17 Parks near Gilmer, Texas
Jul 2016 - $14.00
We are on our 2nd month stay here and our daily rate is based on that. This park nestled in rural East TX, has grown over the years and is always being improved on. It is about a mile off Hwy 155 and the road to the park has been repaved by the city. The park roads are gravel and whilst maintained, can be dusty and bumpy in areas. The sites, some hilly, have flat concrete pads with water, electric 30/50 and sewer hookups. There are shady and open spots to chose from. Some have a covered patio and shed near their pad. The free wifi serves our needs for now. No problem with Verizon cell phone coverage.
There are 3 ponds, one under reconstruction due to a leak and will be restocked later. There is a nice pool and a great clubhouse that has a kitchen, bathrooms with showers, library room, pool tables and comfy couches to watch the big screen TV. There is also an event center that can be booked for parties and gatherings.
The grounds have picnic shelters with grill pits. It is a lovely little park with piney trees, well mowed grass areas and quiet and peaceful. Everyone is friendly and helpful and it makes for a comfortable stay as we have to be here d/t a family illness. - TheWetzels
Oct 2015 - $28.00
The first site C1, was so narrow and uneven that after putting slides out there was no site left. Moved us to B1 which was more level and spacious. Because of drought, no grass and lots of cockle burrs everywhere. Could not walk the dog and carried the burrs in on shoes and clothing. Extremely dusty. Lost power several times but management said no one else was having a problem. Oil refinery behind park and natural gas odor and noise was overbearing. No Wi-Fi although thy gave us 5 different sites that should have popped up, none did. Office was filthy and unorganized. Park manager was nice but not a decision maker. We found another park and pulled out after just one night. No refund! - Hulda
May 2015 - $19.00
Cost based on weekly rate. We had a break down in our truck with our 40' RV in tow. Luckily we made it to the Walmart parking lot. We ended up having to spend the night in the RV. The next morning I called Watts RV to see if they knew someone who could help us get the RV to their park. The site manager, went above & beyond to help us. She found a very nice man to come & get us. They both made sure we were set up & had everything we needed. Do not know what we would have done without these two. They were truly a blessing!
The park itself is very nice. The roads are gravel, but no problem navigating. There isn't any cable TV, but we were able to get 17 channels using our antenna. WiFi works okay. Nice little pond & the spot we have is huge. The grounds are kept picked up & are patrolled all the time to keep an eye on things. Please try this park the next time you're in this area. You won't regret it. We would definitely stay here again, if in the area. - JJ1969
Oct 2015 - $26.00
Made reservations prior and arrived Sunday. Office was closed and no envelope for us. The camp host did not know we were arriving. A poor start but found the park satisfactory.
A cleaning lady made us feel welcome, contacted the park host, and overall did a great job helping us.
Park was clean, sites have concrete pads, grass between sites. All utilities worked well.
We found a constant noise from a motor running on the property close by. Not extremely loud but consistent.
Overall a good place for an overnight. - RDRV
Sep 2015 - $26.00
Nice park, large level gravel pull-throughs. Individual bath/showers, very clean. Note that they no longer except PPA. Slightly disappointed because it was one of the reasons I chose the park. - SnowBird 5050
May 2015 - $26.00
We arrived on a rainy, stormy evening and were greeted with a warm welcome from the office staff. We were given plenty of information on local places of interest. Our site was a level concrete pad that was much appreciated during the huge downpour. The amenities were absolutely first class and we really enjoyed our stay. The hosts were super friendly and we take away some lovely memories of a great night of music. - KenandCathy
Jul 2016 - $28.00
Stopped for an overnight while traveling through Texas. The park had a mixture of travelers and longterm guests. Our site was level and was long enough to pull-through without unhooking the toad. The swimming pool was very nice, well kept and clean. I would stay here again. - BamaGradx2
Feb 2016 - $30.00
Very nice park. The south driveway is now open. Clean facilities and restrooms. We will stay here again if in the area. - fulltimers2006
Jan 2016 - $33.00
Hooray, They are rebuilding the entrance ramp. Pay attention; the north exit ramp is being used for both entering and exiting the park. Also looks like they are repairing a site.. As usual great stay and very nice park hosts. - madigand
Sep 2014 - $35.00
We enjoyed this unique park that slopes gently down from the road to the lake front. Please consult the park's website for pictures of the RV spaces that will help you better understand my description of the park. We stayed in the best back-in site on the property. Our entire door side was separated from the water's edge by only a lush section of lawn for sitting and enjoying the sunset. Another, separate grass lakefront common area is available for the other RV spaces that don't sit right on the water. The check-in building also has a covered porch and nice chairs for relaxing and enjoying the lake views. The owners have added a few pull-through sites directly across the quiet street from the lakefront site area where we stayed. You won't feel the water in these sites, but will have only a short distance to walk to set yourself up on the lakefront to read or relax. We are traveling with our two kids, ages 11 and 14. The park is family friendly. We used a great teatherball court numerous times and we also jumped in the lake for a swim every time we got hot. The water was a comfortable temperature in late September, at least for us. If you have a boat in tow, the project has a nice dock system and a boat launch ramp. The owners are good people and are present and active on a day to day basis. They have owned the property for 16 years and were happy to show us around and share with us the history of the property and the area. We recommend the park for those that enjoy a smaller, mom and pop owned park in a very nice setting. - my12by60
May 2009 - $15.00
Just like the first review said! We were in #8. Thirty feet from the water under the shade of a few tall stately pines. Also has six room motel so non RVer friends can stay. Nice pier system and boat ramps so you can fish from the pier or go boating. Made for a very pleasant stay. We'll be going back! - Texrv
Mar 2009 - $20.00
Hawkins is a rather small park with large pine trees. It is very attractive, but the sites are wide open (no privacy). It is somewhat of an "anything goes" park (multiple units per site, loud music, park on grass). I'm not saying that any of this bothered me, just making you aware. There is only one shower and one toilet in the bathroom, so plan on waiting. They do allow you to reserve a specific site. They have a large area for tent campers, a very nice sandy beach, boat ramp, fishing pier, volleyball courts and a couple of cabins for rent. It's about 4 miles to the town of Hawkins, where there's a grocery and a few other stores. It's about 26 miles to Tyler. If you like a somewhat secluded, quiet place where other campers can't really see everything you're doing, Lake Hawkins RV Park is not for you. - Mean Green Kyle
Aug 2016 - $2.00
Rate reflects Senior Pass. Very pretty park on shore of Lake O The Pines. Part of a complex of several COE parks. Gate attendants are very nice, helpful and knowledgeable about both the park and area. We were in Area 2 which is nice, sites away from the water are more spacious. Power voltage was very high and we had problems with shut offs. Our EMS showed up to 130 volts at times. The park staff came and check the line and felt the problem was from the local electric company.
We ended up moving to the other area, Area 1 which is newer and had steady 124v power. Water pressure was about 65PSI. Sites in this loops are level and spacious: all with very nice lake views. Only issue with Area 1 is that is it right next to their "group camp" and we were unfortunate enough to have a wedding taking place the weekend we were here. So loud music and traffic into the early hours. We might stay here again, but would ensure nothing is happening at that group camp area. - Fixn2gocamp
Apr 2014 - $13.00
Second stay in 3 years. We stayed in the group site this time and last time too. Wonderful quiet location. Group sites are not for big rigs over say, 32'. Excellent lake views. Only issues we have is that the group shower house showers have a < 3 minute hot water supply so they are basically useless unless you are just rinsing off, making a 150 yard+ walk to the next shower house, (which is basically like new). Other issue is an open gate overnight so anyone can come and go at will - bobojay
Mar 2011 - $22.00
We stayed in the new area, non reserve, and loved it. The pads were very large with room for the picnic table and large enough for our motorcycles and trailer. The only drawback to the lake sites, is the pads are built up, so the incline is not a gentle slope getting down to the campfire ring and water. The restrooms had a lot of bugs in them in the morning from the street lights, but otherwise were clean. The Camp hosts were very friendly and helpful. There are very clean and well kept grounds. - chicosmom
Jun 2016 - $33.00
Arrival: You have to travel 18 miles south to get there but it just may be worth it
Roads: Excellent all the way coming and going. Except... we called the site owner in advance and she told us not to follow the GPS. So true. Drive in to Pittsburg and then approach from the south. I drove the GPS road in my TOAD and thought I was going to die!
Sites: Excellent. Plenty of space and well maintained. Full hookups. DISH by every site... but you have to pay huge to get it running.
Cost: $32.50. Website says there are discounts -- none. Park owner's excuse is that she can't update the site.
Local Area: Rural. You have to drive back to Mt Pleasant to get anything you really need.
Internet: Advertized free internet -- false. Limited cell phone reception. Clear views of all skies and/or plug into DISH.
Other: One dumpster at the end of the park. Inconvenient. Many excuses for not delivering on advertised amenities. We will not stay there again. - JC Penny
Apr 2016 - $33.00
Nice quiet park about 2 miles from Lake Bob Sandlin. I was on the only cement pad in the park on Site 17. Electricity, water and sewer connections are at the back of the site. Be careful pulling into sites because of this. Roads are gravel in the park and a little narrow. Sites are kind of close together but not on top of each other. Verizon service is 3 bars sometimes, but mostly 2 bars or less. Wi-Fi was not working during my stay, they said it was "hung up". Owners are very friendly. They are improving amenities in the park continuously. There are picnic tables in a pavilion in the park and they have just completed a nice large pet park. Area is still a little muddy when it rains, but they are working on landscaping in the park. Entrance drive to the park is a little obscured by some trees and it narrow. I would stay here again. - Paul_L63
Sep 2015 - $15.00
We were transferred to Pittsburg with my husband's job. The owner was very friendly. The spaces were tight, but very long pull thrus, allowing ample parking for both our vehicles. There were small shade trees. The park was located in a very beautiful, hilly area, making the drive a very pleasant one. The Laundry room was very nice and the shower house was clean and nice as well. The park was fairly new and immaculate. We were there only 5 months and would definitely stay there again. - Sharon Henderson
Jan 2012 - $25.00
Gravel roads, grassy sites. Playground equipment for kids, covered pavilion, Clean laundry. Huge sites approximately 40'x75'. Plenty of elbow room and grass for our dog. Owners have their home on site. We will stay here again. - Herb Stark
Jul 2016 - $26.00
We stayed for 6 days, coming in on a Saturday and leaving on Friday. We were in E405 a reserved site, back in. Water, electric with a dump station on the way out. Max 14 night stay, this is a Lake O' the Pines campground. Very friendly staff at the gate, fairly busy during weekends but peaceful and quiet during the week. Apparently lots of improvements made after the recent floods. There are first come RV and tent sites in 1, 2 and 3 and a day use area with picnic tables and swimming areas.
Good lake to get on the water and enjoy. Swimming and fishing. Most folks well behaved. What we missed was a fish cleaning station. Wonderful little break. Would return. Also try Brushy Creek campground sometime. - TheWetzels
Feb 2015 - $30.00
My experience here was a good one. The campground is on a beautiful lake and the grounds and facilities are kept very clean. Additionally, the attendants were pleasant and helpful. The sites can be a bit closer and exposed than I usually prefer, but it is the off season and there were very few campers. - jdtex
Nov 2011 - $12.00
Very nice typical COE park with level paved sites. Many sites are on the water of Lake O the Pines. No sewers but dump station on exit road. The extremely surly unaccommodating park camp host is the only reason for not rating this park higher. He should find another occupation where he is not dealing with the public. The posted park hours are closed 10pm to 6am BUT the exit is not open until 9am! - consort
Tyler, Texas (map) | (903) 858-2405
Sites: 133 | Latest Rate: $40.00 | 51 Reviews
May 2016 - $40.00
Good park. Friendly people. Lots of activities. They were remodeling some areas that we could not use. Pool is nice. Quiet at night. - debbieandjon
Oct 2015 - $30.00
The facility is in an East Texas setting with lots of pine trees and the usual pine needles, etc. The sites we had were on crushed granite (?) material. It rained a lot that weekend so there was water running and laying around. It was a good Texas camping experience. The activities for the Halloween weekend were in keeping with a family atmosphere, and lots of families were there with their campsites decorated for the occasion, along with hayrides and trick or treating. - BOTRA
Oct 2015 - $45.00
Back in site in premium area so site was double wide, all gravel, with concrete pad, covered, picnic table. Backed up to woods, very quiet. Great place for families. Paved roads, clean. Pools were closed for season but both full & running. In addition to site fee, they charge $5/person/nite plus $5/person for any guests. Gated so very secure. Tall pine trees, lovely. - Hulda