The picturesque Inks Lake State Park has nearly 200 campsites, many of which are conveniently located lakeside. There are sites for RVs and tents with varying access to water and electricity, along with primitive backpacking sites and cabins. Campers can take advantage of the miles of hiking trails within the park along with a bevy of water activities, including swimming, fishing, boating and kayaking. Pets are welcome, except for within the primitive sites and cabins, but they must be leashed at all times and never left unattended. When you need to replenish your provisions, you can conveniently head on over to the store inside the park.
Have an urge to go camping in Austin—or at least somewhere nearby where you can take in the great outdoors? We wouldn’t blame you for wanting to escape the city life. Don’t get us wrong—there are plenty of incredible things to do in Austin, but sometimes you need more than just an afternoon at the best Austin parks and gardens or on one of our top hiking trails to detox from the hustle and bustle of the city. Whether a tent or an RV is more your style, here are some of these best places to camp in Austin (or right outside of it) when you hear the call of the wild.
Reservations for all of the state parks can be made here.