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12 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
Nov 2019 - $25.00
If you appreciate good value in an overnight stop, you'll have no problem with this CG. For $25/night you get FHU with reliable center-located utilities, neatly mown grass, good cable TV (and good OTA), daily trash pickup at your site, an escort to long pull-through spaces, easy-on/easy-off access from the highway, the city of Palestine just minutes away, on-site propane, laundry and quiet neighbors. That's good, basic value for your money! If you require more, however, you might want to look elsewhere. My reservation (made less than a month in advance with the owner of the park, who refused to send an email confirmation) was never recorded so the attendant on duty could find it. Judging from the look of "the office," it was little wonder! Turns out, space this time of year was not a problem. Check-in was simple: no camp rules, site map or Wi-Fi password given out (Verizon works here). Internal roads, although paved, were extremely narrow (one-way at a time) and trees needed trimming for overhead clearance. Site #25 required leveling blocks but there were only a few pull-through sites set aside for overnighters anyway. Most rigs appeared to be full-time. While there were a few old RV relics, most were in good shape. Sites were very close and night lighting was far apart and spotty at best. Bottom line: this is a well-maintained old permanent RV village; it can be a place to hang your hat at night (if they have space and you can live without a confirmed reservation). - TMN-15
Oct 2019 - $25.00
A good spot for an overnight stay. Don't let the look from the entrance concern you. Park is mostly populated with permanent rigs some of which are pretty sad looking. Owner is very nice and has 3-4 level pull throughs for overnight use. Spots are smooth grass sites easy in and easy out. Owner came by to make sure everything was OK. Cable is excellent with more channels than I have ever seen. Wifi is strong and Verizon is excellent. We would stay again. - stvaughn
Jul 2019 - $25.00
Great overnight stay. The campground is very well maintained. Owners really care about their business and customers and it shows. We arrived rather late and it was so nice to have someone actually meet you after hours to guide you to your spot. It was July 4th weekend and we were passing through the area with no luck in finding a spot to rest for the night. We called right at closing time, they had a spot and when we arrived after dark about 30mins later we were welcomed and guided to our site. Garbage can with lid at each site which was nice. - airstreamerSC
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. - Mexicanpiloto
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