Ratcliff Lake: (936) 655-2299

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Ratcliff Lake, Davy Crockett National Forest

Ratcliff Lake Recreation Area was built in 1936 by the Civilian Conservation Corps. It surrounds a picturesque 45-acre lake that was once a log pond and a source of water for the Central Coal and Coke Company sawmill which operated from 1902 to 1920. The area offers opportunities for camping, picnicking, swimming, fishing and hiking. The Four C National Recreation Trail is 20 miles and originates in the Ratcliff Recreation Area and goes to the Neches Bluff Overlook.

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At a Glance

Reservations: www.recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777
Rentals & Guides: Boat and canoe rental available seasonally.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees See Ratcliff Lake Fee Table
Closest Towns: Crockett, Texas; Lufkin, Texas; Ratcliff, Texas
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Flush toilet with showers

General Information

Directions:

From Lufkin: Take Hwy. 103 west for 16 miles where it merges with Hwy. 7. Continue west for 12 miles and turn right at entrance to the recreation area.

From Crockett: Take Hwy. 7 east for 15 miles and turn left on entrance road ($3 day-use fee per vehicle, per day at Ratcliff Lake).


Directions:

From Lufkin: Take Hwy. 103 west for 16 miles where it merges with Hwy. 7. Continue west for 12 miles and turn right at entrance to the recreation area.

From Crockett: Take Hwy. 7 east for 15 miles and turn left on entrance road ($3 day-use fee per vehicle, per day at Ratcliff Lake).


General Notes:

Ratcliff Lake Fees

Camping (includes 2 vehicles per site & up to 8 people)

   Full Hookups (electric, water, sewer) first come, first served - only available if no camp hosts are present:  $20 per day

   Full Hookups with Interagency Senior/Access or Golden Age/Access:  $15 per day

   Electrical Sites:  $20 per day

   Electrical Sites with Interagency Senior/Access or Golden Age/Access:  $10 per day

   Non-Electrical Sites:  $15 per day

   Non-Electrical with Interagency Senior/Access or Golden Age/Access:  $7.50 per day

   Additional vehicles over 2 at each site:  $3 per vehicle, per day

All camping sites are first come, first served.  In the near future, reservations for 13 of the 30 electrical and 12 of the 42 non-electrical sites can be made two days in advance at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.

 Picnicking, Boating, Fishing, Hiking, Swimming, and Dump Station:  $3 per vehicle, per day

Group Camping (church, scouts, organized groups, etc.):  $30 per day. First come, first served.

Group Shelters & Amphitheater – By reservation only -- fee required (no discounts) Reserve 2 days in advance at www.recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777.

   $3 per vehicle, per day


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General Info:

Directions:

From Lufkin: Take Hwy. 103 west for 16 miles where it merges with Hwy. 7. Continue west for 12 miles and turn right at entrance to the recreation area.

From Crockett: Take Hwy. 7 east for 15 miles and turn left on entrance road ($3 day-use fee per vehicle, per day at Ratcliff Lake).


Hookup - WaterAvailable at some sites
Reservation Info Electric and non-electric sites can be reserved 2 days in advance at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777. (All others are first come, first served) Fee required.
Pavement Type of Parking Asphalt
No. of Sites 28
No. of Accessible sites
Dump StationsYes
Hookups - Electric30 amp
Hookup - SewerNo

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Amenities

Camping trailer RV sites with hookups
Toilets Flush - 1 in Day Use and 5 in Camping areas; Camping also has hot showers.
Accessible 2 bathrooms with showers; ¾ mile trail located in Day Use area, “Trail Tamers Trail”
Picnic tables On all sites and day use area
Parking At sites, day use-Concession, 4C trailhead and overflow
Tent camping Tent pads provided
Drinking water Drinking water is provided by faucets centrally located in the campground and day use area
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Location

 
  Latitude : 
31.3835
  Longitude : 
-95.1533