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COVID-19 Update

Okay folks… At normal capacity, our park is naturally a wonderful place to practice social distancing. But the time has come to put some extra filters in place to preserve and protect that natural spacing between our guests. With the state parks now closed, we won’t allow our park to become the collection point for everyone who doesn’t have anywhere else to go. Starting today, our beach is closed to all but our campers. Basically, there is no Day Use of the park. We are open only to the campers who are currently here and to those who have made reservations. And, of course, even campers are limited to groups of less than ten.

Thanks for your understanding. We trust that things will return to normal soon.

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 want to get-away to 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.

Pristine East Texas Beach on Beautiful Lake Hawkins

Snowbirds Welcome!

We are ready to host your next event!

Call for Reservations: 903-769-4545

Open Year Round

  • 41 RV Sites
  • Tent Camping
  • Large Trees
  • Wildlife
  • Nature Trails
  • Lake Front Camping
  • Fishing
  • Boat Ramp
  • Sandy Beach
  • Pavilion
  • Restrooms
  • Events
  • Pets Allowed
  • Family Friendly

We reserve the right to RAISE the DAY PASS to $5.00 PER PERSON at any given time. This is an attempt on our part to control the volume of people in the park, especially the beach area. This helps ensure a cleaner and more pleasant park experience for all.
Thank you for understanding.
Ryan & Liz

Reviews:

“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.”
Yahoo Travel

“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.”
Yahoo Travel

“Tall pine trees around level concrete pads. White sandy beach. Quiet.”
RVParking.com

References

  1. 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)
  2. Sabine River History
    River Basin Map of Texas
  3. Sport Fish Restoration Program