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Stephen F. Austin State Park, TX

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Stephen F. Austin State Park is located in San Felipe TX, about 30 miles west of Houston, just a few miles north of I-10.

979-885-3613

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We pulled in on a Thursday of Spring Break week to find the Campground Full sign out. But it never hurts to ask, and sure enough, we were able to get a site through the weekend. We chose #32 of the 4 that were open.

Date of visit: Mar 2007

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All 40 RV sites are pull-throughs with W/E(30A)/S hookups and are all quite level. The empty site is #16.

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The park has a pleasant feel to it, thanks to the combination of grass and trees - it's not a dark CG at all. I did need to get out a longer cable for the satellite dish, so as to reach to a hole through the trees.

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The bathhouse is small but adequate. We have noticed in the Texas parks where we have stayed that privacy in the showers and changing areas is not a high priority. One has to dress and undress in full view of the main bathroom, so you might find a young kid staring at you as you dry off.

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There is a separate loop for tenters, also with 40 sites. These sites have water spigots at each site. There are no raised tent pads, however, so in wet weather you might get a bit soggy.

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A third loop offers 20 enclosed shelters with a picnic table inside. Campers need to provide mattresses or cots.

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For hikers, there are 2-3 miles of hiking trails. It was soggy during our visit, so we did not get to check them out.

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An interesting offering is an Orienteering course - actually two, one for beginners, the other more advanced.

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This is a great spot to camp if you're a golfer. Adjacent to the campground is an 18-hole course.

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I hate to say it, but his shot barely made it off the tee.

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At the entrance to the park one finds some of the ubiquitous Texas blue bonnets.

Amenities

80 sites with W/E/S (30A) - $20.00

Daily Use Fee of $2.00

Showers, dump station

Verizon Wireless National Access Service Available

Coordinates: 29.818926 N, 96.112809 W

Elevation: 131'

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