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Ratcliff Lake Recreation Area

15 Reviews

About This Campground

National Forest

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…

Fee Info

Standard Electric sites: Add $5.00 / night electical hookup fee

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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)

Features

For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

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

Reviews

15 Reviews of Ratcliff Lake Recreation Area

Ratings Breakdown

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Fred S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2022

Nice wooded campground

Pretty campground. Tall pine trees. Camped with our camper van along the loblolly loop. Not suitable for large rigs in this section. Level tent pads. Sites have access to the lake. Loved the tall trees. Restroom/shower rooms were very clean. See previous reviews about this. Paved roads &…

  • site 49
  • Ratcliff Lake view behind site 49.
  • site 49.
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Site49, Loblolly loop
Month of VisitJanuary
Veronica S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 18, 2021

Peaceful lakeside retreat at a reasonable price!

Solo camped with my big dog and had a blast. I went Sunday thru Tuesday, so I was the only camper on the entire loop!

Lots of water spigots, lots of shade, and sturdy fire pits make this campground really convenient. Most lakeside campsites appeared to have canoe ramps worn in.

The bathrooms…

  • The bath house is part of the day use area, which includes a nice beach/swimming area and a little amphitheater.
  • There are a couple of nice informative plaques in the park, like this one dedicated to the man who planted most of the Davy Crockett National Forest, apparently.
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Site47
Month of VisitJune
Tony E.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2021

Wonderful, well-spaced campground under the East Texas tall pines

What the campsites lacks in remoteness it makes up for with everything else. 

Very well-maintained National Forest site just off Texas Highway 7 in the middle of the Davey Crockett National Forest. 

Highlights for the site include:

  • very well-spaced apart offering more privacy than…
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SiteDogwood 21
Month of VisitFebruary

Location

Ratcliff Lake Recreation Area is located in Texas

Directions

From Crockett, take State Highway 7 east for 15 miles. The recreation area is on the left between the towns of Ratcliff and Kennard.

Coordinates

31.3883335 N
95.1550004 W

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