Review: Thousand Trails Lake Tawakoni


Kenneth Sitjar

5/10/20232 min read

We stayed in Thousand Trails Lake Tawakoni in Point, TX for the first two weeks of May. If you're looking for a cool camping spot, this is definitely one to check out! The weather was a bit bipolar, with cool nights and hot days that would make even the sun sweat. And the bugs - oh boy! They were out in full force at night, so make sure to pack some insect repellent.

Now, let's talk about the campsite. We were in the I-Loop which has plenty of trees for shade, but unfortunately, not at our site, site number 1. That was great for our Starlink internet, but not so great for our air conditioners, which worked hard to keep the camper cool. Even with Reflectix in the windows, we still struggled to keep the temperature manageable on the hotter days. The majority of campsites in this loop only offer 30 amp hookups, so if you need 50 amp, you may need to search for a suitable site. Fortunately, all sites in this loop are full-hookup.

Speaking of the Starlink, the satellite was pointing North by Northeast and the internet speeds varied throughout the day. Some days, it was faster than a cheetah on Red Bull, while other days it crawled at a snail's pace. However, it was enough for me to work my remote 9-5 job, which was a huge relief. We had our satellite on top of a flagpole, but using the standard mount on the ground would have worked just as well, given the site we selected.

Although each loop had a dumpster, we found that they were not always conveniently located within walking distance. However, all the loops were in close proximity to the lake, which made it easy to partake in water activities such as kayaking, canoeing, and fishing. Unfortunately, the pools were closed during our stay due to the final repairs and cleaning being undertaken. The Lodge organized scheduled activities such as arts and crafts for kids, bingo, and an ice cream social, which were enjoyable and a great way to keep busy. However, we avoided the bathhouse in our loop and relied on our camper for all of our hygiene needs. If you need to do laundry, there is only one facility situated near the Lodge, and you will need to drive to it. The playground was not anything out of the ordinary, but it kept the kids happy. They do sell firewood on-site, but know that there is a minimum purchase of $30, and it comes with about 30-35 pieces of wood that will be delivered to your campsite. Please note that cash on delivery is required, and orders must be placed before 6:00 pm.

If you're looking to escape the campgrounds, there's not much to do in the immediate vicinity. However, a short drive away, you'll find downtown Point and the town of Emory. Fun fact: Emory is also home to the closest Amazon pick-up location at E-Tex Wireless, LLC. The staff there were super friendly and helpful. Just let them know you're there for an Amazon package, tell them your name, and have them scan the barcode from the Amazon app. While Amazon says your name must match the package, the E-Tex staff just signed the barcode after retrieving the package. If you need a bigger city fix, head 30 minutes away to Greenville, where you'll find a Planet Fitness and grocery stores. And if you're feeling extra adventurous, Dallas is about an hour west of the campsite, where you'll find all the big city amenities and more.

Overall, we had a blast at Thousand Trails Lake Tawakoni and would highly recommend it to anyone traveling through the area. Just be prepared for some unpredictable weather and lots of flying critters at night!