David W.


Ore City, TX

Joined July 2020

On the Arkansas River and well designed campsites

This is a beautifully designed campground. Must have had a landscape architect. Not only would I stay here again I am going to do so in September, 2020 just after having been there in July, 2020. We preferred# 5(1305) with its multilevel areas. There are two extreme negatives that must be noted: 1> The road in and out narrows to a one lane road without any indications of oncoming traffic. I don't know what would happen if two 34' fifth wheels were to meet on this narrow section of the road. Something should be done to indicate oncoming traffic. 2> The fee would be reasonable--though still high for campsites with NO hookups at all, but the$9.00 daily vehicle fee added on makes this expensive for sites. The only justifications are location on the river and the beautifully laid out campground and sites. We camped at Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area, Ruby Mountain Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Great campground with beautiful Lake view

This is another well designed COE campground. Sites are well separated from neighbors. There are some sites (Loops D and E) that have full hookups including sewer, but the most desirable sites are in Loop B, some of which have direct views of the lake. Sites B 1 through B 14 are especially desirable. We had site B 6 which we rate excellent. I am sure that reservations must be made long in advance for these sites.

Volunteer hosts and rangers were friendly and helpful. We will be back.

Another great COE Campground

Can't seem to correct rating--should be 5 stars

We had a beautiful lakeview campsite in this well laid out COE park, number 46. It was one of the most difficult sites to back in we have ever had. Without help from a friendly neighbor we could not have made it. I do not mean this in a negative way. It was worth the effort. On a return trip I would select another site but we had a great view of the lake from this site. There are at least three separate areas for camping and all are laid out with plenty of space between.

Can not recommend

This may still be designated as a primitive or dispersed camping site by COE, but it is no longer acceptable. Areas that were once possible for dispersed camping have been closed off and all that remains is a boat launch. I live within 5 miles of this park and I would not risk spending a night there. Maybe a dedicated fisherman launching here might park in a pickup camper, but this is not an acceptable area for a traveling RVer.

Really nice small campground at OLD Cowhide Cove

This is to update my previous post. We are now in the Old Cowhide Cove Campground. We have a beautiful spot backed up to the lake with a wonderful view. There are two widely separated camping areas: New Cowhide Cove and Old Cowhide Cove. We ae in OLD Cowhide Cove so this review is specific to that area. Very adequate campsites are well spaced with picnic table, fire ring., 50 amp electric and water. There is a well situated dump station right on the way out. Even though the sites are long enough for most rigs, there is a paved parking area between most sites. Old Cowhide Cove Campground is a small area with only a few sites--a plus for me.

I highly recommend this campground. The unreasonably late check-in time is a responsibility of the COE. There was no one to check us in which was no problem for us as we had advanced reservations and an assigned site which was easy to find and presented no difficulty in backing in.

Good campsite but terrible check-in time

I will be visiting this campground in a few days and will post a more complete review, but I ran into a problem even before I have arrived.

My reservation confirmation indicates a check-in time of 6:00 pm (almost dark) after a check-out time of 4:00 pm.  These are most awkward times for arrival and departure. I am more accustomed to check-out around 11:00 am and check in around 1:00 pm. I don't know what I can do about this -- if anything.

Sandy desert like

We stayed in the first pull out to the left of the road. Watch the entry off CO 150 as it is very narrow. No hookups but no fee. All was well until the wind came up suddenly and we were in a brief windstorm with sand all in our trailer.

Used to be our favorite

We have recommended this campground to many friends across the years. It used to be our favorite stop on our way to Colorado. It is still a beautiful location, but our most recent experience was not up to what it has been in the past. I will suppose that Covid-19 has something to do with that. We were assigned a very undesirable spot behind the office. The sites are all level and full hookup; many pull throughs.

Still the best value

Yes, this is just a parking lot with electric hook-ups. There is also water available (not at sites) and a dump station, and a playground. We have always met friendly fellow travelers here. It is better to get here in early afternoon to get a better site. It can get very crowded when full, almost overlapping slide-outs. So we try to get an "outside" site to avoid having such close neighbors.

Good location, still our choice for Amarillo

We stayed here in September, 2020. It is ideally located for our trip home from Colorado. It is still our first choice in the Amarillo area, but it has gone down from what it was a few years ago. Well laid out campsites and mostly pull throughs. Friendly staff and appropriate check in during the Covid 19 epidemic.

Good overnight stop

A city park provided by the town of Henrietta. We had a good level campsite with a choice of every campsite in the campground. We were the only ones there for the night. We were undisturbed and spent a peaceful night.We had good access to the highway we were traveling on the way to Colorado. Would probably stay here again for an overnight.

Good city park

This was an overnight stop for us on the way back from Colorado to North East Texas. Glad we drove out here, about 10 miles north of the town of Nocona. Grass had just been Mown, And we were the only ones in the Camp Ground for the night. Very peaceful and quiet. Campsite pads were a very narrow and we had to access a water connection from an adjoining campsite. Since we were the only ones there that was not a problem. Had a nice view of the lake. Probably would stop here again