Unlike a majority of major metro areas, San Antonio does have several RV parks and campgrounds within the city center. However, the best known campsites in the area tend to be on the periphery of San Antonio, and are usually focused around the Hill Country, either to the west or to north of downtown.
History buffs will not find a better city in Texas to visit. As the original capital city of Texas and home of the Alamo, it’s really no wonder. Check out the Buckhorn Museum, or take in a historical tour of San Antonio’s City center in IMAX! The nearby San Antonio River Walk is also a popular destination for visitors. The River Walk was built in the 1930s and the large trees and its location below street level means it is well shaded and therefore much cooler in the summer.
The Hill Country offers Texas camping at its finest. Most of what the RV parks in San Marcos, New Braunfels, and Canyon Lake have to offer are geared towards floating in one of the Central Texas’ slow drifting rivers. Be advised, while you can rent tubes for yourself, you can also rent a tube for your beer. Some places will even rent a mini-tube with an ice chest tied to it. Ask around, it’s worth it. Floating the river in the hot sun is thirsty work, and it’s important to stay hydrated.
Canyon Lake, which feeds the Guadalupe and Comal Rivers through the city of New Braunfels, is a well known Hill Country destination. Check out the RV parks in San Marcos for well-shaded spots and easy access to Hill Country, San Antonio, and Austin.
To the west of downtown San Antonio, small Hill Country towns like Uvalde, Hondo, Bandera, and Concan surround popular spots like Garner State Park, Lost Maples State Natural Area, and the Hill Country State Natural Area. The waters in these parts are mostly crystal clear, and are ideal for drifting lazily, but the best-known spots for floating are at points north of San Antonio.