Ray Roberts SP -- Isle du Bois Unit Review & Rating
Ray Roberts SP -- Isle du Bois Unit Overview:
Isle du Bois Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park is located on the south east side of Ray Roberts. The Park has a good mixture of waterfront and treed sites as well as equestrian and primitive sites. Most of the sites are well shaded, some are great waterfront sites, and some are doubles sites that are perfect for two RVs.
The park is somewhat dated but clean and well maintained. The staff is friendly and helpfull.
Amenities and Fun Things To Do:
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Isle du Bois Unit has 184 sites in 5 different areas - one for equestrian camping, two for primitive and tent camping, and the others for RVs. The RV sites in Deer Ridge and Quail Run are a mixture of pull thourghs and back in and all of them have a picnic table, lantern holder, fire pit, and water and electric. Most of the RV sites are fairly level, some are double sites that are perfect for two RVs, and some are right on the water. Some of the RV sites may be a little tight for big rigs and may also require leveling blocks.
The equestrian sites have a tether for the horses, a restroom, and water hookup. The primitive sites in the Hawthorn area have a restroom with shores and water only. Push carts are available for rent to haul all your gear into the primitive sites.
We really like the double sites and waterfront sites if you're lucky enough to get one. Some of the other reasons we like Isle du Bois is because of the biking trails and other amenities including:
- canoe and paddle boat rents on a small protected cove leading to the lake
- fishing pier and fish cleaning station
- several picnic areas, a picnic shelter, and a group picnic shelter
- fantastic sandy swimming beach
- amphitheater and interpretive center
Cool Nearby Activities:
If you don't have a boat and want to get out on the lake to cruise, fish, board, or just relax in a cove, then check out these Lake Ray Roberts Boat Rental Companies.
- Overall Rating:
- Scenic Beauty:
- Things To Do:
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