The sites are actually pretty level, consisting of gravel with grass in between. All are pull-through. Unfortunately, the park is right next to State Hwy. 63. I mean literally right next to this major highway with trucks flying by at 70 mph. No sound barrier at all. No view, well, of course there is a view, just not a nice view. There are pvc picnic tables at some sites. Other sites have wooden conversion seat/picnic tables. They convert from a bench with a back, then flip the back over and it turns into 1/2 a picnic table. Put two together and makes a full picnic table. Kind of nice. We were wondering where we were going to go to take the dogs for exercise. A little walk around the 26 site park is fine for potty, but not enough to keep one 1 yr old Irish Setter satisfied. Even the little stream is almost stagnant. There was a 20 foot long piece of plastic sheeting hanging over a log and laying in the stream. Not a pretty sight. The one saving grace for this place is that behind this RV park is an equine camp. If you want to tent camp, then that may be a nice park. There are about 15 grassy/dried leaves sites with water & electric and each site has a little horse corral to keep your horse safe overnight. The trails in the woods behind the campground are actually quite nice. This park is fine for overnight and the manager is very nice, but for a vacation spot? No way. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Spring break week with our 1,2,4 year olds. Clean, well maintained park. Several piers to fish from. Boat ramp with small floating dock. Playground had swings only. Everybody seems to kayak/canoe, but we didn't with our little ones. Lake entry accessible from most lakefront sites. Spacious level sites. Friendly staff. We will definitely go back and kayak/canoe when the kids get bigger. Guided kayak tour available on a schedule. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We found site 5 near a beautiful, reflective slough to be perfect for us and level. We're the only folks in this 36 site loop. The trails led us to numerous birds, but especially numerous woodpeckers. The ranger who checked us in gave us lots of information. We spent nearly a half hour with him and learned lots. Very few people are here after the "long weekend", so it's peaceful and quiet. The sloughs are filled with cypress trees and the woods with oak, beech, and pine trees. A real nature preserve filled with interesting flora and fauna. We'd come back! We camped here in a Motorhome.
While the park may accept "big rigs", not every site is "big rig" friendly. A gentleman next to me had trouble negotiating a 24 ft 5th wheel into a pull through site. Our site, #29, was very unlevel and since we were only there for one night, we ultimately settled on a little more nu-levelness than usual. The park does have a lot of trails, neat and clean, very friendly staff in the office. Quiet at night. Will definitely stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Overall: This place has it all -- great lake swimming, plenty of trails and easy biking, nice smooth roads, bathrooms w/ showers (fair quality/cleanliness), fishing spots, canoes, decent spacing on sites. This is our favorite/ most-visited spot to camp. The Good: Lake Steinhagen is great for campers. Great sandy beach swimming. Plus a few piers and bank spots to fish from. Plenty of trails... great for hikes and bikes. Plenty of trees and shade over camp sites. Rent a canoe for $20 per day and explore the cove (gators here) and Steinhagen Island (geo-caching there). The shelters are great, and the camper sites are OK. The Bad: Not much to report here... Bathrooms/showers are not bad, but the shower drains always overflow so can be a bit nasty to wade through the water. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This is a very pleasant campground, with mostly level sites and plenty of good hiking (and canoeing, if desired). There is no Wi-Fi, but Verizon reception is good. The only negative factor is that you have to visit the park headquarters on the south side of the highway before you can camp on the north side, which adds time and could be bothersome for a long rig. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is one of our favorite State Parks. Sites are very large with plenty of space between campsites. We stayed in site #98, had to level one side of the trailer about 3 inches. Most sites have some shade, but trees and utilities are not extremely close so slide outs are not a problem. The park has several hiking trails and lighted fishing piers. There are two sides to this park for camping, both are very nice and well kept. The park host in each camping loop has firewood you can purchase; they also keep the loops very clean between campers. Canoe rentals are available in the park, and the nature center had a snake exhibition on Saturday. The closest Walmart is about 11 miles away, but there is an Exxonmobile within a few miles with diesel and a small store. This park is a "10" in our opinion despite the lack of sewer connections. Also, the fall colors are beginning to change; should be really nice from mid-November for a couple of weeks. We will be returning to this park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Rate reflexes having purchased a state park pass that cover entrance fees. Would be a 10, but lacks sewer connection. Camped in Hen House Ridge Unit in the back-in sites area. More spacious and scenic as right on the lake, than the pull-thru area. Spent two wonderful afternoons riding bikes in park. Easy to ride to Walnut Ridge Unit which is on the other side of the highway. Distance is short and highway shoulders very wide. Fewer people in Walnut Ridge area and it appears to have been especially hard hit by Hurricane Rita. Nature trails in Walnut Ridge Unit are still clogged with downed trees. Grassy tent area along lake front in Hen House Ridge Unit look very appealing. Excellent cell phone and airdate card reception. Midweek we practically had the place to ourselves. Quiet but for the frogs. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The lake which has been mostly dry for some time has been refilled by the recent heavy rains. The vegetation that has been submerged is now decaying which gives off a sewer smell which is quite strong near the water, so we did not rent the available canoes. The park was hit hard by hurricane Rita in 2005, so some of the electricity, at the camp sites, has not been restored. Many of the trees were knocked down during the hurricane, and some areas look like a lumbering operation has taken place. The swimming area needs to be cleaned of submerged vegetation to be more inviting. In spite of these drawbacks, the park was well mowed and the restrooms were very clean. The park staff was very helpful. We stayed two days and had the park mostly to ourselves as there were only about 3 or 4 other campers and was extremely quiet. I cannot comment on the fishing but can say that 5 alligators stayed in the slough near our camp. Bird watchers will like the park as we saw many kinds of birds including bluebirds. The magnolia trees are also blooming at this time. We camped in the Henhouse Ridge campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Have been to this park numerous times and always enjoyed it. Good state park and the folks try to take very good care of it. Lots of available activities including a 2 mile hike/bike trail and a lake with swimming area, canoeing/kayaking (which are rentable) and play areas. This was a well kept secret that has gotten out so reservations are usually needed. We will be back (again) soon. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I have been going to this park since 1972. The setting is nice. There are a lot of trees and most of the sites have good spacing. I do not like the showers. They seem dirty and do not provide privacy. The lake is choked with water hyacinth. Fishing from the bank is almost impossible. The lake is muddy and warm in the summer. Boats come very near and into the swimming area and I have seen aligators there also.Over the years I have seen this park deteriorate. Probably due to heavy use and not enough money. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Pretty park in the Piney woods of east Texas. I have gone to this park for years since I was a kid to fish and camp with my parents. There are trails to hike, canoes to rent, boat ramps, great fishing, shelters available, and 2 with AC. Lots of wildlife and provisions in Jasper. There are 2 branches to the park: Hen House Ridge and Walnut Ridge. We always stayed in Henhouse Ridge but the swimming area is in Walnut Ridge. Great place to go with the family. Almost vacant during the weekday but make reservations if you plan to go ont he weekend. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
The park was very quite, only had 3 other RV's in the park. We were right on the lake, nice big sights that are paved and pretty much level. We will stay here again. Our Direct TV worked very well. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A very quiet campground where you go to "camp" or fish. We were here on a weekend and there was a fishing tournament of some kind going on. Several campers left on Sunday. There were only 3 or 4 campers after the weekend. Sites are black-top and in the area we choose, they were level. When we walked around the campground, we saw several where you would have to back down a hill before setting up your unit. Roads are blacktopped and in pretty good shape. No antenna TV reception here. Our cell phone did work. We stayed for 2 nights. The rate quoted above reflects using our Senior Pass which cut the fees in half. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Corp of Engineers park on the SE part of Sam Rayburn Reservoir. There are two sections; one is 30 amp that's open year round, and a 50 amp section that opens April 1. There is much fishing activity, with many day visitors using the boat ramp and weekend fishing contests. Sites are paved and not too close, some shaded. One oddity is that all are surrounded by iron pipe railings that can make parking difficult, and interfere with slide outs on some sites. Swimming beach is available. Verizon cell service works reasonably well here and at Twin Dikes nearby. City of Jasper is 17 miles South. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude): 31.10667, -94.10722 31°6'24"N, 94°6'26"W This little park is at the top of our list! Such great views of sun rise and sun set. We stayed in site 45. Site #39 is called the point we didn't take it due to the trees and our satellite wouldn't pick up signal. Any sites a long water are great. Nice big sights that are paved and pretty much level. The gate host has been here for 8 years I don't blame them. Sites 31 thru 38 are pull-through. I really thought against posting this park review due to more people knowing about it. For most of the week we were only ones here. There's boat ramps here also and a lot of people catching fish, also tent camping. The park shows a lot more camp sites, but a lot have been gated and locked. From 30 to 49 are only ones open and 1 of those seemed not to be used. The rate quoted above reflects using our Senior Pass which cut the fees in half. Park Rangers and host where great, very helpful, one of the friendliest parks we been in. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We have been going to this campground since August 2003. It is our favorite place. The
bath house is always clean. The owner is very friendly and always willing to help. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
[ 8 / 10 ]
It is a very nice park I would have rated it 10 but it doesnt have cable or satellite or a swimming pool for the kids. It is very nice you feel like you are camping in the middle of the woods and you are just a few miles from the lake and Jasper Texas. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Very nice shaded park close to the lake. Restrooms were very clean and well
kept. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice park with level, paved, sites. Some very long pull-thru's are available, though most are back-in. Just a few miles from town. Accommodating staff. Would stay here again. Rate was National Park Senior discount. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice park, though the signage and road conditions make you wonder if you are on the correct route. Paved roads and concrete pads within park. Sites are well spaced. Cellular voice and data coverage were so-so. Lake was drained when we were there. Don't know if it was by plan, or drought. Great place to stop for a night, or longer if in the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Typically a nice COE park except for the restrooms which were not up to COE standards as far as we were concerned. We stayed in site #12. Quiet, paved streets and sites. When coming in take Rt 777 to Rt. 155 to park rather than Rt 156. Satellite is iffy on many sites because of trees. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We love this park. Very friendly staff. Nice, large sites with covered picnic tables and plenty of room. Lake with several boot docks. Very quiet. We didn't want to leave and will be back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We felt like we had found utopia. Although there was no sewer hook up at our site this was a small price to pay for the magnificent views, spacious sites and friendly and helpful staff. This is a beautifully maintained park right on the lake and we were fortunate enough to jag a sunny day and a beautiful sunset. We stayed for four nights but would have stayed longer if the weather was a little kinder. The bathrooms are a little tired but the water is hot and are a great supplement when being a little conservative with your own water usage. Good dump station in the park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very nice campground tucked away down a narrow two lane road. There is not a bad site in the entire campground, we had site #61. Our site required no leveling, it was very long and backed up to the lake and a small fishing pier was just off the next site over. All sites have covered picnic tables and ample covered concrete to put your table and chairs under too. Our kids really enjoyed the playground and we enjoyed taking a nice long walk around the campground and also biked around it too. There are several boat ramps and fishing piers around the park for those interested in these facilities. If they had sewer hookups I would have given it a 10. We will be returning to this campground again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice quiet Corp of Engineers park on Steinhagen Lake 7 miles West of Jasper. Many locals use the park on weekends, with more spaces available during the week. Lake is quite shallow, with many turtles and alligators(!) Gators were shy and not a problem at all. Bird watcher's paradise, with wood ducks, bald eagles, bluebirds, roadrunners and woodpeckers. Only minus was numerous flooded low spots during rainy weather. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Lovely park and very peaceful, even when full over the Easter week-end. Beautiful lake and the views are spectacular. Only downside is the lack of a sewer hookup at our site. Also, they do not have a dock at the boat ramp which is a real necessity for boaters. We really enjoyed our stay here and will return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I must say Twin Dikes is one of nicest Corp parks we have stayed in. The camp host was friendly, and we had a choice of 4 full hook up sites. We were lucky to find a nice back up site which was fairly straight. Many of the sites are curved and slanted upward making it difficult to back a rig into them. It was very quiet, and since it was off season, we didn't have to hear yelping kids. Also nice to have a burn ban in effect, so we didn't have to smell someone else's smoke ring; nice to open the windows and smell the cool fresh air. Would recommend this park, especially for the off season. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We can't say enough good things about this park. It is one of the few Corp parks that has a few full hookup sites. The park was clean and there are good places to walk. The workers were very friendly and helpful. We recommend it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is wonderful. It is small but the sites are large. All sites have a view of Lake Sam Ray Burn. We were within 15 minutes of Jasper, which has a Super Wal-Mart as well as HEB etc. We were within 30 minutes of Lufkin which had all the big stores. We use Verizon cell phones and wireless internet and we had a good strong signal at all times. We only paid $9.00 per night because we are seniors. Great park! We camped here in a Motorhome.