12 Parks near Tatum, Texas
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 There is only one bath house for each of the camping loops, and extremely outdated, one of the worst I've come across in my 7 months of full-time RVing.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
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
Jun 2016 - $15.00
Quiet! For an overnight stop, this little family owned and run park is perfect. 2 Miles from the I-20, but million miles away from the roar of the traffic, and next to a pasture full of cows. All Gravel, easy in and out. I would stop here again, and if I needed to stay in the area I would stay here again. Wifi was good. - TravelPaul
Jun 2016 - $17.00
Full hookups and convenient to interstate. The park is a work in progress. The main concern I'd have for some campers is that not all sites look level, which would only be an issue if the park was full and you had to use some of the less level sites. We were able to get level in site 31 without trouble. If you use Passport America discount, it is certainly a bargain. This was an overnight stop for us, not a destination. - Breeze On
Apr 2016 - $18.00
I concur with previous reviews, the sites are very unlevel. We were surprised that there were so many long term renters at this park. We were told that they are oil/gas/pipeline service workers. Our neighbors all left between 5:45 and 6:15 AM. We were assigned the remaining spot near the office because the park's Wi-Fi system was being repaired. We could receive the office's Wi-Fi, which was surprising fast: 12-17 Mbps downloads and 3-6 Mbps upload. The park is far enough off of Rt 59 that the road noise did not bother me. - BobatRetama
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
Jul 2016 - $34.00
We had no trouble getting in and out of this campground. We did heed advice from a previous review to go out of the park driveway at an angle.
Our site was at the back of the park so there was no problem with noise from Hwy 59. It was concrete and level but seemed a bit over-priced. - Pamela R.
Apr 2016 - $29.00
The park has an older section up front with a few young trees, paved roads, & paved sites spaced a tight 12' apart. This section is only suitable for smaller RVs as sites were only 35-40' long. Satellite reception would depend on your site but they also have suitable cable TV too. The newer section of the park is at the back. They have gravel roads and widely spaced, ~75' long paved sites with no trees. The shorter sites in the old section are cheaper, $32 before discount, & the price goes up to $40 for the longest sites. I only sporadically received the park wifi signal. Verizon had 3 bars with good data signal. Another reviewer thought the turns to get into the park were tight, but I found them very wide and easy to make. Sites only have a picnic table. There is a small pool & nice rec room with a few table games & laundry. - Danno
Jan 2016 - $31.00
Location is excellent, next to highway but we didn't experience any highway noise that was disturbing. Check-in was easy and courteous, they even escorted us to our site. The sites were large, concrete pads with the hook-ups on the correct (drivers) side and laid out correctly. The park was extremely clean. Cable TV and WIFI were excellent. Could not ask for a better overnight stay. - Army
Jan 2009 - $30.00
Don't stay here, all permanent residents, not an option. - cottonwood
Jun 2008 - $26.00
Very nice park with great managment. Very clean and well done shower and toilets, laundry, store, and office. Road noise is low. We would definitely stay again. - Greg Luckett
Sep 2006 - $11.00
Green Acres RV Park is a motorhome/travel trailer and fifth wheel friendly park with good access to other nearby towns along S.R. 59 between Nacogdoches and Marshall, TX. The manager/owners are good folks, good rates. Beware of parking near permanent Mobile Homes due to the lack of space between each MH. Good laundry facilities. Well maintained landscaping. Unpaved roads in the hot season are dusty, real dusty. I'd stay there again for a few days/weeks. - Landman
Oct 2015 - $13.00
Price reflects the Passport America discount. This is a newer park with nicely spaced back in sites widened to accommodate a second vehicle. Sites are packed asphalt and many are slightly unlevel front to rear. The pedestals have been installed way too low. It was difficult to install my 50 amp cord and impossible to plug in my surge protector. Most sewers are located too high.
Passport America web site has the address on 2068 State Route 328 (Van Buren St). It is really on State Route 323.
We called ahead of time to verify the availability of an overnight site. The owner answered and said that sites were available, but that she was out of town. She recommended a site and explained how to leave our payment. WiFi was not working when we arrived. Another RVer, who had been in contact with the owner said that the WiFi would be restored at 4:30 PM. It was. - BobatRetama
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