Best Camping in Austin

Looking for the best camping in Austin? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Austin. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the incredible Outbound community.

  • Camp at Pace Bend Park

    Pace Bend is a favorite camping and day use destination near Austin, Texas. The park is approximately 45 minutes West of Austin located off of Hwy 71 and offers visitors a wide range of recreational activities. There is an entrance fee of $10 per ...

  • Climb at Pace Bend Park

    The "must have" campsite is along Marshall Cove in Pace Bend Park. From the park's entrance head straight along the road and take the 3rd left onto the Marshall Cove turnout. The sites are not numbered, but locating the site is pretty easy--it's o...

  • Hike through Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area

    Spend all day wandering the endless fields of bluebonnets above the banks of the Colorado River in this hill country oasis. MuleshoeBend Recreation Area is just 50 minutes outside of Austin in Spicewood, TX. It has 540 acres of trails, camping, an...

    5.4 miles 365 ft gain

  • Hike the Good Water Loop

    The Good Water Loop is a 26.9 mile loop trail around the San Gabriel River through Russel Park and Sawyer Park. Just outside of Georgetown, Texas, this trail is perfect for a lengthy trail run or for an overnight backpacking trip. This trail is op...

    26.91 miles 1519 ft gain

  • Hike Good Water Trail Loop From Cedar Breaks

    Good Water Trail Loop from Cedar Breaks is a 10.1 mile loop hike that takes you by a lake located near Georgetown, TX.

    10.1 miles 688 ft gain

  • Hike Madrone Trail To Juniper Ridge Trail Loop

    Madrone Trail to Juniper Ridge Trail Loop is a 7.9 mile loop hike where you may see local wildlife located near Johnson City, TX.

    7.9 miles 275 ft gain

  • Hike Wolf Mountain From Equestrian Group Camp

    Wolf Mountain from Equestrian Group Camp is a 2.9 mile loop hike that takes you past great forest setting located near Johnson City, TX.

    2.9 miles 164 ft gain

  • Hike the Tejas Trail

    The Tejas Trail is shared by trail runners, hikers, mountain bikers, and dog walkers. Tejas Park is a great location for birding, camping, cave exploration, and wild flower viewing. Parts of the trail are shaded, but it can get very hot in the sum...

    14.35 miles 1624 ft gain

  • Hike Juniper Spring Via Wolf Mountain And Juniper Ridge

    Juniper Spring via Wolf Mountain and Juniper Ridge is a 8.4 mile loop hike that takes you past great forest setting located near Johnson City, TX.

    8.4 miles 462 ft gain

  • Hike the Wolf Mountain Trail

    This hike is shared by hikers, mountain bikers, and trail runners. The park also allows camping and fishing. Dogs are allowed in Pedernales Falls State Park but must be kept on leash. Watch for wildlife and unique birds!  If you want to see water ...

    7.4 miles 416 ft gain

  • Camp at Shaffer Bend Recreation Area

    After turning off Highway 1431 you'll drive through a little quiet and narrow one road neighborhood to arrive at the entrance to Shaffer Bend Recreation Area. From there you will drive down a dirt road which will take you almost all the way throug...

    6 miles 80 ft gain

  • Hike San Marcos River, Mesquite Flats And Ottline Swamp Loop

    San Marcos River, Mesquite Flats, and Ottine Swamp Trails is a 3 mile loop hike that takes you by a lake located near Gonzales, TX.

    3.1 miles 55 ft gain