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#11573617 - 04/29/16 01:52 PM Smaller lakes/Campground Recommendations
Alex M Offline
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Registered: 02/03/14
Posts: 37
Loc: Dallas - Fort Worth
Hey I'm looking at doing a camping trip in the next few weekends where I camp on the water. Looking for a smaller lake/creek so I'm less affected by weather. Also looking for a drive up Campsite where I can tent camp.

I've heard Purtis Creek but is there any other recommendations?

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#11573684 - 04/29/16 02:25 PM Re: Smaller lakes/Campground Recommendations [Re: Alex M]
J Barlow Offline
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Registered: 05/02/06
Posts: 291
Loc: Richardson
Daingerfield State Park
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#11573861 - 04/29/16 03:50 PM Re: Smaller lakes/Campground Recommendations [Re: Alex M]
Slingbait Offline
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Registered: 03/05/09
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Loc: Princeton,TX
I second Daingerfield. Purtis is really nice as well. Cleburne state park is the next place I want to stay at. I drove through it on the way back from Ham creek a few months ago.

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#11575080 - 04/30/16 09:13 AM Re: Smaller lakes/Campground Recommendations [Re: Alex M]
SeaAggie2015 Offline
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Both of these are nice places, also look into Tyler, or Coffee Mill near bonham.
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#11575352 - 04/30/16 01:53 PM Re: Smaller lakes/Campground Recommendations [Re: Alex M]
Insayn Offline
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Registered: 04/10/16
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Loc: Arlington, TX
Cleburne is nice. We were just there a few weeks ago. Watch out for raccoons there. Mineral Wells State Park is nice.

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#11575381 - 04/30/16 02:47 PM Re: Smaller lakes/Campground Recommendations [Re: Alex M]
pontiactech Offline
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Registered: 03/18/12
Posts: 1019
Loc: Haltom City Tx
Ft. Parker state park in Mexia is a nice also

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#11576041 - 04/30/16 11:46 PM Re: Smaller lakes/Campground Recommendations [Re: Insayn]
cricman Offline
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Registered: 01/12/16
Posts: 23
Originally Posted By: Insayn
Cleburne is nice. We were just there a few weeks ago. Watch out for raccoons there. Mineral Wells State Park is nice.


Those little masked bandits at Cleburne are persistent. Don't leave anything out that you don't want chewed on or removed!


cricman

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#11576430 - 05/01/16 10:48 AM Re: Smaller lakes/Campground Recommendations [Re: Alex M]
Roller22 Offline
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Mineral Wells SP is beautiful. Great little lake and miles of hiking trails. Has a rock climbing area that is really the coolest thing in the park.
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#11580646 - 05/03/16 01:00 PM Re: Smaller lakes/Campground Recommendations [Re: Alex M]
FS0897 Offline
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Registered: 03/01/08
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Loc: Rockwall
I was at Bonham State Park this weekend. Very small older park. I went to get out of the wind to fly fish. I would think a kayak would be ideal for that little lake. I think the gal at the entrance said the lake was 65 acres.

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#11580780 - 05/03/16 02:05 PM Re: Smaller lakes/Campground Recommendations [Re: Alex M]
KBW Offline
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Loc: East Texas
I also recommend Daingerfield State Park. Absolutely wonderful place to camp, fish, and swim. Ya don't have to worry about boat wakes or skiers etc. Very quiet and fun fishing lake. Also has a nice hiking trail if your into that kinda stuff.

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#11580968 - 05/03/16 03:57 PM Re: Smaller lakes/Campground Recommendations [Re: KBW]
J Barlow Offline
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Registered: 05/02/06
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Loc: Richardson
Originally Posted By: KBW
I also recommend Daingerfield State Park. Absolutely wonderful place to camp, fish, and swim. Ya don't have to worry about boat wakes or skiers etc. Very quiet and fun fishing lake. Also has a nice hiking trail if your into that kinda stuff.


Quiet until they get those little SQUEAKY speedboats out then they will drive you crazy. Someone needs to oil them.
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#11582232 - 05/04/16 07:59 AM Re: Smaller lakes/Campground Recommendations [Re: Alex M]
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Loc: Dallas, TX
LBJ Grasslands--the lakes got really low a few years back, but are full now.
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#11583503 - 05/04/16 06:20 PM Re: Smaller lakes/Campground Recommendations [Re: FS0897]
Happy Birthday Jerry Hamon Offline
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Originally Posted By: FS0897
I was at Bonham State Park this weekend. Very small older park. I went to get out of the wind to fly fish. I would think a kayak would be ideal for that little lake. I think the gal at the entrance said the lake was 65 acres.


One of my favorite parks for camping and kayaking. Campsites are practically right on the water.

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#11637140 - 05/31/16 10:10 AM Re: Smaller lakes/Campground Recommendations [Re: Alex M]
Thinwater skinner Offline
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Registered: 04/23/09
Posts: 696
Loc: Stephenville, TX
here are three more state parks in driving distance for a weekend trip.
Mineral Wells State Part
Cleburne State Park
Meridian State Park

Look them up and read about the size and regs.. Mineral Wells is the only small lake (in this list) that will allow power boats to get on plane and make a large wake.

three great places to fish and camp and kayak.... Have fun.


Edited by Thinwater skinner (05/31/16 10:11 AM)

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