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Established Camping

Buckhorn Creek

About

US Army Corps of Engineers

Lake O' The Pines

Overview

Buckhorn Creek Campground is situated along the banks of Lake O' the Pines in the Ark-La-Tex portion of the Pineywoods of east Texas near the states of Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. Gate House Hours: 10am-6pm Monday through Saturday, 12pm-6pm Sunday. Address to get here: 2669 FM 726, Jefferson, TX 75657

Recreation

Boating, fishing, water sports, and wildlife viewing are all popular pastimes at the campground. Hunting opportunities for white-tailed deer, waterfowl, and small game are available on nearby public lands. Lake O' the Pines fishing includes largemouth, spotted, and white bass along with crappie, catfish, and sunfish. In addition to boat fishing there are areas for bank fishing along the shore and below the dam along Big Cypress Bayou. Birdwatchers are also encouraged to bring their binoculars as numerous resident and migratory bird species inhabit the area. Bald eagle sightings are a common occurrence in fall and winter and they are occasionally sighted in spring and summer.

Facilities

Boating, fishing, water sports, and wildlife viewing are all popular pastimes at the campground. Hunting opportunities for white-tailed deer, waterfowl, and small game are available on nearby public lands. Lake O' the Pines fishing includes largemouth, spotted, and white bass along with crappie, catfish, and sunfish. In addition to boat fishing there are areas for bank fishing along the shore and below the dam along Big Cypress Bayou. Birdwatchers are also encouraged to bring their binoculars as numerous resident and migratory bird species inhabit the area. Bald eagle sightings are a common occurrence in fall and winter and they are occasionally sighted in spring and summer.

Natural Features

Lake O' the Pines includes about 18,700 acres of water and 9,000 acres of land, encompassing an area so large it spans five counties. The lake was created by the construction of the Ferrell's Bridge Dam on the Big Cypress Bayou. The reservoir was originally created as part of the overall plan for flood control in the Red River Basin below Denison Dam in Oklahoma, and has now become a recreational oasis for outdoor enthusiasts.

Nearby Attractions

The nearby towns of Jefferson and Marshall offer plenty of historic and tourist attractions, and Texas Wildflower Trail routes are located along the roads surrounding the lake.

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Location

Buckhorn Creek is located in Texas

Detail location of campground

Directions

From Jefferson, TX, travel 3.8 miles northwest on Highway 49. Turn left onto FM 729 and continue for 3.5 miles, then turn left again onto FM 726. Travel 2.5 miles. The park entrance is on the right.

Address

2669 FM 726
Jefferson, TX 75657-9780

Coordinates

32.7552778 N
94.4944444 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

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  • Verizon
    Poor
  • AT&T
    Fair
  • T-Mobile
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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Phone Service
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Sewer Hookups
  • Water Hookups
  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Big Rig Friendly

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9 Reviews

S
Reviewed May. 29, 2022

Fun place to camp

This ground is situation Lake o’ the Pines in east Texas. This is a corp of engineers lane and has many amp grounds available to stay.

Although the lake itself is pretty dirty, it’s fun to fish and play on water craft. Fellow campers are usually pretty friendly. This location is water and electricity only, no sewer hookups. Bath houses serve are purpose. They are don’t the nicest, but not the worst.

Fire rings are situated at each camp site. Concrete pads and picnic tables, also.

Month of VisitJuly
Natalie S.
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2021

Great family weekend!

Our stay here was great! We had fun fishing, boating, geocaching, cooking out and more. Grounds are in good shape and fishing is good.

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Month of VisitJanuary
  • Review photo of Buckhorn Creek by Natalie S., July 11, 2021
  • Review photo of Buckhorn Creek by Natalie S., July 11, 2021
  • Review photo of Buckhorn Creek by Natalie S., July 11, 2021
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Joan S.
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2021

Love this place

Spur of moment trip to just get away. Fwel lucky to find. Nice, clean, friendly, concrete backin spaces, big, shady, quite, wildlife roaming, friendly staff, no sewage but dump station, showers dated but hot water and clean. Swimming, gated, need pass, boating, playground. Close to historic , I'm in love with that part of the town , Jefferson Texas. Gonna make a post regarding a Jefferson 5x boondocking parking lot with or without hookups, free over night, or $12 hookup to electric. Don't know why everyone complains so much. Yes its a parking lot across street from police station. Laid back town, step back in time. Obviously they only see parking lot but this area is awesome. Just spent whole day hunting bigfoot, eating ice cream from old timey parlor, many, things to do and see in walking distance.
Back to this camp ground. It's surounded by beautiful Lake of the pines. Would and will definately be baci real soon.

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Month of VisitJuly
  • Review photo of Buckhorn Creek by Joan S., June 30, 2021
  • Review photo of Buckhorn Creek by Joan S., June 30, 2021
  • Review photo of Buckhorn Creek by Joan S., June 30, 2021
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Roman P.
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2021

Very Peaceful!

Just got back from a weekend tent camping here. Stunning views and very clean camp grounds! Even in the winter, there's lots of people camping here yet it's still VERY quiet and relaxing. Would recommend this site any time of year.

  • Review photo of Buckhorn Creek by Roman P., January 11, 2021
  • Review photo of Buckhorn Creek by Roman P., January 11, 2021
  • Review photo of Buckhorn Creek by Roman P., January 11, 2021
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Wesley D.
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2020

Very hot.

Was very hot when we went. There was no shade even with our awnings and canopies up! Got in the water to cool off and water was even hotter. Nice campground, not impressed with the bath house. Not saying I wont return but not anytime soon.

Alice H.
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2020

Beautiful place for camping

Very peaceful and cozy camping experience. The bathroom is a bit out-dated.

  • Review photo of Buckhorn Creek by Alice H., November 24, 2020
  • Review photo of Buckhorn Creek by Alice H., November 24, 2020
  • Review photo of Buckhorn Creek by Alice H., November 24, 2020
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Lynda R.
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2020

Relaxing!

Very relaxing place and good sized site.

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Month of VisitNovember
  • Review photo of Buckhorn Creek by Lynda R., October 21, 2020
S
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2019

Peaceful getaway

Campsites are usually pretty clean. Nice bath houses available. These sites do not have sewer hookups, but do have a dump station. Easy access to the water for fishing and boating. There is a playground, but equipment heats up with the sun and becomes very hot.

  • Review photo of Buckhorn Creek by Savanah H., December 15, 2019
  • Review photo of Buckhorn Creek by Savanah H., December 15, 2019
  • Review photo of Buckhorn Creek by Savanah H., December 15, 2019
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Lisa B.
Reviewed May. 5, 2018

Terrific Find

We have camped here twice and plan another trip in July. Beautiful lake, well maintained park with spacious sites, lots of shade, and amazing sunsets. Close to Jefferson, with great shopping, museums, and restaurants. Can’t say enough good things about this jewel in the piney woods of east Texas

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Month of VisitMay

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Buckhorn Creek have RV hookups?

According to TheDyrt.com, Buckhorn Creek has water hookups and sewer hookups.

What is the max vehicle length at Buckhorn Creek?

Buckhorn Creek allows vehicles up to 135 feet.

Are fires allowed at Buckhorn Creek?

Yes, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, fires are allowed at Buckhorn Creek, although make sure to check current fire restrictions in the area.

Does Buckhorn Creek have wifi?

No, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, Buckhorn Creek does not have wifi.

Is there cell phone reception at Buckhorn Creek?

According to campers on TheDyrt.com, Verizon signal is poor, AT&T is fair, and T-Mobile is unknown.

How hard is it to get a campsite at Buckhorn Creek?

Some campers book as far as 6 months in advance, so on high-demand weekends it can be very difficult to get a campsite at Buckhorn Creek. If you want to get a last-minute campsite at Buckhorn Creek, try setting up a text message Alert at TheDyrt.com/alerts

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