Camping Places in Texas

Camping Places in Texas
Camping in Texas can mean popping tents on the beach or in the woods. You can go swimming in the warm waters of the Gulf or do a cannonball into chilly lake water. Although Northern Texas can get quite cold during the winter, there are many campsites in Texas where you can comfortably set up shop year-round. The wealth of state parks in Texas provides prime camping spots for both the tent crowd and those who never stay overnight without their RV in tow.

Daingerfield State Park

Camping here is almost like not camping in Texas at all since it's right on the border, but it still qualifies and is an excellent spot no matter what state it's in. You have your choice of services when it comes to the campsites. Some have just water; some have water and electricity; and some have water, electricity and sewer facilities. Recreation includes almost three miles of hiking trails, a playground for the kids, boating and fishing. Although located in the north, this is even a nice place to camp during the winter; the average low temperature during the cold season is in the low 40s. Expect very hot days during the summer.

Daingerfield State Park
455 Park Road 17
Daingerfield, TX 75638
(903) 645-2921
tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/daingerfield/

Lost Maples State Natural Area

One of the most diverse places to camp in all of Texas, Lost Maples covers the gamut of scenery. As you take advantage of the 11 miles of hiking trails, you will come across streams, forests, limestone canyons and grasslands. Camping in the fall is a real highlight because the color-changing foliage might convince you that you've mistaken Texas for Vermont. Unless you are really into sleeping in layers, it is not ideal for winter camping because temperatures often dip below freezing. The extreme highs in the middle of summer can be a problem as well. Be on notice that ticks are in this area, so check yourself thoroughly.

Lost Maples State Natural Area
37221 FM 187
Vanderpool, TX 78885
(830) 966-3413
tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/lost_maples/

Lake Mineral Wells State Park

This rocky park in the northern part of the state is a good campsite for those whose outdoor enjoyments include rock climbing and rappelling. Both tent campers and RV campers can be accommodated. Water sports include fishing, swimming, canoeing, row boating and paddleboating. Trails are available for mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding. Check the weather before you go, however, because rock climbing and rappelling are prohibited when the rocks get wet.

Lake Mineral Wells State Park
100 Park Road 71
Mineral Wells, TX 76067
(940) 328-1171
tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/lake_mineral_wells/

Article Written By Timothy Sexton

Timothy Sexton is an award-winning author who started writing in 1994. He has written on topics ranging from politics and golf to nutrition and travel, and his work appears online for Zappos.com, Disaboom and MOJO, among others. He has also done work for "Sherlock Holmes and Philosophy." He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of West Florida.

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