Best Campgrounds in Texas

This list represents the most popular campgrounds in Texas. Use this list to plan your next Texas campgrounds trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Colorado Bend State Park

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    Bend, TX

    Check in with the park rangers at this remote outpost and get assistance with your campsite selection. Sites 23 through 38 are to your right and numbered parking spaces are to your left. The ...
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    Check in with the park rangers at this remote outpost and get assistance with your campsite selection. Sites 23 through 38 ...

  • #2 LBJ National Grasslands

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    Decatur, TX

    When planning your next tent camping trip, the LBJ National Grassland is a nice surprise. While the name conjures visions of mile after mile of treeless expanse, the area is actually a huge park ...
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    When planning your next tent camping trip, the LBJ National Grassland is a nice surprise. While the name conjures visions ...

  • #3 Caddo National Grasslands

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    Bonham, TX

    In a state as large as texas, the hidden gems are exactly that: hidden. This series of three campgrounds is easily overlooked in the 17,873-acre Caddo National Grasslands. While the massive ...
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    In a state as large as texas, the hidden gems are exactly that: hidden. This series of three campgrounds is easily overlooked ...

  • #4 Guadalupe Mountains National Park

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    Salt Flat, TX

    Tent camping in the high desert is always a special experience. Add in the tallest mountain in Texas at 8,749 feet and surrounding sheer cliffs reaching 8,085 feet, and you have one of the premier ...
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    Tent camping in the high desert is always a special experience. Add in the tallest mountain in Texas at 8,749 feet and surrounding ...

  • #5 Copper Breaks State Park

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    Quanah, TX

    One of texas’s hidden gems, Copper Breaks State Park is a must-stop for tent campers, hikers, and history buffs. Don’t be fooled by the approach from Quanah to the north or Crowell to the south. ...
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    One of texas’s hidden gems, Copper Breaks State Park is a must-stop for tent campers, hikers, and history buffs. Don’t be ...

  • #6 Pedernales Falls State Park

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    Johnson City, TX

    As you head west from Austin, you quickly leave the traffic and bright lights of the state’s capitol and begin a journey into Texas history. The 38-mile scenic drive brings you to Pedernales ...
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    As you head west from Austin, you quickly leave the traffic and bright lights of the state’s capitol and begin a journey ...

  • #7 Palo Duro Canyon State Park

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    Canyon, TX

    As you travel the panhandle of Texas, the horizons seem limitless and cotton fields surround you in every direction. However, as you approach the entrance of this popular park, the firsttime ...
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    As you travel the panhandle of Texas, the horizons seem limitless and cotton fields surround you in every direction. However, ...

  • #8 Toledo Bend Reservoir: Indian Mounds Campground

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    Hemphill, TX

    After the pay station, the road narrows and the trees form a canopy down the long hill toward the water. Deep ravines on both sides are filled with flowering redbuds and dogwoods. A right turn ...
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    After the pay station, the road narrows and the trees form a canopy down the long hill toward the water. Deep ravines on ...

  • #9 Lake Fannin Wilderness Park

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    Bonham, TX

    When looking at the Texas map, the Caddo National Grasslands is a patchwork of heavily treed parkland. In the northwest corner is Lake Fannin and a rediscovered area that it seems time almost ...
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    When looking at the Texas map, the Caddo National Grasslands is a patchwork of heavily treed parkland. In the northwest corner ...

  • #10 Toledo Bend Reservoir: Ragtown Recreation Area

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    Center, TX

    Leaving the fast-growing city of Lufkin, the creature comforts of fast food and modern mall life disappear in a hurry. They are replaced by the tall pines, flowering redbuds, and dogwoods as ...
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    Leaving the fast-growing city of Lufkin, the creature comforts of fast food and modern mall life disappear in a hurry. They ...

  • #11 Big Bend National Park: Chisos Basin Campground

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    Big Bend National Park, TX

    With a captivating panoramic view of the Chisos Mountains, the Chisos Basin Campground is one of the most popular camping areas in Big Bend National Park. Turning right off the main park road, ...
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    With a captivating panoramic view of the Chisos Mountains, the Chisos Basin Campground is one of the most popular camping ...

  • #12 Lake Whitney: Lofers Bend Park

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    Whitney, TX

    The friendly gatekeepers will provide you with a map and directions to the best tent-camping sites far away from the RV area near the main boat ramp on the 49,820-acre multiuse Lake Whitney. ...
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    The friendly gatekeepers will provide you with a map and directions to the best tent-camping sites far away from the RV area ...

  • #13 Guadalupe River State Park

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    Spring Branch, TX

    Located only 30 miles north of San Antonio and 13 miles east of Boerne, this popular and scenic park is a must-stay camping stop. Be sure to start your wilderness adventure by picking up vital ...
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    Located only 30 miles north of San Antonio and 13 miles east of Boerne, this popular and scenic park is a must-stay camping ...

  • #14 McKinney Falls State Park

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    Austin, TX

    Located less than 45 minutes from the bright lights and eclectic music scene of downtown Austin, this hidden retreat will soothe those big-city nerves in a hurry. The park will take you back ...
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    Located less than 45 minutes from the bright lights and eclectic music scene of downtown Austin, this hidden retreat will ...

  • #15 Abilene State Park

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    Abilene, TX

    Located at the crossroads of Texas history, Abilene State Park is surrounded by low limestone hills in a rugged area used first by the Tonkawa and Comanches to hunt buffalo and later by Texas ...
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    Located at the crossroads of Texas history, Abilene State Park is surrounded by low limestone hills in a rugged area used ...

  • #16 Garner State Park

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    Concan, TX

    You can tell a park is popular when the drive-up to the entrance station has traffic lanes similar to a sports arena or a large amusement park. There is also a radio frequency for current information ...
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    You can tell a park is popular when the drive-up to the entrance station has traffic lanes similar to a sports arena or a ...

  • #17 Fairfield State Park

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    Fairfield, TX

    If you are looking for a hidden piece of Texas wilderness that offers great fishing, hiking, horseback riding, and tent camping without an RV in sight, Fairfield Lake State Park is your destination. ...
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    If you are looking for a hidden piece of Texas wilderness that offers great fishing, hiking, horseback riding, and tent camping ...

  • #18 Big Bend Ranch State Park

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    Presidio, TX

    Located in the shadow of its better-known neighbor, Big Bend Ranch State Park is an idyllic escape for those seeking a tent camping site along the scenic Rio Grande River with easy access to ...
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    Located in the shadow of its better-known neighbor, Big Bend Ranch State Park is an idyllic escape for those seeking a tent ...

  • #19 Tyler State Park

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    Tyler, TX

    At one time or another, most Texans have traveled on Interstate 20 heading for the eastern United States and those family “vacations” to see relatives or find the white sands (and mosquitos) ...
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    At one time or another, most Texans have traveled on Interstate 20 heading for the eastern United States and those family ...

  • #20 Palmetto State Park

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    Gonzales, TX

    Surrounded by early Texas history, Palmetto State Park is 10 miles from of Gonzales, where one of the most famous events on the road to the Alamo occurred, which led to the eventual independence ...
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    Surrounded by early Texas history, Palmetto State Park is 10 miles from of Gonzales, where one of the most famous events ...