A faded beauty. The June 2013 review is exactly on target. I would add that on our loop the asphalt pads are crumbling so that we had to have one side of our rig on the dirt. Leveling could be a problem. Our site, E-18, a pull-through, required a very, very tight turn for our 32 ft trailer. I should have backed into the pull-through! We would come back but it is not up to the normal COE high standards. We camped at Belle Starr COE in a Travel Trailer.
Wednesday, June 12 - Eufaula Lake – Belle Starr Campground, Corps of Engineers, Eufaula, OK. The reviews have always been good for this campground, and I love the COE campgrounds, but I can see where the funding is just not there anymore. There are 115 sites with electric and some of them 50 amp and many have water hookups. The site we had was right on the lake but small with no water hookups. There was another site right to the left of us, and if any RV came in we would have been blocked from getting out but it did not happen. This is one of the biggest lakes in OK, and very windy, and it looks like it has the red clay underneath it. The nicest sites are the pull-throughs right next to the water sites C22-32, but those are first come. Reservations can be made for some of the sites. Tables to cut up your fish were at every site since this is a big fishing lake. Bath houses were not that clean, but it was in the late afternoon when we checked them out on a very hot day in the high 90’s. We followed the directions, but we missed a small sign to get to the park so it took longer to get there off of Interstate 40 than we planned. Nice park, but I don’t know if we would return since there are also 8 other COE campgrounds around this lake and some state parks. It only costs us $9 with a pass for the site. We camped at Belle Starr COE in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $10.00
This park really needs some TLC. Grass hadn't been cut, maybe for weeks, and the trees and weeds were growing in the "change houses" on the destroyed swim beach. Open air bathrooms were totally unusable. It would appear that the $$$ have been cut dramatically here, with downed trees and serious erosion. Excellent electric and water. Sites and fire pits were cleaned and ready. Note that we were only exposed to the west loop. The other 2 loops may be a different story. We intended to stay a second night, but an electrical storm overnight knocked out the power and with temps in the mid 90's, it didn't seem too inviting without the promise of AC. We camped at Belle Starr COE in a Travel Trailer.
Beautiful park with several loops. Some waterfront, some with lots of shade. We stayed in West Loop. Park is being upgraded with more 50 amp sites. C Loop is being completely upgraded with large pull through sites, large patios and water at each site. Some have sewer. Has helpful, friendly hosts. We hope to return and stay longer. Our rate is half price with America the Beautiful Seniors or Disabled pass. We camped at Belle Starr COE in a Motorhome.
Staff was very accommodating and friendly. Sites were spacious and shaded. The lake was beautiful and the sites clean and well maintained. We would definitely return when in the area. We camped at Belle Starr COE in a Fifth Wheel.
This is the nicest campground on Lake Eufaula in Oklahoma. If you have a boat, then some
sites have waterfront with a sandy area. You can pull the boat right up on the beach. Not all the sites all level but they are workable. Not all sites have their individual water faucets so you sometimes need to share. The electricity is not always on the correct side but your cord should reach. (Mine always have). I have not used the bathrooms lately but from the times I have used them they could use some more regular cleaning. Once a day is not enough. Now, if you like a spread out, nice lake access, lots of shade trees in a secured locked up at night campground then this is for you. Keep in mind that this place usually fills up early with reservations especially on holidays. The boat ramp is second-to-none anywhere. I wish it had sewer hook up, but there is 2 dump stations so bring your blue tub with you!
P.S. The best sites are in the East loop and sites C1,2, and 3. We camped at Belle Starr COE in a Travel Trailer.