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In one of our largest states, you’ll find no shortage of places to pitch your tent, stay in a cabin or park your RV. There’s no better way to go camping in Texas than at a KOA campground. We’re in every corner of the Lone Star State, offering exciting, comfortable and activity-rich experiences so that you can make the most of your vacation — wherever you want to go and however you want to stay.
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There’s no lack of different ways to go camping in Texas, and you’ll find a number of accommodation options at KOA. Winter Texans and vacationers alike can take advantage of the following ways to camp at KOA:
No matter what type of campground in Texas you’re looking for, you’ll find outstanding customer service and clean, comfortable lodging when you choose to camp at KOA.
What are you waiting for? When you choose KOA for places to camp in Texas, you'll find fun opportunities to take the whole family will love. You’ll find at each of our locations a staff that’s focused on customer service, as well as convenient features like laundry facilities, clean bathrooms with hot water and even playgrounds for the kids.
Many of our guests are looking to get outdoors and have some fun. We do everything possible to promote that experience by offering clean, comfortable campgrounds in Texas where you can create the type of camping experience that you’ve always wanted to enjoy.
Texas is full of popular attractions and amazing sites to see, including the Gulf Coast, the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, rodeos and so much more.
Choose KOA for the best places to camp in Texas and enjoy a spectacular and affordable vacation for you and your entire family.
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Texas is a big state, therefore weather conditions can vary dramatically depending on location. The Eastern portion of Texas experiences very warm summers with high humidity, the central portion of the state has dry summers and very cold winters, and the remainder of the state is mostly a subtropical climate.
In general, the best time for statewide travel is late October-November and March-April. Texas summers are incredibility hot and winters can be bitterly cold. For the most part, these months avoid Texas's hottest and coldest temperatures and the heaviest rainfall.
As the second largest state in the United States, Texas is full of countless opportunities for adventure and fun. From beautiful beaches to historical sites, there's something for everyone in Texas. One of the most famous attractions in Texas is the Alamo. The Alamo, converted into a museum, is the site of a former Spanish mission. There are over four million visitors every year. Another popular attraction is the San Antonio Riverwalk, also known as Paseo del Rio. This beautiful 15-mile river walk is lined with restaurants, outdoor patios, shopping and more. If you're a fan of art, be sure to visit the River Walk Public Art Garden for a complete public art experience.
A few other popular attractions are the Texas State Capitol in Austin, Dallas World Aquarium, Space Center Houston, Padre Island National Seashore, Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, and Moody Gardens and Aquarium.
Texas is the ideal destination for people who love the outdoors. There are so many opportunities for hiking, biking, and spending time on the water. Visitors looking for backpacking and camping adventures have countless beautiful parks to choose from. The Palo Duro Canyon State Park can be explored by foot, mountain bike, or horse. There are over 30 miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails to explore.
For a larger experience, the Big Bend National Park has over 800,000 acres of mountains and desert. Mountain biking, birding, fishing, nature watching, camping, backpacking, and you-name-it can be done in Big Bend. Texas has more than 600 miles of coastline creating ample opportunities for visitors to enjoy a variety of water activities. If you are a birder, there is no better place than Texas. There are over 640 different bird species, creating a unique and thrilling birding experience.
Despite how large Texas is, there are only two officially designated National Parks: Big Bend National Park and Guadalupe Mountains National Park.
Big Bend was named after a large bend in the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo. It includes the entire Chisos mountain range and a large section of the Chihuahuan Desert. The primary attraction is its hiking and backpacking trails. The varied terrain allows visitors to choose between desert, mountain, and river hikes.
The Guadalupe Peak is the highest point in Texas, and it home to The Guadalupe Mountains National Park. The park was established in 1972, and is a sanctuary of preservation. It's best known for its fossilized reef mountains, Capitan Reef. This park is a must-visit destination for hikers and campers, with more than 80 miles of trails
There are over 80 state parks in Texas. The largest state park is the Big Bend Ranch State Park. It offers adventure in the form of river floating, biking, horseback riding, hiking, camping, and more. Another popular state part is the Palo Duro Canyon State Park located just south of Amarillo in the Texas Panhandle. This park has been called the "Grand Canyon of Texas" and it ranks as the second largest state park in Texas.
One of the most unique state parks is the Dinosaur Valley State Park, where you'll find dinosaur footprints. With twenty miles of trails, it's the perfect destination for hiking and mountain biking. There's even a river, the Paluxy River, which is perfect for kayaking and paddle boarding.
As the second largest U.S. state, you could spend your entire life eating out for every meal and still not try everything in Texas. A few of the must-try Texas staples are chicken fried steak, pecan pie, brisket, and chili. Here are a few of the most popular restaurants in Texas.
For the barbecue lovers and brisket fans, a must-try is Franklin Barbecue in Austin. The restaurant has sold out of brisket every day since its establishment. Another well-loved restaurant is the Odd Duck in Austin. Starting as a food truck, it's a major booster for the local farming community as the food is all locally sourced.
Many would agree that you can't visit Texas without trying one of the many delicious Mexican and Tex-Mex restaurants. A few notable restaurants are Revolver Taco Lounge/Purépecha in Dallas, Panchito's Mexican Restaurant in San Antonio, and Hugo's in Houston.
No matter what part of Texas you visit, you'll be able to find the perfect campground for your adventure. Almost every Texas State Park offers camping and lodging options, so you won't have a hard time finding a place to pitch your tent, lodge in a cabin, or park your RV. Camping is one of the best ways to experience the Long Star State's abundance of beautiful landscapes, wildlife, and outdoor adventures. Texas doesn't necessarily have an off-season for camping, but many people say spring is the perfect time of the year for camping in Texas since it's not overcrowded and there temperatures are mild. It's also the peak season for birding due to the avian migration. You'll be able to admire the blooming flowers, try out some awesome water activities, or find the perfect trail for hiking and biking.
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