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Places to Camp near Lufkin, TX

273 Reviews

Lufkin is an ideal place for camping adventures of all kinds. Lufkin is filled with the activities, sights, and experiences to make everyone in your crew a happy camper. You're sure to find the perfect campground for your Lufkin camping trip.

Best Camping Sites Near Lufkin, TX (90)

  1. Camper-submitted photo from Ratcliff Lake Recreation Area

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    Ratcliff Lake Recreation Area

    16 Reviews
    65 Photos
    124 Saves
    Kennard, Texas

    Overview

    Ratcliff Lake Recreation Area was built in 1936 by the Civilian Conservation Corps. It surrounds a picturesque 45-acre lake that was once a log pond and a source of water for the Central Coal and Coke Company sawmill which operated from 1902 to 1920. The facility is open year-round and includes a large campground, picnic areas, a reservable amphitheater, a swim area and many opportunities for outdoor recreation. Camping is available year-round. The Davy Crockett National Forest, named for the legendary pioneer, contains more than 160,000 acres of East Texas woodlands, streams, recreation areas and wildlife habitat. Located in Houston and Trinity Counties, the forest is centrally located within the Neches and Trinity River basins.

    Recreation

    Swimming, fishing, hunting, hiking and picnicking are the area's main activities. The designated swimming area and playground provides much fun for the kids (no lifeguard on duty). Fishing piers are available for anglers to try for largemouth bass, bream and channel/blue catfish. Only electric motors are allowed on the lake. Principal game for hunting on the national forest includes squirrel, deer, quail, dove, turkey and waterfowl. Three main hiking trails can be accessed from the facility: the 1.5-mile Tall Pines, 0.75-mile Trail Tamers and the 20-mile Four C, which winds through many types of forests to a scenic overlook. Learn more about recreation in the national forest.

    Facilities

    Ratcliff Lake has 56 campsites, both first-come, first-served and reservable. Campsites in Dogwood Loop have electrical hookups and can accommodate vehicles up to 50 ft. Flush toilets, hot and cold showers and trash bins are also provided. Two picnic shelters and an amphitheater are also reservable. The day-use area has 17 single family picnicking units, a swimming area, flush toilets, two wooden fishing piers, one earthen pier, one fishing platform and a boat ramp.

    Natural Features

    The campground is heavily forested with loblolly pine, oak and other hardwoods, and surrounds Ratcliff Lake. A wide variety of wildlife exists in the area, including the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker.

    Nearby Attractions

    The Big Slough Wilderness Area, located along the Neches River about five miles north of Ratcliff, is free of modern development and gives the visitor a place for solitude and primitive experiences.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $30 / night

  2. Camper-submitted photo from Hanks Creek

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    Hanks Creek

    9 Reviews
    24 Photos
    53 Saves
    Zavalla, Texas

    Overview

    Hanks Creek Park has something for everyone, with plenty of water sports on Sam Rayburn Reservoir and volleyball, mountain biking, wild life viewing and birding for those who want to stay on shore. The Red-cockaded woodpecker, an endangered species, is found throughout the forest surrounding the reservoir. The bird makes its home by pecking cavities in large, living pine trees.

    Recreation

    Fishing is excellent for largemouth bass, crappie, catfish and sunfish, with frequent fishing tournaments. The lake is also popular for jet skiing, water skiing and swimming.

    Facilities

    The park features 47 campsites with electric hookups. Additional amenities include group camping, a playground, boat ramp and hot showers.

    Natural Features

    Sam Rayburn Reservoir, also called Lake Sam Rayburn, boasts over 114,000 surface acres, making it the largest man-made lake completely in Texas. It's surrounded by the Angelina National Forest, and is within short proximity to the Sabine and Davy Crockett National Forests.

    Nearby Attractions

    The 20,700-acre Bannister Wildlife Management Area is on the northern peninsula of the lake. Hikers and bikers can come here to explore the designated Eastern Wild Turkey restoration site.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $38 - $50 / night

  3. Camper-submitted photo from Martin Dies, Jr. State Park Campground
  4. Camper-submitted photo from Lufkin KOA Journey

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    Lufkin KOA Journey

    3 Reviews
    14 Photos
    4 Saves
    Lufkin, Texas
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  5. Camper-submitted photo from Mission Tejas State Park Campground

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    Mission Tejas State Park Campground

    15 Reviews
    51 Photos
    44 Saves
    Alto, Texas
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  6. Camper-submitted photo from Neches Bluff Overlook Campground

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    Neches Bluff Overlook Campground

    11 Reviews
    43 Photos
    147 Saves
    Alto, Texas

    This is a trailhead for the 4C Hiking Trail. Neches Bluff Overlook, located at the north end of the trail, offers a panoramic view of pine-hardwood forests in the Neches River bottomlands with picnic and primitive camping facilities.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
  7. Camper-submitted photo from Lake Livingston State Park Campground

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    Lake Livingston State Park Campground

    31 Reviews
    110 Photos
    265 Saves
    Livingston, Texas

    Fish at one of the largest lakes in the state, hike quiet trails through the forest, or find Lake Livingston camping under the trees. This refreshing retreat from city life is just an hour north of Houston.

    At Lake Livingston State Park, you can swim, fish, boat, hike, bird, camp, picnic, mountain bike, geocache and study nature. We have activities for the whole family! Take a virtual tour with our Interactive Trails Map.

    We offer many camping options, from tent sites with water nearby up to campsites with full hookups. You can also rent one of 10 screened shelters, some of which are ADA accessible. Or book one of our group sites for your next reunion.

    Shop our park store for souvenirs, drinks, snacks, ice, camping and fishing supplies, and much more.

    Alligators live in the area; read our alligator safety tips.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $14 - $28 / night

  8. Camper-submitted photo from Slay Creek

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    Slay Creek

    3 Reviews
    22 Photos
    8 Saves
    Diboll, Texas
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Toilets
    • Alcohol
  9. Camper-submitted photo from Ford Chapel RV Park

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    Ford Chapel RV Park

    2 Reviews
    4 Photos
    Lufkin, Texas

    Very comfortable and quiet RV Park located just off the freeway in beautiful Lufkin, TX. We have a family friendly park with full hookups, bathroom, laundromat and WIFI. We have firepits and picnic tables upon request and nearly 12 acres of park like area to walk your four-legged friends. Come check us out, you won't be disappointed. Daily, weekly & monthly rates available.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    • Standard (Tent/RV)

    $35 - $45 / night

  10. Camper-submitted photo from Shirley Creek Marina & Campground

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    Shirley Creek Marina & Campground

    2 Reviews
    15 Photos
    8 Saves
    Zavalla, Texas

    This recreation area is part of Sam Rayburn Reservoir

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

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