Gladewater, Texas

Shallow Creek RV Park – Other reviewers at

November, 2014

The Lowe’s overall rating = 7 out of 10 stars


Noise level and overall “feel” of the park?
There was quite a bit of road noise during the day from highway
135, which ran right past the front of the park.  We were parked
toward the back of the park (site #38), so it wasn’t too bad.  I
would advise trying to avoid sites near the road and office
building, if possible.

Road and site access/type?
A steep hill led onto the property, and my hitch scraped a bit
when we arrived.  You may want to come in at an angle if you
can.  Interior roads and sites were concrete, in excellent

Spaciousness/levelness of sites?
Site spacing was typical for resorts like this – not spacious, but
large enough to have a decent sitting area outside.  Fairly level,
although I had to jack up the front of the RV a bit to get perfect.
They were plenty long, mostly pull-through, with lots of room for
an extra vehicle.

Utilities and WiFi/cell reception?
Full hookups with strong 50-amp electric and good water pressure.
Our Verizon signal was super-good, and they had excellent onsite
WiFi in case folks didn’t bring their own.

Picnic table and/or fire pit?
A nice table only, no fire pit.

Facilities – bathrooms/showers/laundry room?
There were 4 individual unisex bathrooms near the office, each
with sinks, toilets and showers with benches and towel racks.
They were clean and modern.  The nearby laundry room consisted
of 5 washers, 6 dryers and a folding table.

Pet and/or kid friendly?
This is more of a stopover and not a destination, although there
was a pool and hot tub available.  Not much else for the kids to do,
and no large areas for the pooches to run.

Bike/walking trails nearby?
Nope – this is your basic “RV resort” stopover, but since the interior
roads were concrete I suppose bikers and walkers could do “laps”
around the place – BORING!

Grocery stores and other services nearby?
There was a super Walmart and other services available about 7
miles away, in the town of Kilgore.

This is a fine place for a stopover, or as a “home base” if visiting
folks in the area.  It is not a destination, although the nearby city of
Longview has lots of restaurants and more things to do.  My rating
is based on the good utilities and a nice site for us to take a break
in for a couple of days.


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