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Camping: Government Canyon SNA

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Spanish Moss at Government Canyon State Natural Area

Spanish Moss at Government Canyon State Natural Area

This is Passport to Texas

For the first time since it opened in 2005, Government Canyon State Natural Area will allow overnight camping in its front country, walk-in tent campground

03—October fifth and sixth will be our first opening weekend for camping.

Chris Holm is site superintendent, and says camping sites have been in the works for years.

12—Actually, before they even opened, it’s been master planned that they site has a basic primitive campground. We’re not talking about ones with the big RVs and the motor homes. We’re talking about a fairly rustic experience – tents only.

The campground will be open Friday and Saturday nights only.

13—And, we’ll have 25 walk-in tent sites. We’ll have water at central locations; we’ll have basic self-composting toilets, no showers. But, it is going to be more of the ‘get back to nature’ kind of campsites. And those are going to be hot ticket items.

Nature enthusiasts, scouting groups and families will be able to enjoy an evening of star-gazing and more.

21—We’ll have interpretive education programs available; coming pretty soon, the next step is to have two camp host sites at our campground. And so, they will be able to be available there to the campers there as well. If there are any kinds of issues, they’ll be able to educate our campers about what to do what not to do. Don’t collect that firewood kind of thing. Especially at a natural area. We’re pretty concerned about our resources disappearing and being picked away.

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For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.