camping near houston

Thinking about planning a camping trip? Give your kids the nostalgia of childhood and enjoy the great outdoors as a family. There’s no need to drive for hours and hours- Houston has plenty of nearby parks for you to set up camp.

10 Best Places to go camping in and around Houston

1. Brazos Bend State Park

Brazos Bend Sunrise

Original Image courtesy: Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

Enjoy hiking, biking, nature walks, and horseback riding at this state park and great place to go camping near Houston. They offer campsites, screened shelters, and cabins.

Where:21901 Farm to Market Rd 762, Needville, TX 77461

Park Entrance Fee: 13 Years and Older: $7 Per Person, 12 Years and Under: Free

Campsite Fee Per Night : Primitive Campsite: $12, Campsite with Electricity: $20, Premium Campsite: $25

You can reserve a campsite online via their website.

 

2. Galveston Island State Park

Galveston Island State Park

Original Image courtesy of Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

Here, you can swim, bird watch, hike, mountain bike, and go paddling. 

Where:14901 FM3005, Galveston, TX 77554

Park Entrance Fee: $5 per person and free for kids under 12

Campsite Fee Per Night : Campsites: $15, Campsite with rent a lodge: $200 a night. 

You can reserve a campsite online via their website.

 

3. Lake Livingston State Park

Lake Livingstone State Park

Original image courtesy of Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

Camp lakeside at Lake Livingston. You can swim, go boating, hike and bike, and more.

Where:300 State Park Rd 65, Livingston, TX 77351

Park Entrance Fee: $5 for everyone over the age of 12

Campsite Fee Per Night : Camping options include tent sites, screened shelters, and more, starting at $10

You can reserve a campsite online via their website.

 

4. Jellystone Park

Jellystone Park

Image courtesy: Jellystone park

Jellystone Park really puts all others to shame- this is a Houston-area campground and water park all in one. Rates aren’t cheap but you can play all day in their amazing pools, lazy rivers, water slides, and more. They also have a fishing lake, a golf course, sports arenas, and more. It’s located just 35 miles outside of Houston.

Where:34843 Betka Rd, Waller, TX 77484

Campsite Fee Per Night: Campsites start at $43 per night and admission to the park is not included. 

Book your campsite online via their website.

 

5. Splashway Water Park & Campground

Splashway Park

Image courtesy: Splashway Park Facebook

This water park has a variety of camping options from cabins to cottages to RV sites and more. They also have hike and bike trails, catch and release fishing, sports, games, and more. 

Where:5211 Main St, Sheridan, TX 77475

Campsite Fee Per Night: Campsites start at $35 per night and admission to the waterpark is not included. 

Book your campsite online.

Looking to take your outdoor adventure to the next level? Check out RVshare!

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RVshare is service that lets you rent an RV directly from owners so you can enjoy camping in comfort with your whole family without the expense of owning an RV. Check out 5 reasons to rent an RV from RVshare for your next adventure. 

10 Best Places to go camping in and around Houston – continued

6. Stephen F Austin State Park

Stay on the banks of the Brazos River, see the wildlife, explore their trails, and check out the local history. 

Stephen Austin State Park

Image courtesy of Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

Where: Park Road 38, San Felipe, TX 77473

Park Entrance Fee: $5 Daily, 12 years & under: Free

Campsite Fee Per Night : Campsites with electricity are available at $15 per night

You can reserve a campsite online via their website.

 

7. Sea Rim State Park

Sea Rim State Park

Image courtesy: Sea Rim State Park

If the beach is more your thing, the 5 miles of beach-side camping should do the trick. Enjoy fishing, birding, kayaking, and more. Admission is $3 for people 13 and older. Campsites are $10 a night and cabins are available.

Where:19335 State Hwy 87, Sabine Pass, TX 77655

Park Entrance Fee: Adult: $3 Daily, Children 12 Years and Under: Free

Campsite Fee Per Night : Campsites with electricity are available at $20 per night. Floating (boat in) campsites available at $15 per night

You can reserve a campsite online via their website.

 

8. Huntsville State Park

Huntsville Park Campsite

Image courtesy: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

The East Texas Piney Woods are waiting for you. Activities include fishing, swimming, canoeing, and more. Campsites, screened in shelters, and cabins are available.

Where: 565 Park Road 40 west, Huntsville, TX 77340

Park Entrance Fee: 13 years & older : $7 Daily, 12 years & under: Free

Campsite Fee Per Night : Campsites with electricity are available at $20 per night

You can reserve a campsite online via their website.

 

9. Village Creek State Park

Village Creek State Park

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Amazing diversity of both plants and wildlife makes Village Creek State Park a very special place. The park is 10 miles north of Beaumont on the edge of the Big Thicket. Come to camp, canoe, or just enjoy the quiet – you’ll be glad you did!

The park sits along Village Creek, one of the few free-flowing creeks in Texas. Here you can camp, picnic, fish, hike, mountain bike, geocache, study nature and view wildlife. Rent the covered picnic pavilion for your next group gathering.

Where:8854 Park Rd 74, Lumberton, TX 77657

Park Entrance Fee: $4 Daily, 12 years & under: Free

Campsite Fee Per Night : Campsites with electricity are available at $15 per night

You can reserve a campsite online via their website.

 

10. Lake Houston Wilderness Park 

Lake Houston Wilderness Park

Image source: Lake Houston Wilderness Park Facebook Page

This is the only place inside the Houston Parks & Recreation Department where you can camp overnight! You can hike and bike for over 20 miles, kayak on the creek, or go horseback riding. 

Where: 25840 FM 1485 New Caney, TX 77357

Park Entrance Fee: $3 for everyone over 12 years of age

Campsite Fee Per Night : Campsites start at $7 per night

 

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