27 Parks near Emory, Texas
Sep 2008 - $35.00
Superior views of Lake Fork. Park has a boat launch and fishing pier with cleaning station. Many shady sites, with nice spacing between sites. Some sites have especially nice spacing with great lake views. 3 small cabins are also available for rental. Sites have a mix of gravel, grass and paved pads with gravel interior roads. We plan to return next spring for a two month stay, at significantly lower rates than the daily. - cjfteach
Mar 2012 - $30.00
Our first visit to North Shore Landing in a 40' RV with toad. Interior roads and long pull through sites can fit any size rig. Wi-Fi had good reception. Stocked pond on site; this is located on a world class bass fishing lake. This is 20 minutes from the Canton 1st weekend sale, a quiet break from the busy shopping area. Pad sites are level with gravel and full hook-ups. There were back-in and pull through sites available. We saw motor-homes, fifth-wheels, and travel trailers. There were also cabins and a house available. A boat ramp is on site. Very reasonable country club golf available 15 min away. The pond has a great deck with fire and BBQ available. Floats available for the pond and a fountain was on, but too cold for us, maybe in June. We spent two nights, but hope for 3-4 on the next trip. This is a very new facility; they are currently building a laundry room and shower facilities. The grounds are beautiful. - Navychop
Mar 2016 - $1.00
This is a typical TT park. The usual amenities, a little worn, rough roads, dirt and gravel sites. Lots of annual tenants but neat and tidy. Nice and quiet on a pretty lake. Lots of fishing going on, which seems to be the major draw. The park is remote. Groceries and other basics are 15 minutes away. Stayed during a rainy week and the park is very muddy. The drainage system needs some work. There is some tree trimming and other repairs going on. The staff is very nice. - rushin river
Nov 2015 - $1.00
As seems to be the case with many Thousand Trails parks, this park appeared that it had a lot going for it when it was built, but maintenance, particularly of the road surfaces, has been lacking. Check in was easy, we were told to select our own site, and we chose one in section H, near the ranger station. The site was nice, reasonable distance from neighbors, ok surface to the site (may have been asphalt at one time, now mostly gravel). On the second morning, we were watching the water rise in the sites on the road across from us, and saw the rangers coming through to ask us to move as the power would be shut down in section H (and I). Many "permanent" looking RVs were needing to move also. We moved to a site in C - after trying to get into a couple in A where the narrowness of the road and the site, and the instability of the surfaces just off the road, combined to make it very difficult to get our 43' motorhome backed in. The water continued to rise, so two days later, we moved to a site on the main road in A - a much better location.
Price reflects Thousand Trails membership. - pattic777
Oct 2015 - $1.00
We chose Lake Tawakoni as the second TT park we stayed at and to take a break from sightseeing and just relax. To say the park is out of the way is an understatement, but that was what we were looking for. Upon arrival, we checked in, got our information and were told to select our own site. We started in one loop, but then decided to head toward one of the lakefront loops. We were told the other lakefront loop was mostly full and that is where the annual units are. Driving through the loop, we found many of the sites were unavailable, signaled by a plastic bag on the utility pole. We found a site, but going into the loop to the right wasn't the correct direction, so my husband had to exit the loop, turn around and come back in going to the left.
We loved our site, it was longer than we needed and very wide. We were right on the lake, so we had room and clear skies to put the satellite out, while still having trees above us. The site looked like it was asphalt at one time, but it hadn't been maintained. The hookups are 30 amp with water and sewer. During our stay we had to reset the breaker and all seemed well, but we had to take our RV for some work and return to the park. When we disconnected the electric our connector had plastic from the outlet melted on it. The power had been working, but we reported it on our way out and it was replaced when we returned. To be safe we purchased a new 50-30 amp plug. We mentioned it to the staff a couple of times, but ours hints for reimbursement were ignored.
Most of the sites, not along the lakes edge, have heavy enough tree cover to prevent satellite use, but there are ones that satellite will work.
There are two pools and a hot tub, along with two community buildings, one for adults only. The pools closed the day after we arrived,but they both looked clean and in relatively good condition.
We ended up staying 8 nights, extended from our original plan of 5. Overall, we enjoyed our stay. - Uno Mas
Feb 2009 - $30.00
The website does not state how many RV sites are in the park. The pictures show a lovely park, but when we got here it was old and somewhat run down. We had made reservations, but it looks like this park is full of full time residents. We are stuck out by the boat ramp and the site is not level. Lake Fork is a great fishing lake, but we are disappointed in this RV park. They have a decent restaurant, but it has a bar which is okay if you are not parked close to it. The people and the cars kept us awake until around 2 a.m. Now I am tired. We will not be back. - Deede
Mar 2008 - $20.00
At first glance I didn't like the park. Yet the park won me over by the friendliness of the staff and the people staying at the park. Asphalt roads, good spacing between RVs. Most people are permanent or just visit on weekends. Owners are very friendly and willing to help. Overall the park does need TLC but would stay again. - Caseysplace
May 2016 - $24.00
We spent Memorial Day weekend in site #49, which is a very long, concrete, pull through with full hook ups. The experience here centers on the lake, which features a large, clean sandy beach area with lots of shallow water swimming space. There is also a multi-lane boat ramp that was very busy. Lots of people were bank fishing the main lake for catfish, but we found the small pond near the front of the park better (ok) for the kids. There are several basic trails good for mountain biking.
Strangely, although we had 2-3 bars of LTE (AT&T), both voice and data service were almost nonexistent. We got 3-4 OTA TV stations, all public television plus one NBC that was hit and miss.
We'd come back in the summertime, mainly for the kids to enjoy the sandy beach area. - texasAUtiger
Apr 2016 - $24.00
Wills Point, TX - Lake Tawakoni State Park
Nice, quiet state park on Lake Tawakoni. Plenty of room for our 40' MH with room left over to park our jeep. Paved roads, concrete pads, and full hookups in Spring Point Camping Loop. Lots of trees, couldn't get a sattelite signal in site 73 but over the air channels were good out of Dallas. decent cell phone signal with Verizon coverage. Boat launch, sandy beach with swimming area. Bathrooms were clean. - Phaeton2
Mar 2016 - $24.00
Lake Tawakoni State Park is a beautiful Texas State Park 11 miles north of Wills Point, TX. They have full hook-up and water and electric sites in back in and pull throughs. We were in site 50 (50A full hookup pull through) and can see and access the lake from the site. Popular Lake for fishing. 6 miles of nice hiking trails. Only 70 miles from Dallas. Closest grocery store 11 miles in Wills Point. Nearest Walmart 14 miles in Quinlan. We've been here many times and will return. - drfife
Oct 2012 - $25.00
Very friendly. On the water. The shower is a little rustic but clean. New dock and a great for large dogs to play. Lots of bass boat launching. Near state road, some road noise. Super restaurant on site with a huge breakfast for $5. - flbirds
Mar 2008 - $20.00
It's just an OK park. I say this because there was nothing there to make me want to come back. Overall cleanliness of the park was marginal. Camped in a fifth wheel and was out the next day - Caseysplace
Oct 2006 - $20.00
Very quite and clean park. Located on Lake Fork which is a big bass fishing with a lot of boat traffic. Restaurant in park has very good steaks. - TexasRVer
Sep 2015 - $26.00
The staff is friendly enough and the grounds are pleasant enough, but a couple of big problems would prevent us from ever returning. We checked in just before the office closed and discovered while setting up that there was no power to our site. We presumed there was a bad breaker. But the office had already closed and we ended up running the generator all night. In the morning it was learned that power had been shut off at the main junction box for the segment we were in. management apologized profusely and since no harm was done, we put it behind us.
The next morning was when the real problem arose. We should have been forewarned when we noticed that just a few minutes of setting the dog's bowl on the ground it was swarming with ants. We dumped it out and resorted to feeding them inside. That evening I kept noticing ants walking across the sofa and would occasionally have to pick one off my arm or leg. I then spotted a stream of ants marching up the wall of the kitchen and into the cabinets. I moved all the food to the refrigerator and sprayed the cabinets with bug spray. That seemed to take care of the situation. About 2:00 am I woke up with a tingling sensation, turned on the light and saw that the bed was absolutely covered with ants. They were all over the bedding and the pillows, which I took outside and sprayed. By morning time the kitchen and bathroom floors were just crawling with ants.
Later that morning someone from staff came by on a golf cart and asked my wife if we had any problem with ants. She described what we had endured last night and the person sprayed something around the RV. This only reinforced in my mind that the staff knew about the ant situation and just chose not to warn anyone.
The other problem was gnats. I don't know what attracted them, but at night whenever you opened the door they would swarm in like a cloud and fill the interior. Horrible.
Worst camping experience ever. - ajmurray
Sep 2007 - $16.00
I brought my family to this park again last weekend. I wanted to let folks know this is a nice park. While the facilities are older, they are clean and the park was clean as well. There were plenty of trash receptacles throughout. I asked about the boarded bathrooms and learned they had been vandalized. Also, while bugs are a part of camping, Lake Tawakoni was in the news this summer for giant spider webs, so it makes sense spiders were plentiful. Great place to relax, view wildlife, go fishing and get back to nature. - lovemypopup
Aug 2007 - $16.00
This park was a destination resort in the 1970's, it is now nothing more then a fish camp. The pull thru spaces have many trees but the ground was weeds and dirt. You were also parked next to old permanent based RV's. The beach was dirty and the bathhouse was boarded up. I did not visit the bathrooms because of the giant Banana spider webs that were across the partitions to the bathrooms, I figured if I can't get in then what were the chances of it being clean! This park has had it's better days but for now it's rundown and unclean. - Yosemite Dan
Apr 2006 - $8.00
Coast-To-Coast rate. This is primarily, 95%, a resort selling lots for permanent homes. There is a boat launch for bass fishing. The rest rooms could have used some more cleaning and some soap. The swimming pool doesn't open until Memorial Day. Paved roads but grass lots with no concrete patios. Nice fire places on each campsite. Open year round. The playground was quite a distance from the RV section. A security gate guarded the resort. - adamsr2