One of the great things about Texas camping is that you can go pretty much any time of the year. Since winter weather is normally pretty mild this allows you to fit in a few extra camping trips while your buddies up north are hunkered down trying to stay warm. Again this year, at more than 70 state parks, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is waiving fishing license requirements for families as part of their Family Fishing Celebration. The promotion will continue through August 31, 2007. They have been running a similar promotion the last couple years, and its really been nice for families. So on your next camping trip, be sure and take along your fishing gear, and enjoy some fun times fishing with your kids.
There are many great camping sites in Texas. In fact, just counting state parks there are over 70 parks to choose from. This short article briefly describes some of the best camping spots in North Texas. Each of these campsites is just a short drive from the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, and should provide great fun for you, your family, and friends.
Bonham State Park - A 261 acre park located in Fannin County, a little over an hour northeast of Dallas. The park includes a 65 acre man-made lake, rolling prairies, and woodlands. Near the lake, there is a nice playground for children, and a large grassy area for throwing frisbees or playing ball. It also has a good swimming area.
Cedar Hill State Park - This 1826 acre park is located on Joe Pool Lake. It features over 350 mostly wooded campsites. Most of these are good sized and shade shelters cover some of the picnic tables. iIf you are into boating or water sports, this park is a good choice. It is located just south of Dallas near Cedar Hill, Texas.
Eisenhower State Park - A 423 acre park located in Grayson County. This park has much to offer, and is just a little over an hour north of Dallas up Highway 75. Situated on beautiful Lake Texoma, on the Texas-Oklahoma state line, this park has many nice campsites and provides a wide range of fun family activities.
Lake Mineral Wells State Park - A 3282 acre park that encompasses Lake Mineral Wells. The park is located between Ft. Worth and Mineral Wells just west of the metroplex. Swimming, fishing, boating, rock climbing, mountain biking, and horseback riding are just some of the fun activities available when camping at this park. Check the park website for the latest details.
Texas is blessed with many nice camping areas. I have mentioned just a few here, but there are many more all around the state. All of the parks listed here are just a short drive from Dallas/Ft. Worth. Be ready to load up, and jump in your car after work on Friday, so that you can be set up and relaxing around a roaring campfire just a few hours later. I hope that your family enjoys camping as much as we do. Be sure and be safe on your trip, and have fun camping in Texas!
About the author:
Rich Herman loves the outdoors and camping with his family. For camping tips, camping checklists, and information on camping grounds all across America, visit his website: www.FavoriteFamilyVacations.com