Rankin, TEXAS
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Clear blue water and lots of deer!

The lake is clear blue water and has swimming area. Lots of deer will come quite close. Absolutely beautiful. Good fishing and boating there. Whitney has a good selection of shops to visit. Have stayed there 3 times and will be going back.

Beautiful lake

Marina was closed and several lots needed mowing but beauty of lake made up for it. Great swimming area with beach area and large children play area. Would definitely come back here.

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Very nice COE Campground on the Brazos River

We spent 4 nights at this campground on the Brazos River and we hope to go back.  Some of the campsites close to the river have no shade, but others have shade from some large old pecan trees.  There are remnants of the old ghost town, Kimball on the property.  It was very nice and the fishing was good.  The only cell service available we were told, is AT&T.


It’s okay for a local spot.

Great to fish and hang out with friends

A large array of tent campsites and RV hookups as well as a decent sized lake makes this a great spot. There are a few hiking trails however no really spectacular views. The lake allows motor boats

Good place

Have been camping and fishing here, never had any fishing luck though, it is a pretty nice place that I think is a good representation of East Texas. Definitely worth a try!

Large park-awesome sites!

Our first time here and really enjoyed it. The park at lakeside had recently flooded but we were not there to go to the water and our site was not effected at all. The sites are large and all come with a covered picnic table, a fire pit, a bbq grill and hook ups except sewer where we were but we didn’t need it. They have a dump station also. Great price!

Friendly Fun Camping

This is a small park but full of amenities, great fishing, nice hiking. Primitive sites are amazing, friendly rangers and awesome park hosts. day use area completely separate  from camping area and the wildlife are abundant two fishing piers both well lighted for nighttime fishing. Have nice programs throughout the year. This is my favorite park.

It’s okay

It’s okay but it’s too pricey for how small it is. Good representation of Texas wildlife and a good spot for family camping. Lots of traffic and places for rvs and such. Good trail system

Nice park

Nice place to camp, some sites are close together. Grounds could be better kept (grass needed mowed). All in all this is a nice place to stay. We will be back.

Stayed here many times

This is a nice State Park. I’ve probably stayed here close to 2 dozen times.  The whole park is finally open again after flooding a few years ago. Friendly staff, several trails, spaced out sites for the most part, great swim beach, beautiful views. The biggest negative for me is the noise. You can hear traffic noise from just about every site I’ve stayed at. It isn’t enough to keep me from coming back though. Great park.

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Nice and quiet!

This camp ground is very nice! There are a lot of spaces and they aren’t right on top of each other so you still have a bit of privacy. The park was nice and clean as well, which is especially nice considering how many people are in and out at any given time. We did notice the park rangers and sheriff’s department driving through regularly checking on things, so we definitely felt safe. All-in-all it was a great stay and would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting a weekend get-away or even passing through.

family fun

I've been camping here plenty of times as a kid growing up in Cedar Hill, TX. My family and I would camp in the spring, early/late summer, and fall months. Plenty of sites have a campfire grill and picnic table along with electrical outlets. Good camping sites for "glampers" who have to have Internet access and electronic use. Finding/reserving a campsite is super easy at the welcome center where you pay an entrance fee to the park. Plenty of lake to share with other people at this state park. My brother would go fishing at the smaller ponds here. At some campsites, you can here the traffic passing by on FM 1382, but if you can sleep through that noise, you'll be fine. Plenty of hiking/biking trails as well. Great to bring pets. Bathrooms are available as well near many of the campgrounds.

So clean & so much to do

It has all the accommodations you’d need for any kind of camping!!

Clean and big

We stayed 4 nights in site 24, PT FHU on a level concrete pad with a picnic table and plot of grass. $40/ni after Good Sam. The park is split into two sections; the side we are in is next to an airfield and the other side is by a small dog run (next time, I'll request this section bc I'm traveling with my dogs). They have a store and the laundry is clean and well priced ($1.25/wash, $0.25/12 min dry). The wifi is strong and the park is quiet. There are some long term, possibly permanent, tenants, but their sites are well kept.

Primitive camping

Woke up to sounds wild boar shuffling around the tent :0. Loved the primitive camping walked about .75 of a mile to get to my campsite. Great for fishing, canoeing. Loved waking up to the sounds of the birds in the morning. A great park to go to and relax. Best time is to go during the spring, it’s not to hot and not too busy


Nice lake but there were fire ants and chiggers all over our campsite!

Nice for a stopover

We spent one night at Bluebonnet Ridge last fall on a trip to Phoenix. It appears to be more for long term RVers, but it was convenient to the interstate and a good place to stop before hitting Dallas. The site was level, but muddy, and they were very close together. Water and electric and sewer at all sites. There is a nice store and a pool which was not open when we were there.

Great Place to stay

Found this by accident as the place we wanted to stay was booked up! And happy we did! Well taken care of. Easy access to the DallasFt Worth Area as well as East Texas!

Great Place to Stay

This is very popular RV Resort near Terrell, Tx. Do your reservation early or you may not get in! This is convenient to the Dallas/Ft Worth areas as well as Canton first Monday trade days and TX

This is a city RV Park

This is mainly a city RV/camper campsite that sits right on the outskirts of the town of Corsicana. Very close to Navarro College. So if you wanted to visit the college or the town of Corsicana this would be a great RV site. No views of anything except the highway. Not a vacation site, more of a need to stop for awhile site.


Nice park. Trails could be better maintained. There was a huge tree down on one trail that made it impossible to pass. On another trail was a big low layout g branch that made that trail hard to maneuver. The lake is beautiful and there are plenty of trees to hang a hammock on.

Marina closed... ramp open.

Awesome place to launch your boat or kayak. Great fishing usually, killer sunsets. Good central location to get anywhere on the lake fast. Popular fishing tournament spot.

Family Fun!

Lots of activities, good clean sites and golf cart rental!

FUN for Kids of All Ages

Lots of activities to keep the kids entertained! Kids and adults both enjoy candy bar bingo and dancing the night away to tunes by an energetic DJ! We had a blast! Very nice spaces and golf cart rentals!

Large state park and well maintained

This great park offers ~400 campsites along Lake Joe Pool. Lots of upgrades taking place in the park but worth checking out. Bathroom and shower facilities are available throughout the park. Shopping is within minutes drive from park. This is a favorite park of ours!


Nothing special

Will not return