7.1 Good
Gilmer, Texas

Watts RV Park & Recreation Area

Gilmer, Texas

Gilmer, Texas
Phone: (903) 734-3380

Sites: 48
Recent Rate: $28 10/2015

Latitude: 32.6637063
Longitude: -94.9820893

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers no
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen yes
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

8 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com


Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

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! We camped at Watts RV Park & Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.





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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Watts RV Park & Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.





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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice RV park. Friendly staff. Waited for us to arrive, as we were slightly past closing time. Very accommodating. Site was a bit of a chore, as we remained connected and the pickup was quite a bit higher than the trailer. Wasn't bad, though. Their clubhouse is amazing! It has a big screen with sound system, fireplace, kitchen, dining room, pool table, card tables, etc. Nice clean pool. Would rate a 10, but for two reasons - and they are small. 1st: Location. You have to drive through hillbilly alley to get to it; off the beaten path. It would be more suited for a family camping vacation due to this than "passing through", but it was still beautiful. We took pictures which is something we rarely do of a campground. 2nd: The roads are gravel and slightly hilly which causes the rain to erode somewhat, but it wasn't a problem and wasn't too bad. Just being frank and open. We WOULD stay here again. Our rig is 36' long. We camped at Watts RV Park & Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Will love to return in a few years and see how it's changed: they are adding cabins to complement the cement pull-through slabs. Everything we saw was great except, like most of East Texas, be prepared to combat ants in the summer. Not far off a state highway but located in the country and secluded. Surprised more haven't found this campground. We camped at Watts RV Park & Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 143
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: March, 2012 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate reflects nightly rate for small rally group, dusty roads, nice concrete slabs, wifi weak but reliable, grill on site good food & prices, good utilities, 40' RV w/toad had no problems with trees on access roads or park roads as cited earlier, we would stay here again. We camped at Watts RV Park & Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 245
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: September, 2009 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate reflects weekly rate. This is a nice park still making improvements/additions. We found the staff extremely friendly. I cannot with a clear conscience say it is "big rig friendly". Chinaberry Road is narrow with low branches and there were low branches inside the park. Sites are concrete, some with concrete patios. There are several ponds but we did not fish. We had Verizon signal problems both with our cellular and our internet connection. The Wi-Fi in the park was difficult to find and we were never able to connect to it. There is a sulfur smell related to a plant of some sort next door. Beautiful clubhouse but the pool was closed in late September when we stayed. We would stay again if we did not need cellular and if there was not something more big rig friendly and convenient. We camped at Watts RV Park & Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2009 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice clean park,bathroom was spotless. We were put in unfinished area so it was pretty muddy. Manager argued with me over length of our bus conversion. Never told us about Wi-Fi and was overall pretty rude. We camped at Watts RV Park & Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 35
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: November, 2008 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

A very nice park in a rural setting. Great clubhouse with a fireplace, kitchen, pool table, lounging area, and three TVs. Individual shower/restrooms are super clean and well maintained. The manager is always available and keeps the whole place in order. They continue to add sites with perfectly level concrete pads. Fishing pond with not license required. Park is 1.2 miles off TX155 on wide and RV friendly oil road. Plenty of signage to direct the way. We will definitely stay here again. We camped at Watts RV Park & Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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