Discover a charming wayside town en route to two major Texas cities.
Smack at the halfway point between Dallas and El Paso, Midland is a popular stop for road trippers in West Texas. It also boasts the closest international airport to Big Bend National Park. But wherever you're headed, this town has plenty of spots for camping off the grid. Dozens of RV parks around Midland (plus Gardendale and Odessa) welcome weary travelers. Camp in style with free Wi-Fi, full hookups, and swimming pools. Many of these campgrounds even have dog runs for your cooped-up pooch to stretch his legs. State parks around Midland are scarce. If you're set on tent camping, head to Monahans Sandhills State Park. It's just down the I-20. Once you're there, explore peaks and valleys of windswept sand dunes in an ever-changing landscape. Once you set up camp at a sheltered site, rent a sand disk to try surfing the dunes. For more camping options, explore the private Texas campgrounds in the Midland area. There's no better place to fall asleep under a West Texas starry sky than an open ranch, valley, or farmstead.