Eisenhower State Park RV & Campground Guide


Located on the shores of Lake Texoma and right on the Texas-Oklahoma state line, Eisenhower State Park offers water-based activities like swimming, fishing, and boating as well as land-based activities like hiking, biking, and ATV riding. The park, opened in 1958, takes its name from Dwight Eisenhower, who was born in nearby Denison, Texas. Eisenhower State Park features ranger-led programs throughout the year. There's also a privately owned yacht club on-site from which you can rent canoes and kayaks. Its location in Texoma, an interstate region that straddles both Texas and Oklahoma, means the park gets hot in the summer but cool in the winter.

Nearby Cities:

  • Ardmore, OK

  • McKinney, TX

  • Plano, TX

  • Denton, TX

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Spring 58-79 F
Summer 67-89 F
Fall 41-64 F
Winter 34-56 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Eisenhower State Park

Campground Accommodations

Eisenhower State Park Campground

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Max RV length: 140 feet

  • Other amenities: Picnic tables, fire rings with grills, lantern posts, restrooms, playground, dump station

Eisenhower State Park Campgrounds

Starting at $12 per night, you can enjoy camping at the Eisenhower State Park Campgrounds, which feature spots near Lake Texoma. Choose the level of service that is right for you from the different campground areas. 

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Flushable toilets, fire ring, picnic tables 

Lake Texoma RV Campground

Part of the Thousand Oaks camping program, Lake Texoma RV Campground offers miniature golf, swimming pool, arts and crafts and many other activities. Rates start at $55 a day at this extremely clean campground. 

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Pool, clubhouse, organized children's activities 

Paradise on Lake Texoma

Save by paying online for Paradise on Lake Texoma where rates start at $20 per night. Relax in the hammock garden while the kids play on the playground before you launch your boat right from this campground. 

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: Limited 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Hammock garden, playground, boat launch 

Preston Bend Campground

This seasonally open campground operated by the Bureau of Land Management offers a secluded camping spot under tall trees. Rates start at $16 a night at Preston Bend Campground

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Showers, vault toilets 

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What to Do at
Eisenhower State Park

The most prominent feature at Eisenhower State Park is Lake Texoma. With its surface area of 89,000 acres, the lake provides visitors with opportunities for fishing, boating, and swimming. You can rent a boat slip, canoe, or kayak from the on-site Eisenhower Yacht Club. Check out the stars at night as part of a ranger program, walk or bike on a multi-use trail, or take your ATV out on the park's OHV trail. The state park holds numerous events throughout the year. You can take your kids out trick-or-treating at Halloween with Boo in the Park, find out how to cook in a Dutch oven, or learn how to fish.

No matter if you love being out on the water or you prefer land-based excursions, you won't run out of things to do at Eisenhower State Park.

Inside Eisenhower State Park

Many national fishing tournaments are held annually on Lake Texoma, and you can launch your boat into the lake from an Eisenhower State Park campground. A series of trails are open for biking and ATVing. The pavilion is a popular place to host family reunions. Rent canoes, kayaks and pontoon boats from a vendor in the park. 

Fishing Fishing

The park has two fishing piers, one of which stays lit at night. You can also fish right from the Lake Texoma shoreline. You'll have an excellent chance at catching species that include striped bass, smallmouth bass, and blue catfish. Other fish you can try angling for include crappie and white bass. Note that you don't need a fishing license if you fish from the shore on the Texas side of the park.

Geocaching Geocaching

Look for the regular-sized cache at the state park. The cache has fairly easy difficulty and terrain ratings.

Nature Watching Nature Watching

During the winter, bald eagles inhabit the park. You'll also have the chance to see waterfowl including loons and pelicans.

Stargazing Stargazing

Sign up for a ranger-led stargazing outing. The park's minimal light pollution means great chances for viewing the night sky.

Flora and Fauna

See plant life that includes dogwood, cottonwood, cedar, oak, ash, elm, and persimmon. The park's wildlife includes coyotes, foxes, rabbits, roadrunners, raccoons, squirrels, bobcats, and armadillos.

Hiking Hiking

The park has some short trails with varying difficulty levels. The 0.8-mile Armadillo Hill Trail takes you through woodlands and prairies. At 3.2 miles long, the Ike's Hike and Bike Trail takes you on a rugged path that's the longest hike in the park.


Pick up a canoe, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard and rent a boat slip at the private Eisenhower Yacht Club. You can launch from the marina here. The lake also offers power boating, windsurfing, and waterskiing.

Swimming Swimming

Go swimming in the lake from its sandy cove. The cove is at the northwestern tip of the state park.

Climbing Climbing

Eisenhower State Park has several bouldering routes ranging in difficulty from V0 to V4. Try the easy Wonton or Pho routes, or tackle the tougher Twice as Nice or Detour climbs.


The park's multi-use trails mean you can bike and hike on the same paths. Try the aforementioned Ike's Hike and Bike Trail.

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How to Get to
Eisenhower State Park

From Denison: At the intersection of US-69 and Morton Street, head west on Morton for 0.8 miles. Make a right onto Tone Avenue and take this north for 0.4 miles. Then, turn left onto TX-91 and take this north out of town for about four miles. Make a left onto FM1310 and continue for 0.8 miles. Turn right onto Randell Drive and go for a mile until you reach the park entrance.

By Car

Entering Eisenhower State Park

The park's day-use fee is $5 for adults 13 and over. Children 12 and under can get in for free. There's parking available in various sections of the park, including at the boat ramp, the camping areas, the ATV/OHV trailhead, and the screened shelter area. The $5 day-use fee includes the parking fee.

Eisenhower State Park Per Adult (13+) : $5.0

Eisenhower State Park Per Child (Under 13) : $0.0

Eisenhower State Park, on the shores of Lake Texoma, offers a great place to camp. Many families have enjoyed time spent biking, ATVing and fishing in this state park. If you have photos or memories from Eisenhower State Park, then share them on your social media feed and tag RVshare. This way, everyone can get excited about the wonderful opportunities found at this state park and nearby. RVshare would also love to have you send your photos and story to [email protected]. The site may post about your adventures on its blog to give fellow RVers travelers tips.

Frequently Asked Questions About Eisenhower State Park

What is the climate of Eisenhower State Park?

Early spring and fall are the best times to come visit the park. You'll get mild to warm daytime temperatures and avoid the oppressive heat of summer.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Eisenhower State Park?

Animals you can find in the park include roadrunners, armadillos, coyotes, foxes, opossums, beavers, and bobcats. Try and spot the bald eagles that come nest in the park during the winter.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Eisenhower State Park?

The park has 50 full-hookup sites, 45 sites with water and electricity, 13 premium sites with water only, 34 non-premium sites with water only, and 12 overflow sites.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Eisenhower State Park and what is the cost?

You don't have to reserve an RV camping site, but the park strongly encourages it to guarantee a spot. Fees per night vary, depending on what type of site you choose. A full-hookup RV site, with water, electricity, and sewer, costs $23 per night. Sites with electricity and water cost $20 per night. Water-only premium sites cost $17 a night while water-only non-premium sites cost $15 per night. The park also has non-reservable overflow sites, which cost $12 per night.

Are pets allowed at Eisenhower State Park?

The park permits pets, but you must keep them on a leash of no more than six feet in length at all times. You also cannot bring your pet inside any building at the state park.