The best camping near Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site

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American Campground RV and Mobile Home Park

101 sites · Lodging, Tents10 acres · Del Rio, TX
Located moments away from beautiful Lake Amistad, American Campground features tent, cabin and RV camping as well as one of Del Rio’s few Mobile Home parks. Due to its sprawling acreage, the park boasts plenty of room to enjoy all the fun of the camping and RV’ing lifestyle without disturbing the peaceful community of our mobile home residents. On the camping side, we have tent grounds, 9 cabins and 88 RV pads, some covered. We offer daily, weekly and monthly rates. We have a separate fenced area for dry storage. Our mobile home park (with its own separate driveway entrance) has 48 lots. American Campground truly has something for everyone. Our amenities include: Well-maintained, sparkling pool with sun chairs and covered eating area Full kitchen facilities with recreation and dining area Laundry facility Large, separate restrooms with showers WiFi Access Points throughout Park WiFi in kitchen & recreation area Pets are welcome American Campground is located in Val Verde County, minutes from Del Rio, home of Laughlin Air Force Base. Our park is on Hwy 90, across from Black Brush Boat Ramp, Amistad National Recreation Area and Diablo East Boat Ramp, home to world class bass fishing and tournaments. Val Verde Winery, minutes away in historic downtown Del Rio is the oldest, continuous-running winery in Texas.
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Bar K Ranch & Pecos River Cabin

1 site · Lodging3600 acres · Ozona, TX
The Bar K is a West Texas cattle and goat ranch. Our River Cabin is perched on a bluff above the iconic Lower Pecos River in West Texas. It has riverfront deck, two bedrooms, a full sleeper sofa, a kitchen, and a full bath. We can usually arrange for a ranch cook for a few nights if you'd rather not cook after a day of adventure. You'll have easy, private access to the river for outstanding fishing, swimming, rafting, kayaking, etc. Enjoy the two miles on the ranch or take a day and paddle down to the Pandale crossing (we can help arrange shuttle service if needed). In addition, the river canyon portion of the Bar K Ranch offers 1,000 acres for outdoor recreation: cliffs, canyons, caves, birding, wildlife photography, hiking, mountain biking, birding, drone flying, etc. Please keep in mind that this property is in a wild and rugged area, with many risks such as those presented by wildlife, livestock, weather, etc., and with little if any cellular service.
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Rancho Los Venados

2 sites · Tents20 acres · Lake View, TX
In the path of the April 2024 Eclipse. Perfect view of the sleeping lady from your camp site. With 20 acres of rolling desert hills, mesquite trees, sage brush and cactus the scenery will be sure to revive you. Situated 12 miles from town and only a 1/4 of a mile to Lake Amistad dam. You'll be less than a mile to Lake Amistad for boating, swimming, and record breaking fishing. And still close enough to get to the rodeo.
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Deerview Ranch

25 sites · RVs, Tents100 acres · Lake View, TX
Perfect spot to view the April 2024 Eclipse, with little to no light pollution. Perfect view of the Lake Amistad from your camp site. With 100 acres of rolling desert hills, mesquite trees, sage brush and cactus the scenery will be sure to revive you. Situated 8 miles from town and 8 miles to our favorite swimming hole at Lake Amistad - perfect for boating, swimming, and record breaking fishing. Yet still close enough to get to the rodeo.
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Apache Rock Wilderness Lodge

3 sites · Lodging, Tents425 acres · Brackettville, TX
Welcome to our outdoor enthusiast's paradise! With multiple hiking and ATV trails, as well as numerous spots for rock climbing, there's no shortage of adventure to be had here. The terrain ranges from moderate to steep, offering challenges for all skill levels. For accommodations, we offer several options. Choose from camping in the valleys with tents or stay in our 6-room lodge, which features beds for 4 to 2 people, one shower, two bathrooms, and an outdoor kitchen. Please remember to bring bottled water for drinking and cooking, as we are off-grid in the higher elevations. Cool off in our large cistern converted into a swimming pool, or simply take in the breathtaking views. From the Southwest, you can admire the Sierra Madre mountains in Mexico and catch a glimpse of the silhouette of the laying lady on clear days. At night, marvel at the lights of Del Rio, located 37 miles away, and enjoy unparalleled stargazing opportunities. While we're off-grid in the higher elevations, phone service is available for AT&T and T-Mobile users. Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and immerse yourself in the natural beauty and tranquility of our remote haven.
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RanchoLosAngeles

17 sites · RVs, Tents140 acres · Del Rio, TX
Experience rustic off-the-grid camping on our peaceful ranch, surrounded by an abundance of hiking trails and wildlife. Keep an eye out for a pack of Axis deer, which are frequently spotted wandering around the property. Our campsites are conveniently situated next to horse stables and a roping arena. While our ranch provides a serene environment, please be aware that the property backs up to Laughlin Air Force Base, so expect to see and hear planes during the day. However, aside from the occasional planes, it's exceptionally quiet here. Bathrooms are available for your convenience, but please note that there are no camper/RV connections on-site. Disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature at our ranch.
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The best camping near Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site guide

Overview

About

The Rio Grande River near Del Rio in Val Verde County hosts a historical treasure. Rock art and rock paintings high on a cliff wall give clues to what's here. Fate Bell Shelter, named after a previous owner of the land, harbors these unique paintings. They're significant because historians say the paintings are some of the oldest cave paintings in North America.

The humans who painted them lived here 10,000 years ago. They probably hunted wooly mammoths. The paintings themselves are 8,000 years old. Close your eyes and imagine what it was like. Once you spy a mammoth down by the river, you spring into action. After a hard-fought hunt with your spear, you share dinner with your family.

Ten miles of trails let you explore this pristine area on foot. It's not the same as ancient hunting, but you certainly clear your mind. Stay in one of 23 sites with water and electrical hook-ups. Eight have electricity and 15 are rustic.

Notable campgrounds

  • Primitive Drive-up Sites: For those seeking a rustic experience, these sites offer a true sense of adventure under the stars.
  • Water and Electricity Sites: Enjoy the comforts of home with the added convenience of water and electricity hookups.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early, especially if you plan to visit during the busy season from March to May.
  • Reserve online for a streamlined process and immediate confirmation of your camping spot.
  • Call the reservation hotline at (512) 389-8900 for personal assistance and additional information.
  • Explore nearby camping options if the park is fully booked or for a different camping experience.

When to go

The best time to visit Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site is during the spring months of March, April, and May when the weather is mild and the natural beauty is at its peak. Summer brings intense heat, making early morning or late evening the ideal times for exploration.

Know before you go

  • Check weather forecasts and prepare for the climate; January can see lows of 36°F, while July averages highs of 98°F.
  • Ensure you have a reservation during peak times to guarantee entry into the park.
  • Remember that hiking in the canyon area is only permitted with a guide.
  • Visit the park's visitor center to enrich your experience with educational insights.
  • Connect with the park on social media for updates on events and any potential closures.

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