Beautiful lakeside campground, with plenty of recreational activities available.
Elliott Lake Recreation AreaFeatured
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3 ~ 5 August 2016
January 29, 2016
Loved this campground. Great place, beautiful tall pine trees, large sites. They have a beautiful lake. WiFi is bad, but with a campground this beautiful who needs wifi. Staff was very friendly. Laundry and bathrooms are clean and we'll taken care of. We would definitely return.
Oct 10, 2012
This is a great place to stay. I was living here for a few months when we first moved to Texarkana and I loved living here at the lake. The trip into town was the hardest part of the stay, but there are oppurtunites to see nature everywhere. Be careful about your speed on base, even though the streets seem deserted at night there are security cops everywhere. A ticket on base requires an appearance in federal court in Texarkana.
This place is a hidden treasure! You have everything here. Swimming, boating (small craft) horse shoes, cabins, RV parking, movies on Saturday night outside, small store, Quiet, Quiet, off the beaten path for sure. There is a shoppette about 9 miles away with package store. This is a dry county. They have a gym, emergency medical. Great pizza right off the depot! No limit on your stay!
Nice Park, well kept and support personnel are super friendly. Had a fun time with pass and ID, great folks, easy to work with, very cordial, as with alot of military camp grounds lately, this campground has lots of extended stay people, but had room for a few travelers. Seems to be the norm now. Great place to stay and unwind.
19 Dec 2013
E.K. left this review using the Directory software: - First time at this campground. The GPS kept trying to take me off road to get to GPS coordinates. Called to contact number and received great directions to main gate and on to the campground. Found the host very friendly and helpful. Campground clean and well kept. Will come back for an extended visit.
10 Apr - 6 May 2013
I got here 10 Apr 2013. You have to register all your vehicles either with a permanent or temp pass, It's a ways into the base there is a new exit 207 on I-30 it leads you right into the main gate. There is an AAFES exchange about 2 miles west on US 82 it's a small one since this county is dry you have to get beer and liquor here or go into Arkansas. They have a new section with full hook ups so they don't have rest rooms or shore, if you want to use them you will have to go to the office building, they are not planning on putting any in the new section. Fire wood is plentyfull it's laying all over in the woods. The staff is very friendly and helpful. There are WalMart's on east or west directions on US 82 in New Boston or Texarkana. I enjoed my stay and recomend it and I will come back.
April 19-23, 2012
J.N. left this review using the Directory Software: - Great fishing lake. Limited short time spaces. Need a vehicle pass requires proof of insurance, registration and drivers license. Only two permanent military, Cmdr and CSM.
Directions into this facility and to the Main Gate (for trucks and heavy vehicles) were super. Getting stickers for our vehicles (something we had intended to do) was made easy by the efficient folks in the office just outside the Main Gate. We even had room to park and not unhook our tow vehicle! Our GPS read the streets, which are rather busy with lots of vehicle movement, and helped us find our way. The campground is really nice, with the older sites currently being upgraded to full hook-ups. There is great access to the lake, wonderful equipment for rent at terrifically reasonable prices. The staff could not have been nicer. This is a wonderful place for families, with really lovely cabins for those without camping vehicles. We rented a pontoon boat for an entire day's fishing (awesome), took kayaks out on the lake, rode our bicycles, walked and enjoyed the quiet. The laundry and shower facilities were very clean. We will definitely keep this on the list for a return visit.
30 Sep 2011
This is just an outstanding campground! Signage is great but it would be difficult to see at night as its awfully dark. Even though they don't take reservations, I called the morning we were coming and the man on the phone told me he'd place a cone in the campsite for us. Sure enough, we got here and we got the last full hook up site. He even told us someone else came before us and he told him the site was taken. We really appreciated that! Everyone at the camp store was so friendly and accommodating. The price of $10 with access pass is just GREAT and about as low as we ever pay as fulltimers. The campsites were far enough apart to suit us and the pine tree setting is just beautiful. We have a 39 foot unit and didn't have too much problem backing into our site but you do have to have long hoses for sewage and water (which we do). We managed to get at least 10 stations on our TV with just the antenna. Verizon wireless worked beautifully here. Yes, getting the MWR badge was a new experience for us, but it was quick and painless and the people were friendly and professional. Nobody told us there were any binocular exclusions so I don't know what that's all about. The gate guards were really great too. Two weeks is the limit to stay here and we're paying day by day as we are waiting for an appointment to get warranty repairs done in Houston on our 5th wheel. We will certainly be back here again. It is really beautiful and the smell of the pines is so relaxing. The free movies and popcorn are on Saturday night and they're new movies, outside, shown on a big screen. OH and we had 50 amp on our site so I don't know about the comment made in 2007.
April 5th - April 7, 2011
The directions were excellent. The campgrounds are right 7 miles from the main gate. During our stay all of the full hooks at the country store area were being used. We stayed at a new location, which I believe had 12 sites. This new location is about 1/8 of a mile from the country store. It was excellent. Very clean with very flat pads. (Easy to level the trailer) The restrooms and showers were very clean, however most of the showers were hard to turn on or off. The country store only had limited supplies, but the ladies that worked there were very polite and helpful. Starting in May they will begin the outdoor movies at sundown. The lake was low so they were not renting any of their boats until the lake returns to normal levels. There are signs stating 14 day limits, but it appeared some campers have been there much longer. We will most likely stay here again. In a travel trailer.
November 20, 2009
We stopped for only one night, but wish we had time for a longer stay. This time of the year, it was real quiet, although the RV sites were about 75% occupied. Located in a quiet corner of the depot, this is pure recreation. LOTS of recreational activities to do here. I bet it's a jumping place during the summer! Lots of trees, so satellite coverage may be difficult to get. Staff was helpful and friendly. The cabins looked pretty neat and would be fun to rent for a week or weekend. I liked how the cabins were spread out on the lake with good views. Some renters even had their bot pulled right up to the shore near them. Prices are PERFECT for a military benefit. This is how ALL military campgrounds should be priced!
Second visit here. This time I took a refresher sailing course from Doug White with MWR. He is an excellent instructor. They offer free use of the 4 different sailboats, 18ft Precision, 15ft Precision, 17ft Big Fish, and a cat. If you ever have wanted to learn to sail or even wanted to try it, Doug is your man. Sailing brings a wonderful peace to your soul. Boat and motor rentals are $25 a day or $10 an hour and you need to bring your own anchor unless drifting around while you fish is your thing. They just got some kayaks and they will be able to be used in the near future. I do not know if there will be a rental fee or not. The canoes are $10 a day. Our cabin had two sets of french doors that opened out to the deck which of course overlooked the lake. As usual Teesa, Ricky, and the rest of the staff at the campground were more than wonderful. They are the kind of people that you would want as neighbors. Anyway, if you want peace and quiet in a great setting, this is the place to visit.
June 8-11, 2009
WOW. This was our first time to visit RRAD and I am sorry that I haven't visited earlier. We rented a cabin. All cabins are on the water, have decks, completely shaded with trees and are nicely furnished. Boat rentals are priced right and the sailboats (3) are free to use if you are ASA certified. The lake itself is large and because it is on a military installation it is like having your own private lake as very few people are boating/fishing. At dusk, the fire flies light up the grounds. Yes it was a hassle getting the MWR badges however the people in Security were friendly and did give fast service. But since when has anything with the government been hassle free? The drive to the lake once inside the gate takes about 10 minutes but you are back in the woods, like campgrounds ought to be. I tip my hat to the MWR staff there. EVERYONE of them treated you like a good neighbor, like a guest in their home. Bring whatever bait you want to use for fishing as they have a small selection of bait in the country store.
We will be back at least once a quarter.
Dec. 3, 2008
This is the third time I have stayed here. As usual, the staff were very friendly and willing to help. I arrived late at night and did find a spot. Space 22. Hooked up electric and figured I would hook up the rest in the morning. In the morning, I checked and no sewer hookup. This is the first time I have stayed in this little section. There were 8 or 10 sites there with just electric and water. I mentioned it to the staff and they said they have been there right along. Guess I just never noticed them because they do sit off the rest of the campsites a little. They said they are adding 9 new sites. A lot of construction going on on the base so take it easy driving in. Also, as stated, this was my third time staying here. I have never had to get a "badge" or special pass or anything like that. I have never been asked about binoculars, cameras or told not to use anything like that while on the base. This time I did have a conversation with the gate guard about my GPS, but only because his girlfriend had just bought him one and he was curious. This is a nice campground and I would always stop here when passing through, but this time they were full, at least the sites with sewer hookups.
We decided to stop for 7 days traveling from Michigan weather. Rather difficult finding the campground at night, we pulled into the boat launch area and had to unhook our dinghy so that we could turn-around. At the gate we were asked to turn in our binoculars, after doing so the guards did not know what to do with them so they gave them back to me and told me not to use them on-site (which I had no intention of doing). We enjoyed our stay once we settled in and we are planning on stopping again on our way SouthWest. Very peaceful and quiet setting and worth what we paid. Don't forget your badge!
8-31-08 through 9-2-08
I came to this camp ground to get away from Hurricane Gustav. We were looking for a camp that had cabins along with camping spots. I brought my family and some of my wife's family to this campground. This was one of the better camps we have visited. The staff was very helpful, the facility was clean, and the children had plenty to do. The cabins are great. They had two bedrooms and satellite TV for the children. Between swimming, fishing, and playing on the play ground we didn't have to entertain them. My thanks to the staff for helping us during the time of evacuation. We did however get lucky to get a full hookup. A camper left two hours before I pulled in. He had been their for five months. My only negative I have is the dryer didn't dry very well. It had to go through four cycles to get our clothes dry.
March 2, 2008
Nice, quiet campground. Only stayed one night. Have stayed here before. Some water/electric/sewer hookups can be a hassle. Quite a few "residents" live here. Couple next to me a good example. Had been there since June 2007. He worked at the base. Check in was easy, staff was very friendly and helpful. If you don't mind the drive from the interstate, nice place to stop for a night or longer.