7 Parks near Rusk, Texas
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
1 HIGHWAY 84 W Rusk, Texas 75785 (map) | 903-683-3451
Sites: 71 | Latest Rate: $30.00 | 21 Reviews
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
Jul 2015 - $26.00
Full hookups gets you a campground spot with lots of shade. If you only want water and electric they put you in the Group section with some shady spots. - CharlieB
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
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
Feb 2017 - $15.00
Offered a host site near the entrance since park was full. It was quiet, full hookup and had a view of the woods from our rear window. Ranger Josh volunteered a lot of great history about the park. - sp123
Aug 2016 - $15.00
This is quiet little State Park on the edge of the Davy Crockett National Forest. They have five RV campsites with full hookups for only $15 a night. Other campsites are available with water and electricity for $13 a night. The park has a dump station. The RV sites are not level but they are asphalt. Campsites include a picnic table, fire ring with grill-top, a lantern post, and also a waist high cooking grill. The towering pines and oaks are magnificent and there are plenty of birds and other wildlife.The Park Ranger and staff are very friendly and helpful. This park offers free firewood! The park office sells bagged ice for $2 a bag.
We enjoyed the peaceful serenity of camping among the East Texas pines. It was so quiet. We even had an armadillo come into camp after dark for a short visit. - rvbozo
Jul 2015 - $15.00
This was our first camping in a new RV, a small 22-foot. Called ahead and had a pull-through site (#9) for us when we arrived, and found it without any issues. (It probably wouldn't have fit anything bigger than a 30 footer, though.) The site was very nice, tree shaded, except it wasn't level. We hiked on a couple of the trails which were nice. All the shade made for a surprisingly cool late afternoon/evening/morning. We very much enjoyed our experience there and look forward to returning. - RobtL
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
Jul 2016 - $30.00
We have stayed at Bushman's a couple of times when we're visiting the Tyler, TX area. I have found it to be one of the cleanest and best-maintained RV parks I've ever stayed at.
It is far enough outside Tyler that you feel like you're in the country (there were cows grazing just outside the RV park fence), yet it's only about a 20 minute drive into Tyler.
There is a nice indoor pool which my kids enjoyed.
Probably my only complaint is that they only allow one vehicle with each RV, so if you're towing a 5th wheel or have a tow vehicle, that will be all your allowed to have. Any visitors will have to park out front and walk through the park to get to your site. For a small fee (I believe $5/day) you can park an additional vehicle. To be fair, I guess part of the reason the park looks so clean is that there aren't a lot of extra vehicles around to clutter things up.
I stayed in a 45' motorhome and found that the site had plenty of space and all the hookups (including 50 amp power) were excellent.
Overall, I thought the service was friendly and the park is very nice, so I recommend it. I will stay there any time I'm in that area. - RedRaider1993
Mar 2016 - $30.00
Stayed here 3 nights in mid week. Very satisfied with facilities. Long pull thru with concrete strips, required slight leveling but no problem. Electricity, water, sewer worked great. Wifi was good but at times would slow to a crawl but most of the time was OK. The park wasn't crowded when we were there but they seem to have frequent groups that may fill the campground. Make reservations to be sure. The front entrance is gated and the park is very secure. Slight road noise from Highway 69 but didn't cause any problems. Would definitely stay here again. - threehendersons