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Overview of Navarro Mills Lake Campground

Navarro Mills Lake is a reservoir located in central Texas, primarily in Navarro County. The lake and its surrounding areas offer recreational opportunities including camping at the Liberty Hill Park and Oak Park, which are maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. These campgrounds provide visitors with access to a variety of outdoor activities around the lake.

Liberty Hill Park Campground

Amenities:

  • Liberty Hill Park includes campsites with water and electric hookups for RVs.
  • There are also primitive sites for tents.
  • The park offers amenities like restrooms, showers, picnic tables, fire rings, and a dump station.
  • Visitors can enjoy a boat ramp, fishing pier, swim beach, and playgrounds.

Activities:

  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Picnicking
  • Bird watching
  • Hiking trails are available in the surrounding area.

Oak Park Campground

Amenities:

  • Oak Park contains both tent and RV sites with water and electrical hookups.
  • Facilities include restrooms with showers, a dump station for RVs, and picnic tables.
  • The area is equipped with a boat ramp and courtesy dock.

Activities:

  • Water recreation (boating, waterskiing)
  • Fishing for species like crappie, catfish, and white bass.
  • Hiking and wildlife observation.

Reservations and Fees

Reservation System:

  • Campsite reservations for both Liberty Hill Park and Oak Park can be made through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' reservation system or through a third-party reservation service.
  • Reservations are recommended, especially during peak seasons and holidays.

Fees:

  • Fees for camping sites vary depending on the type of site and amenities provided.
  • There are usually different rates for tent camping sites, RV sites with hookups, and day-use areas.
  • Always check the most current fee schedule before planning your trip.

Rules and Regulations

General Rules:

  • Visitors must adhere to park regulations regarding quiet hours, pet leashes, and campground occupancy limits.
  • Always be aware of fire restrictions, especially during dry conditions.

Boating and Fishing Regulations:

  • Texas fishing licenses are required for anglers over the age of 17.
  • Boating regulations enforced by Texas Parks and Wildlife and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers must be followed.

Environmental Protection:

  • To protect the environment, campers are encouraged to practice Leave No Trace principles.
  • This includes packing out all trash and respecting wildlife and plant life in the area.

Weather and Best Time to Visit

Weather:

  • Central Texas weather can be unpredictable, with hot summers and mild to cool winters.
  • It is always advisable to check the weather forecast before your trip and to be prepared for changing conditions.

Best Time to Visit:

  • The best time to visit for camping is usually from late spring to early fall. During this period, the weather is often pleasant for outdoor activities.
  • Summer temperatures can be very hot, so if you're sensitive to heat, consider visiting during cooler months.

Directions and Contact Information

Directions:

  • Navarro Mills Lake is approximately 20 miles west of Corsicana, Texas. Detailed directions can be found on the official website or by using a GPS navigation system.
  • The campgrounds can be accessed by local roads, with signs typically posted to guide visitors to the park areas.

Contact Information:

  • For more information or to make reservations, visitors can contact the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers office that manages Navarro Mills Lake.
  • It's important to have the contact numbers at hand, especially for last-minute inquiries or emergencies during the stay.

Always visit the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' official website or contact them directly for the most current and detailed information when planning a camping trip to Navarro Mills Lake Campgrounds.

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