several attempts we finally got situated. Once there, the view was fabulous! Right next to the lake. Our friends stayed next to us in site 28 and it has a huge wooden deck that looks out over the lake (wonderful to sit on in the evenings and watch the sun go down). This campground is very nice and spacious, but a little out of the way for visiting local restaurants and sight-seeing. We did a lot of fishing and just relaxing while here. We will definitely return. Book early cause these 2 sites are VERY popular!
Date of Stay: April, 2004
Beautiful area, even if the sites are very close together. The dense cedar trees make it seem like you are truly in an isolated area. However, there are several negatives to this campground: 1) price is higher than other Texas state parks (maybe because it's so popular and close to Fossil Rim Wildlife Park) and 2) fills up almost a year in advance and because you never know about the Texas weather while camping in spring and fall, you take a chance that you'll be camping in a downpour.