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Old 05-18-2009, 10:21 AM
 
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We're new to SA (moved from Colorado) and I am having a heck of a time finding places to tent camp with the fam! Looks like you have to be on the ball to reserve anything...months in advance. Is there anywhere we can tent camp during the weekends in the upcoming months? We sure never ran into this in Colorado!

TIA
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Old 05-18-2009, 10:30 AM
 
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We're new to SA (moved from Colorado) and I am having a heck of a time finding places to tent camp with the fam! Looks like you have to be on the ball to reserve anything...months in advance. Is there anywhere we can tent camp during the weekends in the upcoming months? We sure never ran into this in Colorado!

TIA
Camper1 would be a great person to go to for advice on this. I'm sure she'll be along shortly.
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Old 05-18-2009, 10:40 AM
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Location: TPA and SATX
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I found this site to be a great resource if you're the type who likes to do your research in advance:

Wild Texas Camping, Parks & Lakes
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:32 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I am a huge fan of Guadalupe River State Park. When this weekend, got rained out, but it was fun. Reservations are needed. You can also camp on the Comal River (don't know the name of the campground.).
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:35 AM
 
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Have you tried the State Parks?
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department | State Parks & Destinations

I will post up some more local places in a bit when I have more time.
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:47 AM
 
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I have never stayed at any of these places. Sorry I can't give any reviews.


At Medina Lake Joe's Place Marina & Resort at Medina Lake, Mico Texas - Marina, Boat Launch, Swimming, Party Room Rentals, Camping, Picnicing, Fishing, Scuba Diving, Dock


Here is a list of places in Bandera (you will have to call about tent camping)
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Sionito RV Park located near Bandera, TX (http://www.texascampgrounds.com/sionito%20rv%20park.php - broken link)

RV Park Reviews :: Bandera, Texas ( TX ) - RV Parks and Campground Reviews

I'm not sure if this place allows tents. Rates and Rules (http://www.apeaceofheaven.org/ratesnrules.htm - broken link)
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Old 05-18-2009, 01:26 PM
 
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Wow-thanks for all the quick replies. I've spent the past two days messing with the online reservations stuff through the state park website, but the only thing available on a weekend through the end of June is one KOA w/in 100 miles!

Would it be better to just call state parks or does 'full' mean 'full'?
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Old 05-18-2009, 01:53 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Sorry, I was out shopping with my daughter ( she got a new job!!). First, welcome to Texas!

You don't say what kind of tent camping you do. Do you want water and electric or just a basic no frills site? I recommend the w/e here in Texas! Are you looking to fish or just hang out? The state parks always have cancellations. People will reserve a year in advance and then cancel. I think they can cancel with in the last 48 hours and still get a refund.

I don't know much about tent camping , we use a travel trailer but if your wanting anything around water it's going to be a bit harder to find a place. You also don't say how far your willing to go.

Joe's place at Medina looks nice but I have never stayed there so I couldn't say for sure.
The Schreiner Park is Kerrville is great. We go there every year.

Tell us more what you want and it will be easier to recommend places.

I keep trying to do a meet and greet here but it hasn't worked out yet. I still have hopes!!

Happy camping!
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Old 05-18-2009, 01:55 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Camper1 would be a great person to go to for advice on this. I'm sure she'll be along shortly.
Tried to rep you for the shout out but it wouldn't let me! ha ha:OK:

This was supposed to go to holstered!! oops.
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Old 05-18-2009, 01:59 PM
 
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Sorry I wasn't more specific. I appreciate the information you guys have given so far. I actually was able to find one water only tent site on June 12-14 at Guadalupe. Booked that!

Otherwise, we're very no frills. If it wasn't Texas, I'd say no water and electric needed, but if they have it, I'll take it! We're camping with a 10-month-old (she'll be 1 in July) and a 5-year-old. If it was just hubby and I, we'd love to hike in, but alas, too much to carry these days!

Water is great, but not a neccessity. Thanks so much. Will keep my eyes open.
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