Camping In Texas Parks

Federal, State and Local Government Parks in Texas

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TATUM—MARTIN CREEK LAKE STATE PARK

From TX 43: SW 3 miles; County Road 2183 S 2 miles. On Martin Creek Lake. Wheeled-camper or tent sites with electric & water 60. Primitive sites on the island (boat-in or walk-in). Screened shelters with electric & water 19; cabins with AC 2; cottages with AC 2. Limit 14 days. Dump station, flush toilets, showers, tables. Swimming—lake, fishing, boat ramp, playground, nature trails, mountain bike trail. Lake store with boat rentals. Fee. (9515 County Road 2181D, Tatum 75691, 903/836-4336. www.tpwd.state.tx.us.) PINEY WOODS

TEXARKANA—CLEAR SPRINGS PARK

From US 59: FM 2148 NW .6 mile; park Road W 1.5 miles. On Lake Wright Patman. Back-in wheeled-camper or tent sites 101, with electric & water 88. Group camping pavilion with 13 sites. Limit 14 days. Day-use pavilion 1. Dump station, flush & pit toilets, grills, showers, tables, bathhouse. Swimming—lake, playground, fishing, boat ramp, scenic views. Fee. (Corps of Engineers, Box 1817, Texarkana 75504, 903/838-8781. www.recreation.gov.) PINEY WOODS

TEXARKANA—PINEY POINT PARK

Open March 1–Oct 31. From Seventh & State Line Ave: US 59 S 12.8 miles; local road W .8 mile. On Lake Wright Patman. Back-in wheeled-camper or tent sites 68, with electric & water 48. Prepared tent sites 20. Limit 14 days. Dump station, flush toilets, showers, tables, bathhouse. Fishing, boat ramp, volleyball. Scenic views. Fee. (Corps of Engineers, Box 1817, Texarkana 75504, 903/838-8781. www.recreation.gov.) PINEY WOODS

TEXARKANA—ROCKY POINT PARK

From Seventh & State Line Avenue: US 59 S 12.8 miles; local road W 1.1 miles. On Lake Wright Patman. Back-in wheeled-camper or tent sites with electric & water 119, with sewer 9. Group shelter 1. Limit 14 days. Covered pavilion. Dump station, flush toilets, showers, grills. Swimming—lake, fishing, boat ramp, playground. Fee. (Corps of Engineers, Box 1817, Texarkana 75504, 903/838-8781. www.recreation.gov.) PINEY WOODS

TEXARKANA

(Also see Queen City)

THE COLONY—HIDDEN COVE PARK & MARINA

From I-35E: TX 121 E 6.6 miles; FM 423 N 5.3 miles; local road W 2.1 miles, S & W .2 mile. On Lewisville Lake. Back-in wheeled-camper sites with water & electric 50; with water, electric & sewer 5. Tent sites 15; primitive camping. Limit 14 days. Screened shelters 38; group pavilions; dining hall with full kitchen. Dump station, flush toilets, showers, picnic sites, playgrounds. Swimming—lake, fishing, fish-cleaning shelter, boat ramp, marina, ship’s store. Volleyball, softball, horseshoes, nature trail. (20400 Hackberry Creek Park Road, The Colony 75034, 972/294-1443. www.marinequest.net.) PRAIRIES AND LAKES

THE COLONY—STEWART CREEK PARK

From TX 121: FM 423 N 2.1 miles; local road W 2 miles. On Lewisville Lake. Tent sites 30. Dump station, flush toilets, showers, picnic shelters, grills, group pavilion. Swimming— lake, fishing, boat ramp. Playground, volleyball, softball, horseshoes. (3700 Sparks Road, The Colony 75056, 972/624-2248. www.thecolonytx.gov.) PRAIRIES AND LAKES

THREE RIVERS—CHOKE CANYON STATE PARK

Calliham Unit: From US 281: TX 72 W 11 mi, PR 8 N 2 miles. On Choke Canyon Reservoir. Wheeled-camper sites with electric & water 40. Screened shelters 20. Primitive tent sites 16. Limit 14 days. Dump station, flush toilets, showers. Swimming—lake, fishing, boat ramps, sports complex, nature trail. Covered group picnic pavilion; dining hall; air-conditioned auditorium (day use); bathhouse; rest rooms. Bird trail, wildlife management area. Fee. (PO Box 2, Calliham 78007, 361/786-3868. www.tpwd.state.tx.us.) SOUTH TEXAS PLAINS

THREE RIVERS—Tips Park

From US 281: TX 72 W .4 mile. On Frio River. Wheeled-camper sites with electric, water & sewer or with electric & water. Tent sites available. First-come, first-served. Fee. (City of Three Rivers, Box 398, Three Rivers 78071, 361/786-2528; chamber: 361/786-4330.) SOUTH TEXAS PLAINS

THROCKMORTON—City RV Park

South of city on US 183/283. Full hookups with cable TV for wheeled-campers 11. Near city swimming pool & city park with picnic shelters, grills, playground, ball fields. Fee. (City Hall, 940/849-4411, or self-pay at the site. www.throckmortontx.org.) PANHANDLE PLAINS

TOYAHVALE—BALMORHEA STATE PARK

From I-10: Exit 209 S through Balmorhea, 4 miles S of Balmorhea, park on left. Near San Solomon Springs. Wheeled-camper sites with electric & water 28; prepared tent sites 6. Limit 14 days. San Solomon Springs Courts, 18 units. Reservations OK. Dump station, flush toilets, drinking water, hot showers, picnic tables, fire pits. Spring-fed pool, playground, scenic views, Wi-Fi. Entry & hookup fees. (PO Box 15, Toyahvale 79786, 432/375-2370. www.tpwd.state.tx.us.) BIG BEND COUNTRY

TYLER—TYLER STATE PARK

From Loop 323 N: FM 14 N 7 miles; Park Road 16 W.; 2 miles N of I-20 Exit 562, FM 14 N. On lake in park. Wheeled-camper with electric, water & sewer 57; with electric & water 48. Prepared tent sites 36. Screened shelters 29; group shelter 1; mini-cabins 6. Limit 14 days. Reservations OK. Dump station, flush toilets, drinking water, hot showers, bathhouse, picnic tables, fire pits, ice, grocery, snack bar. Fishing, tackle for rent or sale, bait, swimming—lake, boat ramp (motor boats OK), bicycle trails, trail bike area, playground, park naturalist, nature trails, scenic views, Wi-Fi, peddle boats, canoes & kayak rentals, gift shop in park. Speed limit on lake is idle speed only. Fee. (789 Park Road 16, Tyler 75706, 903/597-5338. www.tpwd.state.tx.usest/findadest/parks/tyler.) PINEY WOODS