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LA GRANGE—LCRA Oak Thicket Park

From TX 71: TX 159 E 10.2 miles. On Lake Fayette; 85 acres. Wheeled-camper or tent sites with electric & water 20. Cabins 8; screened shelters 8. Rest room with showers, picnic tables with grills. Swimming—lake, fishing, boat ramp (motorboats OK), playground, scenic views. Fees. (4819 W. State Highway 159, Fayetteville, TX 78940, 979/249-3504. Reservations: 512/389-8900. www.lcra.org/parks.) PRAIRIES AND LAKES

LA GRANGE—LCRA Park Prairie

From TX 71: TX 159 E 9 miles. On Lake Fayette; 20 acres. Offers 12 primitive tent sites & a group camping area with a screen shelter. Flush toilets, picnic tables with grills, trail-bike area, scenic views. Swimming—lake, fishing, boat ramp (motorboats OK). Fees. (1250 Park Prairie Road, La Grange 78940, 979-249-3504. Reservations: 512/389-8900. www.lcra.org/parks.) PRAIRIES AND LAKES

LA GRANGE—LCRA Plum Park

From city: TX 71 W about 8 miles; Prairie Valley (County Road 448) right; 2.25 miles to access road to park entrance. On Colorado River. Primitive camping sites. Potable water available at central spigot. Call for information. Chem toilets, fishing. Fee. (1517 Prairie Valley Road, Westpoint 78963, 512/498-1922. www.lcra.org/parks.) PRAIRIES AND LAKES

LAGO VISTA—LCRA Turkey Bend Recreation Area

From Marble Falls/US 281: FM 1431 E; Shaw Drive right to entrance. On Lake Travis; 400 acres. Primitive tent sites. Rest room at entrance to the park, one vault toilet near lakefront campsites. Swimming, fishing, horseback riding, scenic views, open space. Fees. (4000 Shaw Drive, Marble Falls 78654, 512/473-3366. www.lcra.org/parks.) HILL COUNTRY

LAMESA—FORREST PARK

Within city: S Ninth Street & Bryan Avenue. Wheeled-camper sites with electric & water 10. Dump station, no toilets, drinking water, grocery. Playground, softball field, Frisbee golf. (City Office, 601 S First, Lamesa 79331, 806/872-2124. www.ci.lamesa.tx.us.) PANHANDLE PLAINS

LANGTRY

(See Comstock)

LAREDO—LAKE CASA BLANCA INTL STATE PARK

5102 Bob Bullock Loop. From US 59: N 1 mile. On Casa Blanca Lake. Campsites 66 with water & electric (30 & 50 amps). Day-use group facilities. Dump station, flush toilets, showers. Swimming—lake, picnicking, fishing, boat ramp. Playground, tennis court, volleyball, softball, scenic views. Fee. (PO Box 1844, Laredo 78044, 956/725-3826. www.tpwd.state.tx.us.) SOUTH TEXAS PLAINS

LAVON—Lakeland Park

Open March 1–Sept 30. From Lavon: TX 78 N 6 miles; local road W 2 miles. On Lavon Lake. Tent sites 32. Group shelter 1. Limit 14 days. Flush toilets, shelters, grills. Swimming—lake, fishing, boat ramp. Fee. (Corps of Engineers, 3375 Skyview Drive, Wylie 75098-5775, 972/442-3141.) PRAIRIES AND LAKES

LAVON—LAVONIA PARK

Open March 1–Sept 30. From TX 78 in Lavon: local road W 1 mile; E end of dam. On Lavon Lake. Back-in wheeled-camper sites with electric & water 37; tent sites 15. Limit 14 days. Dump station, flush toilets, showers, shelters, grills, bathhouse, amphitheater (summer only). Swimming—lake, trail-bike area, fishing, boat ramp. Fee. (Corps of Engineers, 3375 Skyview Drive, Wylie 75098-5775, 972/442-3141. www.recreation.gov.) PRAIRIES AND LAKES

LAVON

(Also see Wylie)

LEVELLAND—LEVELLAND RV PARK

From TX 114: US 385 S 3.3 miles. Next to Levelland Airport & Mallet Events Center. Wheeled-camper sites with electric & water 7. Limit 3 days. Dump station, tables, grocery, laundry. (Box 1010, Levelland 79336, 806/894-0113. www.levellandtexas.org/rvpark.) PANHANDLE PLAINS

LEWISVILLE—HICKORY CREEK PARK

From TX 121: I-35E N 7.3 miles; exit Hundly Drive .1 mile; overpass W .1 mile; service Road S .2 mile; Turbeville Road W .2 mile; Point Vista Road S .5 mile. On Lewisville Lake. RV or tent sites with electric & water 102; group shelter 1, group-camping area with electric & water 20; primitive sites 10. Dump station, flush toilets, showers. Swimming—lake, boat ramp. Group-camping area by reservation. Fee. (Corps of Engineers, 1801 N Mill St, Lewisville 75057, 469/645-9100. www.recreation.gov.) PRAIRIES AND LAKES

LEWISVILLE—LAKE PARK CAMPGROUND

From I-35 E: FM 407-E; Lake Park Road E 1 mile. On Lewisville Lake. Wheeledcamper sites with electric & water 80; tent sites 22. Reservations OK. Dump station, flush toilets, hot showers, laundry, picnic tables, grocery. Swimming—lake, fishing, boat ramp (motorboats OK), playground, fishing barge, golf course, disc golf. Fee. (City Park, PO Box 299002, Lewisville 75029-9002, 972/219-3742.) PRAIRIES AND LAKES

LEWISVILLE—OAKLAND PARK

Open April 1–Sept 30. From TX 121: I-35E N 6.8 miles; Main Street SE .8 mile; local road S 1 mile. On Lewisville Lake. Back-in wheeled-camper or tent sites with electric & water 82. Screened shelters 2; group shelter 1; primitive campsites 8. RV maximum length 40 feet. Dump station, flush toilets, showers. Swimming—lake, fishing, boat ramp, 2 playgrounds. Fee. (Corps of Engineers. 1801 N Mill St, Lewisville 75057, 469/645-9100.) PRAIRIES AND LAKES

LEWISVILLE

(See The Colony)

LITTLE ELM—Little Elm Park

From TX 289: Eldorado Parkway W 8.2 miles. to 704 W Eldorado Parkway. On Lewisville Lake. Camping area 70 acres. Pit toilets; pavilion by reservation; grills. Public beach/swimming—lake, concession, fishing, boat ramp, ball fields, playground, hiking trail, scenic views. (City, 100 W. Eldorado Parkway, Little Elm 75068, 972/731-3296. www.littleelm.org/lepark.) PRAIRIES AND LAKES

LITTLEFIELD—WAYLON JENNINGS FREE CAMPGROUND

From US 84: US 385 N .3 mile. Back-in wheeled-camper sites with electric 20; with electric & water 20. Limit 4 days in 1 month. Dump station, picnic shelters, grills. Softball field, horseshoes. (Box 1267, Littlefield 79339, 806/385-5161.) PANHANDLE PLAINS

LIVINGSTON—LAKE LIVINGSTON STATE PARK

From US 190: US 59 S 2.3 miles; FM 1988 SW 4 miles; FM 3126 N .5 mile; Park Road 65 W .8 mile. On Lake Livingston. Back-in wheeled-camper or tent sites with electric & water 147 (77 with sewer hookups). Screened shelters 10. Limit 14 days. Reservations OK. Dump station, flush toilets, showers. Group pavilion activity center. Swimming—pool (in season, fee), boat ramps (motorboat OK), playgrounds. Fishing, bait, lighted fishing pier, fish-cleaning shelters, picnic tables, bicycle trails, horseback riding, nature trails, ice, snack bar, grocery. Fee. (300 State Park Road 65, Livingston 77351, 936/365-2201. www.tpwd.state.tx.us.) PINEY WOODS

LIVINGSTON—LAKE TOMBIGBEE CAMPGROUND

From Livingston: 16 miles E on US 190. On Lake Tombigbee. Wheeled-camper sites with electric, water & sewer 41; with electric & water 40; sites with no hookups 41. Prepared tent sites 40. Cabins with AC 7. Reservations OK. Dump station, flush toilets, drinking water, hot showers, picnic tables, fire pits, ice, grocery, bathhouse. Fishing, swimming—lake, scenic views. Fees. (AlabamaCoushatta Indian Reservation, 571 State Park Road 56, Livingston 77351, 800/926-9038 or 936/563-1220. www.alabama-coushatta.com.) PINEY WOODS

LLANO—Badu Park

From intersection of TX 16 & TX 29: TX 16 S 4 blocks; Legion Drive right .8 mile, 300 Legion Drive. On Llano River. Wheeled-camper sites with electric, water & sewer 11. Limit 7 days. Pavilions 2 (30 feet by 40 feet) with tables available for rent. Reservations for pavilions only. Flush toilets, drinking water, picnic tables, barbecue pits, grocery. Fishing, swimming—lake, boat ramp (nonmotorized boats), bicycle trails, horseshoe pitching, playground, basketball court, nature trails, scenic views. Fee for hookups. (301 W Main, Llano 78643, 325/247-4158. www.cityofllano.com.) HILL COUNTRY

LLANO—LCRA Black Rock Park

From TX 16: TX 29 E 16.1 miles; TX 261 N 4 miles. On Lake Buchanan. Back-in RV or tent sites with electric, water & sewer 13. Campsites for tent camping 20. Cabins 12; 6 more in Spring 2012. Rest rooms with showers, picnic tables with grills, fire rings. Swimming, fishing, free boat ramp nearby (motorboats OK), scenic views. Fees. (3400 RR 261, Buchanan Dam 78609, 512/793-3138. Reservations: 512/389-8900. www.lcra.org/parks.) HILL COUNTRY

LLANO—LLANO RIVER GOLF & RV RESORT

From TX 16: FM 152 W 2 miles. On Llano River. Wheeled-camper sites with electric, water & sewer 25. Reservations OK. Dump station, flush toilets, drinking water, showers, picnic tables, grocery, laundry. Fishing, swimming—lake, swimming—pool, boat ramp (no motor boats), playground, volleyball, nature trails, scenic views, barbecue pits at some sites, pavilion, 18-hole golf course. (2835 W. Ranch Road 152, Llano 78643, 325/247-5100. www.llanorivergolfcourse.com.) HILL COUNTRY

LLANO—Robinson Park

From TX 16: FM 152 W 2 miles; entrance on right. On Llano River next to Llano River Golf & RV Resort. Wheeled-camper sites with electric, water & sewer 25. Limit 8 months. Reservations required. Prepared tent sites 32. Limit 7 days per month. Primitive camping available on 20 acres. Limit 7 days. Pavilions 2 (30 feet by 40 feet) with tables available for rent/reservation. Flush toilets, drinking water, hot showers, picnic tables, barbecue pits. Fishing, swimming—lake, swimming—pool, boat ramp (non-motorized boats), bicycle trails, horseshoe pitching, playground, horseback riding, basketball court, nature trails, scenic views, Wi-Fi. Fee for hookups. (301 W Main, Llano 78643, 325/247-4158. www.cityofllano.com.) HILL COUNTRY

LOCKHART—Lockhart State Park

From US 183: FM 20: W 2 miles; Park Road 10 S. Wheeled-camper or tent sites with electric, water & sewer 10; with electric & water 10. Recreation hall with kitchen (day-use fee, overnight-use fee). Limit 14 days. Reservations OK. Flush toilets, showers, grills. Swimming—pool, playground, basketball, volleyball, shuffleboard, golf. Fee. (4179 State Park Road, Lockhart 78644, 512/398-3479. www.tpwd.state.tx.us.) PRAIRIES AND LAKES

LOMETA—LOMETA REGIONAL PARK

From intersection of FM 581 & US 183, S 1 mile on US 183. Wheeled-camper sites with electric & water 12; undeveloped tent sites. Dump station, flush toilets, showers, bathhouse. Shelters, tables, grills. Playground, volleyball, softball, baseball, soccer fields, hiking trail, rodeo arena, washer-tossing pits. Fees. (PO Box 280, Lometa 76583, 512/752-3331. www.lometatx.com.) HILL COUNTRY

LONE OAK—WIND POINT PARK

From Lone Oak: FM 1571 W & S 4.5 miles. On Lake Tawakoni. Concessionaire: Wheeled-camper or tent sites with electric, water & sewer 90; with electric & water 69. Screened shelters 15. Cabins with kitchenette 8. Reservations OK. Deposit required for shelters/cabins. Air-conditioned lodge with kitchens for day use 1. Dump station, flush toilets, showers, grills. Swimming—lake, fishing, bait & tackle, laundry, bathhouse, boat ramps, playgrounds, softball, basketball, lighted fishing pier, abundant wildlife. (6553 State Park Road 55, Lone Oak 75453, 903/662-5134. www.windpointpark.com.) PRAIRIES AND LAKES

LUBBOCK—BUFFALO SPRINGS LAKE

From Loop 289: FM 835 (E. 50th St) E 5 miles. On Buffalo Springs Lake. Wheeled-camper sites with electric, water & sewer 32; with water & electric 60. Primitive camping on 20 acres. Limit 30 days. Reservations OK. Dump station, flush toilets, hot showers, picnic tables, fire pits, grocery. Fishing, swimming—lake, boat ramps (motorboats Ok), bicycle trails, trail bike area, horseshoe pitching, nature trails, scenic views, Wi-Fi access. Fee. (9999 High Meadow Road, Lubbock 79404, 806/747-3353. www.buffalospringslake.net.) PANHANDLE PLAINS

LUBBOCK—Samuel W. Wahl Recreational Area

From S TX 84: FM 2456 E about 2.5 miles; FM 3519 E about 4.5 miles. On Lake Alan Henry. Near Post, Texas. Wheeled-camper sites 15 (no hookups). Tent sites 40. Primitive sites available. Limit 6 nights. Reservations not accepted. Hot showers, flush & chem toilets. Swimming—lake, lighted fishing pier, fishing. Park naturalist, scenic views, nature trails, boat ramp (motorboats OK). Ice, grocery, bait, water, fuel, RV hookups available nearby. Office staffed March– November. Fee. (City of Lubbock, PO Box 2000, Lubbock 79457, 806/775-2687. www.lakealanhenry.org.) PANHANDLE PLAINS

LUFKIN—Etoile Park

From FM 226: TX 103 W 2.1 miles. On Sam Rayburn Reservoir. Back-in wheeledcamper sites 9. Limit 14 days. Pit toilets, picnic shelters, grills. Fishing, boat ramp, scenic views. Fee. (Corps of Engineers, RR 3, Box 486, Jasper 75951, 409/384- 5716.) PINEY WOODS

LUFKIN—SHIRLEY CREEK CAMPGROUND

From TX 103: FM 226 S 6 miles. On Sam Rayburn Reservoir. Concessionaire: Wheeled-camper sites with water & electric 27; with electric, water & sewer 54. Primitive camping area. Cabins 13. Dump station, flush toilets, showers, tables. Swimming—lake, fishing, boat ramps, 90 boat slips. Scenic views. (23177 FM 226, Etoile 75944, 936/854-2233.) PINEY WOODS

LULING—PALMETTO STATE PARK

From US 183: Park Road 11 S 2.3 miles. On San Marcos River. Back-in wheeledcamper or tent sites with electric, water & sewer 1; with electric & water 17. Prepared tent sites 19. Cabins with AC 1. Limit 14 days. Reservations OK. Dump station, flush toilets, drinking water, hot showers, picnic tables, fire pits, ice. Fishing, tackle for sale or rent, bait, swimming—lake, bicycle trails, playground, nature trails, scenic views, Wi-Fi. Fee. (78 Park Road 11 S, Gonzales 78629, 830/672-3266. www.tpwd.state.tx.us.) PRAIRIES AND LAKES

LUMBERTON—VILLAGE CREEK STATE PARK

From US 69: Exit at Mitchell Road E; immediately N on Village Creek Parkway about 2 miles; Alma Drive E; cross railroad tracks; veer to left about .5 mile, park entrance will be on the left. On Village Creek. Wheeled-camper sites with electric & water 25. Tent sites 16. Limit 14 days. Cabin with AC. Group primitive campground for sponsored youth groups. Grills, tables at campsites. Dump station, flush & chem toilets, drinking water, hot showers, picnic tables, fire pits, fireplaces, grocery, bathhouse. Fishing; playground, bicycle trails, park naturalist, nature trails, scenic views, swimming—creek, canoe/kayak launch. Fee. (PO Box 8565, Lumberton 77657, 409/755-7322. www.tpwd.state.tx.us.) PINEY WOODS