Camping in North Texas

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Re: Camping in North Texas

Post by NYIrish83 » Sun Aug 10, 2014 11:09 pm

I'm glad I stumbled upon this thread, I'm thinking of checking out the area around mineral wells, as far as OK, I'm 20 minutes away from the border (Randlett, OK) and have been told there are some areas you can hike and camp around the red river.

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Re: Camping in North Texas

Post by real_steel » Mon Aug 11, 2014 1:24 am

NYIrish83 wrote:I'm glad I stumbled upon this thread, I'm thinking of checking out the area around mineral wells, as far as OK, I'm 20 minutes away from the border (Randlett, OK) and have been told there are some areas you can hike and camp around the red river.
Mineral Wells State Park is beautiful but they don't have any primitive camping areas. You have to pay for H2O and electricity if you want to park your your car there at night. It can be really hard to get reservations at certain times of the year. I found a lot of really cool fishing coves that only a canoe could get to.

Your not very far from Cross Timbers Trail at Texoma.

http://www.forum.txbushcraft.com/viewto ... f=41&t=191
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Re: Camping in North Texas

Post by NYIrish83 » Wed Aug 13, 2014 5:42 pm

I will give that a go, I looked Mineral Wells, is cross timbers by vernon?

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Re: Camping in North Texas

Post by Pointman » Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:32 am

Totally forgot about Cross Timbers but here's a map if it helps. It's the last left turn before you cross Lake Texhoma heading North on 377.
Cross Timbers Driving Map.jpg
Park at the trailhead and prepare for some rough terrain.
Cross_Timbers_Hiking_trail_parking.JPG
Here's a map showing the trail and a topo is available on their website.
Cross Timbers Hiking Trail.jpg
Just click on the pics to enlarge or visit the website. Fantastic place to hike and well worth the trip IMO!
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Re: Camping in North Texas

Post by real_steel » Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:11 pm

NYIrish83 wrote:I will give that a go, I looked Mineral Wells, is cross timbers by vernon?
It is right on Lake Texoma. It is near Gordonville, TX.
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Re: Camping in North Texas

Post by NYIrish83 » Sun Aug 17, 2014 12:14 am

I got to check out mineral wells today, it's alright, but the fire restriction kind of kills some of the fun (especially when you don't have a rocket stove)

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Re: Camping in North Texas

Post by Backwoodsnomad » Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:53 pm

Pyriel wrote:
Fri May 31, 2013 9:01 pm
The cross timbers trail on lake Texoma is an ok place. It is right before the bridge on 377. Just a little further into oklahoma is the wichata mountains national wildlife refuge whicj is awesome. It is just north of lawton.
Grapevine Lake is the closest to that area. I was just there today, very cramped. but I did get to set up the tarp.

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