Camping In Texas Parks

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PAMPA—RECREATION PARK

From Pampa: US 60 E to park entrance. On city lake. Wheeled-camper sites with electric & water 25. Tent camping area available. Limit 14 days for RV sites & 7 days for camping sites. Limit 7 days. Dump station, flush toilets, showers. Fee. (City Recreation Dept, Box 2499, Pampa 79066-2499, 806/669-5790. www.cityofpampa.org.) PANHANDLE PLAINS

PARIS—Lamar Point

From US 82: US 271 N 3.6 miles; FM 1499 W 5.3 miles; FM 1500 N 4.4 miles. On Pat Mayse Lake. Back-in wheeled-camper or tent sites 10. Limit 14 days. Pit toilets, grills. Swimming—lake, fishing, boat ramp. (Corps of Engineers, Box 129, Powderly 75473, 903/732-3020. www.swt.usace.army.mil/recreat/recreat.htm.) PRAIRIES AND LAKES

PARIS—Pat Mayse Park East

From US 82: US 271 N 11.2 miles; FM 906 W 4.6 miles; FM 197 W 1.2 miles. On Pat Mayse Lake. Back-in wheeled-camper or tent sites with electric & water 26. Limit 14 days. Pit toilets. Swimming—lake, fishing, boat ramp (motorboats OK). (Corps of Engineers, Box 129, Powderly 75473, 903/732-3020. www.swt.usace.army.mil/recreat/recreat.htm.) PRAIRIES AND LAKES

PARIS—PAT MAYSE PARK WEST

From US 82: US 271 N 11.2 miles; FM 906 W 4.6 miles; FM 197 W 2.8 miles. On Pat Mayse Lake. Back-in wheeled-camper or tent sites 88; with electric & water, 83. Limit 14 days. Dump station, flush toilets, showers, grills. Swimming—lake, fishing, boat dock, boat ramp. (Corps of Engineers, Box 129, Powderly 75473, 903/732-3020. www.recreation.gov.) PRAIRIES AND LAKES

PARIS—SANDERS COVE PARK

From US 82: US 271 N 11.2 miles; FM 906 W 1 mile. On Pat Mayse Lake. Backin wheeled-camper or tent sites 89; with electric & water 85. Limit 14 days. Dump station, flush & pit toilets, showers. Swimming—lake, fishing, boat ramp (motorboats OK). (Corps of Engineers, Box 129, Powderly 75473, 903/732-3020. www.recreation.gov.) PRAIRIES AND LAKES

PERRYTON—WHIGHAM PARK

Within city: US 83/FM 377. Back-in wheeled-camper sites with electric & water 5. Limit 2 days. Dump station, flush toilets (locked in winter). Basketball court, playground. (City Hall, PO Box 849, Perryton 79070, 806/435-4014.) PANHANDLE PLAINS

PERRYTON—WOLF CREEK PARK AT LAKE FRYER

From Perryton: US 83 S 10 miles; County Road U E 5 miles. On Lake Fryer. Wheeled-camper sites 120: with electric 120, with water 108. Primitive camping on 30 acres. 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 (motorboats OK; no wake), bicycle trails, horseback riding, playground, horseshoe pitching, tennis court, volleyball, softball field, nature trails, scenic views, Wi-Fi, covered pavilion for rent. (13560 County Road U, Perryton 79070, 806/435-4559. www.loboatwolfcreek.com.) PANHANDLE PLAINS

PILOT POINT—RAY ROBERTS LAKE STATE PARK, ISLE DU BOIS UNIT

From city: US 377 S .8 mile; FM 455 W 3 miles. On Lake Ray Roberts; 11 miles of shoreline. Wheeled-camper sites with electric & water 115; walk-in campsites with water 55; campsites approved for equestrian use with water 14; day-use group picnic area by reservation. Dump station, flush toilets, showers. Swimming—lake, playgrounds, boat ramps, fishing pier, fish-cleaning station, bathhouse, 4.5-mile hike/bike trail to Jordan Satellite Park, 10-mile multi-use greenbelt corridor between Lake Ray Roberts & Lake Lewisville. Fee. (100 PW 4137, Pilot Point 76258, 940/686-2148. www.tpwd.state.tx.us.) PRAIRIES AND LAKES

PINE SPRINGS—Dog Canyon

From Headquarters Visitor Center in Guadalupe Mountains National Park: US 62/180 N 46 miles; County Road 408 (Dark Canyon RD) W 24 miles; NM 137 S 46 miles. Distance via trails 11.7 miles. Wheeled-camper sites 4 (no hookups). Tent sites 9. No reservations except group sites. Group sites minimum 10 people, maximum 20 people. Flush toilets, nature trails, trail head for backcountry hiking, permit required; corrals for horses, no fires. Fee. (HC 60, Box 400, Salt Flat 79847-9400, 915/828-3251. www.nps.gov/gumo.) PINEY WOODS

PINE SPRINGS—Pine Springs Campground

From Headquarters Visitor Center in Guadalupe Mountains National Park: US 62/180 W .2 mile. Wheeled-camper sites 19 (no hookups). Tent sites 21. Flush toilets. Water nearby. No reservations except group sites. Group sites minimum 10 people, maximum 20 people. Hiking trails, picnic tables, no fires. Fee. (HC 60, Box 400, Salt Flat 79847-9400, 915/828-3251. www.nps.gov/gumo.) PINEY WOODS

PINELAND—RAYBURN PARK

From US 96: FM 83 W 10.2 miles; FM 705 S 11.7 miles; FM 3127 W 1 mile; Spur 3127 S .8 mile. On Sam Rayburn Reservoir. Wheeled-camper or tent sites 77; with electric & water 24. Limit 14 days. Dump station, pit toilets, picnic shelters, grills. Swimming—lake, fishing, boat ramp. Fee. (Corps of Engineers, RR 3, Box 486, Jasper 75951, 409/384-5716. www.recreation.gov.) PINEY WOODS

PINELAND—SAN AUGUSTINE PARK

From US 96: FM 83 W 5.6 miles; FM 1751 S 3.8 miles. On Sam Rayburn Reservoir. Wheeled-camper or tent sites with electric & water 90. Limit 14 days. Dump station, flush & pit toilets, showers, picnic shelters, grills. Swimming—lake, fishing, boat ramp, interpretive trail, playground. Fee. (Corps of Engineers, RR 3, Box 486, Jasper 75951, 409/384-5716. www.recreation.gov.) PINEY WOODS

PLAINVIEW—OLLIE LINER RV PARK

I-27: Northbound Exit 53 S 4.6 miles. Southbound Exit 45 3 miles US 70; Bus I-27 S 1.6 miles; 2000 S Columbia. Wheeled-camper sites with electric & water 20; with electric only 20; no tents. Maximum 7 days. Fee. Dump station & flush toilets. (500 Broadway St Rm 100, Plainview 79072, 806/293-2183.) PANHANDLE PLAINS

PORT ARANSAS—I.B. MAGEE BEACH PARK

From TX 361 ferry landing in Port Aransas: Cotter Street to park. On Gulf of Mexico; 167 acres. Wheeled-camper sites with electric & water 75. Prepared tent sites 60 of the 75; primitive tent camping available. Limit 30 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, nature trails, scenic views. (Nueces County Parks Dept, PO Box 18608, Corpus Christi 78480, 361/749-6117. www.nuecesbeachparks.com.) GULF COAST

PORT ARANSAS—MUSTANG ISLAND STATE PARK

From Port Aransas: TX 361 S 14 miles. On Gulf of Mexico. Back-in wheeled-camper sites with electric (20, 30 & 50 amps) & water 48. Dump station, flush toilets, showers, picnic shelters, free Wi-Fi available. Reservations recommended. Primitive beach camping (2 mi) with chem toilets, cold water rinse-off, 2 fishing jetties. Fee. (Box 326, Port Aransas 78373, 361/749-5246. www.tpwd.state.tx.us.) GULF COAST

PORT ISABEL

(See South Padre Island)

PORT LAVACA—LIGHTHOUSE BEACH & BIRD SANCTUARY RV PARK

From TX 35: 1 block E on TX 238. On Lavaca Bay. Wheeled-camper sites with electric, water, sewer & cable TV 55, 1 has no sewer; 19 have adjacent covered picnic shelters. Tent sites 8. Rec building, dump station, flush toilets, showers, bathhouse. Lighted fishing pier, playground, BBQ pits, covered picnic tables, boat ramp, birdwatching tower, nature trails, scenic views, Wi-Fi. (City of Port Lavaca, 700 Lighthouse Beach Drive, Port Lavaca 77979, 361/552-5311, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.) GULF COAST

PORT O’CONNOR—Matagorda Island Wildlife Management Area

From Port O’Connor: S 7 miles; boat access only. Separated from mainland by Espiritu Santo & San Antonio bays. Prepared tent sites 12. Primitive camping in the Sunday Beach area. Shade shelters 12. No electricity, no drinking water, no telephone, no concession. Salt-water fishing, boating, hunting in season, birding, picnicking, historical interpretation. Fees. (2200 Seventh St, Bay City 77414, 979/323-9669. www.tpwd.state.tx.us.) GULF COAST

POST

(See Lubbock)

POTTSBORO—LIGHTHOUSE RESORT & MARINA

From US 69/75: FM 120 W 8.2 miles; N 7.2 miles; local road N 1.4 miles. From Pottsboro: FM 1207 N 7 miles. On Lake Texoma. Concessionaire. Wheeledcamper sites with 30 & 50 amp hookups; cabins/homes with AC 31. Dump station, flush toilets, showers. Boat rentals, fuel dock, general store, boat ramps, scenic views. (300 Lighthouse Drive, Pottsboro 75076, 903/786-2311. Reservations: 877/289-9652. www.swt.usace.army.mil/recreat/OPSField.CFM?tblOPSField__ LakeName=Lake%20Texoma.) PRAIRIES AND LAKES

POTTSBORO—Mill Creek Resort & Marina

From FM 996 W 5.5 miles, left Locust Road 2 miles to stop sign, right on Mill Creek Road 2 miles. On Lake Texoma. Concessionaire. RV sites available; cabins 7. Primitive campsites with showers/rest rooms located within walking distance. Picnic tables, charcoal grills, fire pits. Swimming—lake, fishing, boat ramp, gas. Fees. (512 Mill Creek Resort Road, Pottsboro 75076, 903/786-2227. www.swt.usace.army.mil/recreat/recreat.htm.) PRAIRIES AND LAKES

PRESIDIO—Big Bend Ranch State Park

From Presidio: FM 170 E to Fort Leaton State Historic Site, continue 4.1 miles to Casa Piedra road, turn left on dirt road, 27 miles to ranger station, follow Big Bend Ranch State Park signs. Tent sites 55; primitive tent camping available on 311,000 acres. Limit 14 days. Group sites 5; bunkhouse 1; lodge with 30 rooms. Pit & chem toilets, drinking water, hot showers, picnic tables, fire pits, fireplaces, ice, bathhouse. Fishing, bicycle trails, trail bike area, horseback riding, horse rental, park naturalist, nature trails, scenic views, Wi-Fi. Entry & camping fees. (PO Box 2319, Presidio 79845, 432/358-4444. www.tpwd.state.tx.us.) BIG BEND COUNTRY

PRINCETON—Clear Lake Park

Open March 1–Sept 30. From US 380: FM 982 S 9 miles. On Lavon Lake. Prepared wheeled-camper or tent sites with electric & water 23; group shelter 1. Limit 14 days. Flush toilets, showers, bait, bathhouse, shelters, grills. Swimming—lake, fishing, boat ramp. Fee. (Corps of Engineers, 3375 Skyview Drive, Wylie 75098, 972/442-3141. www.recreation.gov.) PRAIRIES AND LAKES

PROCTOR—SOWELL CREEK PARK

From US 67/377 in Proctor: FM 1476 NW 1.2 miles; local road S .3 mile. On Proctor Lake. Wheeled-camper sites with electric & water 59; with sewer 7; group picnic 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