Lake Fork RV Park – Interview with Professional Bass Angler Matt Herren

Matt Herren stayed at Providence RV Park near Lake Fork, Texas, for the Bassmaster Texas Fest the first week of May.

How did you find Providence RV Park?

Some friends who live down the nearby road mentioned it; I saw the sign so I drove through the Park to check it out.

How do you like the Park?

I like the TREES, the space {openness}, it’s QUIET. I like that it’s gated.

We’re glad to have you! How long have you been fishing professionally?

19 years.

What caught your interest in fishing?

My family was involved in fishing.

What age were you when you started fishing?

Oh, I was a boy, going fishing with my grandfather.

Where are you from?

North of Birmingham, Alabama.

So, are you going to another tournament from here?

Yes. I’ll go home for a few days, then go to Oklahoma in time for the practice fishing for that tournament.

Matt, thank you so much for giving me your time. Good luck in the tournament! Love to see you again whenever you can come back!

You can keep tabs on Matt on Facebook: @MattHerrenFishing. He got some good AOY points and finished 20th in the tournament.


It’s OK to REST

Ya know, I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s ok to just REST!

Making a living, raising kids, our own and sometimes some others.

Saving money, investing, trying to get to the point of retirement.

It’s enough to wear a body out, or maybe drive a body crazy,

Or in some cases, put you in the ground!

I think the best advice before that happens is, REST!

And the best place I’ve found where there is peace and quiet and rest,

is Providence R V Park, if I do say so myself.

James Adams


Living Color

My wife decided to paint our living room at the park. “What color?” I asked.

That is a simple question, I thought, and I should have known better than to ask.

You see? When my wife says paint, re-paint, new color, etc. IT IS NOT JUST ABOUT THE COLOR, what shade of this color or that, how many drops of “burnt umber” it has, if it shines or doesn’t shine…… the color is about what kind of “life” will it give the room and pass on to those who enter, visit, and fellowship there.

One question,” HOW IN THE WORLD DO I FIND THAT COLOR?” Where can I buy it? How much does it cost?

I know that when I ask “What color?”, she might just say, “I don’t know, but I’ll know it when I see it.” And in fact, She will!

Wives, and probably most women, have that ability.

Most of the time they DO know it. The right color, the right piece of furniture, the real friend, real love when they see it, the best thing for them, their kids, their husband, their family, etc.

In other words, LIVING COLOR!

James Adams



Painting my Life

I was painting one day and trying to pick colors. And then I saw God’s painting. He’s quite a show-off and just look at what He showed me. This beautiful western sky over the trees. Note the deepening & richness of colors as twilight came.

I hope that is true for my life. In the twilight of my years, I hope He paints a deepening of faith, a stronger depth of values, even richer relationships, and spreads on more wisdom. I know He will if I just stay on His canvas.

Crappie Fishing at Lake Fork?

Are you serious? You mean at Lake Fork between Yantis, Alba, and Quitman Texas?

I’m serious!  I know when most people hear the name Lake Fork, the next phrase is, ”Yeah, Best Bass fishing in Texas, or anywhere depending on who you ask.

Here at Providence R V Park located at 1762 FM 288 in Quitman, Texas, we seem to attract a lot of fishermen, and women, who are very particular about what they fish for. One couple, who has a spot in our park year round and visits when they feel like it, decided to hire a guide and go fishing. And we have some incredible fishing guides in this neck of the woods. The wife came back with a black bass as long as her arm, and real heavy.

I got a call from a man in Delaware who wants to move to the Lake Fork area, to our R V park. I asked him, “ How did you decide to move from Delaware all the way to Lake Fork to live?’

His answer, “Fishing!” And his favorite kind of fishing, Crappie of course! Why, Lake Fork has Crappie tournaments, Bass tournaments, Catfish tournaments…

You get the picture.

So if you’re a real fisherman, or woman, and need a clean, quiet place to park your R V for the time when you’re not fishing, take a drive thru our park and see what you think.

You know, another thing we like, CRAPPIE FISHFRIES!

Best of fishing to all,



Celebration at Providence RV Park!

4th of July!                       

Did we get together?    YES

Did we have good food? YES! You know, the salad, the brisket, the potato salad, the desserts, and I mean we had desserts! The deviled eggs, the chocolate cake,

Did I mention the deviled eggs?…..You get the idea.

Here at Providence RV Park at Lake Fork Texas, we decided to have a 4th of July dinner. We invited all our community, and ALL who were at the park came.

Have I told you, we have the best bunch of folks you could have in an RV community!

We had our dinner, and then we talked, then we ate again, then we played games, then we laughed, and laughed, and had a great time. We really do have the greatest people here, and they all could relate a story about life.

Of course, we always honor our nation and all the people that keep it safe and functioning. We also honor our GOD who has intervened on so many occasions on the nation’s behalf to continue what He started.

If you make it here by the next 4th, then YOU can be a part of our Celebration at Providence RV Park.

Come and see!


July 4th Gathering

Residents and veterans gather for feasting and fun to celebrate our nation. So glad I live in America, the Land of the Free. So glad our founders persevered and crafted such an amazing Constitution. So glad so many have sacrificed to maintain it. Awesome Land of the Free. Makes me want to set off some firecrackers 🙂  Providence RV Park near Lake Fork, Quitman, Texas.

Our Big Night Out

OUR BIG NIGHT OUT!                        

Man! What a time we had last night! Well, it was a time anyway.

We met some friends at The Red Dome Restaurant in Quitman, Texas. We had dinner, great conversation, and then, and then we decided to throw caution to the wind and go and see a movie.

Oceans 8, at the Historic Select Theater. One screen, one snack bar, and one auditorium, and retro prices. Can you say, “Old Fashioned”? Yes, it’s the oldest continuously operating movie theater in t

The History Select Theater and now also Lake Country Playhouse in Mineola, Texas, is a historic movie theater and you could NOT beat the atmosphere. It doesn’t even matter what’s showing; it’s not about the movie anyway. I can’t remember having that much enjoyment going to the movies in a long, long time. It just seemed like there was not as much pressure as going to the movies “in town.” It seemed like it was OK for us to enjoy our time without having to report to our friends that we saw “The Latest”, or “The sexiest”, or the “Wildest”, or “Bloodiest”, or the whatever the movies are supposed to be.

We live a part of our life at Providence R V Park out by Lake Fork. Arguably, the best bass fishing lake in the state of Texas, or maybe the USA, or, depending on who you talk to, THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD!

This R V Park is a little different. It feels sort of like a pressure relief valve, and I don’t know any one who doesn’t need RELIEF from the daily pressure of life we all seem to live with. I have a permanent place here, my own personal relief valve, and I just don’t think I can give it up. My wife wants me to live a lot longer and I’ve gotten to the point where I don’t think that will happen without my relief valve.

And part of that relief is the people in our community. People who live here are probably the best neighbors we could have. They come from all walks of life, professions, backgrounds, but sooo friendly. Real salt of the earth types. And I would bet if you ask them, they could sense the relief as well.

I love it here.

Come and see!




Making the Switch?

I was just having a conversation with our newest guests at Providence R V Parks this morning. You would think when someone talks about living full time in an R V they are probably older or retired or just can’t take care of a house like they used to. Well, you’d be wrong!

These people are mid- thirties, young by my standards, “seizing the day” type folks! They know where they are going, and how to get there in style… AND LIVE! We couldn’t be happier to have them added to our community in the woods.

Are you ready to make the switch?

Providence RV Park

Secure, Serene, Secluded