7 Glorious Campgrounds In Texas Where No Reservation Is Required
By Katie Lawrence|Updated on May 15, 2023(Originally published May 14, 2023)
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 began writing for OnlyInYourState in 2015.
Today, Katie writes, edits, and performs several other tasks for OnlyInYourState and has never been more passionate about a job before. Outside of work, you can likely find her curled up on with a hot cup of coffee, practicing yoga, baking, or exploring the beautiful Lone Star State (in particular, the vast and mystical West Texas desert).
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 places to go camping in Texas that are completely free and allow no reservations camping. Some are right by the beach while others reside more inland, but they all have one thing in common: enough space to accommodate whoever shows up. This means no stressing or planning ahead. If you happen to be in the area come nighttime, feel free to stop by knowing there’s room for one more. Is there anything better than camping without reservations?
Camping in Texas doesn’t have to break the bank. Have you stayed at any of these places? Are there any spots for last minute camping in Texas? Let us know your favorites! For more summer fun in the sun, check out our previous list of items to ass to your Texas summer bucket list.
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What are some of the best campgrounds in Texas?
Some of the best campgrounds in Texas can be found in our state and national parks. These campgrounds are typically the most well-kept and feature more amenities than their less-traveled counterparts. If you're looking for electricity hookups, running water, and bathroom facilities, definitely consider camping at a more popular spot.
Are you allowed to camp in state parks?
Yes, camping in most state parks is allowed and encouraged! Before planning a trip, simply head to the park's page on the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department website and double-check to make sure you can camp there.
What are some of the things I need to take on a camping trip?
Of course, you'll need all the basics such as:
Your tent or RV
A first aid kit
Here in Texas, a strong insect repellent and sunscreen are obligatory as well, during the warmer months.