Learn About Gone Fishing RV Resort
A Paradise for Active Lifestyles
Easily accessible from US Route 377, safe and secure Gone Fishing RV Resort offers a unique getaway for retirees, Snowbirds, and outdoors folks of every age. Located along the Texas-Oklahoma border, the Resort combines convenience with peace, privacy, and a peek into our region’s history.
You Got Here Because America Liked ‘Ike’
Born in nearby Denison, the 34th President of the United States, Dwight D ‘Ike’ Eisenhower, was the Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces in Europe during WW II. As President to a grateful nation, he expanded Social Security, signed the Civil Rights Act of 1957, and undertook the development and construction of the Interstate Highway System, including US 377. To discover more about American history and Denison’s greatest native son, visit Eisenhower State Park and the Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site. Both fascinating sites are in Denison.
Texas vs Oklahoma Bridge War
Here’s what happened… the Red River Bridge War between Texas and Oklahoma occurred in July of 1931 over the opening of a newly-completed free bridge, built jointly by both states, to link Denison, Texas with Durant, Oklahoma.
The proprietor of the existing toll bridge didn’t want to lose his income and sued the Texas Highway Commission to stop the opening of the bridge or to buy the existing bridge for $60000 (a lot of money in those days).
Texas Rangers and Oklahoma highway crews were dispatched to build barricades on their respective bridge ends to prevent people from crossing for free. The governor of Oklahoma then ordered his highway crews to tear up the approaches to the still-operating toll bridge, thus bringing traffic across the Red River to a screeching halt.
After many legal challenges, much waving of antique pistols in the ‘war zone’, and the general outcry of the public, the Bridge War was laid to rest on August 6, 1931 and the free bridge was available to all. Today, an even newer free bridge on US 69 links Denison to Durant. Cross the bridge and take a little side trip to the casinos in Oklahoma. The scenery is beautiful.
A Ghost Town Beneath Lake Texoma
Created in 1944 to control flooding on the Red River, Lake Texoma engulfed several low-lying small towns to do so. One of those towns was Hagerman.
The little town consisted of 250 residents, a cotton gin, school, church, post office, railroad depot, and several businesses by 1910. The town prospered and grew to contain three churches and a three-teacher school. However, in the 1920s, residents and businesses began to abandon the area when it became known that the creation of Lake Texoma would completely inundate the town. Today, all that is left of Hagerman is a marker in the Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, 6.3 miles SW of Pottsboro, N side of Wildlife Road, 0.3 mile NW of the refuge visitors center.
Make Your Own History at Gone Fishing Rv Resort
Everything you need for a peaceful getaway under the tall trees is just a quick car trip away, including a Texaco gas station, a Dollar General store, and the T & J Farm Stand at 21553 FM 901 in Gordonville. Pick up some fresh veggies to go with that fish you just caught.