AUSTIN, Texas — Just in time for summer, Texas State parks are reopening for limited overnight camping.
What You Need To Know
- Limited overnight camping permitted in Texas state parks as of May 18
- Existing reservations honored, but no new reservations for time being
- Park visitors required to pre-purchase and print day-use and overnight camping permits
Starting May 18, gradual reopening of overnight reservations will be limited at all Texas state parks to varying degrees depending on individual park occupancy in order to align with safe business practices currently followed in Texas.
“After careful consideration, we are taking this additional step towards returning to normal operations in our parks by resuming some overnight camping at Texas State Parks,” said Carter Smith, Executive Director of TPWD. “As overnight campers are welcomed back to their favorite natural spaces, our team will continue maintaining the cleanliness of frequently used facilities such as campsites, cabins and restrooms to ensure that visitors, volunteers and staff can continue to enjoy Texas State Parks safely.”
Most existing reservations will be honored, but to avoid overcrowding, no new reservations can be made for now. All visitors are required to pre-purchase and print day-use and overnight camping permits through the Texas State Parks Reservation System before traveling to a park. All reservations can be made online or by calling 512-389-8900.