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Camping at Lavon Lake Park

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Location and Access

Lavon Lake Park, officially known as Lake Lavon, is managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The lake is located in Collin County, Texas, and it is an important recreational destination in the region.

To access the lake, visitors can reach the multiple parks and access points situated around the lake. You'll want to check the specific park you plan to visit for exact directions and any seasonal changes to accessibility.

Campsite Information

Camping options around Lavon Lake include a variety of parks with facilities that can range from primitive campsites to those with full hookups for RVs. Ensure that you check the park's camping requirements in advance, such as reservation needs, permitted camping types (tent, RV, trailer, etc.), and the availability of campsites.

Reservations and Fees

Making reservations is crucial, especially during peak seasons when the camping spots are in high demand. Fees for camping and day use typically apply, with potential variation based on the type of campsite and amenities provided. For the most current information on reservations and fees, it’s best to consult the official lake or park website or contact their offices directly.


Many parks around Lavon Lake offer a variety of outdoor activities including:

  • Boating: There are several boat ramps around the lake.
  • Fishing: Lavon Lake is known for crappie, catfish, striped bass, and largemouth bass.
  • Swimming: Designated swimming areas are available in some parks.
  • Hiking and Biking: Trails may be available for hiking and biking enthusiasts.
  • Picnicking: Day-use areas with picnic tables and grills are often found in the park.

Facilities and Amenities

Depending on the specific park within the Lavon Lake area, facilities can include:

  • Restrooms and showers: These may be available at developed campgrounds.
  • Water and electric hookups: Offered at some RV-compatible campsites.
  • Dump stations: Typically available for RV users.
  • Playgrounds: For families with children, some parks provide playground equipment.

Rules and Regulations

When camping at Lavon Lake, adhere to the following general rules:

  • Fire guidelines: Be aware of fire policies, especially concerning open flames and firewood transportation.
  • Alcohol policies: Alcohol consumption may be restricted or prohibited in certain areas.
  • Pet policies: Pets often must be on a leash and under the owner’s control at all times.
  • Quiet hours: Respect posted quiet hours to ensure a peaceful environment for all campers.
  • Trash disposal: Follow Leave No Trace principles, and dispose of trash properly in designated receptacles.

Safety and Considerations

Safety is paramount when enjoying outdoor activities. Always wear a life jacket when on the water, be mindful of local wildlife, and be prepared for changing weather conditions. Verify the availability of cellular coverage, and let someone know your travel plans, especially if venturing into remote areas of the park.

Additional Tips

  • Weather: Check the local weather forecast before your trip and be prepared for sudden changes, especially in Texas where weather can be unpredictable.
  • Peak Times: Lavon Lake can be particularly busy during holidays and weekends, so plan accordingly.
  • Fishing Licenses: If you plan to fish, ensure you have a valid Texas fishing license.

Please note that the information provided here is based on the typical offerings and rules found at parks managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers but can be subject to change. For the most accurate and up-to-date information, please consult the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' resources for Lavon Lake or the park directly.

Map of Campgrounds in Lavon Lake Park
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