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Davy Crockett National Forest

Ratcliff, TX
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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... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2017
Brownsville, Texas
Nice Campground.

Looked like Canada. Lots of pines and shade. There was day camping across the water with several... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2017
Saskatoon, Canada
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Ratcliff, TX
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Reviewed 27 May 2017

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...More

Thank Sent117
Reviewed 21 May 2017

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...More

Thank WorkToTravel_12
Reviewed 11 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...More

1  Thank wgpworm
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...More

Thank robertmP926VO
Reviewed 4 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...More

1  Thank Danielle C
Reviewed 27 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
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...More

2  Thank GidgetTexas
Reviewed 13 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...More

1  Thank John R
Reviewed 17 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...More

5  Thank Claire Y
Reviewed 15 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...More

7  Thank Kayaking-Flatwater
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Taylor C
13 April 2017|
Response from robertmP926VO | Reviewed this property |
They have the standard lake style grills and fire pits with a half grill. I wouldn't call them covered. The free standing grill is great for charcoal and cooking on the pit is ok if you don't mind a little bit of ashes. I... More