Pace Bend Campground

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About Pace Bend Campground

Description

Old school or new school, classic or modern, Backstreet Boys or One Direction? These are the types of deeply philosophical questions you’ll want to ask yourselves before choosing a site at Pace Bend. On the one hand, there are numerous “primitive sites” throughout the park, modestly equipped with picnic tables, grills and waterless toilets (first-come, first-served). On the Read more...
Old school or new school, classic or modern, Backstreet Boys or One Direction? These are the types of deeply philosophical questions you’ll want to ask yourselves before choosing a site at Pace Bend. On the one hand, there are numerous “primitive sites” throughout the park, modestly equipped with picnic tables, grills and waterless toilets (first-come, first-served). On the other hand, there are 20 “improved camping” sites available for RVs and tent-camping that offer water, electricity, restrooms and showers (reservation only). So, eager camper, the questions awaits - are you more of the “I Want It That Way” type, or more of a “What Makes You Beautiful” kind of camper?
Fires are allowed
Potable water is available
Pets are not allowed
  • Listing type: Public
  • No. of sites: 420
  • Phone: (512) 854-7275
  • Accessible by: Drive
  • Accommodation: Tent Only, Tent, Vehicles & RVs

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Hipcamper Erin

Loved this campground - it's perfect for an easy, one or 2 day trip. Close to the city and lots of spots to choose from. There are lots of campers there so it's a great spot to bring friends and party!

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Hipcamper Texas

Awesome little get away if you live near Austin! Pace Bend is about an hour west of Austin and offers lots of great swimming areas, hiking trails in the middle of the park, tons of coves to explore and campsites border both sides of the peninsula.

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Hipcamper Morgan

Its a beautiful place for swimming in the river. We had an epic mud war in one of the coves x)

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Hipcamper Kristin

It's worth a drive around to pick out the best campsite since there are so many available. My advice - find a quiet spot near a trailhead with a couple good hammock trees and you're golden.

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Hipcamper Rich

Loved this place! We went to campsite 30 which has a hidden gem. I'll let you find it ;) drive up and camp. Because of all the overgrowth you get a sense of solitude but there are campsites all around. A backcountry feel with the ease of car camping. Great one or two night stay and if you need anything (beer run) theres a store 5 minutes away.

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Hipcamper Matt + Jenne

What a great example of county parks! A friend at work recommended this park - we didn't even know it was here, and less than an hour from home. Our family enjoyed our recent weekend at Pace Bend - we stayed in the improved campsite area, and found it to have great access to the lake, to trails, and well-shaded sites with a handy, and code-guarded running-water restroom and shower facility just for people at that campsite area. We definitely plan to go back soon!

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Hipcamper Sherry

Love this park, but for all the grass burrs, it would be perfect. I miss the bar and grill at the entrance :(

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Hipcamper Jason

I did a little overnighter at Pace Bend in just my hammock in October, and it was great! It was my first time hammock camping and I didn't have a tarp or anything, so since the campsite I picked was right by the water, I did get destroyed by mosquitoes. On the flip side, it was incredible falling asleep truly in the great outdoors. Pace Bend was nice for the one night get away, but it's not a completely wild place. There's fancy lake houses across the water, and the stars aren't as bright as I wanted them, but campsite space seems to be endless so it's great for quick, spontaneous trips.

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Hipcamper Spencer

This is one of our favorites. Only 45 minutes west of Austin. With so many sites available, this is our go-to for spur-the-moment weekends. No need for reservations unlike many of the surrounding state parks with limited sites.

Hipcamper Dillon

Some sites are difficult to access the Colorado River. Plenty of camp sites with lots of room.

Hipcamper Andy

A great, easy getaway, but not one with a ton of (or any) quiet or privacy. A great place for beginner campers!

Hipcamper Chelsea

Classic spot for cliff-jumping and deep water solo--ing! Pick a cove and check it out -- or hope around to all the coves and pick your favorite! Mine are usually on the west side of the peninsula ;)

Hipcamper Samantha

Some of the campsites facing the lake are full of burrs- be careful before you settle in.

Park
Pace Bend Park
State
Texas
Phone Number
(512) 854-7275
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
30.46° N, 98.019° W
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Tent / RV / Trailer - Group: 400 Sites
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Tent / Van: 20 Sites