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SP Getaway–Primitive Camping in State Parks

Monday, June 21st, 2010

This is a Passport to Texas State Park Getaway

Maybe one day you’ll own an RV with all its creature comforts and use it for overnight outings at state parks. Until then, Bryan Frazier says primitive tent camping remains a simple, yet enormously satisfying alternative.

For most people who are beginners, that’s the way they’re going to go.

And so we have lots of tent camping available, but we have variations in our primitive tent camping as well. We have tent camping that has water outlets there in the tent camp site, with fire ring and picnic table and a lantern pole, which a lot of people appreciate. But we also have hike in sites, where you have a little bit of a hike to your tent camp site, and maybe it’s a little less developed.

And then we have true back country campsites in some of our parks. And that can be really whatever the person’s comfortable with. Some people really want to get away and have a solitude and a peace, and really like nothing else like a tent camping experience in our back country can provide. And we have some parks, particularly out in far west Texas that you can do that—and you may never see another person.

We always encourage people to be safe in all of our campsites, but we want to say, too, in addition to what we have in developed campsites, we do have primitive tent camping that cane be as comfortable and convenient near a parking lot, or as remote, really, as someone is looking for.

Thanks Bryan.

Find more state park information on the Texas Parks and Wildlife website.

That’s our show … For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.