Creek Harbor Fish Camp Review & Rating
Creek Harbor Fish Camp Overview:
Eagle Mountain Lake is one of Texas Outside's favorite lakes and there are only a couple places to camp on the lake. One of them is Creek Harbor Fish Camp on the north east side of the lake. Creek Harbor Fish Camp is located in a small cove and offers day use for fishing/picnicking/boating, tent camping, RV sites, and fishing cabins. The campsites are located on the edge of the lake on a small peninsula with great views of the lake and limited shade trees. Half of the cabins are set back from the water and under some shade trees, the other half are a little closer to the end of the cove and the boat dock.
Creek Harbor Fish Camp is not a luxurious RV park, but is adequate for some camping on the lake or overnight stays in some rustic cabins.
Amenities and Fun Things To Do:
There are a limited number of sites for either RVs or tents. The sites are on a small peninsula and all have a water view. Some have 30 amp service and water hookups. Picnic tables and fire pits are scattered around the park. Shade trees are limited.
Creek Harbor Fish Camp has several one room very rustic cabins available for rent. The cabins have a table and chair and a variety of sleeping accommodations (ie, queen, two twins, twin and bunks) to sleep two to four people. This is not a Hilton or a lake resort, the cabins are rustic but clean and have AC/heating but no bathroom - there is a public bathroom and shower nearby. Outside the cabin is a small deck with one or two rocking chairs plus a picnic table and a small grill.
If you have a boat, there is a one lane boat ramp and a dock in a protected cove for overnight parking. The rock covered shoreline on the peninsula is not conducive for swimming or overnight boat parking.
Some of the other amenities at Creek Harbor Fish Camp include: volleyball court, horseshoes, swings, swing set for kids, fire-pits, and horseshoes. The only bathroom is clean and has a shower. A small store has ice and some fishing tackle. There is also a covered pavilion with a large grill for group events.
Creek Harbor has a family orientation and Steve, the onsite manager, is extremely friendly and dedicated to making sure you enjoy your stay.
A Typical Texas Outsider Day:
We love Eagle Mountain Lake and usually start the day by heading to the south end of the lake for some smooth water for boarding, cruising by the beautiful homes, or to anchor in the cove for swimming, eating, and games.
We also typically spend a fun evening at The Spot, Kelly's Cove, or Auggies with food, drinks, and music/karaoke. Each year in August, we come to Eagle Mountain Lake for the annual tie-up - wow, what a fun and wild event as over 100 boat tie-up together and party. To learn more about the tie-up check out this Thank God For Weekends Article.
Before we leave, we'll make every effort to play golf at the nearby The Golf Club at The Resort - a fantastic course and a Texas Outside favorite - read the review to learn more about this outstanding course.
Cool Nearby Activities:
Creek Harbor Fish Camp is somewhat isolated at the north end of the lake, so you primarily come here to camp and enjoy the lake. However, about a mile down the road is one of Texas Outside's favorite golf courses, The Golf Club at The Resort. You can learn more about The Resort plus easily locate other nearby courses and read our golf course reviews in the Golfing Section of Texas Outside. A little farther down the road is Eagle Mountain Park - a 400 acre preserve with hiking/walking trails.
We also enjoy the restaurants and bars on Eagle Mountain Lake - all of which you can easily boat or drive to. We really enjoy Kelly's Cove - fabulous deck overlooking the marina and lake, ok food, live music or karaoke, and a fun crowd. To learn more about what to see and do on Eagle Mountain lake, read our Eagle Mountain Lake Review. If you don't have a boat, then check the Eagle Mountain Lake Review or the Boat Rentals Page to see if there are any Eagle Mountain Boat Rentals - last we checked there were not any.
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Texas Outside uses a tough rating scale and it’s difficult for a campground to get a “10”. Each park is rated on:
- Scenic Beauty: a campground that is flat with no trees or character gets a “1” and hills, lots of trees, beautiful lake site, and lush ground cover gets a “10”
- Park Condition: the cleaner, well kept, and maintained campgrounds receive high scores
- Amenities: we are looking for lots of amenities like restrooms, dump stations, playgrounds, boat ramps, shelters, concession stand, rental toys, and more.
- Campsites: low scores are given for sites that are right next to each other (good for getting to know your neighbors, but not what we’re looking for when we’re camping); have no lantern holder, no water or electricity, no fire pit, no grill, or no picnic table (or it’s rotten wood); have no trees and no view; the ground cover is crushed rock (my bare feet hate that stuff!); and they require a lot of work to get your rig level.
- Things To Do: Bonus points are given for campgrounds that offer lots of fun things to do at the park or very nearby – this includes: biking, hiking, climbing, boating, entertainment, golf, swimming, fishing, volleyball, horseshoes, and more