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Lake Cisco Lodge and Campground

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· Cisco, Texas
11 acres
5 sites
5 RV/Tent
Located at an old WPA resort that had the World's largest Concrete Swimming Pool and old Zoo made in caves
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Cisco, Texas, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Johnnie H.Joined in September 2017
Response rate: 100%
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148 ratings · 105 reviews
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Melissa A.recommends
January 5, 2023
Lake Cisco Lodge and Campground
Lake Cisco Lodge and Campground
Loved exploring the old cabins and grounds. Property is above the old zoo and worlds largest swimming pool(long closed) now an awesome catfish pond!! .2-3 full elec/water sites and plenty of dispersed tent camping spots. If you like old stuff this is worth a stop. Cisco’s a cute little town with cafe’s and brewerys👍👍 Owner ’s responsive. Guy on site checked on me and answered my questions and told me which way to go exploring. Excellent for groups.
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Philippe L.recommends
November 30, 2022
Lake Cisco Lodge and Campground
It was an very nice place to stay with interesting history. Host was very nice. Would recommend the place.
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Savanah N.recommends
November 21, 2022
Lake Cisco Lodge and Campground
We loved how open it was and how much space we had.
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John M.recommends
November 21, 2022
Lake Cisco Lodge and Campground
Very quiet and remote stay. Great layout for a quick night camping. Sunset over the lake was quite enjoyable. Host was accommodating and helpful with directions. Would absolutely stay here again.
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Becky C.recommends
November 15, 2022
Lake Cisco Lodge and Campground
Beautiful property with really cool history. Very quiet and private. We are repeat customers
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Stephen G.recommends
October 12, 2022
Lake Cisco Lodge and Campground
Great funky site with fascinating history dating back to early 20th century. Rustic but that was part of it's charm for us.
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Sarah H.recommends
September 27, 2022
Lake Cisco Lodge and Campground
Love it!
What a cool place! I am a gypsy at heart and this place sings to me. The old zoo and it’s history are amazing! Just ask Phillip who lives on the place. You are also close to the lake and can catch some fish. It’s like camping out at your grandparents old farm or ranch. It’s far enough out of town that the skies are beautiful! Will be back! Lots of history in Cisco also!
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Mark N.recommends
April 7, 2022
Lake Cisco Lodge and Campground
Would Definitely Recommend
Got to pick our campsite, the place is well maintained and Johnnie made everything easy. I would definitely recommend checking this place out.
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Cindy B.recommends
March 17, 2022
Lake Cisco Lodge and Campground
We had a great Spring Break camping at Lake Cisco Lodge and Campgrounds. Definitely tons of space to spread out and relax. Phillip and Johnnie were very welcoming and knowledgeable about the area. We loved hearing the history of the abandoned zoo that is adjacent to the property. The campsites were well maintained. We've already talked about going back!
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Candice R.recommends
March 13, 2022
Lake Cisco Lodge and Campground
Cisco is such a cool town. This camp ground is a great basecamp for your adventures. The old zoo and Lake Cisco are within an easy walk. There are many cool cabins to look in on the property too. We arrived late and the wonderful host came out to show us where to park the RV. Can't wait to come back. The pie at Slowpokes is worth the trip too.
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Don V.recommends
February 28, 2022
Lake Cisco Lodge and Campground
We had to reschedule due to freezing roads. Johnnie made it so easy.
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Amberlee M.recommends
November 8, 2021
Lake Cisco Lodge and Campground
So peaceful and relaxing.
As always such a peaceful stay. Never any issues camping here. So glad to see the zoo trails as an official hiking location for all to enjoy.
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Scott M.recommends
October 24, 2021
Lake Cisco Lodge and Campground
Mystical!
This place is very unique and suprisingly beaitiful! We highly recommend!
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Christopher S.recommends
October 24, 2021
Lake Cisco Lodge and Campground
Really enjoyed the stay and with all the trees it was easy to forget how close civilization is. There is road noise from the Highway but that is almost everywhere now a days. Enjoyed the hiking trails and seeing old buildings. This place does have great potential for future campers.
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Sieta S.doesn't recommend
October 10, 2021
Lake Cisco Lodge and Campground
I will have to say the pictures online are VERYYYY misleading. The grass was NOT even mowed, and we had a tiny camping area. This campground has SO much potential but it is a shame that it is not kept up! My husband and I enjoyed hiking around and being outside but goodness mow the grass!!! The camp host was nice and helped with the electricity. I don't like writing bad reviews but it's disheartening when things aren't what they make it out to be online.
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Sandra J.recommends
September 7, 2021
Lake Cisco Lodge and Campground
Fun little get away. The Zoo is really a good adventure. The secret swimming hole and hike across the dam were favorites.
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Norma B.recommends
September 5, 2021
Lake Cisco Lodge and Campground
Will be returning!!!
This place is FABULOUS!!! You have to have an adventurous spirit though😁 We camped behind the stone cabin. It has electric 30/50, sewer & water: they're a good distance apart though, our camper couldn't connect to both electric and sewer but our camper is only 21ft. Our camping area was huge, I mean HUGE!!! The amount of space to spread out in that particular area was spectacular!!! There's so few camping areas that they are super far apart. Not only was our area more than enough the view facing the entrance is really nice!! Our dogs were allowed to to roam free which was really great! They had a wonderful time exploring and swimming with us!! There is a lot of history to these grounds and walking around seeing remnants of that history was really quite intriguing and tons of fun exploring!!! I'm 50 and could've stayed criss-crossing throughout those trails and stairs in those woods all day!! Now, to the lake, AWESOME!!! It's about an eight minute walk and you go down some stairs to an amazing lake and dam!!! The water is clean, clear and refreshing!!! Omgoodness, you will love it here💯 My husband and I will most definitely be going back!!!
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Amber P.
June 18, 2021
Lake Cisco Lodge and Campground
It was okay.
I think that the listing description is a little miss leading. I expected a great property with cabins and clear paths down to their “attractions” but it simply was not that. It really was just a spot cleared with a lawn mower and a fire ring for $20 per person. Seemed very steep in price for that you’re really getting. The cabins are abandoned building that raccoons like to MMA wrestle in at 3am. The paths down to the old zoo and the abandoned pool are overgrown. I was pretty excited about the potential charm that this place had based on the listing but was pretty disappointed.
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Todd L.recommends
June 11, 2021
Lake Cisco Lodge and Campground
Arrived late and left early so didn’t get to experience much but owner was helpful when called late at night and everything worked.
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Wayne E.
June 7, 2021
Lake Cisco Lodge and Campground
Was a fun weekend camping, area is large so even though there were other campers we were able to easily spread out. Lake is gorgeous, and the zoo is cool to walk around and hangout. On the downside, there is a dog that just runs around, and while it was very friendly was quite annoying since we had dogs of our own. The man who lives there has 2 German shepherds that barked all night, which for us tent-campers was a pain. Overall a good campsite.
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David J.recommends
April 26, 2021
Lake Cisco Lodge and Campground
Great Family Trip
We really enjoyed our stay! Super fun exploring around the old ruins of the zoo, cabins & buildings, pool, and other areas. Both Phillip & Johnnie were great at helping explain the history of the property and answering all of our questions. Super great trip for us, our kids really enjoyed it too.
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Leslie V.recommends
April 25, 2021
Lake Cisco Lodge and Campground
Loved it here!
We loved our stay! Johnnie was very kind and gave us a lot of history about the town. We were able to take a step back in time as we explored the grounds. Highly recommend!
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Corey A.recommends
April 15, 2021
Lake Cisco Lodge and Campground
You will enjoy staying here!
Beautiful and cozy property, wonderful and attentive host, all round great experience!!
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Davide V.recommends
March 28, 2021
Lake Cisco Lodge and Campground
Me, my wife and our two dogs had a great time at this camp! So much to see and explore, the lake, the cabins, the zoo... Johnnie was really nice and helpful, definitely would recommend!
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Mike W.recommends
March 17, 2021
Lake Cisco Lodge and Campground
Great place to explore
The old zoo at Cisco is a pretty cool place! My two boys (ages 10 and 13) loved exploring the old zoo ruins and caves. We were there in mid March before the spring foliage had emerged. I’m sure that thick green foliage would really add to the Indiana Jones like experience. We were in a pop-up camper and the water and electric hook up was really nice to have available. There were no other campers at the property while we were there which was really nice. If there had been other campers their numbers would be limited which is a huge plus over State parks. I highly recommend it, especially for kids that love the wilderness.
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Joshua C.doesn't recommend
March 13, 2021
Lake Cisco Lodge and Campground
Not great.
Camping right by a Texas highway is not what I had in mind. The property is interesting, but it hasn't been maintained, and the campgrounds are not very secluded. All in all, it's probably cool if you don't camp very much and you want something other than a state park, but it's not for me. This place could be great with some effort, but the whole "camp anywhere" thing is not great.
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Jon W.recommends
March 11, 2021
Lake Cisco Lodge and Campground
Adventure for the Imagination
To best explain this I’ll summarize some of the comments already made. If you want an interesting and adventurous place to stay, this is your place. If you want manicured lawns and showers, don’t stay here. If you like the idea of exploring a site with a rich history, do some research before going and you’ll love it. Learn about the camp, the dam, the pool and the zoo first so that you know what you’re going to be seeing. I loved it and walked away having learned a lot about this town and the dam that shares my name!
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Matt C.recommends
March 8, 2021
Lake Cisco Lodge and Campground
Lake Cisco - 5 stars
Loved this place! Easy to find, really cool structures and perfect for exploring. Johnnie, and Philip, were helpful hosts and prompt to respond. Will definitely be back.
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Jason D.recommends
February 1, 2021
Lake Cisco Lodge and Campground
10 out of 10
Amazing history and beautiful views. I will definitely be back!
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Amy G.recommends
January 19, 2021
Lake Cisco Lodge and Campground
Private Spot on a Historical Site
This was such a cool place to discover! Johnnie was very responsive, and provided a lot of historical context prior to my arrival. The camp sites are among old WPA buildings, and you can explore the ruins of an old zoo beyond the site. Neat experience!
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