Places to Camp near Marlin, TX

Marlin is an ideal place for camping adventures of all kinds. Discover secluded campsites where you can reconnect with nature. Or maybe you like to bring your family and friends along. Either way, there are Marlin campgrounds just for you. Ready to plan your adventure? Check out our campgrounds near Marlin and user-submitted reviews.

Best Camping Sites Near Marlin, TX (94)

    Camper-submitted photo from Airport Park - Waco Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Airport Park - Waco Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Airport Park - Waco Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Airport Park - Waco Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Airport Park - Waco Lake
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    1.

    Airport Park - Waco Lake

    16 Reviews
    47 Photos
    59 Saves
    Waco, Texas

    Overview

    The year-round campground at Airport Park is perfectly located between Waco Lake and the Waco Airport. Campers can look south and view the pristine waters of the lake, or look north and watch airplanes take off and land.

    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

    Airport Park is on the northern banks of Waco Lake, near the dam. The lake is primarily fed by the Bosque River, which runs for 115 miles through central Texas.

    contact_info

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

    Nearby Attractions

    Airport Park is located within the City of Waco and is 10 miles from Magnolia Market. About 15 min from Airport 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.

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

    $150 / night

    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

    2.

    Mother Neff State Park Campground

    20 Reviews
    73 Photos
    97 Saves
    Moody, Texas

    Mother Neff State Park Campground, nestled near Moody, TX, is a gem for anyone looking to escape into nature. This place has a rich history, being the first state park in Texas, and it shows in the blend of old and new structures. The park underwent a significant overhaul a few years back, so you'll find modern amenities alongside remnants of the old CCC constructions, like walls and BBQ pits.

    The campsites here are top-notch. They're spacious, level, and come with all the essentials: picnic tables, fire pits, and lantern poles. The crushed granite sites are meticulously maintained, with staff raking them out after each guest leaves. Bathrooms and shower facilities are clean and well-kept, making your stay comfortable.

    One of the standout features is the network of hiking trails. They're perfect for all fitness levels and offer a chance to see some cool historic sites, like an old CCC viewing tower and a cave. Plus, the trails are dog-friendly, so feel free to bring your furry friends along.

    If you're into wildlife, keep an eye out for deer and other critters. And for a bit of modern excitement, you might even hear the rumble from SpaceX's rocket testing site nearby. It's a unique touch that adds to the experience.

    Overall, Mother Neff State Park Campground is a peaceful, well-maintained spot that's perfect for a weekend getaway or a longer stay. Whether you're in a tent or an RV, you'll find everything you need for a relaxing time in nature.

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

    $25 - $29 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Midway
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    Camper-submitted photo from Midway
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    3.

    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.

    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.

    contact_info

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

    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

    Camper-submitted photo from Fort Parker State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Fort Parker State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Fort Parker State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Fort Parker State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Fort Parker State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Fort Parker State Park Campground

    4.

    Fort Parker State Park Campground

    14 Reviews
    54 Photos
    60 Saves
    Mexia, Texas

    On the banks of the Navasota, the past and the present collide. Two ecosystems meet here, too, and you can explore it all on foot, bike or kayak. Fort Parker State Park is just 90 miles south of the DFW Metroplex.

    Stay overnight at a campsite, screened shelter or cabin. Cabins don’t have beds or bathrooms but do have air-conditioning. Sites are scattered around the lake’s edge, and most are near a restroom with showers.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Flat Creek RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Flat Creek RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Flat Creek RV Resort
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    5.

    Flat Creek RV Resort

    7 Reviews
    16 Photos
    33 Saves
    Woodway, Texas
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from Tradinghouse Lake Park Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Tradinghouse Lake Park Camping
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    Camper-submitted photo from Tradinghouse Lake Park Camping
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  1. 7.

    North Crest RV Park

    9 Reviews
    15 Photos
    30 Saves
    Waco, Texas

    Making Your Travels Easier

    Take a break from the hustle and bustle of city and suburban life and enjoy an RV trip just North of Waco, TX. North Crest RV Park is less than 90 minutes South of Dallas. Our RV park features brand new cement slabs, spacious shower houses, full hookups for water, power & sewer, laundry facilities, restrooms, on-site propane filling, new WiFi infrastructure and tons of activities in Waco. If you are searching for a quick getaway campground setting for your vacation, then book your stay at North Crest RV Park today. Break out the hot dogs and marshmallows to cook by the fire with your family. Come rough it in style!

    Closest RV Park to downtown Waco, TX – Easy Off, Easy On Access to our park!

    • Full Hookups (50 Amp)
    • Big Rig Friendly
    • Pull throughs Available
    • Industrial Sized Laundry Machines
    • Free & Private WiFi
    • Spacious Shower Houses (ADA Wheelchair Accessible)
    • On-Site Propane
    • New Sewage, Lights & Electrical
    • Dump Station Available
    • Large Shaded Spaces w/ Picnic tables
    • On-Site Storm Shelter
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $45 - $65 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Speegleville Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Speegleville Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Speegleville Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Speegleville Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Speegleville Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Speegleville Park

    8.

    Speegleville Park

    6 Reviews
    30 Photos
    59 Saves
    Waco, Texas

    Overview

    Speegleville Park is perched on the south end of a scenic cove of Waco Lake. The park provides outdoor recreation options like boating, jet skiing, fishing, swimming and bird watching.

    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. At least 51 species of fish inhabit the lake's waters, and a record flathead catfish weighed in at a whopping 59.5 pounds. A four-lane boat ramp helps 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. At least 51 species of fish inhabit the lake's waters, and a record flathead catfish weighed in at a whopping 59.5 pounds. A four-lane boat ramp helps visitors enjoy the lake.

    Natural Features

    Waco Lake, located in central Texas within Waco city limits, boasts 79,000 acre-feet of water, providing irrigation and drinking water to residents of the Waco area. The lake is primarily fed by the Bosque River, which runs for 115 miles through central Texas.

    Nearby Attractions

    Horseback riding, hiking and biking can be done on the 20-mile Lacy Point Hiking and Biking Trail. The trail is accessible from the Lacy Point boat ramp, which is a short drive around the cove.

    contact_info

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

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

    $32 / 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)

    9.

    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 Falls on the Brazos Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Falls on the Brazos Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Falls on the Brazos Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Falls on the Brazos Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Falls on the Brazos Park
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    Falls on the Brazos Park

    4 Reviews
    10 Photos
    10 Saves
    Marlin, Texas
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs
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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near Marlin, TX?

According to TheDyrt.com, Marlin, TX offers a wide range of camping options, with 94 campgrounds and RV parks near Marlin, TX and 4 free dispersed camping spots.

Which is the most popular campground near Marlin, TX?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Marlin, TX is Airport Park - Waco Lake with a 4.1-star rating from 16 reviews.

Where can I find free dispersed camping near Marlin, TX?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 4 free dispersed camping spots near Marlin, TX.

What parks are near Marlin, TX?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 12 parks near Marlin, TX that allow camping, notably Waco Lake and Belton Lake.