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Campgrounds in Texas Where No Reservation is Required

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Summer is here, and finding a great campground is sure to be on the list for things to do with family and friends. Although, it can get a little expensive what with campsite fees and advanced reservations, it’s ideal to find places just as beautiful where no reservations are required. Here in Texas, there are plenty of camping sites to chose from where you can enjoy the great outdoors with little to no fees or reservations to worry about. Below are five campgrounds that are totally free.

1. Brazos Island State Park 

Brazos Island State Park, Boca Chica, Texas

Photo: Flickr/Vince Smith

Brazos Island State Park Scenic Park is located on State Highway 4 (Boca Chica Road) north of the Rio Grande and 24 miles east of Brownsville in Cameron County, according to Roadtrippers.com. It is part of the barrier island along the Gulf Coast also known as Brazos Santiago Island states Wikipedia.

Brazos Island State Park, also called Brazos Island State Recreation Area, is a beautiful area to stop and set up camp on its scenic beach and take in the sights and activity offerings such as ocean fishing, surfing, swimming, camping, and not to mention just relaxing to the sound of the waves crashing against the shore.

2. Camp Creek Recreation Area 

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Photo: Facebook/Camp Creek Recreation Area

Located along the banks of the beautiful Colorado River, Camp Creek Recreation area is an oasis of a campsite in Marble Falls Texas. The nightly rate is free and you will find plenty of shade among the pecan trees to set up camp or have a picnic. Amenities include picnic tables, grills, fire rings, vault toilet, and areas to dispose of garbage. Boats can be launched from the free boat ramp according to TripAdvisor.com. 1221 County Road 343, Marble Falls, TX 78654. (512) 473-3366. Official Website.

3. Lake Limestone Public Use Area #2

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Photo: Facebook/FreeCampsites.net

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