Campgrounds near Sheffield, Texas

Campgrounds near Sheffield, Texas
Sheffield, Texas, is a small community south of Odessa. Road bicyclists can enjoy the hundreds of miles of country roads in the area. Big Bend National Park is a 190-mile drive from Sheffield. River rafting, kayaking and hiking are possible at Big Bend. Camping can be found throughout the greater Sheffield area. Birdwatchers can take advantage of the many species of prairie birds and birds or prey in the region, including red-tailed and rough-legged hawks.

Monahans Sandhills State Park

Monahans Sandhills State Park offers tent campers sites with a few amenities. There are picnic tables, fire pits and fresh-water taps. Pets are allowed but must be leashed at all times in the park. Reservations can be made through the online portal. Some of the outdoor activities featured at Monahans Sandhills are sand-surfing and camel treks. Birdwatchers can spot species from the center's viewing windows, out of the hot Texas sun. There are hiking trails at the park. Monahans Sandhill State Park is a 40-minute drive west of Sheffield.

Monahans Sandhills State Park
Box 1738
Monahans TX 79756

Pecos Village RV and Mobile Home Park

The Pecos Village RV and Mobile Home Park is a small campground and park in Sheffield. There are a limited number of sites for transient RV travelers. The park is more of a long-term stay park and campground, with many full-time/seasonal residents. Pets are allowed. There are bathrooms, showers, rental cabins and a laundry on the property.

Pecos Village RV & Mobile Home Park
Hwy 349
Sheffield, TX 79781

Balmorhea State Park

Balmorhea State Park is within an hour's drive of Sheffield, a bit out of the way, but close by Texan standards. There are tent sites that have picnic tables, fresh water access and fire pits with grills. Pets are allowed at the state park if leashed. The park has hiking and biking trails. The San Solomon Springs are the highlight of the park. The springs feed the swimming pools and soaking springs, making the Balmorhea State Park a desert oasis. Swimming and inner tubing are possible at the park. The springs also feed a "cienega" or desert wetland. There are a number of fish, amphibian and turtle species in the wetlands. Scuba diving is possible in the springs and cienega.

Balmorhea State Park
PO Box 15
Toyahvale TX 79786

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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