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CAMPGROUND NAME: Black Creek

VISIT DATE: 10/10/2009

UPDATE DATE: 1/27/2017

STATE: Texas

REGION: Southern

RANGER DISTRICT: Caddo-LBJ

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Decatur

RESERVATIONS: No

DIRECTIONS:
In Decatur, TX, at the intersection of US Rt. 380 and FM Rt. 730,
take ramp to stop sign.  Turn left at stop sign onto Rt. 730 and
go 3 miles to Black Creek Lake and County Rt. 2360 signs.  Turn
left at sign onto Rt. 2360 and go 3.4 miles to another Black
Creek Lake sign.  Turn left at sign onto County Rt. 2372 and go
0.3 miles to another Black Creek Lake sign.  Turn right at sign
and go 0.4 miles to yet another sign.  Turn left at sign onto
gravel road and go 0.4 miles into campground.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 1000 ft.

This pack-it-in, pack-it-out tent-only campground straddles Black
Creek which feeds Black Creek Lake.  Sites are tucked in among
shady oak and have a pleasant grass understory.  The lack of
middle story results in poor privacy between campsites. 
Campsites across the Creek, accessible only when lake is low, 
have tent pads but sites along the roadway and near the boat ramp 
have no tent pads.  Black Creek Lake is a popular day-use location.  
The Lake is reported to have good Carp fishing.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: No
Open All Year: Yes

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: $2 per day, per vehicle
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 11
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0
   
   Total Sites: 11

Tent Pads: Yes
Open Sites: Yes
Wooded Sites: Yes

No. Tables on Sites: 12
No. Grilles on Sites: 11
Equestrian Camping: No

FACILITIES
Vaults: Yes
Flush Toilets: No
Hot Showers: No
Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No

Public Phone: No
Playground: Yes
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0

WATER SPORTS
Lake: Yes
Swimming (provided): No
Sailing: No
Boat Ramp: Yes
Boat Carry Down Access: No
Power Boating: Yes
Boating (no power): Yes
Water Skiing: No
Rafting (whitewater): No
Kayaking (whitewater): No

Comments:
Black Creek Lake is 30 acres.

HIKING
Black Creek - Cottonwood Trail #901 (foot only) - 4 miles

FISHING   
Carp, Catfish, Crappie, Largemouth bass, panfish

CAMPGROUND NAME: Tadra Point VISIT DATE: 10/10/2009 UPDATE DATE: 1/27/2017 STATE: Texas REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Caddo-LBJ NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Decatur RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Decatur, TX, at the intersection of US Rt. 380 and FM Rt. 730, take ramp to stop sign. Turn left at stop sign onto Rt. 730 and go 9 miles to County Rt. 2461 sign. Turn left after sign onto Rt. 2461 and bear right immediately onto County Rt. 2560 for 2.4 miles to Tadra Point Trailhead sign. Turn left at sign onto Forest Rt. 900 (gravel) and go 1.8 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1000 ft. This pack-it-in, pack-it-out horse-friendly campground, has two loops and a short spur meandering through a grove of oak. Beyond the oak grove are grassy fields available for additional camping. Considered to be the best trail riding opportunity in the area, the campground fills up on weekends but adjacent meadows provide space for over-flow. The campsites tend to be free-flowing, and with no under or middle story, privacy between sites is poor. Some high-line posts are available for tethering horses. An open air pavilion and over 75 miles of trails, makes this a popular campground for groups of all sizes. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $4 per day, per vehicle Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 23 Total Sites: 23 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 0 No. Grilles on Sites: 0 Equestrian Camping: Yes RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 3 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: See RV comments Comments: The parking aprons are dirt and gravel, irregular in shape, and can accommodate most any size horse trailer. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 Comments: Stock water available at campground. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING LBJ Trail Sytem (foot, horse and mountain bike) - 75 miles (five different loops) FISHING - No




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