Campgrounds near Montell, Texas

Campgrounds near Montell, Texas
Montell is a nearly uninhabited ghost town in Texas' Hill Country. The area offers many opportunities for outdoor recreation and activities, including road and mountain biking, hiking and fishing. The Rio Frio River is within a two-hour drive of Montell. Visitors to the river can canoe, kayak, fish and swim. Explorers of the Montell and Texas Hill Country can find a number of campgrounds in the greater Montell area.

Garner State Park

Visitors staying at Garner State Park have access to 10 acres of riverfront access. The campgrounds in the park offer tent and RV travelers sites to set up their gear for a camping stay. Tent sites are primitive but have picnic tables and fire rings. RV sites have water and electric hookups. All guests may use the showers and bathrooms at the park. Pets are allowed if leashed. The Rio Frio River flows through the park, and many guests inner-tube, fish, canoe and kayak its waters. There is a series of hiking trails in the park. Canoe and paddle-boat rentals are available at the park office. At Kickapoo Cavern State Park, within an hour's drive, visitors can explore the subterranean caverns and trails. Garner State Park is only 20 miles from Montell as the crow flies, but the travel time is 40 minutes as visitors must drive through Uvalde to access the road to Concan.

Garner State Park
234 RR 1050
Concan, TX 78838
(830) 232-6132
tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/garner/

Chalk Bluff Park

Chalk Bluff Park is in Uvalde, the connecting town between Montell and Concan. Uvalde and the Chalk Bluff Park is a 20-minute drive from Montell. Chalk Bluff Park has tent sites along the Nueces River. The park has a pavilion for escaping the hot Texas sun. Bathrooms, showers and picnicking facilities are on the premises. Pets are allowed. RV campers can be accommodated as well. RV sites have water, sewer and 30-amp electric connections. There are organized hay rides from the park. Boat and inner tube rentals are available at the park. Anglers can fish the Nueces River form the campground.

Chalk Bluff Park
1108 Chalk Bluff Road
Uvalde, TX 78801
(830) 278-5515
chalkbluffpark.com

Parkview Riverside RV Park

The Parkview is located on the Rio Frio River. While catering primarily to RV campers, the Parkview does accept tent campers on a space-available basis. Tent sites are on the same grounds as the RV sites. RV sites have sewer, water and 30- or 50-amp electric. Campers have access to showers, bathrooms, picnic facilities, a laundry room and guest house. Pets are welcome. Fishing, canoeing, kayaking and swimming can be done from the campgrounds. Road bicyclists can tour the many miles of country roads in the Hill Country. Birdwatchers can try spotting quail, hawks and osprey. As with Garner State Park, Parkview is a 40-minute drive from Montell.

Parkview Riverside RV Park
2561 County Road 350
Concan, TX 78838
(830)-232-4006
parkviewriversiderv.com

Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.

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