Pretty nice place to camp. Just about everything you could possibly want for comforts. Wide range of camping opportunities from tent/hammock, to Yerts.
I stayed for a few days in a yurt. What fun! The park was quiet the weekdays I was there. The bird watching blind is great! Well maintained and lots of bird activity. Very nice clean facilities.
The name is a little bit of a misnomer, because if you are from Texas…camping in Abilene doesn't sound that great.
The park is closer to Buffalo Gap, south of Abilene proper and well off of I-20.
Tent and RV camping options are available as well as yurts and screened shelters. All RV spots have water and electric, and a few spots have sewer.
This is not a place to do hardcore hiking or biking or back country camping. This is a developed park and not super big.
The pros though are easy trails that kids and all levels can hike and bike. The sites are well developed and make for easy camping. In the summer it is extremely hot but the pool is fabulous and you can even rent kayaks/canoes to take on Lake Abilene.
It is a chill campground, a great way to spend a long weekend in the summer hitting the pool and cruising around on your bike. A place you can let your kids roam free and explore.
This was our first camping experience traveling full time in our 5th wheel. We had no reservations but found a "walk up" spot in the Wagon Circle Loop. Our spot was #15. It was a loop with back in sites which had electric/water hook ups. There is also a dump station. There were bathrooms, fire pits, and picnic tables. There is a recreation area nearby with a playground and a swimming pool. Due to the time of year, the pool was not yet open. There were hiking trails and it was our first experience with geocaching.
This trip was an odd one for us because we had additional family members who aren't outdoorsy joining us. Tent camping did not appeal to them so we reserved one of the yurts that Abilene State Park boasts. The yurt had electricity, a mini fridge, fan, and a small air conditioner. Even with the AC on it was well over 90° in the yurt, which we weren't thrilled about, especially since we had an elderly family member with some health issues in our group. Otherwise, the park is fine. It has a nice pool, easy walking trails, and access to a lake that is strangely located outside of the park a few miles down the road. The facilities were nice and the staff memebers werw mostly polite and helpful. I wouldn't recommend the yurts, but then again that's not really my thing to begin with.
There's not much to the park, but its claim to fame is that there are yurts! Stay in one of the canvas tents for the night or pick a tent spot at Cedar Grove to be centrally located. While not a huge area, there's a decent 3.5 mile hike/bike trail around the lake and back.