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11 RV Parks near Grapeland, Texas
Sep 2017 - $30.00
We stayed at Salmon Lake for their annual Labor Day bluegrass festival which was very fun. They have a huge variety of different RV sites scattered about, some in open grass fields (which we chose, so we could put up our satellite dish) and a lot of them in the trees. We found the sites easy to level. Nothing fancy, no tables, firepits, patios, just a place to plug in. I'm not sure about the rate of $30 a night I put down. Seems about right but I could be off a little. By the way, I noticed an ant hill by one of our tires when leaving, and discovered a bunch of ants in the coach over that tire. We bring comet cleanser to sprinkle around tires to keep ants off and should have done that. so keep your eye out, when parked out in the grass field. - elduque
Aug 2016 - $20.00
For only $20 a night for full hookups, Salmon Lake Park is a great RV park where Texas hospitality is demonstrated. The park host and staff are friendly and "looking to please". The owner came out and spent an evening with us sharing some wonderful stories from his life. He is a very interesting fellow who has had more than a few adventures.
The park has all the amenities: small store for snacks, drinks, bottled water, and bagged ice. There is fishing, swimming, a playground, an old west town, and even a few tree-houses! Check out their website Salmon Lake Park for all the fun details and pictures.
Salmon Lake Park does not accept credit cards. The campsites are level and most are well-shaded by oak, pine, and live oak trees. The RV sites are grass and/or sand. The park is basically a wide open pasture with a smattering of trees and hook-ups for the RVs. If it rains you can expect mud.
Be prepared for ants (big ants, red ants, carpenter, ants, fire ants, little ants, black ants, etc.) We recommend using Amdro Ant Block or some similar product.
Each Memorial Day week-end Salmon Lake Park has a Gospel Music Festival and every Labor Day week-end they have a big East-Texas Blue Grass Festival. - rvbozo
Oct 2015 - $27.00
Nice rec hall, no cable TV, new WiFi system in part of the park worked OK. A large park, some shade and two small ponds. Many old buildings set up to look like an old west or early 190's village. Many sites, you can find one to suit you. - txprospector
Aug 2017 - $43.00
This out-of-the-way "resort" is primarily for people who need to be close to the lake. It has no level sites, they are all dirt/gravel. Wi-Fi was terrible. Roads were narrow and dirt/gravel. Bathrooms/showers are in need of significant work. - Gayle Snedecor
Apr 2017 - $42.00
We found this place on spur of moment when we could not locate the RV park we wanted in Bryan, TX because they would not give us directions so we drove on to Crockett. I called this park on the run (a bit stressed) for a reservation so forgot to ask for my Good Sam Discount. This park gave good directions. The road going in is good. The place is huge and there was hardly anyone there (weekday). Would not stay here again for these reasons: too far out in the boonies for an overnighter, upon arrival asked for our Good Sam Discount and was told "NO! you have to ask when you call", and too much red dirt (it had rained) on parking pad. Overpriced for what you get. - ouachita princess
Jul 2016 - $32.00
My family stayed here for a week in July and it was great. The improvements from the last time until now are beautiful. The swimming pool and splash pad are nice and got a workout from out little ones. Grounds were clean and well maintained. Staff was very nice and helpful. You should really give this place a try. Its much nicer then these reviews are saying. - heather70
Feb 2012 - $30.00
Basically the same comments as the last reviewer in 2009. Doesn't look like anything has changed. Sure don't know where they got the pictures they use on their website, because we saw nothing like that when we pulled in. There must be something better in the area. - Grumpier99
Aug 2009 - $25.00
We would not stop here again. No TV or Wi-Fi as promised. Campground is merely a gravel lot with water and electric. One toilet, one shower, one sink all in the same room with no partitians. No one present to assist or answer questions. You must phone in to register. - W Davidson
Mar 2009 - $25.00
As previously stated, the website's photos are very misleading. The concrete strips make for an effort to get your tires onto both strips. The park is a barren, gravel parking lot. There is no onsite staff, and the bathroom/shower looks iffy. I can't address the wi-fi because I couldn't connect, and I was 20 yds away from the tower. I told the manager this when she showed up, and she said that I should have pressed the red reset button on the side of the office building. I don't push unlabeled red buttons. I have rerouted my return trip home to avoid Crockett, as I will not stay here again. - wbcci1529
Jul 2016 - $25.00
Nice quiet place to spend a couple nights. Off the beaten path. Showers and laundry on site. Took a walk through the beautiful city park. Host was very nice and helped me get hooked up to electrical. Pads are grass and spacious, full hookups at site. Several fulltime residents. Roads are a little bumpy and there is no shade. - Sunneee
Oct 2011 - $25.00
We chose this park strictly because it offers Wi-Fi which none of the others in the area do. The directions seem difficult but it is really not that hard to find. We had a pull through site that was not totally level but not that bad. The setting is out in the country and is very quiet and beautiful. The owner is not interested in making his park a destination park, but they have done a lot of work on the roads and sites since the previous post evidently. Big rigs would have trouble getting around the narrow roads but our MH with tow did fine. We would stop here again. The Wi-Fi was excellent and we were greeted warmly. After stopping alongside of freeways for the past couple of nights, the quiet countryside was a nice break. - johnanann
Nov 2008 - $24.00
Park is listed in the 2008 Woodalls as the "Bar S Ranch RV Resort". The owner sold the "Bar S Ranch Resort" but kept the RV park. Directions in Woodalls are accurate but that is about all. Weak over the air HDTV, 2 bar cell, good weather. Owner is extremely nice, W/E/S on side and easy to access. Free WiFi with a good signal, laundry on site. Lots of trees and peaceful. Negatives - the park is woefully neglected; there is no other way to describe it. The sites are grass/rock and are not maintained, the narrow roads in the park are not maintained and while I can't fault the owner, the county road to the park is VERY bumpy and narrow. The owner has stated he doesn't care if anyone visits the park and it shows. I feel bad for the guy (personal problems he's had) but this IS A BUSINESS. I will not come back and suggest this park be avoided. If you plan to stay, do yourself a favor and call to make sure it is still open. - Mike E
Aug 2018 - $15.00
A small CG still recovering from Hurricane Harvey (my guess). The Park has new electrical boxes setup for 30A service. The Park includes a good number of historical buildings and hiking trails. Park staff were especially helpful. This CG is not designed for big rigs or any RV over 30' or so. The roads and campsites are still damaged and in need of repair. There is one (1) new bathroom and I suppose it's nice, but we didn't check it out. - Jim Butler
Mar 2018 - $18.00
Price consists of $15 nightly camp fee plus $3 day-use fee per person if you do not have the Texas State Park pass (which costs $70/year). This is a really sweet little park, part of Texas' historical park system, which is a big draw. Set in a tall pinewood forest, all spots have excellent shade. The campground is tiny, very secluded, and off the beaten track (in fact, it is a challenge to get a phone signal in the campground. (Public wi-fi is available up the hill at the office, though). The high mark given for the campground is with the caveat in mind that only a few spots are suitable for larger rigs (we travel in a 25 foot motor home with no towed vehicle). Also, take care driving around the campground loop as the asphalt is broken up along the edge in many parts and on some of the sites, making the road even narrower.
Hopefully the Texas State Park system will put some money into updating the campground/facilities to go with the new visitor center that is opening here soon. - aowcarol
May 2017 - $15.00
Small site but well worth the side trip to find it. Staff is very friendly and park is exceptionally clean. - Ppl_rjg
Oct 2017 - $30.00
We stayed in site #27. The road going to the CG had low branches. The paved road in the park was narrow. Had lots of grass burs, kept our shoes outside. Lots of red ants. Water pressure was 80-105 psi. Many OTA channels. 2-3 bars Verizon and ATT. The new owners were friendly and said that they have made a lot of improvements since they bought it. We have a 40 ft 5th wheel with 4 slides. - rynosback
Dec 2016 - $25.00
Plenty of room for my 42 ft 5 slide 5ver. The staff were excellent. Conveniently located near Polar express, eateries and town. Hard dirt sites w/asphalt road. Clean and quiet place.
Rained all weekend. We had no complaints. Will be back. - halljl
Mar 2014 - $20.00
We stopped here for an overnight. Rate is because it was sub zero and the water faucets were frozen. However, the owner was able to thaw them so we could have water for a little while anyway. Owner was very nice and helpful. Sites are not level though, and when we tried to level up, we would just sink in the sand. Got semi-level and called it a night. Would stay here again if passing through. - bgw5350
Feb 2012 - $26.00
Not exactly a "destination" campground, but there are things to do in the area. Owner extremely friendly and helpful. Our dog loved playing with the campground dogs. Looks pretty primitive but it has all the necessities and they are in good shape. We would come here again without a doubt, if we were in the area. - Grumpier99
Jul 2010 - $25.00
Disregard that prior review ("Best RV park in Texas"). This is a clean, plain, remote (12 miles from Palestine), run-down looking CG with shaded grassy sites, loose dogs, a friendly manager, no WiFi or cable TV. Didn't see a bath or shower house. The grass needed mowing. It was great for an overnight after a long tow, but not much else. - Prof Bill
Mar 2009 - $25.00
Best RV park in Texas. Small enough to get personal attention but large enough to have all the amenities of a large park. Laundry/Restrooms were very clean and park was well maintained. It was my best RV stay in Texas. I rate it excellent and would recommend it to anyone. - dhillebrandt
Jul 2012 - $15.00
We didn't plan to stop in Palestine, and we're looking for a place before town. This is a set of earthen sites next to an RV sales and service business. There were a few trees, a few spaces have shade. Mounds of fire ants right outside the door. Owner quickly spread powder over them. No showers no restroom no amenities to speak of, however, adequate for a stopover. - User2700
Mar 2018 - $20.00
Love this park and hated to downgrade the overall rating due to dirty restrooms, but they were too bad to ignore (mold/mildew on walls needs serious attention). Other than that, this is a beautiful campground in a lovely setting. It is a national park and not part of the TX state park system, so they don't charge that extra daily fee: just the flat $20/night (thank you!). Most sites are long enough to accommodate larger rigs. The roads are easy to navigate. The sites (mostly level) are spaced very widely apart, giving most of them wonderful privacy. Good shade throughout. Tables on cement slabs.
The park advertises the RV loop (Dogwood) has electric hookup with water spigots available in spots, but I noticed some of the spots do have water hookup on their site. Most of those appeared to be the reservable sites. A handful of sites are non-reservable and available first-come, first-served. Verizon signal good. Pulled in all three major networks with OTA TV antenna. - aowcarol
Aug 2017 - $20.00
Heavily treed sites of gravel and asphalt. 30 amp service only and community water spigots. Almost like dry camping. Not a destination spot but a good spot to stop and rest for a day or two. - rockhill
Jun 2017 - $18.00
Arriving at the gate with a reservation we found a sign saying $20 per night with 50% discount for national senior pass. When I made the reservation online with no assistance, a $10 service fee and a total of $7.50 discount was applied and my 2 night stay was now $35. I called rec.gov and after 52 minutes of hold and transfer was told the $10 was for electric (it isn't) and then was told they would send in to the park to get authorization to refund me $5. The park is becoming derelict looking due to many downed trees and underbrush. We were greeted by the nice park host who moved us to a walk-in site that he said would be better for us. That was the best part of our stay. We would caution those making online reservations to watch for overcharging at the federal sites. We have stayed at COE parks for 10 years with none of this hassle. - tcurex