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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.

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]
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]
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]
Bastrop State Park entrance
Posted: December 18, 2015 | Updated: January 25, 2017
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]
Goliad State Park and Historic Site
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]
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]
Flood damage at Stephen F Austin State Park
Posted: August 2, 2016
In April 2016, Stephen F Austin 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. 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]
Stephen F Austin State Park
Since our blog is all about exploring Texas, we thought it was only fitting to begin on March 2 (Texas Independence Day) in the State Park named for the “Father of Texas”, Stephen F Austin State Park! Stephen F Austin State Park sits on the banks of the Brazos River in San Felipe, Texas (just North of Sealy, about 30 minutes West of Houston). It's one of our favorites!... [Read the full post]
pine seedling
Posted: December 6, 2014
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]
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]
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... [Read the full post]
Huntsville State Park
Just North of Houston off of Interstate 45, near the town of Huntsville, Texas, sits a wooded 2,083 acre get-away...Huntsville State Park. This park was constructed in part by Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Company 1828, a unit comprised completely of African American military veterans. The men in the CCC worked on building the park from 1937 until 1940...Though the local residents were in support of the new recreational area, the future of Huntsville State Park almost ended before it really began... [Read the full post]