Camping in Abilene, Texas

Camping in Abilene, Texas
Two and a half hours west of Fort Worth, visitors to Texas will find the modest city of Abilene. Offering traditional Texas charm and more than 1,000 acres of public parks space, Abilene is home to history, culture and the popular Abilene Zoo. The nearby Abilene State Park fulfills any outdoorsman's desires, and if you are passing by in mid-September, check out one of the area's biggest events, the annual West Texas Fair & Rodeo.

Abilene KOA

Just off of Interstate 20 on Abilene's northwest side, the Abilene KOA offers accommodations for RVs and tent camping in a shady, tree-filled field. The KOA also has special one- and two-room cabins. The entire campground is equipped with wireless Internet access. RV sites have electricity and cable TV access. The pool is open from May to October, and walking trails through the Pecan Grove allow for natural recreation. The KOA provides hot showers and clean bathrooms.

Abilene KOA
4851 W. Stamford St.
Abilene, Texas 79603
(325) 672-3681

Abilene State Park

Twenty miles south of downtown Abilene, Abilene State Park offers a variety of campsites, from tent sites with water and picnic tables to fully equipped sites with electrical hookups, water and dump stations that are suitable for RVs and large vehicles. Visitors can hike through the forest, bike on trails, fish in the pond and lake, observe wildlife and swim in the park's seasonally open pool. The park has bathrooms with showers.

Abilene State Park
150 Park Road 32
Tuscola, Texas 79562
(325) 572-3204

Sweetwater RV Park

Thirty-seven miles west of Abilene in nearby Sweetwater, home of the annual World's Largest Rattlesnake Roundup, the Sweetwater RV Park offers spacious sites designated for RVs with electrical hookups and water. Clean bathrooms and showers and on-site laundry facilities make for comfortable camping. Guests have wireless Internet access anywhere in the campground. From the campground, guests can look out onto a lake and watch the nearby electricity-producing windmills create eco-friendly energy.

Sweetwater RV Park
201 W. Florida
Sweetwater, Texas 79556
(325) 325-1223

Article Written By Patrick M. Lind

Patrick M. Lind has been freelance writing since 2007 and has worked as an editor and journalist for He received a Master of Arts in history from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands and has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and Middle East.

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