Friday, September 12, 2014

Campground Review: Cass County Park Atlanta, TX

Continuing the trip towards Houston I entered North Texas and stayed at Cass County Park near Atlanta, TX for a couple days.  My major attraction to the park was hookups so I could run the Tank's AC (September in Texas is still miserably hot and humid) and the very reasonable $16 per night camping fee.

Cass  County Park is on the southern shore of  big Wright Patman Lake
Wright Patman Lake is a reservoir the Army Corps of Engineers created by damming the Sulfur River.  Cass County Park is one of nine parks spread around the lake and it was about one third full during my stay.  Here's the data sheet on Cass County Park:


Hookups:                                 15, 20 and 50 amp.  Water and sewer.
Fire ring:                                 Yes
Water Access:                         Yes
Fresh Water:                            Yes
Trash Service:                          Yes
Toilets:                                    Yes                                                     
Showers:                                 Yes
Dump station:                          Yes
WiFi:                                       No
Level sites:                              Yes
Laundry:                                  No
Store:                                       No
Pool:                                        No
Shade:                                     Yes
Verizon reception:                   3G, 2 out of 5 bars     
Millenicom reception:             2 out of 4 bars
Cost:                                      $16 / night

The Tank's site under the shade trees.

There was a lot of fishing activity on the lake, both from boats and from the shore.

The boat ramp at Cass County Park.
 There is a sort-of swimming area at the park but the beachfront could use a little extra sand.

The beach at the park.
The park is both a camping and day use picnic destination so there are picnic areas set up around the grounds.

All the shade makes grass growth difficult in much of the park.
 I enjoyed my stay at Cass County Park but, in reality, the experience was really just "ok".  The overall impression the facilities and campsites themselves leave is one of needing some attention and updating. On the other hand I've stayed at campgrounds with no hookups that charge $15/night or more so really for $16 for full hookups the park still provides a good value and camping on a waterfront is always a plus.

Thanks for reading!