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Old 07-17-2013, 09:19 AM   #1
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Recommendations for campgrounds near Fort Worth

We are planning a trip to Fort Worth (Keller Area) as our Son, and his family have recently moved their and are still in the process of building their new home. We will be pulling our 320RS and would like recommendations on a campground in the area. Anyone having info on campgrounds in this area will be appreciated. Thanks
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:34 AM   #2
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Try the Dallas Metro KOA in Arlington. Here's the info:

2715 S. Cooper
Arlington, TX 76015
Info: 817-277-6600
Res: 800-562-3705
Email: dallasmetro@koa.net

It's clean and easily accessible, as well as set back from main road (Cooper). Good restaurants in the area. While we haven't had a need to stay there ourselves, we have gone to their store for some of our RV needs.

Also, one of my DD's ex-brothers in law and his family stayed there early June this year for our oldest GDD's wedding and stayed a couple of extra days to take advantage of things they wanted to do in the area. They gave it a great review.
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:52 AM   #3
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Another good one, but a little farther away from Keller, is Cedar Hill State Park. It's slightly southwest of Dallas, and easy to get to. There are 2 loops with full hook ups - rate $30/night. Reservations, if needed, have to be made with Texas Parks & Wildlife. If your trip is planned around the Labor Day weekend and you plan to stay here, call now - this park fills up on holiday weekends!

Also, on the opposite (west) side of Joe Pool Lake is Loyd Park. It is run by the city of Grand Prairie. Very nice park, but no full hookups. Just an FYI - they also charge $10/day for your vehicle as this is patrolled by the city police and the fee helps cover this cost.

And, one more in the DFW area is The Vineyards Campground and Cabins in Grapevine (closest to Keller of the 3). This is run by the City of Grapevine. The web site is www.vineyardscampground.com. They have all the info (rates, photos, events, etc.) on their web site.

Hope the info for the 3 are helpful. Safe travels!
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Old 07-17-2013, 12:21 PM   #4
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Ray Roberts Lake State Park has two different camp grounds just north of Denton. One park, Johnson Branch, is on the north side of the lake. The other park, Isle du Bois, is on the south side of the lake. It's been several years since I've been to Isle du Bois but remember it as a nice park. Never been to the other unit. From either park to the Keller area you're probably looking at an hour drive so it's not real close. Here's a link.

Ray Roberts Lake State Park

There is a pretty nice COE campground on Lake Lewisville/Dallas called Hickory Creek park. According to mapquest, it's about 45 minutes to Keller. We've stayed there on a couple of different occasions but it was a couple of years ago. It's a fairly small park so it usually stays pretty full. Here's a link to the Hickory Creek Park.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Corps Parks at Lewisville Lake

Hope you enjoy your stay while you are in Texas.
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Old 09-22-2013, 04:05 PM   #5
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I realize this is an old thread but just in case- there is a newer RV park very close to Keller. The Vineyards RV Park is in Grapevine on Lake Grapevine. It's just a few minutes from Keller and down the road from Grapevine Mills mall. I have friends who stay there a lot. It has a park like feel to it. They have a rate scale dependent upon wher the site is so shaded sites cost more.

We like Hickory Creek for quick weekends since it's only a few minutes from where we live and work but we really like Ray Roberts Isle Dubois for longer weekends when we can get there before the good sites are taken. Johnson Branch is ok but not great and very far from everything.

We recently stayed at Hickory Creek in site 20- great site across from the lake front sites with view if the water and backed into the trees. Shade is valuable for us camping in Texas!
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Amen to needing shade Texas!! We haven't stayed at The Vineyards in Grapevine yet as DH feels it's too close to the big city.

We head out in a little over a week for 11 days to Houston County Lake, Crockett Family RV Resort in Crockett, TX. Lotsa trees and hopefully the lake water level hasn't dropped drastically...... We'll be under the trees and with a lot of friends!

Will post pics when we return (maybe while we're there!).
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That's us too. Hickory Creek at least seems a little out of the way. Plus, it's half the cost of Vineyards! We stayed at Cedar Hill SP and it's nice but not enough shade for us. At least it has FHU which is great. Not to mention- 300 sites!

Enjoy your time at Crockett! If I could figure out how to post pictures I will try myself! My profile is actually updated with our recent stay at Hickory Creek.
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If this works it is a shot from the back of Hickory Creek site 20 across the road to the sites on the water- Lake Lewisville
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Well I think I got it figured out!

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Having been there this picture creates a lot of good feelings. :-)
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