Camping In Texas Parks

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ABILENE—ABILENE STATE PARK

From US 84: FM 89 S 14.5 miles to Park Road 32. Adjacent to Lake Abilene.  Back-in wheeled-camper sites with electric, sewer & water 6; with electric 72; tent sites with water 12. Screened shelters 5. Yurts with electric 3. Group day-use buildings 2. Limit 14 days. Dump station, flush toilets, showers, grills, snack bar (summer). Swimming—pool, fishing, scenic views, nature trails. Fee. (150 Park Road 32, Tuscola 79562, 325/572-3204. Reservations: 512/389-8900 or online. www.tpwd.state.tx.us.) PANHANDLE PLAINS

ABILENE—Johnson Park

From I-20: FM 600 N 6.6 miles; FM 1082 E .6 mile. On Lake Fort Phantom Hill; camping area 37 acres. No prepared sites. Limit 48 hours. Flush toilets, drinking water. Fishing, boat ramp, disc golf, picnic shelters. (City Park Dept, Box 60, Abilene 79604, 325/676-6217.) PANHANDLE PLAINS

ABILENE—Seabee Park

From I-20: FM 600 N 3.2 miles; local road E. On Elm Creek. Camping area 40 acres; prepared sites 4. Limit 48 hours. Flush toilets. Fishing, boat ramp, picnic shelter. (City Park Dept, Box 60, Abilene 79604, 325/676-6217.) PANHANDLE PLAINS

ALBANY—FORT GRIFFIN STATE HISTORIC SITE

From US 180: US 283 N 14.4 miles; Park Road 54 E. On Clear Fork of Brazos River. Sites with electric & water 20; full hookups 8; with water only 5; screened shelter 1. Reservations OK. Dump station, flush toilets, showers. Fishing, boat rental, playground, hiking trails, visitor center, scenic views, official home of the State of Texas Longhorn Herd. Fee. (1701 N US 283, Albany 76430, 325/762- 3592. www.visitfortgriffin.com) PANHANDLE PLAINS

ALTO—MISSION TEJAS STATE PARK

From US 69: TX 21 SW 12.3 miles. Wheeled-camper sites with water, electric & sewer 5, with water & electric 7; tent sites with water & electric 3, with water 2. Group camping & picnic areas, picnic sites. Dump station, flush toilets, showers, ice, nature trail, Rice family log home, San Francisco de los Tejas Mission. Fee. (120 State Park Road 44, Grapeland 75844, 936/687-2394. www.tpwd.state.tx.us.) PINEY WOODS

ALVIN—Camp Mohawk County Park

From Alvin: TX 35 S 5 miles to park entrance sign on right. On Chocolate Bayou. Tent camping, group dorms with AC 2, cabins with AC 2. Covered pavilions 5. Swimming—pool, bathhouse, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, walking trails, playground. Handicap accessible. Reservations required. (Camp Mohawk County Park, 110 Mohawk Drive (N TX 35), Alvin 77511, 281/581-2319. www.brazoria -county.com/parks/mohawk.) GULF COAST

AMARILLO—Rosita Flats Area

From Amarillo: US 87/287 N 19 miles; turn E at Canadian River Bridge 1 mile. On Lake Meredith. Undeveloped camping area. Limit 14 days. No firewood available, no drinking water. Horseback riding, off-road vehicles allowed. (National Park Service, Box 1460, Fritch 79036, 806/857-3151. www.nps.gov/lamr/ planyourvisit/camping.htm.) PANHANDLE PLAINS

ANAHUAC—Cedar Hill Park

Take I-10: Exit 810, on FM 563 N 5 miles to Lake Charollette Road, to entrance. On Lake Charollette. Camping on about 100 acres. Limit 3 nights maximum stay at no charge. Tent camping only. Must obtain a camping permit to stay. Running water, pit toilets, pavilion, picnic tables, fire pits. Fishing, launching area for canoes (no outboard motors allowed), scenic views, nature trails, park naturalist, observation decks. Fee. (Chambers County Commissioner Precinct 2 office, PO Box 430 Anahuac 77514, 409/267-2409.) GULF COAST

ANAHUAC—Double Bayou Park

From I-10: TX 61 S 4 miles; FM 562 S 7 miles; Eagle Ferry Road W .5 mile. On East Fork of Double Bayou. Camping on about 30 acres. Limit 3 nights maximum stay at no charge. Absolutely no hookups (RVs must be fully selfcontained). Must obtain a camping permit to stay. Flush toilets. Fishing, playground, picnic tables, launching area for canoes (no outboard motors allowed), scenic views. (Chambers County Commissioner Precinct 2 office, PO Box 430, Anahuac 77514, 409/267-2409.) GULF COAST

ANAHUAC—Fort Anahuac Park

From I-10: FM 563 S 7 miles; TX 61 W 1 mile; S Main Street S 1 mile. On Trinity Bay. Camping on about 40 acres. Limit 3 nights maximum stay at no charge. Absolutely no hookups (RVs must be fully self-contained). Must obtain a camping permit to stay. Flush toilets, running water, hot showers. Fishing, boat ramp, playground, picnic tables, fire pits, pavilions, historical markers, 3 ball fields, lighted fishing pier, boardwalk. (Chambers County Commissioner Precinct 2 office, PO Box 430, Anahuac 77514, 409/267-2409.) GULF COAST

ANAHUAC—Job Beason Park

From I-10: FM 563 S 11 miles; Eagle Road S 4.7 miles; W Bayshore Road S .5 mile. On Double Bayou. Camping area 12 acres. Limit 3 nights maximum stay at no charge. Absolutely no hookups (RVs must be fully self-contained). Must obtain a camping permit to stay. Flush toilets, hot showers, picnic tables, fire pits. Fishing, boat ramp, playground, pavilion. (Chambers County Commissioner Precinct 2 office, PO Box 430, Anahuac 77514, 409/267-2409.) GULF COAST

ANAHUAC—White Memorial Park

From I-10: TX 61 S .1 mile. On Turtle Bayou. Camping on about 83 acres. Limit 3 nights maximum stay at no charge. Absolutely no hookups (RVs must be fully selfcontained). Must obtain a camping permit to stay. Flush toilets, cold showers. Fishing, boat ramp, historical markers, picnic tables, fire pits, horseback riding facilities, basketball, nature trails, park naturalist, bird-watching. (Chambers County Commissioner Precinct 2 office, PO Box 430, Anahuac 77514, 409/267-2409.) GULF COAST

ANAHUAC—Winnie-Stowell Park

From I-10: TX 124 S 1 mile; LeBlanc Road E .1 mile. Camping area 30 acres. Limit 3 nights maximum stay at no charge. Absolutely no hookups (RVs must be fully self-contained). Must obtain a camping permit to stay. Flush toilets, running water, picnic tables. Playground, horseback-riding facilities. (Chambers County Commissioner Precinct 1 office, PO Box 260, Winnie 77665, 409/267-2644.) GULF COAST

ANDERSON—GIBBONS CREEK RESERVOIR

From TX 30: FM 244 N .5 mile. From TX 21: FM 39 S 12 miles; FM 244 S 10 miles. On Gibbons Creek Reservoir. Wheeled-camper sites with electric & water 17; with sewer 5. Primitive camping on 2.5 acres. Limit 14 days. Reservations OK. Fee. Dump station, flush toilets, hot showers, picnic tables, fire pits, grocery. Fishing, swimming—lake, boat ramp—5 lanes & accessible in most low-water conditions (motor boats OK). Park closed on Wednesdays. (Texas Municipal Power Agency, PO Box 7000, Bryan 77805, 936/873-2424. www.gibbonscreek.com.) PRAIRIES AND LAKES

ANDREWS—FLOREY PARK

From city: US 385 N 9.6 miles; local road E 1 mile. In shady grove. Wheeledcamper or tent sites with electric & water 200; with electric, water & sewer 52. Limit 7 days. Dump station, flush toilets, grills, community center, pavilion (by reservation). Tennis, volleyball, basketball, croquet courts, playground. (5969 NE County Road 1011, Andrews 79714, 432/524-1401. www.co.andrews.tx.us/parks.htm.) PANHANDLE PLAINS

ANDREWS—Municipal Trailer Park

From US 385: TX 115/176 (W Broadway) W 7 blocks. Back-in wheeled-camper sites with electric, water & sewer 12. Limit 3 days. Fishing & playground (nearby). (Chamber of Commerce, 700 W Broadway, Andrews 79714, 432/523-2695.) PANHANDLE PLAINS

ARROYO CITY

(See Rio Hondo)

ATLANTA—Jackson Creek Park

Open March 1–Oct 31. From TX 77: FM 96 N 2.7 miles; FM 2791 W 1.6 miles; local road N & W 3.3 miles. On Lake Wright Patman. Back-in wheeled-camper or tent sites 20. Limit 14 days. RV maximum length 25 feet. Pit toilets, grills. Fishing, boat ramp. (Corps of Engineers, Box 1817, Texarkana 75501, 903/838-8781.) PINEY WOODS

ATLANTA

(See Queen City, Maud, Texarkana)

AUSTIN—Arkansas Bend Park

From I-35: US 183 NW 13.5 miles; FM 1431 W 11.3 miles; Lohman’s Crossing S 4.5 miles to Sylvester Ford Road. On Lake Travis. Primitive camping area 323 acres, tent camping sites 200. Limit 7 days. Pit toilets, grills. Swimming—lake, fishing, boat ramp (motorboats OK), scenic views. Fee. (LCRA/Travis County Park, Box 1748, Austin 78767, 512/854-9437. www.co.travis.tx.us/tnr/parks.) HILL COUNTRY

AUSTIN—EMMA LONG METROPOLITAN PARK

From Loop 360: FM 2222 W .6 mile; left on City Park Road 6 miles. Road deadends into park. On Lake Austin. Utility camping with electric & water 20. Limit 14 days in a 30-day period. Other camping area 5 acres, primitive campsites 46. Dump station, flush toilets, showers, grills, bathhouse. Swimming—lake, big sandy beach, fishing, boat ramp, trail bike area. (Austin Parks Dept, 1706 City Park Road, Austin 78730, 512/346-1831.) HILL COUNTRY

AUSTIN—Mansfield Dam Recreation Area

From I-35/US 290: FM 2222 W 12.5 miles; FM 620 SW 4.5 mi at 4370 FM 620 N. On Lake Travis. 71 acres. Camping for certified scuba groups of 6 divers or more. Reservations required. Flush toilets, showers, grills. Swimming—lake, scuba, fishing, boat ramp (motorboats OK), scenic views, nature trails, playscape, climbing rock. Fee. (LCRA/Travis County Park, Box 1748, Austin 78767, 512/854-9437. www.co.travis.tx.us/tnr/parks.) HILL COUNTRY

AUSTIN—McKINNEY FALLS STATE PARK

From US 183 S: On McKinney Falls Parkway W 3 miles. On Onion Creek. Wheeled-camper or tent sites with electric & water 85; screened shelters 6. Limit 14 days. Dump station, flush toilets, showers, group dining hall. Swimming— creek, fishing, surfaced & unsurfaced bicycle trails, picnicking, playground, grills, park naturalist, nature trails, gift shop. Fee. (5808 McKinney Falls Parkway, Austin 78744, 512/243-1643. www.tpwd.state.tx.us.) HILL COUNTRY

AUSTIN—Sandy Creek Park

From I-35: US 183 NW 13.5 miles; FM 1431 W 1.8 miles; Lime Creek Road S 6 miles at 9500 Lime Creek Road. On Lake Travis. 25 acres. Tent-camping sites 30. Limit 7 days. Flush toilets, grills. Swimming—lake, fishing, boat ramp (motorboats OK), scenic views, nature trails. Fee. (LCRA/Travis County Park, Box 1748, Austin 78767, 512/854-9437. www.co.travis.tx.us/tnr/parks.) HILL COUNTRY