Ragtown: (409) 625-1940

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Ragtown Recreation Area sign

Ragtown is located on the Texas shore of Toledo Bend Reservoir and is maintained and operated by the Sabine River Authority of Texas. Completed in 1975, this area is nestled high on a bluff and offers spectacular views of the water. The boat ramp allows access to the lake most of the year.

Trailhead sign for Mother Nature’s Trail on the Sabine National Forest.

Visitors can hike along 1-mile long Mother Nature's Trail winding past magnificent oak and beech trees along the lakeshore.

Forest visitors can now camp up to 28 days at selected recreation areas in the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas.   Extended camping is offered at:

Ragtown Recreation Area - Sites: 3-24

For more information call 409-625-1940.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed due to tornado damage.
Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees CAMPING - $5.00 single campsite, $8.00 double campsite per night.

DAY-USE FEE - $2.00 per vehicle, per day.
Closest Towns: Center, Texas
Restroom: Flush toilets with showers
Operated By: Sabine River Authority

General Information


Follow Highway 87 east from Center for 11 miles; turn left (east) on FM 139 for 6 miles; bear right onto FM 3184 and follow 4 miles to entrance.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

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Water Activities

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Picnic tables Picnic table, fire ring, and lantern post at each site
Drinking water Drinking water is available within a short distance of each camping site
Toilets Flush toilets and showers are available within a short distance of each camping site
Boat ramp Concrete boat ramp
Tent camping Tent pads at each site
Camping trailer RVs to 24 feet: 14 single sites; 11 double sites; dump station in the area