6.9 Good
     
Kennard, Texas

Ratcliff Lake

Kennard, Texas


18551 State Highway 7 E
Kennard, Texas 75847
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Sites: 77
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 31.387164345375
Longitude: -95.147824287415

Elevation: 355' (approximate)
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • 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 yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) ?
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,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 yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre yes
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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10 Reviews

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Review Count: 70
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Ratcliff Lake in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
15
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Ratcliff Lake in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
16
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Nearby town of Crockett has good food choices and a lot of history.

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Review Count: 70
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

We really like this park. It is an open wooded park. All the lakeside campsites are for tenting. The Dogwood loop is for RV"s. The outside section of the Dogwood loop has w/e at every site . The other campsites are electric only with shared water as long as you bring plenty of hose ( 150 ft ). Some of the sites do have a slight grade but I have seen much worse. The park was well maintained and the camphost very friendly. The only reason I give it an 8 is no water at every site and a few ae not level. We camped at Ratcliff Lake in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
34 Dogwood
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 95
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Even tho the park road makes a loop around the lake, use the West entrance. It's tight, but possible to get a 45' MH to your site. Sites are deep in length and wide, but you have to pick the most level area. We didn't use any utilities, no 50A, so it was dry camping. Nice park atmosphere and quiet. We camped at Ratcliff Lake in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
40
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

Campground wasn't in top notch shape for campgrounds, but yet, better than I expected since the reopening of it since the drought and tornado. I was impressed with the restrooms/showers on account of I didn't expect them to be that good. The folks working there are friendly and respectful. I do plan on another camping trip. Don't know when yet, but the campout will be there. We camped at Ratcliff Lake in a Tent.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
44
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight, Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 51
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Camper parking pads were mostly dirt and uneven. Definitely not a manicured campground if that is your preference. We stopped for one night. It served our purpose. Would not be a destination campground except for local camping or maybe fishing in the lake. We camped at Ratcliff Lake in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

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

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 81
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: February, 2010 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Talk about confusing. All sites with water and electric are reservation only. We arrived to find only one other RV in the whole campground and all the water/electric sites padlocked closed. The fee for the electric only sites was the same as the W/E sites. After consulting with the very accommodating host, we were able to get a W/E site for one night. All the sites could use some work, but it looked as if some upgrades were being done. The area is very pretty with large pines and hardwoods. We would stay here again if passing through. There is not much to do in area. The fee was golden age price. We camped at Ratcliff Lake in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2007 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

This is the same reviewer as below, with the 8/10 rating. I want to correct the first review in that there are four "full" hook-up sites, and 9 additional sites with water and electricity that can be reserved through the Recreational Government website. Also, there are now two restroom facilities on the RV loop that have "hot" showers. The showers and restrooms are normally cleaned on Friday, so they're clean for part of the weekend, but get rather messy by the end of the week. This is still a great park to take your kids and really camp in the great outdoors! We camped at Ratcliff Lake in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2006 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a National Forest park so it is not designed to be like a commercial RV park. If you're looking to camp in a natural area -- in this case a mixed pine-hardwood forest--where deer, squirrels, and other wildlife are available then this is your place. A 40 acre lake, which has yielded a 12+ pound bass is available, as are rental paddle boats. Only four sites have four hook-ups, and usually one or two of those are used by work camper hosts. The sites are usually limited to 35' units, with all being back-ins. It's an older, CCC-built park but they have made many changes lately and are trying to improve the park. The showers are clean but COLD--no hot water! If you have kids and want to have a real camping experience, then this is a great park for you. If you just want a overnight stay and are in the East Texas area it will serve that purpose well. Just don't expect WiFi, swimming pools, cable and other such things as one would find in a more urban or commercial setting. We camped at Ratcliff Lake in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2006 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

National Forest campground. Sites for RV's and tents. Some sites have electricity, water, and or sewer hook-ups. Reservations through Reserve America. Many RV sites are "tight" and only suitable for RV's under 28'. All sites are in the trees. Site aprons and roads are mostly unlevel and in need of repair. Overall, facilities are old, in need of repair, but most are usable. We camped at Ratcliff Lake in a Fifth Wheel.

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