We stayed in spot #20 – one of the few spots with an oak tree for some shade and not just palm trees. It was right on the highway and we had a view of the water sitting at our picnic table. Saw dolphins from our site! The highway traffic didn’t bother us at night. Very nicely maintained - nice pool. And you literally walk across a two-lane highway to get to the beach – wow. WiFi worked pretty well and they have cable. Gathering hall has a kitchen, pool table, ping pong, tv, and 2 exercise machines, as well as games and game table.
This place is huge and busy. Luxury camping – swimming pool, tennis courts, beach – even golf. Have to drive to the beach but campers have free access to the day use beach area with boardwalk to the beach, outdoor shower spot, and concession stand with covered tables. Wifi was great one day and couldn’t connect the next – so I won’t rely on it. We never could connect at our campsite – had to go to the camp store area – that was the only time we were able to connect. Very convenient location to town and beach. Glad to see that they are starting a program to eradicate the tallow trees – it will eliminate some of the minimal shade available at the camping spots but will be great for the ecosystem in the long run. Not much shade, but some sites do have it. But since you can’t reserve a specific site you take what’s available. Many of the sites don’t have much shrubs screening them from other sites. But many small trees have been planted so in a few years there’ll be more shade and privacy. One tip: if you plan to eat at a popular restaurant in town - go during or right after lunch. Dinner and peak lunch time is really crowded.
The caverns are really nice and so accessible – well worth a visit and the fee. The whole park sounded nice but it was very rainy during our short stay so we didn’t walk the trails. Aluminum and plastic recycling on site. There are lots of trees so there shade, and some privacy between the campsites.
Wonderful trees and shady sites. Very quiet - there are shrubs and trees between campsites for privacy (we stayed in the Magnolia loop). Only saw one pull-through site. Nice play area for the kids in the middle of our loop. We walked a couple of the nature trails and saw deer and a wild turkey. No laundry facilities – the ranger said you have to go about 15 miles away to do that. Aluminum and plastic recycling on site. Glad that the shower/rest rooms aren’t air conditioned – in the summer, A/C makes it too cold after a shower. They do have ceiling fans though – which is plenty adequate. Bike paths lead from the park out maybe all the way to Ichetucne – quite a nice surprise.
Wish there was more shade in camping areas but there is some – more than in some places we’ve stayed. There is shrubbery and trees for privacy in between sites. Laundry on site. No wifi but there is a very nice library in town with wifi. Only alum can recycling - no plastic. Be sure to tube the Rainbow River - you rent your tube in the park at the river and take a tram back to the park. And go to the day use area up the road to see the headspring and swimming area - gorgeous water.
Wi-Fi worked great! Quiet even though it is a very large place with lots of other campers. Lots of p pull-through sites and shade - sites are larger than at most private campgrounds. It really is at the edge of the river – must be a great spot for fishers and boaters. We stayed for one night, as planned, on our way home. (Sites are not cement.)
Super convenient to the interstate so perfect if you are just looking for a place to spend the night and move on - we didn’t even unhook. The internet didn’t work for us but we were only there one night so we didn't try to fix that. You can walk to Sonic. This is right behind a gas station that was very noisy until around midnight; the RV park is run by the same people at the gas station – so you think they’d have more courtesy for their RV residents.
Great location: close to the main mission and you can take one bus to the River Walk and the Alamo. The bus stop is right there at the office. If you bring your bike, you can access the River Walk bike path without really leaving the grounds. And the grounds are very well maintained.
Great place to stay – very friendly. Very convenient to interstates; has cable; and they will even shuttle you free to things within 3 miles. We took the shuttle to the Cowboy Museum (which is very good – lots of art and artifacts). They brought us there in a van, and picked us up in a limo on for the ride back! The office is in a large, attractive building that has a large lounging area with comfortable sofas and a TV. There is also a ping-pong table and a couple of pool tables, free to use.
We stayed one night on our way through this area. The owners living on site and are very friendly. The park is very well maintained. Bath and showers are very clean. There is a catch-and-release fishing pond, and paths to walk through a wild area with lots of birds - a good way to stretch your legs after driving all day! They also have 3 cute little cabins. Would definitely stay here again.
We stayed in a spot on the river - very scenic. The park is well maintained, friendly staff, and nice landscaping. Cute little cabins and yurts are available too. They also rent kayaks and canoes. Very nice - we would definitely stay here again. This is very close to Garvan Woodland Gardens too.
Very well maintained - we enjoyed our stay. We stayed for several weeks and it was quiet and well maintained. The restrooms were spotless! Not much shade but there are a few sites with a tree. Convenient location to the interstate. The only reason I gave it a 9 and not a 10 is that the Wi-Fi seemed a bit slow.
We stayed there twice this year - once in the spring and once in the summer. We stayed in the Bottomland in the spring and the Upland in the summer - probably should've done it the other way around! It rained when we were in the bottomland and the wet silty mud on the ground was hard not to track inside. But, there are wonderful shady sites, some on the water. And a great little sandy path through the woods to the river. The upland sites were really hot in the summer. Since this is a new state park the new trees in the upland area are still small. There are tall pines, but need more shade. There is a wonderful walking trail through the woods. Lots of up-and-down - not flat!
This is a delightful, shady place to stay. The owners live on-site and are friendly and helpful. It's located on Toledo Bend lake and has a boat ramp too. We had wonderful breezes and a nice view of water, trees, and wildlife. There is a dog-walking field (must keep your dog on a leash). There is also a little store and restaurant in front on the highway. They also rent cabins.