Indian Dancing Shows & Texas Camping

Indian Dancing Shows & Texas Camping
Texas offers a variety of camping terrain, from prairies to canyons, with breathtaking landscapes and numerous opportunities for adventure. In addition to typical camping activities, Texas campers might enjoy a glimpse into the Native American culture, which is still very prevalent in this region and seems to go hand-in-hand with the organic way of life that camping inspires. Check out these Indian dancing shows, otherwise known as "powwows," during your next camping trip to the Lone Star State.

Powwow of Laredo, Texas

Lake Casa Blanca International State Park has been state-operated since 1991. It has 1,650 acres of breathtaking freshwater lake and 371 acres of land that include numerous picnic sites, camping sites with water and electricity hookups, and restroom facilities with showers. The park offers several family fishing lessons each year. Outside attractions include golfing and the city of Laredo's Mexican-culture-infused shopping centers and art festivals. To see an authentic Indian dance show while on your camping adventure, visit the Laredo Powwow.

Native American Dance Show, Laredo
Takes place annually on Memorial Day weekend.
2400 San Bernardo Ave, Laredo, TX

Casa Blanca International State Park
5102 Bob Bullock Loop
Laredo, TX 78044

Sacred Springs Powwow

Lockhart State Park was opened in 1948 after being constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps between 1933 and 1938. It offers picnicking, hiking, camping, fishing, a nature study and the only 9-hole golf course among all of the Texas state parks. In addition, the park offers guided nature hikes to learn about the variety of plant life in the area, kid-friendly fishing lessons with opportunities to fish with a park ranger, and guided birding lessons and hikes. A scenic drive to San Marcos will lead you to a powwow.

Sacred Springs Powwow
Usually takes place at the beginning of May.
921 Aquarena Springs Drive, San Marcos, TX
Directions from campsite: Take TX-142 W to TX-80/San Marcos Hwy.

Lockhart State Park
4179 State Park Road
Lockhart, TX 78644

Spirit of the Painted Sky Powwow

Franklin Mountains State Park offers over 24,000 acres or 37 square miles of natural beauty. The park was appropriately named after the impressive Franklin mountain range, which towers at its peak 7,192 feet over the city of El Paso, making it the largest sustained mountain range in the state. Activities in the park include hiking, rock climbing and primitive camping. Native Americans have lived off these magnificent mountains for over 12,000 years, and their history is evident in the numerous pictographs and paintings on rock walls and boulders that an adventurer can admire while hiking its trails. For an authentic Native American show one can visit the Spirit of the Painted Sky Powwow.

Spirit of the Painted Sky Powwow
Takes place at the beginning of May
2400 Davis Seamon McKelligan Canyon
El Paso, TX

Franklin Mountains State Park
1331 McKelligon Canyon Road
El Paso, TX 79930
Note: Camping sites are limited and reservations are recommended.

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