Hit The Road

Your Summer Can Still Be Saved by These Top Glamping Destinations

Take that vacation already.

07/13/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Best Campgrounds

Inks Lake State Park Is So Beautiful, Even Newbies Will Come Around

New to camping? Inks Lake will ease you into the experience.

05/29/2018 By Laura Furr Mericas

Best Campgrounds

10 Must-Haves For Your Next Camping Trip

Because you need fancy marshmallows.

05/29/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Best Campgrounds

Glamp to Your Heart's Content at Lake Houston Wilderness Park

Camp in style and comfort, only minutes from home.

05/29/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Best Campgrounds

Caprock Canyons State Park Is Where the Hardcore Hikers Go

It's a trip both challenging and rewarding.

05/29/2018 By Brittanie Shey

Best Campgrounds

Embrace the Surprises at Palmetto State Park

The swampy state park is a birder's paradise, for one.

05/29/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Best Campgrounds

Sleep On the Beach at Sea Rim State Park

The peaceful park in the marsh is chock-full of wildlife, too.

05/29/2018 By Roxanna Asgarian

The Great Outdoors

The Great Texas Camping Guide

25 spectacular spots to pitch your tent this summer

05/29/2018 By Houstonia Staff

The Drawl

5 Camping Don'ts: Or, Do Know Where the Nearest Hotel Is

What not to do the next time someone convinces you to go camping.

05/29/2018 By Dianna Wray

The Great Outdoors

This Texas Parks & Wildlife Program Makes Camping With Kids a Breeze

Texas Outdoor Family Workshops teach hands-on camping basics.

02/21/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Get Out

Texas State Parks Get Even More Accessible with a New App

Find a swimming hole near you, book your campsites online and always travel with a trail map in your pocket with the recently released TPWD app.

03/02/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Out

The Texas State Park Camping Trips You Need to Book Now

Campsite reservations fill up fast at these state park favorites.

12/23/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Great Outdoors

Learn to Camp This Weekend—for Free

The Baytown Nature Center and REI are teaming up to offer a Camping 101 course for the whole family.

09/01/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Wild West

10 Things You Must See, Do and Eat Near Big Bend National Park

If you have a week, you can explore the best West Texas has to offer.

06/17/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Best East Texas State Parks

Cowboy Coffee & Chili: Campfire Cooking 101

Need tips for cooking in the wild? Ask a cowgirl.

04/28/2016 By Alice Levitt

Best East Texas State Parks

Another Excuse to Go Hiking: Geocaching

The upside of camping with a cell phone? The resurgence of geocaching.

04/28/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

It's Only Natural

Need a Break from Your Vegas Vacation? Try a National Park

Four of the country's most scenic national parks are within an easy drive from Sin City.

04/25/2016 By Bill Wiatrak

The Great Outdoors

Get Out: Stay the Night at the Lake Houston Wilderness Park

The only City of Houston park to allow overnight camping has more in store than just a few cabins.

01/29/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Under 100

100 Miles of Less: Get Off the Grid in the Big Slough

Ever wondered what Texas looked like before we paved a bunch of it?

01/26/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Under 100

100 Miles or Less: Onalaska

A picturesque peninsula on Lake Livingston offers a swift, simple retreat.

01/05/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt