Dallas-Fort Worth. This Texas metropolis continues to grow in all areas, today a vibrant and bustling metropolis of nearly eight million. With this growth, the Dallas-Fort Worth area continues to offer more and more activities, which can prove challenging to those compiling a travel itinerary. Fortunately, we’ve narrowed it down to our picks. Whether you are only visiting, returning home to see friends and family or a local looking for something to do around home, read on for some of our favorite places to sleep under the stars and enjoy the great outdoors here around Dallas-Fort Worth.
For a family-friendly experience outdoors with a range of lodging options, look to Loyd Park, a massive installation over 791 acres of Texas wilderness with 221 campsites, running water, picnicking areas, charcoal grills, fire rings, and even cabins for rent! This is a great option for those traveling with younger visitors and parties of many ages and interests due to the accessible amenities, and provides most famously, views of the big, open Texas night skies! As commonly heralded in folk songs and stories, this is an unrivaled place to watch the stars.
Similar to Loyd Park in its accessibility and range of options for families and parties who want to enjoy the outdoors with more of the amenities found at home, Murrell Park also boasts a number of outdoor recreation areas in addition to the hiking and photography options! These include boat ramps, biking trails, fishing areas, covered picnic areas, and plenty of shade! This is another option to consider for those visiting the Dallas area and want to camp in a location with lots of outdoors activities and sports and can accomodate those larger parties.
Cleburne State Park
Complete with some thirteen miles of trails, geocaches, fishing piers (shaded and providing equipment to rent), a 116-acre lake and campsites equipped with water, electricity and even sewage hookups, for those travelers who want to enjoy the outdoors in comfort. Those who are visiting the Dallas area without their own tent or RV can also simply rent a screened shelter or cabin. This is yet another one of the many well equipped and easily accessible parks around Texas, and true to the rest of this state, this is yet another area great for stargazing.
Hickory Creek Campground
For those wanting to enjoy a campsite boasting watersports, golfing, horseback riding, fully equipped showers, and electric hookups, this is your comfortable, modern stay in the Texas wilderness. Hickory Creek Campground is the last in our series of inclusive and comfortable stays in the Texas wilderness for those who want to pursue a number of outdoors activities while not leaving behind too many of the comforts of home.
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