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Selva Campgrounds

1 site 路 Lodging10 acres 路 Chula Vista, TX
Coming soon** Experience some off the grid camping and explore the outdoors at Selva. We offer a cabin with gorgeous treeline sunset views or if you鈥檙e interested in primitive camping we also have elevated campsites. Fire pits available for outdoor cooking or roasting s鈥檓ores. 15 minute drive from South Padre Island off main highway.
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Further We Go

6 sites 路 RVs, Tents2 acres 路 Los Fresnos, TX
2 acres on water, with access to kayaking, birding, and secluded camping Learn more about this land: Enjoy the tip of Texas, where the beach, fishing and birding all come together. At Further We Go, we offer tent camping, 2 rv spaces with 30 amp electric. Two bathrooms with showers and hot water. Kitchen space with counter and sink. Kayaking available on site. Two kayaks avaible. 20 miles from South Padre Island. Starlink internet access
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CD&J Mini Ranch

4 sites 路 RVs, Tents35 acres 路 TX
CD&J Mini Ranch is a 35-acre farm and ranch in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. We became Certified Naturally Grown and started thinking about and implementing ways to treat our land better. We raise and sell beef, pork, chickens, eggs, holiday turkey and seasonal vegetables. We are on a lake that normally has a lot of fish, but due to the extreme drought we have experienced, the lake is dry, but we still have聽excellent bird watching. It is the first time that our lake has dried up and it is definitely due to our extra hot and dry year. We have a quiet place for you to rest with enjoy the sounds of our animals. We have picnic tables under shade trees and an available flushing outhouse for those in smaller camping set ups.We really love what we do here at our mini ranch and hope you will too.
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Goats Gone Wild!

5 sites 路 RVs, Tents4 acres 路 Bayview, TX
We started our farm in 2010 with the desire to teach our kids about hard work and where food really comes from. We purchased goat milk after our daughter had trouble digesting cow milk as a child. Then we bought a goat, and a few more, and the rest is history! We now sell cheese and milk all over the Rio Grande Valley and throughout Texas via HEB!Learn more about this land:Set up camp here at Thompson Dairy Farms, a small goat dairy located about 15 minutes off the coast of the southern tip of Texas. A fully functioning farm complete with about 70 dairy goats, cows, chickens, ducks, pigs, guinea fowl, and a donkey! Bathroom and showers available, as well as breakfast!
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Dos Rios Lodging

1 site 路 Lodging300 acres 路 Rio Hondo, TX
A unique property only accessible by boat a beautiful peninsula that is completely private and one of a kind.Learn more about this land:This beautiful 300 acres of land full of wildlife, 3300sqft private lodge what more could you ask for in a vacation, a hunting/fishing spot, a place to hold retreats and getaways (with or from the family). Lodging where you can kick back and relax when you need a break from the outdoors; watch TV or use the wifi and stream whatever you like. Either way Dos Rios Rod and Gun Club is the place for you! Hurry and get your bookings in we are filling up fast, and you don't want to miss out on this one of a kind experience!
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The best camping near Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park guide

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Brownsville, Texas, isn't just about spring break vacations. It was here, on the plains of Palo Alto, that the U.S. Army clashed with Mexican troops on May 8, 1846. The two-year war that followed changed the shape of America.

Tour the battlefield by starting at the visitor's center and taking a walk through the surrounding fields. Cannons show you where battle lines were drawn between opposing forces near the present-day Mexican border. A guided tour from one of the Rangers interprets the history of the place. Special events at the park have people in period costume explaining both sides of the story.

Grab some lunch at some picnic tables set up in the fields. After lunch, it's back to thinking about how troops in the early summer heat might have dealt with the pending battle. Natural areas of this tall-grass coastal prairie preserve the habitats of butterflies, flowers, and turtles. This grassy area extends for miles to the east where it touches the Gulf of Mexico.

This is the only site in the National Park System solely dedicated to the Mexican-American War. It was a two-year conflict between bordering nations. At the end of the war, the United States gained control of Texas, most of the southwestern states, and California. As such, this battlefield park serves as a living history memorial to the entire war. Inside the visitor's center, you find facts about the entire conflict.

Plenty of nearby campsites have year-round camping thanks to the area's warm weather. Try visiting the battlefield in off-peak seasons, such as fall and even early winter, to avoid the heat and the crowds flocking to the beaches of Brownsville.

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