After a wet and wonderful week on the Mississippi, on Wednesday we hitched up and headed home to Texas. Some 282 miles later, we pulled into Rocky Point COE Park a few miles south of Texarkana. It’s a beautiful park with tall trees and room for the dogs to stretch their legs.
The sites are large and well-spaced. They have asphalt parking pads and gravel yards with cement picnic tables. But our favorite feature is our view!
Every day has been special, happy hour in particular. In fact, this park might be a candidate for the title of “Sunset Capital of Texas.”
Early mornings have been beautiful, as well.
In addition to beautiful sunrises and sunsets, we have seen a lot of birds from our campsite. There are a few American white pelicans here, great egrets, seagulls, and many, many cormorants.
We watch long strings of them skimming over the water, then lighting to fish where they spy dinner.
Another much-appreciated amenity of this park is a walking trail. It’s quite overgrown in some areas and definitely needs some work.
However, using our boy-scout skills we picked out the yellow markers on the trees and managed to follow the trail all the way from our park to Piney Point COE Park. Piney Point is only a mile or so away as the crow flies, but my Fitbit logged over four miles there and back.
The vegetation along the trail was lush, and we enjoyed the trip.
We will head for Hamilton tomorrow, happy that we have had a low-key, relaxing week here in far Northeast Texas at the end of this year’s trip.