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Old 06-15-2016, 09:21 PM   #1
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Favorite RV spots- TX, AR, OK

Would love your favorite RV parks within 2-5 hours of Dallas/Ft. Worth!

We'd love water (lake or river), some hills, trees, and just somewhere with some natural beauty to relax and enjoy!!

Have been looking throughout Oklahoma, Arkansas, as well as Texas


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Old 06-15-2016, 09:30 PM   #2
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You just described Arkansas!

because I catch fish on a fly...

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Old 06-16-2016, 08:03 AM   #3
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The Texas State parks within a couple of hours of DFW have a water body, hiking trails and water/elec campsites. They are much better than any private RV park. Purchase a season pass and get a few half price discounts on campsites and it pays for the daily use fee too.

When we lived in Frisco, TX we only went to the state parks. Book in advance. Try a different one every trip.

There are some nice Federal campsites on Lake Texoma too as well as into Oklahoma. State parks there and in Arkansas.

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Old 06-16-2016, 08:13 AM   #4
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State Parks

Ditto on what Kelvin said about state parks.

Texas (within 2-5 hours)
Cooper Lake SP just north of Sulphur Springs: Our home park and we think the best kept secret in Texas

Purtis Creek SP: Small but close to DFW

Mineral Wells SP: My parents swore by this park when they were fulltimers

Lake Bob Sandlin SP: A bit further east than Cooper but we have found that camping in NE Texas is good because we love water AND trees

Arkansas: These may push the 5 hour a wee bit but Arkansas has great SPs that are well taken care of.

DeGray Lake: Protagonist on these boards swears by it.

We have also found a great Corps of Engineers Campground at Maumelle just west of Little Rock that is open year round, right on the banks of the Arkansas River and is just the most peaceful place. We have used it as a stopover on the way to visit our son in Kentucky.... a good half way point . .. but we are going to go back to spend a week as soon as possible because it is that good.

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Old 06-16-2016, 09:20 AM   #5
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Beavers Bend State Park in OK would be a place worth looking in to.

Lots of camping options, and pretty much fulfills your wish list.

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Old 06-16-2016, 09:23 AM   #6
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A "must see" in Texas is Palo Duro Canyon State Park (just south of Amarillo.)
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Old 06-16-2016, 09:32 AM   #7
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Lake Maumell near Little Rock is awesome.

Highly recommend.

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Old 06-16-2016, 10:24 AM   #8
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Hey Hogfan. Hope you guys are doing well. Goal15 hit several of the ones we have enjoyed. One I haven't seen listed is Ouachita State Park at Lake Ouachita. We have stayed there several times over the years and love the area. We also stayed at Catherines Landing outside of Hot Springs on way to Lake Michigan last year and had a great time there too. Great facilities.

Hope this helps some and we are able to meet up at some point down the road.

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Take a look at 35 miles from Lufkin with a beautiful waterfront on Lake Sam Rayburn in Zavalla, TX.
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Old 06-16-2016, 11:39 AM   #10
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Lake Dardanelle SP in Arkansas is beautiful, but a bit over your 5 hr travel radius
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Old 06-16-2016, 11:50 AM   #11
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Right there in Lewisville is Lewisville Lake Park. We spent a couple weeks there, very nice park and hosts. Rates are very reasonable, especially for seniors. It is right on the lake and has a wonderful view.

In Arkansas we stayed a night at Lake Columbia RV park, on Lake Columbia, just outside of Magnolia, AR. Also reasonable, quiet, right on the lake, newer facilities, fish cleaning station. Cash or check, no credit cards. I think it's a county park, maybe a city park.

1260 Columbia Rd 53, Waldo, AR 71770
(870) 234-0857

(address is Waldo but it's closer to Magnolia. Look for the park, there's a dump station sign maybe 50 yards down the road, that's the entrance.)

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Old 06-16-2016, 12:06 PM   #12
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If you like water....checkout Dellanera RV park in Galveston.
It is right on top of the dunes.
In some sites you can sit up in bed and watch the pelicans dive into the water.

...another great site is Brazos Bend State Park. Many hiking trails, 3000 alligators... and the the largest observatory open to the public in the US.
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Dinosaur SP, Glenrose, TX. Walk with the dinosaurs (or where they walked)!
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Old 06-16-2016, 02:58 PM   #14
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Mother Neff State Park near Belton is very pretty. The area by the river still has flood damage, I believe, but the new upper section is brand new, and the campsites are huge. Be aware of where your campsite is in relation to the highway, otherwise you can get some traffic noise.

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