Eisenhower State Park RV & Campground Guide

Texas

Nestled along the rocky shoreline of Lake Texoma and located about 80 miles north of Dallas, this state park offers a lighted fishing pier and a boat ramp. Bring along your bikes or ATV when you come to this state park that is located about 10 miles northwest of Denison and about 15 miles north of Sherman, Texas, to enjoy beautiful woodland trails. Nearby, you can find many things to do, including visiting the birthplace of Dwight Eisenhower and shopping in Denison. This park opened in 1953 and is a great place to go bouldering. 

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Weather
Spring 50-71 F
Summer 67-90 F
Fall 57-83 F
Winter 35-54 F
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Nearby Cities
Denison, TX
Sherman, TX
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Eisenhower State Park

With so many reasons to visit this state park near the Texas and Oklahoma state line, you will want to bring your RV so that you can stay as long as possible. If you do not have a camper, then find a great RV to rent on RVshare.com

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

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. 

Outside Eisenhower State Park

While visitors will spend most of their time on the lake, there is excellent dining, shopping and other attractions to enjoy. Take a break to visit a nearby town for a great meal or explore the local shopping and sightseeing options. 

Restaurants

The Island Bar & Grill

Enjoy fresh salads and sandwiches at this American grill that also has an extensive alcohol menu. 

Type: American

Location: 38 Waterfront Drive, Pottsboro, TX 75076

Pelican's Landing Restaurant

Located at the Cedar Mills Marina and Resort, this American restaurant features fresh seafood, steaks and burgers that you can enjoy in the dining room or on the outside deck overlooking the lake. 

Type: American

Location: 500 Harbour View Road, Gordonville, TX 76245

Craft Pies Pizza Company

Build your own pizza or choose from the menu at this casual pizza restaurant where you can watch the staff cook your pie. 

Type: Pizza

Location: 81750 North Suite 122, Texas-289, Pottsboro, TX 75076

The Point Restaurant

Located inside Grandpappy Point Resort & Marina, this restaurant features farm-to-table favorites, like prime rib, along with an outstanding alcohol menu. 

Type: Farm-to-table

Location: 1711 Harbor Road, Denison, TX 75020

Arroyo's Mexican Restaurant Pottsboro

If you love enchiladas and fajitas, you need to try this Mexican restaurant where fresh salsa is made regularly. 

Type: Mexican

Location: TX 289#108, Pottsboro, TX 75076

Shopping

The Tackle Box

Stop at this bait store for all your forgotten fishing supplies along with some great advice on where to fish. 

Location: 83924 TX-289, Pottsboro, TX 75076

Tanglewood Golf Shop

Find golf clubs, tees, irons and more at this golf shop located at Tanglewood Resort. 

Location: 290 Tanglewood Circle, Pottsboro, TX 75076

Highport Marina

Find pontoon boats, canoes, yachts and more at this boat store where you can also get your boat worked on. 

Location: 120 Texoma Harbor Drive, Pottsboro, TX 75076

Main Street Mall Denison

Find vintage and antique items at this store that also sells taxidermy. 

Location: 500 West Main Street, Denison, TX 75020

Home a la mode

This quilt fabric store also carries bags, socks and fashion accessories.

Location: 214 West Main Street, Denison, TX 75020

Sightseeing

Extreme Sandbox North Texas

Use a 26-ton excavator or bulldozer to dig in the large sandbox. 

Location: 80958 N State Hwy 289, Pottsboro, TX 75076

Eisenhower Birthplace State Historical Site

See the home where Dwight Eisenhower was born in 1890 and exhibits related to his presidency. 

Location: 609 South Lamar Avenue, Denison, TX 75021

Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge

See up to 200 species of birds that live next to oil wells at this refuge where you can go hunting, take an audio car tour, hike or fish. 

Location: 6465 Refuge Road, Sherman, TX 75902

Waterloo Lake Regional Park

Take a hike or bike ride around this 52-surface-acre lake, go fishing, play on the playground, swim in the pool or play with your dog at the dog park. 

Location: 1001 Waterloo Lake Drive, Denison, TX 76201

Grayson County Frontier Village

See 11 of the oldest homes in Grayson County that have been moved to this site where special weekend activities are often held. 

Location: 111 RC Vaughn Road, Denison, TX 76201

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How to Get to
Eisenhower State Park

If you are coming to this park from Dallas, then take U.S. Highway 75 North to exit 72. Get on Texas Highway 91 North and turn left on FM 84 West. Turn right on Lil Old Road, which becomes Eisenhower Road. Turn left on Park Road 20.

You can also take Interstate 635, which is also called the Dallas North Tollway, and get off on Texas 289 North. Continue north about 70 miles until you get to FM 406. Turn right on it and turn left on FM 84 North. Turn right on Eisenhower Road. Finally, turn left on Park Road 20. 

To reach Eisenhower State Park from Gainesville, where you can get off Interstate 35, take U.S. Highway 82. Turn right on Texas 289 North and then right on FM 406. Turn left on FM 84 North. Turn right onto Eisenhower Road and left on Park Road 20. 

Entering Eisenhower State Park

The entrance fee does not apply to those under 12. For day use, the park is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Per person : $5

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.