Even though this park was undergoing restoration/repair of the springs/swimming hole partially as a result of recent hurricanes, we were there for camping and a small family gathering. We really enjoyed this park. It was quiet, we had cozy campfires, and it proved perfect for our gathering. We were there for several days over Easter. We camped in our travel trailer and a cousin stayed on our site in his tent. We shared campfires, laughter, quiet conversations and strolling down memory lane.
We stayed here just one night after having work done on our 5th at our dealer in Nacogdoches. The park was easy to find from Hwy 59. The host was friendly and helpful, giving a spot that was not only easy to get into but easy to get out of! We stayed right on the lake in a gravel site that was basically level. We did not use the WiFi or cable because we were there just overnight. We did not investigate any of the park amenities listed on their Web site due to our short stay. We stayed here in a 5th wheel.
We stayed here two weeks in a 5th wheel. The other residents were friendly, with mainly long-term or permanent stays. This is a basic, no-frills park with one restroom for both men and women...just one, not one for each. The restroom/shower area was not air conditioned, which was surprising for Texas. The grass needed mowing for most of our stay and the grass burrs were a pain to remove from our dog. Speaking of dogs, there was a huge local farm dog ?? that roamed freely through the park every evening. The park is not fenced. The only shady spot was the one for the park host. We did not see them around much, as a matter of fact and, when we did, they were not exactly the peak of graciousness and hospitality. Two redeeming factors were that there is a city/county walking/biking trailhead virtually across the street from the park and the laundry facilities were free. Would we stay there again? Only in a pinch for a night.
We have had 4 stays at this KOA. The first was in May 2009 due to the death of a close relative. I (a woman) towed our travel trailer solo and stayed here for several days on my own. There were a few other parks in the area that were less expensive, but I wanted someplace I could feel safe and comfortable. Owners and staff were very, very comforting and helpful. Husband and I have been back 3 times since, even taking delivery of our 5th wheel at this park! Owners were very accommodating. These were the cleanest/nicest restrooms/showers we have seen! WiFi was strong. Pool was clean and refreshing. Enjoyed campfires in the fire rings. Sites have picnic tables/patios. Grounds very well maintained. Park is conveniently located to Rusk for supplies and was a breeze to find. Might be a bit pricey, but it is indeed a very, very nice park. Owners live on site and are proactive in park operation. Would definitely stay there again.
We stayed here one night, Easter Sunday 2008, on the maiden voyage of our pop-up camper. At that time, the park was Sunshine RV Park but has since become a KOA. On our stay, the park was clean and the office person was friendly, as were the other RVers we met. The sites were a bit close to one another and that is why we chose not to stay there recently with our 5th wheel. It would be fine for an overnight stop based on our stay there in 2008.
This is one of our favorite places to spend time, although we prefer it in the Fall and Winter when temperatures cool down. Located just outside the town of Coldspring, TX, this is a heavily wooded campground near a lake. The July stay was our third here and we had "our" site again, #36. Nice large pull-thru with FHU, but a bit unlevel side-to-side. Most fire rings have grills on them. Peaceful, scenic and quiet with a very nice walking trail around the lake. The park manager is very helpful and friendly. Restrooms are clean. There is no WiFi but Elaine's Restaurant in Coldspring just up Hwy 150 has free WiFi and the chocolate meringue pie is yummy! Nice for a serene break but plenty for the kids to do, too! Swimming and fishing are both allowed in the lake. We'll be back!
While the owners were friendly and helpful, this park needed some serious TLC when we were there. We stayed there on vacation for almost a week in June 2008 with our pop-up trailer. Weeds needed cutting and general upkeep was below par. The restrooms were not air conditioned and very basic. This park appeared to have known much better days and could shine again with some attention and care. There were lots of trees, so we were not wanting for shade. This park might be difficult to get into with a big rig. It was easy to find off Hwy 35 and convenient to Fulton/Rockport/Corpus Christi but still nice and quiet.