Best RV camping in East Texas outside of a state park! Boasting some of the clearest water in East Texas, a huge white-sand beach, and Texas-size RV campsites, Lake Hawkins RV Park is a destination you’ll visit again and again.
From 1961-62, Lake Hawkins was one of four small lakes created in Wood County with earthen dams for flood-control purposes by the Sabine River Authority.1 Lake Hawkins is on the Little Sandy Creek which feeds into the Sabine River.2 The lake has a surface area of 776 acres and is fed by several springs which keep it noticeably clearer than most other East Texas lakes and at a relatively stable level even in the worst droughts.
Lake Hawkins Park was built in 1990 in cooperation with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on property owned by Wood County with federal taxes collected under the Sport Fish Restoration Act.3 In 2018, Wood County began leasing the park out for private management.
The park covers about 55 acres, half-wooded, and includes roughly 1800 feet of shoreline on Lake Hawkins, about 700 feet of which is a beautiful white-sand beach.
There is a 7 day cancellation policy. Cancellations must be done at least 7 full days prior to arrival date in order to get a full refund. If you need to cancel or change your reservation, please contact us as soon as possible to avoid charges. Credit card processing fee and RoverPass platform fee are nonrefundable.
We reserve the right to re-book your site if you are not here by 8am the following morning of your reservation.
We are ready to host your next event!
Call for Reservations: 903-769-4545
Open Year Round
- 53 RV Sites
- Tent Camping
- Large Trees
- Nature Trails
- Lake Front Camping
- Boat Ramp
- Sandy Beach
- Pets Allowed
- Family Friendly
“They do allow you to reserve a specific site. They have a large area for tent campers, a very nice sandy beach, boat ramp, fishing pier, volleyball courts and a couple of cabins for rent. It’s about 4 miles to the town of Hawkins, where there’s a grocery and a few other stores. It’s about 26 miles to Tyler.”
RV Park Reviews
“Mgmt was super friendly and accommodating. Beautiful park….well maintained. Allowed parking on the grass. Lake is gorgeous and has a large swimming area and beach. Large pine trees all over.”
“We have been to this place several times and have always noticed the courteous staff and beautiful scenery. The beach is great and we definitely enjoy the water sports. Our kids enjoyed catching perch from the little pier they have.”
“Tall pine trees around level concrete pads. White sandy beach. Quiet.”
- Wood County Dam No. 1 (Lake Quitman – 814 acres)
Wood County Dam No. 2 (Lake Holbrook – 653 acres)
Wood County Dam No. 3 (Lake Hawkins – 776 acres)
Wood County Dam No. 4 (Lake Winnsboro – 8,170 acres)
- Sabine River History
River Basin Map of Texas
- Sport Fish Restoration Program