Washed Out Road and a Closed Campground

We thought we were pretty smart. I-10 was closed at the Louisiana/Texas line because of flooding, but we weren’t going that way anyway since we were in Central Louisiana. We crossed into Texas on US Highway 190.

Feeling quite accomplished and proud of ourselves, we proceeded to what was to be our next campground, in Angelina National Forest in East Texas. Boykin Springs Campground is home to some great hiking trails and waterfalls, so we were pretty stoked to get there and explore. In what has become our tradition, we drove several miles down a small, winding road only to encounter a ROAD CLOSED sign.


Boykin Springs Campground was closed due to flooding, the sign said. We unloaded Missy Moo for a potty break and milled around for a few minutes. A man in a truck drove up to the gate from inside and asked if he could help us. He told us the road had washed out and the campground would be closed for several months. He suggested two other campgrounds a few miles down the highway, so Wayne loaded Missy back up and we headed to Caney Creek Campground. Turns out we drove 14 miles with my clothes bag on top of the car because Wayne forgot to put it back in after loading the dog in her crate. It stayed, somehow. Good bag.

Caney Creek Campground rates zero stars unless you bring a boat and go there to fish in Sam Rayburn Reservoir. The few campsites are right next to a very busy boat ramp where anglers arrive pre-dawn. Vault toilets rate zero stars, always.

We set up and cooked a nice pasta dinner.
Missy is always happy to help with the dishwashing.




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