Fernbrook RV Park Review & Rating

Texas Outside Rating: 8.5

Longview ยท 903 643-8888
Fernbrook RV Park Website
Locate This Park

Fernbrook RV Park Overview:


Fernbrook Park is a family owned and operated RV park that opened for camping in mid 2010.  As such it is modern and clean with good amenities, big rig friendly, and has long paved pull through sites.   The facilities and amenities sit on 10 of the 35 acres that are a part of Fernbrook RV Park.

The park is located just a few miles southwest of downtown Longview on a scenic country road with very easy access to Interstate 20 to take you to Tyler, Longview, Marshall, Shreveport, Kilgore, or other places to explore. The park has a peaceful and quiet country look and feel with white picket fences, tall Texas pines, and open pasture. 

The roads through the park are paved and wide and big rigs can easily maneuver into and out of some long pull through sites or into any of the back-in sites. 

The staff is friendly and courteous and very knowledgeable about the local area with ideas on what to see and do, where to eat, golf courses, and more. 

Img_3618 Img_3597 Img_3609

Amenities and Fun Things To Do:


Fernboook Park is home to 84 full hook-up sites, 36 of which are pull throughs located on two interior paved streets.  The pull throughs are around 80' look with a 35' concrete parking pad.  The rest of the sites are back-in (around 65' or so long) and line the perimeter of park with one row backing up against a tall pine forest and another with a 15 acre field as your backyard.  All of the sites are paved and have:

  • a picnic table
  • 30 and 50 amp hook up
  • sewer
  • cable connection
  • grassy area on both sides
  • new planted trees or landscaping
  • concrete parking pad
  • room for a towed or second vehicle

The sites are open with limited to no shade and they are all side by side.  The sites seem more spacious than most other RV parks and all the sites are surrounded by well maintained grassy areas.  Hook ups are conveniently located except for the cable hook-up which from an old man's perspective is too low and hard to plug into -  but that is the only thing we could find to complain about! 

Everything at Fernbrook is new and well maintained and manicured.  Over 200 trees and bushes have been planted and the Park has plans to add several additional improvements over the next couple of years.  The office is home to a modern Laundromat, a vending machine, small library, and fantastic private bathrooms.  The meticulously clean bathrooms are modern with tile, shower, sink, and toilets.  

Fernbrook RV Park has:

  • free cable and a very reliable high speed WiFi connection
  • a small but nice 3' to 4' deep pool plus a kiddie pool that is 1' deep
  • a pool house with restrooms and showers and a cover patio with comfortable outdoor furniture over looking the pool
  • a rally room that is perfect for meetings, group events, weddings and more
  • nature trails
  • 3 hole disc golf course
  • picnic tables under the pines over looking the field and disc golf course
  • propane and a dump station
  • small playground
  • fenced dog run

Over the next year, Fernbrook plans to host a number of special events and activities for their overnight guests. 

Img_3610 Fernbrookflagpool-jpeg_010 Img_3598

A Typical Texas Outsider Day:


Fernbrook RV Park is a fantastic place to stay if you want some peace and quiet for a relaxing getaway or want to explore the local area.  The freeway, Interstate 20, is less than 5 minutes away and takes you to several interesting cities and lots to see and do. 

We stayed are Fernbrook when we were playing the Azalea Golf Trail and the golf courses in Gladewater, Longview, and Waskom.  Read our reviews of the trail and each of the courses on Texas Golf Trail.  Since it was over 100 each day, after golf we didn't want to do much except cool off in the pool.  The pool helped and we did find time to try some good restaurants including the nearby T-Blanco's Mexican Cafe. 

A couple people recommended that we have to go to the East Texas Oil Museum in Kilgore.  So we stopped on our way home and enjoyed the museum a lot - interesting exhibits, well done, and informative.

Balloon_race1 Img_3654

Cool Nearby Activities:

Longview and the nearby area is home to some great golf courses if you like to golf.  Check out our Longview golf map to find some courses and read our reviews of courses we have played and rated. 

During our visit, we didn't have much time to do anything but play golf, cool off in the pool, and eat some food, so we can't make many recommendations on what else to see and do in Longview.  Check out our Longview Map to find some stuff to see and do or ask the friendly staff at Fernbrook RV Park for some recommendations. 
 

We never would have thought this would happen in Longview, but during our visit we must have been on a anti-American food kick because we enjoyed a good soup and vermicelli dish at  Vietnamese Pho, some outstanding Thai food at Lil Thai House, excellent pasta dishes at Carino's Italian restaurant, a great chili relleno at T-Blanco's Mexican Cafe, and a huge tasty burger at The Challenge at Gladewater golf course grill.  I'm still working out trying to lose the calories. 

The East Texas Oil Museum in Kilgore was highly recommended so we stopped by and enjoyed it for an hour or so.  If you like lakes, nearby Caddo Lake is unbelievable and Lake of the Pines is a great lake with fishing guides, boat rentals, and more.  

Tyler, Marshall, and Jefferson are all fun cities to explore.  The Zoo in Tyler is outstanding.  

If you're considering heading to the Longview area, you might consider planning your trip around the Longview Balloon Race which is the second largest balloon festival in the United States.  Fernbrook RV Park is very close to where the event takes place but make reservations at Fernbrook well in advance. 

Campground Information

Phone:
903 643-8888
Website:
Website Link
Locate This Park:
Area Map
Map:
Location Map
Reservations:
Reservations Link
Texas Outside Favorite Sites: Most of the premium sites offer more space and grassy areas - our favorites are 46 or 36 and 39 which are closer to the pool

Campground Rating

Overall Rating:
8.5
Condition:
10.0
Scenic Beauty:
7.0
Campsites:
8.0
Amenities:
9.0
Things To Do:
7.0

Additional Pictures of Fernbrook RV Park

Img_3613 Img_3600 _mg_9392
Img_3658 Fernbrookflagpool-jpeg_009

Texas Outside Campground Rating System

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

About Texas Outside

Texas Outside has been alive & well since 1996 - that's ancient by today's internet standards! Texas Outside was originally developed by Lone Star Internet which is an Austin based web development company with an excellent reputation & client base. In March of 2006, we purchased Texas Outside & made a commitment to add new, exciting, & informative content on Texas outdoor activities & fun things to see & do.

Read More >>>

Contact Us

Please feel free to send us your suggestions.

Suggestions or Comments: