How to Make Camping Reservations at Abilene State Park in Texas

How to Make Camping Reservations at Abilene State Park in Texas
Abilene State Park in North Central Texas provides several convenient ways to make camping reservations. The park offers developed campsites, some with electric, water or sewer hookups. There is also a group trailer area, large trailer sites, dump stations, barbeque grills, individual site parking, restrooms with showers, a nature trail and a lake for fishing. Use of the swimming pool is included with your paid reservation. Abilene State Park offers seasonal camping from December through February.


Difficulty: Easy

Internet Reservations

Things You’ll Need:
  • Credit card Fax machine Check Money order
  • Credit card
  • Fax machine
  • Check
  • Money order
Step 1
Click on "Check Availability/Make Reservations On-line for Abilene S.P." on the park website (see References). You will be connected to ReserveAmerica, where you can make a reservation. If you prefer, you can go directly to the ReserveAmerica website and enter the name of the park in the search box (see References).
Step 2
Choose "Campsite List" from the options at the top of the page. You will see a listing of campsites available in the park. Each listing specifies the site type, number of people allowed at the site, driveway length and amenities.
Step 3
Select "Enter Date" and enter the date of your arrival and the number of nights you plan on staying in the park. Click on "Check Availability." Availability of the campsite for the nights you requested will be displayed with available nights marked with an "A" and unavailable nights marked with an "R."
Step 4
Choose "Book these Dates" when you are ready to complete the reservation. If you don't have a ReserveAmerica membership, you will need to complete a free membership enrollment form before you can continue with the reservation.
Step 5
Enter the number of people in your party and the number of vehicles you will be bringing to the park. After you enter this information, you will see the shopping cart page. If you wish to proceed with the reservation, click on "Checkout Shopping Cart."
Step 6
Provide your credit card information as requested and click on "Complete this Purchase." Print out your confirmation for your records.

Other Reservation Methods

Step 1
Click on "E-mail Reservations" from the campground page, and then click on "Go to the Secure Server E-mail Reservation Form." You will be prompted to fill out the form. Enter your name, address, telephone number, desired dates and credit card information. You will be asked for a first, second and third choice for a park and also for a site type.
Step 2
Click on "Submit Request" and wait to hear from the park. If your request can be met, your credit card will be charged. If there is no availability, you will be notified via email.
Step 3
You can also make reservations by choosing "Fax Reservations" from the campground page and printing out a fax reservation form. Complete the requested information and fax the page to (512) 389-8959. If your request can be met, a reservation agent will call you and ask for your credit card number. If there are no sites available for your dates, you will be notified by fax.
Step 4
Make a telephone reservation by calling (512) 389-8900 and selecting "1" and "4." Phone calls can be made from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Credit cards are accepted for payment, and you can also pay by check or money order. If you choose to make your payment by check or money order, the park must receive your payment within five business days or the reservation will be canceled.
Step 5
Mail your check or money order to TPW Reservation Center, P.O. Box 17488, Austin, TX 78760-7488. Be sure to write the personal identification number assigned to you when you make your phone reservation on the check.

Tips & Warnings

Reservations can be made 11 months in advance of your visit. Making a reservation is a good idea if you plan to visit during late February through June, which are the busiest times of the year.

Article Written By Jill Leviticus

Jill Leviticus has been a writer for 20 years. She writes business, health and travel articles for several online publications and worked as a writer for a hospital and a nonprofit research foundation. Leviticus has a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Lock Haven University and works as a public relations writer.

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