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Camping Texas

Nothing thrills the heart of a true explorer like the stunning diversity of outdoor adventure that awaits in the state of Texas! From the beauty of the Gulf Coast to the High Plains, Texas offers terrain that varies between mountains, woodlands, rolling hills, semi-arid plains and high desert. With more than 78 state parks and numerous wildlife areas, historic sites and natural attractions, Texas truly has something for everyone.

Insiders know that camping in Texas is much more than just hanging out around the campfire. In a state that boasts everything is bigger, natural features as well as wildlife areas are vast and rich, begging the weary traveler to indulge in all the sights and experiences this type of diversity provides. The variety of parks, campgrounds and backcountry offers the full range of adventure for those looking to ‘rough it’ all the way to those who choose to enjoy nature with a few more comforts.

South Central Texas is a prime area of the state to explore. Known far and wide as the Hill Country, it is so named for its rolling hills and woodlands. Famous for its excellent wineries, historic small towns and natural beauty, the Hill Country also boasts a unique offering for campers known as Enchanted Rock State Park.

Enchanted Rock is a large pink granite dome that rises 425 feet above the surrounding terrain and is the largest granite monadock in the United States. Indians, Spaniards and early settlers all had stories of magical, spiritual or unexplained happenings around the rock which gave the feature its name. These days, one of the most intriguing sights is at night, after a rain. The wet dome seems to glitter in the moonlight and while regarded as a simple play of light on the granite, the effect adds to both the mystery and enchantment of the area.

Another intriguing site in the Hill Country is Jacob’s Well, a short 78 miles southeast from Enchanted Rock State Park. Fed by a natural artesian spring, Jacob’s Well consists of a large pool connected to a vast underground cavern system that sprawls more than 4300 feet. The spring is connected to the Trinity Aquifer and emits thousands of gallons of water each day where visitors can enjoy the cool 68 degree water. Jacob’s Well is a popular and welcome retreat from the famous Texas heat!

Texas is the second largest state and for some, camping in Texas can, and does, turn into a life-long pursuit. With so many hidden gems, and areas to explore, it could take decades to experience it all. The Dyrt has you covered though! For the secret hideaways and must-see adventures in Texas, check back often to see the latest insider tips and places to explore!

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very clean family campground

plenty to do with the kids . place is very clean . bathrooms are nice . staff is great

very nice camping spot

I would give it a five but the trails are all closed and some of the sites were flooded .

really secluded spots  easy to get into and camp is under the trees which is a nice touch .

Had site ? Saw handicap, No site

The first time in my life experienced a site being available, then the site was no longer available oddly after the front desk party so my handicap.

First time I ever experienced this it was very surreal.

Poor Customer Service

Mgt never engaged customers by simply asking, is everything ok. Need anything?

Staff takes on personality of leadership. Is timid. Great location.

But, definitely not a pleasant experience.

Be incredible place with positive basic customer service.

Tent camping

This is a gorgeous place to camp. We did tent camping this pass week. Our camp site was right by the water an absolutely gorgeous view to wake up to. I will definitely come back. The only draw back was the winds, they were so strong they shattered our tent poles. So i would recommend to definitely check the weather before selecting a date.

Best in Freeport

The park manager is top notch. Very helpful and friendly. The spaces are even and the angle gives you opportunity to adjust for a view. Definitely will be reserving a site on our next outing!

Amazing skyline

This is boondocking. The camp host is an amazing guy. Super friendy and very informative about the local area. The local general store has almost everything you need, including fresh water at 10¢ a gallon. The skyline is spectacular at any time of day but the night sky was breathtaking! 5⭐

Nice county campground!

Pros…FHU sites with concrete pads, prices are reasonable for the area, gated, fishing right at the park, fabulous & knowledge hosts, beautiful views, & good Verizon signal.

Cons…sites are VERY close, a large rv might have a challenge navigating interior roads & parking when the park is busy, and wifi is lousy

Clean family friendly

This place is very nice. Clean bathrooms, near river, has a play area for the kids. Deer come up and eat in the field in the evenings as well.

Best in San Angelo

Great covered picnic area. Plenty of options with the recreation center, pool, and playground. Lots of open space right on the lake.