Campground Notes: Lake Tawakoni State Park, Wills Point, TX

The two weeks we spent in Lake Tawakoni were wet. Wet, wet, wet, muddy & wet. I know Texas needs the rain, but we were starting to get a little stir crazy with all the precipitation and grey skies. On the plus side, at least it didn’t snow on us here!

View from our site
View from our site

There are two loops of camping in Lake Tawakoni – full hook up and water/electric only. We couldn’t get into the full hook up loop but ended up really enjoying the sites in the partial hook up loop as there was a lot more room in between sites. We were able to nose into the site with a view of the lake – sorta kinda. Since the water levels were so low what we really saw was what used to be the lake but it was still a nice view.

Our site at Lake Tawakoni
Our site at Lake Tawakoni

We also impressed our selves by only needing to dump once – both grey & black- during our two weeks stay. We’ve come a long way in 3 years from needing to dump the grey tank every other day.

The state park was a bit of a haul to any city, but at the same time still convenient enough to not make it too much of a hassle. Overall a nice spot to park for 2 weeks before heading even closer to Dallas.

Campground Notes – Tyler State Park – Tyler, Texas

After staying at Caddo Lake, spending a week at Tyler State Park seemed a bit anti-climatic. No amazing bayou covered with snowfall, or a super quiet full hookup site.

More snow falling on our rig!
More snow falling on our rig!

To be fair, it also wasn’t horrible. We did have another full hookup spot. The view was of another rig the entire week, but it was quiet.

Lake view on a rare sunny day
Lake view on a rare sunny day

We did have more snow and a lot more rain, making the walks around the lake a tad soggy for my taste. We did take advantage of being closer to a town & went out to eat and did a little shopping.

Overall it was a nice stopping point for a week before we headed further west towards Dallas!

Campground Notes – Caddo Lake State Park

We love staying in state parks, and we especially love state parks that have sewer hookups!

Snow in the Bayou
Snow in the Bayou

Caddo Lake State Park was a nice 2 weeks stay, if not a bit cold & snowy. As in: inches of snow, freezing weather, ranger stops by to tell you not to try to leave the park without 4 wheel drive cold & snowy.

I got an opportunity to snap pictures & video of snow falling on cypress trees in the bayou – not an every day event. With the park deserted and shut down, we even let Samantha off lead for a little bit so she could play in the snow – our crazy dog loves snow!

Caddo Lake State Park
Caddo Lake State Park

The facility itself is really nice and we enjoyed our walks around the park. It was super quiet and the sewer sites were actually quite nice – spacious with lots of room and woods.

Samantha LOVING the cold weather & snow
Samantha LOVING the cold weather & snow

Services were a bit of a haul to get to as you had to drive to Marshall and due to the cold we had to even make an unexpected propane run.  Still, if we ever find ourselves in East Texas again, we would definitely stay at Caddo Lake!

Our rig at Caddo Lake
Our rig at Caddo Lake
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