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Camping across Texas
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Ian, if you head north into Oklahoma from where you are now, you'll not be far from Hugo, Oklahoma.  There is a Roadside America attraction there that IMHO is worth seeing.  It's Mount Olivet Cemetery.  There are sections set aside for professional bull riders and circus people.  Lane Frost, who the move 8 Seconds is about, is buried there.  Check out the web for info to see if it interests you.  I think it's great for the love and devotion reflected in the headstones. 

There's camping just east of Hugo on Hugo Lake.  Don't use the state park.  Use one of the Corp of Engineer Campgrounds.

x2 on what Dennis said about Talimena Scenic Drive.  There are three campgrounds along the drive.  The one closest to Talihina is an Oklahoma state park.  I do not understand why state parks are so pricey, especially that one.  The middle campground is a forest service campground, primitive, cheap, pretty. Then there's Queen Wilhelmina State Park on the Arkansas side. However about ten miles north on Oklahoma highway 59/270 is the turnoff to Cedar Lake.  There is primitive camping there for $5 ($2.50 with a geezer card) and warm showers.  It's remote, quiet, beautiful, and did I mention warm showers. 

Beaver's Bend State Park north of Broken Bow is worth a drive through. There are several lakes in that area. It's pretty country, but could be my partiality is showing.  If you cross the Red River, I hope you enjoy your visit.
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Beaver's Bend State Park north of Broken Bow is worth a drive through. There are several lakes in that area. It's pretty country, but could be my partiality is showing.  If you cross the Red River, I hope you enjoy your visit.
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Thanks, I just might do a bit of Oklahoma since I've never been there
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(02-26-2017, 10:48 AM)BobBski Wrote: Freecampsites.net is a great refererence.  I just finished a 2 month stay in Texas, had a great time.  EnjoySmile

I am at that website now.  Does anyone know what "Research" means?  I am looking for free camping.
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(05-04-2017, 12:03 PM)XFILE36 Wrote: I am at that website now.  Does anyone know what "Research" means?  I am looking for free camping.

Are you looking for "camping" or just a free place to spend the night?

Allstays.com  will list Walmarts, Truck Stops, Cracker Barrels, etc. as well as private and state and federal campgrounds.

They have a pro version that would let you filter by price, not too expensive, I believe . . .
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(05-04-2017, 01:55 PM)Optimistic Paranoid Wrote: Are you looking for "camping" or just a free place to spend the night?

Allstays.com  will list Walmarts, Truck Stops, Cracker Barrels, etc. as well as private and state and federal campgrounds.

They have a pro version that would let you filter by price, not too expensive, I believe . . .
Just free and not able to get in trouble.  Thanks for the website
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Hi Lisa... I am bring this tread back up as it still seems relevant. If you are doing the Ren Fest in Mount Pleasant in September .... You might want to check out Canton First Monday before the festival.... The dates for that month will be Aug 31- Sept 4. There is camping available in Canton. It is a City wide event.

Lake Bob Sandlin State park is 20 miles from the festival ...camping with electricity and water is 22.00 per night (that is including the entry fee)
Never been to this park so I cant give you any info on it.

Daingerfield State Park is 31 miles away..... camping with water only is 14.00 per night (entry fee included)
with water electric and sewer is 24.00 a night (EFI)
This is a nice clean little park......I've have showered in this park many times and have never found either of the two bathrooms dirty.. Each one has two nice shower stalls.... almost as nice as the Love's TS in Leary just a lot cheaper.

Me ..... I am 36 miles away...so if I knew more what you needed I am sure I could scout you out something.
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(06-19-2017, 07:55 PM)ice_maiden Wrote: Hi Lisa... I am bring this tread back up as it still seems relevant.  If you are doing the Ren Fest in Mount Pleasant in September .... You might want to check out Canton First Monday before the festival.... The dates for that month will be Aug 31- Sept 4.  There is camping available in Canton. It is a City wide event.

Lake Bob Sandlin State park is 20 miles from the festival ...camping with electricity and water is 22.00 per night (that is including the entry fee)
Never been to this park so I cant give you any info on it.

Daingerfield State Park is 31 miles away..... camping with water only is 14.00 per night (entry fee included)
with water electric and sewer is 24.00 a night (EFI)
This is a nice clean little park......I've have showered in this park many times and have never found either of the two bathrooms dirty.. Each one has two nice shower stalls.... almost as nice as the Love's TS in Leary just a lot cheaper.

Me ..... I am 36 miles away...so if I knew more what you needed I am sure I could scout you out something.

That Canton first Monday sounds interesting. Haven't heard of Daingerfield SP but I will check it out. Have you been to Canton since the tornado? I'm planning on doing a lot of watercolor painting on the road and I'm looking for scenic areas to camp and paint.
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Funny you ask..... I was there DURING the tornadoes.... 7 of them.... Have a friend that is a vendor there in the Civic Center.... I go when the weather is cool enough for car camping.... Actually watched a tornado skip over the park...and another travel down I-20.... Most of us around holed up in the cement bathroom building....It has been there a lot of years, so we figured that was the safest place.... She was in the shower stall praying and I was peeking out the door to see if anything was going to get us. Most of the major damage was on the eastern side of the city... trades days park is on the western side.

Actually....there is one more state park in the area... it's at Atlanta TX which is not too far away... don't know much about it at all... This one is at Wright Patman Lake.

From this area though you are not far away from a lot of painting opportunities ....I am 13 miles from the Arkansas boarder...and I think about 30 from the Oklahoma border, both are beautiful...I tend to be partial to AR ....You can be in the Ouachita Mountains in a couple of hours from here ...So under 3 from Mount Pleasant.... lots of places to camp up there too. If you are that close, I wouldn't miss Hot Springs either.. lots of touristy things to do there.... but the scenery is stunning. It is actually not that far into Louisiana either... But if scenery is what you want to paint ...I'd pick Arkansas
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