CampgroundTexas State Railroad

  Campground at Rusk

Nestled in the Piney Woods near Rusk, the campground offers the exclusive experience of staying onsite at a historic railroad. Campers have access to depot amenities which include lunch, gift shop and movie theater access on train departure days.

Campsites with water only; water and electricity; or full hook-ups with 30- and 50-amp service and sewer.

Campground Fees – Rusk Depot 
Site Name              Amount Available           Price 
Full Hookup                32 Sites                      $39.00 
Primitive Tent             16 Sites                      $25.00 
Group Camp                23 Sites                      $29.00 
Clubhouse                      1 Site                      $175.00 
Pavilion                           1 Site                        $90.00
Park Day Pass                                                  $5.00 Per Vehicle 

Clubhouse (open to campers, and available for separate rental) offers:

  • Full-service kitchen
  • Tables and chairs
  • Accommodates approximately 75 people

Pavilion with fireplace next to Cherokee Lake

Grounds are open to campers and train ticket holders at no charge. For all other use, there is $5 per vehicle, day-use fee which can be paid at the campground office.

  • Picnic tables, grills, fire rings, laundry facilities and wi-fi hotspot provided
  •  Separate restrooms and showers on site
  • Water playground
  • Quarter-mile nature trail
  • Campground office complete with sundries, firewood, and ice for purchase

15-Acre Cherokee Lake

Fishermen will find a variety of fish including; crappie, catfish, striped bass, sauger, walleye, smallmouth bass, saugeye, bream, bluegill and large mouth bass. Whether casting, spinning, or fly-fishing your chances of getting a bite are good.


Call 855-632-7729 to make a reservation or email

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Because of special, incidental or consequential situations that may be out of our control, Texas State Railroad reserves the right to adjust our operation between the date of your booking and the day of departure. These changes could include (but not be limited to): locomotive power for the day, passenger car assignments, layover and/or meal time during the four-hour ride and departure and/or arrival times. Thanking you in advance for your consideration.