Being a native Texan, my wife and I have camped many of our Texas State Parks. In fact, we prefer a State of Texas State Park if we have an option. Camping in East Texas is beautiful with all of the tall pine trees. And Tyler State Park is one of the best in East Texas. It probably had the cleanest restrooms and showers of any Texas State Park we have stayed in during the last couple of years. Our site had a problem with fire ants due to the recent heavy rains, but one call to the Ranger's office took care of the problem. The camp host was at our site in less than five minutes with fire ant poison! It has a beautiful lake and a marvelous gift shop operated by a wonderfully helpful, courteous attendant. My wife bought a beautiful State park T-shirt with a great picture on it. All-in-all, we highly recommend this state park!
Remember, as a kid, the warm feeling you got on a cold day going to your favorite grandparents house for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner? You knew you were family, and you knew you always had a special place at the table waiting just for you! That is exactly the way the park owners makes me and my wife and our friends feel at Golden Eagle RV Park in Eagle Nest, New Mexico. They absolutely try their very best to make each guest welcome. It just seems they cannot do enough you make your stay happy. Plenty of fresh, free coffee throughout the day starting at 7:30 a.m., very clean showers and plenty of hot water. The view of the mountains cannot be beat and the early morning cold temperatures in August make this old Texan's heart leap for joy! We discovered this place three years ago and plan to return for another month next summer, along with other friends who also are also returning. Like us, they have grown to appreciate that special warm feeling and attention the owners have so generously given each time we go.