8.8 Excellent
     
Wills Point, Texas

Lake Tawakoni State Park

Wills Point, Texas



Wills Point, Texas
Phone: (903) 560-7123

Sites: 78
Recent Rate: $24 5/2016

Latitude: 32.8420967359925
Longitude: -95.9944581985474

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

Review Details

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20 Reviews

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

We spent Memorial Day weekend in site #49, which is a very long, concrete, pull through with full hook ups. The experience here centers on the lake, which features a large, clean sandy beach area with lots of shallow water swimming space. There is also a multi-lane boat ramp that was very busy. Lots of people were bank fishing the main lake for catfish, but we found the small pond near the front of the park better (ok) for the kids. There are several basic trails good for mountain biking.

Strangely, although we had 2-3 bars of LTE (AT&T), both voice and data service were almost nonexistent. We got 3-4 OTA TV stations, all public television plus one NBC that was hit and miss.

We'd come back in the summertime, mainly for the kids to enjoy the sandy beach area. We camped at Lake Tawakoni State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
49
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Wills Point, TX - Lake Tawakoni State Park
Nice, quiet state park on Lake Tawakoni. Plenty of room for our 40' MH with room left over to park our jeep. Paved roads, concrete pads, and full hookups in Spring Point Camping Loop. Lots of trees, couldn't get a sattelite signal in site 73 but over the air channels were good out of Dallas. decent cell phone signal with Verizon coverage. Boat launch, sandy beach with swimming area. Bathrooms were clean. We camped at Lake Tawakoni State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
73 Spring Point Loop
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 84
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 24

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Lake Tawakoni State Park is a beautiful Texas State Park 11 miles north of Wills Point, TX. They have full hook-up and water and electric sites in back in and pull throughs. We were in site 50 (50A full hookup pull through) and can see and access the lake from the site. Popular Lake for fishing. 6 miles of nice hiking trails. Only 70 miles from Dallas. Closest grocery store 11 miles in Wills Point. Nearest Walmart 14 miles in Quinlan. We've been here many times and will return. We camped at Lake Tawakoni State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
50
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Love this park as a great weekend getaway from Dallas. Park is nicely trimmed up and sites are spacious. Sites are paved and level. Although the sites aren't directly on the lake, it is a short walk. So glad they have added full hookup to all the sites in one of their camping loops! We camped at Lake Tawakoni State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Wills Point is the closest place to shop but there isn't much there. We usually go to Canton, about 20 miles away.

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Review Count: 84
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 24

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped in a full hookup site. Nice state park; we've camped there multiple times. They have two loops. One loop has 30 amps & water, all back-ins. Private sites, heavily wooded. The other loop has 50 amps & water and about half of those sites also have sewer. Larger sites for larger RVs. Some pull-throughs available. Popular park. Reservations for weekend dates advised. We camped at Lake Tawakoni State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
74
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Closest grocery store in Wills Point. Closest Walmart in Quinlan.

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Not a bad state park. The staff were certainly friendly. Could really use a good underbrush and prior year's leaf clean-up throughout. Picnic tables were showing some wear and tear. Paved roads throughout. Many sites had little grass and a lot of dirt. But all had level concrete pads. Campground store was closed for the season. Firewood had to be purchased about 4 miles down the road from the park entrance. Had to pay the obligatory $5/person entrance fee as well. We would stay here again. We camped at Lake Tawakoni State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 109
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

First experience in a Texas State Park and it's a big thumbs up except for the daily entrance fee of $5. I've stayed in numerous State Parks and they usually wave the daily entrance fee when camping. That being said, the facilities are clean, sites are very large, level, and nicely spaced so you aren't right on top of your neighbor. Lake is popular fishing spot. One camper caught a 45 lb catfish while I was there along with his regular 30-40 other fish. Tried using my Verizon MiFi but no luck getting internet access. Phone access was minimal bars, too. Park Staff very friendly and emphasize they are there to help. Park very busy but never full. Spring break and lots of kids. Quiet at night though. I would stay again when in the area. We camped at Lake Tawakoni State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Lake Tawakoni State Park: This was our first time camping at this state park. In the interest of full disclosure, I’m a big fan of the Texas State Parks. I really prefer them to most commercial campgrounds. When we arrived there were only two full hookup campsites left. We picked a pull through site (#78), which they said was about 60 feet long. I think it was actually a little longer because we had no problem with our 39’ fifth wheel, our F-350 crew cab long bed and my daughter’s Corolla all parked in the site. They have a total of 16 full hook-up sites. (According to the web site.) It looked like there were quite a few large sites for large rigs. The Texas State Parks has had some budget “challenges” the past few years and some of the parks have become run down. That did not seem to be the case here. The concrete sites seemed to be somewhat new, and the asphalt roads were in good shape. There was plenty of room for our four slide outs also. We were a little close to one tree. (We could have moved up a little but that would have put us further from the sewer.) There was quite a bit of shade. They had some “double wide” campsites where there were two back in sites next to each other with a doublewide drive between. Those sites would probably be nice if you were camping with another family. The restrooms were clean. The ones in the area we were in were the more traditional variety with a Men and Women’s side. In one of the other areas there was a unisex building that had individual rooms with toilet and shower. They have a beach, but the lake level was very low, so the sand stopped before the water started. They did not have a playground. They did have a store that sells bait and rents boats, but it was closed both days we were there. The park has several trails. Since it had rained the day we arrived, they were muddy, and we only explored the Spring Point Trail. If you’re not familiar with the Texas State Parks, the camping fee does not include admission to the park. If you do not have a Park Pass, the fee is $5.00 per day per person 13 years and older. Also if you have any more than two vehicles you must pay an additional $4.00 per day per extra vehicle. Since a trailer counts as a vehicle, my daughter had to pay for her car. (But not for herself since she also has a Park Pass.) If you are going to stay at a Texas State Park more than a couple times in a year, the Park Pass pays for itself. The rates quoted for this review reflect the average nightly rate with a Park Pass and a coupon for ½ price for one night. If you like to get out once in a while, we found a very nice Italian restaurant in Wills Point. It was Verona’s Italian Café. It’s right on 4th Street (FM 46.) The food was great and the prices very reasonable. We camped at Lake Tawakoni State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

First Time at park. Nice State Park setup. Sites pretty level and nicely shaded. Park folks let us change sites with no issue. Lots of nice hiking/biking trails. We camped at Lake Tawakoni State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We enjoyed this campground a lot. The sites are relatively secluded (check a map/satellite image first and pick wisely). The are some short hikes in the woods and lots of trees around. There was a loud/annoying family group with 4 sites who got loud and drunk after the kids went to bed. It would have been nice to have a few more ranger drive-throughs. We just turned on the a/c fan. The lake has a beach area with rough sand/mud but it was rather cold when we were there. In all, I'd recommend it. Fairly close to Dallas but seems like a bit of wilderness. We camped at Lake Tawakoni State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: November, 2012 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Excellent SP located very close to the DFW metroplex. Lots of nice trails to hike on with some short loops suitable for pets/small children. Bathrooms were very clean with a thoughtful layout that made it easy for families with kids to manage showers. Our parking spot was fairly level (site 21 in the white deer loop with a nice trail leading to the water) and was a bit less secluded than we prefer. Great beach area (bit cold this time of year) and fishing is a big draw here as well. I would definitely recommend getting a reservation in advance, this park seems to stay full. We will certainly camp here again. We camped at Lake Tawakoni State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: October, 2010 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice state park in northern Texas, sites were fairly private with lots of overhead shade. Water and Electric were very close by. Beware if you have any part of your vehicle on the asphalt roadway you will be warned and asked to move. 1/2 inch of hitch ball was hanging over the roadway and we were cited overnight. Why someone would be that close to someone else' vehicle bothered me! Would go back again but not on a holiday weekend. We camped at Lake Tawakoni State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

One of the Best parks I've been to! Great shaded sites, some pull through, some back in, but all have picnic tables and fire rings and lantern hangers. The bath houses /restrooms were very well maintained and stocked and were convenient to the the camp sites. Good trails and very nice swim beach with grills and shaded tables reasonably close to the beach area. The park store was near the beach and boat launch area. It was well stocked with bait and supplies along with ice cream and snow cones. The folks that run the store were very nice, friendly and willing to tell you all about the lake. There was a park police truck that patrolled regularly and each camp area had a park host. My family had a great time even though it was over 100 degrees out. We camped at Lake Tawakoni State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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

Date of Stay: April, 2010 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice park with lots of trees and shade and level sights with some pull throughs. The park was very clean, the employees very nice and helpful. Every site has a picnic table and fire ring with a flip over grill. They have a bait house and general store in the middle of the park that was not open, would have been nice if it was. We will choose a sight that is on one of the loops instead of the main roads next time. We will definitely be back. We camped at Lake Tawakoni State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2009 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

We just spent a wonderful 4 nights at this state park with a large group of friends over Memorial Day weekend. This is a fairly new state park with spacious shaded sites with level concrete pads. The area we were camped in had full hookups (electric, water and sewer). This is a recent addition to the sites in our area. Wills Point is also a nice town to visit with several good restaurant and a large newly constructed grocery store. This is a wonderful park to visit with several hiking trails for you to enjoy and a wonderful lake for water sports. We camped at Lake Tawakoni State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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