Hopkins County, Texas is a hidden gem in the heart of East Texas, and Sulphur Springs is its crown jewel. This small town is known for its scenic countryside, rich history, and diverse cultural offerings. If you’re planning a camping trip in this part of Texas, there are plenty of options to choose from.
Visiting Sulphur Springs can be an outdoorsman’s paradies; this charming town is located about an hour and a half east of Dallas and away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Sulphur Springs is well worth the drive not only for its picturesque downtown area and historical sites, but also its stellar outdoor attractions.
Coleman Park & Lake Sulphur Springs- Located on White Oak Creek, Lake Sulpuhr Springs is located 2 miles northwest of Sulphur Springs in Hopkins County. Coleman Park, which surrounds the lake, features 1300 acres of largemouth bass, white crappie and blue and channel catfish. The lake is perfect for fishing, boating, and swimming, and Coleman park has numerous amenities including two breathtaking waterfalls, soccer and baseball fields, a fishing pier, several picnic areas (equipped with charcoal grills and tables), a playground area, a 1/3 mile nature trail, and 2 concession stands.
Camping at Coleman Park and Lake Sulphur Springs can be done at Shady Lake RV Park or Travel Time RV.
Shady Lake boasts 30 standard-size RV lots and 10 extra-large lots for pull-throughs and big rigs. Shady Lake also has a tent area, dog park and paddle boats for fishing on the private pond at the property.
Travel Time RV has 60 standard RV lots and 14 deluxe concrete pads. Because this campground is located at the rear of the Travel Time RV shop, travelers can get access to the parts and repair services during their stay for a fee. The campground also features a laundromat, monthly rates, and grilling pavilion.
Cooper Lake State Park– This park is located about 20 miles north of town, and it offers a range of camping options, from tent sites to cabins. The park is situated around Cooper Lake, which spans over 19,000 acres and provides ample opportunities for fishing, boating, and swimming.
Cooper Lake State Park has over 200 campsites, including 35 tent-only sites and 135 RV sites with water and electric hookups. The campsites are spread out throughout the park, so you can choose a location that suits your preferences. Some sites are situated right by the lake, while others are nestled in the woods.
- Doctors Creek Unit is on the north side of the state park on the Doctors Creek Reservoir. The Doctor’s Creek Unit offers a range of outdoor activities, including fishing, boating, hiking, and birdwatching. Doctors Creek Unit has over 100 campsites, including 35 tent-only sites and 72 RV sites with water and electric hookups. The campsites are spacious and well-maintained, and they offer easy access to the lake and other amenities. There are also group camping sites available, which are perfect for larger groups or families.
- South Sulphur Unit is on the south side of the state park, and abuts the South Sulphur River. The South Sulphur Unit offers fishing, swimming, and boating, and there are several hiking and biking trails to explore. There are over 50 tent sites available at South Sulphur Unit. Each site is spacious and secluded, and comes equipped with a picnic table and fire ring. For those who prefer camping with an RV, there are over 50 RV sites with full hookups available as well. The sites are spacious and level, with easy access to the park’s amenities. The RV sites are located in a separate area from the tent sites, offering a more private and comfortable camping experience.
Both the Doctor’s Creek and South Sulphur Units boast modern restrooms and showers, as well as a dump station for RVs. There are several picnic areas throughout the park, and a playground for children. The park also offers boat rentals and fishing equipment for those looking to explore the lake. Park rangers also lead popular guided tours and educational programs for those interested in learning about the local flora and fauna.
Lake Fork– Lake Fork is located about 20 miles northeast of Sulphur Springs, and it offers a range of camping options, from tent sites to RV sites to cabins. The resort is situated around Lake Fork, which is known for its trophy-sized largemouth bass and offers a range of outdoor activities, including camping, boating, fishing, and hiking.
Lake Fork Marina & Motel offers a range of camping options, including tent sites, RV sites, and cabins. The tent sites are nestled among the trees and offer plenty of shade and privacy, while the RV sites are spacious and equipped with full hookups. The cabins are comfortable and fully furnished, with air conditioning and heating to ensure a comfortable stay.
Mustang Resort offers a range of accommodation options, including cabins, RV sites, and tent sites. The RV sites are equipped with full hookups and offer plenty of space for outdoor activities. The cabins are fully furnished and offer a range of amenities, including air conditioning, heating, and satellite TV.
Lake Fork RV Resort is a top choice for those who prefer a more luxurious setting. The resort offers a range of amenities, including a swimming pool, hot tub, fitness center, and clubhouse. The RV sites are spacious and equipped with full hookups, and the resort offers a range of services, including on-site RV repairs and maintenance.