We absolutely LOVED this park. It was beautiful, private, quiet, and dirt cheap. If we could have stayed here for a week or even more, we would have.

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The Basics:

Overall Rating: 4.4/5

Price per night / Discounts: $16 / None

Campground website: Atlanta State Park

Our Site #: 17

Privacy Rating (how spacious and private do the sites feel):

5/5: Like a few other awesome campgrounds we've stayed at, this one featured sites that ran parallel to the road (as opposed to back in sites.) Even better than those other parks though, this one had a ton of space between the RV's. The sites also featured huge yards and lots of trees. It was awesome! As an aside, we checked out some of the other sites at the other end of our loop. Those were back in sites, but they were also huge, private, and level. From what we saw, you really can't go wrong at this park.

Location Rating (accessibility to points of interest or to major highways):

4/5: This is one of those middle-of-nowhere parks that we will still review well because it was on a route we were traveling. We were heading from Dallas to Hot Springs and this was about the halfway point for us. There is almost nothing, other than a Walmart, in the town, but Texarkana is about 30 minutes up the road. We didn't head up there but I assume if you needed something, you could find it there.

Site Quality and Big Rig Accessibility Rating (utilities and accessibility of campground hook ups):

5/5: The sites were huge, level, freshly paved, and all the connections were in convenient locations. We had no problem at all maneuvering through the park or into our site.

Technology and Customer Service Rating (online resources, reservations, and staff):

4/5: You can reserve a campsite through the Texas State Parks website, but you cannot reserve a particular site. The ranger will assign you one when you get there. The ranger we dealt with was a bit harried, but she was friendly enough and got us set up pretty quickly.

Internet Availability Rating (Verizon coverage or campground wifi):

4/5: Verizon worked fine. There was no wifi, but that is to be expected at a state park.


We adored everything about this park. It was so spacious, beautiful, and quiet, we could have stayed here for weeks. The park is located on a gorgeous lake and there are tons of picnic tables and lovely places to walk. Our fellow campers were quiet and everyone was just enjoying the beautiful scenery. It was really an ideal campground. Throw in the fact that full hook-ups came at the bargain basement price of $16 per night, and we could not have been happier.

**Note: as with other Texas State Parks, if you are staying in the system for more than 7 nights in a calendar year, it pays to get the annual park pass. This will save you from having to pay the daily admission fees that folks find so irritating.

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