North Texas is a fantastic place for camping, and around the McKinney area, you’ll find multiple campgrounds and RV parks that are perfect for your next family camping trip. You can book RV and camper sites, tent spaces, and everything in between to have the rugged or comfortable camping adventure your family loves. Plus, these parks have a variety of amenities, including recreational activities, utility hookup options, and proximity to some of the area’s best family-friendly fun. Here are six of the best camping spots near McKinney, Texas.
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Erwin Park is located right here in McKinney, so it’s a great spot for a quick camping trip that’s super close to home, just in case you forget anything. The park features 10 campsites for tents and campers, and it only costs $12.50 per night for McKinney residents. Each site comes with a fire ring, picnic table, and electrical hookups. What’s more, you can also rent a campsite near one of the pavilions for $42.50, which might be a good option for having covered eating areas or hosting a big family picnic and camping night.
You’ll have plenty of fun activities to keep you occupied on your camping trip. That’s because Erwin Park is home to more than 10 miles of mountain biking trails, acres and acres of natural wooded areas for exploring, open space for playing pickup games, and a couple of playgrounds for the kiddos. You can also bring your dogs on your camping trip as long as you keep them on a leash.
Destiny Dallas RV Resort
Destiny Dallas RV Resort is about 35 miles west of McKinney in nearby Denton, Texas. The campground features more than 160 RV/camper sites with full electric and water hookups, and while it’s a monthly rental campground, they do have daily, weekly, and weekend rates for shorter stays. But you may find you don’t want to leave this campground once you experience its resort-worthy amenities, including a car wash, free Wi-Fi, a heated pool, two laundry facilities, a rec center, a fitness center, and some beautiful naturally wooded scenery.
This resort offers plenty of fun, too, with a playground and a 6-acre sports field. It’s also just blocks from Lewisville Lake, which is a local hub for all kinds of water fun and beach bum activities.
Hickory Creek Park Campground
Located right along Lewisville Lake is Hickory Creek Park Campground. This campground features more than 100 sites, including RV/camper sites, tent sites, and primitive camping sites that are right along the water. The RV and tent sites have 30 or 50 amp hookups, water hookups, picnic tables, and a fire ring. Clusters of campsites have their own restrooms with showers. However, the primitive camping sites have water hookups and are within walking distance of a pit toilet, which provides a truly rugged camping experience.
Pitching a tent or parking your camper at Hickory Creek Park Campground puts you even closer to the super fun activities on the lake. As a camper, you get to use the campgrounds boat ramps to take your watercraft onto the lake. You can also go swimming at one of the designated swimming beaches, go water skiing or tubing, relax on the beach, cast your fishing line, or enjoy Party Cove.
Eisenhower State Park
Eisenhower State Park is about 45 miles north of McKinney, and it has more than 150 campsites featuring a variety of camping options, from pull-through RV sites to tent sites to cabins. Full hookup sites feature electric, water, and sewer hookups, a picnic table, a fire ring, and a shared restroom facility within walking distance. There are also campsites with just electricity and water, campsites with a shared water spigot, and basic campsite with no special amenities for overflow campers.
Other camping options include screened shelters, which are small, screened-in cabins with an indoor overhead light, picnic table, fire ring, and space to set up sleeping bags inside or a tent outside. If you want more coverage from the elements, rent one of “Ike’s Cabins.” These facilities feature bunk beds with both twin- and full-sized mattresses, electricity, a screened-in porch, a 20-amp electric hookup, a picnic table, a fire ring, and window unit air and heater.
This park offers multiple outdoor recreation options for your adventurous family, including 4 miles of walking trails, geocaching, shoreline picnicking, playgrounds, horseshoe courts, fishing spots, and swimming holes.
Head about 42 miles southwest of McKinney to Grapevine Lake, and you’ll find Meadowmere Park. This park is right on the southern shores of the lake, and it has some fantastic camping at Meadowmere Park Campground. There are no electric or water hookups, so you’ll have a primitive camping experience that helps you and your family disconnect from the world and reconnect with each other and nature. At your campsite, you’ll find a fire ring, restrooms within walking distance, space for two tents, and picnic tables nearby.
Though you won’t have top-notch amenities at your campsite, you’ll have access to amazing recreation. This park has the state’s largest floating water obstacle course called the WhoaZone, some amazing lakeside beaches, designated swimming areas, fishing holes, and open water for kayaking and standup paddleboarding.
Brushy Creek Resort
Brushy Creek Resort in Royce City is an up-and-coming camping spot in Northeast Texas. They accommodate tents, RV campers, and cabin dwellers alike. Campsites feature either 30- or 50-amp electrical hookups, water and sewer hookups, and Wi-Fi and cable, as well as tiny home-style park model trailers you can stay in. The resort is also upgrading to have restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities soon. On-site, there’s a catch-and-release fishing pond and plenty of open space around the campsite for free play.
Ray Roberts Lake State Park
About 35 miles northwest of McKinney is Ray Roberts Lake State Park, which has nearly 200 different campsites with a variety of camping options. Bring your RV trailer and get 50-, 30-, or 20-amp electrical hookups, some of which have water hookups, too. Tent campers can take advantage of electrical and water hookup sites or head over to one of the many different primitive campsites around the park. Many sites come with a fire ring, picnic table, and a tent pad or hitching post.
So there you have it, seven of the best places to go camping in and around McKinney, Texas. Did we miss your family’s favorite campground, RV park, or wilderness camping site? If so, contact Crème de la Crème of McKinney, and we’ll be sure to add it to our growing list!