Top Pet-Friendly Camping near Bardwell Lake

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Best Pet-Friendly Camping Sites Near Bardwell Lake, TX (82)

    Camper-submitted photo from Cedar Hill State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedar Hill State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedar Hill State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedar Hill State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedar Hill State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedar Hill State Park Campground

    1.

    Cedar Hill State Park Campground

    59 Reviews
    177 Photos
    75 Saves
    Cedar Hill, Texas

    Relax by the lake, tour an old Texas farm, or explore our rugged limestone hills and rare prairie pockets. Though we’re just a short drive from the DFW Metroplex, it feels like you’re a world away from the city.

    Visit Cedar Hill State Park for the day or weekend. Bring your family to hike, bike, picnic, camp, geocache and nature watch. The park sits on the shore of Joe Pool Lake, so you can also swim, fish, and boat or paddle.

    Camp at one of 350 developed campsites, all near restrooms with hot showers. All sites have water and electricity; 150 have sewer hookups, too. Several sites are ADA-accessible. Or hike to a primitive campsite, if trails are open.

    Primitive Campsites (Hike-in) People per Site: 4 Number of Sites: 30 Campfires are not permitted in the area. Trail continues about 2.25 miles. Chemical toilets Non-reservable

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $10 - $30 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Liberty Hill Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Liberty Hill Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Liberty Hill Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Liberty Hill Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Liberty Hill Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Liberty Hill Park Campground

    2.

    Liberty Hill Park Campground

    14 Reviews
    20 Photos
    18 Saves
    Bardwell, Texas

    Overview

    Liberty Hill Park is located on the southern shore of Navarro Mills Lake in central Texas. Visitors can enjoy a view of the lake from the facility and participate in popular outdoor actives like camping, boating, fishing and picnicking. The lake area provides the perfect setting to get away from it all, especially for city-dwellers from the nearby Dallas-Fort Worth metro area.

    Recreation

    Birdwatching is a favorite year-round pastime for lake guests. Many species of songbirds, hawks, great blue herons, ducks, geese, other shorebirds and even an occasional bald eagle visit the area. Fishing is also popular at Navarro Mills, and the lake holds the current state record for white crappie. Fishermen come from near and far to sample some of the best crappie fishing anywhere. 2 multi-lane boat ramps, a fishing pier, and marina are available within Liberty Hill Park. There are also healthy populations of channel and yellow catfish, and hefty hybrid stripers are often caught below the dam when water is being released. Swimming is available at the designated swim beach from April 1- September 30 for day users and year round for registered campers. No lifeguard on duty and swimming is at your own risk. Life Jackets are available to borrow from the gatehouse.

    Facilities

    Birdwatching is a favorite year-round pastime for lake guests. Many species of songbirds, hawks, great blue herons, ducks, geese, other shorebirds and even an occasional bald eagle visit the area. Fishing is also popular at Navarro Mills, and the lake holds the current state record for white crappie. Fishermen come from near and far to sample some of the best crappie fishing anywhere. 2 multi-lane boat ramps, a fishing pier, and marina are available within Liberty Hill Park. There are also healthy populations of channel and yellow catfish, and hefty hybrid stripers are often caught below the dam when water is being released. Swimming is available at the designated swim beach from April 1- September 30 for day users and year round for registered campers. No lifeguard on duty and swimming is at your own risk. Life Jackets are available to borrow from the gatehouse.

    Natural Features

    Liberty Hill is also a favorite viewing area for wildflowers. The brilliant array of native flowers draws visitors from all over to the lake area during the spring. Bluebonnets, paintbrushes and a myriad of other native plants transform the often-bleak winter landscape into an incredible palette of colors. A wide variety of habitat provides a home and abundant food supply to diverse wildlife. Visitors might stumble across squirrels, rabbits, coyotes, foxes, bobcats, white-tailed deer, raccoon or armadillo.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $95 / night

  1. 3.

    The Range Vintage Trailer Resort

    7 Reviews
    45 Photos
    50 Saves
    Ennis, Texas

    An Airstream and vintage trailer resort on 30 acres in beautiful Bristol, Texas. Stay in one of our renovated vintage campers, or stay on an open site with your own Airstream or vintage trailer! All the amenities of a hotel, including a pool, free Wifi, bathhouse, a restaurant and bar, boutique store, walking trails, ponds for fishing, and more!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs

    $98 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from High View
    Camper-submitted photo from High View
    Camper-submitted photo from High View
    Camper-submitted photo from High View
    Camper-submitted photo from High View
    Camper-submitted photo from High View

    4.

    High View

    5 Reviews
    6 Photos
    39 Saves
    Bardwell, Texas

    Overview

    High View Park is on a long peninsula on the western shore of Bardwell Lake, less than an hour south of the Dallas-Fort Worth area in north-central Texas.

    Recreation

    Many local fishermen consider Bardwell Lake one of the best kept secrets in the state. Bass fishermen seldom leave empty-handed. Crappie fishing is moderate, and catfish are usually excellent.

    Facilities

    Many local fishermen consider Bardwell Lake one of the best kept secrets in the state. Bass fishermen seldom leave empty-handed. Crappie fishing is moderate, and catfish are usually excellent.

    Natural Features

    The park is grassy and partially forested with a mix of shade and sun. The lake's cool, blue water provides a refreshing break from the Texas heat, while bluebonnets and other wildflowers surround the lakeshore each spring.

    Nearby Attractions

    Numerous amenities, as well as cultural and historical attractions, lie in the nearby cities of Dallas and Fort Worth.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $50 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from COE Bardwell Lake Mott Park
    Camper-submitted photo from COE Bardwell Lake Mott Park
    Camper-submitted photo from COE Bardwell Lake Mott Park
    Camper-submitted photo from COE Bardwell Lake Mott Park
    Camper-submitted photo from COE Bardwell Lake Mott Park
    Camper-submitted photo from COE Bardwell Lake Mott Park

    5.

    COE Bardwell Lake Mott Park

    5 Reviews
    21 Photos
    11 Saves
    Bardwell, Texas

    Overview

    Mott Park is located on the western shore of Bardwell Lake, less than an hour south of the Dallas-Fort Worth area in north-central Texas. The lake has favorable fish and wildlife habitats, providing plenty of opportunities for fishing and hunting, and great locations for camping, boating and hiking. Deer, armadillo, rabbit, squirrel and a variety of bird species inhabit the area.

    Recreation

    Many local fishermen consider Bardwell Lake one of the best kept secrets in the state. Bass fishermen seldom leave empty-handed. Crappie fishing is moderate, and catfish are usually excellent. The lake has a marina with fishing piers, two of which are enclosed (a small fee is charged for the use of these facilities), and there are several designated hunting areas around the lake, including those for duck hunting.

    Facilities

    Many local fishermen consider Bardwell Lake one of the best kept secrets in the state. Bass fishermen seldom leave empty-handed. Crappie fishing is moderate, and catfish are usually excellent. The lake has a marina with fishing piers, two of which are enclosed (a small fee is charged for the use of these facilities), and there are several designated hunting areas around the lake, including those for duck hunting.

    Natural Features

    The park is grassy and partially forested with plenty of open space where children can play. The lake's blue water provides a refreshing break from the Texas heat, while bright bluebonnets and other wildflowers surround the lakeshore each spring.

    Nearby Attractions

    Numerous amenities, as well as cultural and historical attractions, lie in the nearby cities of Dallas and Fort Worth.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $5 - $80 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Purtis Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Purtis Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Purtis Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Purtis Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Purtis Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Purtis Creek State Park Campground

    6.

    Purtis Creek State Park Campground

    23 Reviews
    54 Photos
    95 Saves
    Eustace, Texas

    Welcome to Purtis Creek State Park Campground, nestled near Eustace, Texas. This spot is a gem for anyone looking to escape into nature without straying too far from civilization. The campground is open year-round, making it a great destination no matter the season.

    One of the standout features here is the lake, perfect for fishing, kayaking, or just soaking in the serene views. You can even rent kayaks if you didn't bring your own. The park also offers some fantastic hiking trails, with Bosque Trail being a favorite among visitors. If you're into primitive camping, you'll appreciate the secluded spots surrounded by bushes, offering a good deal of privacy.

    The campground is big-rig friendly and has electric and water hookups, making it convenient for RV campers. There are also sanitary dump stations and showers available. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. Just remember, no alcohol is allowed on the premises.

    For those who love a good campfire, you'll be pleased to know that fires are allowed, and you can purchase firewood on-site. The spacious sites are well-shaded by trees, perfect for setting up a hammock and relaxing. Picnic tables are available at each site, making it easy to enjoy meals outdoors.

    Families will find plenty to do here, with activities often organized by the park staff. The kids will love the playground and the open spaces to run around. The park is also known for its clean facilities and helpful staff, ensuring a pleasant stay for everyone.

    So pack your gear and head over to Purtis Creek State Park Campground for a memorable outdoor experience. Whether you're here for the fishing, hiking, or just to unwind, this place has something for everyone.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $5 - $20 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Loyd Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Loyd Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Loyd Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Loyd Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Loyd Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Loyd Park

    7.

    Loyd Park

    16 Reviews
    42 Photos
    141 Saves
    Grand Prairie, Texas

    Experience the adventures of a nature get-a-way without venturing far from the metroplex. On the west shore of Joe Pool Lake, Loyd Park covers about 791 acres of native Texas landscape. Loyd Park is in a peaceful tree-filled setting right on the lake but is centrally located - camping is conveniently close to major DFW attractions. Individual campsites are large (avg 1000 sq ft.), and each one has a picnic table and pavilion, grill, fire ring, and more Texas tranquility than you can handle!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $17 / night

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      8.

      Highview Park

      4 Reviews
      21 Saves
      Bardwell, Texas
      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • ADA Access
      Camper-submitted photo from American RV Park
      Camper-submitted photo from American RV Park
      Camper-submitted photo from American RV Park

      9.

      American RV Park

      5 Reviews
      3 Photos
      4 Saves
      Navarro Mills Lake, Texas
      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • ADA Access

      $45 - $250 / night

      Camper-submitted photo from Waxahachie Creek Park
      Camper-submitted photo from Waxahachie Creek Park
      Camper-submitted photo from Waxahachie Creek Park
      Camper-submitted photo from Waxahachie Creek Park
      Camper-submitted photo from Waxahachie Creek Park
      Camper-submitted photo from Waxahachie Creek Park

      10.

      Waxahachie Creek Park

      3 Reviews
      20 Photos
      9 Saves
      Bardwell, Texas

      Overview

      Waxahachie Creek Park is on the western shore of Bardwell Lake, less than an hour south of the Dallas-Fort Worth area in north-central Texas. City-dwellers frequent the park's campground and day-use area to enjoy outdoor activities without going far from home. The lake has favorable fish and wildlife habitats, providing plenty of opportunities for fishing and hunting, and great locations for camping, boating and hiking. Deer, armadillo, rabbit, squirrel and a variety of bird species inhabit the area.

      Recreation

      Many local fishermen consider Bardwell Lake one of the best kept secrets in the state. Bass fishermen seldom leave empty-handed. Crappie fishing is moderate, and catfish are usually excellent. The lake has a marina with fishing piers, two of which are enclosed (a small fee is charged for the use of these facilities), and there are several designated hunting areas around the lake, including those for duck hunting. The Bardwell Lake equestrian and multi-use trail begins at this facility. It provides over 13 miles of trails for horseback riding, biking or hiking. Visitors should be advised that the trail is located within a designated hunting area from September through March.

      Facilities

      Many local fishermen consider Bardwell Lake one of the best kept secrets in the state. Bass fishermen seldom leave empty-handed. Crappie fishing is moderate, and catfish are usually excellent. The lake has a marina with fishing piers, two of which are enclosed (a small fee is charged for the use of these facilities), and there are several designated hunting areas around the lake, including those for duck hunting. The Bardwell Lake equestrian and multi-use trail begins at this facility. It provides over 13 miles of trails for horseback riding, biking or hiking. Visitors should be advised that the trail is located within a designated hunting area from September through March.

      Natural Features

      The park is located on the upper reaches of the lake, near the mouth of a main tributary, Waxahachie Creek. The word "Waxahachie" is believed to be the Tonkawa Native American word for "Buffalo Creek." The lake's waters provide a refreshing break from the Texas heat and enormous blooms of bluebonnets and other wildflowers surround the lakeshore each spring.

      Nearby Attractions

      Numerous amenities, as well as cultural and historical attractions, lie in the nearby cities of Dallas and Fort Worth.

      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Electric Hookups
      • RVs
      • Tents
      • Equestrian

      $16 / night

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