U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > San Antonio
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 08-15-2007, 11:03 AM
 
1 posts, read 7,221 times
Reputation: 10

Advertisements

I was wondering if anyone knew of a place that we can go camping. I can't find any place thats worth it and i really don't know if im looking in the right areas. Can someone help me please??
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-15-2007, 11:26 AM
Rockin' The TriCities
 
n/a posts
I am not a big camper, just to warn you ahead of time. However, I did go camping once at Guadalupe River State Park off Hwy 46 between Boerne and Bulverde. We had a great time. It's not a large park, but there is the river right there, and it's very pleasant. If you're a more experienced/more gung ho camper, it might not be your thing, but I had fun. Also, and this is slightly embarassing, it's close enough to civilization that when you forget something important (like, say TOILET PAPER and CHARCOAL) you can scurry off to HEB in Boerne and back before your friends notice. Heh.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-15-2007, 12:00 PM
 
Location: North Central SA
734 posts, read 2,883,120 times
Reputation: 205
We camped at Guadalupe State Park and came home early. We were near the bathrooms (which are REAL ones with showers!) and people kept driving to them all night so we heard cars all night. And it was loud - music, partying etc. I've also camped at Canyon Lake on Battle of the Flowers weekend and it was kindof rainy, so there were very few other people there. That one was really nice.

It's also really HOT and HUMID camping this time of the year too. We are going to wait until September to try again. You might try the hike-in, primitive campsites. They might be more like real camping.

Texas State Parks webpage has all the campgrounds listed. There are tons! I've been wanting to try Inks Lake or Pedernales Falls for a while now.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-15-2007, 12:00 PM
 
260 posts, read 1,088,242 times
Reputation: 147
What type of camping do you like to do? There are lots of great state parks within a short drive of San Antonio, and most of our favorites in the state are close by. Recommendations depend a LOT on what you like to do, but some of our favorites are Ink's Lake, Lost Maples, and Colorado Bend.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-15-2007, 12:03 PM
 
260 posts, read 1,088,242 times
Reputation: 147
Quote:
Originally Posted by Turtle_Mom View Post
And it was loud - music, partying etc.
We've noticed this a lot more at campgrounds near a lake - it seems boaters / lakers like a more "boisterous" evening, at the expense of their neighbors. I guess if everyone is being loud, they don't notice each other... but non-lake state parks are usually a lot more quiet and serene.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-15-2007, 01:13 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
12,108 posts, read 14,045,618 times
Reputation: 17611
Again, it depends on what kind of camping you like to do and if you have kids. We have a travel trailer ( we are 40 & 50 with one teenager) and go as much as we can. We spend a lot of time at medina lake in the summer and the state parks in the winter. Both places have "quite time" after 10 pm and have never had a problem with noise. Always looking for new friends to go with.

Last edited by Camper1; 08-15-2007 at 01:23 PM..
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-15-2007, 02:07 PM
 
5,642 posts, read 15,020,094 times
Reputation: 2752
You can do "primitive" camping at Enchanted Rock State Park North of Fredericksburg.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-15-2007, 02:13 PM
 
Location: North Central SA
734 posts, read 2,883,120 times
Reputation: 205
Quote:
Originally Posted by Camper1 View Post
Again, it depends on what kind of camping you like to do and if you have kids. We have a travel trailer ( we are 40 & 50 with one teenager) and go as much as we can. We spend a lot of time at medina lake in the summer and the state parks in the winter. Both places have "quite time" after 10 pm and have never had a problem with noise. Always looking for new friends to go with.
Guadalupe is supposed to have quiet time too but it didn't seem to be enforced! Now that you mention it, my parents camped at Medina Lake and enjoyed that. I think we need to start looking around and trying new places.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-15-2007, 02:55 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
12,108 posts, read 14,045,618 times
Reputation: 17611
Last time we were there was Thanksgiving, maybe it's different in the winter months. Do you stay in the tent section or the w&e side? It's harder to hear the outside noise inside the trailer. Always looking for new places to go too.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-15-2007, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Smalltown, USA
3,111 posts, read 8,825,530 times
Reputation: 2049
We also have a travel trailer and love to camp. Just got back from our first trip to South Llano River State Park in Junction. The river was wonderful. It really depends on what you want to do, do you have kids??? We have fun no matter where we camp. Camping, like anything else, is what you make of it.
We have been to a lot of State Parks and they are always nice and clean.
We ended up buying into Thousand Trails which has 60 or so parks in the US. They are very kid friendly, most parks have swimming pools, putt putt golf, and planned activities for the kids like ice cream socials and crafts and kid bingo. If you are interested in more information PM me.

You should try the state parks, I think you would like them.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > San Antonio
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:03 PM.

© 2005-2022, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top