After our daughters wedding in Austin and seeing some old friends and neighbors, we now have two months to make it to Yuma where we will spend the winter. Since we travel at a snails pace, we need lots of time.
Several years ago we met a friend at Lake Texoma, on the Texas and Oklahoma border, and had a great day with a guide fishing for striped bass. So fast forward to this year and we decided to take our chances and find a Corp of Engineer campground at one of their many sites.
Holy smokes — we found a great campsite right on the water (easy to pull the boat up close to camper) at a reduced off season rate. Many of the Corp parks on Lake Texoma completely close for the winter while others close off part of the campground, shut off the water and close the bath houses.
Based on a suggestion from the Corp office, we stopped at Burns Run East campground. There are about 24 sites open for the winter and 12 of them have a gentle slope to make it easy to pull your boat up to your campsite. The sites are first come-first served and only $12 a night for electric only with one frost free water pump and vault toilet. There are picnic tables and fish cleaning tables at each site.
The fall season in north Texas greeted us with warm autumn weather so we could get out every day and fish for largemouth and striped bass. It was so great that we kept extending our days until we stayed two weeks. We would have kept fishing but our freezer was full and we had eaten fish every day for a week. We were also able to bike around the park and over to another Corp park that was closed just to stretch our legs.
So now we will starting heading south and west.