Texas Best – Camping (Texas Country Reporter)

Tour the parks that finished atop our poll for Texas Best Camping. To cast your vote for the Texas Best polls visit http://www.texascountryreporter.com/texasbest.htm

1. Enchanted Rock State Natural Area (Fredericksburg) http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/enchanted-rock
2. Palo Duro Canyon State Park (Canyon) http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/palo-duro-canyon
3. Big Bend State Natural Area (Presidio) http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/big-bend-ranch

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TCR #1329, 02-16-2013


  1. Mariano Mojica on December 8, 2020 at 9:48 pm

    Sooo…. as a homegrown Texan what do I like the most freedom to Bear arm and a good burger check out this Texas Freedom shirt here https://www.bonfire.com/texas-pride-t-shirt/

  2. JJ on December 8, 2020 at 9:50 pm


  3. TYREE JOSEY on December 8, 2020 at 9:52 pm


  4. mukwah1111 on December 8, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    Magnificent countryside & views. It must be cold. I can see your breath. I can’t vote for Texas best camp sites from Canada. I did zip in and out of San Antonio one day a few years back but that was the extent of my Texas experience. Wish I had been able to stay longer & see more. Thanks for another great vid.

  5. Johnny MaC on December 8, 2020 at 9:56 pm

    Davey Crockett national park

  6. monteleone1010 on December 8, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    Went to Texas to spend 3 weeks there a few years back= I LLLLLOVE Texas!!!

  7. azzkicker1337 on December 8, 2020 at 10:01 pm

    I’ve seen Enchanted Rock listed as #1 in a few of these Texas Best episodes and while pretty, I think there are far better places to CAMP. I can’t believe Garner wasn’t on the list.

  8. Joseph DuPont on December 8, 2020 at 10:05 pm

    Just don’t screw around with the Mexican border areas you get yourself killed you should warn people about that this is serious business

  9. The DadVenture Channel on December 8, 2020 at 10:08 pm

    wondering how freaking hot it is right now in big bend? like 120!! so hot

  10. M G on December 8, 2020 at 10:09 pm

    Garner St. Park is badass

  11. Rather B Fishing on December 8, 2020 at 10:11 pm

    I miss the old TV show. Thanks for saving the old shows.

  12. Rather B Fishing on December 8, 2020 at 10:12 pm

    I miss Texas Best!

  13. Charles Steel on December 8, 2020 at 10:15 pm

    @ITGeekMonkeys  as a native of Texas’ piney woods region I was annoyed by how treeless all three sites chosen here were. LOL. Don’t get me wrong, they are gorgeous in their own way. I guess I’m a true East Texan rather than West Texan though because when I think of camping I think of being in the forest. 

  14. Ace on December 8, 2020 at 10:16 pm

    If i cant hunt i aint going

  15. Sunny Burrito on December 8, 2020 at 10:16 pm

    Man I miss Texas…

  16. Max on December 8, 2020 at 10:19 pm

    0:33 state as big as Texas offers a diverse nothing everything is privately owned which I support but don’t lie cause Texas don’t have any besides a total of 12 throughout the entire state which costs hundreds of dollars for travelers and RV’ers. The only benefit to stopping anywhere in Texas is paying out of pocket to enjoy Texas. Claiming they “built” this state, nope. Y’all robbed it from the Indians. Hence why Texas is forever cursed with its heat and millions of back to back problems that go along with it. Oh I’ll just start with heat and drought. Texas can go F itself

  17. Bipolar Spock on December 8, 2020 at 10:20 pm

    Hmmmm i think i would wait till winter time in texas, to go camping.

  18. Jerod D on December 8, 2020 at 10:20 pm

    They just had to throw in the billion years comment didn’t they.. sigh

  19. Kathy Fann on December 8, 2020 at 10:21 pm

    Want to stay warm in winter

  20. K LoLo on December 8, 2020 at 10:23 pm

    I would add dinosaur valley state park.

  21. astranine on December 8, 2020 at 10:25 pm

    I have been to all three and they are all great places to camp.  Big Bend has many nice trails to hike, my personal favorite is "The Window"  Palo Duro is a large hole in the ground and would be hard to find if it weren’t for the signs.  Enchanted Rock is easy to find and has some really cool trails which go down in and between some rather large boulders. I would like to have seen at least one eastern Texas camping spot make the list, though.

  22. Alan Roger Barrett on December 8, 2020 at 10:26 pm

    I’m in Texas right now, and backpacking around the world!
    Can’t wait to see some of these places.

  23. Yvonne Bledsoe on December 8, 2020 at 10:27 pm

    Big Bend is too far from east Texas/ don’t go to Palo Duro in the summer – too hot! fall, winter, spring is best. What about Garner St. Park? Inks Lake St. Park and many more!

  24. Yvonne Aguilar on December 8, 2020 at 10:29 pm

    Didn’t care for any of these places . I live in the desert . Don’t need to see anymore rocks, dirt and tumble weeds . Give places with trees, water and greenery . What horribly ugly places they chose .

  25. DeltaAlphaNovember Lawler on December 8, 2020 at 10:29 pm

    Elizabeth Warren the bit bull? She is the pesky Chihuahua that runs when we stomp our feet to show to him/her they are a little dog. Bye the way I love dogs.

  26. patrick geffon on December 8, 2020 at 10:30 pm

    ah im looking forward to turning the traitorous texas into my lake of fire hot tub hehehe

  27. Glenn Z on December 8, 2020 at 10:30 pm

    I’ve camped at palo Duro several times. Beautiful park, but I’ve never once been there when a campfire was allowed, and the park rangers weren’t the friendliest bunch. Weather conditions can be a crap-shoot, too. I’ve experienced everything from cool and dry, to scorching hot, to armageddon storm — sometimes all in one weekend.

  28. Andrew Garcia on December 8, 2020 at 10:31 pm

    inks lake state park

  29. ITGeekMonkeys on December 8, 2020 at 10:31 pm

    If you want a forested escape, Davey Crockett National Forest is beautiful.

  30. Gisselle Vazquez on December 8, 2020 at 10:35 pm

    Enchanted Rock scared the heck out of me. As we were falling asleep after our campfire we heard a blood curdling scream that could not be explained. I woke up to a pack of coyotes laughing and then later again to the howls of something that sounded bigger. After we recapped the next morning to our park ranger of last night events he confirmed that the parks known for the supernatural. I need to come back and visit before it warms up again lol.

  31. John Wells on December 8, 2020 at 10:35 pm

    Although these parks are beautiful, they’re were so many more than that could have been on this list.

  32. Marcos Paulo on December 8, 2020 at 10:35 pm

    Me levem pro TEXAS 😍😍😍

  33. Fazenda recanto Feliz ! SLS on December 8, 2020 at 10:37 pm

    Muito legal mesmo esse vídeo

  34. D Si on December 8, 2020 at 10:39 pm

    I’m from Texas. They didn’t have any camping in east Texas. TCR has got to mainstream and commercial the show sucks

  35. Kathy Fann on December 8, 2020 at 10:40 pm

    In Brownsville TX

  36. el pinche nariz on December 8, 2020 at 10:42 pm

    Territorio originalmete mexicano

  37. Mr.S Travel Quest on December 8, 2020 at 10:42 pm

    No Garner State Park or Colorado Bend State Park? Great video and would love to see you revisit this 🙂

  38. MR Jack on December 8, 2020 at 10:43 pm

    Lake Brownwood and Colorado Bend SP are also good. Seminole Canyon is also pretty unique. Angelina Forest was also cool, I kinda stumbled on the old lumber mill not knowing it was there. Thought I was in the Blair Witch Project. That would be terrifying to go to at night. Also can’t beat the coast. Stayed at Mustang Island SP once around New Years and I had the whole beach to myself. South Padre Island was too crowded and trashy on the beach the same time of year.

  39. Native Texan Outdoors on December 8, 2020 at 10:46 pm

    Who cooks marshmallows over duraflame log😂

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