Boondocking / Dry Camping, RV Camping

RV Camping in Texas

Boondocking is what we do best! This is our preferred way to to camp and we have found some amazing, epic places we want to share with you! But we are also members of Boondockers Welcome, Escapees and Thousand Trails. So we’re here to share our tips on all the locations we stayed while traveling in Texas. We live and travel full time in our RV, so we will be updating this blog often! Come back soon!

Boondocking

Boondocking in Texas is one of the easiest places we have found to do so! This list is long, so grab your favorite drink and take notes!

  • Granbury Lake – Great little park area, with a beautiful waterfront view. We loved it. Big rig friendly and great cell coverage.
Granbury Lake
  • Lake Meredith – GPS: 35.70684, -101.5643 – We stayed here just one night. No hookups, but this is a beautiful place and we could have stayed much longer. There are some hookup’s here for a price, but we didn’t check into it, as we didn’t need hookups. Great cell service for working, and incredible views.
Lake Meredith, TX
  • Sargent, TX – Right on the beach, amazing views, easy access, cell service great! GPS: GPS: 28.770845, -95.614845
Sargent TX
  • Seabee Park – Abilene, TX – GPS: 32.541212, -99.710291 We first found this park in 2018. And went back again in 2020. Great big spots for any size rig, good cell service, and we were almost the only ones there both times.
  • Winnsboro Lake West, TX – Great city park. Free. Great cell service. Beautiful views. Trash available. GPS: 32.9125784, -95.3481994 (see our video below regarding this location)
Winnsboro Lake West
  • Lake Whitney – GPS: 32.004165, -97.445160 – Steel Creek Park Free Water throughout park, no hook ups, great cell service. We loved it here! Do not confuse this with the Thousand Trails park by the same name. This is actual boondocking on the lake.
Lake Whitney – Steel Creek Park

Did you know that there are a lot of small little city parks, or city owned areas you can park for free for a night or two, and a lot of them even have hookups? Here are some we found!

  • Andrews, TX – Chamber Of Commerce has about 8 full hook up spots behind building. 50 Amp or 30 Amp, water, and dump is at the end of the area. Free. Can stay up to 3 days. Just make sure you go in (during open hours) and let them know you’re there. They do keep a log.
Andrews TX
  • Dumas, TX City Park – GPS: 35.8676953, -101.9794754. Free 30 and 50 AMP hookups, and free dump and water on site. Amazing little park. 2 day stay max, but the second time we were there there was no one at all there, and we stayed 3 days due to large storm that passed through. Please don’t overstay if lots of people are there.
Dumas, TX City Park

Thousand Trails

There are currently 17 parks in the Thousand Trails system to camp in Texas.

  • Lake Whitney – We were very happy with our stay here. For our stay we chose spot #77 – For those of you who work remotely, Verizon was ok, but not great, and ATT really doesn’t work at all. We were able to get the best Verizon service in Loop A, Spot 77. Our visit was the beginning of 2020 – so check with the park for updated information. The picture looks like we were tight in the space, but we really were not. There was plenty of room on the door side and we were really happy with the spot.
Lake Whitney – Thousand Trails
  • Lake Tawakoni – We were really happy with this Thousand Trails campground. So many people have mixed reviews, but please know we are very easy going and easy to please people. We don’t have a lot of expectations and as long as we feel safe, there are a few things to do in the area, and the staff is nice, we really just find the positive. We spent many evenings in the hot tub here, and really enjoyed our stay!
Lake Tawakoni – Thousand Trails

Other Paid Campgrounds

NAS Corpus Christi – We stayed here for a full month as we were volunteering in the clean up efforts after Hurricane Harvey. If you’re able to stay at military family campgrounds, this is a beautiful area, and great campground to stay for very reasonable prices.

Ahhh …. what a long list! And we’re not done yet! Make sure you check back often as we aren’t done exploring Texas yet, and there are so many amazing free places and membership campgrounds to explore. What’s your favorite? We’d love to hear from you on where you were able to find boondocking at, and what you would recommend. Please leave a comment below and let us know.

Want to check out all the amazing hidden gems we found in Texas too? Click the button below to be taken to our Off The Beaten Path in Texas blog post! 

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