Vacationing At Sam Rayburn Lake In Jasper, Texas

Sam Rayburn LakeWhile planning our vacation, we wanted to go someplace that would allow us to relax and enjoy some time off of work. We really didn’t want to deal with a lot of site seeing and wearing ourselves out all day so we chose to spend a few days at Lake Sam Rayburn in Jasper Texas.

Food and Lodging

We rented a condo on the lake that offered us a beautiful view of the lake and that was roomy enough for my family of 4. We were able to prepare our own meals and even wash our clothes when we needed to. We loved everything about this vacation and decided before it was over that it would be one that we would do again.

Jasper is a small town but that didn’t take away from the quality of the town. Everyone there was nice and friendly. We enjoy dinner out a few times. One night we ate at the Cedar Tree Restaurant that offered an all you can eat buffet that was filled with fried shrimp, fried catfish, crab legs and so much more. They even had several desserts on their buffet like cheesecake and cherry pie. Everything on the buffet was delicious. The staff was so helpful and cordial it made a great dining experience for us.

We also enjoy the breakfast buffet at a restaurant right down from our condo known as The Stump. They had the best French toast that I had ever eaten. The staff there was also friendly and sweet. They told us that they also offered an all you can eat lunch that had catfish on the buffet and we were looking forward to that also.

Sights and Activities

Our condo was just down the road from the Sam Rayburn Dam so we took a ride over the Dam and the view of the lake was so gorgeous. We found a park with picnic tables close to the Dam and the next day made a picnic lunch and went to the park to enjoy it. We also did a little fishing while we were at the park and my kids caught several fish that made this vacation even that much more exciting for them.

Jasper had several great places that provided me with a wonderful shopping experience. I was able to get some great buys that included some antique items that I have wanted for a while for my home. I was also able to pick up some great souvenirs to take back home to some of my friends and family.

Jasper provided us with a great fishing experience, a wonderful and relaxing swimming experience and we were able to see all of the beautiful wildlife that call Jasper their home such as deer, squirrel and even a coyote or two while we were there.

We were looking for a relaxing place to provide us with fun and adventure and Jasper was a great choice for us. We also wanted a place that wasn’t chaotic and congested with tourists and crowds and we were able to have that also. We will make Jasper Texas and Sam Rayburn Lake one of the places that we will visit more often in the future.

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This travel piece was written by Kevin Caldwell on behalf of his website He built the website to help people easily find affordable hotels near Bricktown in Oklahoma City.

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