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Places to Camp near Belton Lake

Are you in need of a campground near Belton Lake, TX? There's so much to see and do, from exhilarating hikes or bike rides to exploring the local dining and shopping. At The Dyrt, campers like you share their favorite spots, plus tips and photos. No matter where you're headed in Belton Lake, you'll find the best spot for you and your camping crew.

Best Camping Sites Near Belton Lake, TX (115)

    Camper-submitted photo from Mother Neff State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Mother Neff State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Mother Neff State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Mother Neff State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Mother Neff State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Mother Neff State Park Campground

    1.

    Mother Neff State Park Campground

    20 Reviews
    73 Photos
    96 Saves
    Moody, Texas
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $25 - $29 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Dana Peak
    Camper-submitted photo from Dana Peak
    Camper-submitted photo from Dana Peak
    Camper-submitted photo from Dana Peak

    2.

    Dana Peak

    13 Reviews
    4 Photos
    23 Saves
    Harker Heights, Texas

    Overview

    Dana Peak Campground is located on a peninsula on the shoreline of Stillhouse Hollow Lake in central Texas. The lake offers a wide variety of recreation opportunities, including water sports, hiking, biking, horseback riding, picnicking, large group pavilions, hunting, fishing and more. The facility is one of only two reservable campgrounds on the lake and often fills up on weekends during summer. Stillhouse Hollow Lake was created by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with the construction of Stillhouse Hollow Dam in 1968. The 6,430-acre lake is located 16 miles upstream of the confluence of the Lampasas and Leon Rivers, which flow into the Little River.

    Recreation

    With 58 miles of shoreline, Stillhouse Hollow Lake is an often uncrowded haven for boaters and fishermen. The campground has a four-lane boat ramp, and visitors who do not have motor boats, canoes or kayaks can rent them nearby. Families can enjoy soaking up the sun, swimming at the beach or exploring the Dana Peak Trails (located just outside the main entrance to the park) by foot, bike or horseback. Birding is a favorite pastime for many visitors with hawks, Great Blue herons, ducks, geese, many species of songbirds, bobwhite quail, Rio Grande turkey and even an occasional bald eagle, yielding year-round opportunities for bird sightings.

    Facilities

    The campground has more than 30 campsites, including RV and tent sites with electric hookups and eight primitive tent sites. The park offers restrooms with flush toilets and showers, a swimming beach, several picnic sites and a boat ramp. Primitive campsites include a picnic table and a campfire ring with a grill. A group shelter is available by reservation for up to 80 people at a time.

    Natural Features

    Aside from two campgrounds and a nearby day-use park, very little of the lakeshore is developed. The edges consist of rocky beaches and sandy bluffs. Much of the lake area is forested, though the campground is mostly grassy, flat and open with little to no shade. Most campsites are right along the water's edge; others are within a short walk. The lake has noticeably clear and deep water inhabited by largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and channel catfish. A man-made wetland was constructed on the south shore of the lake, providing an additional 10 acres of wildlife habitat in the area.

    contact_info

    This location is unstaffed. To speak with our main office for general information, please call: (254) 939-2461.

    Nearby Attractions

    Within a short drive, the Village of Salado offers golf, art galleries and shopping, among other pastimes. Chalk Ridge Falls Environmental Learning Center is below the Stillhouse Hollow Lake Dam. The center has about five miles of hiking trails, including a one-mile nature trail along the Lampasas River, a spring-fed creek, a waterfall, bridges and several wildlife viewing points. Stillhouse Hollow Lake is located near the Fort Hood Army Base, which has several points of interest for the military buff.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $120 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Cedar Ridge (TX)
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedar Ridge (TX)
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedar Ridge (TX)
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedar Ridge (TX)
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedar Ridge (TX)
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedar Ridge (TX)

    3.

    Cedar Ridge (TX)

    10 Reviews
    19 Photos
    63 Saves
    Temple, Texas

    Overview

    Cedar Ridge Park Campground is located at Belton Lake, which provides some of the best fishing, camping and boating in Central Texas. This year-round campground accommodates both tents and RVs and has several sites with screened shelters for those who do not have camping equipment. The facility provides many amenities, including hot showers and group picnic areas . A concession marina within the park offers fuel and basic convenience store items, as well as a seasonal restaurant.Belton Lake was created by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with the construction of Belton Dam in 1954. The 12,300-acre lake is located on the Leon River, just upstream of the confluence of the Leon River and the Little River.

    Recreation

    With 136 miles of shoreline, Belton Lake offers a wide variety of recreation activities, and there is no shortage of family activities at Cedar Ridge. The facility has two multi-lane boat ramps with courtesy loading docks, a large lighted fishing dock, a designated family swimming beach, a playground, basketball court and hiking trails. Hawks, Great blue herons, ducks, geese, many species of songbirds, bobwhite quail, Rio Grande turkey and even an occasional bald eagle visit the lake area, yielding year-round opportunities for birders.

    Facilities

    With 136 miles of shoreline, Belton Lake offers a wide variety of recreation activities, and there is no shortage of family activities at Cedar Ridge. The facility has two multi-lane boat ramps with courtesy loading docks, a large lighted fishing dock, a designated family swimming beach, a playground, basketball court and hiking trails. Hawks, Great blue herons, ducks, geese, many species of songbirds, bobwhite quail, Rio Grande turkey and even an occasional bald eagle visit the lake area, yielding year-round opportunities for birders.

    Natural Features

    The campground is partially forested with a mix of sun and shade. It lies on the shores of Belton Lake and Cedar Creek, with its scenic white limestone bluffs. Some of the campsites are directly on the shore, while others are a short walk away. The springtime brings an abundance of wildflowers that blanket areas of the park. Deer, turkey and other small game are commonly seen, and a man-made wetland on the opposite side of the lake provides an additional 25 acres of wildlife habitat in the area.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (254) 742-3050.

    Nearby Attractions

    Belton Lake is located adjacent to the Fort Hood Army Base, which has several points of interest for the military buff. The mural painted on the spillway wall of Belton Dam depicts the history of the Bell County area.

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

    $70 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Live Oak Ridge
    Camper-submitted photo from Live Oak Ridge
    Camper-submitted photo from Live Oak Ridge
    Camper-submitted photo from Live Oak Ridge
    Camper-submitted photo from Live Oak Ridge
    Camper-submitted photo from Live Oak Ridge

    4.

    Live Oak Ridge

    10 Reviews
    26 Photos
    67 Saves
    Belton, Texas

    Overview

    Live Oak Ridge Campground is located at Belton Lake, which provides some of the best fishing, camping and boating in Central Texas. This year-round campground accommodates both tents and RVs and has many amenities, such as a playground, showers, and a group meeting area.Belton Lake was created by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with the construction of Belton Dam in 1954. The 12,300-acre lake is located on the Leon River, just upstream of the confluence of the Leon River and the Little River.

    Recreation

    With 136 miles of shoreline, Belton Lake offers a wide variety of recreation activities, including camping, water recreation, picnicking and nature trails. The facility has a multi-lane boat ramp, and hiking trails are available adjacent to the park at Miller Springs Nature Area. Hawks, great blue herons, ducks, geese, many species of songbirds, bobwhite quail, Rio Grande turkey and even an occasional bald eagle visit the lake area, offering year-round opportunities for birders.

    Facilities

    With 136 miles of shoreline, Belton Lake offers a wide variety of recreation activities, including camping, water recreation, picnicking and nature trails. The facility has a multi-lane boat ramp, and hiking trails are available adjacent to the park at Miller Springs Nature Area. Hawks, great blue herons, ducks, geese, many species of songbirds, bobwhite quail, Rio Grande turkey and even an occasional bald eagle visit the lake area, offering year-round opportunities for birders.

    Natural Features

    Live Oak Ridge lives up to its name, with many large oak trees, a pleasant atmosphere and plenty of shade. The campsites are flat and grassy, and several overlook the lake (others are only a short walk away). Springtime brings an abundance of wildflowers that blanket areas of the park. There is a man-made wetland on the lake between White Flint and Winkler Parks, providing an additional 25 acres of wildlife habitat to the lake area.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (254) 742-3050.

    Nearby Attractions

    Belton Lake is located adjacent to the Fort Hood Army Base, which has several points of interest for the military buff. The mural painted on the spillway wall of Belton Dam depicts the history of the Bell County area.

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

    $30 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Military Park Fort Hood Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Military Park Fort Hood Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Military Park Fort Hood Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Military Park Fort Hood Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Military Park Fort Hood Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Military Park Fort Hood Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area

    5.

    Military Park Fort Hood Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area

    9 Reviews
    6 Photos
    24 Saves
    Belton Lake, Texas

    When you and your family members are exhausted with engaging activities during the day, spending a night at recreational vehicle (RV) camping sites are excellent choices. Tent and RV camp locations are available for rent and cottages sprinkled.

    The cottages offer the options of one and two bedrooms depending on the fixed prices. It is between $15 and $18 per night. For the tent rent, the prices lie between $6 and $10.

    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)

    $6 - $18 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Jim Hogg - Lake Georgetown
    Camper-submitted photo from Jim Hogg - Lake Georgetown
    Camper-submitted photo from Jim Hogg - Lake Georgetown
    Camper-submitted photo from Jim Hogg - Lake Georgetown
    Camper-submitted photo from Jim Hogg - Lake Georgetown
    Camper-submitted photo from Jim Hogg - Lake Georgetown

    6.

    Jim Hogg - Lake Georgetown

    25 Reviews
    25 Photos
    153 Saves
    Georgetown, Texas

    Overview

    Jim Hogg Park sits on the north side of Georgetown Lake in the Hill Country of Texas, about 25 miles north of Austin.

    Recreation

    Boating is the most popular way to enjoy the lake, and a boat ramp is provided for guests. Fishing is excellent in the area, and the lake contains Black bass, White bass, Hybrid stripers, White crappie, Channel catfish and Flathead catfish, but its most known for its abundance of Smallmouth bass. The San Gabriel River Trail is a 26 mile rugged trail winding through dense juniper forest, hardwood bottomlands and prairie grasslands. The trail wraps completely around Georgetown Lake via the dam and is open to both hiking and biking. Hunting is available for for small game like dove, waterfowl, rabbit and squirrel, as well as white tail deer. Hunting is by permit only.

    Facilities

    Boating is the most popular way to enjoy the lake, and a boat ramp is provided for guests. Fishing is excellent in the area, and the lake contains Black bass, White bass, Hybrid stripers, White crappie, Channel catfish and Flathead catfish, but its most known for its abundance of Smallmouth bass. The San Gabriel River Trail is a 26 mile rugged trail winding through dense juniper forest, hardwood bottomlands and prairie grasslands. The trail wraps completely around Georgetown Lake via the dam and is open to both hiking and biking. Hunting is available for for small game like dove, waterfowl, rabbit and squirrel, as well as white tail deer. Hunting is by permit only.

    Natural Features

    Lake Georgetown is a reservoir on the north fork of the San Gabriel River in central Texas. The dam was completed in 1979 to provide flood control and water supply for the nearby community of Georgetown, and now provides countless recreation opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts.

    Nearby Attractions

    The nearby town of Georgetown offers gas, groceries and more. The historic downtown square district has shops and restaurants, and concerts and events are held on a regular basis. Additionally, Austin is located just 25 miles from the lake, offering countless tourist attractions.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Cancellations: Once a reservation date has begun, customers cannot change a reservation using the online system or through the Call Center. On-site personnel are not able to modify reservations. Individual Campsites: Cancellations up to 2 days before a reservation start date incur a $10.00 cancellation fee. A customer who cancels a reservation the day before or on the day of arrival will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's use fee (not to exceed the total paid for the original reservation). Cancellations for a one-night reservation will forfeit the entire amount paid and will not be subject to an additional service fee.__ Group Facility (including Cabins and Lookouts): Customers who cancel a group overnight facility reservation less than 14 days before the arrival date will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's use fee.__ Group Day Use Area: Customers who cancel a group day-use facility reservation less than 14 days before the arrival date will forfeit the total day-use fee.__ Refunds: Customers can request refunds online up to 7 days after the scheduled departure date. After 7 days, customers must request refunds through the call center. Cancellation fees are non-refundable.__

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

    $44 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Union Grove
    Camper-submitted photo from Union Grove
    Camper-submitted photo from Union Grove
    Camper-submitted photo from Union Grove
    Camper-submitted photo from Union Grove
    Camper-submitted photo from Union Grove

    7.

    Union Grove

    6 Reviews
    29 Photos
    93 Saves
    Harker Heights, Texas

    Overview

    Union Grove Park is located on the southwestern shore of Stillhouse Hollow Lake in central Texas. The lake offers a wide variety of recreation opportunities, including water sports, hiking, biking, horseback riding, picnicking, large group pavilions, hunting, fishing and simply enjoying the scenery. This facility has RV and tent camping sites with water and electric hookups available, as well as three screen shelters available for guests without camping equipment. The facility is one of only two reservable campgrounds on the lake. Stillhouse Hollow Lake was created by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with the construction of Stillhouse Hollow Dam in 1968. The 6,430-acre lake is located 16 miles upstream of the confluence of the Lampasas and Leon Rivers, which flow into the Little River.

    Recreation

    With 58 miles of shoreline, Stillhouse Hollow Lake is an often uncrowded haven for boaters and fishermen. The campground has a four-lane boat ramp, and visitors who do not have motor boats, canoes or kayaks can rent them nearby. Families can enjoy soaking up the sun and swimming at the beach within the facility, or hanging out at the playground. Birding is also a favorite pastime, with hawks, Great Blue herons, ducks, geese, many species of songbirds, bobwhite quail, Rio Grande turkey and even an occasional bald eagle, yielding year-round opportunities for bird sightings.

    Facilities

    With 58 miles of shoreline, Stillhouse Hollow Lake is an often uncrowded haven for boaters and fishermen. The campground has a four-lane boat ramp, and visitors who do not have motor boats, canoes or kayaks can rent them nearby. Families can enjoy soaking up the sun and swimming at the beach within the facility, or hanging out at the playground. Birding is also a favorite pastime, with hawks, Great Blue herons, ducks, geese, many species of songbirds, bobwhite quail, Rio Grande turkey and even an occasional bald eagle, yielding year-round opportunities for bird sightings.

    Natural Features

    Aside from two campgrounds and a nearby day-use park, very little of the lakeshore is developed. The edges consist of rocky beaches and sandy bluffs. Although much of the lake area is forested, the campground has rolling hills that are mostly open with little to no shade. Most campsites have a view of the water, with some right along the shoreline and others within a short walking distance. The lake has noticeably clear and deep water that is inhabited by largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish and many birds. A man-made wetland was constructed on the south shore of the lake to provide an additional 10 acres of wildlife habitat in the lake area.

    contact_info

    This location is unstaffed. To speak with our main office for general information, please call: (254) 939-2461.

    Nearby Attractions

    Within a short drive, the Village of Salado offers golf, art galleries and shopping, among other pastimes. Chalk Ridge Falls Environmental Learning Center is below the Stillhouse Hollow Lake Dam. The center has about five miles of hiking trails, including a one-mile nature trail along the Lampasas River, a spring-fed creek, a waterfall, bridges and several wildlife viewing points. Stillhouse Hollow Lake is located near the Fort Hood Army Base, which has several points of interest for the military buff.

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

    $40 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Cedar Breaks Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedar Breaks Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedar Breaks Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedar Breaks Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedar Breaks Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cedar Breaks Park

    8.

    Cedar Breaks Park

    18 Reviews
    68 Photos
    89 Saves
    Georgetown, Texas

    Overview

    Cedar Breaks Park sits on the south side of Georgetown Lake in the Hill Country of Texas, about 25 miles north of Austin.

    Recreation

    Boating is the most popular way to enjoy the lake, and a boat ramp is provided for guests. Fishing is excellent in the area, and the lake contains Black bass, White bass, Hybrid stripers, White crappie, Channel catfish and Flathead catfish, but its most known for its abundance of Smallmouth bass. The San Gabriel River Trail is a 26 mile rugged trail winding through dense juniper forest, hardwood bottomlands and prairie grasslands. The trail extends completely around Georgetown Lake via the dam and is open to hiking and biking. Hunting is available for for small game like dove, waterfowl, rabbit and squirrel, as well as white tail deer.__ Hunting is by permit only.

    Facilities

    Boating is the most popular way to enjoy the lake, and a boat ramp is provided for guests. Fishing is excellent in the area, and the lake contains Black bass, White bass, Hybrid stripers, White crappie, Channel catfish and Flathead catfish, but its most known for its abundance of Smallmouth bass. The San Gabriel River Trail is a 26 mile rugged trail winding through dense juniper forest, hardwood bottomlands and prairie grasslands. The trail extends completely around Georgetown Lake via the dam and is open to hiking and biking. Hunting is available for for small game like dove, waterfowl, rabbit and squirrel, as well as white tail deer.__ Hunting is by permit only.

    Natural Features

    Lake Georgetown is a reservoir on the north fork of the San Gabriel River in central Texas. The dam was completed in 1979 to provide flood control and water supply for the nearby community of Georgetown, and now provides countless recreation opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. The park is aptly named for the abundance of cedar in the surrounding forest.

    Nearby Attractions

    The nearby town of Georgetown offers gas, groceries and more. The historic downtown square district has shops and restaurants, and concerts and events are held on a regular basis. Additionally, Austin is located just 25 miles from the lake, offering countless tourist attractions.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Once a reservation date has begun, customers cannot change a reservation using the online system or through the Call Center. On-site personnel are not able to modify reservations. Individual Campsites: Cancellations up to 2 days before a reservation start date incur a $10.00 cancellation fee. A customer who cancels a reservation the day before or on the day of arrival will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's use fee (not to exceed the total paid for the original reservation). Cancellations for a one-night reservation will forfeit the entire amount paid and will not be subject to an additional service fee.__

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

    $26 - $30 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Westcliff
    Camper-submitted photo from Westcliff

    9.

    Westcliff

    2 Reviews
    2 Photos
    31 Saves
    Belton, Texas

    Overview

    Westcliff Park is a day-use area and campground located on the southwestern shore of Belton Lake. The lake provides some of the best fishing and boating in Central Texas in addition to amenities such as a swimming beach, boat ramp, playground and picnic areas for RVs and tents, including four tent-only primitive sites. Belton Lake was created by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with the construction of Belton Dam in 1954. The 12,300-acre lake is located on the Leon River, just upstream of the confluence of the Leon River and the Little River. It is a long, narrow and winding lake with many curves and coves perfect for fishing.

    Recreation

    With 136 miles of shoreline, Belton Lake offers a wide variety of recreation activities. Westcliff Park has a nice two-lane boat ramp and swimming beach, and a playground for children. The lake is also a popular fishing spot for hybrid striped bass, largemouth bass, white bass, catfish and sunfish.

    Facilities

    The campground has 31 sites, most of which have electric hookups for RVs and tents; Four are primitive tent-only sites without hookups. All of the sites have a covered picnic table, grill and lantern pole. The facility also provides showers. The swim beach, restrooms, and boat ramp are available for both campers and day-users.

    Natural Features

    The campground is mostly open with a few trees providing shade at picnic areas and at some of the campsites. Westcliff is on a bluff overlooking the lake; while many of the campsites are directly on the shoreline, all campsites have a view of the lake. The lake area is habitat for deer, wild turkey and water birds such as Great Blue herons, ducks, geese, many species of songbirds and even an occasional bald eagle. A man-made wetland on the opposite side of the lake was constructed to provide an additional 25 acres of wildlife habitat in the lake area.

    Nearby Attractions

    Belton Lake is located adjacent to the Fort Hood Army Base, which has several points of interest for the military buff. The mural painted on the spillway wall of Belton Dam depicts the history of the Bell County area.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (254) 742-3050.

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

    $30 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Midway
    Camper-submitted photo from Midway
    Camper-submitted photo from Midway
    Camper-submitted photo from Midway
    Camper-submitted photo from Midway
    Camper-submitted photo from Midway

    10.

    Midway

    12 Reviews
    29 Photos
    84 Saves
    Woodway, Texas

    Overview

    Midway Park is ideal for families and friends to enjoy sightseeing and water activities, all while staying within the Waco city limits.

    Recreation

    The main lake shoreline has a large amount of submerged timber, which typically holds fish year-round. Anglers will find plenty of catfish, crappie, large and smallmouth bass as well as sunfish. A boat ramp and dock help visitors enjoy the lake.

    Facilities

    The main lake shoreline has a large amount of submerged timber, which typically holds fish year-round. Anglers will find plenty of catfish, crappie, large and smallmouth bass as well as sunfish. A boat ramp and dock help visitors enjoy the lake.

    Natural Features

    Midway Park is located on the southeast shore of Waco Lake. The lake boasts 79,000 acre feet of water, providing irrigation and drinking water to residents of the Waco area.

    contact_info

    For local information, please call (254) 756-5359 or call (877) 444-6777 for general information.

    Nearby Attractions

    Midway Park is located within the City of Waco and is 10 miles from Magnolia Market. About 15 min from Midway Park, Waco Lake Wetlands offers educational tours that take visitors through a six-acre nursery of aquatic plants and more than 130 species of birds. Cameron Park Zoo is also located nearby.

    Charges & Cancellations

    A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy.

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

    $26 / night

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