This Texas River Is So Remote That The Campsites Are Only Accessible By Boat
One advantage to the size of our state is that a lot of uncharted territory still exists, particularly way out in West Texas. Devils River in Del Rio is one such place, with surrounding mountains so tall and the nearest town so far away that you’ll swear you’re the last person on earth. In order for you to get the most out of your trip, the park has recently added in campsites along the river, or paddler camps. Now, instead of having to turn around before it gets dark, you can paddle until sunset and experience as much of the pristine water and ancient lands as possible.
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
All of the campsites are $5 per person, and reservations can be made by calling (512) 389-8901 at least one day before you plan on staying. You’ll also need a Devils River Access Permit to use the paddler camps. The permit costs $10.
Have you ever been to Devils River? Would you be interested in spending the night at a paddler camp? Let us know!
Katie Lawrence is a Southeast Texas native who graduated 18th in her high school class with a GPA of 4.25. She attended college in the Houston area and changed her major twice (psychology, computer science, and finally criminal justice) before taking a leap of faith and dropping out to pursue a career in freelance writing.
Today, Katie writes for the Texas and Arizona pages of OnlyInYourState.com and has never been more passionate about a job before. Outside of work, you can likely find her curled up on the sofa with a hot cup of coffee, watching a crime TV show or scary movie.
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