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“Great Park & Nice Lake”

Ray Roberts Lake State Park
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Owner description: Scenic park great for camping, hiking, swimming and fishing.
Reviewed October 22, 2012

We tent camped in the Willow Cove area of the Johnson Branch of this Park over Fall break 2012. We loved it and found the park, trails, and facilities to be very good. We were in an area of 'primitive camp sites' with no electricity or water. There were community water spigots placed throughout the area for the campers' use. Some of the campsites are a good walk (up to a quarter mile) from the parking area and we are not used to this. For this reason, we chose campsite 163 which is the closest to the Willow Cove parking area. This is a great campsite, secluded just enough to be private, with water very close by, plus the bonus of having your vehicle within a few steps of the campsite. This branch of the park has a great beach area for swimming and a soft sand volleyball area. We played volleyball while we watched wind surfers surf in the steady winds from the lake. The area has many great bike trails which are all mostly concrete improved. This branch of the park is ideal for families with kids who want to bike, swim, or fish. We highly recommend this branch of the park for day use or campin!

4  Thank Happy4travelers
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

Fabulous place to watch the sunset and cool off in the summer. It feels like you've left the city far behind.

4  Thank Shaye222
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

Ou cub group camped out over the weekend and we had a great time, we had games and awards as the cubs moved up in ranks. Great time for all , you can get a park pass for the year and go to any state park on the pass see the ranger office

5  Thank Leonard m
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Reviewed July 15, 2012

I found the swim beach to be excellent and like the family atmosphere. There were several posts about the police (listed above) but i find it odd that any one would complain about police enforcing a clearly well documented rule. There are signs all over the park that state no alcohol. They don't say no alcohol unless you just want a glass or two of wine with your wife. Come on folks, lets get real. You cant have it both ways. This is a dry lake and one of the few dry lakes in Texas. so if you go to Ray Roberts be aware. A little alcohol is like being a little pregnant. You are either violating park policy or you are not. If you want to drink, then you can go to other lakes where it is permitted, but let's nor bash the police for doing their job.

3  Thank Michael K
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

Great campsites with amenities! I could stay out here for days in the lovely scenery!

3  Thank Kate S
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