The best camping near San Angelo State Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next San Angelo State Park adventure.

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Ditch the city of San Angelo for its backyard cousin, San Angelo State Park!  

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Horsetooth Hills Dude Ranch

1 site · RV170 acres · Robert Lee, TX
Experience a harmonious blend of comfort and nature at our Horsetooth Hills Dude Ranch. Nestled amidst breathtaking landscapes, this cozy haven offers a serene escape. Wake up to panoramic views, breathe in the fresh country air, and relish the tranquility that defines your stay. Book your stay and let the calming ambiance of the hills become the backdrop to your cherished memories. Enhance your retreat at Horsetooth Hills Dude Ranch by opting for an unforgettable experience – a guided horseback trail ride. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty surrounding the ranch as seasoned guides lead you through scenic trails. This optional add-on transforms your getaway into a perfect blend of rustic charm and equestrian adventure. Discover the beauty of Horsetooth Hills on horseback and create lasting memories in nature.
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Lakefront Vineyard & Winery

8 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents13 acres · Millersview, TX
A true Texas inspiration! Began in 2007 as a hobby to make wine for personal consumption, this vineyard has evolved into an award-winning winery in a location uniquely suited for grape production, right on the border of the High Plains AVA & Hill Country AVA.
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The Chaparral Ranch HipCamp

7 sites · Lodging, Tents101 acres · Paint Rock, TX
The Chaparral Ranch is a family owned and operated working ranch located in Concho County. The Concho Valley is a unique area of Texas that offers wonderful restaurants and shopping, historical tours and interests, local festivals, as well as wildlife and hunting opportunities. We can assist you in scheduling such Ranch related activities as a picnic at the Lipan, hot dog and marshmallow roast, seasonal day hunts, wildlife and livestock viewing, and many other customized activities to make your experience unique and memorable. Nearby interests: The Painted Rocks Indian Pictographs, Texas Handwoven Creations (Alpaca fleece rug factory), 3 Nail Ironworks (Kiser), Historic Fort Concho, famous Lowake Steak House, unique Hornytoad Brewery and Eola School House Restaurant/Brewery, restored Carnegie Library, and many local antique shops.
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The best camping near San Angelo State Park guide



If you like your camping with a side of history, try this West Texas park. 50 miles of multi-use trails lead bikers, hikers and equestrians on an exciting journey. You'll see rivers, ancient animal tracks, Native American rock art, and rugged wilderness.

For those who're into more structured activities, there are lots of opportunities for wildlife watching. Check out the Official Texas State Longhorn Herd, as well as the American Bison! Other activities include birdwatching, geocaching, fishing in the O.C. Fisher Reservoir, and hunting. You can get an annual hunting permit from the park if necessary.

The park's busiest season is in summer, but water levels can be low in dry weather. Therefore, swimmers and fishers should call the park before visiting! The park offers many campsites, with some suitable for primitive camping. There are also premium sites that you can book, with full water and electricity hookups.

Notable campgrounds

  • Water and electricity sites provide a comfortable camping experience with the convenience of modern amenities.
  • Primitive drive-up sites offer a more rugged, back-to-nature camping style for the adventurous at heart.
  • Rustic log cabins give a cozy shelter with nearby restrooms, blending comfort with the rustic charm of the park.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early, especially if planning to visit during the busy spring and summer seasons, to ensure your spot.
  • Consider weekday camping for better availability and a quieter experience.
  • Keep an eye on cancellations for last-minute opportunities to reserve a prime spot.
  • Explore nearby camping options if the park is at capacity to still enjoy the area's natural beauty.

When to go

The ideal times to visit San Angelo State Park are during the spring and fall when the weather is mild and the natural beauty is at its peak. Summer brings heat and a bustling crowd, while winter offers a quiet, albeit chillier, escape.

Know before you go

  • Check the park's capacity before visiting and make reservations to guarantee entry.
  • Read up on water safety tips provided by the park to ensure a safe experience in aquatic activities.
  • Remember that the park's North Shore Gatehouse requires a code for entry, available at the South Shore entrance.
  • Accessibility is a priority; an all-terrain wheelchair is available for reservation to navigate the park.
  • Stay prepared on the trails with plenty of water and a partner for safety.

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