Thousand Trails on Lake Texoma, Texas

by Marcy Brinkley
The Thousand Trails preserve at Lake Texoma offers private access to the lake.

The Thousand Trails preserve at Lake Texoma offers private access to the lake.

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Thousand Trails, a private campground association, operates preserves throughout the United States and in British Columbia, Canada, according to the company's website ( The 300-acre reserve at Lake Texoma, Texas, the "Striped Bass Capital of the World," provides a clean, quiet environment for families and empty-nesters to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors. The company offers several levels of membership, as well as some public-access sites, although availability might vary according to the season.


The Thousand Trails resort at Lake Texoma caters to RV campers with 199 full-hookup sites and 48 water-and-power sites, all with picnic tables and barbecue pits, according to the association's website. The reserve also offers sites for tent camping, as well as 24 cabins. The cabins have a kitchen, living and dining area, one bedroom, one bath and extra sleeping accommodations in a loft or in the living area, as well as a deck for outdoor dining and relaxing.


As you might expect, the Lake Texoma preserve offers plenty of water sport opportunities -- swimming, fishing, boating and waterskiing -- from its private fishing dock, boat ramp and lake-front beaches. If you prefer on-shore activities, the resort has two swimming pools and hot tubs; courts for basketball and volleyball; and trails for cycling, walking or hiking. Check out the activity centers -- one for families and the other for adults only -- when you're in the mood for games, cards, puzzles and organized activities such as ice-cream socials and crafts.


If your stay lasts longer than a day or two, take advantage of the convenient coin-operated laundry facilities at the resort and shop for necessities at the Trading Post, a small convenience store. Check the printed weekly schedule for special meals in the family center and themed weekend activities. Cellphone service accessibility varies from site to site, but the adult activity center offers Wi-Fi and pay-phone services. RV storage and long-term site leasing also are available if you would like to extend your visit or return periodically.


if you want to take a side trip while you're staying at the Lake Texoma preserve, you'll find the Hagerman Wildlife Refuge, the Frank Buck Zoo and the Red River Historical Museum in Sherman, Texas, within a 30-mile radius, according to the Thousand Trails website. Within 40 miles you'll find former President Dwight D. Eisenhower's birthplace in Denison, Texas, and the Denison Dam, and a 100-mile day trip to the south will take you to the city of Dallas, Texas.

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