The Texas State Parks With Primitive Camping

Here are the Texas state parks that offer primitive camping when you don’t want to car camp, but aren’t quite ready for backpacking.

Here are the Texas State parks with primitive camping.

Sometimes when you venture off into the wilderness you don’t really want to be side-by-side with another family of car campers. The feeling of really enjoying the outdoors happens when you can get deep into the park and do some primitive camping. They won’t offer the same kind of amenities, but that’s absolutely the point. You get a chance to feel like you’re doing a more rustic type of camp.

I know at places like Lost Maples and Pedernales state parks it’s a bit of a hike to get to your campsites, so be prepared to hike in all of your gear.

I’ll leave it up to y’all to check the parks and see what additional restrictions they have for each campsite. Happy camping!

And for whatever reason, some parks on the Texas Parks & Wildlife website has this list changing from time to time if a park changes up its camping arrangements.

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List of Texas State Parks with Primitive Camping:

Note: Some links take you to main site and some to the visit recaps.

Bastrop SP

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley SP

Barton Warnock (Big Bend Ranch SP)

Big Bend Ranch SP

Brazos Bend

Beuscher SP

Caprock Canyon

Cedar Hill SP

Choke Canyon SP

Colorado Bend

Copper Breaks

Davis Mountains

Devils River

Dinosaur Valley

Enchanted Rock

Fort Boggy

Fort Richardson

Franklin Mountain

Goliad State Park & Historic Site

Goose Island SP

Government Canyon SP

Guadalupe River SP

Hill Country State Natural Area

Hill Country State Natural Area

Inks Lake

Lake Arrowhead

Lake Bob Sandlin

Lake Somerville SP & Trailway

Lost Maples State Natural Area

Lost Maples State Park

Martin Creek Lake

Meridian SP

Mustang Island

Palo Duro Canyon SP

Pedernales Falls

Possum Kingdom

Purtis Creek

Ray Roberts Lake

San Angelo

Sea Rim

Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic site

Stephen F. Austin SP

Village Creek

Thanks for viewing the Texas state parks with primitive camping! For more information on the remaining Texas state parks and see the breakdown by region check out this post here!


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