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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Wednesday 10-17 Back in Texas - Rocky Point Campground

Back in Texas

The rain came back last night around 7:00, by morning it had stopped. We have another 200 + miles to go to get to Paris Texas. We decided to drive about 100 miles today. 

On the way out of DeGray Lake Campground we dumped the tanks. There was no fresh water at the dump station so we decided to wait until we got to Texas. The drive was mostly interstate. While we were driving it rained a little bit. We entered back into Texas at Texarkana. We are camped at Wright Patman Lake, which is a Corps of Engineers lake. It has four campground but one was closed for construction work.We are in Rocky Point Campground.

It was a little complicated to get a site because the government is converting their old reservation system to a new system. The new system is not working correctly so the folks at the gate can not assign you a site, you have to make a reservation online. Normally anytime you make an online reservation a fee is charged for the reservation, the good news is that there wasn't a reservation fee. The gentleman at the gate let us drive around and find a site. Once we found one Larry went to the website and made a reservation, then we had to go back to the gate and check-in. The system was down so they had to write the information down. This campground is suppose to be open year round but the budget was cut so now the park will close at the end of the month. The camp hosts had a three year contract and the park said they won't honor it. They were told they could stay at their site for free until they find something else.

Once we were checked in we had lunch and then we walked around the campground. When we got back we read. The rain came back in the afternoon and stayed around. We had a break in the rain so we walked around for another half hour. We know were back in Texas because we saw a lot of deer while we walked. We walked down to the ramp and around the rv loops. When we walked by the lake we saw some pelicans swimming in the lake. Our two walks were very nice.

Rocky Point Campground is beautiful with a lot of trees and a big lake. It has 124 campsites for RV and tents. All campsites have 30/20-amp electric hookups, 15 have sewage and 41 have 50-amp. Each campsite has water, picnic table, barbecue grill, utility table and fire ring. There are restrooms with showers, playground, boat ramp, cleaning stations for fish, beach and hiking trails. If you have America the Beautiful Senior Card you get 50% off.   

Camping at Wright Patman Lake

A couple pelicans swimming in the lake

The cute playground at Rocky Point Campground

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