Camping In Texas Parks

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VALLEY VIEW—RAY ROBERTS LAKE STATE PARK, JOHNSON BRANCH UNIT

From city: I-35 S 4 miles; Exit 483 FM 3002 (Lone Oak RD) E 7 miles. On Lake Ray Roberts. Wheeled-camper sites with electric, water & sewer 104; sites with no hookups 4. Prepared tent sites 75. Limit 14 days. Reservations OK. Group pavilions 2. Dump station, flush & chem toilets, drinking water, hot showers, picnic tables, fire pits. Swimming—lake, fishing, tackle for sale or rent, boat ramp (motorboats OK), bicycle trails, playground, volleyball, nature trails, scenic views, convenience store nearby. Fee. (100 PW 4153, Valley View 76272, 940/637-2294. www.tpwd.state.tx.us.) PRAIRIES AND LAKES

VANDERPOOL—LOST MAPLES STATE NATURAL AREA

From town: FM 187 N 5 miles. On Sabinal River. RV/tent sites with water & electric (30 amp) 30; primitive camping areas. Reservations recommended. Dump station, flush toilets, showers, picnic tables. Hiking/backpacking, biking, nature trails, fishing, bird watching, scenic views. (37221 FM 187, Vanderpool 78885, 830/966-3413. www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/lost_maples.) HILL COUNTRY

VICTORIA—COLETO CREEK PARK

From US 77: US 59 W 7 miles; Coleto Park Road N .2 mile. On 3,100-acre Coleto Creek Reservoir. Multi-use sites with electric (20, 30 & 50 amp) & water 58. Cabins with AC 4, rental travel trailers 4, group pavilions 2. Limit 14 days spring & summer, extended stays fall & winter. Reservations OK. Dump station, flush & chem. toilets, hot showers, laundry, fire pits, grills, 200-foot lighted fishing pier, nature/hiking/mountain bike trails, ice, grocery. Swimming—lake, fishing, boat ramps (motorboats OK), volleyball, playgrounds, horseshoes, park naturalist, scenic views. Great Texas Birding Trail site, wildlife viewing blinds. Entry fee. (Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority, 365 Coleto Park Road, Victoria 77905, 361/575-6366. www.coletocreekpark.com.) GULF COAST

VICTORIA—VICTORIA RV PARK

Within city from US 87 & Red River St: W .2 mile; Vine N .2 mile to park entrance. Near Guadalupe River. Adjacent to Riverside Park, zoo. Wheeled-camper sites with electric, water & sewer 18. No reservations; first-come, first-served. Dump station, no toilets. Fishing, bicycle trails, trail bike area, nature trails. Fees. (City of Victoria PARD, Box 1758, Victoria 77902, 361/485-3200.) GULF COAST

VIDOR—Claiborne West Park

From I-10 W: Exit 864 to northbound access Road, E 2 miles. On Cow Bayou. Primitive camping sites only. Shelters 6 available by reservation only. Bathrooms, playgrounds, tennis court, softball field, disc golf course, horseshoe & washer court, birding, mountain biking trail. (County Park, 4105 North St, Vidor 77662, 409/745-2255.) GULF COAST