Johnson Creek Campground is situated along the banks of Lake O' the Pines in the in the Ark-La-Tex portion of the Pineywoods of east Texas near the states of Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana.
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.
Johnson Creek features 63 RV campsites with water and electric hookups. There are also 22 tent campsites, 10 of these sites have electricity available. A group camping area is also available which features a covered picnic shelter with restrooms and showers and 12 RV campsites with water and electric hookups. Restrooms with showers are located in each section of the park. Trash receptacles are located throuhout the park. A boat ramp, playground, swimming beach, and sewer dump station are also provided.
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.
Other historic and tourist attractions are nearby in the towns of Jefferson and Marshall, and Texas Wildflower Trail routes are located along the roads surrounding the lake.
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Loved our visit, will definitely be back! We loved the spacious sites, beach, and fishing. Near some fun attractions like Jefferson and the animal safari. Definitely recommend!