Buddy Holly fans aren't the only ones who love exploring this West Texas gem.
Find your quiet slice of West Texas near the historic city of Lubbock. You might hear the songs of Buddy Holly play while exploring the high plains near his hometown. Go ahead—start a fire, roast some marshmallows, and gaze up at the starriest skies south of the Panhandle. With bustling Texas Tech University in its borders, Lubbock, TX has seen a host of RV parks spring up. Pull-thru sites and full hookups make camping a breeze. Some local landowners also invite travelers to make camp on their farmlands and big Texas ranches. The wide open spaces make for some spectacular sunsets. For waterfront RV and tent camping, head to Buffalo Springs Lake—it's just outside of Lubbock. The lake itself is a haven for boating and fishing. Just be sure to pick up a state fishing license before you cast a line. Don't mind a drive? Pitch a tent at one of the region's adventure-worthy state parks. Snap photos of free-roaming buffalo in Caprock Canyons State Park, a hiker's paradise with 90 miles of trails. At Big Spring State Park, you can gawk at the sweeping views from a 200-foot bluff.