Fall camping at it's best

This is a big park with lots of room to roam. There is a large section with primitive camping that has trees scattered throughout for shaded camping spots. There are two RV areas that have water and electric hookups for $20/night One area is by the office and looks spacious and level enough for a couple day stay. The other RV area is a newer addition located near the boat ramp that has plenty of traffic during the day but after dark is pretty much vacant. This area also has water and electric available on the spots for $20/ night and some are set up for 2 or 3 campers to be grouped together.

The restroom facilities are dated with only one shower for each gender. The more primitive area has a set of pit toilets available. All the facilities are kept clean by the camp host as are the entire grounds for that matter. The host does a good job keeping up with this large park.

There is a gravel walking trail that is approx 3 miles long one way and features rest stops at intervals along the way. This trail winds through the woods and up and down the hills of the area and is definitely worth checking out.

If you time your visit right during cool weather you may be the only people in the park for much of your stay and have the park to yourself.

Nice price but bare bones.

This 10 spot campground has water and electric for $12 per night. Although it is a no frills campground it is across the street from a lengthy park with walking trails and a couple playgrounds as well as an active creek which advertises trout fishing on signs along the walking path. There is an extensive disc golf course within this park also.

There is an active train track nearby which produces some noise every once in a while, as does the main road between the camp area and the park. RV and hardside campers may not be bothered by the noise at all.

There is a dump station with fresh water for cleanout as you leave the campground as well as trash barrels throughout.

One drawback of this park is registration to stay here has to be done at city hall so if you are planning to arrive in town after city hall closes or on the weekend you may be unable to stay here as there is no drop box for site payment.

Overall this is a nice park for the low price.

First to Review
Nice park but needs work

This COE campground is a pretty decent as far as COE campgrounds go, there is some obvious flood damage to some of the sites near the water with a few not useable at all. The sites run the spectrum from packed close together to being well spread out depending on the area and loop camped in. Most are well shaded sites, trees abound at the campground.

Water access is sometimes very far from the campsite and sometimes right on each site there is no consistency, so an extra hose is advisable. The staff and volunteers patrol the park frequently making sure the park is clean and the facilities are clean as well.

Overall this is a quiet park, a nice lake with plenty of shoreline for swimming and fishing as well as 2 boat ramps on site.

Camp on top of your neighbor

Sites are very close together!

Some areas have pit toilets only, no showers. The shower/toilet combo that is near area D is pretty new and decent.

Was not impressed with this park.

Great hosts

The park hosts and volunteers are very friendly, responsive, and work hard with the resources available to them. They deserve 5 stars This 2 star review is on the park only.

This campground is one part regular campground, one part equestrian campground. Having horses is not a requirement to camp in the equestrian area and that is hany when the "regular" area is filled. The sites are pretty close together and the entire park feels packed together when it comes to camping space.

The facilities are extremely outdated but there are new bath/shower combos coming online very shortly in the equestrian section. In the meantime there are 2 shower stalls available for men and 2 for women in the entire camp. There are pit toilets in the equestrian area and only 1 flush toilet for men located in the "regular" area until the new ones come up in the equestrian area. Possibly only 2 for women available.

The worst thing was the traffic. People would drive to swim, fish, use the restroom, visit others in adjacent campsites or just cruise around with no aim from 8 AM to 10PM Thursday thru Sunday afternoon. The outer gates close at 10 PM but some drove around inside the park after that anyway. The equestrian camp area has dirt/gravel road and all the traffic creates a dusty environment. The Main road to the entrance which runs along the south side of the equestrian area also leads to the Platter Flats Recreation area which has no gates nor closing time so there is activity on the road all day and night.

There is a long equestrian trail that goes over to Lakeside Park across the lake that can also be hiked pretty easily that has a couple secluded spots to swim along the way. The trail is well marked and easy to follow. There are large map signs on each end of the trail and markers along the way.

I would not recommend visiting this park on a weekend unless traffic doesn't bother you. It should be noted there is a rail freight line and siding not far from the camp and once the vehicle traffic slows down, the trains seem to start. The train horns at crossings may be a bother to some.

Weekend traffic but the hosts are great.

The park hosts and volunteers are very friendly, responsive, and work hard with the resources available to them. They deserve 5 stars This 2 star review is on the park only.

This campground is one part regular campground, one part equestrian campground. Having horses is not a requirement to camp in the equestrian area and that is hany when the "regular" area is filled. The sites are pretty close together and the entire park feels packed together when it comes to camping space.

The facilities are extremely outdated but there are new bath/shower combos coming online very shortly in the equestrian section. In the meantime there are 2 shower stalls available for men and 2 for women in the entire camp. There are pit toilets in the equestrian area and only 1 flush toilet for men located in the "regular" area until the new ones come up in the equestrian area. Possibly only 2 for women available.

The worst thing was the traffic. People would drive to swim, fish, use the restroom, visit others in adjacent campsites or just cruise around with no aim from 8 AM to 10PM Thursday thru Sunday afternoon. The outer gates close at 10 PM but some drove around inside the park after that anyway. The equestrian camp area has dirt/gravel road and all the traffic creates a dusty environment. The Main road to the entrance which runs along the south side of the equestrian area also leads to the Platter Flats Recreation area which has no gates nor closing time so there is activity on the road all day and night.

There is a long equestrian trail that goes over to Lakeside Park across the lake that can also be hiked pretty easily that has a couple secluded spots to swim along the way. The trail is well marked and easy to follow. There are large map signs on each end of the trail and markers along the way.

I would not recommend visiting this park on a weekend unless traffic doesn't bother you. It should be noted there is a rail freight line and siding not far from the camp and once the vehicle traffic slows down, the trains seem to start. The train horns at crossings may be a bother to some.

Trails galore

This state park has both walking and biking trails galore. None of the trails were too hard for a seven and nine year old but were long enough that they were fun and a good workout.

The park has an ample sand beach area and the facilities are clean and in good repair.

This park is a good warm weather get away not too far from the DFW Metroplex and worth the drive.

Quiet park

This park is a quiet park with well separated spaces and lots of lake access. Fishing is the prevalent activity here and there is a nice pier for just that. There is a boat ramp and beach with a little playground.

Big park, open spaces

This COE park covers a lot of ground and the campsites are nicely spaced. The grounds are well maintained and clean and deer abound in small herds. Went there on spring break with the grand daughters and although the park was virtually full, it was quiet. Miles from any large city, or big town for that matter, there was very little drive thru traffic. The prices for campsites are very reasonable and the restroom/ shower facilities are numerous and clean. The lake is an area fishing spot and although there were a few boats out, they weren't racing all over the lake nor pulling skiiers, but it was still March when I went, and a little cool for water sports.

The closest town, Coleman, is a nice country town with a coup!e very good places to eat. The murals on the town buildings make it a nice place to walk around, look, and take pictures.