We found this park while looking for a place to stay for our visit to the 2018 Nachitoches Christmas festival. The Park was built about a year ago as a joint venture with the Red River Waterway Commission and a private contract operator. It looks brand new with well manicured grounds and very well kept facilities.
The park is located in a mature pecan tree grove which should provide a lot of shade in the summer, and we were invited to collect as many pecans as we could find. The shower/laundry building was the nicest and cleanest we have seen in years, with 12 individual bath/ shower rooms (2 handicap equipped) and 4 or 5 washer/dryer units.
We did not tour the activities center, but it looked very inviting with several large rocking chairs on the front porch.
The entrance is gated and accessed using a code, so we felt very secure while in the park. There is a great playground for the kids as well.
Every staff member we came in contact with could not have been more pleasant and helpful. Their website has a great video tour of the park and their park map is well detailed.
The park is about 10-15 minutes from downtown Nachitoches. One note of caution on the drive in if you come after dark. The turnoff is not lighted, and if you miss it, getting turned around could be a problem. The park is in a rural setting and very quiet at night but there is a shooting range nearby, so don't plan on sleeping too late in the morning.
We had a wonderful stay, and have already booked a spot for next year's Christmas Festival. We highly recommend the Grand Ecore RV Park!
Made the mistake of not checking reviews on this park prior to booking a 4 night stay. At check-in, the office offered us ear plugs to help with the train noise that might come from the "occasional" train that sometimes passed within 100 yards of our otherwise beautiful spot right on the Colorado River. Turns out, the train noise was bad, but it was the least of our problems.
We camp with a small vintage trailer with no bathroom, so clean restrooms and showers are very important to us. The campground restroom facilities were filthy, and although management promised they would be cleaned immediately in response to our complaints, they were not, and we ended up having to wait a long time before they were usable. Even then, the facilities did not stay clean very long due to the extra usage caused by the large groups of river rafters who were visiting the rafting vendors who were located in the middle of the park.
The worst part of our stay was that the owner/manager had booked a party of 70 campers who were holding a family reunion. The park's public pavilion area was not large enough to handle the group, so they were allowed by the owner to congregate at the 3 empty RV sites next to us. This group had also rented the 4 small cabins on the other side of our site. We were now surrounded by mayhem from early afternoon until the crowd could be dispersed after quite time started at 10pm each night. At least 5 or 6 other campers staying near us were also subjected to the noise and lack of respect the party goers exhibited.
Our complaints fell on deaf ears. We decided to leave the park 2 days early and the owner only refunded those 2 days to us because he was able to get the family reunion group to take over our remaining reservation. He even refused to let us move to another open site in the park because he wanted to keep those larger sites open for bigger RVs that he could charge an even higher daily rate.
Bottom line - the location alone fills the park every night with travelers, so the owner is just not motivated to keep the facilities clean or to provide any customer service. We will never stay there again.