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Location and Overview

Clear Spring Campground is a popular camping destination located on the shores of Wright Patman Lake in Texarkana, Texas. This family-friendly campground offers a variety of outdoor activities and is known for its scenic beauty and recreational opportunities.

Campsite Details

Clear Spring Campground features numerous campsites that include standard electric sites and full hookup sites for RVs. The campground is equipped with:

  • Picnic tables
  • Fire rings with grills
  • Drinking water
  • Electrical hookups
  • Dump stations for RVs
  • Lantern posts

Designated areas may offer more privacy and provide a natural setting for campers. It's important to reserve your spot in advance, especially during peak seasons, as the campground can fill up quickly.

Amenities and Facilities

The campground provides multiple amenities to ensure a comfortable stay:

  • Flush toilets
  • Showers
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground for children
  • Boat ramp access to Wright Patman Lake

Some sites offer lakefront views, allowing for easy access to fishing and boating activities.

Recreational Activities

Campers at Clear Spring Campground can indulge in several outdoor activities:

  • Fishing for species like largemouth bass, catfish, and crappie
  • Boating and water-skiing on Wright Patman Lake
  • Hiking on the various trails
  • Birdwatching, with the area being home to a wide range of bird species
  • Swimming in designated areas

Reservation and Fees

Reservations for Clear Spring Campground can typically be made through the official park website or via third-party camping reservation systems. Fees vary depending on the type of site and amenities you choose and are subject to change, so it's best to check the current rates when planning your trip.

Park Regulations

To ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all visitors, the campground has a set of regulations:

  • Quiet hours are usually enforced to provide a peaceful setting.
  • Pets may be allowed but must be kept on leashes.
  • Alcohol consumption may be restricted or prohibited in certain areas.
  • All trash must be disposed of properly to maintain the cleanliness of the campground.
  • Campfires must be attended at all times and completely extinguished before leaving.

Weather and Best Time to Visit

The area experiences a variety of weather throughout the year, with warmer temperatures in the summer and milder, cooler weather in the fall and winter. The best time to visit will depend on what type of outdoor experience you're looking for. Summers are great for water activities, while spring and fall offer more comfortable temperatures for hiking and exploring the area.

Visitor Tips

  • Pests: Always be prepared for mosquitoes or other insects, especially during the warmer months. Bring insect repellent and consider a screened tent or gazebo.
  • Wildlife: Be aware of the local wildlife and store food properly to avoid attracting animals to your campsite.
  • Weather Preparedness: Check the weather forecast before your trip and pack appropriately, including rain gear and layered clothing for temperature fluctuations.

Before you embark on your trip to Clear Spring Campground, ensure the latest information by contacting the local ranger station or visiting the campground's official website, as conditions and regulations can change.

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