Fish Hawk Point, Lake Hawkins
Fish Hawk Point on Lake Hawkins. Directions: West of Hawkins on US 80 turn right (North) on County Road 3440. Follow CR 3440 along the West side of the lake for several miles until you reach a public boat ramp next to a small Italian Restuarant.
To the right just before the restuarant turn into Fish Hawk Point. This park has no sign but does have two signs, one stating “tents only” and the other indicating a public restroom. The road follows the ridge of a penninsula. It is a little steep but many tent locations are available. The bathroom (men’s and women’s) have flush toilets nut no sinks. The men’s bathroom has a faucet on the supply to the toilet.
This is an unsupervised coounty park. The bathrooms were dated but clean because the county has someone come out once or twice a week to pick up trash and keep the bathrooms presentable. The lake has really clean water and a couple of areas to swim with sandy bottoms. The road ends in a circle and the park gets a lot of traffic all night long. Probably beer drinking and whoopie.
This would be a good stop if you were traveling between Dallas and Shreveport. It is not far off of US 80 (the old highway between Dallas and Shreveport before Interstate Highways) and can be reached in Terrel and Longview. If you are in a hurry don’t bother.