Places to Camp near Rockdale, TX

Are you in need of a campground near Rockdale, TX? Rockdale is filled with the activities, sights, and experiences to make everyone in your crew a happy camper. At The Dyrt, campers like you share their favorite spots, plus tips and photos. No matter where you're headed in Rockdale, you'll find the best spot for you and your camping crew.

Best Camping Sites Near Rockdale, TX (133)

    Camper-submitted photo from Wilson H Fox
    Camper-submitted photo from Wilson H Fox
    Camper-submitted photo from Wilson H Fox
    Camper-submitted photo from Wilson H Fox
    Camper-submitted photo from Wilson H Fox
    Camper-submitted photo from Wilson H Fox

    1.

    Wilson H Fox

    10 Reviews
    13 Photos
    49 Saves
    Granger, Texas

    Overview

    Wilson H. Fox Park attracts a variety of campers looking for a fun-filled escape. In springtime, the campground is a colorful place covered in a blanket of wildflowers. In the hot summer months, there's no place like a lakeside campsite with a swimming beach, fishing dock and two ramps to set sail or paddle out on the lake.

    Recreation

    Whether it's sailing, swimming or water skiing, visitors have many options for fun out on the water. Fish for catfish, white bass or crappie. Just beyond the park, archery hunting for feral hogs is allowed year-round.

    Facilities

    Whether it's sailing, swimming or water skiing, visitors have many options for fun out on the water. Fish for catfish, white bass or crappie. Just beyond the park, archery hunting for feral hogs is allowed year-round.

    Natural Features

    The campground is on the shores of Granger Lake, with the gently rolling hills of the Texas Blackland Prairie as a backdrop. Granger Lake is fed by the San Gabriel River and Willis Creek, and was formed in 1980 upon completion of the 16,000 foot long dam.

    Nearby Attractions

    The Pecan Grove Wildlife Area is just east of Wilson H. Fox and sits below the dam. It provides plenty of opportunities for wildlife spotting, as well as a view above the dam. San Gabriel and Sore Finger Wildlife Areas are also worth a visit.

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

    $50 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Bastrop State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Bastrop State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Bastrop State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Bastrop State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Bastrop State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Bastrop State Park Campground

    2.

    Bastrop State Park Campground

    32 Reviews
    104 Photos
    112 Saves
    Bastrop, Texas

    Welcome to Bastrop State Park Campground, nestled near the charming town of Bastrop, TX. This spot is a favorite among campers for its year-round availability and a solid 4.25-star rating. The campground offers a mix of tent, RV, cabin, and even glamping accommodations, so there's something for everyone.

    One of the standout features here is the full range of hookups available for RVs, including electric, water, and sewer. If you're a tent camper, you'll appreciate the sand tent pads, which make setting up a breeze. And for those who love their creature comforts, the restrooms and showers are top-notch—clean and well-maintained, rivaling even Buc-ee's, according to some visitors.

    The park is big-rig friendly and allows pets, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. Alcohol is permitted, and you can enjoy a cozy campfire with firewood available on-site. There's also a market for any last-minute supplies you might need.

    For activities, the hiking trails are a big draw. They offer a variety of terrains and some challenging, steep sections. Wildflowers and wild raspberries often bloom along the trails, making for a picturesque hike. If you're into geocaching or Munzees, you'll find plenty to keep you busy.

    The park also features a pool, a pavilion, and several structures built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, adding a touch of history to your stay. If you're into birdwatching, keep an eye out for woodpeckers, cardinals, and bluejays.

    So, whether you're here for a quick overnight stay or a longer getaway, Bastrop State Park Campground has got you covered. Enjoy your stay!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Birch Creek Unit — Lake Somerville State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Birch Creek Unit — Lake Somerville State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Birch Creek Unit — Lake Somerville State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Birch Creek Unit — Lake Somerville State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Birch Creek Unit — Lake Somerville State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Birch Creek Unit — Lake Somerville State Park

    3.

    Birch Creek Unit — Lake Somerville State Park

    15 Reviews
    31 Photos
    73 Saves
    Somerville, Texas

    **Max bridge clearance (on FM 60, just before Danville) is 13'4" ** Four units make up Lake Somerville State Park. Birch Creek Unit is on the north side of the lake, while Nails Creek Unit is on the southwest side. The 13-mile Lake Somerville Trail-way connects the two units. Somerville Public Hunting Land is nearby, also on the lake. Birch Creek and Nails Creek offer access to the lake for fishing, boating, paddling and swimming. On land at either unit, you can camp, picnic, hike, ride mountain bikes, play horseshoes or volleyball, geocache, and go birding. Explore miles of multi-use trails. Host your next group gathering at one of our pavilions or group halls. Camp with amenities at our sites with water and electricity, rough it at primitive sites along the Trailway, or choose something in between. Both units have restrooms with showers. Chemical toilets are located along the Trailway.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Taylor
    Camper-submitted photo from Taylor
    Camper-submitted photo from Taylor
    Camper-submitted photo from Taylor
    Camper-submitted photo from Taylor
    Camper-submitted photo from Taylor

    4.

    Taylor

    7 Reviews
    18 Photos
    44 Saves
    Granger, Texas

    Overview

    Taylor Campground, on the banks of Granger Lake, is an excellent lakeside destination for families of all ages. The park pleases nature lovers with its hiking trail and water skiers with its easily accessible boat dock. Anglers flock to Granger Lake because it is one of the top five crappie and white bass fishing destinations in central Texas.

    Recreation

    Boating, hiking, hunting and wildlife viewing are all reasons visitors camp at Taylor. Hikers can enjoy the Comanche Bluff Trail, which loops around the campground and carries on in both directions along the southern side of the lake.

    Facilities

    Boating, hiking, hunting and wildlife viewing are all reasons visitors camp at Taylor. Hikers can enjoy the Comanche Bluff Trail, which loops around the campground and carries on in both directions along the southern side of the lake.

    Natural Features

    Taylor Park is located in the gently rolling hills of the Texas Blackland Prairie, 40 miles from Austin TX. Granger Lake was formed by a dam built in 1980 for flood control. The lake is fed by the San Gabriel River and Willis Creek.

    Nearby Attractions

    Several designated wildlife areas border the lake, including Pecan Grove Wildlife Area, San Gabriel Wildlife Area, Sore Finger Wildlife Area, and Willis Creek Wildlife Area. Take the kids to Sore Finger and find out how the area earned its name.

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

    $26 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Bastrop North Shore Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Bastrop North Shore Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Bastrop North Shore Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Bastrop North Shore Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Bastrop North Shore Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Bastrop North Shore Park

    5.

    Lake Bastrop North Shore Park

    17 Reviews
    64 Photos
    64 Saves
    Bastrop, Texas

    At Lake Bastrop North Shore Park, visitors can choose from a variety of overnight accommodations, ranging from classic campgrounds to Airstreams to safari tents. Don’t miss out, order Base Camp Deli’s curated picnic bundle right to your campsite! Recreation amenities include watercraft rentals, hike and bike trails, picnic areas and a fishing pier.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    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
    154 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 Nails Creek Unit — Lake Somerville State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Nails Creek Unit — Lake Somerville State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Nails Creek Unit — Lake Somerville State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Nails Creek Unit — Lake Somerville State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Nails Creek Unit — Lake Somerville State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Nails Creek Unit — Lake Somerville State Park

    7.

    Nails Creek Unit — Lake Somerville State Park

    9 Reviews
    28 Photos
    45 Saves
    Burton, Texas

    This recreation area is part of Somerville Lake

    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Tents
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Bryan Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Bryan Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Bryan Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Bryan Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Bryan Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Bryan Campground

    8.

    Lake Bryan Campground

    10 Reviews
    6 Photos
    20 Saves
    Bryan, Texas

    125 acres ​ 7 water and electric RV sites (RESERVATIONS ONLY)

    Electric RV camping and tent camping (FIRST COME FIRST SERVE)​ ​ RV Sewage dumping/Water fill up station ​ Beaches and Swimming ​ Picnic Tables ​ Fire Pits ​ Boat and Jet Ski launch ​ Public restrooms (No Showers)

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

    $10 - $50 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Buescher State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Buescher State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Buescher State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Buescher State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Buescher State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Buescher State Park Campground

    9.

    Buescher State Park Campground

    18 Reviews
    60 Photos
    101 Saves
    Smithville, Texas

    East of Austin and a short drive past Bastrop State Park, you’ll find its sibling, Buescher. Set up camp, hike or bike under tall trees, or fish and paddle the 30-acre lake at this peaceful park.

    Choose your campsite: with electricity, with water only, or primitive walk-in. We also have screened shelters and cabins without restrooms. Restrooms with showers are available throughout the park.

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

    10.

    Cedar Breaks Park

    18 Reviews
    68 Photos
    90 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

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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near Rockdale, TX?

According to TheDyrt.com, Rockdale, TX offers a wide range of camping options, with 133 campgrounds and RV parks near Rockdale, TX and 3 free dispersed camping spots.

Which is the most popular campground near Rockdale, TX?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Rockdale, TX is Wilson H Fox with a 4.4-star rating from 10 reviews.

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

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 3 free dispersed camping spots near Rockdale, TX.

What parks are near Rockdale, TX?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 9 parks near Rockdale, TX that allow camping, notably Cordell Hull Lake and Belton Lake.