10 Parks near Alto, Texas
We did however find 10 campgrounds within 25 miles of Alto. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Alto in the left hand column.
Oct 2016 - $36.00
RV Park is set back in the trees far enough off of the road so there is little if any noise from passing vehicles. Office staff very sociable and easy to talk to. Sites are long enough to accommodate both motor home and toad. All utilities functional and easy to hookup to. Showers and bathrooms very clean. Park appears to have some long term residents but no problem for overnight stays. We enjoyed this KOA and we would return again.
Be careful when approaching the entrance from the west on Farm Road 343. There is a hill with a blind spot when turning into the RV park. - Herb Richards
Sep 2016 - $38.00
A check of this page shows we stayed here when we left Texas in May 2016; we are back, passing through on our return to Texas for the Winter.
The Workampers who were experienced with this park tragically had to rush home to Louisiana where they lost their home to flooding.
A new crew of very nice people are here working very hard at catch-up.
This is a park cut into the piney woods of East Texas. The woods border the park and make landscaping and grounds maintenance very difficult.
The soil is sand mixed with many millennia of pine needles and coaxing grass is a chore and a knack. This is still a nice park, we like it, but it is not as sharp as it was.
There are a variety of sites. Be careful what you ask for, it can be expensive. All sites are gravel with well placed utilities. They are long enough to leave your tow attached. They are all level, packed gravel.
There is a huge rectangular rally site with full utilities and rally hall.
Some sites have cement patios with furniture, all have a picnic table and fire ring. There is also a dog pen that encloses trees; my dog thought it was great. Check-in at the office was easy and friendly; the camp store is very nice. The grounds are well lit at night.
The ubiquitous Kabins that we are familiar with are placed in the woods. A neat spot for a cabin stay. Much larger, self-contained Kabins, which are more like park models are scattered about the open RV sites.
There is also a pool and small children's playground. My wife and I found hiking trails in the woods.
Wi-Fi was very good, and cable was passable: ok on satellite channels but fuzzy for local stations
The bathrooms and showers are all sparking clean and very comfortable.
We used them. The laundry also looked up-to-date.
The park is very quiet and relaxing. We'll be ready to drive again tomorrow. - Jack B
Jul 2016 - $43.00
Park is neat and clean. Interior roads are gravel with asphalt patches, but serviceable.
We were guided to our site by a very nice camp worker who said to call if we needed anything, as they answered the phone even after hours.
Way over priced at $43 (pull thru) for this park located far away from shopping, restaurants and activities, unless you want to be surrounded by the piney woods of East Texas.
Cabins scattered among the RV sites. Most of the RV sites appear to be very level, some spacious and some grouped to close to others. Gravel and asphalt roads, gravel sites, grass in-between and trees at various heights.
We were the only Class A in a end site: 25, with large patio and iron furniture. Some patios concrete but mostly picnic tables on grass.
Nice office staff, pool, laundry and shower facilities well maintained. We did not use showers, baths or laundry. Yes, they have good cable and wifi service. Yes, there is a rec room. This was just a over night on the way to Galveston. Park was about 1/4 occupied. - Oooooooo
Aug 2016 - $15.00
This is quiet little State Park on the edge of the Davy Crockett National Forest. They have five RV campsites with full hookups for only $15 a night. Other campsites are available with water and electricity for $13 a night. The park has a dump station. The RV sites are not level but they are asphalt. Campsites include a picnic table, fire ring with grill-top, a lantern post, and also a waist high cooking grill. The towering pines and oaks are magnificent and there are plenty of birds and other wildlife.The Park Ranger and staff are very friendly and helpful. This park offers free firewood! The park office sells bagged ice for $2 a bag.
We enjoyed the peaceful serenity of camping among the East Texas pines. It was so quiet. We even had an armadillo come into camp after dark for a short visit. - rvbozo
Jul 2015 - $15.00
This was our first camping in a new RV, a small 22-foot. Called ahead and had a pull-through site (#9) for us when we arrived, and found it without any issues. (It probably wouldn't have fit anything bigger than a 30 footer, though.) The site was very nice, tree shaded, except it wasn't level. We hiked on a couple of the trails which were nice. All the shade made for a surprisingly cool late afternoon/evening/morning. We very much enjoyed our experience there and look forward to returning. - RobtL
Jul 2015 - $12.00
I've only gone fishing there, and I won't camp there in a camper much less a tent on account I didn't like how the sites look. The campground wasn't well kept the last time I was there. Most areas are unlevel, from camp sites to everywhere else. There's 1 pond for fishing. It needed cleaning the last time I was there. Yet I must admit that the campground is well shaded for the most part. It does have hiking trails, and there's a pavilion for get togethers. - jimLE
1 HIGHWAY 84 W Rusk, Texas 75785 (map) | 903-683-3451
Sites: 71 | Latest Rate: $30.00 | 21 Reviews
Mar 2016 - $30.00
The park office signage requests registration at the store/office, which was locked. There was a woman inside on the telephone but she didn't answer the door. Another camper told us to go to the train depot to register, so we did. A site can be reserved in advance but individual sites are first come-first served. The sites are paved pull throughs compromised of turnouts off the narrow access road. Some are very bumpy and unlevel. Others are okay. The bathrooms in the RV campsite loop were disgusting. On a Friday afternoon around 2 pm this is what we saw: Men's bathroom was dirty. The two shower stalls share a common dressing area. Only one stall had a shower curtain. The Women's room had a similar layout but both showers did have curtains. The showers were full of dead and soggy bugs. The toilet seats were old and discolored, spotted with dirt and missing the original finish. Dead bugs were on every flat surface including the sinks. There were soap and paper towels. The other shower room by the pavilion was unusable: no electricity. How this facility achieved a 7.5 Good Sam rating is a mystery to me. As far as the rest of the park, the various buildings and amenities were dirty, broken down and borderline dangerous. The railroad is the obvious beneficiary of the money saved through neglecting everything else. There is a nice lake for fishing and some woods for a short hike. No reason for us to ever come back here. This was a poor value for the cost. - leorah
Nov 2015 - $32.00
Heavily wooded sites and limited big rig access. The group area has no sewer, but better big rig access.
The park is a bit run down and need maintenance. It is not as well maintained as it was when a state park. - TXiceman1
Jul 2015 - $26.00
Full hookups gets you a campground spot with lots of shade. If you only want water and electric they put you in the Group section with some shady spots. - CharlieB
Jul 2016 - $10.00
Even tho the park road makes a loop around the lake, use the West entrance. It's tight, but possible to get a 45' MH to your site. Sites are deep in length and wide, but you have to pick the most level area. We didn't use any utilities, no 50A, so it was dry camping. Nice park atmosphere and quiet. - duster340
Jun 2015 - $20.00
Campground wasn't in top notch shape for campgrounds, but yet, better than I expected since the reopening of it since the drought and tornado. I was impressed with the restrooms/showers on account of I didn't expect them to be that good. The folks working there are friendly and respectful. I do plan on another camping trip. Don't know when yet, but the campout will be there. - jimLE
Apr 2015 - $22.00
Camper parking pads were mostly dirt and uneven. Definitely not a manicured campground if that is your preference. We stopped for one night. It served our purpose. Would not be a destination campground except for local camping or maybe fishing in the lake. - jwindham
Feb 2012 - $26.00
Not exactly a "destination" campground, but there are things to do in the area. Owner extremely friendly and helpful. Our dog loved playing with the campground dogs. Looks pretty primitive but it has all the necessities and they are in good shape. We would come here again without a doubt, if we were in the area. - Grumpier99
Jul 2010 - $25.00
Disregard that prior review ("Best RV park in Texas"). This is a clean, plain, remote (12 miles from Palestine), run-down looking CG with shaded grassy sites, loose dogs, a friendly manager, no WiFi or cable TV. Didn't see a bath or shower house. The grass needed mowing. It was great for an overnight after a long tow, but not much else. - Prof Bill
Oct 2016 - $12.00
This park is OK for 1 night. I had a pull thru site that was paved, electricity was good, but the the park roads are bad, and there is a lot trash laying around the park. Would I stay here again, I might. - Joceil
Apr 2015 - $13.00
30 amp at our site was broken but the 50 amp worked fine. It's a good value if you are just passing thru. Sites are close together. Noisy location, easy on-and-off bypass road. We would stay here again if we were passing thru. - lstaff
Jan 2015 - $13.00
It is a great park just off US 6 for a stop over. With CC's Smokehouse restaurant on site makes it a nice stop for us, grabbed supper there. We would use this park again if coming thru this area. The only service lacking was cable, but can't have everything. Great for a stop over. - belanga
Sep 2015 - $27.00
The new owner of this park lives onsite and is very nice. The price includes free excellent wifi and many cable channels. 50 amp service. Easy access from the road, level sites. Very clean grounds, well cared for. Call for directions the gps will take you to the wrong location. The park is close to the road, some noise but not excessive. My bedroom fan cancels the noise which slows down at night. We stayed three nights, felt very safe and would definetly stay here again. There are some long term trailers, but no messes. Nice place to walk the pets. - Janefairlight
Oct 2014 - $27.00
This park could use some TLC. Sites appear to have had some small gravel covering them at one time. Now they are mostly covered with grass. Roads could also use some additional rock or gravel on them. Sites are mostly level & utilities(water & electric) worked well. Wi-Fi also worked well. There is some road noise from Hwy 59. This park works for an easy in & out 1 night stay, but is overpriced for an extended stay. - c lewis
Jun 2014 - $25.00
Basically a field with hook ups added. A decent park if you are just passing through, or have a destination in the area. We were just passing through and needed a quick place to stop in. It fit the bill perfectly for that. A moderate amount of highway noise, but we were able to cover most of it with fans. - Missed Approach
Aug 2012 - $40.00
Pretty easy to get in to with a motorhome and does have pull throughs. Very shady under the pines. Owner was nice. We arrived after dark. Lots of permanent residences, quite a few in older trailers which were not in the best of condition. Maintenance the next morning started mowing and I could hear the mower hitting stuff. I had to go outside to stop him after he threw stuff and it hit my motorhome. We left shortly after that and will not go back. - tlkhorses
Dec 2006 - $20.00
Lots of trees. Manager was very friendly. Dirt roads were in acceptable condition. You could definitely hear the traffic on US 79 although being so close to the highway made it easy to find. - Dr. Pam
Apr 2016 - $30.00
Park is primarily full timers and is unkempt and has very few defined sites. It needs TLC . Access road has major pot holes and the roads in the park are not very well defined. WIFI is excellent , but TV is offered if you stay full time. I would not stay there again. Parks like this that charge $30.00 give RV parks a bad name. - johnmack
Dec 2015 - $20.00
This campground has no particularly wonderful facilities, but it is quite inexpensive and certainly adequate. The sites are gravel but wide and easily accessed. Most people in the campground seem to be either workers or students, but that was really not a problem. The Wi-Fi was good and fast, and the laundry was convenient and inexpensive. Our rate reflects a one week stay - basically seven nights for the price of six. We would probably stay here again. - wandrr
Aug 2015 - $20.00
$20 per day rate is based on one week stay. All 40 sites have full utilities and most are pull through. Large spaces with a gravel pad and sparse grass between the spaces. This space (21) is not level, the fifth wheel is on two rows of levelers. Free good unsecure WIFI and Verizon MIFI is on 4G with good reception. For those staying at least a week, a Direct TV box is issued with good reception. This park was purchased earlier this year by the owner of the adjacent golf course. New managers are helpful however you are not assisted to your site. I was told they are adding improvements to the park. There is no pool, no trees in the sites and no clubhouse or showers. Several RVs are in major disrepair. Some of the campsites are very cluttered and it seems to be mostly workers in the park. It was quiet since it is 2000 feet from the highway with some train noise but not too close. The lane into the park is somewhat rutted and narrow with mostly gravel surface. There are not any lights. Grocery, shopping or attractions are approximately 6-10 miles from the park. Several dogs are loose in the park, although they stay fairly close to the site where they belong. - annc
Apr 2014 - $35.00
This place is still a dump! We have stayed here before while visiting family in the area but not again. Grass unmowed, grass burrs throughout the park, and utilities dangerous. The list goes on and on. Lots of potential here but nothing is being done to improve things. On the other hand, the sites have a beautiful view of the lake, which is full now. It's heartbreaking to see such a pretty setting not being used. We will not return here. - jayc
Oct 2013 - $32.00
Nice location off Highway 59. The campground has great potential but is a wreck! Two restrooms: One with a door kicked in. Both rated "D" for DISGUSTING! Office is a mess. Entry road is dirt/mud/potholes. Did not feel comfortable/safe. Would avoid if there was another choice. - User2909
Jan 2013 - $25.00
Large sites, but not very private. With Good Sam Discount site was $22.50 per night. We had a back-in site on the lake. Entrance is easy to miss especially heading South on 59. You need to look for the red billboard for the Antique Mall an immediate left at that sign. If you are coming north on 59 there is a blue RV camping sign. This was a great location for visiting family in the area, but not where I would choose to camp typically. There appeared to be permanent campers in some areas of the park. The park was very quiet. I would stay here again. - MelindaK