Waterside glamping in Texas

The largest state in the Lower 48 features no shortage of places to pitch a tent.

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4 top waterside glamping sites in Texas

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Sparrow Bend River Retreat

11 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents8 acres · Pipe Creek, TX
Sparrow Bend River Retreat is a beautiful 8 acre multi-site vacation rental property with camping, RV sites and 2 vacation homes.With a private 300yard stretch of the crystal-clear, spring fed MEDINA RIVER your party will spend the day exploring its majestic cliffs and coves, paddling/floating the river (tubes and kayaks for rent), splashing in the shallows, playing yard games on the lawn or sunbathing on a massive bolder.Enjoy a delicious and memorable dinner in Lakehills (15min), Bandera (20min) or Boerne (25min). Or stay in and grill out over the fire, or at the provided grill.Camp sites each have a customized picnic table for you convenience.Spend you evening sharing laughs around the provided firepit as you take in the dazzling canopy of stars. (Firewood available for sale)Our family has always dreamed of hosting a place for families and friends to come enjoy nature however we would have never dreamed of finding a property as unique and beautiful as this. A lake when the water is high, a beautiful river when the waters low. All crowned by a majestic limestone bluff, complete with boulders, coves and endless room for adventures.This land was once a part of a wagon trail along the river and, if you're lucky, you can still find arrowheads along the paths.The property is gated with a high privacy fence along the neighboring borders for security.
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Lake Godstone™ Lodging and Camping

24 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents188 acres · Jacksboro, TX
Connecting Families with Nature and located near Graford, Texas and Possum Kingdom Lake, our 188 acre ranch is an awesome wildlife retreat. Create lasting memories with family or colleagues at our expansive campus on Lake Godstone™. Enjoy the optional exclusive use of multiple cabins, a large lodge, sports field house, and RV campsites or book your own choice facility. Perfect for family reunions or corporate retreats, the property boasts three beaches, seven docks, and excellent fishing. With countless outdoor amenities, this is an ideal spot for relaxation and adventure. Book now for an unforgettable experience!
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Orrasis Ranch

30 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents6 acres · Marble Falls, TX
This property has been a store, restaurant, bar, and now a place for folks to rest a while and enjoy the hill country and all it has to offer. There is a bar b q trailer and a store down the street for your convenience.
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Lake Conroe Bay Hideaway

2 sites · LodgingWillis, TX
Get away to Lake Conroe, Houston's playground, and glamp in style and comfort. Lake Conroe Bay Hideaway is a waterfront site located in a quiet corner on the north side of the water. With four concrete pads available. Bring your own boat, kayak and fishing poles for an awesome adventure! We guarantee you'll enjoy this lakeside escape, or it's free. BOOK NOW ❤Learn more about this land:Get intimate @ Lake Conroe 'Houston's Playground'. Set course for Sunset Kayak ride after grilling dinner w/ fire & smores finale of ☆'s above all while Glamping in style & comfort. Secluded Cove on the lake ☼Georgie Boy's a 33' Cruise Master-quaint space in a quiet place & stellar lake views! Cool A/C w/ tech+fast wifi, 32" LCD SmartTV (Hulu, Netflix). BYO boat/watercraft & poles for Sunrise fishing= The Greatest Adventure! We guarantee you'll enjoy this Lake Escape❤️BOOK NOW &GETAWAY TODAY ❤️
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Waterside glamping in Texas guide

Overview

They say everything’s bigger in the Lone Star State, and that includes the variety of options for campers, whether you're looking for an RV park, tent camping, or a primitive camping backcountry adventure. Beat the summer heat on sandy Gulf beaches, or head inland to the arid deserts of Big Bend Country in winter for some of the nation’s darkest skies and best nighttime views. Spring and autumn offer the best weather for wine tasting in Texas Hill Country, hiking the canyons of the Panhandle, or paddling the bald cypress forests of the Texas Pine Curtain.

Big Bend Country

Remote West Texas boasts some of the most pristine landscapes in the state. Explore the hiking trails of Guadalupe Mountains and Big Bend national parks, raft through narrow canyons along the Rio Grande River, go rock climbing in Hueco Tanks State Park near El Paso, or hit the dunes in Monahans Sandhills State Park. The quirky communities of Marfa, Terlingua, and Marathon serve as convenient gateways to desert adventure.

Texas Hill Country

Known for its wineries, whiskey distilleries, swimming holes, and rich German heritage, the rolling hills of this central Texas region extend between Austin and San Antonio, with plenty of small towns to explore along the way. Springtime brings bluebonnets to the roadsides of the region. In fall, head to Lost Maples State Park for some of the state’s best leaf peeping. Soak up panoramic views from Enchanted Rock, venture deep into the Caverns of Sonora or the Cave Without a Name, or take a leisurely float along the Guadalupe River.

Gulf Coast

The Texas Gulf Coast stretches for more than 600 miles along the shores of the Gulf of Mexico and includes the Padre Island National Seashore. Sun seekers will find plenty of sandy beaches with warm Gulf waters (plus opportunities for beach camping), while the natural areas along the coast feature some of the best birdwatching in the nation. Houston, Galveston, South Padre Island, and Corpus Christi are among the most popular areas to stay.

Panhandle

The plains of the Texas Panhandle comprise one of the largest regions in the state. Here you’ll find America’s second-largest canyon within Palo Duro Canyon State Park, as well as the iconic Cadillac Ranch car sculpture along road trip-worthy Route 66.

Pine Curtain

Lakes, forests, and swamps dominate the landscape of the lesser-known Piney Woods of East Texas. Step back in time at Mission Tejas State Park, straddle the state line in Texarkana, pitch a tent among the gargantuan pines of Daingerfield, or make the 835-mile camping trip along the Texas Forest Trail. If you want to get out on the water, it's hard to beat a kayak in Caddo Lake State Park.

Prairies and Lakes

This region sweeps down through the center of the state from the Dallas-Fort Worth area to Waco, Bryan, and College Station (home of Texas A&M University). You don’t have to drive far to find a lakeside campground or on-the-water activity, thanks to the area’s 17 Texas state parks and one national wildlife refuge.

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