Camping in Texas

Top Campsites Near Dallas ...

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
family 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, of this year. They've 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, so that
you can enjoy some fun times fishing with your kids.
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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. This may be a small
park but it has 4
hiking trails ranging from a little over
one mile to just under three miles. 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.  If
you are into boating or water sports, this park is a good choice. For those that like to
hike or walk
through nature, Cedar Hill State Park hosts 7 trails ranging from a half mile loop to 12 mile loop.  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. You can
hike, bike, fish, boat or just sit by the fire at your campsite.
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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. We've 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, and you can be set up and relaxing around a
roaring campfire just a few hours later.

We 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!
Eisenhower Camping
Eisenhower Hiking
Eisenhower Boating on  Lake Texoma
Eisenhower Cliffs near the Lake