Ratcliff Lake Recreation Area

 

Campground Type
Forest Service / BLM

Location:
On Ratcliff Lake.
Davy Crockett National Forest
Texas

Campground Details

Open: Open all year
Number of Sites: 28

About: Ratcliff Lake Recreation Area was built in 1936 by the Civilian Conservation Corps. It surrounds a picturesque 45-acre lake that was once a log pond and a source of water for the Central Coal and Coke Company sawmill which operated from 1902 to 1920. The area offers opportunities for camping, picnicking, swimming, fishing and hiking. The Four C National Recreation Trail is 20 miles and originates in the Ratcliff Recreation Area and goes to the Neches Bluff Overlook.

Fees: N/A (2011)

Closest Towns: Crockett (TX), Lufkin (TX)

Water: Yes

Restrooms: Vault Toilet

Directions:
From Lufkin:
Take Hwy. 103 west for 16 miles where it merges with Hwy. 7. Continue west for 12 miles and turn right at entrance to the recreation area.

From Crockett:
Take Hwy. 7 east for 15 miles and turn left on entrance road ($3 day-use fee per vehicle, per day at Ratcliff Lake).
 

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