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Davy Crockett National Forest

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Nice place to relax

Quiet area to bring a few friends or family members for a weekend camping. Very cost efficient and away from the city. The small towns of Ratcliff and Lufkin are not too far away... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Brownsville, Texas
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Brownsville, Texas
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Quiet area to bring a few friends or family members for a weekend camping. Very cost efficient and away from the city. The small towns of Ratcliff and Lufkin are not too far away in case small re-supply trips are needed. This is a great spot to showcase the green vibrant side of Texas that most people do not immediately... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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101 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Looked like Canada. Lots of pines and shade. There was day camping across the water with several families, who went home after supper. Lots of birds and squirrels. No mosquitoes. Good tenting area. Free hot showers and bathrooms. Very reasonably priced. Very quiet. Campsites were well spread out.

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apollo bay
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58 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

A different view of Texas. Most people think of the dry, dusty West Texas desert when they think of Texas. Expand your impression of this great state and head to the Davy Crockett National Forest. Springtime is the best time, lush green trees and gorgeous Texas wildflowers everywhere. Stop at any of the stations in the park, and the staff... More 

1 Thank wgpworm
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

My family and I have been coming here for over 20 years for deer hunting. It is a very nice and quiet place to camp. The price is very reasonable. I love the tall pine trees and wildlife in the park. Plus there is a lot of free public hunting land close to the park. Plus being only about 30... More 

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Austin, Texas, United States
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

It's hard to find shade in Texas in the summer months! This place was excellent! Very tall trees kept most of the camping areas shady and very tolerable during our summer camping weekend. We had a very private loop we stayed at for a few days. The camp hosts were very friendly. They have heated showers, swim areas, and many... More 

1 Thank Danielle C
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

For the day we came to see and hike the area!!! Beautiful park!!! Camping sites seem nice! Lake is small but you can still do plenty there!!

1 Thank Yolanda L
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71 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2016

Stayed in Site 18 in the Ratcliff section across from showers/bathrooms. Very poor signage. Ranger station was not open. When we got the reservation, they did NOT mention that they were doing controlled burns throughout the park nor did we know to ask? The sites were level, shaded and spaced far apart from your neighbor. You will have a picnic... More 

2 Thank GidgetTexas
Whitehouse, Texas
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157 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2015

This is a fairly big National Forest and difficult to review in total so this is for the Naches Bluff Campground and Overlook area near Weches, TX. The campground road was typical for this time of year (July). Dry, dusty and some small washed out areas. Nothing a car would not go through, just take your time. The campground was... More 

1 Thank John R
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2015

We stayed at Group Site B on the Loblolly Loop for a few nights with several other families. The campsite itself was fabulous. The loop was quiet and just the right size for kids to safely ride bikes with minimal supervision. The lake comes directly up to the campsite which made for great turtle looking and "fishing." If we had... More 

5 Thank Claire Y
Cibolo, Texas
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62 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2015

The weekend of March 13-15th was ours for the taking. Four of us planned a weekend excursion to hike from Ratcliff Lake to the mid-way point of the primitive campgrounds beyond the wildlife area. This was our first time on this trail. Our hope was to hike 10-12 miles on Saturday to stay the night in the primitive camp. We... More 

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