April 13, 2018

23 secluded Texas camping spots worth a weekend road trip

Whether you're just trying to enjoy the gorgeous spring weather, get away for the long weekend, or have a summer road trip with the fam, these secluded campsites are perfect for making memories with the people closest to you – and away from the masses at better-known parks. Plus, after checking this list, you'll wonder how many area codes Texas even has!
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Davis Mountains State Park
Texas-118, (432) 426-3337, tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/davis-mountains
Located in the mountains of west Texas, Davis Mountains State Park is an incredible spot to be away from civilization and enjoy the stars at night and birdwatching or backpacking during the day. Heck, you can even bring your own horse. BYOH, if you will.
Photo by megandradke via Instagram / davismountainssp
Davis Mountains State Park
Texas-118, (432) 426-3337, tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/davis-mountains
Located in the mountains of west Texas, Davis Mountains State Park is an incredible spot to be away from civilization and enjoy the stars at night and birdwatching or backpacking during the day. Heck, you can even bring your own horse. BYOH, if you will.
Photo by megandradke via Instagram / davismountainssp
Krause Springs
404 Krause Spring Rd, (830) 693-4181, krausesprings.net
Located a little north of Austin, Krause Springs is a beautiful spot for enjoying the outdoors. And taking pictures, of course. If you plan to come or camp, be sure to bring cash for admission.
Photo via Instagram / heidimsimmons
Krause Springs
404 Krause Spring Rd, (830) 693-4181, krausesprings.net
Located a little north of Austin, Krause Springs is a beautiful spot for enjoying the outdoors. And taking pictures, of course. If you plan to come or camp, be sure to bring cash for admission.
Photo via Instagram / heidimsimmons
Possum Kingdom State Park
3901 St Park Rd 33, (940) 549-1803, tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/possum-kingdom
You’ve heard the song, but have you seen the park? If you go, you’ll see some of the bluest waters in Texas, perfect for swimming, fishing, and skiing.
Photo via Instagram / matt_heron40
Possum Kingdom State Park
3901 St Park Rd 33, (940) 549-1803, tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/possum-kingdom
You’ve heard the song, but have you seen the park? If you go, you’ll see some of the bluest waters in Texas, perfect for swimming, fishing, and skiing.
Photo via Instagram / matt_heron40
Caprock Canyons State Park
(806) 455-1492, tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/caprock-canyons
Caprock Canyons are the perfect place to see wildlife: bison during the day and bats at night. That, and they’ve got more trails than you could see in a day - 90 miles worth.
Photo via Instagram / aberobledo
Caprock Canyons State Park
(806) 455-1492, tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/caprock-canyons
Caprock Canyons are the perfect place to see wildlife: bison during the day and bats at night. That, and they’ve got more trails than you could see in a day - 90 miles worth.
Photo via Instagram / aberobledo
Sea Rim State Park
19335 State Highway 87, (409) 971-2559, tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/sea-rim
With unique things to do at this park like hunting in-season and beach-combing, you’ll be interested all year round.
Photo via Instagram / jessicagreenrides
Sea Rim State Park
19335 State Highway 87, (409) 971-2559, tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/sea-rim
With unique things to do at this park like hunting in-season and beach-combing, you’ll be interested all year round.
Photo via Instagram / jessicagreenrides
Canyon of the Eagles Campground
16942 Ranch Rd 2341, (512) 334-2070, canyonoftheeagles.com
On the shores of Lake Buchannan, you can enjoy Texas wildlife, wildflowers, and a wild good time. You can also bring the fur babies because their guest rooms are pet-friendly.
Photo via Instagram / canyonoteagles
Canyon of the Eagles Campground
16942 Ranch Rd 2341, (512) 334-2070, canyonoftheeagles.com
On the shores of Lake Buchannan, you can enjoy Texas wildlife, wildflowers, and a wild good time. You can also bring the fur babies because their guest rooms are pet-friendly.
Photo via Instagram / canyonoteagles
Inks Lake State Park
3630 Park Rd 4 W, (512) 793-2223, tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/inks-lake
This park is perfect for a daytrip or an overnight stay. Located in Burnet, near Austin, the park has near-constant water levels, which make if perfect to play at year-round.
Photo via Instagram / therealjpt
Inks Lake State Park
3630 Park Rd 4 W, (512) 793-2223, tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/inks-lake
This park is perfect for a daytrip or an overnight stay. Located in Burnet, near Austin, the park has near-constant water levels, which make if perfect to play at year-round.
Photo via Instagram / therealjpt
Leifeste Campground
Ranch Rd 152, (512) 217-4596, facebook.com/Leifestecampground
This small, private campground is perfect for you if you’re looking not to be bothered. Some travel websites recommend calling before you go to inquire if the campsite is full and if they’ve  got kayak rentals still available if you plan to use them.
Photo via Facebook / Texas Hill Country Swimming Holes
Leifeste Campground
Ranch Rd 152, (512) 217-4596, facebook.com/Leifestecampground
This small, private campground is perfect for you if you’re looking not to be bothered. Some travel websites recommend calling before you go to inquire if the campsite is full and if they’ve got kayak rentals still available if you plan to use them.
Photo via Facebook / Texas Hill Country Swimming Holes
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
11450 State Hwy Park Rd 5, (806) 488-2227, tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/palo-duro-canyon
The “Grand Canyon of Texas”!
Photo via Instagram / thepostcardpair
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
11450 State Hwy Park Rd 5, (806) 488-2227, tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/palo-duro-canyon
The “Grand Canyon of Texas”!
Photo via Instagram / thepostcardpair
Huntsville State Park
565 Park Rd 40, (936) 295-5644, tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/huntsville
Located in the Piney Woods region of Texas (thanks grade school geography!), Huntsville State Park’s closest major city is Houston. Out in the forest, you can camp, fish, swim, paddle, or hike their 21 miles of trails.
Photo via Instagram / huntsvillestatepark
Huntsville State Park
565 Park Rd 40, (936) 295-5644, tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/huntsville
Located in the Piney Woods region of Texas (thanks grade school geography!), Huntsville State Park’s closest major city is Houston. Out in the forest, you can camp, fish, swim, paddle, or hike their 21 miles of trails.
Photo via Instagram / huntsvillestatepark