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Attention: Due to low lake levels, all Corps of Engineer boat ramps are currently closed.


part ofProctor Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Open through Thu Mar 31 2016   Season Dates


Sowell Creek Campground sits along Proctor Lake in the Cross Timbers Region of Texas. The area appeals to sportsmen, birders, naturalists or those simply wanting to relax in the outdoors.

Natural Features:

Large grassy areas dotted with black willow trees and buttonbush characterize the campground. Shade is sparse, but lake views are plentiful.


Fishing is Proctor Lake's main draw; anglers enjoy the lake's tremendous populations of bass, shad and crappie. The lake is also recognized as one of the best hybrid striped bass lakes in the state.

Boating and swimming are popular activities on the water as well, and boat ramps and docks provide easy lake access for visitors.

The surrounding wildlife areas at Proctor Lake provide ample hunting opportunities for game like duck, dove, hog and other small game animals.

High Point Park, located just 2 miles from the campground, offers more than 10 miles of of hiking and equestrian trails.


This year-round campground offers 60 family sites and two group sites, all with electric hookups. Group Site #1 also has air conditioning.

Other amenities include flush toilets, showers, drinking water and a dump station, creating a comfortable camping environment for guests. The large open areas, playground, boat ramp and dock provide additional of recreation opportunities for families.

Nearby Attractions:

The nearby town of Comanche, Texas, offers historical attractions, antique stores. museums, events and more.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Beach Access
  • Birding
  • Boating
  • Dock
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Trails
Know Before You Go
  • Off-road vehicles are not permitted
  • Gray water must be held
  • $4 fee per extra vehicle
  • 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):
31.99, -98.46
31°59'24"N, 98°27'36"W

From Comanche, Texas, take Highway 67/377 east for 12 miles to the town of Proctor. Turn left on FM 1476 west and continue 2 miles to Recreation Road 6. Turn left and continue for 1/2 mile to the park entrance.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

2180 FM 2861
COMANCHE  TX  76442-9210

Phone Number:

Information:  (254)879-2322
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