13 RV Parks near Jacksonville, Texas
Mar 2017 - $33.00
Got stuck in the mud at our campsite. How does this happen? We were directed to our site down a narrow muddy road. Whe we got there had to let them know they had me going the wrong direction based upon the location of my and everone else's hookups. I backed out and drove around out of the park and back in. When it was time to leave we found it impossible to back out because we were axle deep in mud. We were able to pull forward and back out of the park. We called the owners and received no response. What a mess. How can someone charge you to get stuck in their mud? - Dave from the Lou
Aug 2012 - $40.00
Pretty easy to get in to with a motorhome and does have pull throughs. Very shady under the pines. Owner was nice. We arrived after dark. Lots of permanent residences, quite a few in older trailers which were not in the best of condition. Maintenance the next morning started mowing and I could hear the mower hitting stuff. I had to go outside to stop him after he threw stuff and it hit my motorhome. We left shortly after that and will not go back. - tlkhorses
Dec 2006 - $20.00
Lots of trees. Manager was very friendly. Dirt roads were in acceptable condition. You could definitely hear the traffic on US 79 although being so close to the highway made it easy to find. - Dr. Pam
Apr 2017 - $27.00
This is the third time to stay here. We stayed six nights and found that nothing could have been better. The site is very close to town making trips for groceries and fuel handy. Sites are concrete with good, full 50A hook ups: You will need a 50 to 30 adapter if you use 30A. Highway traffic noise is almost unnoticeable. Courteous and helpful staff. - Train Fan
Apr 2017 - $21.00
When we first arrived, we thought this must be a fairly new park because everything looked so clean and well-maintained, but we learned that it was actually that has been there for a good number of years. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Right after we had parked in our well-kept and mowed pull-thru site, a camp worker came and placed boards under our jack. That was a first for us. The sites are grass except for the two strips of concrete where your tires are supposed to rest. They take their grass very seriously at this campground. It's bright green, thick, and kept mowed. DO NOT PLACE ANY MATS OR CARPETS ON THE GRASS. This will create brown spots, and they really take protecting their green grass here very seriously. Only minor irritation was the hedge along our site, making it impossible to get into the slide-out tray to put away our hoses. Had to stow them as we were pulled forward getting ready to leave. Also had a woman in a rental trailer who had a dog that barked every time anybody walked by -- and then kept barking for 15-20 minutes more. Very inconsiderate. WI-FI was OK but slowed down during peak hours of usage. There no cable TV, but OTA reception was very good so no problem there. One nice thing about this park was the absence of perms and long-termers. No dirty, rusty, nasty-looking trailers to ruin this beautiful park. Bullard is very rural with few store and shopping, but Tyler is a quick 20-minute drive north on 69, and it has all the stores and restaurants you could possibly want. Right up the highway is a nice new fuel stop where you can fill up with diesel AND get your big rig in and out easily. All in all, this is one of the prettiest RV parks we've ever stayed in. And East Texas is a very pretty area. - dhaney1944
Dec 2016 - $27.00
Nice clean park. Far enough away from Tyler to avoid the madness but close enough for visiting. Some road noise from 69 during day but no problem at night. Wifi worked great. - rockhill
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Mar 2017 - $30.00
We enjoyed our campsite very much. Great bicycling throughout the park! However, splash pad would not work, and it took two calls to the office before maintenance took care of the problem. Women's restroom had extremely filthy toilets with dead bugs covering everything. The showers were "out of order" with missing tiles, torn up flooring, and no shower curtains. The men's room had slightly cleaner toilets but also had dead bugs everywhere. The shower was disgusting! Something very large and feathery fought and died in there, with bird droppings everywhere. Two maintenance men happened to show up to clean the restrooms. We observed them from our campsite. They went in, and came right out and put new locks on the doors to lock the place up tight. Definitely not worth $30 a night. - DE-N
Mar 2016 - $30.00
The park office signage requests registration at the store/office, which was locked. There was a woman inside on the telephone but she didn't answer the door. Another camper told us to go to the train depot to register, so we did. A site can be reserved in advance but individual sites are first come-first served. The sites are paved pull throughs compromised of turnouts off the narrow access road. Some are very bumpy and unlevel. Others are okay. The bathrooms in the RV campsite loop were disgusting. On a Friday afternoon around 2 pm this is what we saw: Men's bathroom was dirty. The two shower stalls share a common dressing area. Only one stall had a shower curtain. The Women's room had a similar layout but both showers did have curtains. The showers were full of dead and soggy bugs. The toilet seats were old and discolored, spotted with dirt and missing the original finish. Dead bugs were on every flat surface including the sinks. There were soap and paper towels. The other shower room by the pavilion was unusable: no electricity. How this facility achieved a 7.5 Good Sam rating is a mystery to me. As far as the rest of the park, the various buildings and amenities were dirty, broken down and borderline dangerous. The railroad is the obvious beneficiary of the money saved through neglecting everything else. There is a nice lake for fishing and some woods for a short hike. No reason for us to ever come back here. This was a poor value for the cost. - leorah
Nov 2015 - $32.00
Heavily wooded sites and limited big rig access. The group area has no sewer, but better big rig access.
The park is a bit run down and need maintenance. It is not as well maintained as it was when a state park. - TXiceman1
Jan 2017 - $40.00
Nice park. Everything worked and it was quiet. Just stayed one night while passing through. Staff was very friendly and helpful. WiFi and cable both worked well. - Chuck McC
Oct 2016 - $36.00
RV Park is set back in the trees far enough off of the road so there is little if any noise from passing vehicles. Office staff very sociable and easy to talk to. Sites are long enough to accommodate both motor home and toad. All utilities functional and easy to hookup to. Showers and bathrooms very clean. Park appears to have some long term residents but no problem for overnight stays. We enjoyed this KOA and we would return again.
Be careful when approaching the entrance from the west on Farm Road 343. There is a hill with a blind spot when turning into the RV park. - Herb Richards
Sep 2016 - $38.00
A check of this page shows we stayed here when we left Texas in May 2016; we are back, passing through on our return to Texas for the Winter.
The Workampers who were experienced with this park tragically had to rush home to Louisiana where they lost their home to flooding.
A new crew of very nice people are here working very hard at catch-up.
This is a park cut into the piney woods of East Texas. The woods border the park and make landscaping and grounds maintenance very difficult.
The soil is sand mixed with many millennia of pine needles and coaxing grass is a chore and a knack. This is still a nice park, we like it, but it is not as sharp as it was.
There are a variety of sites. Be careful what you ask for, it can be expensive. All sites are gravel with well placed utilities. They are long enough to leave your tow attached. They are all level, packed gravel.
There is a huge rectangular rally site with full utilities and rally hall.
Some sites have cement patios with furniture, all have a picnic table and fire ring. There is also a dog pen that encloses trees; my dog thought it was great. Check-in at the office was easy and friendly; the camp store is very nice. The grounds are well lit at night.
The ubiquitous Kabins that we are familiar with are placed in the woods. A neat spot for a cabin stay. Much larger, self-contained Kabins, which are more like park models are scattered about the open RV sites.
There is also a pool and small children's playground. My wife and I found hiking trails in the woods.
Wi-Fi was very good, and cable was passable: ok on satellite channels but fuzzy for local stations
The bathrooms and showers are all sparking clean and very comfortable.
We used them. The laundry also looked up-to-date.
The park is very quiet and relaxing. We'll be ready to drive again tomorrow. - Jack B
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
Sep 2006 - $18.00
The RV park is on a peninsula across from the marina. This is a good family park. We would have given the park higher rating but the showers and bathrooms were at the marina and so far from the RV spots. Only johnny-on-the-spot are in the RV area. Very quite, good fishing, owners monitor park closely and nice beach in front of RV spots. - TexasRVer
Jul 2017 - $50.00
We have been coming to this RV resort for many years, and loved it here. The owners and staff are some of the nicest we have met. Sadly, this may be our last time to stay here. The park has become mostly full timers who aren't really fond of weekenders like us. The row on the waterfront where our boat was parked was mostly full timers. One lady didn't want us walking through her "yard" because she was afraid her very large aggressive German Shepherd would bite someone. As a matter of fact the dog did break lose and attacked a smaller dog, turning over a baby in a stroller while we were there. I understand that having the full timers is survival for most parks, but separating them and the weekenders into different areas may make it a great place for everyone. This is a nice place and the restaurant has some great Catfish. The sites are easy to get in and out of as well. - Vicky59
Oct 2011 - $35.00
Would not call this a resort. The hosts were friendly and helpful. There were several junky looking trailers. Due to the drought Texas is in, the once nice lake is now dangerous looking with the tops of trees showing everywhere. Entry roads very rough, internal roads narrow and not very smooth. Have driven through this area before and it looked very nice, but not at this time. Probably would check it out closely before would stay here again. - bob and phyl
Apr 2010 - $45.00
I agree: it has been many moons since this could be called a Resort. There was junk everywhere and junky transient people with junk everywhere. There is a beautiful lake and it's overrun with fishermen. This is a whooping great fishing camp, for the price. Just beware it is not a resort by any means. Much too pricey for what is offered. It is a Woodalls rated facility, but they have it all wrong. - kingfisher24
Sep 2014 - $25.00
First off, great owners/managers, just plain nice people. Some sites a little different; they are covered (under shelters). Most seem to live there full time and very friendly. The owners are more interested in your comfort. I just pulled along side a fence, and the owner helped me drop the towed. He said he would get the money later. Had to find his wife on day two. Would stay again. Only gave it an 8 because there are no amenities and no trash pickup. - Phrg34
Aug 2014 - $25.00
These folks are the NICEST people I have ever met. The park is clean, maintained, everything was super nice. If they have a spot open, this is a great place with great people. - plasma800
Mar 2014 - $40.00
Trails End is the best on Lake Palestine, with small boat access ramp and bank fishing available. Very Clean with modern utilities and large lots. Owner on site and very helpful. The long term tenants are great and help maintain this park in top condition. If you're looking to enjoy East Texas this is the place to stay. - TomCtheBest
Jun 2010 - $48.00
The site we had was a dump, junk cars, boats and motorcycles on the next site, trash around the permanent trailers nearby. Permanent mobile home next to our site had a tied out dog the left his droppings all over our site. Uncapped sewer connection on our site. Price was for holiday weekend, we left the next morning even though we had paid in advance for two nights. Would never stay here again, the cable and Wi-Fi did work. - texas5vr
Apr 2010 - $39.00
We camped here for he weekend while visiting family in Tyler. Office staff very friendly and helpful. We camped on site 2A. The site was very uneven and you had to go over a large possible speed bump to get into it. Too many full time permanent residents in the lake front views. Did not feel very safe in the area. Looks like they are trying to clean it up. Don't know if we will be back. - PJ Beans
Mar 2009 - $28.00
This park had just experienced rain and it was very muddy. Even though the sites had been asphalted at some time, mud covered them. Spaces were tight with very little, to no room to park. With the slides out, there was no more than about 3' between rv's. The owner/manager was very friendly & helpful. The park tended to get loud at night with parties. The lake view was nice, but limited. There was no Wifi even though it was advertised that there was. We would not stay there again. - hallelujah road