Nothing beats bonfires, beautiful views and secluded Texas scenes. Here are 25 our favorite spots to pitch a tent, get away from the city and enjoy some seclusion within driving distance of San Antonio.
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Guadalupe Mountains National Park Salt Flat, 79847, nps.gov/gumo/index.htm
Hike or bike over 13 miles of trails. Swim or go horseback riding and enjoy your time camping to the fullest.
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Eisenhower State Park 50 Park Road 20, Denison,
Not to be confused with Eisenhower off 1604, Eisenhower State Park is located in Denison and offers a plethora of outdoor adventures.
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Inks Lake State Park 3630 Park Road 4 W, Burnet, 78611, tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/inks-lake
Only two hours away, Inks Lake provides a great space for folks to swim, water ski, scuba dive rent paddle boats and hike over three miles of trails.
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Ray Roberts Lake State Park 100 P W 4137, Pilot Point, tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/ray-roberts-lake
Escape the business of San Antonio and spend some time out at Ray Roberts Lake State Park, just an hour north of the Dallas-Forth Worth metroplex.
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Big Thicket National Preserve 6044 FM 420, Kountze, nps.gov/bith/index.htm
The five-hour drive to Big Thicket National Preserve may be long, but the seclusion, ideal bird-watching spots and the hiking paths make it totally worth it.
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Palo Duro Canyon State Park 11450 Park Road, Canyon, tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/palo-duro-canyon
There's over 30 miles to hike, mountain bike and go horseback riding. During the summer, catch "TEXAS" an outdoor musical drama, which runs at the Pioneer Amphitheater in the park.
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