Jackson Creek Park, Douglassville, TX

Wright Patman Lake

Army Corps of Engineers

Free Camping at Wright Patman Lake

This Army Corps of Engineers campground is heavily wooded, but comes with the usual amenities the ACOE is known known for, including restrooms, picnic tables, fire rings, and boat ramp. The campsites here are small, and may be difficult, if not impossible, for larger RVs to get in and out of.


Wright Patman Lake

Army Corps of Engineers

Lake Office

Tel: (903) 838-8781


GPS: 33.2240, -94.3025

Reservations: First come, first served

Camping Fee: None

Permit: None

Max Stay: 14 days in a 30-day period

Amenities: Picnic tables, ground fire rings at each campsite, boat ramp, and a vault restroom. No water or electricity is available

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Jackson Creek Park

One thing you’ll get a lot of at Jackson Creek Park is shade. The campground is completely wooded, which is great for hot, humid summers in East Texas. However, campground roads here twist in and out of trees, which may make it difficult for motorhomes and fifth wheels to navigate through. Moreover, the campsites don’t offer much room to turnaround or make three-point turns.

Other than the bumpy access road and the dated amenities, Jackson Creek Park is like most other free campgrounds offered by the Army Corps of Engineers, neglected, dated, and overgrown with weeds. Sites are unlevel, most tilting down towards the shoreline. There is a restroom building, but with no lights.

On the plus side, it’s usually quiet and calm at Jackson Creek Park. Even when full, the campground tends to remain peaceful. You will, however, hear an occasional gun shot from distant hunters.

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