The best camping near Martin Creek Lake State Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Martin Creek Lake State Park adventure.

Spend your days fishing, bird watching and hiking at this calm, chilled-out lakeside park.  

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Music Springs

20 sites · Lodging, Tents68 acres · Hawkins, TX
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Green Acres

19 sites · RVs, Tents16 acres · Beckville, TX
16 acre, quiet, secluded little farm between Carthage and Henderson, close to Martin Lake. Temporary horse stalls can be set up if needed. 20+ spots available. Power and water connections near home (only a few hundred feet away) can be used to fill tanks and charge batteries. Porta-Jon near campsites. Rate shown is for dry camping only with Porta-Jon. Generator use welcome from 8am-8pm.
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Diamond JK Boyd Ranch

20 sites · RVs, Tents60 acres · Hallsville, TX
The Diamond JK Boyd Ranch presents a very relaxing and private environment. ATV trails available, fishing on a 3 acre pond, hiking trails, we also have an event area on site. The ranch sits on 60 + acres with plenty of space, there is dry camping available and also two 50 amp plug in for RVs, water is also available. Pine Trees all over the ranch that provide great picnic areas.
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Barefoot Gee's

9 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Daingerfield, TX
The great novelist Robert Louis Stevenson said, "It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit." Large Oaks and tall Pines Give the feel of an ancient forest. Small artesian Creek cools the campsites.Used by wildlife as a lane of passage and for permanent habitat. Excellent place for birding or playing outdoor games.Get to know nature and feel the peaceful presence of God. We are a tree farm. 10 acres of secure camping for everyone. No need to worry about leaving your things for the day. Fenced and Gated.Only four campsites on property With plenty of space between Campsites and cover for privacy. lake access .3 mile. Water park on the lake.4 miles from north shore of Lake O the pines. Close to Daingerfield state park. 8minutes to Lone star park . Plenty of hands-on nature fun learning for kids. Electric and water available for a fee ; no hook ups. Book all four campsites for family reunions and for complete privacy. Plenty of room for boat trailers. Not responsible for accidents or miss use of equipment or nature .You must carry your own insurance.You will be asked to sign a waiver for use of the property and playground equipment. 2 hrs from Dallas East. Near Tyler, Mt pleasant,Longview.Historic Jefferson/Avinger Things to do nearby: Lake Bob Sandlin State Park Dangerfield State Park Caddo Lake State Park Lake o the Pines Rocky point adventures on Ellison creek reservoir A water obstacle course Lone Star Texas Thomas falls zip line adventure in Diana Texas Lonesome dove drive through safari in Jefferson Texas Wildflower trails in April Historic Trains nearby Historical landmarks River boat tours and Ghost rides Mudbug festival in February Boo run in October KYKX big bass bonanza in May Gilmer yamboree 1.50$ movie in Daingerfield Omaha rodeo and watermelon festival Daingerfield days in October
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Yellow Rose Canyon

11 sites · Tents116 acres · Mount Enterprise, TX
We are the new owners of the property formerly known as Durango's Canyon aka "The Crater". Under this new ownership and management, Yellow Rose Canyon aims to build a positive community based culture through music, art, food, and family friendly outdoor events. We feature RV camping, tent camping, cabins, and a stage to be utilized for everything from Music Festivals to Movie Night under the Stars. We hope you'll join us for our next event.  Country Music After Dark on Saturday, August 21st!Learn more about this land:Rustic Camping at the Yellow Rose Canyon. Good for tent camping or dry camping cars, trucks, and vans. Open fields, blue skies, and starry nights in the piney woods of East Texas. Restroom facilities available. No campfires allowed.
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Petra D.’s Land

4 sites · RVs, Tents42 acres · Hallsville, TX
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Marshall Meadows RV & Tiny Home Village

2 sites · RVs10 acres · Marshall, TX
At Marshall Meadows RV and Tiny Home Village, you will have the peacefulness of living in the country, along with the convenience of city-amenities only minutes away. During your weekend getaway or extended stay, you will be surrounded by mature trees, a private fishing pond, and acres of recreational land for the kids and pets to play! We strive to give you and your family an enjoyable and relaxing experience in our quiet park in the country. Come pick out your perfect spot today! Marshall Meadows RV and Tiny Home Village have some of the largest RV sites in the area. Our average site is 85 feet long by 35 feet wide (meter to meter). Each site features a spacious, crushed-concrete parking pad that will accommodate up to two additional vehicles. On the side of each site is a grassy area for guests to lounge. Every site comes standard with full hook-ups, including 30/50 amp electrical outlets, as well as water and sewer connections. The community location is hard to beat, surrounded by mature trees and nature. You will feel like you are in the country, but will still have the convenience of only a short drive to town to shop for all the essentials. Our guests love the private fishing pond and the extra acres of land to run around with the kids and pets. Our RV park is a sanctuary for travelers wanting a great place to rest for a night or call their home for an extended stay. Located 10 minutes from Marshall Center, 30 minutes from Longview, and 35 minutes from Shreveport, Marshall Meadows RV and Tiny Home Village is located to be a convenient commute to work and shopping. In addition, the country setting makes it a quiet place to unwind from the stresses of everyday life. We put a lot of effort into selecting the best tenants for our tiny homes in order to provide a peaceful community that our residents love to call home. Contact us today to begin your application.
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Peaceful Acres

50 sites · Tents41 acres · Longview, TX
Peaceful acres is 41 acres of untouched land in the Pineywoods of East Texas. It is close to all Longview’s amenities, yet offers seclusion for those seeking a peaceful reset in nature. Come lie under the stars as you listen to the sounds of the East Texas Pineywoods sing you to sleep. This back to nature experience is sure to melt away anxiety and bring you back to the simpler things of life.
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Ancient Oaks Retreat

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Longview, TX
Welcome to Ancient Oaks Retreat. Are you looking for a quiet, country-like setting, but not too far away from town? Then this is your home away from home. This spacious one bedroom, one bath RV does not disappoint. This home has everything you need, from a fully stocked kitchen, king size bed, oversize bathroom with shower, dining room table that seats 4, and a queen sofa bed in the living room area. This peaceful RV sleeps 4 very comfortably. We look forward to hosting you.
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The Retreat @ Borah Farm

3 sites · RVs, Tents200 acres · Tyler, TX
Learn more about this land: Several campsites to choose from! Sterling pond, open space or The creek....you choose your ideal location! We are right outside of Tyler and down the road from easy access to I-20. Only 20 minutes from Tyler State Park! We have marked walking trails with a map. Robert and I are blessed with land and want to share the great outdoors with people looking to get away! Check the add on page!
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Seven Acres Campground

3 sites · Lodging7 acres · Tyler, TX
We moved to our seven acres in 1999 and have spent 15 years building the campground and furnishing the cabins with antiques specific to the era they are named after. It’s like getting to spend the night in your favorite part of a museum! The Fireman’s Bunker, WWII Room and the Victorian Room along with a claw foot rub to soak in!
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Greenbriar Getaway

5 sites · Tents6 acres · Hallsville, TX
Come enjoy a serene getaway deep in the oak woods of East Texas. This camp site is surrounded by undisturbed acres of beauty and silence. During the daytime, you’ll hear a variety of birds and see a host of animals ranging from butterflies to deer. At night, you can enjoy the sounds of owls and crickets as you enjoy the raw night sky. Take a short hike to the back of the property and you’ll find a stream that runs into Little Cyprus. This stream is great for fishing or crawfishing. Just minutes up the road, you can enjoy dining at Enoch’s Stomp Vineyard and Winery or Bear Creek Smokehouse.
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The best camping near Martin Creek Lake State Park guide

Overview

About

This park is an angler's paradise, located on the shores of a 5,000-acre lake. Take your kit and try to land a massive bass, crappie, catfish, perch or sunfish.

There are also six miles of scenic trails for hiking, biking and generally staying active. If you're looking for a more chilled-out atmosphere, grab your binoculars and go bird-watching.

The park's official peak season is March through November, but especially spring and summer. However, October and November are the best time to see the park's colorful, fiery foliage. In winter, the park is kept busy by regular fishing tournaments and events.

There are many campsites to choose from, including premium sites with water and electricity hookups. Most sites have fire rings and picnic tables for a fun, friendly vibe.

There are also primitive sites that offer a natural, back-to-basics style of camping. In addition to the campsites, the park offers rustic cabins and screened shelters for hire.

Notable campgrounds

  • Water and electricity campsites offer convenience for both RVs and tents, with easy access to the lake.
  • Primitive island campsites provide a secluded retreat for those seeking a more rustic experience.
  • Screened shelters and cabins cater to visitors looking for a touch of comfort amid the wilderness.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early, especially if you're planning to visit during the busy spring and summer seasons.
  • Check the park's event calendar for fishing tournaments and avoid those dates for a quieter stay.
  • Consider weekday camping for better availability and a more tranquil experience.
  • Explore nearby camping options if the park reaches capacity or to discover new scenic spots.

When to go

The ideal time to visit Martin Creek Lake State Park is during the spring and summer when the park's full splendor is on display. However, the park's year-round warm waters make it a haven for anglers even in winter. Keep in mind that these peak seasons also mean higher visitor numbers, so plan accordingly.

Know before you go

  • Swimming safety is paramount; familiarize yourself with tips as there are no lifeguards on duty.
  • The park often reaches capacity; secure your spot by reserving passes online or by phone in advance.
  • Accessibility information is available for those with special needs to ensure an enjoyable visit.
  • Remember to pack your fishing gear, or borrow from the park, as no license is required for fishing within state parks.
  • Stay connected with park updates and share your adventures on social media using @martincreeklake.

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