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Reviews of RV Friendly Campgrounds in Texas

Blog posts listed here cover our trips to State Parks, National Parks, Corps of Engineer Parks, US Forest Service Parks, River Authority Parks and other public RV friendly campgrounds.

Brazos Bend State Park: Home of Alligators and Astronomy!

Brazos Bend State Park
Brazos Bend State Park is a beautiful 5,000 acre park located just southwest of Houston. Brazos Bend has been a favorite meeting place for Stacie's family since it opened! The park offers tent and RV camping, 35 miles of hiking/biking trails, fishing, a nature center and an observatory! Yes, Brazos Bend State Park is known as being home to alligators, deer and the George Observatory! A visit to Brazos Bend is a truly unique experience... [Read the full post and watch the video!]

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Huntsville State Park: On the Edge of the National Forest

Huntsville State Park
With its close proximity to Houston (just north about an hour up I-45/I-75), Huntsville State Park is an easy to reach state park that offers camping, hiking, fishing, paddling, geocaching and just plain relaxing all in the shade of the beautiful East Texas forest. This state park is located just outside of the Sam Houston National Forest and is a great place to spend a day, a weekend or a week out in nature... [See the Full Post and Watch the Video!]

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There's Something for Everyone at Tyler State Park!

Tyler State Park
For years folks have been telling us that Tyler State Park up in Northeast Texas is an absolute must visit park. After our first visit here, we absolutely agree! Tyler State Park has a little bit of something for everyone: hiking, mountain biking, swimming, paddling, fishing, geocaching, dutch oven cooking, bird and wildlife watching or just plain relaxing... you can do it all at Tyler State Park... [See the Full Post and Watch the Video!]

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Mission Tejas State Park: A Hidden East Texas Gem!

Mission Tejas State Park
If you are looking for a quiet, peaceful retreat in nature with some interesting history mixed in, Mission Tejas State Park is for you! One of the least visited of the Texas State Parks, this small park is miles away from the hustle and bustle of the larger parks. There are no crowds and no cell phone signals, making it the perfect place to truly get away and relax. It is definitely one of our favorite Texas State Parks! There is just one problem... [See the Full Post]

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Garner State Park: Most Popular State Park in Texas?

Garner State Park
Said by many people to be one of the very best state parks in Texas, we've been trying to make our way to Garner State Park for years. We have had countless folks tell us time, and time again, how much they love Garner State Park, how it is one of their favorite parks, how they return year after year to build on their decades of memories made in this park. After hearing so many glowing reviews of Garner, we were finally able to visit for ourselves. So did it live up to the hype?... [See the Full Post]

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Palmetto State Park: A Tropical Oasis in Central Texas

Palmetto State Park
Just as Bastrop and Buescher State Parks feature the "Lost Pines", Palmetto State Park near Gonzales, Texas could be said to feature the "Lost Swamp". This oasis in Central Texas is an unexpected find in this region, looking more like it belongs in deep East Texas. We've had many folks tell us that Palmetto is one of their favorite state parks and we can definitely see why... [See the Full Post and Watch the Video!]

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Campground Tour: Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Canyon TX

Palo Duro Canyon State Park
They say "Everything is Bigger in Texas"! The "Grand Canyon of Texas", Palo Duro Canyon, is the second largest canyon in the United States (behind only the Grand Canyon itself)! The second largest state park in Texas, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, sits on 28,000 acres toward the northern end of the canyon. If you haven't visited this park yet, absolutely put it on your bucketlist of places to visit in the Lone Star State!... [Read the full post]

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Campground Tour: Lake Corpus Christi State Park, Mathis TX

Lake Corpus Christi State Park
Known for its water sports and wildlife viewing (especially boating, fishing and bird watching), and for its historic CCC structure, Lake Corpus Christi State Park has been on our radar of parks to visit for some time. But we were really surprised to find that the park offers several amenities that we have never seen before in a state park (including one thing we've never seen anywhere)!... [Read the full post]

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Park Update: Stephen F Austin State Park Has Reopened!

Stephen F Austin State Park
The 2016 Memorial Weekend Flood submerged Stephen F Austin State Park under 5-7 feet of water. SFA remained closed until March 2017. Our video shows you what the park looks like now, what's open and what parts of the park remain closed. This post also includes our full write-up on previous trips to the park... [Read the full post]

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RV Adventures: Caprock Canyons State Park

Caprock Canyons State Park
Up in the Texas Panhandle approximately halfway between Amarillo and Lubbock, you'll find a beautiful group of canyons known as Caprock Canyons State Park. Miles away from big city lights and highway noise, this is the perfect location for star-gazing. On a clear night, you have an incredible view of the Milky Way! Up here, the stars really are "big and bright"!!... [Read the full post]

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Help Reforest Bastrop and Buescher State Parks!

Reforest Bastrop and Buescher State Parks
In December 2014, we wrote a blog post asking for folks to join us in volunteering to reforest Bastrop State Park. That post (Help Reforest Bastrop State Park) began with...When we learned that Texas Parks and Wildlife was looking for volunteers to help with tree planting efforts, we jumped right in. We had a great time planting trees at Bastrop State Park in January 2015... [Read the full post]

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Campground Tour: Goliad State Park and Historic Site, Goliad TX

Goliad State Park
Home to 18th century Mission Espiritu Santo, Goliad State Park and Historic Site is a must visit for anyone interested in Texas history. This CCC park features a replica Spanish mission, museum, hiking trails, fishing, kayaking, birdwatching and so much more just outside of historic Goliad, Texas... [Read the full post]

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Help Rebuild Stephen F Austin State Park!

Help Rebuild SFA State Park
In April 2016, Stephen F Austin State Park (also known by some as "SFA State Park") was temporarily closed due to flooding. Just as the park was scheduled to reopen, it was hit by another, much more devastating flood. The 2016 Memorial Weekend Flood submerged the entire park under 5-7 feet of water. In this video, we share with you some of the images taken of the park as the water levels began to recede, as well as some of the damage left behind, and what you can do to help rebuild the Park!... [Read the full post]

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Campground Tour: Mountain Breeze Campground, New Braunfels TX

Mountain Breeze Campground
Since 1951, Mountain Breeze has been offering camping on the Guadalupe River in the Texas Hill Country. Mountain Breeze specializes in tent camping, but also has a handful of RV campsites with 30amp electric and water hookups...Live music and direct access to the river are part of the fun here... [Read the full post]

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Help Reforest Bastrop State Park

Reforest Bastrop State Park
In September 2011, "the most destructive wildfire in state history" tore through Bastrop County, Texas. Drought conditions and high winds led to the burning of 32,000 acres, destroyed 1,600 homes and killed 2 people. The wildfire also burned through 96% of the 6,565 acres that make up Bastrop State Park. You can help restore the park!... [Read the full post]

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Nails Creek State Park - Lake Somerville

Nails Creek State Park
On the Southwest shore of Lake Somerville, between Houston and Austin, lies Nails Creek State Park. More specifically, this is the Nails Creek Unit of Lake Somerville State Park. (The Birch Creek Unit is across the lake.) Before we tell you about our stay, we have a CRITICAL piece of advice: Do NOT use the Latitude/Longitude coordinates provided by Texas Parks and Wildlife to get to this park... [Read the full post]

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Lake Livingston State Park

Lake Livingston State Park
If you enjoy boating, fishing, birdwatching, hiking, geocaching or biking, add Lake Livingston State Park to your list of places to visit in the Pineywoods of East Texas. A part of the Texas State Park system since 1977, this park is made up of 635 acres along Lake Livingston, which is an 84,000+ acre man-made reservoir. Lake Livingston State Park is the FIRST Texas State Park to offer site-specific reservations for some of their campsites... [Read the full post]

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