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10 RV Parks near Palestine, Texas
Oct 2011 - $25.00
We chose this park strictly because it offers Wi-Fi which none of the others in the area do. The directions seem difficult but it is really not that hard to find. We had a pull through site that was not totally level but not that bad. The setting is out in the country and is very quiet and beautiful. The owner is not interested in making his park a destination park, but they have done a lot of work on the roads and sites since the previous post evidently. Big rigs would have trouble getting around the narrow roads but our MH with tow did fine. We would stop here again. The Wi-Fi was excellent and we were greeted warmly. After stopping alongside of freeways for the past couple of nights, the quiet countryside was a nice break. - johnanann
Nov 2008 - $24.00
Park is listed in the 2008 Woodalls as the "Bar S Ranch RV Resort". The owner sold the "Bar S Ranch Resort" but kept the RV park. Directions in Woodalls are accurate but that is about all. Weak over the air HDTV, 2 bar cell, good weather. Owner is extremely nice, W/E/S on side and easy to access. Free WiFi with a good signal, laundry on site. Lots of trees and peaceful. Negatives - the park is woefully neglected; there is no other way to describe it. The sites are grass/rock and are not maintained, the narrow roads in the park are not maintained and while I can't fault the owner, the county road to the park is VERY bumpy and narrow. The owner has stated he doesn't care if anyone visits the park and it shows. I feel bad for the guy (personal problems he's had) but this IS A BUSINESS. I will not come back and suggest this park be avoided. If you plan to stay, do yourself a favor and call to make sure it is still open. - Mike E
Oct 2017 - $30.00
We stayed in site #27. The road going to the CG had low branches. The paved road in the park was narrow. Had lots of grass burs, kept our shoes outside. Lots of red ants. Water pressure was 80-105 psi. Many OTA channels. 2-3 bars Verizon and ATT. The new owners were friendly and said that they have made a lot of improvements since they bought it. We have a 40 ft 5th wheel with 4 slides. - rynosback
Dec 2016 - $25.00
Plenty of room for my 42 ft 5 slide 5ver. The staff were excellent. Conveniently located near Polar express, eateries and town. Hard dirt sites w/asphalt road. Clean and quiet place.
Rained all weekend. We had no complaints. Will be back. - halljl
Mar 2014 - $20.00
We stopped here for an overnight. Rate is because it was sub zero and the water faucets were frozen. However, the owner was able to thaw them so we could have water for a little while anyway. Owner was very nice and helpful. Sites are not level though, and when we tried to level up, we would just sink in the sand. Got semi-level and called it a night. Would stay here again if passing through. - bgw5350
Feb 2012 - $26.00
Not exactly a "destination" campground, but there are things to do in the area. Owner extremely friendly and helpful. Our dog loved playing with the campground dogs. Looks pretty primitive but it has all the necessities and they are in good shape. We would come here again without a doubt, if we were in the area. - Grumpier99
Jul 2010 - $25.00
Disregard that prior review ("Best RV park in Texas"). This is a clean, plain, remote (12 miles from Palestine), run-down looking CG with shaded grassy sites, loose dogs, a friendly manager, no WiFi or cable TV. Didn't see a bath or shower house. The grass needed mowing. It was great for an overnight after a long tow, but not much else. - Prof Bill
Mar 2009 - $25.00
Best RV park in Texas. Small enough to get personal attention but large enough to have all the amenities of a large park. Laundry/Restrooms were very clean and park was well maintained. It was my best RV stay in Texas. I rate it excellent and would recommend it to anyone. - dhillebrandt
Jul 2012 - $15.00
We didn't plan to stop in Palestine, and we're looking for a place before town. This is a set of earthen sites next to an RV sales and service business. There were a few trees, a few spaces have shade. Mounds of fire ants right outside the door. Owner quickly spread powder over them. No showers no restroom no amenities to speak of, however, adequate for a stopover. - User2700
Oct 2016 - $20.00
Great for an overnight stop. It's a bit off the beaten path. Garbage can at each site. Owner was very helpful. - jnateg
Apr 2015 - $20.00
The owner is a very nice person and helped us get settled in our site. Most of the sites are occupied by long-term residents, but everything is neat and tidy and the lawn is mowed. There are are only a handful of available sites for overnight use and very few that could accommodate our 40' MH. We ended up parking in the "overflow" site which was really in the middle of one of the roads. The power checked out OK and it met our needs for the night, but this is definitely a rather "rural" park and some people might find it a bit too rustic. If you do decide to stay here and have a larger rig, it's worth calling in advance. At least one large RV was turned away while we were here. - docj
Apr 2015 - $20.00
Mostly long term but neat and clean. I called ahead and was told to pull into site 23,24,or 25 on lower level. Manager came down and registered us. Not a frills park but good. Level, grassy sites with full hookups. - fander
Sep 2017 - $30.00
We stayed at Salmon Lake for their annual Labor Day bluegrass festival which was very fun. They have a huge variety of different RV sites scattered about, some in open grass fields (which we chose, so we could put up our satellite dish) and a lot of them in the trees. We found the sites easy to level. Nothing fancy, no tables, firepits, patios, just a place to plug in. I'm not sure about the rate of $30 a night I put down. Seems about right but I could be off a little. By the way, I noticed an ant hill by one of our tires when leaving, and discovered a bunch of ants in the coach over that tire. We bring comet cleanser to sprinkle around tires to keep ants off and should have done that. so keep your eye out, when parked out in the grass field. - elduque
Aug 2016 - $20.00
For only $20 a night for full hookups, Salmon Lake Park is a great RV park where Texas hospitality is demonstrated. The park host and staff are friendly and "looking to please". The owner came out and spent an evening with us sharing some wonderful stories from his life. He is a very interesting fellow who has had more than a few adventures.
The park has all the amenities: small store for snacks, drinks, bottled water, and bagged ice. There is fishing, swimming, a playground, an old west town, and even a few tree-houses! Check out their website Salmon Lake Park for all the fun details and pictures.
Salmon Lake Park does not accept credit cards. The campsites are level and most are well-shaded by oak, pine, and live oak trees. The RV sites are grass and/or sand. The park is basically a wide open pasture with a smattering of trees and hook-ups for the RVs. If it rains you can expect mud.
Be prepared for ants (big ants, red ants, carpenter, ants, fire ants, little ants, black ants, etc.) We recommend using Amdro Ant Block or some similar product.
Each Memorial Day week-end Salmon Lake Park has a Gospel Music Festival and every Labor Day week-end they have a big East-Texas Blue Grass Festival. - rvbozo
Oct 2015 - $27.00
Nice rec hall, no cable TV, new WiFi system in part of the park worked OK. A large park, some shade and two small ponds. Many old buildings set up to look like an old west or early 190's village. Many sites, you can find one to suit you. - txprospector
Nov 2018 - $20.00
This is a nice quite park nothing fancy we have stayed here several times. They have shower if you have the code. Closer to the office you can pick up the wifi. - JustDon
Aug 2012 - $24.00
I stayed here for August and won't be here for September. The wi-fi does not reach you unless you are by the office. The showers, washer, dryer, and bathrooms are not available unless the owner is home. There are no codes for entrance on anything, only one washer and dryer, get real! The manager is running this park on time off from their full time job. - tizwhizkid
Aug 2017 - $43.00
This out-of-the-way "resort" is primarily for people who need to be close to the lake. It has no level sites, they are all dirt/gravel. Wi-Fi was terrible. Roads were narrow and dirt/gravel. Bathrooms/showers are in need of significant work. - Gayle Snedecor
Apr 2017 - $42.00
We found this place on spur of moment when we could not locate the RV park we wanted in Bryan, TX because they would not give us directions so we drove on to Crockett. I called this park on the run (a bit stressed) for a reservation so forgot to ask for my Good Sam Discount. This park gave good directions. The road going in is good. The place is huge and there was hardly anyone there (weekday). Would not stay here again for these reasons: too far out in the boonies for an overnighter, upon arrival asked for our Good Sam Discount and was told "NO! you have to ask when you call", and too much red dirt (it had rained) on parking pad. Overpriced for what you get. - ouachita princess
Jul 2016 - $32.00
My family stayed here for a week in July and it was great. The improvements from the last time until now are beautiful. The swimming pool and splash pad are nice and got a workout from out little ones. Grounds were clean and well maintained. Staff was very nice and helpful. You should really give this place a try. Its much nicer then these reviews are saying. - heather70
Feb 2019 - $20.00
Very nice and clean park. We were in site 105. The pull through site behind us had their fire pit right behind the back of our trailer. Luckily no one came even though it was reserved the whole 4 days we were there. The park host on this loop really took care of the spots. Several rigs had a hard time in the narrow pull through with trees in the way. Dead fish and beer cans were everywhere on the banks and in the trails closer to the lake. Not a lot of privacy between the sites but it is winter. We may try again when everything has bloomed. Not much close by. We drove to Athens, they have a nice square and a brewery we hadn’t tried. All in all a very quiet park. - TXCAMPN
Jun 2018 - $20.00
We stayed at Fairfield Lake in June, 2018. It was hot, but there was some shade. The Post Oak Campsite Area had been renovated in April of 2018, so the roads and the campsites had new asphalt. If you want to be away from everyone, ask for site #108; it is all by itself, and it has lots of shade. There are steps going down to the picnic table. - kanela
May 2018 - $20.00
This is a very nice State Park. Our site was in the Post Oak section and it was newly paved and a very nice area. The sites were not bunched up and you have a little privacy. We went with friends and had a nice time. We hiked the trails and my husband and one of the friends went fishing. It is a nice, clean lake. They have boat ramps or you can fish off the pier on even just anywhere on the lake. The park Rangers were nice and helpful. It was a very pleasant experience. We have been there twice before and will go back again. - Cirrus