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Beautiful Park

This park is everything that it claims to be. What you see in the website photos is exactly what it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amanda B
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Grand Prairie, Texas
Relaxing Park!

This is small and relaxing state park. The park's staff are very friendly and welcomed me into the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Adam C
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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.
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245 Park Road 2, Karnack, TX 75661-3921
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+1 903-679-3351
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Amanda B
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 2 April 2018

If you can come prepared for mosquitos, this is a beautiful lake to fish, hike around, or sit and muse. With the moss hanging on the limbs of cypress trees wading in marsh, mist that rises from the lake at times, and seasonlly-changing wildlife, you...More

1  Thank Anna B
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

My wife and I drove through here to see the changes that have occurred since my last visit some 20 years ago. Beautiful lake with great cypress trees and lots of Spanish Moss hanging from it. Lots of great camping spots.

2  Thank Tcs6
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Our family had a reunion here and used the pavilion. It was great, the price was reasonable, and the scenery good.

Thank Judyroo61
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MarissaSalinas
28 February 2018|
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Response from chris s | 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.
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Genesis L
3 January 2018|
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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
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Rishav S
29 December 2017|
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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.
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