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Off Season Camping Information: October 1, 2014 through March 31, 2015. Park will be closed. The nearest Corps of Engineers campground open for off-season camping and boat launching is Burns Run East.

PRESTON BEND, TX

part ofLake Texoma, US Army Corps of Engineers
Photo: PRESTON BEND
Status: Closed through Tue Mar 31 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Preston Bend Campground is located on Lake Texoma, in the Cross Timbers region of Texas. The lake is said to be the "Playground of the Southwest," where outdoor activities like fishing, boating, hiking and hunting abound.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated on the Texas side of Lake Texoma. Post and blackjack oaks forest the rolling hills of the region. Deer, turkeys, bobcats, hawks, waterfowl and songbirds are abundant around the lake.

Recreation:

Lake Texoma is a large reservoir with an excellent fishery and many access points. Boating, swimming, water skiing, hunting, birding and relaxing on the sandy beaches are the typical pursuits of most visitors.

The lake is known as the "Striper Capital of the World," one of the few reservoirs in the nation where striped bass reproduce naturally. Other popular species include largemouth and smallmouth bass, white bass, hybrid striped bass, white crappie, black crappie, channel catfish and blue catfish.

Also available is the scenic Cross Timbers hiking trail, a very popular trail that winds for 14 miles above the lake on rocky ledges and through blackjack woodland. Forty miles of equestrian trails surround the lake as well.

Facilities:

This small but popular campground offers 26 campsites with electrical and water hookups, and 12 basic sites without hookups.

Other amenities include flush and vault toilets, showers and drinking water. A dump station, boat ramp and dock are located on-site. Many resorts and marinas are nearby on the Preston Peninsula.

Nearby Attractions:

The lake features two wildlife refuges, two state parks and 23 commercial concession areas dedicated to the enjoyment of over six million visitors annually.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Boat Ramp
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Entrance Station
  • Flush Toilets
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • Vault Toilets
Know Before You Go
  • Entrance gates are open from 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • During winter months, one frost-free hydrant is available within the campground to fill water tanks; individual water hookups are shut off annually after October
  • For more information on Lake Texoma, click here
  • 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):
33.87833, -96.64722
33°52'42"N, 96°38'50"W

From Pottsboro, TX, travel 9 miles north on Hwy 289. Exit right at the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

PRESTON BEND
129 Preston Bend Park Road
Pottsboro  TX  75076

Phone Number:

Information:  (903)786-8408
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