Revised 04/11/2012         

The links at the bottom of this page will take you to other sites with a list of Texas campgrounds.  I have added some small RV parks near Interstates and on major highways that would be ok for a one night stop.  They offer pull through sites (10-15) and are priced as low as $10.  These are for those who desire something more than a Wal-Mart parking lot and wish electric hookups.   With gas prices going up, one can spend time and fuel driving 10-20 miles out of the way to a State Park just to have a place to sleep.  And some are getting unreal.  One State Park in Texas charged the two of us $24 for about a 13 hour stay.  CAUTION:  Texas State Parks charge you a day use fee, per person, even if you are just there for the night.  It’s cheaper to just stay at most private parks if you just desire a place to stay for the night with hook-ups.

A list of city parks, free camping for Texas can be found on the Yahoo Camping Tips Group.

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          TYE RV Park  325-691-0398  Overpriced Junk per RVParkReviews.com reviews..

Buck Creek RV Park, our campground in Abilene, is conveniently set off Interstate 20 via exit 294.  12445 Buck Creek Rd.
Abilene, TX 79601
Phone: 325-672-2825  $25.00  OK per RVParkReviews.com Ratings 6 & 7.  Appears to be the best in Abilene.

Abilene RV Park  Ratings 3,2,1.

Abilene KOA Ratings 5 5 5 7 8 8 10 8 7 5  Latest Rate $32

Seebee City Park, 3 day limit for free camping. From  I-20, FM 600 go N on local road E on Elm St.                     Fishin. Boat ramp.

Albany:        City Park.  Webb Park. US 180 Railroad St. NW 3 blocks. 6 sites. W/E &   Dump.


Amarillo :

Overnight RV Park (east side off I-40)

Great for one night or multi-night stays, especially if headed east bound. Nicer park that West View or Sun Down.  Wide spaces and 4 fenced dog runs.  Far enough off I-40 that there is no noise. 900 South Lakeside Dr. - Amarillo, Texas 79118
(806) 373-1431Free Cable and Wi-Fi wireless InternetOvernite RV Park is located just off I-40 at exit 75. Then head 2 blocks north and look for us on the left hand side of the road. We were there 7-2007. John Adams

All of our sites are PULL-THRU's up to 90' long with easy access in and out. We have 50 amp service available.  http://www.overnitervpark.com/



West View RV Park (west side off I-40)

Pull-thrus are 16'x60'. Great for a one night stop, especially if you have a long rig as we do, (54') and are west bound. The new Gander Mountain store is also at this exit. (I-40 and Hope Road, Exit 72 or 70, on south service road) Next door to Sundown CG which is also reviewed on this list. We have stayed at both, but most of the Sundown sites are only 50'. TL rating in 2000 was "park: 4. 5, Restroom: 5. 5, scenic: 5" Phone 806-352-8567. Open all year. It appears that the 2000 Trailer Life was the last year that this CG and Sundown were listed.   We camped in a Travel Trailer in September 2005.  John A.  (older park, may have new name as of 2007)

Sun-Down Campground  (west side off I-40)

Pull-thrus are only 50’. Great for a one night stop if headed west bound. The new Gander Mountain store is also at this exit. (I-40 and Hope Road, Exit 72 or 70, on south service road) TL rating in 2000 was "park: 5, Restroom: 7, scenic: 5.   Phone 806-359-0921. Open all year. It appears that the 2000 Trailer Life was the last year that this CG and Amarillo West were listed. We camped here in a Travel Trailer in September 2004.  This was the week for the county fair and a lot of families were camped here.   Nice grassy area for play ground and activities.  2004 John A. (may have new owner and name as of 2007)

Palo Duro RV Park

Palo Duro RV Park

5707 Fourth Ave.

Canyon, TX 79015

(806)488-2548 Locally

1(800)540-0567 Toll Free!

Just West of Park (5 miles?) $22 Ratings 6   Easy access from I27 with big rig access in park. Sites are close together but mostly level. Good for visiting local attractions such as Palo Duro Canyon as there is not much to choose from in the area. Wi-fi works great and is free. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.

Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Write up with photos of campsites.  From 2007


Arlington    "Treetops RV Village, Good Sam Park, Arlington, Texas"

Andrews        City Park on SR 176, Full Hookups. free

Austin         " Pendernales Falls St Park

About 50 miles west of Austin. Near LBJ Ranch (tours avail) and Caverns of Sonora. Beautiful wooded and isolated sites, water and elect. Bathhouse showers. Hiking. Security. One of the best I have ever been in if you don't like to have your neighbors right next to you. My site was 55' deep so I did not have to unhook since just staying one night. Picnic table and tent pad behind parking pad. Should have planned for several nights. " (JA) 830-868-7304 Photo Falls

Austin (60 miles East)

          Sonny’s RV Park,  Lexington, TX

          50 sites, full hookups, in center of small town, $15 in 2006-2007. Great reviews in www.rvparkreviews.com .  Now has wifi.  No cable TV.  1-888-232-0749  8816 N Hwy 77.  Near Linda’s Café.   Based on Google Earth there are places within walking distance. ( 95 miles NW of Houston)


Big Bend National Park " Cottonwood Camp. 30 or so sites. Level, picnic tables, no fires, nice desert setting. Several water spigots and restroom. No shower, no elect. Nice view at sunset. Fenced in attenpt to keep Javalina and other animals out…….RV park and main camp at visitor center. Looked ok. RV Park usually sells out in winter months and is a tight pack. Many RV’s wind up in the “tent” area with no hookups. " (JA) Sunset  RV park with hookups.  “Tent” area. (no hookups) They have a newsletter at  http://www.nps.gov/bibe/daily_report.htm   .

 Note: Rio Grande Village Visitor Center
November through April 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
May through October Closed

The Visitor Center is located a quarter-mile to the north of the Rio Grande Village developed area.
The Rio Grande Village Visitor Center is open seasonally (November through April).

The only RV hookups in the park are located at the 25-site RV hookup area near the Rio Grande Village Store. It is operated on a first come, first served basis (register at the store). The hookups provide water, sewer, and electricity. You must have a three-inch sewer connection to stay at the RV area. 

A limited number of campsites in Rio Grande Village are reservable through Reserve USA.  Sites are reservable for the time period from November 15 to April 15.  Reservations may be made up to 240 days in advance by visiting www.reserveusa.com or by calling 1-877-444-6777.


Near N.E. entrance to Big Bend.  Stillwell Ranch and RV Park.  Full hookups (50amp) down to remote primitive sites that will accommodate a Motorhome or trailer (or tent).  (2004 $16, full hookups) Store has a little of everything.  Owners very friendly.  Museum next to store.  Park Ranger does a slide show once a week.  Bath house old but clean.  Nice laundry.  My photos with captions.  RV Parks web site.  We stay there each year in February, John A.


Big Bend Ranch State Park;    Grassy Banks Primative Camp. Beautiful. Room for 24-36 camping units. No designated sites. Nothing but a toilet facility. Walk to river. Flat gravel. No problem with 27' trailer. Near Closed Canyon hiking trail and about 11 miles West of LAJITAS, TX. One other camp on the west side of park. Not checked out. Full Primative also. (Near Presidio, TX.) (Border crossing at Presidio) Our Site. -- View across river from our site.

Bonham State Park                

We took our "new" popup on it’s (our) maiden voyage here. It’s only a couple of hours outside of Dallas where we live.  The area is very nice but small. With only 21 campsites, we were lucky to get in for this weekend. The campsites are much closer together than we like, but there are trees separating most of them. There were 3 other PUs, 4 motor homes and many tents when we were there. Somehow, we were able to get campsite #8, which they deem to be the primo site. It looked over the lake but when backing in our popup, our awning faced the wrong way. In my opinion, campsite #7 would have been better for us.

The lake was very serene and the swimming was fabulous for the kids (ages 5 & 7). There’s a platform out in the lake for jumping off of - they loved that. The sandy bottom made it nice.. There was also a sand volleyball court, horseshoe pits and a swing set. They have built shiny new bathrooms and showers across the road from the headquarters but this requires crossing the main road to get to it from the campsites. The hiking trails are the stick by which my children measure camping grounds. These were just right for them. They didn’t go out to the middle of nowhere and they followed the park map relatively closely with signs posted throughout.

Fishing was good in the lake. Many kids caught small fish (I’m no fisherwoman, so my descriptions will be less than informational).

All in all, we would go back to this park. It makes for a quick, relaxing getaway.

Anne, August 31 - September 1, 2003  http://www.texascamper.com/Bonham%20State%20Park.htm

Brownfield:    City Park, E/W/ free located 40 miles SW of Lubbock on US 62/82. S of US 380. Dump


Buffalo RV Park 

Lake Buffalo Campground, Highway 79, Oakwood, TX 903-322-3854 (near Palestine)

Horseshoe RV Park, Highway 79 Buffalo, TX 75831 (near Palestine) 903-322-4537


Dallas         See Arlington or Grapevine

Canton, Mill Creek Ranch Resort. Good Sam 10,10,10  90' PT's  I-20 East of Dallas.   First Monday Trade Days is across the road and Mill Creek Runs a shuttle to them.  1000's of vendors arrive 4 days prior to the first Monday to sell any and everything.

Daingerfield State Park  (SW of Texarkana)

From: "venus_in_orbit" 
Subject: Re: Texas State parks

Hahahaha!...well gee...we must be attracted to the same kind of nature places cuz we ALSO really like Meridian with it's rooting armadillos and great fishing as well as Daingerfield. We love campgrounds with their own small lakes because of the lack of powerboat noises.

Del Rio:

Buzzards Roost


Buzzard Roost was the 3rd campground we have stayed at in Del Rio.  It is the closest to town and just north of Wal-Mart.  Our sites (3) for 2 nights, were about 38 feet long pull thru.   For $14 we had full hookups but no cable tv.  Other parts of the park had larger sites and cable.  We have stayed at Holiday Travel Park and Lonesome Dove.  For our use, I would rate Holiday as the best and Buzzard as #2.  Lonesome Dove had tight sites and little or no shade.  Holiday is about 5 miles out of town and has large spread out sites.  JA 3/2006.  Revised 3/2007: We had 4 sites on the north side of the campground and they were larger and better.  We did make reservations in order to get those.  One RV even got a 50 amp site. JA. We stayed there in 2006 and 2007.  For 2007, we reserved larger sites.  John A.


Fort Davis:           Davis Mtns St. Pk.

Good sites, security, cable tv available, several areas to visit. Good stopover for a day or two on way to Big Bend. South of I-20 and I-10 merger." Reservations: 915-426-3337 Nice campground, but warnings to watch pets and children due to Javalina and other animals. 2006 was our 3rd year to spend several days there.  Here are pictures of site #9, one of the best.  Reservations are hard to make.  All loops have the same name.  To get full hookups, be sure you get the most expensive sites.  Sites 1-14 are level and have full hookups.  .

Fort Stockton:

We stayed at the Wal-Mart in Fort Stockton TX, This is not a super Wal-Mart and closes at 10 pm
 We got there about 5 pm and there were two or three other rigs there.  After parking we went in and did some shopping and when we came out there where about a dozen rigs there. 
After that we watched a constant parade of rigs come in. There had to be about fifty in all by the AM.
So if you want a good spot at Wal-Mart in Fort Stockton you need to make reservations. <G>

I also was able to get a open WiFi signal there. Don't think it was from the store. Whenever we stop I put my laptop on and check for a signal, you would be surprised at how often I find an open one.

Ft. Worth    See Arlington or Grapevine or Meridian



RV Ranch
2301 S. I-35W
Burleson, TX 76028
GPS Coordinates:  32 31 442N/97 18 273W
$26.95 per night

Campground Review:  This is by far the most luxurious campground we've stayed in on this trip, maybe ever.  There are 166 sites, most are long pull-thrus.  This park also boasts  two laundry buildings, one of them just as large as some commercial Laundromats and two swimming pools, one of them for adults only.  And the price was not bad.  We've paid a lot more for a lot less. 

RV Ranch Entrance

All of the sites are full hook-up that includes cable-TV and free WiFi.  One word of  caution.  The owners advised us that the water pressure in the park is extremely high...over 110lbs. 

As nice as it is this park is far from ideal.  It is situated along busy I-35W so there is a lot of road noise.  Veteran campers are probably used to this but it can be irritating at times.  Second, the sites are very close together, especially in the front of the park.  The sites towards the rear are just as long but the separation is somewhat better.  Last, the cable-TV is awful.  Only a few channels are clear with the rest ranging from snowy to unwatchable. 

When you walk into the office to register one of the first things you notice are two huge TV monitors hanging on the wall next to the registration desk.  On each monitor there are 16 or so individual pictures from webcams situated all around the park.  I asked about them wondering if the cameras indicated a problem in the park.  I was told that the cameras prevented problems in the park.  Maybe so and during our 3-night stay we didn't encounter any problems but I can't help but wonder if these cameras were a reaction to previous issues.

The managers told us that the ranch is usually full and reservations are encouraged but during our stay we saw numerous empty spots.  The owners are adding an additional 100 campsites.  All in all, we'd probably stay there again. (Review by Rich and Donna) (MH)

Pictures: http://www.geocities.com/rk911/fort_worth.html



Relay Station RV Park, 1 mi. west on Hy 79.  From Camp ½ Price “Page 196: RV Relay Station – New Rate: $18.00,        Happy  Rate: $9.00.”  Some will honor the rate even if you are not a member.  J Adams 9/03


Fredericksburg, Kerrville, Mason

Guadalupe River RV Resort (south of Fredericksburg, 25 miles, and I-10 near Hwy 16) Kerrville

We stayed here for the whole month of March. This is and excellent park, well cared for, and very friendly employees. They have three swimming pools, one of which is heated and indoors for adults only. In the same building is a hot tub, steam room, sauna, exercise equipment, showers, and laundry. There are also three other laundrys and bathrooms located in the park. The sites are very roomy and well kept. No seasonals that are obvious except for about a dozen new and well kept park models around the outside of the back row. There is even an onsite "River Rock Saloon" which has a happy hour each day and live western entertainment on Saturday evenings. All in all, a VERY nice place to stay for a long term or winter. Central to many Hill Country attractions. We would definitely stay here again. About $30. http://www.guadaluperiverrvresort.com/   


Jamaica Beach

Jamaica Beach RV park is one of Galveston Island's Newest RV parks.




LLano River RV Park (N of I-10 and Fredericksburg )

Our Texas RV Park is located 30 miles north of Fredericksburg, Texas, and 12 miles south of Mason Texas on US Highway 87 - whether you are interested shopping for antiques, visiting the state and national historical parks, the wildlife management areas, the wild flower trails, or the many wineries in the area, the nearby Hill Country attractions are rich with beautiful German architecture, history and natural beauty.  The RV Park's location is ideal for those who want to experience the Hill Country to its fullest. ………… This park is a real sleeper. It is only about two years old and everything is very nice. The people that run the park are friendly and helpful. Even though there is no wireless internet, there are high-speed ethernet connections at many of the sites and they are free. While this is a good spot to stop on the way north from the Texas Valley, it would also be a great place to come and stay for a while. It is close to many of the hill country attractions. We definitely plan to return for an extended stay. About $25 per night  (review by unknown)  The Adams Family has driven through this town and plan to try this park out one year.


Freeport Area: See Houston below.

Garner State Park area (see Rio Frio):

Grand Prairie:

Loyd Park is located in Grand Prairie, Texas on Joe Pool Lake. It is a City of Grand Prairie Park, not a Texas State Park although on the Corp. of Engineer list.. It's a large park with 221 water and electric sites. Map of sites: http://www.swf-wc.usace.army.mil/joepool/Loyd_map.htm   Directions: From I-20, go south on SH 360, turn east on Ragland Rd to Loyd Park Entrance. Physical address 3401 Ragland Rd., Grand Prairie, TX 75052, phone 817-467-2104.   Used by the North Texas Camping Association (NTXCA).  South of I-20 between Fort Worth and Dallas.


Grapevine: (North of Ft. Worth)

The Vineyards (formerly Silver Lake Campground)

Silver Lake, good sites, hookups, number of motorhomes, good security, lake, close to town, BassPro, North loop around Ft. Worth. On a Corp. of Eng. Lake with a large marina adjacent but it is run by the city of Grapevine. Open all year. 12 miles or so from Six Flags, tents ok, 2003 rate $14" (JA) Park completely redone.  Now (2007) more of a resort with higher rates. $31 but great ratings at www.RVParkReviews.com



(East near bay) Green Caye RV Park at Dickinson

I was going to stay at Bay RV Park and leave my trailer there for the weekends, but I was so displeased with the appearance of the managers there. I found this great RV park with wonderful amenities and decided to stay. Green Caye is wonderful clean, people are nice, the bathrooms are great with tubs to sit, soak and relax. They have a golf course, laundry room, video store, store, WiFi. I think everyone should stay here at least once. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel. $25

 Green Caye RV Park is nestled in the rural tranquility of Dickinson, TX which lies conveniently between Houston and Galveston. Many exciting attractions are close at hand which make your visit worth writing home about. On the grounds of the Green Caye RV Park there are plenty of wonderful recreations that include but are not limited to, fishing, golf, and nature walks.

Quintana Beach County Park, fronting the Gulf of Mexico, is uniquely located on Quintana Island. This park is filled with History (historical characters, colonization, Spanish exploration), Nature (beaches, dunes, wildflowers, cattails), Birds (migratory, seabirds, shorebirds), and Recreation (fishing, boating, birding, sports).

Day-use, first-rate facilities include paved off-beach parking, boardwalks, covered and/or shaded pavilions, air-conditioned cabins overlooking the water for overnight visitors, community house, hiking trails, restrooms and showers, wooden lighted fishing pier, a playground, pedestrian-only beach with palapas for relaxing.

RV facilities are exceptional. These include paved and level camping sites, individual picnic tables and outdoor grills, group camping areas, premium and full service hookups, bathhouse with restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities.

Directions from Houston:
HWY. 288 south to Freeport, until it dead ends. Turn right on F.M. 1495 and cross bridge. Turn left on C.R. 723 (3 miles). Turn right at dead end! PARK ENTRANCE. Houston: Freeport Area:

          Quintana Beach County Park, fronting the Gulf of Mexico, is uniquely located on Quintana Island.  This park is filled with History (historical characters, colonization, Spanish exploration), Nature (beaches, dunes, wildflowers, cattails), Birds (migratory, seabirds, shorebirds), and Recreation (fishing, boating, birding, sports).  http://www.brazoriacountyparks.com/Quintana/index.asp  From Corpus Christi:  HWY. 35 intersects HWY. 36 at West Columbia, Take 36 south to Freeport and it dead ends at F.M. 1495.  Turn right and cross bridge.  Turn left on C.R. 723 (3 miles).  Turn right at dead end!  PARK ENTRANCE.  From: "Dave and Sheri"  Subject: Report from Quintana Beach County Park.      
Got back on Saturday from our Spring Break trip to Quintan Beach County Park.  I highly recommend this place.  The campground is well laid out and sites are spacious.  Full hookups at each site, backin and pull-through.  The bathouse, while a bit rustic, was clean and all showers, sinks, toilets worked.  Plenty of all to go around. Great green grass all around the campsites.  Plenty of good open grassy areas for you tent campers.  Beach is great and is a pedestrian only beach, so no cars to deal with.  About two and a half miles of beach to wander and collect shells.  The place was pretty crowded during Spring Break, but we never felt crowded.  Having camped at Galveston Island State Park, Mustang Island State
Park and several private RV parks along the coast, I would recommend  Quintana over them all. 
DAVE. Quintana, Texas

RV facilities include 56 paved and level camping sites, full hookups, pull-thru sites with 30 and 50 amps, bathhouse with restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities.  All sites approximately 200 yards from the beach. Tent sites $12.

Spoonbill Circle Premium Pull-Thru 30 and 50 Amps: Water, Electric and Sewer 21 - 56 Odd Numbers on campground map.

October - April Off Season

May - September Peak Season

Day - $18.00

Day - $20.00




          " Big Bend Ranch State Park, Big Bend National Park, plus local RV park with full hookups. On Rio Grande River."

NOTE: Texas State Parks charge both for the campsite and charge for a pass for each person? Or vehicle?.. This added $4 a night for us on top of a $12-16 rate.

Lubbock Area

I also found a wonderful small town CG in Levelland TX.  Free w/e and a dump station.  Nice little community just 30 miles west of Lubbock
(neat Buddy Holley museum) a friendly West Texas community with great services.   Nick

Meridian State Park (west of Fort Worth)

Subject: Re: Texas State parks;  Hahahaha!...well gee...we must be attracted to the same kind of
nature places cuz we ALSO really like Meridian with it's rooting armadillos and great fishing.

Montgomery (N.W. of Houston, near Lake Conroe, Hy 105)

Havens Landing RV Resort
19785 Highway 105 W
Montgomery TX 77356
GPS Coordinates:  30 23 09N/95 40 12W
$24.00 per night

Campground Review:  This was by all measures the largest and most luxurious campground we had stayed in so far on this trip.  To call it a campground is completely inadequate.  This is truly an RV resort. Havens Landing boasts around 240 concrete RV sites, each with full hook-ups (20/30/50 amp) plus Cable-TV and wi-fi.  87 of those sites are pull-thru.  They also have 10 1-bedroom and 15 2-bedroom cottages that surround a small, stocked fishing pond.  There are two laundry buildings and a huge indoor, heated pool with a hot tub.  There are shuffle board courts, tennis courts, a basketball court, Koi pond, table-tennis, TV room, meeting rooms and more.  This resort not only caters to winter Texans and everyday RV'ers like ourselves, they host a number of RV rallies throughout the year.  Havens Landing accepts the Passport America and Good Sam discount cards although their weekly and monthly rates are much less expensive.  (Review by Rich)


Indoor Pool

New Braunfels,

Potter's Creek Park (CoE)


Potter's Creek is located on the northwest side of Canyon Lake off of the Hwy 484 junction.  From IH 35 take FM 306 exit no.191 located just north of New Braunfels, travel west on FM 306 for 26 miles, or from US 281 take FM 306 east 10 miles.  Turn south at Potters Creek Road and continue two miles to reach the park entrance.

RV Campsites ;

Potter's Creek Park on Canyon Lake has been recently upgraded to include modern RV camping sites.  One Hundred-Nine (109) sites have been completed.  All new sites include covered table, 60 ft long parking spurs with 40 ft level parking areas, 50 amp electrical service and water hook-ups.  Restrooms at camper service buildings have heated showers, lavatories, and flushing toilets. Tent Sites

Tent camping sites are available in Potters Creek.  Each site provides a covered shelter area, cooker, fire ring, 30 amp electrical and water hook ups along with parking spaces.

 Family Sites:

Family Sites are available for those folks who like to camp with family and friends.  Four triple sites and one double site each with a central large table shelter are will be available for small groups to share.  Each site will have 50-amp electrical service and water hook-ups with flush toilets and showers located nearby. 




Oakwood    Palestine   

Buffalo:   Buffalo RV Park 

          Lake Buffalo Campground, Lake Buffalo Campground, Highway 79, Oakwood, TX 903-322-3854 (near Palestine)


Buffalo:   Horseshoe RV Park, Highway 79
Buffalo, TX 75831
(near Palestine)
903-322-4537  (these two look ok for a 1 night stop along HY 179)


Port Aransas   at City Hall $6.00 for permit & you can camp on the beach of the Gulf.


Rio Frio (Garner State Park area): Photos at: http://www.theadamssfamily.com/CG/TX1.htm

Campground Name: Parkview Riverside
Campground's website: http://www.parkviewriversiderv.com Number of sites: 90
Hookups: Electric: yes   50 AMP: yes   Water: yes   Sewer: yes
Cable TV: yes  Telephone hookup at site: no  Modem hookup in office: yes   WiFi wireless internet: yes, $3.95 per day
Shade trees: yes Waterfront sites: yes-river Pull Thru sites: yes Big Rig access: yes Swimming Pool: no
Clean restrooms:  yes, ?, ?, ?   Clean showers:  yes, ?, yes, ? Pets allowed: yes Tents allowed: yes Family type: yes
Nightly rate $:  25, 12, 22, 21 All Ratings (1=poor 10=excellent):  9, 9, 10, 8

Very well run campground. The people there are very helpful and the atmosphere is very relaxed. It is on the bluff above the Rio Frio and Garner State Park. Easy access to the river for paddle boating, wading, swimming, fishing or tubing. Beautiful hill country with plenty in the area to see. Nearest sizeable town is 30 miles (Uvalde) March 2005.

The actual address for this campground is Concan, Texas.  Best sites in the park are numbers 21-23.  The views were to die for - huge cypress trees and the river was shades of jade green. I took lots of pictures and walking along the river was fantastic. May 2005.  March 2006, the Adams Family stayed there.



(TX I-10, apx exit 609, about 40 mi. NE of San Antonio)

From: "Greg" <crowface1@yahoo.com> Subject: First private park Stayed in a private park for the first time. Dusty Oaks near Seguin,
TX. Very clean and quiet. Full hookups for $15 a night and 2 people.  Odd because some people obviously are permanent residents in their TTs.
Little fences and decks built around them show they are not going anywhere soon. Almost post-apocalypitcal in mood. Monthly rate was $200. So if one owns a TT it is a much better deal to stay there than rent an apartment. $200 all bills paid and someone cleans the bathroom for you? Good deal.



          Caverns of Sonora. RV park and Campground next to cave, just off of I-10.

          http://www.cavernsofsonora.com/  The Caverns of Sonora is a natural cave that is one of the most active caves in the world, with more than 90% of the formations in the cave still "growing" and is known as a Natural / National Landmark. There are forty-eight sites complete with good water and electricity. Several of the sites are pull-through.  Phone: 325-387-3105 .


Temple, Texas area. ( 10 miles West)


Belton Lake
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
3110 FM 2271
Belton, TX 76513-6522
Phone: (254) 939-2461


Westcliff Campground: (N 31 06.893, W 97 30.037)

Electric Campsites

Dump Station

Pull Through Campsites


The Westcliff Campground is located 3.3 miles west of the 439/2271 intersection. Continue west on FM 439 for 2.3 more miles, turn right on Eagle Point Way, go 0.8 mile and turn right on Westcliff Park. Travel about 0.2 miles to campground. These directions are verified using MapSource software and Google Earth.  The pull through sites are semicircles and face the lake.  The campground looks great from Google Earth.


 Reservations available through ReserveUSA 1-877-444-6777 Factoid: Historical sites include the old "Charter Oak" on the Leon River, near the City of Belton, and the Stage Coach Inn in nearby Salado. Tour Miller Springs Nature Area located below Belton Dam. The nature area includes a hiking trail along the Leon River, a restored historic bridge, and several wildlife-viewing points. Belton Lake is located adjacent to the Fort Hood Army Base, which has several points of interest for the military buff. The mural painted on the spillway wall of Belton Dam depicts the history of the Bell County area.


NOTE: PER WEBSITE: From Belton, 3 miles north on TX 317, 2 miles west on FM 439, 1 miles north on FM 2271, across the dam, to the central part of the park or to an office. Something indicates you may need a gate code. I would recommend you call the park for info, but I can see a check in station at the entrance to the campground.




Texarkana (also see Tyler, TX)

Bob Sandlin State Park  (about 100 miles east of Dallas off I-30)

From: "venus_in_orbit"
Subject: Re: Texas State parks;   We love campgrounds with their own small lakes because of the lack of
powerboat noises. However, we did like Bob Sandlin State Park because the campsites were large.

Anyone looking for a nice park in NE Texas should try the Atlanta State Park just below Texarkana on Lake Wright Patman.  There are many
nice lakefront tent sites and large RV sites from basic to full hookups.  Fishing is good and sites are wooded, large and quiet. 
Restroom/Showers are good and the rates are in the $12-14 range with a $2 park fee per person.  I highly recommend this spot if you are
looking for a good park in this part of Texas. 


Tyler (N.E. near Texarkana)

Tyler State Park

From: "venus_in_orbit" Subject: Re: Texas State parks  Tyler is great if you hit it out of season...less crowds.

Tyler:  Stairway Ranch RV Park.  Hy 35 W of Tyler on Hy 31.  Looks nice from road. J. Adams 3/2004 unable to find any info or phone number.  Should be ok for a 1 night stop.


Tyler: Shallow Creek: I-20 near Tyler 

Shallow Creek




Golf and RV resort.  So much for a “cheap” place to spend the night.  But, the pictures really look nice. I had to look it up.  $25 per night or $150 per week. All rates for RV plus one vehicle. Water, sewer, & Satellite TV included.



Tyler area:  Lake of Pines, I-20 near exit 603-604 and ….

near exit 597, Exxon RV park, looks ok from road for a 1 night stop. J. Adams 3/2004

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I found a useful link for campgrounds and parks in
.   http://wildtexas.com/parks/search.php  From “Ron” (2007)

Search by County, just click on any county on the Texas map.      http://www.campgroundsofamerica.com/texas/robertsoncounty.html  . 

Southpoint Texas Campground list: http://www.southpoint.com/databases/txcampA-C.htm .

   Southpoint and these other sites have dozens of campgrounds not in Trailer Life or Woodall’s Directory.

   Happy Camper Texas List: http://www.rvs-r-us.com/happycamper/Texas.htm .

   RVParks USA, Texas list: http://www.rvparksusa.com/tx-a.htm .

   BisDirectory of Texas campgrounds,  http://www.bisdirectory.com/camping/txcamping.htm

Below is a good site that covers the entire United States. BUT, I don't believe you will find all of the above sites listed.


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