15 Parks near Gladewater, Texas
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
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
Jan 2016 - $27.00
I'll start with the bad things: NONE. Shallow Creek could serve as a benchmark park. Excellent camp host. Nice concrete level sites. Superb WIFI. Clean everything. Electrical and water hookups great condition. The golf course is no longer owned by the RV park. There is a pool, a catch and release fish pond, laundry, hot tub, playground, big private showers, and each is well-cared for. Bottom line: highly recommend. - Raptor 7
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
Aug 2007 - $30.00
I lived in this park for about six months and I am very glad I moved to a different park (Shallow Creek RV Resort in Gladewater, TX). This was basically privately owned land that the owner had put many RV sites on. It was not well kept, had all dirt roads that were VERY bumpy, and some of the residents were very loud. I used the laundry facilities once and never did again because my clothes stunk after they were done. They were very nasty facilities. The trees are pine trees and dripped all over my trailer. I am still working on cleaning up the mess. The owner is very strange and has a lot of rules that no one seems to follow anyway. The sites are not paved in any way. I would not recommend staying at this park. Instead, try Shallow Creek RV Resort in Gladewater, TX. - A.J Meals
Nov 2014 - $0.00
The other reviewer provided a good description of the RV park, but as he indicated it is difficult to find. I spent over a half hour at dusk looking for it, finally getting correct directions from someone walking his dog. It is in Driller Park, a very large park. Correct GPS coordinates are listed in the new version of rvparkreviews.com, but for those people who do not have a GPS.... The RV park entrance is on the west side at South Commerce street between Harris Street and West Woodlawn (hwy 42). There is a RV park sign at the entrance, which includes a location that is only close on my GPS. I could not rate service, since nobody was there. I did not have time to go to City Hall and look for the correct office the next morning. I'll telephone them and mail a check when I return home. We would stay there again. - Jim22
Apr 2010 - $15.00
This is a city campground. There is no web site I could find. The phone number is Kilgore City Hall. You can call for reservations or to pay for the site, but there is someone who comes around in the morning to collect. There is not a particular time as the person collecting money has other jobs to do. You can pay for multiple nights and there is a 7 night limit unless you get permission for longer. I stayed 3 nights and there were no more than 3 rigs during that time. No one seems to know this place is here. There is electric 20/30/50 AMP at each site along with water, a picnic table and grill. There is one dump station, also with water, none at the sites. The RV park is located on the south end of Driller Park, past the two ball stadiums. There is also a small playground and two tennis courts. The nets were not too good, but the surface was fine. All the sites are back in and only have concrete pads a little over 30 feet long. You can overhang the pads as long as your entry door is not too far back. This park did not seem to be designed by someone familiar with RVs. Downtown Kilgore and a couple museums are approximately 2 miles from the park. - LNC
Jul 2016 - $38.00
Attentive staff. We were greeted as expected and taken to our site.
Good internet connection. Level concrete sites. Good water pressure. Nice shower facilities.
Basic pool setup - no frills. This was a convenient one-night stay on our way north. A bit pricey for the amenities offered, but it was a nice park.
Very poor signage. Coming in from the south, the sign on the park appears after the entrance. We had to drive another couple of miles before we could turn around and reenter. They need to add better signage on the south entrance into the park. - PBW
Jun 2016 - $33.00
Not your typical 10/10*/10, only because it's an older park and doesn't give you the "wow" of other 10/10*/10 parks. Good interior roads; nice folks in the office; very clean; good wifi; very good water pressure; utilities are well placed; - Gator67
May 2016 - $1.00
The Wi-Fi here basically shuts down on weekends because there are no rules to not stream (Netflix, Hulu, etc.). There were also several loud mufflers! One right next to us that started up at 5:30 every morning. 95% of the people here were quiet, it's a shame to let a few ruin it for everyone.
The roads were all paved, and the grounds were first rate. But, the noise would keep me away. - RV Road Master
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
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
May 2016 - $24.00
First of all this is a beautiful park and lake, just waiting for you to explore, hike, camp, swim, bike, and/or fish. Lots of pine trees and 8 hiking trails the shortest one is less than a half mile and the longest 2.53 miles with varying degrees of elevation and skill. We stayed in the pull-throughs which were plenty long for our 33' Fifth wheel and fairly level. Utilities were in great working order and site was clean and generously laid out. This park was developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and therefore has a nostalgic feeling about it. There is a children's wading pool, rock waterfall, and Beauchamp Springs. Scenic views and historic buildings blend into the landscape. We have stayed here before and will stay here again. - the Fishers
Apr 2016 - $28.00
Everything from our review two years ago is still accurate except that we did hear some traffic noise is the distance this time, and the power went out after a storm for about 16 hours. Also, there are lots of ants in the campsites, which invaded our RV, and the park was out of firewood the entire week we were there. We bought some at the nearby convenience store, but it turned out to be so green it wouldn't burn. Other than that, we enjoyed a lovely stay. Staff was friendly and helpful, as were the hosts. We enjoyed hiking and boating, and relaxing while taking in the view of the lake. Overall it is a very nice park. - BrentB
Jan 2016 - $24.00
Tyler State Park near Tyler, Texas is a beautiful park built by the CCC in the late 1930's. We were in the Big Pine camping loop site 73. 50A electric, water and sewer for $24/night. Nice hiking trails. Best park store we've seen. Small lake with big bass. Saw a guy land a 12.7 lb largemouth bass! Nearly a Share Lunker (13 lbs). Lindale is 8 miles west of the park with groceries, restaurants and of course, Walmart. - drfife
May 2016 - $32.00
This is a small, no frills campground. There is little for children to do, so take that into account. Most of the guests are long term. The campground is clean and well maintained. The camp sites are level and easily accessed. Management is onsite and very attentive to your needs. We were here for several days and will definitely stay here again next time we are in the Tyler area. - usedtobe
Jun 2015 - $32.00
Our experience was very good. This is a small very quiet park. They try to target a mature customer, and therefore don't have anything for small children. They do have a small private lake with fishing for customers as well as a paddle boat for free use. Each site has a table and there is a nice community pavilion and barbecue grill. The staff and owner were very friendly and helpful without being intrusive. There are a number of long term residents but all are very well kept sites and trailers. We would not hesitate to recommend them. - aj brightman
Jun 2015 - $38.00
This is a pretty basic park; at first glance, not inviting; but once in and set up it measures up well. The owner assisted us and was from the get-go wonderful. They had just endured the rains (4" in one day alone) and thus had some work to do on the park. The Wi-Fi didn't work due to the rains but all other utilities were fine. She went out of her way to try and rectify the Wi-Fi issue. A good person and a good park. We would stay here again without hesitation. - TPDBOB8687