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CADDO—POSSUM KINGDOM STATE PARK

From US 180: Park Road 33 N 18 miles. On Possum Kingdom Lake. Back-in wheeled-camper or tent sites with electric & water 61; with water 53. Cabins with AC 4; lodge. Limit 14 days. Reservations OK. Dump station, flush toilets, showers, grills, grocery, ice. Swimming—lake, fishing, boat ramp, playground, skiing. Fee. (Box 70, Caddo 76429, 940/549-1803. www.tpwd.state.tx.us.) PANHANDLE PLAINS

CAMP WOOD—Wes Cooksey RV Park

From TX 55: TX 55 S 3.5 miles. On Lake Nueces. Paved interior roads. RV sites with water & electric 30, some also have sewer. Tent camping. Showers, boat ramp, swimming, horseshoes, basketball, volleyball. (Box 985, Camp Wood 78833, 830/597-3223. www.campwood.com/CookseyPark.) HILL COUNTRY

CANADIAN—HEMPHILL COUNTY RV PARK

From N city limits of Canadian on US 83/US60: Turn E on Sixth Street, go one block, campground behind rodeo grounds. No reservations. Wheeled-camper sites with electric & water 20. Primitive camping available on 2 acres. Limit 5 days. Dump station, no toilets, picnic tables. Playground, horseshoe pitching, nature trails, historical wagon bridge. Fees. (400 Main, Courthouse, Canadian 79014, 806/323-6234.) PANHANDLE PLAINS

CANYON—PALO DURO CANYON STATE PARK

From US 87: TX 217 E 12.4 miles; Park Road 5 E & S. On Prairie Dog Town Fork of Red River. Wheeled-camper or tent sites with electric & water 73; with water nearby 43. Cabins with AC 3; mini-cabins with AC 4. Limit 14 days. Reservations OK. Dump station, flush toilets, showers, park store, gift shop, snack bar. Horseback riding, playground, hiking, nature & geological study. Pioneer Amphitheater: “Texas” outdoor historical musical drama, mid-June–late August. Fee. (11450 Park Road 5, Canyon 79015, 806/488-2227. www.tpwd.state.tx.us.) PANHANDLE PLAINS

CASTROVILLE—CASTROVILLE REGIONAL PARK

From US 90 & Athens Street in city: Athens Street S 5 blocks; Lisbon Street W 3 blocks; S on Alsace Street. On Medina River. 126 acres. Pull-through wheeled camper sites (most shaded) with electric (30/50 amps), water & sewer 40. Dump station, picnic tables, bathhouse, rec hall with kitchen. Adjacent playground, onsite laundry, Wi-Fi. Fee. (816 Alsace St, Castroville 78009, 830/931-0033. Picnic area/pavilion reservations: 830/931-4070. www.castroville.com, click Castroville Regional Park.) HILL COUNTRY

CEDAR HILL—CEDAR HILL STATE PARK

From I-20: FM 1382 S 4.5 miles. From US 67: FM 1382 W 2.5 miles. On Joe Pool Lake. Wheeled-camper & tent sites with electric, water & sewer 119; with electric, water, sewer & ADA accommodation 4; with electric & water 232. Primitive tent areas 20. Limit 14 days. Dump station, flush toilets, showers, playground, picnic tables. Swimming—lake, 2 public boat ramps. Guided hikes, farm tours, naturalist programs, nature trails, bicycle trails, scenic views, wildlife viewing. Joe Pool Marina with fishing, tackle, bait, boat slip, kayak & Jet Ski rental, ice, grocery, snack bar. Penn Farm Agricultural History Center. Fee. (1570 W FM 1382, Cedar Hill 75104, 972/291-3900. www.tpwd.state.tx.us.) PRAIRIES AND LAKES

CENTER

(See Shelbyville)

CHICO—WISE COUNTY PARK

W FM 1658 from TX 114 intersection 5 miles; FM 2952 right to County Road 1638; left about 3 miles. On Bridgeport Lake. Wheeled-camper sites with no hookups 36; with electric water & sewer 14; with electric only 10. Fee for hookups. Prepared tent sites 36; primitive camping on 180 acres. Limit 21 days. Dump station; flush, pit & vault toilets; hot showers; picnic tables; fire pits; grocery. Swimming— lake, fishing, boat ramp (motorboats OK), playground, nature trails, scenic views. (372 County Road 1638, Chico 76431, 940/644-1910.) PRAIRIES AND LAKES

CHILDRESS—BAYLOR LAKE/CHILDRESS LAKE

From Childress: US 287 N 12 miles; Loop 328 to FM 2466; left 2.5 miles. On Baylor Lake & Childress Lake. Wheeled-camper sites with electric & water 16. Arbors for tent camping 9; tent camping also available. Dump station, flush toilets, hot showers. Picnic tables, grills, playground. Fees. (Childress Anglers & Sportsman Club, 231 Bluebonnet Lane, Childress 79201, 940/937-2102.) PANHANDLE PLAINS

CHILDRESS—City Fair Park

At Childress: Exit US 287; Commerce Street N 3 blocks; turn right after entering park. On Fair Park Lake. 60 acres. Wheeled-camper sites with electric & water 5; undeveloped tent sites. Limit 3 days. Flush toilets, tables & shelters. Swimming—pool, fishing, playground, tennis, softball, nature trails, scenic views. Fees. (PO Box 1087, Childress 79201, 940/937-3684.) PANHANDLE PLAINS

CLARENDON—Kincaid Park

From US 287: TX 70 N about 4 miles. Near Greenbelt Lake. Wheeled-camper sites with electric & water 25; primitive camping sites. Fees. (PO Box 665, Clarendon 79226, 806/874-3650.) PANHANDLE PLAINS

CLEBURNE—CLEBURNE STATE PARK

From I-35W at Exit 26A: US 67 W 25.5 miles; take Park Road 21 SW 6 miles. to park. On Cedar Lake. Back-in wheeled-camper or tent sites 58; with electric, water & sewer 27. Group Camp Facility (2 barracks & dining hall); screened shelters 6. Limit 14 days. Reservations OK. Dump station, flush toilets, hot showers, picnic tables, grills. Swimming—lake; fishing; boat ramp (motorboats OK, no-wake speed); mountain bike & nature trails, playground, Wi-Fi access. Entry & camping fees. (5800 Park Road 21, Cleburne 76033, 817/645-4215. www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/cleburne. Reservations: www.tpwd.state.tx.us/business/park_reservations/web.) PRAIRIES AND LAKES

CLIFTON

(See Whitney)

COLDSPRING—Double Lake Recreation Area

From US 59 in Cleveland: FM 2025 N 14 miles; FSR 210 right 1.5 miles. On Double Lake in Sam Houston National Forest. Concessionaire: Back-in camper or tent sites with electric, water & sewer 20; with electric & water 21; with no hookups 24. Family sites for up to 8 people; group sites for up to 25 people 9 (37 of all campsites are wheelchair accessible). Limit 14 days. Flush toilets, showers, picnic shelters 2, canoe & paddleboat rental, grills, snack bar, ice. Swimming—lake, fishing, boating (small electric motors only), nature trails, bike trail. Fee. (US Forest Service, 394 W FM 1375, New Waverly 77358, 936/653-3448.) PINEY WOODS

COLDSPRING—Wolf Creek Park

Open March 1–Nov 31. From Coldspring: TX 156 NW 2 miles; FM 224 5 miles. Park entrance on right. On Lake Livingston. Back-in camper sites with electric, water & sewer 46; with electric & water 57. Reservations OK. Flush toilets, hot showers. Boat ramps, fishing piers, fish-cleaning station, volleyball court, basketball court, playground. (Trinity River Authority, PO Box 309, Coldspring 77331, 936/653-4312. www.trinityra.org.) PINEY WOODS

COLEMAN—FLATROCK PARK

Open May 1–Oct 15. From TX 206: TX 153 W 8 miles; local road S 2 miles. On Hords Creek Lake. Wheeled-camper sites with electric & water 57, with sewer 5. Group camping pavilion with electric 1; screened shelters 6, with AC 3. Limit 14 days. Dump station, flush toilets, shelters, grills. Swimming—lake, fishing, boat ramp, fishing pier. Fee. (Corps of Engineers, 230 Friendship Park Road, Coleman 76834, 432/625-2322. www.recreation.gov.) PANHANDLE PLAINS

COLEMAN—LAKESIDE PARK

From TX 206: TX 153 W 9 miles; local road S .4 miles. On Hords Creek Lake. Wheeled-camper or tent sites with electric & water 67. Group camping pavilions with electric 3; screened shelters 6 (with AC 3). Limit 14 days. Dump station,flush & pit toilets, showers, shelters, grills. Swimming—lake, fishing, fishing pier, fish-cleaning station, boat ramp, nature trails, park naturalist. Fee. (Corps of Engineers, 230 Friendship Park Road, Coleman 76834, 432/625-2322. www.recreation.gov.) PANHANDLE PLAINS

COLEMAN—O.H. IVIE RESERVOIR KENNEDY PARK

From TX 206: 6 miles S; US 67 W 4.6 miles; FM 503 S 13.8 miles; FM 1929 W 6.5 miles. On O.H. Ivie Reservoir. Wheeled-camper sites 30; with electric & water 18; with electric, water & sewer 12. Primitive camping on 70 acres. Cabins 12; motel rooms 30. Limit 7 days. Picnic tables with grills. Group pavilion. Dump station, flush & pit toilets. Bait, snack bar, ice, grocery. Swimming—lake, fishing, boat ramp. No ATVs. Fee. (CRMWD, Box 869, Big Spring 79721-0869, 432/267- 6341. Concessionaire: 325/357-4776.) PANHANDLE PLAINS

COLEMAN—O.H. Ivie Reservoir Padgitt Park

From TX 206: 6 miles N; US 67 W 4.6 miles; FM 503 S 11 miles; FM 2134 W 7 miles. On O.H. Ivie Reservoir. Wheeled-campers (no hookups) & primitive camping. Limit 7 days. Picnic tables with grills. Pit toilets. Swimming—lake, fishing, boat ramp. No ATVs. Fee. (CRMWD, Box 869, Big Spring 79721-0869, 432/267-6341.) PANHANDLE PLAINS

COLMESNEIL—Lake Tejas

From Colmesneil: 1 mile E, on the N side of FM 256. On Lake Tejas. Sites with full hookups 12; open camp sites with water & electric; primitive sites with no water or electric. Cabins with AC 3; self-contained units with AC & kitchenettes 3; pavilion camping 2. Swimming—lake, fishing (catch & release). Fee. (Lake Tejas, 127 Lake Tejas Loop, Colmesneil 75938, 409/200-0402, 409/837- 5757 ext. 103. www.laketejas.net.) PINEY WOODS

COLORADO CITY—LAKE COLORADO CITY STATE PARK

From I-20: FM 2836 S 6 miles; park Road W. On Lake Colorado City. Back-in wheeled-camper or tent sites with electric & water 69; pull-through sites with electric & water 9. Mini cabins 11; prepared tent sites with water nearby 34. Reservations OK. Group dining hall. Dump station, flush toilets, showers, grills, fishing barge. Swimming—lake, lighted fishing pier, picnic pavilion, playgrounds, boat ramp, skiing, star gazing, birding, Wi-Fi. Paddle boats, kayaks & hydrobike rentals. Fee. (4582 FM 2836, Colorado City 79512, 325/728-3931. www.tpwd.state.tx.us.) PANHANDLE PLAINS

COMANCHE—COPPERAS CREEK PARK

From TX 36: US 67/377 E 5.4 miles; FM 2861 N 1.9 miles. On Proctor Lake. Wheeled-camper sites with electric & water 66; with sewer 6. Group shelters 2. Limit 14 days. Dump station, flush toilets, showers, picnic shelters, grills. Swimming— lake, fishing, boat ramp, scenic views. Fee. (Corps of Engineers, 2180 FM 2861, Comanche 76442, 254/879-2424. www.recreation.gov.) PRAIRIES AND LAKES

COMANCHE—PROMONTORY PARK

Open April 1–Sept 30. From TX 36: TX 16 N 12 miles; FM 2318 E 5 miles. On Proctor Lake. Wheeled-camper or tent sites 81; with water & electric 66. Screened shelters 5; group shelters 3. Limit 14 days. Dump station, flush toilets, showers, picnic shelters, grills. Swimming—lake, boat ramp, fishing, scenic views. Fee. (Corps of Engineers, 2180 FM 2861, Comanche 76442, 254/879-2424. www.recreation.gov.) PRAIRIES AND LAKES

COMSTOCK—SEMINOLE CANYON STATE PARK & HISTORIC SITE

W of Comstock 10 miles on US 90; W of Del Rio 42 miles. Back-in wheeled-camper or tent sites with electric & water 23. Tent sites 8; plus 15 primitive camping sites. Limit 14 days. Reservations OK. Dump station, flush toilets, drinking water, hot showers, picnic tables, fire pits, ice. Bicycle trails, park naturalist, nature trails, scenic views, Wi-Fi, park store & interpretive center, guided tours of prehistoric pictographs. Fee. (PO Box 820, Comstock 78837, 432/292-4464. www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/seminole_canyon.) BIG BEND COUNTRY

CONCAN—GARNER STATE PARK

From TX 127: US 83 N 7.2 miles; Park Road 29 E. On Frio River. Back-in wheeledcamper or tent sites with electric & water 146. Tent sites with water hookups 206. Screened shelters 37; cabins 17. Group-camping facilities. Limit 14 days. Reservations OK. Dump station, flush toilets, showers. Seasonal: park store, miniature golf, pedal boats, snack bar. Swimming—river, fishing, hiking trails. Fee. (234 RR 1050, Concan 78838, 830/232-6132. www.tpwd.state.tx.us.) HILL COUNTRY

COOPER—COOPER LAKE STATE PARK (DOCTOR’S CREEK UNIT)

From TX 154: 2 miles S on FR 1529. Half-mile N of Cooper Lake Dam. On Cooper Lake. Wheeled-camper or tent sites with electric 42 (2 for park hosts). Screened shelters 5; cottages with AC 2. Limit 14 days. Dump station, flush toilets, showers, fire rings. Group picnic shelter, amphitheater. Swimming—lake, fishing, fishing pier, boat ramp, playground, nature trails. Fee. (1664 FM 1529 S, Cooper 75432, 903/395-3100. www.tpwd.state.tx.us.) PRAIRIES AND LAKES

COOPER

(See also Sulphur Springs)

CORPUS CHRISTI—PADRE BALLI PARK

From Park Road 22: TX 361 SW 2.8 miles; local road E .2 mile. On Gulf of Mexico; 374.5 acres. Wheeled-camper sites with electric & water 54. Prepared tent sites 35. Limit 14 days. Reservations OK. Dump station, flush toilets, drinking water, hot showers, picnic tables, snack bar, laundry, bathhouse. Fishing, tackle for sale or rent, bait, swimming—gulf, scenic views. (Nueces County Parks Dept, PO Box 18608, Corpus Christi 78480, 361/949-8121. www.nuecesbeachparks.com.) GULF COAST

CORPUS CHRISTI—PADRE ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE

From TX 358 (S Padre Island Drive): Park Road 22 to National Seashore about 15 miles. On Gulf of Mexico (to east) & Laguna Madre (to west). RV or tent camping sites at Malaquite Campground, Bird Island Basin Campground & Windsurfing Area, & North & South Beach. Tent camping only at Yarborough Pass on South Beach. All camping primitive; no electric hookups or water. Limit 14 days, minimum 48 hours between stays after 14 days, maximum 56 calendar days per year. All camping first-come, first-served; permit required. Dump station, water fill-up station, flush toilets, cold-water rinse showers at Malaquite Campground. Fishing (boat or surf), swimming, boat ramp, interpretive programs, nature trail birding driving tour, star parties (seasonal), kayaking, windsurfing. (20420 Park Road 22, Corpus Christi 78480, 361/949-8068. www.nps.gov/pais/planyourvisit/camp.) GULF COAST

CORSICANA

(See Dawson)

CRANE—CRANE COUNTY 4-H RV PARK

From US 385 & TX 329: TX 329 W .7 mile; N on truck route about 700 feet to park entrance. On Sixth Street Pond. 8 acres. Wheeled-camper sites with electric, water & sewer 8. Dump station, flush toilets, drinking water, picnic tables, fire pits. Fishing (winter months), swimming—pool, playground, volleyball, horseshoes, basketball, walking trail, skate park. (900 W Sixth St, Crane 79731, 432/558-3522.) BIG BEND COUNTRY

CROCKETT—Ratcliff Lake Recreation Area

From Crockett: TX 7 E 15 miles. Ratcliff Lake in Davy Crockett National Forest. RV, camper or tent sites 76; with electric 17. Picnic shelters 2; several electric & non-electric campsites on reservation system. Limit 14 days. RV maximum length 50 feet. Flush toilets, hot showers, grills, snack bar (summer only). Swimming— lake, fishing (no gas motors), scenic views, hiking trails. Fee. (US Forest Service, 18551 State Highway 7 E, Kennard 75847, 936/655-2299. Reservations: 877/644-6777 or www.recreation.gov.) PINEY WOODS

CROSBYTON—Campground #1

From US 82: FM 651 S 13.5 miles; FM 2794 E & S 8.6 miles. On White River Lake. Wheeled-camper or tent sites 20. RV maximum length 25 feet. Limit 7 days. Flush toilets, cold showers. Boat ramps, swimming—lake, fishing, skiing. Fee. (White River Municipal Water District, 2880 FM 2794, Spur 79370, 806/263-4240.) PANHANDLE PLAINS

CROSBYTON—Campground #2

From US 82: FM 651 S 13.5 miles; FM 2794 E & S 8.6 miles; West Road NE 1.5 miles. On White River Lake. Wheeled-camper or tent sites 25; with electric & water 10. RV maximum length 25 feet. Limit 7 days. Flush toilets. Swimming— lake, fishing, skiing. (White River Municipal Water District, 2880 FM 2794, Spur 79370, 806/263-4240.) PANHANDLE PLAINS

CROSBYTON—Campground #3

From US 82: FM 651 S 13.5 miles; FM 2794 E & S 7.2 miles; White River Road NW 1.9 miles. On White River Lake. Wheeled-camper or tent sites 25. RV maximum length 25 feet. Limit 7 days. Flush toilets. Swimming—lake, fishing, boat skiing, hiking, dock. (White River Municipal Water District, 2880 FM 2794, Spur 79370, 806/263-4240.) PANHANDLE PLAINS

CROSBYTON—Campground #4

From US 82: FM 651 S 13.5 miles; FM 2794 E & S 7.2 miles; White River Road 4 miles past Campground #3, Sand Creek Road to the right 1 mile. On White River Lake. Primitive camping only. Limit 7 days. Tables with shade 6. No toilets, no water. Swimming—lake, skiing, fishing, hiking. (White River Municipal Water District, 2880 FM 2794, Spur 79370, 806/263-4240.) PANHANDLE PLAINS

CROSBYTON—CITY PARK

US 82 at E city limit. Wheeled-camper or tent sites with water, electric, & sewer 8. Limit 3 days. Dump station, tables. Swimming—pool, playground. (221 W Main, Crosbyton 79322, 806/675-2301.) PANHANDLE PLAINS

 CROSBYTON—WHITE RIVER LAKE

From Crosbyton: Take FM 651 S 13.6 miles; E (left) onto FM 2794 8 miles to White River Lake. On White River Lake. Wheeled-camper or tent sites with electric & water 20. Prepared tent sites 25; primitive camping on 100 acres. Limit 7 days. No reservations. Dump station, flush toilets, drinking water, cold showers, picnic tables, fire pits, fire places, ice, grocery, snack bar. Fishing, tackle for sale or rent, bait, swimming—lake, boat ramp (motorboats OK), playground, horseshoe pitching, scenic views. (2880 FM 2794, Crosbyton 79370, 806/263-4240.) PANHANDLE PLAINS

CROWELL—COPPER BREAKS STATE PARK

From US 70: TX 6 N 9 miles, Park Road 62 .5 mile. On Lake Copper Breaks. Comanche Camping Area: .25 mile from Lake Copper Breaks. Wheeled-camper sites with electric, water, covered tables. Kiowa Camping Area: .1 mile from Lake Copper Breaks. 11 tent sites. Big Pond Camping Area: 1 mile from Lake Copper Breaks. 10 tent & equestrian camping sites with covered tables. All sites listed above have a table, fire ring, grill & drinking water nearby. Primitive Camping Area: 1 acre site, maximum 48 people. Group Camping Area: 5 tent sites, maximum 40 people. Self-guided nature trail, hiking trails, equestrian trail, longhorns, fishing, swimming—lake, boating (limit 5 mph), boat ramp, fishing pier, interpretive center, amphitheater, group picnic area, volleyball court, playgrounds, picnicking, flush toilets, dump station, showers, scenic views. Fee. (777 Park Road 62, Quanah 79252, 940/839-4331. www.tpwd.state.tx.us.) PANHANDLE PLAINS