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Buckhorn Creek Campground is a popular camping destination located on Lake O’ The Pines in the piney woods of northeast Texas. Managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, this family-friendly campground offers a variety of recreational activities including boating, fishing, swimming, and wildlife viewing.

Location and Access

Address: Buckhorn Creek Campground is situated on Lake O’ The Pines, near the towns of Jefferson and Avinger in Texas. Visitors should check maps and local directions for the best route to the campground.

Directions: Directions can vary depending upon the starting point. However, upon approaching the area, well-marked signs usually direct travelers to the campground's entrance.

Camping Information

Campsites: The campground features a range of campsites, including those with full hookups for RVs, as well as tent-only sites. Many sites offer beautiful views of the lake.

Reservations: Reservations can be made online through Recreation.gov or by phone. It is recommended to make reservations well in advance, especially for holiday weekends or during the peak season.

Fees: Camping fees depend on the type of site and amenities. Check the latest fee structure on the official website or Recreation.gov.

Amenities and Facilities

Picnic Tables and Fire Rings: Most campsites will have a picnic table and a fire ring or grill.

Restrooms and Showers: The campground provides restrooms and shower facilities for guest convenience.

Water and Electric Hookups: Selected sites feature water and electric hookups; details can be found when making a reservation.

Playground and Swim Area: For families, there may be a playground and designated swim area within the campground.

Boat Ramps: Boat enthusiasts can take advantage of the campground's boat ramps for easy lake access.

Rules and Regulations

Campground Rules:

  • Always observe quiet hours.
  • Keep the campsite clean and dispose of trash properly.
  • Campfires should be kept small and managed responsibly.
  • Pets must be leashed and supervised.

Fishing and Boating Regulations:

  • A valid Texas fishing license is required for fishing on Lake O’ The Pines.
  • Boating regulations should be followed, and proper safety gear must be used.

Wildlife Precautions:

  • Do not feed wildlife.
  • Store food items securely to discourage animal visitors.

Safety and Preparedness

Weather Conditions: Be prepared for changing weather conditions and check the forecast before your trip.

First Aid and Emergency Services: Have a first aid kit on hand and be aware of the location of the nearest hospital or emergency medical services.

Water Safety: Always supervise children near the water and wear life jackets when boating or participating in water activities.

Local Attractions and Activities

Around Lake O’ The Pines, there are additional attractions:

  • Hiking and wildlife viewing at nearby wildlife management areas.
  • Exploring historical towns such as Jefferson, known for its antique shops and historical tours.
  • Visiting The Big Cypress Bayou, which offers scenic waterway tours.

Buckhorn Creek Campground offers a serene and nature-filled camping experience. Always confirm the current information and any advisories by contacting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers or visiting the official Recreation.gov website prior to your trip.

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