I have been traveling in the Texas Hill Country for the last seven days. From Abilene SP I drove southeast to South Llano SP where I stayed two nights. I really enjoy the Texas State Parks because they have so much to offer. Before deciding where to camp I use RV Park Reviews.com . I also got a map of all the Texas State Parks. At this point I decided I was going to stay in enough Texas state parks to make it worth my while to spend the $60 for the Texas State Parks Annual Pass. The pass eliminates the daily entrance fee(anywhere from $3 to $6 per day), but what they don’t tell you is that you also are entitled to 4 passes for 1/2 off camping fee if you are staying for 2 nights at a campground.
At South Llano SP this is near the entrance to their Fawn Trail, which is about a 7 mile loop from the camping are.
Throughout the trail they have set up many bird blinds. I took this pic of a Cardinal from one of the blinds.
The Fawn trail takes you high up above the trees to view a large canyon.
A pic of the trail heading down toward the campgrounds.
Here is a pic of my campsite. All the campsites provide plenty of room with shrubbery on either side for privacy. The only problem was that I had no Internet or cell phone service. I even hooked up my Wilson amplifier with no luck.
Another view of my site.
Two days later I drove further southeast to the Garner SP. This park was very open and had a lot of area for day use. I was here on Thursday and Friday and I think I left just in time as the noisy weekenders were coming in for a couple days of rafting on the river. This is a pic of some of the campgrounds backed up against the hills.
Another view of the hills.
My campsite is located in one of the many campground areas within the park.
I really love the Hill Country. I purposely stuck to the two lane highways and the scenery was beautiful. There are many ranches and farms all through this area.