Campgrounds Near Dallas, Texas

Campgrounds Near Dallas, Texas
The eight largest city in the United States, Dallas is no stranger to busy downtowns and urban sprawl. However, the city enjoys a number of outdoor activities and opportunities that most comparable urban areas would never see. The pleasant Texas weather, beautiful landscape and ample opportunity makes the Dallas area a perfect place for camping.

Collin Park Marina

On the shores of Lake Lavon, just a short drive from Dallas, is the Collin Park Marina. A perfect place to camp, fish and do some recreational boating, the Collin Park Marina has both tent and RV sites available. Of course, you can also show up by boat, and use one of the more than 500 berths on site.

Collin Park Marina
2200 St. Paul Roa
Wylie TX 75098
(972) 442-5755

Cedar Hill State Park

This gorgeous park is situated between the Cedar Mountains and Joe Pool Reservoir. Not only does it blend hiking and aquatic opportunities, but the park is also a historical treasure, home to a 19th-century ranch, much of which still stands today. The park has 355 wooded sites each with water, electric, a fire ring, lantern and picnic table; plus 30 primitive sites.

Cedar Hill State Park
4200 Smith School Road
Austin, TX 78744

Lake Tawakoni State Park

With five miles of shoreline, Lake Tawakoni State Park is great for campers looking to soak up some rays while they fish or swim. The Lake Tawakoni area is known in particular for its excellent mountain biking. Plus, it's one of the few places in the state where visitors can still see rare tall grass prairie. Camping can range from tent to RV, with water and electricity available on site and even a special youth area that can be reserved in advance.

Lake Tawakoni State Park
10822 FM 2475
Wills Point, TX 75169
(903) 560-7123

Ray Roberts Lake Complex

This immense, 30,000-acre reservoir has around its rim a number of interconnected state parks, lodges and beaches. Visitors can do anything from rough backwoods camping to a night in the luxury Lantana Lodge. The area is also a treasure for bird watchers, with a water fowl preservation center on site.

Ray Roberts Lake Complex
100 PW 4137
Pilot Point TX 76258-8944
(940) 686-2148

Article Written By Louie Doverspike

Based in Seattle, Louie Doverspike has been a professional writer since 2004. His work has appeared in various publications, including "AntiqueWeek" magazine, the "Prague Post" and "Seattle Represent!" Doverspike holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Hamilton College.

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