Camping

Krause Springs

    For water lovers, choose from over 30 springs to swim, relax and cool off in to beat the Texas heat. Located just 30 minutes from Austin in Spicewood, the Krause family owns 115 acres of land on the National Registry of Historical Sites, and they have been welcoming guests and campers for over …

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Big Bend Ranch State Park

Located in the nation’s second largest and most populous state, “a paradise on Earth” awaits. Tucked away, deep in the northern Chihuahuan Desert lies the extraordinary Big Bend Ranch State Park. Backcountry camping, nature viewing, and wildlife observation opportunities away visitors eager to set their sights on Texas lyre snakes, and mountain lions. Activities Nature …

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Big Thicket National Preserve

Located in the southeast portion of the state, Big Thicket National Preserve is the creator of many Texans’ fondest memories. The overwhelming consensus from county locals: The Big Thicket is awesome. It can literally strike a sense of wonder into the minds and hearts of its visitors. Towering trees, bio-life variety, and the mysterious “Ghost …

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Lake Meredith National Recreation Area

Prized for Lake Meredith itself, this national recreation area in the Texas panhandle offers visitors a place to swim, boat and fish, as well as takes scenic hikes along the naturally-formed canyons and multiple campsites. With a few activity-specific exceptions (such as boating permits) visiting Lake Meredith is free!

Lake Somerville State Park

Comprised of two units, Nails Creek and Birch Creek, the Lake Somerville State Park draws crowds because of its secluded campsites (which feel private even with hundreds of other guests), trails and lake activities. A laid back environment with a little something for everyone, Lake Somerville is popular for family reunions, holiday trips, and group …

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