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High View Campground / Bardwell Lake COE

Ennis, Texas


262 Highview Marina Rd
Ennis, Texas 75119
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 48
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 32.27148
Longitude: -96.66808

Elevation: 457' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails no
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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24 Reviews

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $16.00
Overall Rating:

This is a great little COE. We had a back in site on the water that accommodated our 41ft 5th wheel, truck and a small SUV. Electric and water services were fine. No sewer connections but. It a big deal for a short stay. It's about 10 minutes or less off of I45. Very quite. We camped at High View Campground / Bardwell Lake COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
15
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 46
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: February, 2018 - $8.00
Overall Rating:

Nice Park on Lake Bardwell near Ennis, TX. One of the bathhouses was closed for repairs. We camped at High View Campground / Bardwell Lake COE in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No
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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $8.00
Overall Rating:

This is the most poorly maintained COE we have stayed at. Our site was fine but had not been mowed in quite some time. Entry was unmanicured and we are not usually very picky, but this was very noticeable and out of character from our COE experience. We camped at High View Campground / Bardwell Lake COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
29
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes
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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $8.00
Overall Rating:

Park needs updating. Roads are rough. Marina old and in bad repair. Quiet at least during week. Most lots not level. Trains within 1 mile, 2-3 crossings 1st night 7-9 trains came through. On the lake. Would not go back except maybe overnight. We camped at High View Campground / Bardwell Lake COE in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
13
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $7.00
Overall Rating:

Because it was the beginning of spring break, the park was full. Not knowing beforehand, we rented a site that probably better suited for tent camping. The site was a tight fit for our small 5th-wheel; however, very close to the water and could park our boat close to the campsite. The site was not level due to slope toward water. For unknown reason, the electric did not work with the surge protector; however, the park host was very nice in helping us find that was the reason for no electric. The bluebonnets were everywhere and the fishing was good! We camped at High View Campground / Bardwell Lake COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
40
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $9.00
Overall Rating:

Gate attendants were friendly and knowledgeable. Sites were trashy. Sites are not real level but in site 8 we were able to level our 5th wheel. Not going to mention the homeless trailer that is an eye sore: surprised COE allowed the situation in the park. We camped at High View Campground / Bardwell Lake COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
8
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 175
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 34

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $9.00
Overall Rating:

The park is a natural beauty. However seeing the previous reviews, we were very disappointed and our lower rating is directly related to poor management. On the good side, the gate attendants are friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable about the park and the area. The electricity is steady and water pressure is about 65 PSI. The sites do not have sewer hook ups but there is a dump station located at the end of the camping loop. There are 2 loops, the larger one has some 50 amp, but the smaller one is all 30 amp. Very few sites are level, some large motorhomes may struggle to get level. All sites have a water view. However, the bad here is that the park management is allowing a homeless family to occupy a park host site in a very derelict trailer. 2 younger adults, 3 children, 2 dogs and a cat. There is no vehicle to move the trailer which is falling apart, the slide is decrepit, open at the top to the elements. The slide and roof are covered with tarps, the unit has a window and half the door boarded up with wood, there were several window AC units. No apparent tote or vehicle to move waste to the dump, we were dismayed to see the drain connection simply open to the ground. Junk and trash all over the site. Dogs left tied up outside 24/7, barking at passersby, yipping and whining at everything else. When we asked park staff about the situation, we were told there were "extenuating circumstances". The people did not work for the park while we were there. There were several sites that had trash in them, and fire pits had not been cleaned. We probably would not visit there again until this situation is resolved. We camped at High View Campground / Bardwell Lake COE in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Ennis just a few miles with shopping and restaurants.

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Review Count: 59
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $8.00
Overall Rating:

The roads in this park have deteriorated and need some work. Sites are not level with significant front to back slopes. Asphalt sites are spacious, and grounds are manicured, and have great views of the lake. Each site has a covered patio with a large picnic table, Bar-b-q/fire pit and a generous space for parking a vehicle. Water and electric only; dump station. We camped at High View Campground / Bardwell Lake COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
Site 17
Site Surface
Asphalt, Dirt, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Lake Bardwell is very nice, was quite the weekend we were there. The park has a marina and nice boat ramp. Ennis is a nice little town with shopping and a nice place to eat is Firehouse Grill.

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Review Count: 48
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $7.00
Overall Rating:

This overnight stop was quite a surprise. It was quiet, somewhat scenic and convenient to the major travel route between Dallas and Houston. The price was ridiculously low for what I received. The dump station was closed but the power and water were good. I stayed in site #6 which was long enough for any size RV and I didn't need to unhook my truck from the 5th wheel. All-in-all a very good experience. We camped at High View Campground / Bardwell Lake COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
6
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $12.00
Overall Rating:

Most COE parks do not have sewer hookups, and this park is no exception. However, that aside, this park was perfect! The view is outstanding! The lake is beautiful! We were here for the NHRA races, and we chosen the park because of the proximity to the drag strip. Boy! We chose correctly. This park is so perfect for those interested in staying at a park close to the drag strip. It is quiet in the evenings. It is really pretty in the mornings. The weather was just awesome! The park personnel love their job, & they are good at their job. Bottom line is that this park is perfect! We camped at High View Campground / Bardwell Lake COE in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
23
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

NHRA Drag Strip. Bubba's BBQ & Steak House (Good Steaks!)

Don Jose's Mexican Food!

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Review Count: 184
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 32

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $8.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice COE park. At the site we selected, 15, the water faucet did not work. Assigned another site but we didn't like the trees so the staff let us take another site of our choice. Park was almost empty. The water and 50A worked fine. Verizon cell and hotspot worked well. No trees so the rooftop dish worked well. Cement picnic table & bench under covered patio. Large sites and good grass. Paved roads and solid gravel sites. Cement curbs alongside the site's sides so be careful backing in. Peaceful and quite, could hear distant trains at night. Beautiful lake. We camped at High View Campground / Bardwell Lake COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
22
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $16.00
Overall Rating:

Kind of mixed feelings on this review. On one hand it hasn't had any reviews in a long time, but darn sure deserves an updated review due to being such a bargain priced beautiful destination. One the other hand it is so small that I don't want everyone going to check it out and take up all the sites and not having one available for me the next time we wish to go. First off, I gave it a 10 as in Excellent for what is it, that being a Corp of Engineers Property. That means no sewer, no cable and Spartan restrooms. Sites are huge. Water pressure was strong, electric was steady and clean. Good antenna reception and clear sky sites available for those of you who prefer satellite. Sites kept clean with grill, fire ring, covered picnic tables on a concrete pad. RV pad was level side to side, however front to back will require some leveling. If you make reservations on line it will ask for and also show you the length of each sites RV parking. This is for the RV only as there is a additional parking space along side of each site. Roads into and through out the park are in good shape of asphalt and gravel. Dump area is clean with access to dump from two directions. The park does have a marina at the lake as well as enclosed fishing area for a fee. If you are looking for a break away from the city, but wish to be near civilization just down the road. Want to camp in quite overlooking a peaceful lake with large RV sites. Maybe even take a swim in the enclosed swimming area, drop a line and fish, maybe fly a kite. This is your place. One thing to keep in mind is that we camped here in the end of October from a Tuesday to Friday morning. I am sure that it becomes more crowded on the weekends and during the summer months. So if you're in the area to check it out, but please not everyone at the same time. Leave a site for us please. We camped at High View Campground / Bardwell Lake COE in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: December, 2012 - $7.00
Overall Rating:

We used Golden Pass for half price during first 2 weeks. Then we were camp hosts for 4 months. Nice lake and fishing ramp. Marina is nearby. We were hosts in sites 40-49 which was mostly a fishing area. Sites 1 - 39 were mostly big rigs and quiet while our area had more tents and small rigs and loud music was prevalent. The campground has high winds, fire ants and lots of spiders. We camped at High View Campground / Bardwell Lake COE in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $9.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice park. $9 was Golden Age rate. Sites were pull through and level side to side, but not front to back. I had to unhitch in order to level our trailer. There was a hummingbird flying around in the office when I checked in. We camped at High View Campground / Bardwell Lake COE in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $8.00
Overall Rating:

The price reflects my disability pass price. The regular price is $16. The big rig sites are great. Long and level. Big rigs cannot park next to the lake as they are at a very steep angle down towards the lake. We had beautiful wild flowers blooming behind the rig, and a great view of the lake out front. Employees were very nice. BUT they have a curfew: be in the park by 10 PM; the gates are locked. If you came in later, you would have to park your truck out front and walk into your rig. Overall it was a nice park, level sites, good electric. I would come back again. We camped at High View Campground / Bardwell Lake COE in a Fifth Wheel.

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