Turn east on FM 343 from Hwy 69 at flashing light. Go 1/2 mile to top of hill. KOA is on the left. GPS: N31.791495, W95.118546. Don't use GPS as the iron ore in East Texas will send you in different directions!
The campground itself is beautiful. The lady who manages it, Kimberly, was wonderful to deal with and very pleasant and friendly. The town however is dying, there was nothing at all to do there. It was a little too remote for us. They could also use better signge, we had a hard time finding the place.
Jan 12, 2015
The cabin was nice and clean however, since it did not have a TV and the internet was spotty at best, I do not know that we will stay there again.
Dec 23, 2014
It was great when Walter had it. Very sorry to see that crooks bought it & stole several of the cabins we stayed in plus ALL the tv's from the others & all the bycicles & playground equipment.. Very dissapointed & hope they are prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
Nov 30, 2014
I liked the camping cabins away from traffic noise and yet still convenient to restrooms and showers.
Nov 17, 2014
Awesome! We loved the cabin, super clean facilities, and the wooded trails. Plus - The Great Service!
Oct 27, 2014
Staff were friendly - showers and restrooms were very clean and nice. Very pretty camp ground. The only thing that could be improved is to have more items stocked in the store for campers convenience.
Oct 27, 2014
The new management doesn't seem very involved. the place seemed very desolate. the store was bare. It has a lot of potential to be a wonderful family friendly place. The public facilities were clean but our cabin was ok. The floors were not very clean and there was a mouse that ate through some of our food that was on the counter.
Oct 22, 2014
Kimberly was great!!
Aug 25, 2014
The best thing about the experience at this site was because of Kimberly the camp hostess. She went over and above for us. We had our family reunion at this location. Needs some updates but good stay. Thanks
Aug 20, 2014
It wasn't very clean. Ants took over the loft and we couldn't swim, because the pool was dirty.
Aug 18, 2014
Aug 08, 2014
We didn't want to leave. Staying in the cabin gave the experience an extra nice touch. The only negative is the loud A/C condenser (cabin 3). Made it hard to sleep.
Jul 04, 2014
Mrs. Kim is so sweet and knowledgable !!
Jun 23, 2014
We were checked in by a staff member named Kimberly, who treated us like family throughout our family reunion weekend. All facilities were clean and in good repair. We were extremely pleased with our first KOA experience.
Jun 23, 2014
Kimberly was an amazing Hostess. Always checking to see if we needed anything. Cabins were great, neat & clean. Grounds beautiful. Pool was great and the dining hall was just what we needed for our family reunion. Will definitely go back.
Jun 17, 2014
Did not have horseshoes or tvs as advertised. Manager closed pool early every night of our stay. Unsupervised children were at the pool. Was quoted the wrong price over the phone. Facility was nice and extremely clean.
Apr 22, 2014
Beautiful area! Very clean and friendly grounds and management. So sad the location is closing! Would definitely want to come back. Great cabin!
Apr 21, 2014
I am extremely disappointed to learn that this KOA closed as of 04/20/2014. It was our first visit but we wish it were not our last.
Mar 31, 2014
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Mar 13, 2014
Beautiful, well maintained campground. We stayed in one of the rustic cabins that are tucked down in the tall pine trees. Beautiful, quite section. Bathrooms and showers were clean, modern and updated. Only complaint is that the common area of the showers are shared with men and women. They have individual shower rooms but no area for women to dry their hair.
Mar 03, 2014
Jan 07, 2014
It was a smaller campground but very nice and well kept. The restrooms and showers were some of the cleanest we've seen. The owners are very nice and have some great ideas for future improvements.
Jan 07, 2014
Everyone was so nice & helpful. My dog loved the fenced in dog area and so did I!
Jan 04, 2014
Lovely! Thank you for the great service.
Dec 16, 2013
This was our third stay at your KOA and we love each time. We keep bringing different family members and they all love it too. You make a wonderful experience even more wonderful with your kindness and caring. Thank you
Dec 06, 2013
Our stay was very good. Comfortable and clean. Hosts were interested & friendly. T & J
Dec 01, 2013
Our family (11 of us) enjoyed our Thanksgiving holiday outing so much that we plan on being back next year!
Nov 27, 2013
Nov 13, 2013
Awesome place to stay long term or short term.
Nov 11, 2013
Oct 22, 2013
Great wooded cabins. Clean & unscented- yay! Nice folks! Entire complex was spotless! Not a pine needle out of place! Will be back!
Oct 20, 2013
The staff do everything possible to assist you and make you stay great!
Oct 17, 2013
I rented a small cabin out for one night. For the price it was fine. If you held a gun to my head and made me pick out something bad about the stay it'd be that I had to take the mattresses off the two bunk beds and put them UNDER that for the twin to get any degree of comfort, even that was poor. I didn't get more than 2 hrs sleep all night. PRO side: A very clean property, esp. the showers.
Oct 07, 2013
We have stayed at this KOA a handful of times and have a great time with each visit. I will say that during this stay I noticed that the playground needed a little attention: Some soap/water and some mulch. Also, the ant hills could use some attention. Great time though, we will be back!
Sep 25, 2013
My son asked to go to a KOA for his birthday and the RUSK KOA seemed just the answer. We enjoyed the pool, rented a few bikes, played on the play ground and enjoyed the quaintness of Rusk itself. The new owners are still getting a handle on the place, but everything is still top notch!
Sep 17, 2013
As always we had a wonderful weekend at koa rusk. this trip we brought our grandkids (5 & 10 yrs old) they loved it! Walter & Carol Preble were delightful as usual!
Sep 16, 2013
We really enjoyed the stay very much. Did not not expect much but were pleasantly surprised. Staff was very nice and helpful. Very relaxing. GREAT!!! We will be back!
Sep 05, 2013
It was perfect. The place was clean and stayed that way. Well managed!
Sep 03, 2013
We had a great stay and enjoyed being there. Walter, when we report something broken, then we do not attack you, we are just giving you a fact, not an attack. Please do not use it as moment to tell us it is broken because of what someone else did. Just say thank you, we will look into it.
Sep 03, 2013
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Aug 11, 2013
Excellent camping experience, very clean and well maintained. Saltwater pool was awesome. Staff was friendly and helpful!
Aug 07, 2013
We had two cabins and a total of 4 adults and 6 children ages from 3--10. We all had a great time, and KOA was clean and everyone was very nice. Have stayed here before and will be back. Thanks KOA Rusk
Jul 30, 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed staying here! We travel with our Rat Terrier & he was just as welcome as we were. We enjoyed the upgrade to a nicer cabin than what we tho't we were coming into. Everything was clean & ready for our visit. We came in late & the owner was very cordial & welcomed us, sharing ideas for activities & good food in the area. We will surely stay here again-Thanks for the hospitality!
Jul 29, 2013
Very clean!!!!!!! Awesome pool area quiet, we were there for Jacksonville High Reunion but stayed at the KOA We loved it. The people that worked here were very accommodating and super friendly!!! Thx!!!!