Monday – December 10, 2012
What a difference a few hours can make in Memphis, Tennessee in December. From a temperature in the low 70’s the day before, we awoke to a temperature in the low 30’s. It had rained all night, quite hard at times, but very soothing to hear the steady drumbeat of the rain on the roof of our trailer. At mid-morning the overcast sky cleared and for the first time in three days the sun appeared.
We departed Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park at 11:05 a.m. and enjoyed a pleasant drive under a sun filled sky on Interstate 30 to Texarkana, Texas. We arrived at Rocky Point Campground at 5:40 p.m. Fortunately, it was still light enough that we were able to locate a nice campsite and get the trailer set up before total darkness set in. Our campsite faces west overlooking Wright Patman Lake. We will be here for three nights and are looking forward to viewing some beautiful sunsets over the lake.
Rocky Point is one of four C.O.E. managed campgrounds on Wright Patman Lake. It is located off U.S. Highway 59 South, 12 miles south of Texarkana, Texas. There are 124 campsites designated for RV or tent camping. The majority of them are wooded campsites providing plenty of shade from the hot summer Texas sun. There are numerous lake-view campsites that provide breathtaking views of Wright Patman Lake. Typical campsites consist of paved surface parking pad, water and electric hookups, picnic table, barbecue grill, utility table and fire ring. All campsites have 30/20 amp electric service and 20 of these sites have 50-amp electric service. Fifteen campsites have individual sewer hookups. There are three restroom facilities with flush toilets, showers and one washer and dryer. The cost is $1.00 each for the washer and the dryer. Access into the campground is through a controlled gate attendant station.
The other three campgrounds are Clear Springs, Piney Point and Malden Lake. Piney Point closes for the season on November 1st. The other three campgrounds are open all year.
Camping fees for Rocky Point, Piney Point and Malden Lake are $18.00 per night for campsites with electric and water hookups and $22.00 per night for campsites with electric, water and sewer hookups. Clear Springs rates are $22.00 per night for campsites with electric and water hookups and $30.00 per night for campsites with electric, water and sewer hookups. Golden Age or Golden Access Passport holders receive a 50 percent discount.
Camping Fee: $9.00 per night with our Golden Age Passport.
Total miles traveled today: 310
Tomorrow a new adventure awaits us as we explore our new surroundings.