Deluxe Patio site had GREAT views of the sunset. LONG and LEVEL pull thru site easily accommodated our 38 foot motorhome, tow dolly, and car.
This is the only campground around RUSK that will guarantee you get a site for this size rig.
Close to the Texas State Railroad in Rusk to ride the diesel engine train thru the Piney Woods. We drove the extra 25 miles to the Palestine Depot to ride the Steam train round trip. A great 4 1/2 hour trip with a layover in Rusk for lunch.
Historic Nacogdoches is a short drive away. Don't miss the General Mercantile and Ole Time String Shop in Nacogdoches where they repair and tune string instruments.
KOA has a dedicated Rally space with 30 full hookups. The managers and go out of their way to make you feel welcome and answer any questions. We camped at Rusk KOA in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $43.00
This was an almost new park built by the city. Nothing resembles what most people think of when they think of "KOA" except the price. 80 foot pull throughs are available if needed. They just added a 30 site rally park. The managers are out of this world. They have committed to a two year stay. Not many large trees so satellite reception was great. Still, the price was high for a 1 night stay, but they appear to be about the only place within 20 miles of Rusk with 70' pull throughs. We camped at Rusk KOA in a Motorhome.
Tips for other Campers:
No pine trees to blow over in a strong wind. This part of Texas has high winds and we saw several pine trees that were recently blown down, including one that blocked 2 lanes of the road.
We saw in the KOA website reviews for the Rusk KOA that they were closed. But in fact they are open and everything still looks great. There was a change in ownership in May 2014 and the new ownership is not quite completed, but this didn't impact the camping at all. It did result in phone messages not being answered and returned. We camped at Rusk KOA in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $36.00
We decided to have a Thanksgiving camping trip with our two children and their families. Our children rented separate cabins which were ideally located close to our RV site. We had a wonderful time. The campground is well-kept and the staff even delivered our son and his wood purchase to our campsite. We will definitely try to make this an annual event. We camped at Rusk KOA in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $29.00
Camping here was a great experience, from start to finish. The person who took my reservation via phone was friendly and polite, and the campground was clean, well laid out, and quiet. Although the office/store was closed when I arrived late, it looked very nice and orderly. The showers and bathrooms are tastefully decorated, modern and clean. This is a well-run business. We camped at Rusk KOA in a Tent.
Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $40.00
We ended up here pretty much by chance since our original destination was in the path of the hurricane in LA. My wife called them to see if they had space. They told us there the Texas Potjie Festival was that weekend but they could put is in the front which is basically overflow. They also warned there would be somewhere in the neighborhood of 500 to 600 people there. I thought it was great of them to let us know before we got there. The "overflow" area had full hookups, 50amp service in a grass covered area. The owner said that even it if rained we would be OK since underneath was a base pad. The staff was great and even though I am not a big crowd person, the KOA handled the event well, the people were great and we had a good time. Lots of trees and a tree covered tent camping area. Staff works hard to keep the place nice. Then only drawback was fire ants invading us. It was a great weekend with great people. I would recommend the place. We camped at Rusk KOA in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: December, 2011 - $35.00
We really had a great time at the RUSK KOA. We came here to go on the Polar Express ride in Palestine and were pleasantly surprised by the cleanliness of the grounds and the friendliness of the staff. They have a nice little store/shop on site as well as a place to refill your propane bottle. Some of the sites have a concrete "deck" area. We also rented a cabin so that the inlaws could come along and it was spotless (this is coming from a guy who is a germaphobic). They had satellite TV in the cabin as well. I went to the store to buy a bundle of firewood and they delivered it to my campsite as they said they did not want me to have to wait for the guy to bring it out. I think the guy almost beat me back to the cabin. There was a pool but it is shut down for the winter, nice little playground for the kids. ATT Cell signal was good (no 3g, just edge). The Wi-Fi worked great. The price reflects the rate for the campground with a KOA discount, not for the cabin. We will be back to this park. We camped at Rusk KOA in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: November, 2011 - $40.00
We had never stayed at the Rusk KOA, so we decided to give it a try. We were very pleased with the helpful staff and clean facilities. Our site was very level and we had a strong Wi-Fi signal in our rig. We will definitely be back when we are in that area again. We camped at Rusk KOA in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $35.00
We were only passing through so we don't know about the surrounding area. Nice campground. Wish they had cable, but they have Wi-Fi, so at least we could play on the computer. The pool is a salt water pool which was too cold for me, but I bet it would feel good when it was over 100*. Showers are clean but small. We camped at Rusk KOA in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: December, 2010 - $35.00
What a find! We were heading south and happened to find this park on our way. It is a new KOA and is really nice. The people were great. The only bad thing for us was that the park wasn't south enough and hence colder than we wanted to make it our winter home. Great place and we'd love to spend more time here. We camped at Rusk KOA in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $44.00
I also would like to rate this park higher but I just can't do it. The Power was very low when both A/C's were on so we were restricted to just one, we shut down the water heater and any other 110 power items and was not able to reach 108 VAC. There are no trees at all in the RV area. You can tell the owners have worked their tail off on this place but there are some things that can not be achieved. The wireless was strong, the pool was clean. Counting our rig there were only three other people and I think they were long term guests. The owner will talk your leg off, very nice man! We camped at Rusk KOA in a Motorhome.