Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $10.00
We were the only camper there for a 2 night stay. A few more signs would be helpful to find the campground but the GPS got us there OK. This would be a nice place if it were taken care of. The water leaked, some of the electric didn't work, the roads were falling apart. But it was quiet and easy to get to from I-10. Looks like it is used mostly for off-road vehicles a lot in the summer. No host but did run into a FS employee who told us where the dump station was because the sign was only for people leaving and it was partly fallen down. We camped at Lake McClellan Recreation Area in a Motorhome.
I agree with what others have said. There were only two other campers when we were there. With all the recent rains the lake is so full it's overflowing the dam. A bit of clarification on how to get there. Follow the directions from the previous entry. However once you pass the dam, then take the second left turn. The first site we tried had a bad electrical pole. We camped at Lake McClellan Recreation Area in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $8.00
About the only thing missing from this Lake McClellan recreation area.....was the lake. It looks like it's been dried up for many years and filled with grass and plants. Convenient to I-40 with a two lane road about 5 miles from the freeway. We had read that the signage is non existent, and that's true. As you come down the hill, you'll go across a small bridge in front of the dam. Do not take the first entrance you see on the left, but take the second entrance. Neither had a sign. Gravel and sandy. It's paved all the way to the campground. Campground is As you pull in, you will see the campground host's area on the left, an information board on the right. And the main campground is back behind you on the left. There was a nice collection of level sites in the trees with water and power. One site we saw leaked quite a bit of water on the ground out of the faucet. Minimal cellphone service is down in the vally here so you won't be going online very much. Very quiet and peaceful at night, despite several rigs that pulled in the camp next to us around 10:30 pm, but they tried to be quiet. Not a particular stunning beautiful place but ok, and convenient. Camp host was nowhere to be found when we pulled in, but later comes over to answer any questions, and I'm sure, make sure you paid. Half-price to Golden Age and other Federal passes. We camped at Lake McClellan Recreation Area in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $10.00
This is one of hidden campgrounds everyone would like to find. This park is part of the McClellan Creek National Grassland east of Amarillo, Texas. From Alanreed, TX go west on I-40 to Exit 128 and go north on Rd 2477 for about 3 miles and turn left at sigh and go 0.1 mile to the "Y" and then go right to the campground. The upper section is an open area and the lower section has some shade. We were told the campground will get crowded on the weekends with 4-wheelers. We camped at Lake McClellan Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.