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Hanks Creek

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Attention valued campers and customers. Due to impacts from flooding, the following closures are in place at USACE Sam Rayburn Recreation Facilitites: Swim Beaches are CLOSED at: Ebenezer, Mill Creek, San Augustine and Hanks Creek Parks Boat Ramps are CLOSED at: Twin Dikes, Rayburn, Mill Creek, Hanks Creek, San Augustine Parks and Marion Ferry and Monterey Boat Ramps For questions, comments and concerns, please call the Sam Rayburn Project Office at (409)384-5716, M-F between 08:00 am and 04:00 pm.

Park Closed Due to Flooding and Debris Cleanup

About

US Army Corps of Engineers

Sam Rayburn Reservoir

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

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.

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.

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Location

Hanks Creek is located in Texas

Detail location of campground

Directions

From Zavalla, TX, take State Hwy 147 northeast for 1/4 mile, then turn north on FM 2109, go 8 miles to FM 2801. Turn right (east) on FM 2801 and go 2 miles to the park entrance. Follow signs into the campground.

Address

7696 RR 255 WEST
Jasper, TX 75951-9598

Coordinates

31.2719444 N
94.4030556 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

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Site Types

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

Features

For Campers

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

For Vehicles

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

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9 Reviews

EThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2023

Very Nice well kept

Would camp here again. Was defiantly a hot one in august 108 when we got here at 4pm.

Month of VisitSeptember
charles R.
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2021

Beautiful place to camp

On our way home from Crystal Beach, we went online and rented a space for the night. I WISH that I had time to stay longer because it was so beautiful. You just have to have a case of bug spray to fend off the mosquitoes and bugs. They were doing some underground electrical but it was so peaceful. We will definitely be back.

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Month of VisitNovember
  • Review photo of Hanks Creek by charles R., November 26, 2021
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Dude R.
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2020

I love this campgound!

Excellen place t spend quiet time by the lake! Such a beautiful setting in the east Texas Piney Woods! Our site was waterside so I only had to walk 15 feet to fish! the only downside was the love bug swarming that coated our rig in bug goo on the drive. I have a video of this park on my YouTube... DudeRV.com

Month of VisitJuly
  • Review photo of Hanks Creek by Dude R., November 12, 2020
  • Review photo of Hanks Creek by Dude R., November 12, 2020
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K
Reviewed May. 28, 2019

Quiet, clean, and close to so much to explore and do!

This was our first visit to Hank's Creek and it won't be our last. First of all, the camp hostess (?) was the best - friendly, helpful, just charming as can be. The camp ground itself is beautiful, even after the recent heavy rains with the water way up into the camp. The facilities were spotless and everything worked well. We had arranged for full hookup with a shelter and the area was spotless. Quiet, even on Memorial Day weekend, with a visible drive through by the Angelina Sheriff's Office on a regular basis. Highly recommended.

Also, the area offers a good variety of restaurants and shopping if you venture away from the lake area. If you're a geocacher, there are lots of interesting caches not too far a drive away. There is one practically onsite but due to the aforementioned rains was in a closed off area this visit.

SiteS4
Month of VisitJune
David T.
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2018

Vacation and Wife's Birthday camping

We always have a good time. We had a shelter site, but also set up a tent. Reservations online were quick and easy, and when we arrived our site was ready for us. The Host soon came around and gave us our passes. It was cool and a little rainy. But we had fun fishing. Thanks for everything.

  • Review photo of Hanks Creek by David T., October 25, 2018
  • Review photo of Hanks Creek by David T., October 25, 2018
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Angelina F.
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2018

Our favorite

This is my husband and my favorite camp ground. Very quiet. Love that the public swimming hole and boat ramp are not inside the park. 2 Pull throughs right on the water. Lots of different spaces to choose from no matter yer your camping needs. Primitive, screened shelters, shelter with full hook-ups, and full hook-ups. Bathrooms are always clean and showers are private.

Month of VisitFebruary
M
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2018

Nice campground with shady sites and boat ramp

Campground is nice but most sites aren’t very long. Sites along the water are nice because you can beach your boat for easy access. The boat ramps are nice but have a rocky shoreline and the dock was unusable.

Month of VisitJune
  • Review photo of Hanks Creek by Mary A., July 29, 2018
C
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2017

Simple

Peaceful

SiteNice grounds, with bare necessities. This is an Army Corp of Engineers park
Month of VisitMarch
Elliott B.
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2016

Really only for day trippers or RVs

Nice campground with nice amenities, but i think it's really too geared towards RVs and daily use. I'd call it an RV park more than a campground

You have your standard sites, but they're all powered and hookups so whatever you get is going to have an RV near you.

There are your standard table and fire rings, but you also have decent bathrooms (with some vault toilets mixed in for surprises) and showers...

Great location if you want to use the boat ramps and head out onto the water.

  • Review photo of Hanks Creek by Elliott B., September 30, 2016

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to camp at Hanks Creek?

Camping at Hanks Creek can cost between $38.00 and $50.00 depending on the site.

Does Hanks Creek have RV hookups?

According to TheDyrt.com, Hanks Creek has water hookups.

What is the max vehicle length at Hanks Creek?

Hanks Creek allows vehicles up to 147 feet.

Are fires allowed at Hanks Creek?

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

Is there cell phone reception at Hanks Creek?

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

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

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