Fall is one of the best times to camp in Texas. The air finally cools slightly. The Monarch Butterflies glide past on their migration. With a little luck, there is enough rain to lift the burn bans so you can hangout around the campfire with family and friends.
To achieve this camping blissing you will need to plan ahead a little. Texas has one of the fastest growing urban populations and the 90 plus State Parks can book up fast. But don't worry, there are lots of other camping opportunities that you can consider.
Texas State Parks have a new online registration system that allows you to reserve the campsite or sites that you want.
The Army Corps of Engineers has lot so parks located in Central, North and East Texas. Many of them have tent or RV campsites, cabins or shelters as well as day use facilities and fishing docks.
The website AllStays has a map of all sorts of camping options around the state. Please note they list private, city, state, and national campgrounds. Check the amenities list and do some homework before booking a campsite.
There are a handful of National Public Lands, including Big Bend National Park, that offer camping in Texas.
If you are considering taking a large school or church group on a campout and cannot find a group campsite on the dates you are looking for, consider hosting a Campus Campout. TCiN has developed an easy how-to-guide.
You can always find day-use parks and places to camp in 97 counties across Texas at NatureRocksTexas.org.