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Old 02-03-2008, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Pflugerville/Round Rock
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The weather this weekend has reminded me how much I love camping. Where are some good places to go, where I can pitch my tent, and not be trespassing on someone's land? I just moved to Round Rock from Phoenix, and am not sure of the laws or places to go. Thanks!
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Old 02-03-2008, 08:33 AM
 
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We went camping at Guadalupe River State Park a couple years ago and had a great time.
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Old 02-03-2008, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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Couple of website to find that spot for you!

Texas Parks & Wildlife Department | Welcome --texas parks and wildlife

LCRA: Energy. Water. Community Services
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Old 02-03-2008, 09:18 AM
 
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Texas has very little unrestricted public land. For the most part, you're restricted to public parks - which usually involves the dreaded crampground. The national shoreline would allow some privacy. You might google private camping spots in Texas.

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Old 02-03-2008, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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Paleface Park, or Garner State Park. You can camp at Granger Lake also. Paleface has improved and primitive.
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Old 02-03-2008, 11:59 AM
 
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Try Mckinney Falls State park right here in Austin. Go east on Wm Cannon till it ends and then about a mile north. We live at Mopac and Wm Cannon and can be there in less than 20 minutes.
TPWD: McKinney Falls State Park
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Old 02-03-2008, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Try Hill Country State Natural Area near Bandera. Primitive and beautiful. Still a "park" but not a typical setting, especially if you go during the week:

TPWD: Hill Country State Natural Area

Also, just took some visiting friends out to Inks Lake. Very lovely.

TPWD: Inks Lake State Park



Here's some pics from Hill Country SNA
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Old 02-04-2008, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Pflugerville/Round Rock
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thanks for all the great ideas! I'm excited to check some of these out!
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Old 02-04-2008, 07:22 PM
 
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If you really want to clear your head, you've got to go out to Big Bend.
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Old 02-04-2008, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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If you really want to clear your head, you've got to go out to Big Bend.
Well yea...West Texas is the place to go for some real grand scenery and solitude. It will take about 8 1/2 hours to get there
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