A Jewel of a Park south of Dallas

We left home Thursday morning to pick up the Mountaineer at Holiday World and head south.  After loading all our “stuff” we hit I-45 south with no particular spot selected for the night. We made it into Ennis and decided to go out west of town to Bardwell Lake and find a spot for lunch.  As we drove west on Hwy 22 we saw several signs for parks. We took the road north to Waxahachie Creek Park.  What a wonderful COE park we discovered on the lake. This lake was built to provide flood control for Ellis County and was impounded in 1965.  The water surface level is maintained at elevation 421.0 as much of the time as possible.  We decided to just stop and “smell the roses” by spending the night here.  What can we say except quiet, clean, level, lots of room and with our card $9?!!  Only glitch was not sewer hookup but they did have a handy dump station near this loop of the camp. This is our spot looking toward the lake.  The girls had long walks with the Leader of the Pack, chased bunnies and looked for bobcats.  We had good local TV and could check the news after dinner. We definitely plan to return to this spot and the camp hosts said be sure to make reservations ahead as they fill up on weekends. We could see why with the covered picnic table at each site. Check out their parks at:  http://www.swf-wc.usace.army.mil/bardwell/Recreation/Camping/Devareas.asp

This is how great it was for our long rig. Friday morning we took our time leaving as it was too nice to rush away!  But more adventure awaits us all four.

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