We live in East Tx. so for us it was about a 5 hour drive but we went for several days so it was worth it. More in your neck of the woods, I would highly recommend Ft. Richardson State Park in Jacksboro, tx. Very nice park. We like to go to the end of the cul-de-sac. Shaded and quiet. Also, Mineral Wells SP is very nice and not crowded. Our daughter and son-in-law also like Palo Duro SP. If you can see where this is going..... we mostly do the Tx State Parks. Open spaces, very reasonable rates, and nice camp grounds that allows campfires most of the time. And if you haven't already purchased an annual pass you should do that as well. Worth the $80 fee plus you get free entrance and 4, 1/2 price nights.
Enjoy your camping.
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