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Karnack, Texas

Caddo Lake State Park

Karnack, Texas



Karnack, Texas
Phone: (903) 679-3351

Sites: 55
Recent Rate: $20 5/2016

Latitude: 32.678912940791
Longitude: -94.175717533035

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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 yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • 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 no
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

22 Reviews

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Review Count: 109
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Holiday weekend and the campground has a few spaces. I had reserved a full hookup months in advance and I'm glad I did - there were none available. There is a daily park fee of $3 added so daily total is $23 which is a very good full hook up price. Boating and fishing are popular activities in the park with easy access provided to Caddo Lake. Definitely a destination park for future trips. We camped at Caddo Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
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Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
19
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Park staff offer lots of information about the area - restaurants, places of interest, shopping, boat tours on Caddo Lake etc.

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Review Count: 86
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 24

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped at Caddo Lake State Park near Karnack, Texas in February 2016. We were in site 22 in the full hookup Woodpecker Loop. $20/night for water, 50/30/20A electric and sewer. All eight sites in this loop are pull throughs. The Armadillo Run loop are water and electric back in sites. Camping areas in beautiful pine forest. The park is on Big Cypress Bayou with boat ramps and canoes for rent. Good hiking trails. Jefferson, TX is 12 miles away with groceries and shopping. I highly recommend this park. We camped at Caddo Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
22
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Visit Jefferson General Store and Riverport Barbecue in Jefferson, Texas 12 miles from the park.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Staying here a few days while heading South for the Winter. Nice park and nice trails.
Get the Texas Pass ($70) if you plan on using other Texas State Parks as you save the entrance fees. $3 to $5 per person per day.
Make sure you rent or bring a canoe as the river and pond are great for spending a few hours. Rental ($20 for 3 hours) We camped at Caddo Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
24
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

One of the most scenic parks I've been to in Texas. Very nice campground. The Cypress trees are beautiful. A couple of cons come with this scenic beauty. No WiFi is available and the only way to get a cell phone to work is to go to the top of the hill by the check in area. Also, there are lots of trees close to, and hanging over, the road. You can get through them, but if you aren't paying a lot of attention to them you could easily hit one. A guided tour of the lake is strongly recommended to fully experience the area. We camped at Caddo Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 63
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

The main thing this park has going for it is the unique beauty of Caddo Lake. This is an old Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) -constructed park in bad need of repair and maintenance. The water around the fishing piers had considerable trash floating in it and no one appeared interested in cleaning it out. The only thing we observed park staff doing was several drive by's each day looking for some violation. Only a government entity would put campsites next to a busy highway when there appear to be acres of other available land. The Armadillo Run Camping area is especially noisy. The amenities promoted on the website - paddle boats, canoes, etc. were no where to be found and this was on a weekend when the park was full. The rate is for water and electricity only. We camped at Caddo Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice, quiet state park. We have stayed previously in one of the pull-throughs, which are large and have full hookups. This time we stayed in a back-in site with water & electric. The back-in sites are a bit tight, but not too bad. The park is very pretty. We have stayed here before, and will stay here again. We camped at Caddo Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 66
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a small Texas state park. If you are 30 ft or longer be sure to get a pull through site. These sites are very nice and private. We really like the quiet and peace here. I suspect the spring and fall would be the best time to come. If you have satellite TV there are too many tall pines to get a signal. Come prepared as there are big grocery stores near. We camped at Caddo Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2013 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice CG. The 8-10 pull through sites with full hookups were occupied, but we were the only others in the campground. The sites are all short, maybe 40 feet, and at a right angle to the road. Park was built by Civilian Conservation Corps in late 1930's and is laid out for mainly tents and small trailers. It was difficult finding a site long enough for our 34' RV. All the above could be overlooked if not for the highway and train noise. Nice place but wouldn't stay again because of the road noise. We camped at Caddo Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 45
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

We spent 3 nights in this lovely park. We chose a water and electric only site and we were glad as those sites are much nicer and more level than the full-service sites. There is a dump station available before you exit the park. We enjoyed watching the squirrels and listening to the calls of the various birds that live here. There were a few TV channels available over the air. Verizon Wireless had a perfect 3G signal however a neighbor with AT&T could not get any service. We camped at Caddo Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

The staff was very helpful when we arrived helping us to get a nice shady and level site. We had brought our kayaks with us so they also try to get us near the water. It is very clean, and quiet. We went on an Owl Prowl Friday night that park put on really cool we saw barr owls and listened to them call each other. This park is on our list to re visit several times as it was beautiful. We camped at Caddo Lake State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

After spending the previous weekend at North Toledo Bend SP, this was a letdown. I grew up in a town close to this park so I know it well, but staying here in a travel trailer is a different game. The sites were not level, restrooms were not clean, no place for the children to swim. Not a place to stay during the summer months. We camped at Caddo Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 53
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an very nice state park in an interesting area. You can rent canoes and go paddle out onto Caddo Lake, or just stay in the park cove and paddle around in the Cypress trees. The nearby town of Uncertain offers a couple of different boat trips out onto the lake, including a wood-fired steamboat. And nearby Jefferson has dozens of antique shops and historic buildings. Sites are all shaded by very tall trees, so don't come here if you want to set up your satellite. Verizon broadband was good, AT&T cell phones did not work. We camped at Caddo Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Be alert for this park entrance as "T intersection" just off Texas 43 is a distraction. Large entrance is on the north (left side) just before reaching the corner store and intersection, so go slow. Park is well maintained as most all Texas State Parks. Some of the FHU sites are not level, so be prepared (check with office first). Lots of tours out of Uncertain and other areas available. Wanted to stay longer, but the Easter crowd was coming. We camped at Caddo Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2010 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

Relatively small, out of the way State Park. Great park personnel, advised on the best, most level spaces among all available. Be sure to get a space away from the road (we did) as it's noisy near the highway. Good spacing between sites...appears to be several multi RV spaces along with screened in cabins. Several good over the air TV stations. Very unique surroundings..part pine forest, part cypress bayou. Heavy forest trails, access to mill pond that opens onto river and then on to Caddo Lake. Could only stay one night on a Monday. Not much around, so get any supplies on the way in or drive 10 miles or more. We camped at Caddo Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 109
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: November, 2010 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful, peaceful park on the Big Cypress River near mysterious Caddo Lake. We had full hookups and a pull through site, which made it all easy. Friendly staff and camp hosts. Restrooms/showers were spotless. Would definitely stay again and it's well-worth taking a couple of days to explore the area. We camped at Caddo Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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