Austin July 05, 2019
7 Secluded Campgrounds Around Austin You’ve Never Heard Of
Central Texas is magnificently beautiful, and it’s just begging to be visited. Enjoy the great outdoors without all of the crowds at these lovely campgrounds. Waterfront views, shaded hiking trails, and stunning sunsets are calling your name. You’ll want to spend the night at these seven secluded campgrounds around Austin.
1. Sandy Creek Park
You wouldn't expect to find a sandy beach in the middle of Texas, but this state is full of surprises. Take a trip up to Leander and camp along the shore at Sandy Creek Park. These shimmering Lake Travis waters rival the ocean. Camping is available on a first-come, fist-served basis, so it's wise to arrive early. Primitive camping spots cost $15 per vehicle per night. Address: 9500 Lime Creek Road, Leander, TX 78641.
2. Cedar Breaks Park
Cedar Breaks Park overlooks the tranquil Georgetown Lake, and it's full of wondrous views. People love coming here to sail along the waters and fish for catfish and black bass. This lovely camping destination has 59 spots available, and each one costs $26 a night. Address: 2100 Cedar Breaks Road, Georgetown, TX 78633.
3. Windy Point Park
You'll have a wondrous time camping at this little-known gem. Windy Point Park is a popular place for scuba diving, boating, and leisurely relaxation. Campsites cost $10 per person. Address: 6506 Bob Wentz Park Road, Austin, TX 78732.
4. Hill Country State Natural Area
Shake up your routine and venture outside of the city limits. Hill Country State Natural Area sits along the rolling hills of Bandera, and the sunsets will blow you away. This 5,000 acre natural area is home to never-ending adventure. Campsites range from $10-$12 per night. Address: 10600 Bandera Creek Road, Bandera, TX 78003.
5. Camp Creek Recreation Area
Enjoy 40 acres of shaded beauty at Marble Fall's Camp Creek Park. These campgrounds are nestled along the north shore of Lake Travis. You'll feel like you have the whole place to yourself when you book a campsite here. Rates begin at $12. Address: 1221 County Road 343, Marble Falls, TX 78654.
6. Palmetto State Park
You'll feel like you've escaped to the tropics when you spend the night at Palmetto State Park. This area, tucked away in Gonzales, is home to a wide variety of tropical plants. Keep your eye out for the park's namesake, the dwarf palmetto. Campsites begin at just $12 per night. Address: 78 Park Road 11 South,
Gonzales, TX 78629.
7. Inks Lake State Park
Venture out to Burnet, and leave your troubles behind you. Inks Lake State Park is full of blissful hiking trails and hill country beauty. Primitive campsites cost $11 per night and campsites with electricity cost $23 per night. Address: 3630 Park Road 4 West, Burnet, TX 78611.
If pitching a tent isn’t your thing, you can still enjoy Austin’s stunning nature. These
seven campgrounds around Austin are perfect for those who hate camping.