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Loved this park! The RV sites were nicely spaced, though on my RV the windows side of the rig faced the road rather than the lovely view in order to easily reach the hookups. Busy over the weekend, but just a few hardy folks during the week.
Not a lot of trails; mostly just views. Large designated swimming area that I didn't partake in due to weather being in the 40s to 60s.
Lots of wildlife, walks on the lake were lovely. Sunsets to die for.
Tent camped at site 60 which was great! Right off the water and super close (but not too close) to the restrooms. Weather for us was rough with high winds the first day but the next two were beautiful! Lots of wildlife, as we were pulling into the park we saw lots of deer..and throughout our stay we were visited by some Canadian Geese. The fire circle comes with a grill but it’s pretty small, and this specific site isn’t very level but we found a spot for our tent. Definitely coming back!
Camp sites are pretty tight one on top of another. If you don’t mind people milling around… We were constantly worried we were too loud or up too late. It was rainy and extremely windy campsite 093 was a terrible choice in these conditions. Wind came off the lake like a train. I bet in summer time this site is cool and cozy; winter time it was hell. We moved to a screened shelter camp and it was better. Still very crowded, even for January (NYE). Bathrooms were clean but infested with spiders. Millions of millions of spiders. Baby spiders flying like hang gliders while we pooped. Giant hungry big black spider repelling directly down on me as I showered. Spiders. In the bathrooms. Everywhere
Wish they would change the name to Meridian State Park instead of just Meridian on here. Very nice, small, peaceful park. There are 8 pull thru sites with full hookups, including 50 amp. We were in on site 6. Fairly level, but not much room to put a rug out. They had 5 big rocks out to keep people from parking to close to the site. Very close to the bathroom and shower room. Very clean. Right next to Park Office. Lake was only 5 minute walk or minute drive. Excellent swimming area with picnic tables and grills. Did not get a chance to fish there but heard it is very good. Very quiet park.
It’s a gorgeous park and I’d hate to leave a bad review just because we went at a bad time. Our weekend was filled with rain and wind but the last day we were there was gorgeous and we were able to explore. The campsites aren’t numbered which was confusing and there wasn’t any cell phone signal. (Verizon). Bathrooms were nice though and had great hot water. It’s a kid friendly park with playgrounds and plenty of room to play without to much traffic. We will definitely go back in the summer for our kids and get a more accurate experience of the park.
We decided our immediate family would have our thanksgiving camping, there were 10 of us,one RV and two tents. We scored a spot at lake Whitney state park the weekend before thanksgiving and it was awesome! We hiked and biked and enjoyed the weather. The restrooms were clean and the staff was helpful. There was wifi by the restrooms. We hope to make this an annual tradition. It’s only an hour or so from the Dallas area.
This camp ground was atrocious and we left several days early. Site#2 had a profound odor of sewage coming from the restroom. The restrooms were dirty and several faucets were broken and leaking. Flies were swarming everywhere from trashcans and trach bins that did not have properly fitting lids. People outside the park have dogs that bark ALL NIGHT LONG, and that is no exaggeration. If you are in a tent you will get NO SLEEP. We had a next-door-neighbor in site#3 who showed up and immediately began to start a fire even though there was a burn ban in effect. We called the front desk to inquire if perhaps the burn ban had been lifted and were told no, and that the camp staff would come to take care of this. The camp staff did come by, only to actually laugh and joke with the people in site 3, who stopped their fire, but then continued to have the open pit fire after she left. These same people also allowed their dog to run loose with no leash. The next day these people left their dog in their camper while all of them drove off and exited the park around 11:30 a.m. They left the windows of the camper down and the dog barked for 2.5 hours. We called the camp staff again after the first 30 minutes of solid barking, and the woman who answered actually stated,"I don't know what I can do about that, as we have never had anyone complain about a loud dog before." During this time we heard repeated gun shots close by the park perimeter, and then we heard one round actually whiz over our head. So that was enough for us, and we left at 2:30 p.m., two nights early. NEVER AGAIN. We will NEVER stay at at COE campsite again. They are filthy, dirty, UNSAFE and the staff absolutely do not care about your enjoyment or safety, nor do they follow county ordinances. We will be informing the Corps of Engineers office about this visit, so perhaps the staff can be properly reprimanded. This review will be posted EVERYWHERE that Sowell Creek Park has an internet presence.