Throw your life in a backpack, and get gone! Away to the primitive campground sites located in Franklin Mountains State Park. Since these sites provide zero access to any sort of hygienic amenities, this may not be the best place for a first date. Or… is it?
Campsite area
Bring your own tents
5 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Hike in
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


Mountain bikers flock from far and wide to enjoy the trails of Franklin Mountains State Park. Whether you’re an experienced rid...Read more


Franklin Mountains State Park offers over 100 miles of trails across 27,000 acres of rugged terrain. This is a desert climate, ...Read more

Horseback riding

If you prefer horses to hiking or biking, Franklin Mountains State Park has five distinct, and equally impressive horseback rid...Read more


The best spots for climbing at Franklin Mountains State Park are McKelligon Canyon and Tom Mays Unit. Head to Sneed’s Cory at T...Read more


Natural features you'll find at Franklin Mountains Primitive Backpack-in Campground.

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Franklin Mountains State Park
Phone Number
(512) 389-8900
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Official Website
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31.933° N, 106.51° W
Tent Only - Hike In: 5 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)