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Selma Park Campground Review

When getting ready for summer fun, one of the most simplistic adventures you can go on is a trip to the lake. We loaded up the car on a random Tuesday with intention of hitting the lake and taking some time to sleep under the stars once again as we traveled to Amon G. Carter Lake in North Texas and found Selma Park.

Nestled just outside of Bowie, TX the camping area services both the night camper and also the day use explorer. Facilities offer a boat ramp, camping, swimming pier and beach area as well as fishing areas. Public toilets are located on property that include flush toilets and public showers and throughout the facility are awnings with picnic tables for those using camp facilities. Partial hook ups are available for rvs as well making the campground assessable to adventurers of all kinds.

When we arrived friends were already at the facility and had found a location perfect for our night of camping on a peninsula jutting out into the lake. The area was well maintained and with the exception of a few broken glasses that were present the area was clear. We just made sure to steer clear of these during our stay as the pieces were to small to be picked up.

The camp host drove to our site after we began assembling our tent, as we had missed his location on the way into the facility and made sure to collect our fees for the night. Only $5 for the night on a lake front property is more than reasonable.

Our location was a short drive from the public restrooms that are centralized on the property. Bathrooms were a bit dim but overall served the purpose. Gates to through traffic closed at 10 p.m. in the attempt to keep late night traffic away from the facility and provide additional safety, which was a nice touch for those camping.

There were both shaded sites as well as those more open to the elements. Ours being on the peninsula was more open, great for lakeside views but unfortunately a bit windy at night without additional cover. Still the sites were nice and pleasant and well patrolled.

We enjoyed swimming in the lake, grilling and even a campfire by night at this location, which was not busy on the quiet Tuesday evening.


I would give this site 4 of 5 Bunnies for its easy access, variety of campsites and overall conditions of the facilities. The only areas of improvement I could see would be additional maintenance to bathrooms including additional lighting for safety. Otherwise price point was great for a simple outing and will for sure be going back!

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