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Fall Camping in the Hill Country


Fall Camping in the Hill Country


As the heat of the Texas Summer starts to fade away, it’s now time to dust off all the camping gear and make plans to spend some time in the great outdoors. Many of the nice campgrounds can fill up months in advance these days. It’s a good idea to try to book ahead of time.

Public Hunting Land

There are a handful of public wildlife management areas that offer both camping and hunting during the fall. You can find an interactive map on the Texas Wildlife website. There isn’t a lot of public land in Texas, so supposedly they can become very crowded.  Options range from very small bird blinds to a few good size wildness’s. Duck and other waterfowl can be taken if you have a boat near the coast. We have not had a chance to try any of these out yet, but hope to in 2017.

Campgrounds on the Rivers

Most of these places have tent and cabin camping, and cost about $50-$100 at night. The Guadalupe river both above and below Canyon Lake, have a handful of large nice campgrounds.

Camping at the Lakes

Canyon Lake and Lake Travis both have nice campgrounds. On Lake Travis, the Pace Bend State Park has nice tent camping, with a handful of the spots parked on top of majestic cliffs. There are a few that we like to go jump off of. Inks Lake is the best place to camp near Marble Falls\ Lake LBJ, and Lake Buchannan.

Camping inside of Austin

There are two places you can camp with a tent in Austin. Emma Long State Park and McKinney Falls State Park. I have been un-able to convince my friends or family to leave the comforts of my nice house in Austin to sleep in a test in Austin yet. Rumor on the Internet is there is nice kayak fishing above the falls in McKinney


So now that I let the family stay at a nice place on the river via Air B and B. It’s not easy to get them back into the tents. They like to call it “Glamping”. Seems more like staying at a hotel to me.

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