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5 Top Austin-Area Camping Spots

Welcome back, friends! Last week we shared with you the essentials needed for a camping trip. This week, we’ll be giving you our top picks for family-friendly camping spots in the Austin area. Get your tents and your adventuring pants ready!


  1. Cedar Breaks Park

Located on Lake Georgetown, this gorgeous spot offers 59 campsites to reserve. Boating, fishing and hiking the trails are all great adventures to partake in when camping at Cedar Breaks. Not only is this one on the water, mesquite trees provide shade to 90% of the scenic sites. That makes this is an absolutely perfect summer location!  Camping fees are $26.

2. Ink Lakes Park

If you’re a camper looking for a more guided experience, this is the spot for you. Get a history lesson at the visitor’s center and learn even more at the Civilian Conservation Corps. There are both campsites and cabins to choose from. Hike nine miles of forests and hills, go fishing, rent a paddleboat and so much more at this Burnet go-to. The water level stays pretty consistent so this is a great place to cool off year-round! Entry fees are $6 and camping fees range from $11 to $23.

3. Pedernales Falls State Park

Camp, hike, picnic, kayak, tube, swim, bird watch and more while camping at Pedernales Falls in Johnson City! Explore nature and enjoy so many fun activities, all in a day’s fun! Entry fees are $6 and camping fees begin at $10.

4. McKinney Falls State Park

Seven hundred acres of beauty, all located within city limits. From waterfalls to gorgeous greenery to hiking trails and swimming, there is something for the whole family to enjoy exploring here. Water, electricity and – if you really don’t feel like roughing it – even cabin rentals are available at this popular camping spot. Admission is $6 per person and $20 to reserve a campsite.

5. Windy Point Park

This Austin spot offers everything from free WiFi to a boat launching spot to rinse off showers. Get away from the crowds to soak in the Lake Travis views, BBQ with the family, take a dip in the lake and even go scuba diving at this chill local spot. Entry fees are $8-15 a person, $10 for camping and $15 for boat launching.

Happy camping, happy campers! 

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