A Guide to Local Fall Campsites | Parmer Ranch | Georgetown Texas

A Guide to Local Fall Campsites

A cozy campfire on a chilly night is an unforgettable time—watching the flames dance, feeling the warmth on your face, and breathing in the scent of smoky wood. After a brutal summer like ours, camping outdoors sounds like the perfect way to reconnect with nature — and that’s easy to do in the beautiful Hill Country around Georgetown. You have countless places to set up camp, so we narrowed them down to a lake, waterfall, state park, and quarry. Why not try them all?


Lake Georgetown

Gorgeous Lake Georgetown has four parks where you can pitch a tent or park your RV. There are more than 200 sites, all with family atmospheres and lots of wildlife. While you’re there, you can hike and bike the beautiful trails, and fish and swim in the lake. The San Gabriel River Trail has 26 miles of rugged terrain to hike or mountain bike. You’ll love the scenic views in the dense juniper forest, hardwood bottomlands, and prairie grasslands.


McKinney Falls State Park

You can literally touch history at McKinney Falls State Park! Stay at one of the 81 campsites or rent a cabin to enjoy all the beauty of the two creeks that flow through the woods and over limestone ledges. Then, hike the nine miles of trails to experience all the wonders, like the remains of an early Texas homestead and a really old rock shelter used by campers long ago. You can also mountain or road bike and go bouldering, geocaching, or picnicking. You can even golf on the 9-hole course that’s more than 80 years old. Get your kids out and about with the Junior Rangers. They’ll complete tasks in the park to earn badges and can learn how to backpack using a borrowed Junior Ranger Explorer Pack.


Lockhart State Park

You can also enjoy camping and exploring the trails at the nearby Lockhart State Park. Or relax in the quiet calm of the woods. This park has a rich history and was home to Native Americans before it became a recreation area. There are 20 campsites and lots of things to do. A variety of different birds and many types of wildlife call the park home. You may see a fox, a deer, a beaver, or even a turkey. And the fish are abundant. Don’t have any gear? You can borrow it from the park to catch bass, catfish, and sunfish! Like McKinney Falls, this park has a historic golf course, waterfalls, and creeks.


Mystic Quarry

If you really want to relax, Mystic Quarry has you covered. It’s a modern RV resort by the Guadalupe River and Canyon Lake. You can stay in a tiny house, a teepee, a glamping tent, or a cabin. Or bring your own tent or RV! Then you can chill by the pool, lazily tube the river, and explore the lake. Try relaxing in a hot tub, playing lawn games, or lounging in a hammock. They also have music under the stars, shows in the amphitheater, and special performances at Gruene Music Hall.

When you live at Parmer Ranch, you’re not too far from the things you love to do, whether in the big city or the great outdoors. Contact us today to find your dream home here and start living your best life!