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2018 – Lake Texoma Thousand Trails, Gordonville, TX

We spent time here at Lake Texoma Thousand Trails near Gordonville, TX just a few months ago. In fact, this is our third stay at this Thousand Trails. There’s not a lot of sightseeing to do here, but since we have many friends in nearby Denison, it’s a good north Texas stop for us. Since I already have two longer reviews on this campground, I’ll just add a few photos here.

All Lake Texoma Thousand Trails reviews: 201820172013



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2018 – Lake Whitney, TX Thousand Trails

This is our second stay at Lake Whitney, TX Thousand Trails.  Our first stay was in the aftermath of the Mother’s Day, 2015 tornado.  We’ve been looking forward to visiting Lake Whitney under more normal circumstances.

This is a large campground with many camp sites.  There are a few 50 amp sites, but they are limited in number with many sold to annuals.  When we arrived on an April Monday there were still three 50 amp sites available to us so we picked the one we liked best and settled in.

There are three camping loops: A, B, and D (loop C isn’t open to the public).  Loop D is closest to the campground entrance.  While most of the campsites are full hookup, 30 amp sites you want to know that there are water-electric only sites scattered around the campground.  You’ll want to keep the campground map before you as you pick your site.

Loop A, which is the farthest in from the entrance (over a mile) has a row of pull through sites.  Again, keep an eye on your campground map as some don’t have a sewer hookup.

Anyway, we ended up in Loop A, a nice 50 amp back-in site.  While we weren’t alone, there were many vacant spots all around us, making for a quiet, enjoyable stay.  We were also an easy walking distance to the Adult Lodge.  (I’ll mention that the road by Loop A is bordered by a golf course and once we came within just a few feet of being hit by a golf ball.) Neither of the pools were open yet but we checked out the game room, workout room, and lodge.  A bit farther is the parking lot for those wanting to hike the trail taking them off the Thousand Trails property down to Lake Whitney.  Really, there’s not much reason to come to Lake Whitney Thousand Trails to enjoy Lake Whitney.

The only real negative to Lake Whitney Thousand Trails is the roads.  Honestly, they are really bad.  The mile in from the highway to Loop A gets worse the farther you get into the campground.   While we liked the campground and enjoyed the campsite we certainly didn’t like bringing our camper in over the pothole filled road.

If I were rating this campground based on campsites and amenities, I think I would give it an eight.  However, if you factor in the roads, especially if driving deeper into the campground, that rating drops down to maybe a six.



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2018 – Midway Park COE – Waco, TX

This Corps park is on Lake Waco, on the west side of the city of Waco. It is just a few minutes west of I35. We always like the CoE parks and Midway Park CoE is no exception. Most of the sites in this smaller park are back-in, 30 amp, water/electric sites. Several offer nice views of the lake. Most are shady, with covered picnic tables. There are a few “double-wide” sites in which two RVs share a spot that has two electric/water hookups. Also, a few have fairly steep ramps. I don’t think we would have drug the back bumper in these, but it would have been close. Most of these sites, though, are very long – long enough for any RV.

There is one row of pull-through, 50 amp, full hookup sites. All of these have covered picnic tables. The sites are a bit closer together but not unreasonably so. Honestly, these aren’t the best sites in the park. The reason is that they are located along the Highway 6 frontage road. This is a busy expressway with lots of traffic. The road noise is pretty much constant, 24 hours a day. Also, people with really big rigs might want to know that making the turn to drive into these pull-throughs is rather tight.

There’s a small, but nice playground and big boat ramp. The roads are excellent. There are many restaurants and stores within minutes of the campground. Our Verizon had a solid 4G signal and I had no problem getting my TV satellite signal. That might not be true in some of the more wooded sites.

I think we liked the nearby Airport COE campground just a little better than this one, but we would happily return here for a future stay.



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