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“Cabin in the woods convenient to many trails”

Village Creek State Park
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Lumberton
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Owner description: Texas State Park offering picnicking, camping, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, kayaking/canoeing, swimming, bird watching, nature study, and wildlife viewing. Day-use entry fee and/or Camping fees are charged. Reservations are recommended for camping.
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Cabin in the woods convenient to many trails”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

We opted for the cabin since we were flying to Texas and didn't have room for tent and all normal camping gear. Nearly perfect - clean, electric stove, microwave, coffee maker, full size refrigerator, dining table and chairs, sofas, fireplace, bathroom with shower, AC/heat (preset by staff, so contact them right away during office hours if you need it changed as we did when the temperature dropped from 80's to 40's) As advised when reserving, you need to bring ALL bedding/towels and cooking equipment. There was toilet paper in the bathroom. We enjoyed meals on the screened porch. However, there is no furniture there - we moved chairs and a small side table out from inside and then returned them before it rained. If you have room, you might want to bring your own camping chairs. Outdoors there is a picnic table, a fire ring and a grill.
The cabin is private (separate from the campground) with view of the river nearby, The cabin is on ridge above the river. It is a short drive/walk to the canoe launch to reach the river. The swimming beach is a mile hike through the woods from the canoe launch/shelter area.
While the park is just outside of Lumberton, we found it quieter than many rural parks which often are located near highways. Since we needed to buy food, the closeness to city was convenient.
We hiked several nice well maintained trails through different habitats. We saw only a couple of other people (mid week in early April). We had hoped to canoe but couldn't seem to find an outfitter responding/willing to supply just one canoe mid-week this early in season. Instead we hiked trails near the Big Thicket National Preserve Visitor Center north of Kountze - quiet and gorgeous!!
The campsite reviews appear to be for the drive in campsites. We saw the walk-in campground where sites have more privacy and not too long of a walk. Looked like a great alternative for those with tents.

Visited April 2013
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Coldspring, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
275 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
“Surprisingly good”
Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

This little park is very near Beaumont and Houston, yet it is NOT overrun like other state parks in the area. There are miles of flat trails, abundant birds, lots of trees for shade, and fishing opportunities. The RV sites have fire rings and picnic tables, most have a tent pad. They are level and graveled. There is access to 40miles of paddling trails. We have been here two days and have heard three trains. They are NOT disturbing. Just an interlude in the background. The park is well maintained and the restrooms are spotless. In spite of what I heard, the RV spaces, though not 80 feet long, are more than adequate for all but the largest RVs. A couple of spaces up from us is a 35 ft travel trailer, pulled by an enormous White diesel tractor. They fit fine. If you are looking for a quiet place to camp for a few days, this is the place.

Visited April 2013
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Beaumont, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
155 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Exceptional place to camp”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

We have been camping (tent) here several times and have also gone just for the day. It is a well-maintained park that is close to the city and easy to get to. They have nice restooms and even have hot water.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“The truth about Village Creek State Park”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

Camped here 3/15/2013 for 2 nights. To get to the park you pass through a residential area that goes up to almost the gate. The campsites are very close and very small. There was maybe 6' between my truck and my neighbor's. Not alot of privacy. You hear trains and train whistle and at night you hear emergency vehicle sirens. The hike to the swimming area is 1.13 miles. when you get there you see a beach with white sand but the water is dark brown. Not very inviting. The restrooms and showers are nice. All sites have water and electricity. The staff is nice.

Visited March 2013
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S.E Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Trails & tube~floats”
Reviewed March 5, 2013 via mobile

Camped here in a small travel trailer, two nights. Maybe 23 water/elect sites....close neighboring sites, most seemed narrow, not much buffered space between them. Clean C.G. and good bath house.
Trails for bikes & foot traffic.
Must be a warm weather hot~spot for tubes & kayaks. Mine stayed on the roof despite 76 degree weather....low & muddy waters.
Several geocaches here.

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