Lake Tawakoni State Park RV & Campground Guide


Located about 22 miles north of Wills Point, 55 miles northwest of Dallas, and 12 miles west of Emory, this 376-acre forested state park offers 5 miles of shoreline where you can fish, swim, or relax. Bring along your binoculars to this state park so that you can watch for birds and wildlife along the lake’s eastern shore. This park was first opened in 2002 under a lease agreement with the Sabine River Authority. It is a great place to go mountain biking. 

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Spring 58–74 F
Summer 70–91 F
Fall 60–82 F
Winter 34–57 F
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Nearby Cities
Wills Point, TX
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Lake Tawakoni State Park

When you are trying to escape into nature, you want to be able to stop and relax in comfort, so bring your RV to this state park. If you do not have a camper to park by the lake, then rent one on RVshare.com

Lake Tawakoni Campground

You can find full-hookup sites and sites with only electricity at Lake Tawakoni Campground. Rates start at $24 per night, and monthly rates are available from November through March. 

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: No 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Picnic tables, fire rings

Bluebird RV Park and Campground

This campground in Wills Point is conveniently located just off Interstate 20, with a variety of camping sites. You can use the laundry, shower, and internet at Bluebird RV Park and Campground. Rates start at $30 per day with weekly and monthly rates along with RV storage available.

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: Yes 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Laundry, showers 

Canton Creek RV Park

While children and grandchildren are welcome to come for short-term visits, Canton Creek RV Park in Wills Point is designed for adults. Swim in the seasonally open pool, use the Wi-Fi, and relax in the open-air pavilion at this gated campground where rates start at $20 per night. 

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: Yes 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Pool, pavilion, gated access


At this adults-only, clothing-optional campground, you can join the fun at the dance club, play in the pool, relax in the hot tub, and take advantage of the full kitchen and shower. At OTR4U, rates start at $60 per night with weekly rentals available. 

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: Yes 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Pool, dance club, hot tub, RC landing strip 

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What to Do at
Lake Tawakoni State Park

Inside Lake Tawakoni State Park

A four-lane boat ramp makes it easy to launch a boat into 37,879-acre Lake Tawakoni, which has a maximum depth of 60 feet and is home to bass, crappie, and catfish. Upland regrowth forest and creek-bottom post-oak woodlands allow you to see a variety of wildlife, including foxes, coyotes, and armadillos. Mountain biking or hiking is a great way to explore the 5 miles of trails within this park. On a hot summer day, you can cool off with a swim in the lake. 

Outside Lake Tawakoni State Park

There are excellent places to dine around this state park. You will also find fun places to shop and explore. Getting around this area is easy because there are many well-maintained roads. 


Luigi’s Italian Café

This Italian restaurant serves hot favorites like spaghetti, pizza, and stromboli. 

Type: Italian

Location: 611 E Quinlan Pkwy, Quinlan, TX 75474

Cajun Block

Blackened chicken, fried shrimp, boiled crawfish, and other Cajun favorites are served at this restaurant in Quinlan. 

Type: Cajun

Location: 8637 FM 751, Quinlan, TX 75474

The Foxhole Bar and Grill

Get chicken-strip sandwiches, pizza, wings, and steaks along with cold beer at this grill, which often has karaoke contests on the weekends. 

Type: American

Location: 1433 TX 276, West Tawakoni, TX 75474

Ranchero's Mexican Grill

Try the enchiladas, burritos, tamales, chimichangas, and tacos at this lakeside restaurant. 

Type: Mexican

Location: 1941 E TX 276, West Tawakoni, TX 75474

Soulman’s Bar-B-Que

Try your favorite barbecue favorites cooked low and slow over a hickory fire at this restaurant. It's been delighting customers since 1974, so be sure to try the fried catfish specials on Friday nights. 

Type: BBQ

Location: 8962 TX 34, Quinlan, TX 75474



Find women’s clothing, fashion accessories, shoes, and home décor at this store. 

Location: 124 N 4th St, Wills Point, TX 75169

Trot Line Bait & Tackle

Purchase live and artificial bait at this store, buy fishing gear, and get some advice on the hidden fishing holes. 

Location: 1801 TX 276, West Tawakoni, TX 75474

Tipsy Tango

Find furniture, antiques, collectibles, home decor, windows, doors, and columns at this high-end antique and vintage item store. 

Location: 116 W Main St, Quinlan, TX 75474

M-Pulse Outfitters Boutique

Find casual women’s clothing and lots of small items that would make perfect souvenirs. 

Location: 101 N Texas St, Emory, TX 75440

Potts Feed Store

Since 1962, people have been getting pet and livestock supplies and food from this feed store that also sells home décor, gifts, and clothes. 

Location: 119 N Texas St, Emory, TX 75440


Canton First Mondays

Canton is billed as the world’s largest flea market, and you can find just about everything at this location, which is only open Thursday through Saturday once per month. 

Location: 800 1st Monday Ln, Canton, TX 75103

YesterLand Farm

Since 2000, visitors have been coming to this farm to participate in seasonal activities like the pumpkin patch, sunflower festival, and peach wagon. 

Location: 15410 Interstate 20, Canton, TX 75103

Splash Kingdom Family Waterpark

Play on water attractions like water slides and wave pools designed for the whole family. 

Location: 18814 I-20, Canton, TX 75103

Edgewood Heritage Park

This park covering parts of three city blocks contains over 20 authentically restored buildings showcasing life in East Texas from the 1800s to 1920s. 

Location: 103 E Elm St, Edgewood, TX 75117

Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum

Learn the military history of the men and women from Hunt County who served in combat from World War II and before. You can see many of the weapons that they used along with learning how cotton was grown and processed when this city had the world's largest inland cotton compress. 

Location: 600 I-30 Frontage Rd #4309, Greenville, TX 75402

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How to Get to
Lake Tawakoni State Park

This park is easy to get to from Dallas by following U.S. 80. Take U.S. 80 East to Farm to Market Road 429 in Terrell. After turning left on Farm to Market Road 429, go about 15 miles and turn right on Farm to Market Road 751. Continue left on County Road 3837 and left on County Road 3810. Turn right on Queen City Road and left on FM 2475. 

If you are in Greenville, then head south out of town on TX 34 South. In Quinlan, turn left onto TX 276 East. Turn right on Farm to Market Road 751 in about 12 miles. Go approximately 7 miles, turn left on County Road 3837, and then turn left on County Road 3810. Turn right on Queen City Road and left on FM 2475 to reach the park. 

By Car

Entering Lake Tawakoni State Park

The park's opening hours are 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. for day use.

Lake Tawakoni State Park Per person : $5.0

12 and under free

Since this park opened in 2002, it has been a popular place to go fishing, swimming, hiking, and mountain bike riding. The area surrounding this park also holds many fascinating places to visit. You can choose to make the short drive into Dallas for big-city excitement or explore the little towns around this lake’s shores. If you have spent time in Lake Tawakoni State Park, share your memories on your social media and tag RVshare. If you would prefer, you can also email your photos and stories to [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions About Lake Tawakoni State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Lake Tawakoni State Park?

Fall is the most appropriate time to tour Lake Tawakoni State Park. Besides enjoying warm weather conditions, you will love walking under tree shades and relaxing along the shores of Lake Tawakoni.

What is the climate of Lake Tawakoni State Park?

This park experiences a humid subtropical climate with hot summers and mild winters. Summer temperatures range between 70 and 91 degrees Fahrenheit, while winter temperatures range between 34 and 57 degrees Fahrenheit.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Lake Tawakoni State Park?

Lake Tawakoni State Park features 79 designated RV camping sites. Most of these sites have water, picnic tables and fire rings. Water, sewer and electricity amenities are available in more than 20 sites.

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

You do not have to book a camping area at this park. However, you should reserve a spot during high-season months to guarantee entry. The price of reserving a site is $10.

Are pets allowed at Lake Tawakoni State Park?

Pets can access Lake Tawakoni State Park. You must be with your pet at all times and not leave them unattended. The pets are not allowed to enter state park buildings.