Though not as big or as nice as its big sister, South Shore Park, this LCRA park has campsites, great bass fishing, and a measure of quiet. Good alternative when South Shore is busy or booked up.
Big Bend is truly out there. And it's totally worth the trip. Chisos Basin is a busy, fully hooked-up ground with easy access to hiking, stirring scenery, etc. if you're out in West Texas, make sure to visit BBNP and stay in this ground if you're car camping or RVing.
Bastrop State Park, even recovering from the 2011 Bastrop complex fire, is a jewel in the state. Wonderful Depression-era buildings and history, hiking, biking, and camping, including very good cabins and facilities for events, reunions, weddings, etc. Connects to Buecher State Park near Smithville. A great stop between Central Texas and the Piney Woods.
Inks Lake is a great day trip or weekend car camping trip in the Central Texas / Hill Country area. Good camp sites and plenty of water to fish in, boat on, or just look at.
This place is indelibly tied to the history of Texas, and a genuinely gorgeous place to camp. Be careful taking the hairpin road down to the campground at night!
One of the best places in the state. Camp sites aren't ideally placed, but the beautiful water and Hill Country landscape make up for it.
Been coming here consistently since I was a kid. A truly wonderful Texas treasure with lots of options for camping, hiking, climbing, and caving. Good sites with fire pits and tent pads, in addition to primitive camping.
Expect sudden swings in the weather and beer-can-label levels of mountain majesty. Stayed here as a teenager and still remember it vividly and fondly.
A really attractive spot in the mountains, with a creek running along ten or so free campsites under the aspens.
We arrived in the evening, and the place was full-up. Someone had taken a group site and had no use for the extra tent pad and shared it with us. Really pretty area, and a National Park that deserves more attention.
A decent place to stop if you're passing through the area. Nothing remarkable, but nothing remarkably bad, either.
A couple of good hiking trails, campsites right on the Pecos. I can imagine it gets a little busy, but it's an underrated park with nice, big sites, good fishing and hiking.
I proposed to my fiancé here. You can hike or OHV about a mile to the old ranger cabin in the bowl of a green valley. Cattle graze around the cabin and marmots dig around. The cabin is filled with four bunks beds, a good wood stove, and oil, paper towels, and bottles of stream water for boiling, all left by previous campers. There's a fire ring and makeshift bench outside, and the whole thing is ringed by a wooden fence. Worth the price, a very peaceful place.