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Camping at Stephen F. Austin State Park

Camping at Stephen F. Austin State Park

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Camping at Stephen F. Austin State Park
Camping at Stephen F. Austin State Park

Time & Location

Oct 13, 2022, 2:00 PM CDT – Oct 15, 2022, 12:00 PM CDT

Camping at Stephen F. Austin State Park, Park Rd 38, San Felipe, TX 77473, USA


About the Event

Coordinator: Sandy Beatty and Ashley Bryan

Ages: All ages

For questions and comments, please use this forum:

Please join us for a CHC camping trip to Stephen F. Austin State Park. This park is a 45-50 minute drive from Houston.

General details regarding our visit:

- San Felipe De Austin State Historic Site is a short drive across the street from the state park. We have a visit planned for Friday, Oct. 14. (There will be a separate post for this field trip.)

- The park is set on the Brazos River. This will be a fun place for the kids to check out.

- Sandy is working with the park to set up a guided hike. They are short staffed at the moment but assured  that they are looking to hire a ranger that can fill that role. If not, Ashley and Sandy are happy to lead a hike. All hikes are ranked as 'Easy'.

Campsite/Screened Shelter Information:

- Phone number: 979-885-3613

- Fees are $5 daily for ages 13 and up. 12 and under are free. These fees will be paid to the park upon entry by each family, not through CHC.

- Campsites with water, no electric, are $18 per night. 2 cars max, 8 people max.

- Screen shelters with water and electric are $35 per night, 2 tents max, 8 people max, 2 cars max. Sandy and Ashley  have reserved screened shelters 001 and 003. You are encouraged to reserve soon as sites will book more quickly as we approach the date, especially ones that are nearby the sites we've reserved. Visit the Texas State Parks website to make your reservations. Reserve your campsite here

- There are clean restrooms and showers near the sites.

What to bring:

- Typical camping equipment: tent, air mattress or cots, cooking utensils, etc.

- We will monitor the burn ban and post an update closer to our date, but as of currently no fires are allowed at the park. Please bring a camping stove to prepare your meals or meals that do not need to be heated.

Below are some of the activites we are planning:


- Check in time for the campsite is 2:00pm.

- When you arrive you can make your way to your site to set up camp.

- Still planning the activities for Thursday aevening, but be prepared for any or all pof the following: hike, games, treasure hunt, and storitme around the campfire. (If there is no burn ban!)  There is also a playground near the screened shelters.


- We will visit the Stephen F. Austin historical site which will take roughly 90 minutes to tour and do activities. There is a separate post for this field trip, please RSVP here:

- Tentatively, we will go on a guided hike with a ranger. We are working currently with the park on that and will have more information as we get closer to the date.

- There are plenty of other activities and games we have planned. We will post a more complete itinerary soon.

- Friday night the park will host a spooky stories night by the campfire. You are encouraged to bring your own smores ingredients.


- Check out is 12:00 pm on Saturday.

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