Make Your Camping Trip a Green Getaway

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Family Camping Trip

Burn Wisely

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Reduce Your Impact

  • Bring a separate bag or receptacle to collect your recyclable items.
  • Pack durable, reusable plates, utensils, and cookware. This will reduce the amount of waste you generate and they can be reused on future camping trips.
  • Reduce waste by bringing reusable water bottles. Take a large container with water to refill your bottles throughout the trip.
  • Follow signs and stay on the trail at all times to avoid damaging native plant life. 

Prevent Pet Pollution

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  • Be sure to check if pets are allowed in your camping area. Most Texas State Parks do allow pets. Even if pets are allowed, never leave them unattended, as they can disturb wildlife and damage plants. Always check leash laws and pet rules in the area. 
  • Take bags with you to collect your pet's waste and dispose of it properly. Never leave pet waste on the ground, as it can be carried into waterways.
  • camping site.jpgCut down on fuel costs and emissions by selecting a campsite nearby. You’ll also reduce travel time, giving you more time to enjoy the great outdoors! Locate a Texas State Park. 
  • When you arrive, set up your campsite in designated areas. If there are no designated areas, choose a durable surface to reduce your impact on the land. 

Leave It Better Than You Found It

  • When you leave your campsite, be sure that you have collected all of your trash and your belongings. Dispose of your waste properly. 
  • If you encounter any litter in the area, do your part by picking it up. 



Download the Texas State Parks Official Guide app before you go! This free mobile guide allows you to search all 95 Texas State Parks by available activities or overnight accommodations. You can also view the parks on a map, making it easy to locate a park nearby. 


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