March 16, 2017 Southern Region News

Tips For Camping in Texas That'll Make You Say Yee-Haw!

Camping in Texas is 1st Rate!

Camping vacations are a great way to spend time with the people you love. In fact, around 12% of adult participants went camping for the first time with their immediate families. No matter where you decide to go on your family camping trips, get ready to enjoy a great time and build connections that can last a lifetime. If you’re planning on a Texas camping trip this season, then plan on staying at one of the best campgrounds TX has to offer; our family of Texas Jellystone campgrounds!

There’s nothing quite like going camping in Texas, but it’s even better when you come here for summer camping trips. When you come to the finest campgrounds TX has to provide, you get the best of both worlds: you’ll be surrounded by nature, but you won’t have to completely rough it. There’s plenty to see and to do, and your experience can be as authentic or as cushy as you want it to be. But before you head to the Lone Star State, here are a few tips that might come in handy:

    • Don’t assume the weather’s going to be hot
      While our summers do get heated, the evenings can still be cool and crisp. That can be ideal for sitting around a campfire. But don’t forget to pack extra layers and to check the forecast before you set out. You don’t want to be stuck shivering on a chilly night. Whether you stay in a tent or in the comfort of a cabin, you should definitely bring along sweatshirts, long pants, and even a jacket.
    • Explore the area
      When you come to our campgrounds, you can certainly hike and explore to your heart’s content. But that’s certainly not all there is to do in Texas. You can go swimming and enjoy our awesome waterpark, attend one of our themed weekends, play 18 holes on our miniature golf course, or take in the amazing sights in the surrounding area like the San Jacinto Monument. Whether you come camping as a couple or bring the whole family, there’s no shortage of fun things to do!
    • Know some basic safety rules
      Camping with your family will be even more fun when you know how to stay safe throughout your trip. In the summertime — and especially in a state like Texas — it’s important to hydrate. Make sure you drink a lot of water throughout the day and watch for signs of dehydration. That could put a real damper on your plans! Use the buddy system at all times, especially if you’re exploring the wilderness. And you should also familiarize yourself with the kinds of local wildlife or poisonous plants you might run into in order to avoid them. Even if you don’t plan on roughing it, this information can be extremely helpful in case of emergencies.

If you want to enjoy a great time with your loved ones this summer, Camp Jellystone is home to some of the most highly rated family campgrounds TX has to offer! For more information or to start planning your trip, get in touch with our parks today.