First, let's talk about a campground called Daingerfield State Park, located about twenty miles from Daingerfield, Texas in northeast Texas. This campground is small, but it is perfect for taking the family on a trip and just relaxing and enjoying quiet time. The campsite covers about 551 acres of wooded areas. The tent-only campsites are located in the Cedar Ridge area and offer amenities such as a picnic table, tent pillow, fire ring, water and toilets nearby. This would be an ideal place for families with first time camping. It offers swimming (unsupervised) and fishing (license required) Canoeing is allowed and some boating with some restrictions. The tent campsite can be reserved online, but six of them must be reserved in the park. I personally have not used this campsite, but have used others in the area, but this one has been highly recommended by me.
There are other similar campsites located in East Texas, with different amenities, but they will all offer great freshwater fishing, amazing scenery and different wildlife. This provides a great adventure for a family trip.
Let's head west to a campground called Cleburne State Park. I personally hope to make this one of my next camping destinations. The campground is located about sixteen miles from Cleburne, Texas. It offers campsites for tent camping and RV camping. Facilities include tables, barbecue, fire ring and toilets nearby. This can be considered part of the Texas highlands and offers different trails to explore. Boating and fishing are available on beautiful Cedar Lake, making this a nice way to spend the day with your family. There are no groceries, food or camping equipment at the campsite, so they must be picked up by the campers. Ice is also not available. This is an ideal campsite to gain experience before making a family camping adventure in the wild.
Personally, I like this campsite in one of the nearby attractions. Dinosaur Valley State Park is just thirty minutes away. Prehistoric times have always held my fascination. When I was working in the country of Oman, I collected all types of fossils, geodes and fossils.
More information about this campsite, with regard to prices and directions, can be obtained from the website of Cleburne State Park, Texas.
We will continue to travel south-west to an area called Big Bend National Park. This place is just amazing. I have seen a lot of beautiful scenery on my travels internationally and here in the US, but every time I see this place I just stand in awe.
There are over a hundred tent sites in Big Bend National Park. Facilities on offer include tables, grills, toilets and running water. The height here is 1850 feet. There is another campsite that is higher at fifty-four hundred feet, called Chisos Basin Campground with the same amenities as the previous campground. Both of these campsites are open year-round. Needless to say, there are other campsites in the area available, but these two are my favorites.
Things to do in Big Bend National Park are too many to list. Research for reservations and things to do in Big Bend National Park is easily researched by visiting their website. I strongly recommend spending some time researching the park if you are planning a camping trip here.
Until next time Happy Trails and go out and make some family history and Lore.