The 5 Best Places to Camp in Texas this Summer

If you plan to spend some time in the heat of Texas this summer and you want to try camping, there are plenty of amazing campgrounds.

Whether you want to camp on the beach on Padre Island or enjoy the sites of Dallas, but camp under the stars, here are the 5 best places to camp in Texas this summer!

1. Big Bend National Park

If you are visiting Big Bend National Park, you have to spend some time exploring Santa Elena Canyon. Take the 1.4-mile round trip hike to see the rock formations and watch wildlife like rabbits, coyotes, and squirrels.

2. Padre Island National Seashore: Bird Island Basin Campground

This is the place to go windsurfing! Windsurfing Magazine has rated this beach as the best flat water sailing site in the continental USA! You can rent windsurfing boards and kayaks right at the park.

3. Caddo Lake State Park

Here you can fish for largemouth bass, crappie, catfish, chain pickerel, white bass, yellow bass, and sunfish. On the border with Louisiana, this 26,800 acres lake is a mix of wetlands and swamps and home to the paddlefish and, yes, alligators.