8 Parks near Purdon, Texas
Feb 2017 - $20.00
Liberty Hill Park is a Corps of Engineers park in central Texas near Dawson, Texas on Navarro Mills Lake. The park has over 100 campsites, 14 with full hookups. Many sites have nice lake views. Large sites with covered picnic tables and firerings. Great water quality. High water pressure (100 psi), regulator advised. There is a marina and store with a small restaurant plus two boat ramps and a swimming area. Many species of birds and wildflowers. Closest grocery 10 miles away in Hubbard and Walmart 22 miles away in Corsicana. The grounds and bathhouses are well maintained. We have been here before and will return. We were in full hookup site 72. - drfife
Jul 2016 - $11.00
Great park right on Navarro Mills Lake. About 23 miles from nearest Walmart. Most of the sites have some form of shade. Relatively level, full hookups. Only issue was after 3 days we found we had "ants". We sprayed around the legs of our coach, but failed to spray around the sewer inlet. That's how the buggers got in! Park website states they have Argentine Ants, and they are right. Some of the sites are a little tight if you have opposing slides. Roads are a little narrow but we were able to maneuver with a 42' fifth wheel & dually. Shaded fishing pier, but costs $7/adult to fish. We have 3 dogs, and always have them on a leash. Other people don't obey leash rule and let dogs run loose. Overall, we'd go back again. - usamacdonald2
Jul 2016 - $11.00
This is a large Park. Playground, swimming, fishing, boating and etc. The park was closed Friday thru Sunday as the surrounding lakes are closed due to flooding, but this park is high enough that the rise in water was not an issue. Gate Attendents are top notch, they check the park many times a day as well as a ranger. There are some trees, but most sites are in direct sun. It was hot when we stayed, 98 degress, with heat index of 108 so getting outsided after lunch was not acceptable unless you were in the water. A lot of history, as there is an old family cemetery in the campground dating back to 1838 as well as Dawson, TX, first town in the county and other historical markers. One negative is the Argentine ants. In some sites the ants will haul your RV to the next campsite! They will warn you about the ants, so take some type of ant repellent as most seemed to use Comet around their Jack pads and wheels and also anything that touched the ground. We did not have issues with the ants but we did see other that did. We will be back. - Gearitis
Oct 2016 - $18.00
This is a nice COE park on Navarro Mills Lake. Our site was wooded, providing nice shade yet the lake was just 50 yards away. We stayed 2 nights in site #22 which is a long back-in site with electric and water but no sewer. There is a boat ramp, fishing pier, and sandy beach area nearby. We struggled to get a satellite signal due to the trees, but if you have enough coaxial cable to place the dish nearer the lake the trees thin out and you can get some reception. We did have full LTE cell and data reception via AT&T and lots of TV channels via OTA antenna.
We enjoyed our stay here and would gladly return. - texasAUtiger
Apr 2014 - $18.00
Beautiful park about 20 miles sw of Corsicana on Hwy31. Turn at sign Navarro Mills. Sites are well separated, lots of trees, water and power at site. Quiet, clean. Bathrooms old, COE is at mercy of Congress' budget antics, so be kind. Two campsite loops; one with fishing dock is on quiet arm of lake, other is closer to main body (boat noise). Give the restrooms and large fenced leach field some distance when choosing site, the smells can travel. Great hosts, we'd stay here again! - User3415
Jan 2017 - $34.00
This is an overnighter park for traveling to other destinations. Theres no picnic table at the site and sites are close. However, when we were there the park was pretty empty so we stayed an extra night and were very comfortable. All the roads and sites are paved so I could ride my bicycle a bit. Nice owners. They have a propane fill-up and very convenient. Walmart and an HEB grocery close by. - UllaPool
Jun 2016 - $32.00
Stayed here to test new Casita Travel Trailer. Very neat, clean, and staff very helpful. Would recommend to stay here and I would stay again. - malcolm the dog
Jun 2016 - $30.00
We stayed here while visiting relatives in the area. Nothing special about the park, but it had a nice long pull through site, plenty of room for motorhome and tow vehicle. Full hookups, no cable. Lots of permanent residences, but they are located in a separate part of the park. Would stay here again. - Sally Chew
Jun 2016 - $35.00
Beautiful sunsets. Quiet. Relaxing. Excellent boat ramp. Store available for last minute items, sells live bait. Can fish on site. Friendly service. Enjoyed our stay. - tiger2pooh1
Sep 2015 - $85.00
The good... The boat ramp is easily accessible. The restaurant on site is decent for burgers and hot breakfast.
The bad...The spots are very small. No space between them. The grounds have a large number of cats roaming free so everything outside smells like a kitty litter box....basically because it is. I cleaned up cat mess every day to keep the smell down. There are quite a few long term residents and they let their dogs do their business wherever they feel like. Nasty and I had to keep my dogs in the trailer the whole weekend because of the cats everywhere.
Giant cockroaches got into everything. Need I say more? - Akrbrsn
Apr 2014 - $35.00
The new owners took over this park last April. They have improved the boat ramp to handle three boats at the same time. The lake is 7.5 feet low, but we saw a 25' party barge launch with no problems. We stayed in site #1, which is waterfront and the sunsets were awesome. They have fishing, paddle boats to rent, shaded sites, live bait, and a small general store. The bath houses were small, but clean. They plan to add additional restrooms, cabins, laundry, and grill, later. Corsicana is about twenty minutes away, so plan on bringing your groceries with you. They do allow campfires and grills. This is a gem in the making. - timetokill
Jul 2007 - $16.00
This is a nice park close enough to the Dallas area for a weekend getaway. We stayed for two nights, and the park was nice and quiet. There is not much to do there, but it is a great place to get away if that is what you are looking for. - Aggiepi
Apr 2006 - $16.00
There are 3 parks at Bardwell Lake available for camping. We camped at Mott Park and had a nice lakefront site, which we were able to select online. Even though it was a holiday weekend, the spaces are far enough apart that it did not seem crowded or noisy. Some sites require a lot of leveling, and some are 30-amp only, but the reservation system will tell you this. This is a no-frills park, but the scenery is lovely and a perfect getaway if you want to just get out of town, enjoy nature, and relax. - Lucydog
Oct 2016 - $22.00
We stopped into this great State Park a few days ago on a trip home and found it to be fantastic.
We got a pull through site on the lake that was perfect. We stopped on a week day so there were only 2 other campers there that night. It was beautiful and quiet and a real joy to be there. LIke most Texas State Parks (but not all) they were water & electric sites and none have sewer hookups. There is a nice dump station.
Others have mentioned that you have to unhook your Toad before turning around in the cul de sac at the end of the road - and this is completely true. Like so many others it looked like we could make it but nope.
Now, if you came here on a weekend I imagine this park would be super crowded and a completely different experience. But on a weekday in the Fall it was great.
Nice camp host, very nice and clean bathrooms and showers were an nice addition as well. Again, on a busy weekend they are probably way too small.
We highly recommend this place if you are anywhere near Waco, TX and looking for a good place to stay. - Creativepart
Apr 2016 - $20.00
Very nice park. The nature exhibit is interesting. Today we can still enjoy the work of the CCC boys of the '30s. Please note for a trailer or motorhome that the farther you go the tighter the space. The end loop ONLY can accommodate about 25'. If the spots are full a 30ft +/- trailer is most difficult. Great place to stay and relax. - REO
May 2015 - $20.00
Very small, but very nice park. Shade trees are all around. Half of the sites were fairly open and not so private, but have a great view of the lake. The other half nearest the turnaround are very wooded. Lots of the sites are very unlevel. I had three packs of "Legos" and I still didn't have enough to get it level. Great lake access and views. The fishing pier is very convenient to the camp sites and looked very popular. The staff were extremely courteous but yet unobtrusive. - TTU Guy
Jun 2016 - $9.00
Gate attendants were friendly and knowledgeable. Sites were trashy. Sites are not real level but in site 8 we were able to level our 5th wheel. Not going to mention the homeless trailer that is an eye sore: surprised COE allowed the situation in the park. - From the Kites
Jun 2016 - $9.00
The park is a natural beauty. However seeing the previous reviews, we were very disappointed and our lower rating is directly related to poor management. On the good side, the gate attendants are friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable about the park and the area. The electricity is steady and water pressure is about 65 PSI. The sites do not have sewer hook ups but there is a dump station located at the end of the camping loop. There are 2 loops, the larger one has some 50 amp, but the smaller one is all 30 amp. Very few sites are level, some large motorhomes may struggle to get level. All sites have a water view. However, the bad here is that the park management is allowing a homeless family to occupy a park host site in a very derelict trailer. 2 younger adults, 3 children, 2 dogs and a cat. There is no vehicle to move the trailer which is falling apart, the slide is decrepit, open at the top to the elements. The slide and roof are covered with tarps, the unit has a window and half the door boarded up with wood, there were several window AC units. No apparent tote or vehicle to move waste to the dump, we were dismayed to see the drain connection simply open to the ground. Junk and trash all over the site. Dogs left tied up outside 24/7, barking at passersby, yipping and whining at everything else. When we asked park staff about the situation, we were told there were "extenuating circumstances". The people did not work for the park while we were there. There were several sites that had trash in them, and fire pits had not been cleaned. We probably would not visit there again until this situation is resolved. - Fixn2gocamp
May 2016 - $8.00
The roads in this park have deteriorated and need some work. Sites are not level with significant front to back slopes. Asphalt sites are spacious, and grounds are manicured, and have great views of the lake. Each site has a covered patio with a large picnic table, Bar-b-q/fire pit and a generous space for parking a vehicle. Water and electric only; dump station. - the Fishers