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.
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.”