The 10 Best RV Campgrounds in Texas

Cruise America shares the 10 best RV campgrounds in Texas that offer vast hiking trails, diverse landscapes, and blue waters for campers to enjoy.
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They say everything is bigger in Texas, and campgrounds are no exception. In this state you’ll find stunning parks rich in hiking trails, cool blue waters for swimming and canoeing, and contrasting desert landscapes for biking adventures. Here are 10 campgrounds that top the list when taking your RV to Texas

10 Best RV Parks in Texas

Before you head out on the road in your RV rental, you’ll need to choose where to stay! Are you looking for beach-side texas RV campgrounds? Or maybe you’re looking for the best hiking opportunities. Going boondocking? Whatever you prefer, we’ve got you covered in this list of the best RV campgrounds in Texas.

1. Palo Duro Canyon State Park Campground 

Truck and camper in Palo Duro Canyon State Park Campground
This RV campground is situated in the gorgeous and rugged Palo Duro Canyon State Park, with views of the surrounding cliffs and dramatic rocks that jut up, seemingly out of nowhere. There’s a small shop and a Visitor Center nearby, and mountain bike enthusiasts will appreciate the network of well-maintained trails in the local areas. 

Amenities: This Texas campground features more then 30 miles of hiking, biking, and equestrian trials. During the summer months, you can even catch a performance of TEXAS Outdoor Musical. There are campsites with water and electricity along with equestrian, tent, and backpacking sites. 

“The water faucet was just across the street and there were clean restrooms (with hot showers) up the road at the next campground.” -Megan B. 

Fast Facts:

  • Price: $12-26
  • Number of sites: 118
  • RV sites: Yes, max length 60 feet
  • Hookups: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes 


2. Pedernales Falls Campground  

Pedernales Falls Campground
This well-equipped RV campground is only 30 miles to the west of downtown Austin, Texas. Each RV campsite has a fire ring, grill, picnic table, and a full 30 amp hookup, and those people looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of busy city life will love sunbathing on the massive limestone strips that lie next to the Pedernales River. 

Amenities: As mentioned above, this campground offers full hookups, fire rings, picnic tables, and more to visitors. There are hot showers, clean restrooms, firewood available, and they even have Wi-Fi access. A dump station is also nearby for easy access.

“This park, for many people in the hill country of Texas, is the quintessential park to visit. Within an hour’s drive of Austin, it offers a quick escape for a day visit.” -Shari G.

Fast Facts: 

  • Price: $10-20 
  • Number of sites: 73 
  • RV sites: Yes, max length 60 feet
  • Hookups: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: No 


3. Inks Lake State Park Campground

Inks Lake State Park Campground
You’ll find this well-maintained RV campground just over an hour’s drive northwest of Austin. The nearby lake is ideal for kayaking, swimming, and jet skiing, while avid walkers will appreciate the fact that there are nearly 10 miles of gorgeous hiking trails in the surrounding area. The Pecan Flats walk is a 3-mile route that’s particularly scenic, offering panoramic views of the State Park at its highest elevation point. 

This is one of the best RV campgrounds in Texas because of the variety of amenities available for guests.

Amenities: Ink Lake State Park campground offers guests opportunities to go backpacking, geocaching, play volleyball, go birdwatching, and enjoy a picnic lunch with friends or family. There is a group pavilion available to rent for family reunions or gatherings on site as well as several playgrounds for kids.

“If you get a site on the water you can usually launch your kayak right from your site. My husband and I love kayaking back to the Devils Water hole.” -Sheila C. 

Fast Facts:

  • Price: $11-25 
  • Number of sites: 187 
  • RV sites: Yes, max length 70 feet
  • Hookups: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes


4. McKinney Falls State Park Campground  

McKinney Falls State Park Campground
McKinney Falls State Park is just over 10 miles to the south of downtown Austin, and its campsite lies at the confluence of Onion and Williamson Creek. You can participate in geocaching activities when you camp here: there are also plenty of well-maintained biking and hiking trails nearby. 

You don’t require a license to fish in either of the creeks, so see if you can catch any catfish, carp, or bass when you’re on vacation. 

Amenities: McKinney Falls State Park Campground has nine miles of trails for hiking, biking, and geocaching. There is even a trail suitable for pushing a stroller. There are two creeks: Onion and Williamson Creek that are perfect for anglers to enjoy. All 81 campsites come equipped with water and electricity hookups.

“It is a great park that has everything: a place to swim, great hikes, historic markers, trails for bikes. We really enjoyed our stay.” -Daniel L. 

Man playing a guitar in McKinney Falls State Park Campground
Fast Facts:

  • Price: $20-24
  • Number of sites: 81
  • RV sites: Yes, max length 115 feet
  • Hookups: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes


5. Huntsville State Park Campground  

Huntsville State Park campground
The Huntsville State Park campground is made up of three separate camping areas called Prairie Branch, Coloneh, and Raven Hill. Each of the hookup RV sites are equipped with grills, picnic tables, and lantern fixtures. There’s a designated swimming area for kids and adults in the nearby Lake Raven. 

Amenities: Be sure to visit the Nature Center to learn about the local flora and fauna you can find while camping in this Texas RV park. There are flush restrooms, shower houses, playgrounds, picnic areas near the lake, fishing piers, and boat launches in each camping area. There is also a dump station on site to dump your RV waste.

“I like Huntsville State Park campground for a long weekend getaway. It is about an hour north of Houston, not far off Interstate 45, so very easily accessible.” -Debbie J.

Fast Facts:

  • Price: $15-500
  • Number of sites: 160
  • RV sites: Yes, max length 60 feet
  • Hookups: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes


6. Garner State Park Campground 

Garner State Park Campground
This affordable RV campground in Texas is situated in the dreamy surroundings of Garner State Park, in the Texas Hill Country. The nearby Frio River is crystal clear and tranquil during the summer months, making it an ideal spot for swimming and other water sports. 

Amenities: Those who want to try kayaking or water tubing for the first time can rent tubes and kayaks from the equipment store on-site. In addition, this campground offers guests 16 miles of scenic trails to traverse along with a miniature golf course.

“We had a dried creek bed behind our site that led to the river and my kids loved it. We were not far from a playground, could walk to the mini-golf course, and right by the Rio Frio trailhead.” - Chris H. 

Fast Facts: 

  • Price: $15-25
  • Number of sites: 347
  • RV sites: Yes, max length 100 feet
  • Hookups: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes


7. Chisos Basin (Big Bend) 

Chisos Basin (Big Bend)
This popular Texas campground lies in the Chisos Mountains, at an altitude of 5,400 feet. You’ll appreciate the stunning views of the nearby Casa Grande and Emory Peak while hiking enthusiasts will enjoy the well-preserved trails that wind and meander right by the campsites. You can reserve 40 of the 60 total sites at any point during the year. 

Amenities: There are many trailheads nearby for hikers to explore along with a river suitable for kayaking, canoeing, and fishing. Each site has a picnic table, grill, and a bear-proof food storage container. Sites are a short walk from the restroom and shower facilities as well as a dump station.

“Chisos Campground is the place to camp on Big Bend National Park. It is a high elevation location and many great hiking trails from the location.” - Brian F.

Fast Facts: 

  • Price: $15-20
  • Number of sites: 60
  • RV sites: Yes, max length 25 feet
  • Hookups: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes


8. Dinosaur Valley State Park Campground 

Dinosaur Valley State Park Campground
One of the best Texas RV campgrounds is the Dinosaur Valley State Park Campground. Kids and adults will adore this campground, which lies alongside the Paluxy River. You can traipse through the river and try to find the dinosaur prints that have been there for over 60 million years. Horse riders will enjoy the nearby 100-acre South Primitive Area, with its attractive, shaded trails. 

Amenities: Explore 20 miles of hiking and biking trails in the Texas wilderness. You can also go canoeing, kayaking, fishing, or swimming in the nearby river. The campground also puts on ranger programs to teach archery, fishing, and geocaching. There are clean restrooms and shower facilities available on site. 

“Range of easy trails that are kid friendly. Kids loved seeing the tracks, easy access for the kids. Campground clean and comfortable.” - Bree W.

Fast Facts:

  • Price: $15-25
  • Number of sites: 61
  • RV sites: Yes, max length 35 feet
  • Hookups: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes


9. Texas Tyler State Park Campground 

Truck and camper at Texas Tyler State Park Campground
This clean and tranquil Texas RV campground lies on the banks of a refreshing, 64-acre lake. The nearby Whispering Pines Nature Trail is a ¾ mile round trip that takes you through attractive hardwood trees and the Beauchamp Springs Picnic Area, a charming space originally built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1938.

Amenities: An adventure playground is on site for children, and bikers will enjoy the intermediate and well-preserved trails in the surrounding area. Campsites range from water-only to full hookups. There are three fishing piers and boat launches at this Texas RV campground.

“Lots of thoughtfulness in the layout and work of this camp. The trail that goes around the lake truly goes around so it's a trail runner’s dream.” - Amie M.

Fast Facts: 

  • Price: $18-30 
  • Number of sites: 107
  • RV sites: Yes, max length 105 feet
  • Hookups: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes


10. Colorado Bend State Park 

Colorado Bend State Park
The Colorado Bend State Park is located two hours northwest of Austin, TX, and is one of the most popular spots in the region. Campers can enjoy 35 miles of hiking and bike trails, along with cave tours and a 70-foot waterfall accessible by hiking trail. Of the 57 campsites in the park, 15 are drive-ins to accommodate large RVs. 

Amenities: Campsites include a fire ring, lantern holder, picnic table, and are a short walk from the restrooms. Guests have access to six miles of the Colorado River to kayak, canoe, fish, or swim. 

“River, lake, waterfalls, caves, canyons....what?! best burgers ever—right outside the park at the General store.” -Nicolette

Fast Facts: 

  • Price: $10-75
  • Number of sites: 57
  • RV sites: Yes, max length 30 feet
  • Hookups: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes 

The diverse activities these top Texas campgrounds provide for avid campers ensure there’s something fun for everyone, whether you love hiking, biking, or swimming. These 10 Texas RV parks just scratch the surface of what the Lone Star State has to offer. Check out the Dyrt’s comprehensive list of the best campgrounds in Texas for more inspiration and pick up an RV rental from Cruise America to get you there!

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