Rusk KOA

Rusk, Texas



745 FM 343 East
Rusk, Texas 75785
Phone: (903) 683-6641

Sites: 100
Recent Rate: $43 7/2016

Office Hours:

Monday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am - 6:00pm

Hours above shown for timezone: America/Chicago

Latitude: 31.791457814569
Longitude: -95.118652582169

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • 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 yes
  • $2.50 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 2.50
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $20.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 20.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • 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) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon, Sprint, U.S. Cellular Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon,Sprint,U.S. Cellular
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • 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 yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals yes
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball yes
  • Sports Field Sports Field yes
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

30 Reviews

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Review Count: 137
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

Park is neat and clean. Interior roads are gravel with asphalt patches, but serviceable.

We were guided to our site by a very nice camp worker who said to call if we needed anything, as they answered the phone even after hours.

Way over priced at $43 (pull thru) for this park located far away from shopping, restaurants and activities, unless you want to be surrounded by the piney woods of East Texas.

Cabins scattered among the RV sites. Most of the RV sites appear to be very level, some spacious and some grouped to close to others. Gravel and asphalt roads, gravel sites, grass in-between and trees at various heights.

We were the only Class A in a end site: 25, with large patio and iron furniture. Some patios concrete but mostly picnic tables on grass.

Nice office staff, pool, laundry and shower facilities well maintained. We did not use showers, baths or laundry. Yes, they have good cable and wifi service. Yes, there is a rec room. This was just a over night on the way to Galveston. Park was about 1/4 occupied. We camped at Rusk KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
25
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Park is easy to find. Southeast of Rusk off of 69 south east on Hwy 343.

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hillscamp, owner at Rusk KOA responded to this review

We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Our records show that you requested a patio site with a vew and ,Yes, the patio sites are a higher rate. We do have sites starting at $39.89 and go up to $52.89

Review Count: 42
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

This is unlike any KOA we've been to, except everything is yellow and begins with a "K". It is off the beaten path, not near a highway. You won't see advertising signage, use your GPS, we did and it worked.

The park is unbelievably quiet no games, no jumping pillows, no hayrides, or nightly movies, and no traffic noise.

The campground is literally cut into a piney woods, the Loblolly pines have been cleared from the RV sites, they are notoriously unstable. The grounds have been replanted with shade trees. This heavy pine forest totally surrounds the park. It is deep and dark. If we hadn't heard owls at night, we would have heard nothing. There are building lights and each electrical pedestal has a welcome light atop.

The sites are very big and spacious. We never unhooked our tow.

Each site has a picnic table and fire ring. The deluxe sites have a poured patio and table and chairs. There is lots of grass on all sides.

There are a lot of Kabins. There are four Log style Kabins that have been cut deep into the woods. I have never seen such a cool setting for these ubiquitous Kabins. There is also tenting in the woods.

Larger cedar sided Kabins with porches and decks are set among the RV sites. They resemble KOA styles but look a lot like Park-Models.

The office is clean and neat with lots of camping stuff for sale.

Bathrooms and showers are sparkling and cleaned daily. They are new and very well equipped. There is also an enclosed dog area. A very nice looking pool and a small equipped playground for family fun.

The managers here are very nice. Even bought us milk when they went to the store. This has been a very welcome respite after seven hours of driving. We stayed two days to just relax. KOA doesn't use the word, but this park could be a KOA Retreat. We camped at Rusk KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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hillscamp, owner at Rusk KOA responded to this review

Thank you, We are happy you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again.

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Neat place, very quiet and peaceful. Easy paved access a couple miles from the highway, manager met us and helped us get parked and stopped by later to be sure everything was ok. Spacious sites, level, gravel, Big pines all around, not all lined up and crammed in like cereal boxes on a shelf . Our site was easy to get into even with 40' big rig towing a car on a dolly. Everyone was friendly, nice little store, etc. Would surely stay again and recommend it to anyone! Only stayed one night but would consider this place for a longer stay also. We camped at Rusk KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Others said wildlife wanders into the park frequently.

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hillscamp, owner at Rusk KOA responded to this review

Thank you for the nice remarks and we will strive to keep the park this way. Hope to see you'al again soon.

Review Count: 64
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice, quiet park in the country. Sites are a good size. Nice dog walk area and they also have an on-leash area. Clean laundry room. Good wifi. New managers very friendly and helpful. Would stay here again. We camped at Rusk KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

Very long pull-thru, which was nice. No trees except around the edges. Pricey, as all KOA's seem to be, but not much competition. We would stay here again. We camped at Rusk KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Site 25
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Park is in very good condition and the staff are very friendly and helpful. A different lay out for a KOA and much improved. We camped at Rusk KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
137
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Check out Barb's Too for a great old fashion (unhealthy but taste so good) cheeseburger.

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Review Count: 104
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
24
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

We arrived on a Tuesday night. Campground was clean, well maintained, quiet, and enjoyable--the typical KOA. We camped at Rusk KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 82
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

One of the nicest KOAs I have been in, staff was great! Large, level,clean sites. We camped at Rusk KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: December, 2011 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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