The Benefits of Camping at a State Park in Texas (and How to Do It)

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Spring is the perfect time of year to explore one of the most amazing states in the country: Texas. The Lone Star State has something to offer every member of the family. No matter your age, you’ll discover there are tons of amazing activities right in our home state.

One particularly popular Texas activity? Camping at state parks. 

But what makes camping in a Texas state park such a special experience? You’ve come to the right place to find out. 

We took a look at why so many Texans love camping in Texas state parks, and some of the best state parks near San Antonio for camping (or glamping, whichever is more your style).

State parks are more private than national parks

Let’s start by discussing the importance of privacy during your Texas spring break vacation. After all, it’s important to maximize the amount of solitude you get to fully appreciate being in nature during your camping experience.

Keep in mind that state parks typically don’t get as much traffic as national parks. This means there’s a greater possibility of finding a campsite that provides plenty of privacy for you and your family, even during the most popular travel times of the year.

It’s easier to score a campsite at a state park

Speaking of less traffic, booking a good campsite at a state park is easier than at a national park. Why? Well, a lot of people tend to automatically think “national park” when planning a spring break vacation in Texas. This means national parks are almost always super crowded.

If you want to improve the odds of reserving a great campsite during peak travel times in parks around San Antonio, being open to booking a campsite in a state park can make a big difference.

There are more state parks than national parks in Texas


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