7 Free Camping in Texas Spots You'll Love 💕

7 Free Camping in Texas Spots You'll Love 💕

7 Free Camping in Texas Spots You’ll Love

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Searching for the best free camping in Texas? You’ve come to the right place.

Despite the size of the state, Texas doesn’t have many free campsites. We’re not talking Walmarts or interstate rest stops – we’re talking about great campgrounds meant for recreation.

We have 7 free sites to share with you today. In addition to location and amenity info, each site will have a unique “Camping in Texas Vibes” score to give you an overall rating.

We’re Kyle & Olivia, a young couple traveling the country full time in our 16ft vintage camper. We hit the road in September of 2015 with the goal to live a minimal lifestyle and connect with the world around us. We want to share our experiences as we learn and grow, to hopefully help others who dream of life out on the open road. Join us as we discover the joys and obstacles of nomadic life!

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50 Comments

  1. CANNALADY RV LIFE on April 16, 2020 at 4:23 pm

    New sub here!! What RV show in California are you talking about?? Fontana?? Thanks in advance! I really enjoyed this video 🙏

  2. Denny Medeiros on April 16, 2020 at 4:24 pm

    My favorite in TX is my daughters house with full hookups

  3. Paula Smith on April 16, 2020 at 4:24 pm

    Hi, love your videos! So is there nothing in all of the Texas Hill country that offers free or low cost camping? I’m the proud owner of a new T@G teardrop and ready to start my adventures!

  4. tom wilson on April 16, 2020 at 4:24 pm

    Try Falcon state Park near Roma Tx, About a mile away is a free Camp ground With water at most sites.no stay limit. Rusty 78609 did a video on it.

  5. D Glen on April 16, 2020 at 4:24 pm

    Just want to mention one the reason there are less sites in Texas is because the government owns less of this state. Most of it is privately owned.

  6. Douglas Stewart on April 16, 2020 at 4:25 pm

    You missed Malachite Beach on the TX coast between Port A and Corpus. Warning to all who camp on Padre-first-Padre is arguably one of the most stunning beaches in the world! The largest barrier reef in the world! That said-it’s wilderness-truly wilderness. The sand is VERY soft and treacherous (we’ve only done it in a 4 WD vehicle (not camping) as the further down the beach you go-the less people you see. Beware of the sun-I repeat-BEWARE OF THE SUN!! It will burn you to a beet red within a very short time. The wind will burn you, the sand will burn you, the sand fleas (which you can’t see) will bite you BUT-it’s a stunning wilderness experience. Just don’t be foolish and think you can drive as far as you like-the further you drive, the less hard packed it becomes and even sand that looks hard packed may not be.

  7. Whoa Nellie RV Adventures on April 16, 2020 at 4:25 pm

    Excellent video with lots of great information. I’m gonna click the link to check it out. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Ken John on April 16, 2020 at 4:27 pm

    Please people , be respectfully. Don’t screw it up for others.

  9. Food Porn Chef on April 16, 2020 at 4:28 pm

    Sam Houston National forest
    And National lands parks or forests for up to 15 days then move

  10. Ashley Watson on April 16, 2020 at 4:28 pm

    I absolutely LOOOOVVEEDDDD MAGNOLIA Beach!!!! Everyone was friendly .. and the town was cute. When I went there was only like ten rigs on the whole beach.. you can pull up not too far from the water

  11. Preston Cox on April 16, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    We’ve been fans for a while, but just purchased our first pop-up tent camper. We live in Austin, so we are excited to try out some of these great sites! Thanks Kyle and Olivia!

  12. Caroline Beck on April 16, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    Magnolia Beach now has a 14 day limit and you can’t park parallel to the water. There are a lot more rules that had to be put in place because of all the homeless types living and trashing the area.

  13. Drivin' and Vibin' on April 16, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    Hey Vibe Tribe 👋 Let us know your favorite TEXAS campsite!
    FREE TEXAS CAMPING ARTICLE: http://rvlife.news/texas-camping

  14. Nomadic In Nature on April 16, 2020 at 4:34 pm

    Great video!! We spend a lot of time in Texas since we are from Kansas. This is a great list to have. Thank you so much for sharing. 💖 👍

  15. Austin Williams on April 16, 2020 at 4:34 pm

    your not camping if your getting amazing cell signal or just on phone whole time. Thats glamping

  16. Regena Groen on April 16, 2020 at 4:34 pm

    Can’t wait til our RV is done!! I have a sister that lives in Baycity TX. Now I have a list of free campsites there!!! THANK YOU Kyle!!! LOVES/HUGS to ALL!!!!

  17. Rob Darter on April 16, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    In Brownfield Texas, the Coleman city RV park is free have 12 sites , two are 50 amps and rest are30 amp, water and a dump station …they ask for donation but it a nice place to rest,

  18. Jon and Jessica Bigelow on April 16, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    Thank you Kyle and Olivia for sharing our Campendium Review on North Beach. We loved it so much but you guys are very right you have to always pay attention to the tide! We ended up having to leave after 5 days because of storms. We were told by the locals that a week before we got there, there was no beach because the tide was so high!

    The drive to boondocking spot was very easy to get to, there was a dumpster there, and it was very quiet. The best part was the breath-taking sunrises and gorgeous sunsets! People also had a lot of success fishing. There were also quarter showers by the pier.

    Follow our journey on Instagram @bigtravelstinyhome as well as our blog bigtravelstinyhome.wordpress.com

  19. Patricia Golding on April 16, 2020 at 4:36 pm

    Do you have a link to Battleborn? I’m missing it

  20. Wells On Wheels on April 16, 2020 at 4:39 pm

    Smart to put some free camping and electric, helps bring in some tourism and travel dollars to businesses! Great job Kyle (Daddy)

  21. Johnny Lightning on April 16, 2020 at 4:39 pm

    Thanks Kyle. Texas is not my favorite place but you just made it better. I’ll have to check out some of those places when I need some place to stay in the winter. Texas summers are way too hot for this yankee.

  22. ElevatedGrub Gardens on April 16, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    Me and my wife stayed in a teepee there by the praire dog town part at Lake Meradith

  23. Daniel Hoegler on April 16, 2020 at 4:41 pm

    Really liked the video! I remember when you were at Magnolia and North Padre Island. At the time I lived in Corpus Christi. Have since got a travel trailer. Beach camping is great! But, you have the same thoughts as I, wash and wash, and rinse and rinse after beach camping. Spend whatever it takes to get the salt off. The salt will corrode everything.

  24. RVing with the Moracas on April 16, 2020 at 4:44 pm

    We will be passing through Texas soon so there are some good spots to check out. Thanks

  25. Usingerina moapensis on April 16, 2020 at 4:44 pm

    Always eat at La Familia in Junction

  26. 🌟 MORNING STAR⭐️ on April 16, 2020 at 4:51 pm

    Freeport Texas beach is good but you have to find a semi circle and park close to the brush .. also mosquito nets. We got TORN UP without them. That was a week ago and I’m still suffering lol

  27. Jazz Man on April 16, 2020 at 4:51 pm

    I live in Houston but have a tiny cabin in Southern Colorado. I either ride North from Abilene into Clayton or turn West short of Lubbock and go into Clovis……about every 6 weeks if I can. I have Camperized my 2006 Four Rnr 4WD. Anybody have any camping close to Abilene, Dalhart, Clovis (I did find a NM State Park on Campendium close to Clovis) ? Thanks!

  28. Earl McGinty on April 16, 2020 at 4:55 pm

    Great camping ideas. Port Aransas and Mustang beach. Lots of RV parks but they arent free.

  29. Jaredthefallen on April 16, 2020 at 4:56 pm

    Thanks man I’m excited

  30. Byway Butler on April 16, 2020 at 4:57 pm

    When I was at Magnolia Beach last winter they were having local meetings discussing whether to close it or not.

  31. thomv21 on April 16, 2020 at 4:58 pm

    Great & totally useful info! Hope to be on the road in early 2020. Until then I’ll be watching your channel & be jealous.

  32. Linda Gross on April 16, 2020 at 4:59 pm

    Been going to Magnolia Beach and Indianola since I was 3 years old in the early forties. Love going to Lake Meredith also. I live about 50 miles from Meredith and it is a great place.

  33. The FryWay on April 16, 2020 at 4:59 pm

    As of 2-2019 Magnolia Beach town council/city/county was talking about implementing a 14 day stay… the showers, as of 2/2019 were closed! Trash pick up was still happening. We camped there 2 nights in Feb 2019.

  34. Lauren S on April 16, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Spring Creek Park is a county park near Tomball (suburb of Houston) that’s free and has full hookups. You do have to make a reservation at least two weeks in advance and they do check for your permit.

  35. Food Porn Chef on April 16, 2020 at 5:04 pm

    H Town oh yeah my city and town I’m marking all the places I stay for free in Texas as I go and do it.

  36. Lost On Land Again on April 16, 2020 at 5:04 pm

    Beach camping stresses me out. Thanks for your reveiws!! Is there tide info readily available or what would you suggest for checking that?

  37. Artists of Life on April 16, 2020 at 5:06 pm

    As always great info! Thanks for sharing.

  38. Eduardo Diaz on April 16, 2020 at 5:08 pm

    Road-tripping from Yellowstone to Florida this fall, this video helped a lot as we plan to spend a month or so in Texas. Thanks!

  39. Miss Lindalou on April 16, 2020 at 5:09 pm

    Thank You! Heading to Texas in a couple weeks. Spending a month or more. Appreciate your tips as well as those in comments below.

  40. Jason Clift on April 16, 2020 at 5:11 pm

    Is there any free campsites near Fredericksburg? It is one of our favorite vacation getaways in Texas with the beautiful Enchanted Rock Park. The downtown area is full of gift shops, beer venues and restaurants. Festivals are there all the time. I know there are a couple of harvest host places there, but just learning about rving and wondering if ya’ll had ever been there or not.

  41. Debbie F on April 16, 2020 at 5:11 pm

    Magnolia has recently implemented a 14 day limit because of the over stayers . Being an east girl I’m aware how tides, salt, and soft sand can be hazardous. Thanks we will be in Texas this weekend.

  42. dsmmike95 on April 16, 2020 at 5:12 pm

    I live and love Texas so this is nice to see new parts of it. Growing up we use to spend a few nights in SPI north beach.

  43. David Lorenz on April 16, 2020 at 5:12 pm

    Lamesa texas has a free rv park

  44. Terry And Travis on April 16, 2020 at 5:12 pm

    Thanks for the video. Good info. I’ve been researching free and inexpensive places to rv in Texas for when I buy my van next year. Although it’s not free, apparently Texas Parks and Wildlife sells a “limited use” pass for $12 that is good for 6 months and it gives you access to camping on Wildlife Management Areas (WMA). From what I’ve seen online, it appears the only limiting factor is that some sites are closed during hunting season.

  45. East Texas Nomad on April 16, 2020 at 5:15 pm

    Perfect timing, I’m doing some in-state camping during October and November and will try a couple. I like the free camping at Lake Limestone by Jewett Texas. They have a 4 night limit, flush toilets with individual campsites. Great sunsets from across the lake.

  46. Eric Price on April 16, 2020 at 5:15 pm

    Tradinghouse creek reservoir just outside waco.

  47. DeeAnna Cook on April 16, 2020 at 5:18 pm

    Hey just wanted to let you know that magnolia beach, tx now has a stay limit due to all the full timers lol it’s now 14 days

  48. Jack Frick on April 16, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    Nice job on free places in Texas! RV Texas, Y’All has extensive lists of TX RV sites and information. They have seen 60 some of the 88 TX State Parks, and hope to finish the list soon. We met Tom and Stacey last weekend where they spoke at the Austin RV Show. I enjoy your fine channel and have followed you for a few years. Best wishes for safe travels, and especially good health and happiness. Texas Jack, Austin TX

  49. REJOICEnrRV on April 16, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    We love your channel! We are part time RVers. You guys are an inspiration to us! We just started our channel. It’s been so much fun! Looking forward to all your new videos!

  50. eddy Mahon on April 16, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    Great video. Not getting anywhere near the beach with my new car and Casita. Not worth dealing with hidden salt deposits from sea water.

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