The Best Camping in East Texas

The Best Camping in East Texas
There are more than 100 state parks in Texas with 17 in the eastern section of the state. Finding a beautiful campsite that meets your outdoor recreational needs will not be a problem. Nestled in hardwood forests and surrounded by water, many of these parks have quite a lot to offer. If you are looking for opportunities to hike, bike, fish, swim, view nature, boat or just sit back and relax, the campgrounds in eastern Texas will not disappoint you.

Mission Tejas State Park

Nestled in the east Texas pinewoods in Houston County, is Mission Tejas State Park. This 363-acre park is home to many historical attractions and offers many recreational activities. The first Spanish mission in Texas, which was built in 1690, is located there, as well as the restored Rice Family Log Home, which was built in 1828. Campsites in the shady park offer water or both water and electricity. There is a dump station for RVs. Bathrooms are available with and without showers. There is also a group camping area. Recreational activities include 3.5 miles of hiking trails, an amphitheater, playground and a 1-acre nature pond.

Mission Tejas State Park
120 State Park Road 44
Grapeland, Texas 75844
(936) 687-2394

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park

Located on the shores of Lake Bob Sandlin is Lake Bob Sandlin State Park. The park is in a heavily wooded hardwood forest on the northern side of Lake Bob Sandlin, which encompasses 9,400 acres. Campsites include premium ones directly on the lake as well as regular sites. All campsites include water and electricity. Primitive and screened shelter camping is also available. Limited-use cabins are also available for rent, though there is no inside plumbing or linens available inside them. Recreational activities include fishing, swimming, mountain biking, hiking, boating, a playground and picnicking. The park also has a fishing pier and boat ramp.

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
341 State Park Road 2117
Pittsburg, Texas 75686
(903) 572-5531

Atlanta State Park

Atlanta State Park is nestled in the wooded area around the 1,475 acre Lake Wright Patman Dam. The park offers an abundance of wildlife and plant species to view. Campsites include water and electricity, and there are some pull-through sites. The park has bathrooms with showers and without. Picnic tables, fire pits and grills are included with every campsite. Recreational activities include hiking, fishing, swimming, canoe rentals, boat ramp, basketball and volleyball courts, horseshoe pits and a playground.

Atlanta State Park
927 Park Road 42
Atlanta, Texas 75551
(903) 796-6476

Article Written By Joyce Starr

Joyce Starr is a professional writer from Florida and owns a landscaping company and garden center. She has published articles about camping in Florida, lawn care and gardening and writes for a local gardening newsletter. She shares her love and knowledge of the outdoors and nature through her writing.

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