August 27, 2023 - reviewed by Randy
We stayed here April 2023. The park has so much potential if it were just maintained like it could be. From the moment we entered the park we were told the gates close at 10:00 pm. If your not in your camper you’ll be sleeping in your car. So no code for the campers or key to let yourself in. We were visiting grandchildren and had to end nights early to get back by curfew. Then the first thing you see is a long term school bus that looks like it’s still being customized, metal sheds beside it and junk all over. We did have a beautiful lake view but the covered table was very old and covered with spiders and webs. Lastly, the park has two dump stations. One by the check in area on a hill, the other one was way at the other end of the park. Of course the one closest to us was the one that had been closed for months, so using a portable tank was out of the question. Bottom line is, this is a beautiful, but sadly rundown, campgrounds.
December 4, 2020 - reviewed by Sandy Am
Wonderful Place To Stop
$28 for water and electric but we got 50% off with Natl Park pass. We decided to take a 3 day break from driving during our cross country trip and stay at this campground. Very glad we did. Sites are well spaced so plenty of privacy (altho hardly any other campers at time which also added to feel). Most have gorgeous views of the lake. Clean grounds although bathroom facilities are very old and only had toilets but no sinks. Hiking trails went along private property so not very nice--the roads to campsites provided some pretty scenery instead. Very nice stay. Definitely would stay again.
May 19, 2018 - reviewed by Otis Fudpucket
Lots Of Shade Trees
Just did a recon drive-through in the toad. As much as we like trees, we have a large class A and many sites were unsuitable due to impinging tree limbs.
The sites were okay but there were way too many too close together for our liking. Almost all the electric panels were very rusty. I hope the equipment inside the boxes is maintained better than the boxes.
It was very difficult to identify the campsites by number as they were all small and many were vandalized or missing.
We next visited Bear Creek Park Campground which was more to our liking.
All the COE campgrounds on the lake show a degree of neglect of maintenance by the COE that we have not experienced at the many other COE campgrounds we have visited.
BTW, the Dutch Branch Park is a nice large fairly well-maintained day use park leased by the City of Benbrook from the COE.
May 13, 2018 - reviewed by Patty
Beautiful campground with spacious sites. We were fortunate to get 2 nights with elec and water. Very busy on weekends. Half price with National Park pass.
March 24, 2018 - reviewed by Tyson
Went on Thursday to pick a site ad reserve it for Friday and Saturday night. Was told that I couldn’t book/pay until Friday. Okay. But after telling the guy SEVERAL times that I wanted to reserve the spot for fri. and sat. he proceeded to charge me $56. Showed up Friday afternoon with the wife, kids, and camper. No problems. Cut to 2:30 Saturday afternoon and there is an angry old lady banging on our door telling us we were supposed be gone. She tells me I pad for Thursday-Friday night. She was super rude and acted like I was trying to scam them or something. I told her it was a simple scheduling mistake but I was told that they NEVER make mistakes. I decided to bite the bullet and pay another $28 for Saturday night but while paying the old lady kept being rude and talking about how it was my fault. So we just packed up and left, having paid $56 for one night. I’m afraid the elderly folks that run the place are getting senile and refuse to admit any mistakes they make.
February 1, 2018 - reviewed by Duncan
Stopped in to get near family for couple days. Nice and clean. Playground fun. Large spots.
November 11, 2017 - reviewed by Stonewall
Great park. We stayed here while visiting family. We would definitely stay again.
September 13, 2015 - reviewed by Marcus
North side of the park was still closed during our visit. The hiking trails were still closed. Staff was nice and informative.