Camping Sites in Texas With River Water

Camping Sites in Texas With River WaterCamping beside a tranquil river, shaded by pecan and cypress trees on a scorching hot summer day in Texas is an inviting proposition. Plenty of rivers come with places to camp alongside them---many within a short drive of major metropolitan areas. Other campsites further away might entice you to stay an extra day or two. (Pictured: Pedernales River in Pedernales Falls State Park in Texas hill country)

Brazos River RV Park

Located 16 miles north of Waco, this campground has 42 campsites, 34 of which offer full hook-ups. Six campsites that are water and electric only sit right on the Brazos River. Facilities include a clubhouse, pavilion, restrooms and showers. There is river access for swimming, tubing, canoeing and fishing, as well as a boat ramp for launching larger watercraft.
Brazos River RV Park


Pecan Park Campground

The Pecan Park Campground sits in a grove of pecan trees on the San Marcos River three miles east of San Marcos. The campground has 105 RV sites with full hook-ups. There is no tent camping allowed; however, cabins are available. The facilities include showers, restrooms, a laundry room, an indoor heated pool, complimentary Wi-Fi access and cable TV. River activities include fishing, swimming, paddling and floating. The campground office rents tubes. Canoes and kayaks can be rented from the TG Canoe Livery next door to the campground.

North Llano River RV Park

On the Llano River in Junction, the North Llano River RV Park offers RV hook-ups, cabins and tent sites. Tent campers and smaller RVs can camp within feet of the river. Campers have full access to the river for swimming, tubing, kayaking and fishing. Facilities include full hook-ups for RVs, complimentary Wi-Fi access, cable TV, showers and bathrooms. The campground offers tube, kayak and canoe rentals, plus a swimming pool during summer months.

Guadalupe River State Park

The Guadalupe River State Park sits on a premium location on the Guadalupe River, 43 miles north of San Antonio. The park has four miles of riverfront property and a put-in/out for floating the river. The park offers 94 campsites including full hook-up RV sites and primitive tent sites. The facilities include showers, restrooms and park store. In addition to three miles of hiking trails, there are 5.3 miles of mountain biking trails that are shared with horseback riders.

Pedernales Falls State Park (pictured at top)

The Pedernales River flows through this state park, facilitating swimming, fishing and floating just 43 miles west of Austin, in Texas Hill Country. The falls are more of a long cascade of water over and through boulders, which can dry to a trickle in the heat of the summer. There are 69 multi-use campsites with electric and water hook-ups. There are also backcountry campsites that require hiking in. Facilities include restrooms and showers. The park offers nearly 20 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails and 10 miles of horseback riding trails.

Article Written By Eric Duncan

Eric Duncan is a military veteran and a professional in the safety, travel and aviation industries. Duncan has been writing since 2002 for magazines, newspapers, local business literature and on such websites as He has earned his Bachelor of Science in professional aeronautics and his Master of Business Administration.

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