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part ofLake O' The Pines, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Open through Wed Sep 30 2015   Season Dates


Alley Creek Campground is situated along the banks of Lake O' the Pines in the piney woods of east Texas, close to the border with Louisiana.

Natural Features:

Lake O' the Pines includes about 18,700 acres of water and 9,000 acres of land, encompassing an area so large it spans five counties.

The lake was created by the construction of the Ferrell's Bridge Dam on the Big Cypress Bayou. The reservoir was originally created as part of an overall plan for flood control in the Red River Basin below Denison Dam in Oklahoma, and has now become a recreational oasis for outdoor enthusiasts.


Temperate climates make boating, fishing, hunting and wildlife viewing popular year-round.

Lake O' the Pines fishing includes largemouth, smallmouth and hybrid bass along with crappie, sunfish and catfish. In addition to boat fishing there are areas for bank fishing along the shore and below the dam along Big Cypress Bayou.

The surrounding 4,500 acres of federally owned property includes excellent hunting opportunities. In addition, the lake surface provides some of the best waterfowl hunting in East Texas.


Alley Creek features 67 spacious campsites, ranging from more primitive tent sites to full-hookup RV sites. There is also a large group campsite that can accommodate up to 50 guests.

A boat ramp and playground are provided, and most of the campsites offer sweeping views of the lake.

Nearby Attractions:

The nearby towns of Jefferson and Marshall offer historic and tourist attractions, and Texas Wildflower Trail routes are located along the roads surrounding the lake.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Hunting
Know Before You Go
  • No off-road vehicles permitted
  • Visitors of campers must leave by 10 p.m.
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
32.79944, -94.59194
32°47'58"N, 94°35'31"W

From Jefferson, TX, travel 4 miles northwest on Highway 49. Turn left onto FM 729 and continue for 12 miles to the park entrance on the left.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

RT. 1 BOX 2282
JEFFERSON  TX  75657-9780

Phone Number:

Information:  (903)755-2637
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