Places to Camp near Waco, TX

Waco is an ideal place for camping adventures of all kinds. There are tons of hikes and other fun activities to partake in, as well as sights to see and explore. Find the best campgrounds near Waco, TX. Read reviews from campers like you and find your perfect campsite.

Best Camping Sites Near Waco, TX (118)

    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

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

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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 Lake Whitney State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Whitney State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Whitney State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Whitney State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Whitney State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Whitney State Park Campground

    4.

    Lake Whitney State Park Campground

    25 Reviews
    50 Photos
    80 Saves
    Whitney, Texas

    For Lake Whitney camping choose from campsites with water only, water and electricity, or full hookups. We also have screened shelters, many with a lake view. We offer water activities galore, from fishing and swimming to boating and skiing. On shore, you can explore our trails, see the stars, try geocaching, or set up camp. Rent our group recreation hall or camp for your next gathering. A wide variety of wildlife lives in the park. Watch for deer, raccoons, snakes, armadillos and opossums. Wild turkeys and bald eagles have also been sighted here.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  1. 5.

    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

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    6.

    Flat Creek RV Resort

    7 Reviews
    16 Photos
    33 Saves
    Woodway, Texas
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs
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    7.

    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.

    contact_info

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

    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.

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

    $32 / night

  2. 8.

    Blue Sky I-35 RV Park

    7 Reviews
    2 Photos
    5 Saves
    Waco, Texas

    Come stay at the largest full-service RV Park in Waco, TX! We offer 250 affordable full hook-up RV sites, swimming, fishing, free WiFi, and a long list of fabulous facilities. You have to try our Texas-Size Big Howdy Breakfast, made-to-order! Ideal for long-term stays and family vacations, this park is convenient too!

    • Located 11 miles to Magnolia and downtown
    • Only 1.5 miles to McLane Stadium
    • Stop by our clubhouse for recommendations of places to go or things to see - We're happy to help!
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs

    $55 - $59 / night

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

    25 Reviews
    90 Photos
    80 Saves
    Meridian, Texas

    Welcome to Meridian State Park Campground, a charming spot nestled in the heart of Texas. This place is perfect for those who appreciate a quieter, more intimate camping experience. The campground offers a mix of tent, RV, cabin, glamping, and yurt accommodations, so there's something for everyone.

    One of the standout features here is the lake, which is great for swimming, fishing, and kayaking. The water is clean and inviting, making it a favorite among visitors. The park also has several well-maintained trails that are ideal for hiking and biking. Just watch out for spider webs if you're an early morning hiker!

    The campsites themselves are well-kept and come with amenities like electric hookups, drinking water, and picnic tables. Some sites are pull-through, which is a big plus for RV campers. Site 01 is particularly popular for its seclusion. If you're bringing a big rig, be aware that the sites can be a bit tight, but they are surprisingly level.

    Pets are welcome, and there's even a market on-site for any last-minute supplies you might need. Firewood is available for purchase, and yes, you can enjoy a campfire here. Just make sure to clean up after your pets to keep the area pleasant for everyone.

    The park staff are known for their friendliness and helpfulness, making your stay even more enjoyable. Kelly at the office gets a lot of shout-outs for her excellent service.

    So, if you're looking for a peaceful getaway with plenty of outdoor activities and friendly faces, Meridian State Park Campground is a solid choice. Just don't forget your air mattress if you're tent camping—the ground can be a bit rocky!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near Waco, TX?

According to TheDyrt.com, Waco, TX offers a wide range of camping options, with 118 campgrounds and RV parks near Waco, TX and 4 free dispersed camping spots.

Which is the most popular campground near Waco, TX?

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

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

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

What parks are near Waco, TX?

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