Thousand Trails Lake Texoma was our first campground stay in the state of Texas 🙂 and our second Thousand Trails stay. Lake Texoma is actually a widening of the Red River and, as the name suggests, is on the border between Texas and Oklahoma directly between Dallas and Oklahoma City. The campground is situated on the south side of the lake, and you can access the lake directly from the campground. We had a good time exploring around the shore of the lake on some of the moderately rough unpaved roads in the Jeep.
Lake Texoma is a couple of hours from Dallas, and with proximity to small towns but not large city amenities. We enjoyed some time in nearby Whitesboro and Sherman where we found plenty of coffee shops, restaurants, and groceries. We didn’t spend a lot of time exploring, but there are numerous activities available in the area including all kinds of lake / boating recreation, a couple of casinos, hiking, bouldering, golf, wineries, and distilleries.
The campground is in a heavily wooded area which provides some very nice shade to almost all campsites. We were satisfied with our site which had bonus of having a partial view of the campground’s ornamental pond. Unfortunately, there was a significant problem with the park’s electrical system which put the family pool and clubhouse as well as all WiFi out of service. There is a nice adult clubhouse with large covered porches on three sides, and the staff is very friendly and helpful.
We graded this park a “C” due to the electrical issue which had gone on for several months before our arrival and did not look to be resolving very soon. Otherwise, we’d be happy to return.
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