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15 Texas Rivers and Beaches You Should Be Camping at this Weekend 

With temperatures already hitting the 90s, we're in for a long, hot and sticky summer. So if you're like us and love getting outdoors, here's a few places to check out where you can beat the summer heat. Texas has several beautiful rivers, lakes and beaches, so we've rounded 15 of the very best.
Pace Bend Park
Only two hours away from San Antonio, Pace Bend Park is a solid place for camping out near the water without being too far from home.
Photo via Instagram, keplerian_mango
South Padre Island
Though it’s better known as a resort town, South Padre Island has some great camping grounds and perfect spots for pitching a tent.
Photo via Instagram, ldanielagarza
Possum Kingdom State Park
Who said camping has to be hard? It’s all about a relaxing time by the water at Possum Kingdom.
Photo via Instagram, gretchen_mularkey
Inks Lake State Park
Swim, boat, water ski, scuba dive and fish and this gorgeous camping spot. Rent paddle boats, canoes, kayaks and hit the water.
Photo via Instagram, karolinegray
Tyler State Park
Does it get more relaxing than this?
Photo via Instagram, darante
Lake Colorado City State Park
If fishing is your thing, this camp spot was made for you.
Photo via Instagram, valwestmoreland02
Colorado Bend State Park
When it comes to camping near the water near San Antonio, we know that sometimes you have to settle for subpar or overcrowded spots. However, that couldn’t be further from the case at Colorado Bend State Park.
Photo via Instagram, jacobsendeavors
Dinosaur Valley State Park
Hike near old dinosaur tracks during your stay, and jump into the water to cool off when you’re done.
Photo via Instagram, randi_elston
McKinney Falls State Park
About 90 miles from San Antonio, camping at McKinney Falls might be one of the best decisions you make all summer.
Photo via Instagram, messyvessi16
Garner State Park
Is there any better way cool off during the summer than by jumping into the Frio River?
Photo via Instagram, sydneyhogan
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Mustang Island
At Mustang Island, you can picnic by the water, fish, swim or go kayaking Or, just sit back, relax and enjoy your time on the beach.
Photo via Instagram, adriacavanaugh
Pedernales Falls State Park
Camping at Pedernales Falls should be on every Texan’s bucket list.
Photo via Instagram, emilyy.jeann
Port Aransas
Texas’ sleepy little beach town makes for an excellent spot to pitch a tent.
Photo via Instagram, claire_hogan
Angelina National Forest
If you’re longing to get out of the hustle and bustle of city life, escape to Angelina National Forest for some peaceful time near the water.
Photo via Instagram, la_paz_bed_breakfast
Guadalupe River State Park
Really, what more could you need?
Photo via Instagram, saadventuresports
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Pace Bend Park
Only two hours away from San Antonio, Pace Bend Park is a solid place for camping out near the water without being too far from home.
Photo via Instagram, keplerian_mango
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