Camping Close to Waxahachie, Texas

Camping Close to Waxahachie, Texas
Waxahachie, Texas is in the northeastern portion of the state. Waxahachie is a mid-size community of approximately 21,000 residents. The town has been used for shooting Hollywood movies on several occasions and was used as a set for TV shows like "Walker, Texas Ranger." The region has several small lakes where fishing for crappie and bluegill is possible. Camping around Waxahachie is limited.

Cedar Hill State Park

Cedar Hill State Park has a campground that accommodates tent and RV travelers and is 22 miles north of Waxahachie. RV sites have water and 30-amp electric connections. Tent sites are on flat and level ground under shade-providing trees. Pets are allowed at the park but must remain leashed at all times. Showers and toilets are available. Picnic tables, fire rings and grills are at each campsite. Check for current rules on fires at the park before starting a campfire or barbecue. Mountain bikers have access to 10.3 miles of trails and hikers can walk the 4 miles of dedicated pathways.

Cedar Hill State Park
1570 F.M. 1382
Cedar Hill, TX 75104

Dallas/Arlington KOA

The Dallas/Arlington KOA is approximately 30 minutes northeast from Waxahachie and offers camping for tenters and RV travelers. If you are a member of Good Sam or AAA travel clubs, discounted rates are available. RV sites have 30- or 50-amp electric, water, sewer, cable TV and Wi-Fi connections. Tent sites come with picnic tables, fire rings and grills. Showers, bathrooms, a laundry room, swimming pool, guest lodge and playgrounds are on the property. Pets are allowed if leashed. For a nature fix, head to the River Legacy Living Science Center, a 30-minute drive from the campground.

Dallas/Arlington KOA
2715 S. Cooper
Arlington, TX 76015

Dallas Hi Ho RV Park

The Dallas Hi Ho Park caters to RV campers, but accommodates tent campers on a space-available basis. All sites have picnic tables, barbecue grills and a fire pit. Pets are welcome if leashed. Fresh water is available for tent campers, and there are water connections for RVs. Sewer, cable TV, Wi-Fi and 30- or 50-amp electric hookups round out the connections for RVs. After a day exploring the Lone Star State, shower off in the hot showers at the campground. A small general store with RV needs, sundries and snack items is on the property. The Dallas Hi Ho is 16 miles north of Waxahachie.

Dallas Hi Ho RV Park
200 W. Bear Creek
Glenn Heights, TX 75154

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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