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 Continue reading...
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?
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
420
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
Electricity, sewage
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Beach
Lake
River, stream or creek
Cave
Desert
Forest
Hot spring
Redwoods
Swimming hole
Waterfall
Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Swimming
Wildlife watching
Wind sports
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Surfing
Whitewater paddling
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Hipcamper Erin
Erin
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 30th, 2015

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
Texas
didn't provide a recommendation.
January 21st, 2015

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
Morgan
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 14th, 2015

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

Hipcamper Kristin
Kristin
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 14th, 2015

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.

Hipcamper Rich
Rich
didn't provide a recommendation.
April 10th, 2016

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
Matt + Jenne
didn't provide a recommendation.
October 10th, 2016

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!

Hipcamper Sherry
Sherry
didn't provide a recommendation.
November 7th, 2016

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

Hipcamper Jason
Jason
didn't provide a recommendation.
November 16th, 2016

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.

Hipcamper Spencer
Spencer
didn't provide a recommendation.
January 29th, 2017

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.

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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
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer - Group: 400 Sites
(Up to people per site)
Unknown price
Tent / Van: 20 Sites
(Up to people per site)