There is a lot to love about Hill Country in Texas--it seems the place was made for camping. From fishing and hiking to paddleboats and canoes, to jukebox dances, there’s always something enticine for campers in Hill Country.
Garner State Park is famous for its jukebox dances in the pavilion every spring and summer evening. It makes this camping spot a great place to bring that special someone--or a chance to meet someone new under the stars. It’s a tradition that hearkens back to the 1940s and makes Garner the most popular state park in the entire Lone Star State.
If you want to get out on the water, Guadalupe River is the place to camp. A four-mile stretch of river is reserved for canoeing, kayaking, and tubing. Or if your desires for water are a little more unique, check out Krause Springs outside of Spicewood. There’s a spring-fed man-made swimming pool at the top of the hill, with a 30 foot waterfall and cypress trees that are estimated to be 1,000 years old.
For another magical experience, camp at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, where an ancient dome of rock dominates the surrounding area. 11 miles of trails travel the mound, and there are ample opportunities for rock climbing. This massive rock has been a source of interest to humans for thousands of years, drawn to its unusual mystery.
Another unusual camping experience is at Gorman Falls in Colorado Bend. This is more of back-to-nature style camping, with walk-in and primitive campsites (as well as a few drive-up sites). Enjoy the many waterfalls, explore the cave, and check out 35 miles of hiking trails.
Hill Country is as varied as Texas itself is. There is much mystery to be found, as well as much camaraderie and even romance. Camping in Texas’ Hill Country is not to be forgotten.