Texas June 09, 2017
7 Glorious Campgrounds In Texas Where No Reservation Is Required
Camping season is fully underway, and it can get pretty pricey sometimes depending on where you’re staying. It’s always nice to save some money whenever possible, so here are seven awesome campgrounds in Texas that are completely free and require no reservations.
1. Brazos Island State Park (Cameron)
You'll need to plan ahead because there are no dump stations and the nearest grocery store is 25 miles away, but it's definitely worth the extra hassle. You'll likely be the only ones camping on the beach, so you can enjoy the peace and quiet and come back feeling completely rejuvenated.
2. Fritch Fortress Campground (Fritch)
It's hard to believe this place is free - it has a beautiful view, trash service, dump stations, fresh water, clean bathrooms with showers, Verizon and ATT service, and it's only 20 minutes from a national monument.
3. Bolivar Flats free beach (Bolivar)
You have to get a $10 permit to park on the beach, but other than that it's free. This part of Bolivar can be accessed by taking Highway 87 to Retillion Road, and you'll need to bring plenty of water with you. Enjoy your beachfront freedom!
4. Camp Creek Recreation Area (Marble Falls)
Camp Creek is a beautiful park with picnic tables, grills, fire pits, vault toilets, garbages, and 4G telephone service. There's even a boat ramp, and locals say the fishing is great! Pecan trees abound for the picking and every morning, deer are frolicking around all over the place.
5. Spring Creek Park (Tomball)
There are tons of activities at this park to keep you busy during the day from a swimming pool and basketball and tennis courts to plenty of walking trails. Showers and restrooms are across the street and it's about a two mile drive to restaurants and grocery stores in Tomball.
6. Magnolia Beach (Port Lavaca)
There are two areas to camp here: one near the water and another closer to the restrooms/showers and a covered pavilion. You'll have much more room to spread out and enjoy the open air if you choose the former.
7. Indianola County Historic Park (Indianola)
There may not be much left of this little town, but the park is one you don't want to pass up. You'll get a breathtaking view of the water and escape from all your troubles with the sound of the gently crashing waves lulling you to sleep.
Have you stayed in any of these campgrounds? What’s your favorite place to camp for free in Texas?