Camping In Texas Parks

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DAINGERFIELD—DAINGERFIELD STATE PARK

From Daingerfield: TX 49E to Park Road 17. On Lake Daingerfield. Wheeledcamper or tent sites with electric, water & sewer 40; water only 12. Group dining hall; group lodge; cabins 3. Limit 14 days. Dump station, flush toilets, showers, ice. State Park store, interpretive center, swimming—lake, fishing, boat ramp, playground, bicycle trails, nature trails. Fee. (455 Park Road 17, Daingerfield 75638, 903/645-2921. www.tpwd.state.tx.us.) PINEY WOODS

DALHART—RITA BLANCA LAKE PARK

From US 54/87/385 intersection: S 2 miles to FM 281, take FM 281 W 1.5 miles. On Rita Blanca Lake. Wheeled-camper sites with electric, water & sewer 8. Prepared tent sites 3. Limit 14 days. No reservations. Dump station, vault toilets, picnic tables. Bicycle trails, horseback riding, nature trails, scenic views, 18-hole disc golf, fishing pond, playground in area. Fees. (PO Box 2005, Dalhart 79022, 806/244-5511.) PANHANDLE PLAINS

DAWSON—LIBERTY HILL PARK

From TX 31: FM 709 NW 3.5 miles. On Navarro Mills Lake. Back-in wheeledcamper sites 95; with electric & water 92; with sewer 12. Screened shelters 5; group shelter 1. Limit 14 days. Dump station, flush toilets, showers, bait, picnic shelters, grills, ice, grocery. Swimming—lake, fishing, boat ramps, scenic views. Fee. (Corps of Engineers, 1175 FM 667, Purdon 76679-9707, 254/578-1431. www.recreation.gov.) PRAIRIES AND LAKES

DAWSON—OAK PARK

From TX 31: NE 4.3 miles; FM 667 NW 1.5 miles. On Navarro Mills Lake. Back-in wheeled-camper sites with electric & water 48, with sewer 6. Group shelter 1. Limit 14 days. Dump station, flush toilets, showers, picnic shelters, grills. Swimming—lake, fishing, boat ramp, scenic views, nature trail. Fee. (Corps of Engineers, 1175 FM 667, Purdon 76679-9707, 254/578-1431. www.recreation.gov.) PRAIRIES AND LAKES

DAWSON—Pecan Point Park

Open April–September. From TX 31: NE 4.3 miles; FM 667 NW 5 miles; FM 744 SW 2.5 miles; FM 1578 S 2 miles. On Navarro Mills Lake. Back-in wheeledcamper sites 35, 5 with hookups. Limit 14 days. Pit toilets, shower, picnic shelters, grills. Swimming—lake, fishing, boat ramp. (1175 FM 667, Purdon 76679-3187, 254/578-1431. www.recreation.gov.) PRAIRIES AND LAKES

DAWSON—WOLF CREEK PARK

Open April 1–Sept 30. From TX 31: NE 4.3 miles; FM 667 NW 3.1 miles; FM 639 SW 2.1 miles. On Navarro Mills Lake. Back-in wheeled-camper sites with electric & water 50; with water 22. Group shelter 1. Limit 14 days. Dump station, flush toilets, showers, picnic shelters, grills. Swimming—lake, fishing, boat ramp, scenic views. Fee. (Corps of Engineers, 1175 FM 667, Purdon 76679-9707, 254/578-1431. www.recreation.gov.) PRAIRIES AND LAKES

DECATUR—Black Creek Recreation Area

From Decatur: FM 730 N 7 miles; County Road 2360 left 2 miles; County Road 2372 right .25 mile; County Road 2461 right .5 mile; FS Road 902 left. On Black Creek Lake, LBJ National Grassland. Camping area 2 acres. Limit 14 days. Pit toilets, no drinking water. Fishing, boat ramp, no swimming or shooting. (US Forest Service, Box 507, Decatur 76234, 940/627-5475.) PRAIRIES AND LAKES

DECATUR—Tadra Point Trailhead Camp

From Decatur: FM 730 N 10 miles; County Road 2461 (Cottonwood Cemetery RD) left; at fork stay on County Road 2461 (left) 2 miles; FSR 904 right 1 mile; FSR 900 right 1 mile. Entrance on left. Camping area 20 acres. Back-in camper & tent sites 26; primitive areas available. Limit 14 days. Pit toilets, fire rings, bicycle trails, horseback riding, hiking. (US Forest Service, Box 507, Decatur 76234, 940/627-5475.) PRAIRIES AND LAKES

DECATUR—Valley View Group Use Campground

From Decatur: US 81/287 N 11 miles; FM 1655 right 8 miles; Roberts Road right 1.5 mi: County Road 2690 left 2 miles; County Road 2675 right 100 yards; County Road 2777 left, to entrance on right. Camping area 20 acres; by permit only—call 940/627-5475. Back-in camper & tent sites 15. Primitive areas available. Limit 14 days. Pit toilets, fire rings, tables, picnic shelter, stock water, bicycle trails, horseback riding, hiking. Fee. (US Forest Service, Box 507, Decatur 76234, 940/627-5475.) PRAIRIES AND LAKES

DEL RIO—Amistad National Recreation Area (277 North Campground)

From Del Rio: US 90 about 5 miles; US 277 N 6 miles; E on 277 N campground road. On Lake Amistad. Wheeled-camper or tent sites 17; no hookups or water. Limit 14 days. All sites first-come, first-served. Group site 1 by reservation. Drinking water & dump station at Diablo East. Vault toilets, tables, shelters, grills. No ground fires. Access to water dependent on lake levels. Fee. (Amistad National Rec Area, 4121 Highway 90W, Del Rio 78840, 830/775-7491 ext. 0.) BIG BEND COUNTRY

DEL RIO—Amistad National Recreation Area (Governor’s Landing)

From Del Rio: US 90 W 15 miles; Spur 349 toward Amistad Dam; turn at first Road toward campground. On Lake Amistad. Wheeled-camper or tent sites 15; no hookups. Limit 14 days. All sites first-come, first-served. Dump station at Diablo East, US 90 W. Vault toilets, water, tables, shelters, grills. No ground fires. Access to water dependent on lake levels. Swimming—lake (beach). Fee. (Amistad National Rec Area, 4121 Highway 90W, Del Rio 78840, 830/775-7491 ext. 0.) BIG BEND COUNTRY

DEL RIO—Amistad National Recreation Area (Rough Canyon Campground)

From Del Rio: US 90 about 5 miles; US 277 N 15 miles; Recreation Road 2 W 11 miles. On Lake Amistad. Wheeled-camper or tent sites 4. No hookups or water. Limit 14 days. All sites first-come, first-served. Dump station at Diablo East. Drinking water at parking lot adjacent to site. Flush toilets next to campground, tables, shelters, grills. No ground fires. Access to water dependent on lake levels. Fee. (Amistad National Rec Area, 4121 Highway 90W, Del Rio 78840-9350, 830/775-7491 ext. 0.) BIG BEND COUNTRY

DEL RIO—Amistad National Recreation Area (San Pedro Campground)

From Del Rio: US 90 W 9 miles to Spur 454; follow signs from Spur 454 on graded dirt road to campground. On Lake Amistad. Wheeled-camper or tent sites 34; no hookups or water. Limit 14 days. All sites first-come, first-served. Group site 1 by reservation. Drinking water & dump station at Diablo East. Vault toilets, tables, shelters, grills. No ground fires. Access to water dependent on lake levels. Fee. (Amistad National Rec Area, 4121 Highway 90W, Del Rio 78840-9350, 830/775-7491 ext. 0.) BIG BEND COUNTRY

DEL RIO—Amistad National Recreation Area (Spur 406 Campground)

From Del Rio: US 90 W 20 miles; Spur 406 S 5 miles to campground. On Lake Amistad. Wheeled-camper or tent sites 6, no hookups or water. Limit 14 days. All sites first-come, first-served. Drinking water & dump station at Diablo East. Vault toilets, tables, shelters, grills. No ground fires. Launch ramp. Access to water dependent on lake levels. Fee. (Amistad National Rec Area, 4121 Highway 90W, Del Rio 78840-9350, 830/775-7491 ext. 0.) BIG BEND COUNTRY

DENISON—EISENHOWER STATE PARK

From US 75, Exit 72: TX 91 N 2 miles to Denison Dam; FM 1310 W 2 miles to park entrance. On Lake Texoma; 465 acres. Wheeled-camper or tent sites with electric, water & sewer 50; with electric & water 82. All-paved group camp area for RVs & travel trailers with water & electric 37 sites, plus rest room & pavilion. Prepared tent sites 48. Screened shelters 35; group sites 3. Limit 14 days. Reservations OK. Dump station, flush toilets, drinking water, hot showers, picnic tables, fire pits, ice, grocery, snack bar, bathhouse. Fishing, tackle for sale or rent, bait, swimming—lake, boat ramp (motor boats OK), bicycle trails, trail bike area, playground, horseshoe pitching, park naturalist, nature trails, scenic views, Wi-Fi, ATV trail, fishing piers, amphitheater, pavilion, recreation hall. Fee. (50 Park Road 20, Denison 75020, 903/465-1956. www.tpwd.state.tx.us.) PRAIRIES AND LAKES

DENISON—PRESTON BEND RECREATION AREA

Open April 1–Sept 30. From US 69/75: FM 120 W 5.6 miles; SH 289 N 8.5 miles. On Lake Texoma. Camper trailer or tent sites with electric & water 26. Tent sites with water 12; group shelters 2. Limit 14 days. Dump station, flush & pit toilets, showers, picnic shelters, grills. Courtesy boat dock & boat ramp. Fees. (Corps of Engineers, 351 Corps Road, Denison 75020, 903/465-4990. www.recreation.gov.) PRAIRIES AND LAKES

DENISON—TEXAS DAM SITE

Open year-round. From Denison: TX 91 N 4 miles; Corps Road N 1 mile. On Red River. Camper trailer or tent sites with electric & water 22. Tent sites with water 6; group shelter 1. Limit 14 days. Dump station, flush & pit toilets, showers, picnic shelters, grills. Boat ramp located above dam at Spillway Boat Ramp. Fees. (Corps of Engineers, 351 Corps Road, Denison 75020-6425, 903/465-4990. www.swt.usace.army.mil/recreat/recreat.htm.) PRAIRIES AND LAKES

DENVER CITY—YOAKUM COUNTY PARK

From TX 83: TX 214 N 5.9 miles. Back-in wheeled-camper sites with electric & water 13. Limit 4 days. Dump station, flush toilets, softball field, horseshoes. (Co Park Dept, PO Box 643, Denver City 79323, 806/592-3166.) PANHANDLE PLAINS

DUMAS—Blue Creek Bridge Public Use Area

From US 87/287: FM 1913 E 15.6 miles. On Lake Meredith. Undeveloped camping area. Limit 14 days. No firewood available, no drinking water. Vault toilets, fire rings, grills. 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

DUMAS—Blue West Public Use Area

From US 87/287: FM 1913 E 15.6 miles; local road E 2.6 miles. On Lake Meredith. Wheeled-camper or tent sites 50. Limit 14 days. No firewood available. Vault toilets, fire rings, tables, grills, no drinking water. Fishing, boat ramp— depending on water level—(motorboats OK, fee), picnic shelters, scenic views. Courtesy dock available when lake level is 70 feet. (National Park Service, Box 1460, Fritch 79036, 806/857-3151. www.nps.gov/lamr/planyourvisit/camping.htm.) PANHANDLE PLAINS

DUMAS—Plum Creek

From US 87/287: TX 152 E 16 miles; FM 1913 S 12 miles to access Road. On Lake Meredith. Undeveloped camping area. Limit 14 days. No firewood available. Vault toilets, fire rings, grills, no drinking water. Fishing, boat ramp—accessible when water level is above 95 ft, picnic shelters. (National Park Service, Box 1460, Fritch 79036, 806/857-3151. www.nps.gov/lamr/planyourvisit/camping.htm.) PANHANDLE PLAINS

DUMAS—TEXHOMA PARK

Within city: 500 W First (US 87N). Wheeled-camper sites with electric. Limit 1vday. Dump station, flush toilets, picnic area. (City Park Dept, Box 438, Dumasv79029, 806/934-0837. www.ci.dumas.tx.us/visitors/recreation/texhoma_park.jsp.) PANHANDLE PLAINS

DUMAS

(See Fritch)