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Groves of Amber Inn

31 sites 路 Tents11 acres 路 Venus, TX
Don't let the address fool you, we are actually located only a few miles outside of Mansfield, Tx. We are about 30 minutes away from Joe Pool Lake, Six Flags, and the Texas Rangers Ballpark. Our land is private land that has been in the family for many decades. We have a variety of events that happen here, including an annual festival called Steampunk November, so you will notice there are stages and even a saloon here on site. We have all kinds of wildlife in the area including crows, a great horned owl, night herons, a mated pair of marsh hawks, roadrunners, coyotes, bobcats, skunks, armadillos, bunnies, a fox every now and then, and all kinds of birds flitting about.
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Wild 2 Wonderful Ranch

8 sites 路 RVs, Tents56 acres 路 Mansfield, TX
Wild 2 Wonderfull Ranch has 3 generations. Living on Ranch, We are right outside Mansfield Texas city limits. We are hard at work reclaiming the land to make it a park like setting. You are 2.25 miles from old Downtown Mansfield.( Several quaint shops and restaurants ) There are large open areas and also forest areas. Sit outside and watch the stars and the wildlife, enjoy the peace and quiet of the country with city and stores close by Our camping areas are large and accommodate large groups or small ones Joe Pool lake is within 10 miles Texas Ranger stadium (Globe life field) 21 miles AT&T stadium ( Dallas Cowboys stadium) 21 miles Traders Village flea market 16 miles Hawaiian Falls water park 6.8 miles Six Flags over Texas 20 miles Six Flags Hurricane Harbor 22 miles Downtown Dallas historic district 37 miles Ft Worth stock yards 25 miles Parks Mall at Arlington 16 miles State Hwy 287 3.5 miles State Hwy 360 5.9 miles Interstate 20 16 miles Mans Best Field Dog park. 1.8 miles Ft worth botanical gardens 26 miles Ft worth Water gardens 23 miles
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$20
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Mobile Glamping Setup & Delivery!

1 site 路 Lodging1 acre 路 Grand Prairie, TX
**YOU PICK THE TIME AND PLACE. WE WILL DELIVER AND SET UP A BEAUTIFUL GLAMPSITE** Gaze up at the stars and smell the fresh outdoors while snuggling into lush chic a comfy bed鈥 we鈥檒l do all the work in pitching, styling & packing down a bespoke glamping experience for you so that you have time to create memories, and relax! Perfect for Couple Getaways, Girls nights, Birthday parties or group glamping! We also Set up beautiful Picnics!
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$278
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Texas Safari Camp

235 sites 路 Tents31 acres 路 Kaufman, TX
Welcome to Texas Safari Camp Escape the stresses of city living on this heavily wooded 31 acre pristine wildlife habitat. Relax your body, refresh your mind, heart and spirit. Only one hour east of Dallas but it feels like another world. This piece of east Texas paradise is 20 minutes from Buc-ee's, restaurants, grocery stores and about 25 minutes from Canton First Monday. We offer a much more personal experience than any State Park. Your host is Randall Oliver, a woodworking artist. His energy, creative vision and love of the outdoors have transformed this property into the jewel that it is. He has been organizing group campouts for 30 years and enjoys hosting, bringing people together, inspiring a passion for the outdoors and sincerely welcomes everyone, regardless of race, religion, color, creed or sexual orientation. He looks forward to sitting around the campfire with his guests, sharing stories, laughter and good will. He can teach your kids how to build a campfire and paddle a kayak. This property is his back yard and the people who camp here feel like family. At the end of a one lane rock road- this is a very secluded, QUIET and safe property. It is perfect for tent campers (sorry no RV's) with abundant clean, flat tent sites. It's positive vibe attracts good people (including a lot of first time campers) and is more peaceful and relaxing than most state parks. It is next to a 950 acre wildlife park. The Texas Zoofari Park has 900 exotic animals, many can be seen from the road (or you can pay to drive through). This can make for some interesting wildlife noises while sitting around a campfire. While it adjoins the wildlife park on two sides, Texas Safari Camp is in no way affiliated with Texas Zoofari Park. This is an environmentally important property. It is part of the largest old growth hardwood creek bottom in Kaufman county. The only clearing has been done around the ponds. No hunting is allowed. It has never been in ag use and all of the native brush and cover has been left to benefit the wildlife. Imagine two ponds in the middle of a forest. Enjoy swimming and kayaking in the clear water front pond. Two kayaks and two paddleboards are provided. Both ponds are stocked with bass, cat, crappie and bluegill. You can hike the jungle trail back to a peaceful, secluded seating area we call Heaven. There are three camping areas with fire pits overlooking the front pond- the Smokey Hollow, the Waterfront and the Little Forest areas. There are no preassigned campsites- it is first come first serve. Camping is $22 per person per night. Kids 12 and under are $12.00 per kid per night. Day visits are $12 each for kids and adults. Friendly, non barking and leashed dogs are allowed for free. Most people camp around the front pond but you can camp anywhere except right behind my home. Campfires are restricted to the existing fire rings. There is a rustic outhouse with a modern, ventilated composting toilet and sink and a hummingbird window touch of class. Water and electricity is available behind my home as well as an open air cold water shower. The hand crafted Hummingbird Treehouse has leaded glass windows, screened operable windows and a loft sleeping area with an operable porthole window. It overlooks the front pond and features a full size bed, lights and outdoor tables and chairs. Bring your own sleeping bags to enjoy this comfortable and classy alternative to tent camping. It rents for $56 per night per person or $85 per night for two people. Texas Safari Camp Rules There are no specific site reservations so it鈥檚 first come, first served. Tent camping only- no vehicles allowed on the property. Off road wagons are provided for hauling your gear back to camp. Front pond camping areas are 30-100 yards from the two parking areas. Wagons must be returned to parking area after being unloaded. Careful, humane catch and release fishing only in the two ponds and only single, barbless hooks are allowed. You can gather and burn sticks off the ground and split oak firewood can be purchased. No chainsaws, no cutting, carving or harvesting wood from trees. All garbage (including food scraps) must be packed out. No burning of garbage. No burning of firewood not from this property. All forms of hunting, guns, bow and arrows, bb guns, slingshots and weapons of any kind are forbidden. No electronic music is allowed (without ear buds), acoustic music is allowed but there is a 10pm to 9am curfew for noise. Campers must be respectful of the property and other campers. Auto alarms must be disabled. Loud, vulgar and drunken behavior, fireworks, generators or anything that disrupts the peace and tranquility of the property is forbidden. Property has minimal cellular service.
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$22
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A Little Piece of Paradise

78 sites 路 Lodging, RVs, Tents150 acres 路 Terrell, TX
A little piece of paradise, a place near the sky to breathe fresh air, hear the birds sing, fish if you like fishing, enough space to walk among the trees and enjoy nature, if you are lucky you will see the deer or wild pigs . The property has a pool (if Reserve it 3 nights the pool be came exclusive), a barbecue gas grill and tables for a small pool party The property is outside of the city limits but is close to the city, 15 minutes from walmart. If you have specific questions fill free to text. Wifi upon request. We have deer during the season, wild hogs, a temporary river, creek, several ponds to fish, area to to ride ATVs, many trees, plus we are working in developing for more activities in the future
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$29
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Lakefront Paradise on Lake Lavon

3 sites 路 RVs, Tents2 acres 路 Farmersville, TX
Enjoy the beautiful 180 degree view of Lake Lavon on this 1.88 acre private property, where the evening breeze is wonderful and the sunsets are incredible.聽 The sites are聽steps from shoreline fishing swimming, kayaking, birding. Take a swim, fish, boat -- whatever your heart desires. Or just put up a hammock,聽chill, and enjoy the quiet nature bird watching and the sounds of the water.聽 Choose from either our聽tent site or our聽RV site listing depending on your needs.聽 There's a seasonal boat launch three miles away and a year-round boat launch at Twin Groves.
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Oasis Campgrounds

32 sites 路 Tents7 acres 路 Hillsboro, TX
Superhost with 400+ Reviews on Airbnb! www.airbnb.com/p/rissgreen Welcome to the Oasis! Our campsite is located off Highway 22 just ten minutes from Lake Whitney. Easy access to the main road and lake, while still feeling totally private and secluded from the city. ** Interested in a different site options? We only have a handful of our sites on Hipcamp! Please check out our full Campground Map located on our website! :) www.oasis-campgrounds.com Cell reception and Wi-Fi is reliable. * Please note that traffic is able to be heard from Highway 22 at the front of the property.
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Friends In RV Spaces

6 sites 路 RVs6 acres 路 Azle, TX
Full hookup RV sites on a small North Texas homestead farm, close enough to town to be convenient but far enough to enjoy a quiet country atmosphere. We offer guests personal tours of the garden and animals in the evenings, as well as access to a full bathroom with large shower, and even laundry on site. Farm fresh eggs and veggies available during the season.
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Hideout Ridge

7 sites 路 Lodging, Tents50 acres 路 Covington, TX
50 acres covered in large oak trees. We offer several miles of hiking trails, a three acre vineyard, a beautiful pond, secluded camping and abundant wildlife. Located in north western Hill County 15 miles from I-35, Hideout Ridge looks out upon the highest point in the county. Each camp site is separated by trees. A cedar bathhouse with a toilet and hot water shower is a five minute walk from the tent sites and non potable water is available from the tap. A fire pit is available except during dry conditions . The host lives on the property.
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Cyndarosa Estate, wooded

10 sites 路 Tents5 acres 路 Alvarado, TX
5 acres of mostly wooded area, rural farming area with cows, horses, sheep and goats in viewing area. Rodeo鈥檚 5 times a year. March 19 2022 first rodeo of the year in the neighborhood within walking distance around the corner. Extra fee required for Rodeo. Learn more about this land: RODEO IN NEIGHBORING PROPERTY MARCH 19 2022. Creek,hiking,bird watching,siting of cows,horses,sheep, rabbits. Area for bond fire., electric provided if need, porta john provided ,5 gallon water provided for extra fee, local rodeo in neighboring property 5 times a year for extra fee, horseback riding for extra fee. Camping with tents available in wooded area or non wooded area.
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Tiny house on Ranch

1 site 路 Lodging10 acres 路 Midlothian, TX
Tiny house on 10 acre property to escape the city life. It has a small pond to walk to and relax. Spread your legs and see in a cozy 1 bedroom, 2 loft with full living room, kitchen, and bathroom. Farm/ranch with sheep, chickens, and 2 working dogs. We do live onsite about 80' away from the front porch.
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$130
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DeerCreek Campground

7 sites 路 Tents57 acres 路 Cleburne, TX
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The best camping near Cedar Hill State Park guide

Overview

About

Just 30 minutes from downtown Dallas and Fort Worth, Cedar Hill State Park provides a pocket of greenery for urban campers looking to get out of town. Lush prairies, wildflower-speckled hills, and ancient cedar forests fringe the shores of the 7,500-acre Joe Pool Lake, where you can swim, boat, kayak, or fish for largemouth black bass, crappie, and catfish. Miles of hiking and mountain biking trails may tempt you away from the water, as will tours of the Penn Farm Agricultural History Center. Campers have five campgrounds to choose from, or you can opt to get back to nature at a walk-in primitive campsite.

Notable campgrounds

  • Best for lake views: Hog Wallow Campground has 50 sites鈥攕ome of which are right by the lake鈥攚ith picnic tables, fire rings, and full hookups.
  • Best for peace and quiet: Shady Ridge Campground has spacious sites for tents and RVs away from the crowds.
  • Best for backcountry hikers: Cedar Hill鈥檚 primitive campsites are reachable only on foot and lie along the Duck Pond and Talala trails.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. You can reserve one of the park鈥檚 350 developed campsites in advance via the Texas State Parks website.聽
  2. Campsite reservations open five months in advance, and popular sites can book up fast, especially for summer and holiday weekends. Book at least three months in advance鈥攅ven earlier if you have a specific spot in mind.
  3. Primitive sites are first-come, first-served, and there are 30 spots up for grabs鈥攖he main gates open at 6am, so get there early to avoid disappointment.

When to go

Cedar Hill State Park is open year-round, and there are highlights for campers in each season. Wildflowers bloom across the prairies in spring, while summer is the ideal time for swimming and water sports, and autumn and winter offer the best bird-watching opportunities. The park can get busy in summer, so make an early start to get a jump on the crowds.

Know before you go

  • Cedar Hill State Park is located 20 miles southwest of downtown Dallas, or about a 25-minute drive away.
  • Park entrance fees and overnight activity fees are required in addition to camping fees. General entrance reservations can be made up to one month in advance and are recommended, especially for summer weekends.
  • Facilities in the park include restrooms, picnic benches, and a playground. You can purchase groceries, firewood, and camping supplies in Cedar Hill, a 5-minute drive away.
  • Campsites all have electricity, hot showers, water, and fire rings. Some sites also have sewer hookups, and others are ADA-accessible.

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