14 Parks near Hallsville, Texas
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
Jun 2016 - $32.00
This is a trailer, old camper park with grass and red clay sites. Way over due for a updating. Strong WiFi. But nothing else. Just a stop over. No security. Cash or check only. $32 for 50 amps. We were afraid to use water, probably a well. Out in the country in the sticks. Very quiet. They do not take reservations. Previous reviews said weak electricity, but our 50 amp was okay. No cable. Check before you go if after a lot of rain for run off and flooding. Old electric connections. - Oooooooo
Oct 2015 - $30.00
We only camped here because I was getting tired. The park is old, weak electric. The owner is very friendly. We had a pull-through site that was grassy, but level. The owner told me he has owned the park for 25 years. There are a few monthly residents. - Joceil
Oct 2014 - $25.00
Roads are deplorable (very very rough). No entrance or exit sign, but owner/worker came up in golf cart fussing we had come in the exit! Lots of street noise from major highway and could hear trains in the near distance but not next to park. The wifi was excellent. - Gloria S.
May 2015 - $17.00
We stayed for a week at lakefront site #52 for $17/night. Non-lakefront is $13. Expect an additional daily entrance fee *per person,* but since we expect to stay at TX state parks for at least 3 weeks, buying the annual pass for $70 will pay itself off. The sites are pretty well spaced apart, some are quite private, but many of them are sloped and too short. The park requires you to park your vehicle on the pavement so we had to park ours sideways while we were unhooked from our 30' 5th wheel. Each site comes with a fire pit, picnic table, hanging hooks, tent pad, and sometimes a cover for the table (ours came with one). No sewer at any of the sites. There is only one bath house for each of the camping loops, and extremely outdated, one of the worst I've come across in my 7 months of full-time RVing. My first shower only lasted 5 minutes because the hot water ran out. Now, I'm wishing I would have listened to the other reviewers and stayed in a regular site away from the lake due to the noise emitted by the coal trains and power plant. It seems to be the loudest at night, lasting just around midnight before it finally quiets down. You can sometimes feel the vibrations from the noise through the RV unit (lasts just a short while). Our Verizon MiFi got 2 bars of LTE, voice was consistent. Got 2 TV channels over the air: some station named COZI (played 60's-80's shows) and a Spanish one. I hate having to write such a poor review for a state park, but this one really does need some improvement to lengthen the parking pads, update the bath houses, and finish building covers for the other sites picnic tables. They can't do anything about the power plant, which sadly will keep us from ever returning on our way back through in the future. - Sara C.
Apr 2015 - $17.00
$17 per night was for a mostly level asphalt pad with 50-amp electric and water site in the Bee Tree campground. We do have the TX Parks Pass we purchased for $70 (it allows access to all 90 TX state parks)-otherwise it's $17 per night plus a $3 per person daily entry fee. Sites are generous dirt/sand/dead leaves areas with a picnic table and fire ring. The whole park is loaded with different types of tall trees and low vegetation. There were abundant types of birds flitting about. The night sky is very dark so the stars are brilliant. All the facilities were in good condition and the park staff was very friendly and helpful. There are miles of multi-use and hiking trails. We could hear the power plant and the trains but their noises were in the background. This campground is located about four miles from small town Tatum where there is a very nice grocery store and a couple of restaurants. The park does not have public Wi-Fi access. AT&T and Verizon service was full bars of 4G LTE. We received 15 over-the-air TV stations and many radio stations. - DD Rolling Ranch
Jul 2013 - $22.00
Park is a good clean park, has a power plant that makes lots of noise during day, but at night quiets down due to less electric consumption I guess. Friendly staff, clean bathrooms! But the ants be ready for them, they think RV's are lunch boxes and they seemed to learn how to get into them, power cords, water hose and any thing touching your RV. We used WD40 on power cord and water hose wife though it would work and it did. Bring some good and a lot of ant spray. It's not fun if they get inside, I promise you, but if they don't great park; I'll go back. - JustDon
Jul 2016 - $28.00
We stayed here for the July 4 weekend. Park was not kept up like in previous years. Granted water level had been 12 ft. above normal as recently as a month earlier. NO grass had been mowed in awhile. Cigarette butts everywhere in our site. Fire pit wasn't clean. One thing we did notice was there were no summer maintenance volunteers as previous outings here, only the two men at the entrance gate. We will stay here again but wasn't real satisfied with the condition of the park considering it's a COE and maintained by our government. Duh, there's the problem!! - Juedoo
Apr 2016 - $13.00
We were just there for an overnight but it was more than adequate. The roads entering were paved and good. The sites were paved and level. Many had lake view but not lakeside. We were lucky enough to have a red-bellied woodpecker nesting in a tree beside us. Sites are long and narrow and were open to other sites, but the space was OK. - Lula1943
Apr 2016 - $26.00
The restrooms were not touched the entire weekend we were there. C301 was a level site but if you backed only as far as you could to use the stabilizers, the door and awning opened up to dirt with the picnic table in a unmovable position 15 feet away. - BaldGuy
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 2010 - $22.00
Beautiful park: has great swimming (not too cold or too warm), and a beautiful view with several deer roaming around. Only a few pull-through sites. Has friendly staff. Army Corps owned and run (open to civilians, of course). Only negative was the lack of cell service through most of the park and no WiFi. Otherwise we loved it. - TheDubs
Jun 2015 - $27.00
We stayed in a pull through for $400.00 a month. We chose pull through because we have a 42 ft big rig. Do not have to pay electric if in a pull through. Park really not good for big rigs. Too close for comfort. Very nice people work and live at park, especially front office staff. She is the best. Washers and dryers area is very clean. I would stay again for overnight. We flooded at our trailer during heavy rains. - sherry whorton
Apr 2012 - $27.00
We have stayed at this park numerous times. Per the last reviews it is only 1/4 mile from I 20 but great convenience. The restrooms, laundry are very clean, the staff are very friendly. Good pull through sites. The only "small" concern is their dog area has a lot of stickers/cockerburs which tend to get all over the dogs but lots of room for the dogs. Wish this small concern could be addressed. But love this small/family owned camp area. - Dixie Darling
Apr 2012 - $28.00
Advertised as a Passport America park, but would not honor their discount. Office was closed on Sunday. NOISY park: our site was 150 feet from a busy 24 hour convenience store and 300 feet from a BUSY intersection. Loose dogs in the park. Park was clean, easy to get into and out of with big sites. - Hayseed
Jun 2016 - $9.00
Arrival: A little bit tough picking just the right turn with so many different USACE spots. Otherwise, not bad. The gate has swing arms and appears to be manned 24/7... no idea why.
Roads: Texas FM Roads. Most are well maintained regardless the approach.
Sites: The signs say "Rxx-Rxx" but the sites are "Exx-Exx". Very confusing. Three inbound lanes with one outbound. Turn-around circle completely unmarked. Horrible. Most of the sites have level concrete pads - nice...but they all have had considerable erosion making them all pedestals -- sharp drop-offs. Got in and out OK, but there are tons of rubber marks from those that didn't.
Restrooms: FAIL! Dirty. Leaking fixtures. Bugs everywhere.... even the toilet seat.
Not all pull-thru's identified on the website are. Great for those that know the park. Total turn-off for those new to the park.
Cost: $18 (1/2 off with Access Pass) for electric and water.
Internet: No Wi-Fi. Cell is awesome for AT&T. Otherwise, not so much. Plenty of sky for satellite.
Other: Staff could care less. Didn't even give us a map. Ants are everywhere. Covered our trailer with 5 trails within 3 hours of arrival. One dumpster that overfills on weekends. Nothing else. Don't expect to see a trash can for puppy poop on your walk. We will never stay there again. - JC Penny
Mar 2016 - $12.00
This is a pretty typical COE park with nice-sized sites. My shower experience in the ladies' restroom was fine, i.e., good water pressure and temperature of the shower. However, my husband's experience in the men's room was terrible. The shower head was missing so the water output was a stream straight down. And with only one shower stall in each restroom, that made the experience pretty tough. We would most likely stay here again if in the area but shower in our rig. - golfkitty
Oct 2015 - $12.00
Unfortunately, due to the drought in the area the "grassy areas" are tinder dry and burning ban in effect. Our site is fantastic, looking out at the sunset over the lake. Sites are on a bluff perhaps 30 ft above the lake level. Nice paved parking with concrete patio with aluminum picnic table, fire ring, and lantern post. - easydoesit
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
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