Family workshops help new campers in Texas with their camping skills. Texas State Park Rangers are offering family classes with camping instruction at the state parks. They even provide the equipment.
November ushers in prime camping season at Texas state parks. With the weather cooling down, now is the time to pack up your family and camp beneath the stars at Texas State Parks.
Texas State Parks offer a variety of ways to stay overnight — comfortable cabins, screened shelters or the ideal campsite for your tent. Reservations fill up quickly during this popular camping season, so book your next overnight trip today.
Garner State Park remains far and away the camping leader in the Texas State Park system, recording 232,660 overnight stays during the past fiscal year that ended Aug. 31. Other popular state parks included in the Top 10 overnight destinations, in descending order, were: Inks Lake, Huntsville, Cedar Hill, Lake Livingston, Ray Roberts (Isle due Bois), Tyler, Brazos Bend, McKinney Falls and Goose Island.
For those who have never camped out or simply need to brush up on their rusty camping skills, sign up for one of the Texas Outdoor Family workshops being offered at a number of state parks for one and two nights. For only $65, families of up to six can receive camping instruction from park rangers on how to set up a campsite, cook outdoors and other valuable outdoor skills. Even better, all equipment (tent, lantern, cooking stove and dishes) are supplied, with the exception of food and sleeping bags.
For a complete listing of upcoming Texas Outdoor Family workshops and information about Texas State Parks camping options, and tips on camping safety and etiquette, visit: www.texasstateparks.org/camping.