Campgrounds near Etoile, Texas

Campgrounds near Etoile, Texas
Etoile is located on the western edge of the Angelina National Forest and the northern end of Sam Rayburn Reservoir. Many of the campgrounds are offered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on national forest land, while others sit along the reservoir.

Shirley Creek Marina and Campground

Shirley Creek Campground is part of a 34-acre facility that includes a full service marina. The park has RV and tent sites available among the pine trees. The marina has gas for sale, rental equipment and a cleaning and repair service. Travelers will find boat slips for rent and boat ramp access, plus an onsite cafe to fuel up before you venture out onto the lake. Discover the sights along the Sawmill Hiking Trail in the Angelina National Forest. Sabine National Forest is also nearby, only 33 miles east of town.

Shirley Creek Marina and Campground
23177 F.M. 226
Etoile, TX 75944
(936) 854-2233
shirleycreek.com

Rayburn Park

Rayburn Park sits on the northern shore of Sam Rayburn Reservoir and offers 45 sites. Only a few of these are pull-through sites with 50-amp electric service. The rest of the spots are 30-amp sites with partial hookups. Almost half of the sites have no hookups to offer. Certain site groupings are open seasonally, but one set of campsites remains open all year. Reservations are accepted. The park grounds contain a dump station, showers and vault and flush toilet restrooms. Three launch areas provide access to the reservoir for boating. Geocache hunting is allowed onsite. The park is 35 miles south of Etoile. For more options, backpacking and primitive camping are allowed anywhere in the Angelina National Forest.

Rayburn Park
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Sam Rayburn Reservoir
F.M. Road 3127
Broaddus, TX 75929
(409) 384-5716
(877) 444-6777
swf-wc.usace.army.mil/samray

Hanks Creek Park

Hanks Creek Park, 26 miles south of Etoile, is on the northwest side of Sam Rayburn Reservoir. The park provides 49 sites with partial hookups and a limited number of those sites offer 50-amp electric service. A few sites also offer screened shelters alongside RV slots and a group RV camp is available. The camping area is closed to vehicle traffic at night to protect campers and keep the park peaceful for guests. Restrooms and showers and a dump station are furnished near the sites. The park has a swimming beach and open fields for outdoor activities. A boat ramp and dock serve guests who wish to use the reservoir. Metal detectors are allowed on this park's beach, for travelers who like to hunt for treasure.

Hanks Creek Park
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Sam Rayburn Reservoir
F.M. Road 2801
Huntington, TX 75949
(409) 384-5716
(877) 444-6777
swf-wc.usace.army.mil/samray

Article Written By Alice Moon

Alice Moon is a freelance writer with more than 10 years of experience. She was chosen as a Smithsonian Institute intern, working for the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., and has traveled throughout Asia. Moon holds a Bachelor of Science in political science from Ball State University.

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