Description

Soak up your time at Government Canyon’s campground -- because you won’t get to stay very long. The sites in the frontcountry campground can only be reserved for Friday and Saturday nights; occasionally, additional camping nights are opened up on holidays. The 23 walk-in tent sites are about 20 to 60 yards from the parking lot and come with picnic tables and fire rings. Running water and primitive toilets are nearby. The sensitive natural area stresses the “leave no trace behind” mantra, so pack up everything when you head out -- including all the candy wrappers from your late-night s’mores binge. The two group sites are about 20 to 60 yards from the parking lot and come tricked out with picnic tables, fire rings, and nearby running water and composting toilets. Each group site can accommodate 16 of your closest friends -- as long as they can all pick up after themselves.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents
25 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Hike in
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking

Over 40 miles of trails cross through the grasslands of Government Canyon. The paths are well-maintained, perfect for mountain ...Read more

Hiking

Hiking at Government Canyon is not recommended for the indecisive. There are so many options to choose from! Over fifteen trail...Read more

Wildlife watching

The endangered golden-cheeked warbler is a native to these parts, but that’s not the only wildlife you’ll find here. Beautiful ...Read more

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Hipcamper Sue
Sue R.
recommends this listing.
November 7th, 2017

We have camped here twice. Nice hiking, but if you have dogs, they are allowed only on the front country trails. There are still plenty of hiking trails to hike with your dog in the front country. Each campsite has a fire ring, camp storage box, picnic table, and has ample room. The "G" next to the numbered campsites stands for group camping, as we found out recently LOL.

Hipcamper Kelsie
Kelsie L.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
November 24th, 2017

These are all walk-in campsites and can be a bit tedious if you have a lot of gear and your site is further away. All of them have tables but mostlybuse the trees for shelter. Be sure and check the weather because the area can tend to flash flood.

Hipcamper Maryann M.
recommends this listing.
March 2nd, 2018
Hipcamper Spencer I.
recommends this listing.
January 29th, 2017
Park
Government Canyon State Natural Area
State
Texas
Country
United States
Phone Number
(210) 688-9055
Directions
View on Google Maps
Official Website
View Website
Coordinates
29.551° N, 98.756° W
$18/night
Tent Only - Hike In: 23 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)
$40/night
Tent Only - Group - Hike In: 2 Sites
(Up to 16 people per site)

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  2. Practice physical distancing
  3. Plan ahead
  4. Play it safe
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  2. Travel and camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave what you find
  5. Minimize campfire impacts
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of other visitors

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