Dear fellow glamper,
I must admit to you I was a bit hesitant about Texas when we first moved here. As a “northerner” I had a set of ideas about what Texas is all about: oil rigs, ranches with a thousand head of cattle, and short grass prairies stretching on and on just forever. Now, like pretty much everything I thought of as an absolute in my 20s, all those preconceptions have been tossed aside, and I admit I was totally way off. Texas is pretty awesome. Like, really. In particular, I have a crazy mad passion for the Texas State Park system. I love the variety, the natural beauty, the campsites, just everything. We bought an annual pass last year and have used it so much I am afraid each time I show it to a ranger that they will say, “now, ma’m, this pass is plum used up.” The pass covers daily entrance fees, has a bunch of coupons for discounts on camp sites, and means you can fish in the parks for free. Love it. Oh, and did I mention you can make your camping reservations on line?! You can see site availability, and make sure you will have a parking pad large enough, or small enough, for your rig. So darn easy!
Caprock Canyon is one of the parks closest to us. Driving through the flat panhandle and coming across this canyon system feels like tumbling into a different world.