RV Parks & Campgrounds

Ratcliff Lake NF Campground US Forest Service

4.3 Stars 4.3 - 8 Reviews  $$
(936) 655-2299
Kennard, Texas


All year

Total: 77, Electric: 26

Water, Electric, Tents, Picnic Tables, Dump Station, Laundry, Showers, Campfire, Playground


November 26, 2021 - reviewed by Mary Barrick
5.0 Stars   $12
Nice Park
Stayed on Dogwood with W/E. Nicely spaced. Site was level. Well maintained park. Bathrooms clean. Nice lakeside tent sites. No firewood sold at park.

November 23, 2019 - reviewed by Travels With Spock
4.0 Stars   $10
Dogwood Loop, Space 33
Arrived at 11/20/19, left 11/22/19. Sites are spacious but nothing special. They have water and electric hookups, are NOT level, no sewer but do but there is a dump station. There are four individual bathrooms, that are clean, include sink, flush toilet and shower with hot water and great pressure. Nice and informative campground hosts. The draw for me was the well-marked and maintained hiking trail loop from the campground through the forest and along Ratcliff Lake.

June 2, 2019 - reviewed by Dan
4.0 Stars   
Nice site, level and almost completely shaded. Easy back in with 25’ trailer. A little muddy in spots but hard packed. Very nice and hardworking camp host. Busy over Memorial Day but quiet in the campground. Very pleasant.

May 23, 2019 - reviewed by Sbadgio
4.0 Stars   $10
Excellent Experience
We arrived here the week before Memorial Day, just after some rough weather went through the area. The surrounding areas had a lot of flooding and the campground was no exception. They lost several trees due to high winds and reported tornadoes. The grounds looked a little wooly when we arrived, but that was due to the standing water. As the week progressed and the water receded, the grounds crew and hosts were working like banshees to get the area prepared for a big weekend. The transformation over the past two days has been remarkable. This is a very pretty park with staff who care about the site. The hiking trail was closed briefly due to flood damage to the bridges, but they were working on the bridges today so they may be open soon. The Memorial Day crowd will be happy campers.

October 21, 2018 - reviewed by Stephanie
4.0 Stars   
Wonderful Weekend
Just spent the weekend here, and it was pretty much perfection. It's been a rainy week in Texas so I think that scared alot of folks off, so the campground was fairly empty. Other than the rain Friday night (mostly while we slept) it was an amazing weekend. The park has really nice roads except for all the speed bumps. The facilities were very clean and the park hosts did a great job keeping up with the place. Very nice hiking trails. The rv pads are fairly level, but they need to be repaved. The fire rings are big, but very deep and the grill part is kind of small. We didn't spend much time at the lake, but it looked very pretty from afar. The closest places were all out of fire wood, so make sure to bring plenty. Also, about half the sites don't have dedicated water, but there are plenty of places to fill your tank. Great park in beautiful wooded setting. The kids are already asking to go back.

February 21, 2018 - reviewed by Otis Fudpucket
4.0 Stars   $20
Nice FS Park
Stayed a few days here last winter and now this winter in a 40' MH with toad on a dolly. Sites are wide enough and plenty long enough. They are spread apart nicely and on quite level gravel. 30 & 20 amp pedestals in good shape. Numerous hose bibs scattered about the sites with vacuum breakers you can hook a hose up to. The valves are spring loaded to close when released so you must hold them open to fill your tank. Many speed bumps on the road for no apparent reason. Half price for pass holders of the older persuasion.

January 11, 2017 - reviewed by Zach
5.0 Stars   
Always quiet and clean. My favorite East, TX campground.

March 26, 2016 - reviewed by Dan
4.0 Stars   
Wife and I spent a Saturday here (Easter Weekend), nice park but a little disappointed that the tent spots were alongside the lake and all the rv spots were away from the water. The tent spots had bbq grills and a fire ring and the rv spots only had a round fire ring. Also they only have 30 amp no 50 amp, not a problem this time but had it been July or August here in Texas it may have been a problem not being able to run both of the air conditioners on the coach. They only have back in spots no pull through's. Spots are kind of tight for a class A. We enjoyed the trails but the bathrooms in the rv area were not up to par. "Fecal mater all over the toilet " restrooms in the back of the park by the old saw mill were very clean. We will come back to see if it's any different soon.

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