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Quiet Park

This park was undergoing some upgrades when we visited, but it did not affect our visit. The... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Roberta W
Houston, Texas
Amazing views

Go to the fishing pier! Beautiful, quiet and peaceful. Would have liked to had seats and stayed... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2018
Christi R
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A highly recommended park in northeast Texas with the largest natural lake in Texas and interesting swamp-land. This park is near the towns of Karnack, Uncertain, and Marshall.
245 Park Road 2, Karnack, TX 75661-3921
+1 903-679-3351
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

This park was undergoing some upgrades when we visited, but it did not affect our visit. The upgrades were all improvements of road and sections of the park. It is hauntingly quiet with the moss hanging from the trees and the Cypress trees lining the...More

Thank Roberta W
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Go to the fishing pier! Beautiful, quiet and peaceful. Would have liked to had seats and stayed there for hours.

Thank Christi R
Reviewed 18 August 2018

I visited mid-summer and mid-summer is HOT in Texas. But the cabins at the state park were very well kept and comfortable. I spent my mornings and evenings exploring the ponds and bayous in my kayak and the afternoons hanging out in the shade or...More

1  Thank DJD-Texas
Reviewed 12 July 2018

This park is everything that it claims to be. What you see in the website photos is exactly what it looks like in person. It is incredibly peaceful and serene. The trees are unlike anything I have ever seen at any park I've been to....More

2  Thank Amanda B
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

This is small and relaxing state park. The park's staff are very friendly and welcomed me into the park. I rented a canoe and slowly paddled Hell's Half Acre. I recommend having some experience for this adventure because it is a long and hot adventure...More

Thank Adam C
Reviewed 8 June 2018

A beautiful state park dating back to the CCC of the 1930s. Deep East Texas forests, lazy bayous and lakes ringed with century old cypress trees. Worth noting, the park is not actually on Lake Caddo, but it is on Big Cypress Bayou with easy...More

Thank Todd787
Reviewed 25 May 2018

The mill pond area is the star of this state park - the combination of cypress trees growing in the water and covered by Spanish moss is eerie and beautiful. We also enjoyed hiking the nature trail and other side trails with spring flowers in...More

1  Thank B-and-B-Explorers
Reviewed 27 April 2018

This park has some pretty spectacular photographs just waiting to be taken. Rent a canoe and go out on the lake where the best views are. The state park sells maps for the lake in their main office. We rented canoes two different times and...More

Thank ClaireOKC
Reviewed 25 April 2018

We camped last weekend at campsite #40, (campsite had water & electricity) and the campsite as well as the other campsites in the Squirrel Haven Camping Area had long driveways – apparently setup as an overflow area for RV’ers. The advantage from a tent camper’s...More

Thank Jim_Parker_Texas
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

The cabin we had was clean and comfortable. Bed linens and Towels were provided but not soap. Bathroom was good size. Small refrigerator, microwave and cooktop, in the small kitchen. Very nice but for $95 they could provide some soap !

1  Thank Abhaygirl
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28 February 2018|
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Response from 791chriss791 | Reviewed this property |
I would think that you will be fine. All vehicles have to stop at station before entering the park and pay the fees. I would assume there are park rangers patrolling the property also.
Genesis L
3 January 2018|
Response from cbeehn | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know where you are coming from but if you enjoy the woods. Hiking, fishing and some of the finest Cypress Trees and wading water birds. This is the place. Not much for shopping or site seeing but breathtaking beauty... More
Rishav S
29 December 2017|
Response from Natalie S | Reviewed this property |
Spring Break should be a good time. The only concern is the amount of rain we get. The best time would be in late May/early June.