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The Best Places to Camp in Texas

Wanting to take the family out for a nice relaxing weekend, but don’t want to break the bank while doing so? Save money and check out these amazing places to camp in Texas that offer a wide selection of activities and campsites that will guarantee you have a relaxing, affordable, getaway.

Garner State Park

Enjoy endless miles of tubing down the Frio river while enjoying the views the Hill Country has to offer. Planning to stay overnight? Stay at one of their screened shelters, cabins or campsites. You can also rent out equipment like tables, barbecue pits, heaters and fans to make sure that your campsite is ready to go! For complete information on all the parks rules, cabin reservations, and directions, check out the link below.

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Big Bend National Park

Big Bend makes over one million acres of beautiful land offering hiking, camping, river running, horse riding, mountain bicycling, bird watching and jeep touring. With views of the Rio Grande and the incredible mountains, the family is sure to love this amazing park! There are many communities that you can visit while you are there like Study Butte, Terlingua Ghost Town and Lajitas. These towns offer restaurants and accommodations from cabins to hotels. If you are looking for a family-friendly park to visit this summer, then this is the perfect place for you!

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Ray Roberts Lake State Park

Looking for a beach feeling at a state park this summer? Then pack you swimsuits and water gear and head over to Ray Roberts Lake State Park! Not only can you cool off and relax while making sandcastles, but you can also do various activities like fishing in their 29,000-acre lake or horseback riding. Stay in one of the rooms at Lone Star Lodge or pitch a tent and stay outdoors, whatever is best for you! For more information about the park, check out their website below.

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McKinney Falls State Park

Visit some of the most beautiful waterfalls and river texas has to offer! McKinney Falls State Park is known for its beautiful nature views and campsites all located within the park. If you are looking for a weekend getaway, stay at one of their 81 campsites or rent one of their newly renovated cabins. They also have excellent fishing spots that make for a relaxing and enjoyable stay.Make sure to also bring your bike and gear and get ready to hit the 2.8-mile Onion Creek Hike and Bike Trail. Check out their website below for information regarding everything you need to know about planning your trip.

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Pedernales Falls State Park

There are so many things to do at Pedernales Falls State Park. From horseback riding, camping, swimming in the rivers, hiking, and kayaking; make this one of your summer stops! Relax and enjoy the scenery and birds while you hike one of their many trails. Or if you are feeling adventurous try canoeing or kayaking in the Pedernales river. Johnson city and Dripping Springs are only a short drive from the park too! For more information about camping, directions, and what to do at the park, check out the link below!

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Big Thicket National Preserve

This amazing national preserve offers some of the best scenery in all Texas! They have activities for all ages and also offer over 40 miles of hiking trails, camping, canoeing and kayaking. If you want more information on directions and what the park has to offer, check out the link below.

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Nathali Marroquin

Nathali Marroquin is a Marketing student at the University of Houston and aside from schoolwork, she loves to travel and try new things.