March 17, 2017

25 Secluded Texas Camping Spots Worth a Weekend Trip

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.
Photo via Instagram,  joshst3wart
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.
Photo via Instagram, joshst3wart
Eisenhower State Park
50 Park Road 20, Denison, 
tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/eisenhower
Not to be confused with Eisenhower off 1604, Eisenhower State Park is located in Denison and offers a plethora of outdoor adventures. 
Photo via Instagram,  rlmegan
Eisenhower State Park
50 Park Road 20, Denison, tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/eisenhower
Not to be confused with Eisenhower off 1604, Eisenhower State Park is located in Denison and offers a plethora of outdoor adventures. Photo via Instagram, rlmegan
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.
Photo via Instagram, aintnofountainhigh
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.
Photo via Instagram, aintnofountainhigh
Davis Mountain State Park
TX-118, Fort Davis, tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/davis-mountains
Five-and-a-half hours away, you’ll find both trails and tranquility at Davis Mountain State Park.
Photo via Instagram, _alexpelham
Davis Mountain State Park
TX-118, Fort Davis, tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/davis-mountains
Five-and-a-half hours away, you’ll find both trails and tranquility at Davis Mountain State Park.
Photo via Instagram, _alexpelham
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. 
Photo via Instagram,  whyrdz
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.
Photo via Instagram, whyrdz
Cleburne State Park
5800 Park Rd 21, Cleburne,  tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/cleburne
The 528-acre state park offers a ton of room for campers looking for some peace and privacy. 
Photo via Instagram,  drewshakalaka
Cleburne State Park
5800 Park Rd 21, Cleburne, tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/cleburne
The 528-acre state park offers a ton of room for campers looking for some peace and privacy. Photo via Instagram, drewshakalaka
Colorado Bend State Park
Located in Bend,  tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/colorado-bend
For folks who like fishing, caving, hiking, paddling, bird watching and cave tours — Colorado Bend State Park is the place for you.Photo via Instagram, jay_brazo
Colorado Bend State Park
Located in Bend, tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/colorado-bend
For folks who like fishing, caving, hiking, paddling, bird watching and cave tours — Colorado Bend State Park is the place for you.
Photo via Instagram, jay_brazo
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. 
Photo via Instagram, doris_dee_exploris
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.
Photo via Instagram, doris_dee_exploris
Mustang Island State Park
17047 TX-361, Port Aransas, 78373, tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/mustang-island
Who doesn’t love camping at the beach? Hang out in the sun, picnic, fish and or kayak for a great time.
Photo via Instagram, cateckert
Mustang Island State Park
17047 TX-361, Port Aransas, 78373, tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/mustang-island
Who doesn’t love camping at the beach? Hang out in the sun, picnic, fish and or kayak for a great time.
Photo via Instagram, cateckert
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. 
Photo via Instagram, travel_mex
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.
Photo via Instagram, travel_mex