13 Parks near Longview, 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
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 There is only one bath house for each of the camping loops, and extremely outdated, one of the worst I've come across in my 7 months of full-time RVing.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
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
Aug 2007 - $30.00
I lived in this park for about six months and I am very glad I moved to a different park (Shallow Creek RV Resort in Gladewater, TX). This was basically privately owned land that the owner had put many RV sites on. It was not well kept, had all dirt roads that were VERY bumpy, and some of the residents were very loud. I used the laundry facilities once and never did again because my clothes stunk after they were done. They were very nasty facilities. The trees are pine trees and dripped all over my trailer. I am still working on cleaning up the mess. The owner is very strange and has a lot of rules that no one seems to follow anyway. The sites are not paved in any way. I would not recommend staying at this park. Instead, try Shallow Creek RV Resort in Gladewater, TX. - A.J Meals
Oct 2015 - $28.00
The first site C1, was so narrow and uneven that after putting slides out there was no site left. Moved us to B1 which was more level and spacious. Because of drought, no grass and lots of cockle burrs everywhere. Could not walk the dog and carried the burrs in on shoes and clothing. Extremely dusty. Lost power several times but management said no one else was having a problem. Oil refinery behind park and natural gas odor and noise was overbearing. No Wi-Fi although thy gave us 5 different sites that should have popped up, none did. Office was filthy and unorganized. Park manager was nice but not a decision maker. We found another park and pulled out after just one night. No refund! - Hulda
May 2015 - $19.00
Cost based on weekly rate. We had a break down in our truck with our 40' RV in tow. Luckily we made it to the Walmart parking lot. We ended up having to spend the night in the RV. The next morning I called Watts RV to see if they knew someone who could help us get the RV to their park. The site manager, went above & beyond to help us. She found a very nice man to come & get us. They both made sure we were set up & had everything we needed. Do not know what we would have done without these two. They were truly a blessing!
The park itself is very nice. The roads are gravel, but no problem navigating. There isn't any cable TV, but we were able to get 17 channels using our antenna. WiFi works okay. Nice little pond & the spot we have is huge. The grounds are kept picked up & are patrolled all the time to keep an eye on things. Please try this park the next time you're in this area. You won't regret it. We would definitely stay here again, if in the area. - JJ1969
May 2014 - $30.00
Very nice RV park. Friendly staff. Waited for us to arrive, as we were slightly past closing time. Very accommodating. Site was a bit of a chore, as we remained connected and the pickup was quite a bit higher than the trailer. Wasn't bad, though. Their clubhouse is amazing! It has a big screen with sound system, fireplace, kitchen, dining room, pool table, card tables, etc. Nice clean pool. Would rate a 10, but for two reasons - and they are small. 1st: Location. You have to drive through hillbilly alley to get to it; off the beaten path. It would be more suited for a family camping vacation due to this than "passing through", but it was still beautiful. We took pictures which is something we rarely do of a campground. 2nd: The roads are gravel and slightly hilly which causes the rain to erode somewhat, but it wasn't a problem and wasn't too bad. Just being frank and open. We WOULD stay here again. Our rig is 36' long. - phillipakelley
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
Nov 2012 - $20.00
The location of this park is convenient because it is close to town but other than that, it leaves little to be desired. It does have a clean laundry facility. However, it is located behind an auto-body shop and next to a phone company. Your surroundings consist of a small salvage yard, sheds, and equipment the phone company stores behind its building. Privacy fences would help improve the look a bit. There always seemed to be a smell of sewage in the air. Some cement slabs available otherwise it is gravel or grass. A lot of permanent residents stay there. There were 3 cases of theft in the park during our short stay. Bottom line, we did not feel safe. I don't think we would stay again. - PipelinersToo
Aug 2011 - $25.00
My family just moved from this RV park and if you are staying in Henderson Texas this is the RV park you want to stay at. The owner is a Wonderful Christian man and is a Joy. My family stayed there for almost 2 yrs and I met so many wonderful people there. I also met a women that is my best friend, I miss her so much but got transferred back home. But let me tell ya this is a beautiful and wonderful place to stay. - sherrylwarner