Disconnect from the bustle of city at these parks, nature centers, and campgrounds.
Myers Park and Event Center
Myers Park, with acres of preserved nature and award-winning gardens, is a popular wedding venue and on summer days, its 158 acres offer camping in Myers Woods, along backwoods trails and rustic footbridges.
7117 Co Rd. 166, McKinney
Cedar Hill State Park
Cedar Hill is perfect for a weekend away from the city. Relax by the lake, tour an old Texas farm, or explore their rugged limestone hills and rare prairie pockets. Though they’re just a short drive from the DFW Metroplex, it feels like you’re a world away from the city.
570 FM1382, Cedar Hill
Ray Roberts Lake State Park
One of North Texas’ most popular camping sites, the Ray Roberts Lake State park has an incredible landscape with a clear lake, fishing piers and equestrian trails suitable for humans and horses alike.
100 P W 4137, Pilot Point
Traders Village RV Park
You can bring the whole family and the dog to Traders Village RV Park. Apart from RV parking grounds, Traders Village also boasts a dog park. Plus, if you come on a weekend, you can purchase some treats and crafts at the Traders Village weekend Flea Market.
2602 Mayfield Rd., Grand Prairie
Lake Mineral Wells State Park
Across 3010 vast and beautiful acres, Lake Mineral Wells State Park boasts a wide multitude of activities available to campers, including fishing, hiking and rock climbing. The unique, stunning rock cliffs are a key feature to this Texas state park.
100 Park Rd. 71, Mineral Wells
Sandy Lake RV Resort
Sandy Lake is one of those places so close to the city, that just about everyone has been out there before. Located not too far outside of Collin County, Sandy Lake offers a quiet, relaxed atmosphere, for adults, children and dogs.
1915 Sandy Lake Rd., Carrollton
Bonham State Park
If you’re looking for a quick, quiet getaway with the entire family, Bonham State Park is the place to go. With only 12 RV docks, Bonham State Park is hardly ever crowded, allowing for peace and tranquility. Plus, families can enjoy mountain biking, paddle boating and a small beach.
1363 State Park 24, Bonham
While you won’t be completely unplugged at Meadowmere, the park does both just enough amenities to keep you and the kids pleased. There are bathhouses with showers on-site, as well as a beach, picnic tables, and barbecue grills, perfect for families with young children.
3000 Meadowmere Ln., Grapevine
For those who really want to unplug, Murrell Park offers a grand amount of space for tents and ground campers. There’s room for campers to ditch their worldly possessions and become one with nature. Plus, Murrell Park’s on-site fire pits allow campers to stay warm year round.
880 Simmons Rd., Flower Mound
Dinosaur Valley State Park
If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about the creatures who came before us, you won’t find a better place to do so than Dinosaur Valley State Park. Campers at the Glen Rose park can walk tracks made by dinosaurs, dig and discover fossils and learn about prehistoric earth. Not to mention, electric and water hookups are a huge plus!
1629 Park Rd. 59, Glen Rose
Where to go for the best stargazing
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
2201 N. Field St., Dallas
Rafes Urban Astronomy Center
2350 Tom Cole Rd., Ponder
Frisco Commons State Park
8000 McKinney Rd., Frisco
Harry Moss Park
7601 Greenville Ave., Dallas
University of Texas at Arlington Planetarium
700 Planetarium Pl., Arlington
Cooper State Park
1690 FM 3505, Sulphur Springs
Cedar Hills State Park
570 FM1382, Cedar Hill
Purtis Creek State Park
14225 FM316, Eustace