Lake Lewisville has enough camping options to go around, but if you’ve been camping or RVing for any amount of time you know that not all campsites – much less campgrounds – are created equal. As far as camping on the lake goes, Pilot Knoll Park in Highland Village is a smaller option, but you might be surprised by all it has to offer. I have camped here several times, and had a great time every trip.

For starters, over half of the campsites are waterfront. That is pretty impressive! The sites are also pretty well maintained, framed with railroad timbers and what appears to be paver base material, so it’s a very flat, even surface that drains really well without getting everything dirty. The driveway, picnic, tent and fireplace areas all appear to be level on most sites despite nearly every site being on a slope.

I would put all campsites into one of 3 categories here: boat-friendly waterfront, non-boat waterfront, and interior. If you want to beach your boat overnight, then book a spot in the teens or twenties on the western side of the peninsula – otherwise you’ll be fighting with rocks, logs and who knows what else.

All 50+ campsites have partial hookups with water and electric (mixed 30 and 50 amp service), and there is a dump station on the way out. There is a bath house with showers, which are neither bad nor great. The restroom is what you’d typically expect from a decent campground.

There is also a brand new looking playground that is right in the middle of the peninsula by the restrooms, and I will tell you from experience that it is 100% kid approved.

Shore fishing is decent, there is plenty of room to work with unless the lake is really high. I haven’t had a whole lot of success bass fishing from shore here, as the structure seems to slope gently rather than drop off – but it’s a great place to soak some bait.

The star of the show at this park is the day use area. This sits on the next peninsula over and is part of the same park area, and shares the same gate as the campground. There is a 2-lane boat ramp with courtesy dock and plenty of trailer parking. The park has a fish cleaning station as well, which is handy if you’ve been slaying some sand bass and crappie all day. There are also stand-up paddle board rentals on the summer weekends, and dozens of bookable covered picnic tables. There are even a few pavilions for large parties and gatherings.

The campground gives you a gate code for easy in-and-out access around the clock if needed, which is nice. That’s much better than nearby Hickory Creek Campground‘s tough-luck policy of locking the gate at 10pm.

We have enjoyed our stays at Pilot Knoll Park, and you can too! Check out our detailed scoring of this campground on our Pilot Knoll Park Review.

Simon Trask
Author: Simon Trask

Simon loves Texas and the Great Outdoors. From East Texas pines to West Texas mountains, he calls North Texas home but is always ready to float a river in Hill Country or go fishing on the Gulf Coast. Simon loves camping and road trips as well, whether it's cruising Highway 287, 82, 69 or 281, that's the true way to see what Texas is all about!

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