Life's Better Outside
Camping is a great way to connect with nature and your loved ones. Whether it's stargazing, s'mores and stories around the campfire or encounters with night owls, crickets and other wildlife, you'll be sure to bond over your experiences. From air-conditioned cabins to sleeping in a tent or screened shelter, Texas State Parks offer a variety of ways to spend the night in nature. Reservations fill up quickly, so book your next overnight adventure today.
Want to take your family camping but don't know where to start? Texas Outdoor Family workshops make it fun and easy for your family to learn to camp. For just $65, groups of up to six people get hands-on experience setting up and taking down a campsite, starting a campfire, cooking outdoors, and identifying wildlife. You also get to try other outdoor activities available at the park, like geocaching, hiking, paddling or fishing. No equipment or experience necessary!
To find a Texas Outdoor Family workshop near you, visit the calendar section of www.texasstateparks.org.
What to bring
Food and cookware
Fun ideas for kids
Texas Geocache Challenge
Outdoor Kids Journal
Neighborhood Fishin Program
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Remember, pack out what you bring in: Leave No Trace!