My girlfriend and I decided 3 months before we came here that we wanted to go camping. Little did we know every single state park in the state of Texas besides this one would be fully booked 3 months out. Apparently they're booked up to a year in advance. So that sucks.
Anyways, we pick up firewood on the way up, and do not know there is a burn-ban in effect when we get here until we go check in at the office. Nothing on the website or phone messages. So that sucked. Luckily I had a small portable propane cooker to barely get by the 2 days we were here.
The Star Gazing event was also cancelled due to "clouds" but only posted on paper at the office. I saw the stars pretty well both nights, however, so that sucks.
Stayed at the Little Red Tent campsite, #56 like people suggested "at the end" with "more privacy". Worst idea ever.
Pure hard dirt ground with ant holes and large ants all over. View is not breathtaking as people have suggested.
This #56 campsite is also at the beginning of a trail for this campsite, so everyone from nearby campsites walk right through your campsite to get to and back from the trail.
All noise from every other campsite is carried right to your campsite #56 due to the wind and layout. You can hear literally everything everyone is saying or doing at the other 5 - 7 or so campsites around #56.
A group of psychotic, idiotic morons from Texas Tech just had to show up the night we get there with their loud music, constant yelling and screaming, loud sex and smelly weed. They were then most annoying people I have ever had the misfortune of being around the first night.
No park rangers coming through to patrol at any point.
The idiots were noisy from about 4:30pm to 2am in the morning. Back up at 7am with their noise.
Stay classy Texas Tech.
The next day I immediately packed up our campsite and got a transfer to the lake campsite. The lake was extremely low and muddy looking. not worth fishing or swimming in.
This campsite we had a neighbor who just sat at his picnic table with his 2 dogs barking for 7 solid hours, so that was fun.
Windy as hell with so many trees between you and the lake, couldn't even see anything, just camping next to trees whooshing all day and night.
Tried hiking a trail that day, nothing interesting to see. Just felt like I was walking around on Mars for 3 hours.
Only saw 1 Bison in the wild looking like it was dehydrated and about to die, covered in a trillion flies. The others were all fenced up a few hundred yards from the office, only visible through their provided viewing telescope (free of charge surprisingly).
Saw a few deer, some wild pigs and anything else you could see 15 mins outside any major city in Texas.
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