Johnson Creek Park is one of our favorite parks in Texas and tops on Lake O’ The Pines (along with Brushy Creek Park). Nestled on the east side of Lake O’ The Pines, this park is highlighted by gorgeous pine trees providing shade all over the park and two wonderful swim beaches. The day use area is also the best on the lake.
Cost: Day Use is $4
Campsites are $18 to $28
There are two swim beaches. One is located in the day use area and the other is in the camping area. Both are surrounded by trees and have plenty of covered picnic tables close to the beach area. The day use area is a slightly better beach, but both are very nice. And both provide a way of enjoying the water of Lake O’ The Pines.
There is a great fishing pier in the day use area. This pier extends well into the lake and has a hole in the middle if you just want to drop a line in. There were a number of people fishing here the time that we visited.
The restroom facilities are top notch for a campground. Much like Brushy Creek Park, these restrooms are “individual” with each room having a shower, sink, toilet, and a place to put your gear.
The kids playground is the best that we have seen at any campground in Texas. The playground is massive and has many slides and places to climb for kids to enjoy. The playground is near the lake so there are great views of the lake as well.
There is an amphitheater in the day use area. Also, a pavilion for a group outing is available as well.
As with all of our park pages, we will dedicate a separate page to detail the Johnson Creek campgrounds. There are 54 campsites at Johnson Creek Park. There are two separate sections for RV camping and one main area for tent camping. There are 33 RV sites on the campground and 21 tent camping sites. Most sites have great views of the lake. The tent camping sites are very close to the water and are nicely spaced apart.
Here is a map of Johnson Creek Park.
There are two boat ramps within Johnson Creek Park. The better of the two ramps is in the day use area. It has a very nice dock to pick up and drop off passengers. Both ramps are good though and very usable.
This is one of our favorite places to camp in all of Texas. If you are in east Texas near Lake O’ The Pines you should definitely stop by and check it out.
On the East end of Lake O’ The Pines, but on the north side bank.
Off of Texas 729