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Top Equestrian Camping near Waco Lake

Horse camping is the perfect way to enjoy Waco Lake. If you're an equestrian lover who prefers nature-based adventure, yet still wants comfort, this is the perfect opportunity for you. Camping with your horse in Waco Lake just got easier. At The Dyrt, you can find top-rated spots for horse camping, as reviewed by campers.

Best Equestrian Camping Sites Near Waco Lake, TX (13)

    Camper-submitted photo from Speegleville Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Speegleville Park
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    1.

    Speegleville Park

    6 Reviews
    30 Photos
    58 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 park includes two screened shelters along with 30 campsites with water and electric hookups.

    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

    Camper-submitted photo from McCown Valley Park
    Camper-submitted photo from McCown Valley Park
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    Camper-submitted photo from McCown Valley Park
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    McCown Valley Park

    10 Reviews
    15 Photos
    38 Saves
    Whitney, Texas

    Overview

    McCown Valley is located on Whitney Lake on the main channel of the Brazos River in Central Texas. Over two million people visit Whitney Lake each year to enjoy the plethora of recreational activities and scenic beauty the lake provides.

    Recreation

    McCown Valley offers five miles of trails in its equestrian park. Visitors enjoy riding their horses through open pastures and wooded areas near the lake. Boating, fishing, swimming, canoeing and kayaking are popular activities at Whitney Lake. Anglers can fish for a variety of bass, crappie and catfish with a state fishing license.

    Facilities

    This year-round campground offers a variety of sites to suit all kinds of campers, including 39 equestrian sites, 48 family sites, five sleeping shelters, and a day-use picnic shelter, all with electric and/or water hookups. 13 primitive tent sites are also available. Amenities include flush and pit toilets, showers, drinking water and a dump station. A boat ramp, playground and trails are also on-site.

    Natural Features

    The park is situated on the lakeshore among gently rolling hills covered with cedar, Live oak and Post oak. Deer and wild turkeys roam the area.

    Nearby Attractions

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

    $30 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Lofers Bend West
    Camper-submitted photo from Lofers Bend West
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    Lofers Bend West

    6 Reviews
    18 Photos
    14 Saves
    Whitney, Texas

    Overview

    Lofers Bend West Campground is located on Whitney Lake on the Brazos River in Central Texas. Over two million people visit Whitney Lake each year to enjoy the plethora of recreational activities and scenic beauty the lake provides.

    Recreation

    Boating, fishing, swimming, canoeing and kayaking are popular activities at Whitney Lake. Anglers can fish for a variety of bass, crappie and catfish.

    Facilities

    Boating, fishing, swimming, canoeing and kayaking are popular activities at Whitney Lake. Anglers can fish for a variety of bass, crappie and catfish.

    Natural Features

    The park is situated on the lakeshore among rolling hills covered with cedar, live, and post oak trees. Many deer like to enjoy their stay at Lofers West along with the racoons and foxes.

    Nearby Attractions

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

    $80 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Reynolds Creek
    Camper-submitted photo from Reynolds Creek
    Camper-submitted photo from Reynolds Creek
    Camper-submitted photo from Reynolds Creek
    Camper-submitted photo from Reynolds Creek
    Camper-submitted photo from Reynolds Creek

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    Reynolds Creek

    3 Reviews
    24 Photos
    25 Saves
    Waco, Texas

    Overview

    Reynolds Creek sits on the scenic shores of Waco Lake and provides a variety of outdoor activities, including equestrian camping.

    Recreation

    The Tejas Nature Trail, an easy 1.2-mile hike, starts at the park and winds its way through a thick blanket of ash and juniper trees. For visitors looking for a more challenging trek, horseback riding and biking can be done on the 20-mile Lacy Point Hiking and Biking Trail.The main lake shoreline has a large amount of submerged timber, which typically holds fish year-round. Anglers will find plenty of catfish, crappie, and largemouth bass as well as sunfish.A boat ramp and dock help visitors enjoy the lake.

    Facilities

    The Tejas Nature Trail, an easy 1.2-mile hike, starts at the park and winds its way through a thick blanket of ash and juniper trees. For visitors looking for a more challenging trek, horseback riding and biking can be done on the 20-mile Lacy Point Hiking and Biking Trail.The main lake shoreline has a large amount of submerged timber, which typically holds fish year-round. Anglers will find plenty of catfish, crappie, and largemouth bass as well as sunfish.A boat ramp and dock help visitors enjoy the lake.

    Natural Features

    Waco Lake, which lies in the city limits of Waco, Texas, is fed primarily by the Bosque River, which runs for 115 miles through central Texas. The sparkling lake was formed in 1963 with the completion of the Lake Waco Dam. Now, the lake's current water levels are at 79,000 acre feet.

    contact_info

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

    Nearby Attractions

    Waco Lake Wetlands educational tours take visitors through a six-acre nursery of aquatic plants and more than 130 species of birds.

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

    $75 / night

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      5.

      Heart of Texas Fair Complex

      1 Review
      1 Save
      Waco, Texas

      This campground is for participants of the events that happen here. Not open to the public.

      • Pets
      • Phone Service
      • RVs
      • Equestrian
      • Trash
      • Drinking Water
      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
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      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

    • 7.

      Thousand Trails Lake Whitney

      8 Reviews
      46 Photos
      35 Saves
      Whitney, Texas

      Lake Whitney RV Camping Resort, located in Western Hill County, is a large RV camp in Texas. This unique property has more than 450 acres and 250 campsites, a majority of them in naturally shaded areas. The RV camp, situated in central Texas, offers three distinct camping areas to choose from. One of the more convenient areas of Lake Whitney's RV camping grounds features pull-thru spots close to the lodge and pool area.As part of this extensive RV camp in Texas, we have provided a second camping area located close to the family center complex. The third and final camping area is located between the lodge and family center areas of Lake Whitney RV Camping Resort. It's one of the most popular camping spots because of the beautiful live oak trees and easy access. Foot trails are available from any of the campsite areas and there is natural environment to hike and explore at our RV camp in Texas. With a variety of campsite choices and a great location, you're sure to enjoy the Lake Whitney RV camping property. Boat launches are located within five miles of the entrance and Lake Whitney is a wonderful sporting lake. Clear water flows into the lake from the Brazos River before continuing downstream at the dam. Come visit, relax, and get back to nature at our RV camp in Texas.

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      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • ADA Access
      Camper-submitted photo from Liberty Hill Park Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Liberty Hill Park Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Liberty Hill Park Campground
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      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

      Liberty Hill has just over 100 campsites, most of which have electric and water hookups and several have sewer hookups. Five sites have screened in shelters that include sinks. A marina, two multi-lane boat ramps, fishing pier, swim beach, playground, group shelter and dump stations are provided within the facility.

      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

      Camper-submitted photo from Wolf Creek - Navarro Mills Reservoir
      Camper-submitted photo from Wolf Creek - Navarro Mills Reservoir
      Camper-submitted photo from Wolf Creek - Navarro Mills Reservoir
      Camper-submitted photo from Wolf Creek - Navarro Mills Reservoir
      Camper-submitted photo from Wolf Creek - Navarro Mills Reservoir
      Camper-submitted photo from Wolf Creek - Navarro Mills Reservoir
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      Plowman Creek

      1 Review
      8 Photos
      36 Saves
      Whitney, Texas

      Overview

      Plowman Creek Campground is located on the west side of Whitney Lake off the main channel of the Brazos River in Central Texas. Plowman Creek not only offers many campsites but also includes flush toilets, showers, drinking water, a dump station, boat ramp and playground.

      Recreation

      Boating, fishing, swimming, canoeing and kayaking are popular activities on the river and downstream at Whitney Lake. Anglers can fish for a variety of bass, crappie, and catfish. The 12.5 mile Hopewell Trail allows hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. Visitors can choose to travel north on the trail to Kimball Bend Park, or south to Lakeside Village and Powelldale Mountain.

      Facilities

      This year-round campground offers 44 campsites in Plowman Creek. Thirty of these sites have water and 30 amp electrical hook up (sites 1-7, 10-24 and equestrian sites 35-44). Twelve sites have water hookups only (sites 8,9 and 25-34). All sites have upright BBQ cookers, covered picnic tables and a ground cooker/fire ring. The park also has 2 restrooms with showers and a trailer dump station. Amenities include flush toilets, showers, drinking water, a dump station, boat ramp, playground and a multi-use trail.

      Natural Features

      The Brazos River flows gently over sand and rocks at Plowman Creek. The surrounding rolling hills are covered with cedar, Live oak and Post oak.

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

      $24 / night

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