October 2015 - CAMPGROUND IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED
Popular lakeside recreational area. NOT located on Sheppard AFB.
Type of site
RV Sites (on lake edge)
$40 - $65
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Popular lakeside recreational area. NOT located on Sheppard AFB.
We drove out to see the famcamp only to find the gate locked. Glad we were not towing, as there was little room to turn around!No number on gate but called number on this website. Recording says they are closed due to the flooding earlier this year.
Was planning on doing some fishing in their "crappie house" only to find that the entire dock was closed. This was not noted on the website. Looks like the lake was so low that the walkway from the shore to the dock had buckled and broken. So no fishing, no boat rental. We did lots of walks with our dogs along the lakeshore. About a dozen deer came right into camp. It was a peaceful weekend but really wish that the dock was open. I only used the restroom at the campground 1 time on our way out. It was pretty dirty.
We have been coming here since 1995. It has been a multigenerational tradition for us that has instilled a sense a unity amount our children, sisters, parents, grandparents, second cousins --aunts, uncles, etc. From the time our children were babies until now-teens/twenty-something, we have trekked up here every single year. While the cabins are nowhere near posh--I am grateful that they are affordable and safe. Getting the kids unplugged for awhile and enjoying each others company--even if in front of a tiny tv..is nice. Yes, the facilities seriously need upgrades, but we enjoy it anyway. My father passed away this past March so this will be the first time we visit without him. So many fond memories, time passes so fast so enjoy what you have now and work to make a positive change. Looking forward to our visit next week!
Rented three cabins and they suck dirty, bugs, landscape trash all over the yards. the Marina the docks were dirty had not been clean for long time. They clean their fish and throw it in to the lake. Can not fish in the little marina because of all the dead fish. My self, I would grind them up and use it for fertilizer for the landscape. the place need a real good cleaning all over.
Alert! If you are staying at this campground to visit someone at Sheppard AFB be aware that Sheppard is 120 miles away! We came here expecting to spend some time with our grandson and no where did it mention that it was so far from the base. We will have to pack up and move to be closer to the base. It's a nice enough campground - scenery and surroundings are great, but office staff were no help at finding our site or amentities - had to keep asking questions - nothing volunteered. The price is really good if you're just looking for an RV campground.
This is camping at its finest! We have been to several campgrounds and the ability to set the camper up by the lake is priceless, no other campgrounds have allowed us so close to the water. We used to tent camp at the Annex with our little son. We loved it so much we have upgraded to a camper in our retirement years. The bathrooms/showers were clean, except for a few stray bugs that came in when the doors were left open. Also we only saw one mosquito the whole weekend. The staff were very friendly. When we had a problem at the camp site one of the staff members had her husband come to help us instead of us having to wait for the maintenance man. Since we were new RVers at the time their assistance and advice was much appreciated. One reason we will go back is because we know we will be well taken care of if we have any issuesproblems. The mini-store had all the items we needed in case we left something at home and the restaurant was an added convenience. The price speaks for itself when you consider the above mentioned factors. You won't find these benefits at state parks. Camping and fishing are the best inexpensive experiences you can share with children. The park was good for us when we were a young family and it is good for the two of us to relax in our autumn years.
Be ready for a stay at a out of date (1940's) (cabin) location serviced & cleaned by the service or retired personnel that have the mis fortune to stay there. (Self) linen service is available though ! They will experience over pricing during their entire stay with no food service during the week and with such a remote location no facility's are within 10 to 15 miles. (Food service only on weekends). There isn't enough room to park a fishing boat over night at the cabin, no electrical plug in's for the boat battery charger or any other item on the exterior of the (cabin). A personal request was made for a refund after entering the (cabin) rented & was told "if you enter its your for 24 hrs". No refund, NO self linen service was used nor any utilities. My mistake, I waited 2 hrs after I checked in at the office to voice my displeasure about the facility even though I didn't use any thing at the entire Annex except the washed out, out of repair single boat ramp. Our service personnel & retired/government personnel deserve much better than this quality of a facility for R&R. Why are all the FEMA trailers ?? just sitting there ? Could be better utilized ? You live and learn! Wish the base CO would stay there for a night or two ! stegor
Overall the campground is clean, except for the overgrown camping pads, most of the staff are friendly, except for one woman in the office. The liquor, and beer are overpriced. The manager is negligent of the handicapped veterans. There is not a handicap ramp going to the boat, and crapper house, or handicap bars in the bathrooms! Evidently he or she never served in our armed forces. Our Veterans hospital are full of men, and women who deserve respect, and a place they may go, that is accessible to them on every level.
D.H. left this review using the Directory software: - A very primitive RV facility (despite having full hookups) but a great location - if you're a fisherman or boater. Otherwise, not much to recommend it. Friendly Staff and small but well-stocked store. About 5 miles of pretty rough though paved country road to reach the site. If you're looking for a fishing camp, go for it...
We were staying about 12 miles away at a preserve and had an inclination to go check out the facility. WOW they are putting in new water pipes, and sewer service that will allow the installation of what looked like 20 mobile homes to be used as weekend cabins. The campground was pretty far away from the store and office. But it was so quiet and peaceful. We sat in the shade for about 20 minutes just watching the birds and deer (many deer). The lady at the office/store was very friendly and helpful. The store had beer/liquor/milk and some prepared meat products like hot dogs and the like. Prices were what you would expect at a convenience store, although they were still well below what we were paying at area stores and nearby marinas. We are planning a week visit real soon.
Despite the heat we enjoyed the large cabin and Lake while at the annex. The area is a bit secluded but there are towns you can resupply within 30 miles. We were pleased with the cabin and found it to be more than adequate for our needs. We had plenty of room and had no issues with kitchen appliances, everything worked. The boat dock was satisfactory however they were having some issues with the electrical hookups for boat charging. People I spoke with were right concerning the wildlife; deer walk right up to your cabin. There is a significant herd that has staked a claim on the annex including an eight point buck so have your cameras ready. We are planning to go back when the temperatures are more agreeable. We had recorded heat indexes of 121 degrees at times.
Just got back from spending a few days of Spring Break there. We had a great time! The cabins are more like mini mobile homes than cabins but they met our needs just fine. Comes with a little grill outside on the porch w/a picnic table and inside had all the amenities such as refrigerator/freezer, oven, & microwave. Bring all your food and cleaning supplies or you'll get nickel and dimed over at the convenient store. Kids loved the paddle boats, playgrounds, basketball courts, volleyball nets and they are putting in a new pool too!! My husband even caught about a dozen crappie!! Wonderful little place. Can't wait to go back!!!
We had some friends "introduce" us to this location. OMG!!! This is the most relaxing place on earth! Our kids enjoyed the fishing, while us mom's got to sit and soak up some rays. For people looking for "fancy" this isn't it. This is true, down home country. You have to appreciate how rustic it is and how the wildlife likes to come visit. They have all the amenities you could need, but you do have to provide your own food. We are already planning our next visit. This has now became our favorite place to get away. Hope you enjoy it too!
A beautiful area for fun and relaxation. Tennis court, basketball, boat docks with boat rental, bait, food, game room and small annex store. Fishing is great but be sure you have a Oklahoma permit since some of Lake Texoma waters is in Oklahoma area. Great striper fishing and cat fish. Cabins available with most everything you need just bring your food items. We have a family reunion and go here every summer. We have a great time and highly recommended. Staff are very helpful.
K. C. left this review using the Directory software: Great place to stay, fishing good, can rent boats and fishing gear, roads not bad, must drive slow and watch for tree limbs but not bad. Drive big rigs can make it easy. Every night a heard of dear came to the back of the camp, its just a great sight.
L. R. left this review using the Directory software: Nice campground, staff very friendly and helpful.
Well I only stayed one night, was going to stay longer but... I have a Big rig and I'll tell you I will not go back till they really do some work. As stated in other reviews watch out for the tree branches, I ended up with some minor surface damage that I had to work out at our next location.
Unfortunately I have to agree with the prior review. The annex is subpar for RVs when compared to other Military facilities and way overpriced for what you get. They are working on it though. The location is a beautiful setting and has fantastic potential if brought up to speed with other Military facilities. The larger rigs need to be careful going in and out of this campground. Lots of low hanging branches on the road approaching the campground, nasty speed bump strips in the campground and the road and culverts (in the RV section) need some serious work. As I mentioned this campground has great potential, we stayed (and choked when we paid) for two weeks but really enjoyed the quiet, walking paths and talking with the few neighbors that came by.
We were anxious to visit Sheppard's Annex on Lake T., after 35 yrs. SAFB was my 1st assignment & the "annex" was my 1st USAF recreation facility. We had such a great memory of it. But, it was not to be. The "annex" may be operational now after the catastrophic flooding of `07, but there's nothing there. We found it to be a faded picture of a once, booming recreation destination. There are hardly any services there that are touted in the brochure (which I picked up from Sheppard AFB MWR on 20 Mar `08) or on the website. The weekly rates (published in the 2 previous sources) DO NOT exist. It's $20(full hook-ups) a nite regardless. We've never paid $20 a nite at any DOD Famcamp. There are some that may ask $20 a night, but there is always a cheaper weekly/monthly rate. And those bases have dynamite facilities, services and are sparkling clean and are brand NEW. The "annex" bath-house was decrepit, dirty, and lacking daily cleaning. Ex- no handwashing soap, no TP (for 4 days). RV pads are overgrown grassy gravel; that has spread way too thin. (maybe the flooding?) We were told that there was only 1 full hook-up row, but I found that the (cheaper) W/E row had sewer also. No campground host. My neighbor was dumping his gray water out behind his site but w/out a "host" no one would ever have known. The nice ladies that work in the lodge/office don't really know anything about the RV park itself. The "lodge" closes at 5:00pm daily and besides the small store, the services that the base advertises in the lodge are non-existent. The Lake T. annex is way off the beaten path. Sheppard's got to decide if they really want to operate a RV (FamCamp). Note- my write up doesn't include the marina, boat launching, fishing part of the "annex". I'm not qualified to rate it. It appeared that the folks staying in the "annex" cabins that used the marina, thought it was pretty good.
The RV area is now fully operational. Even though the flood of 2007 was an inconvenience to many of the Sheppard Annex visitors, the Sheppard AFB Civil Engineer's and Services worked exceptionally hard bringing this camping area back up to pre-flood operations. Visit them...you will be happy you did.