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spending the winter in texas...????


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It's a big state, so are you thinking snow bird life in the Rio Grande valley, or Dallas, or San Antonio, also west Texas can be awesome, e.g., Alpine (Lost Alaskan RV park)

More ice and some snow in Dallas area, but it is Texas, so just depends on what the cold fronts do.  Might also start shopping commercial and state campgrounds (2 week limit) to see how availability is.

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As Ralph said, it’s a big state.  In the east you have tall trees and rolling hills, west is desert and mountains, north you have some big cities and more severe weather, south is warmer and access to beaches.  Here in the middle/south generally nice weather and some big hills.  Lot’s of good state parks.  It depends on what you want to do and how long you want to stay at a location.  Let us know what you prefer or are looking for.  Mike

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i need to get my rookie leg under neath me for spring...

will be doing small towns/state parks whatever is available.  dont need to go fast so a few  days here a week there..??

do i need reservations or can i just drive up?  favoring uvalde/del rio/san antoino area for a winter home base...

 

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We've been to 15 Texas state parks so far this year and the majority were booked up at the time of stay. I would definitely recommend reservations. You can book 5 months in advance.

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We will also be going through Texas in late January and part of February.  We will be heading from New Orleans to Austin. Then to Waco, on to Fort Worth, then on toward Carlsbad, NM on our way to Tucson  and up to the Grand Canyon.  After what we saw last winter in the Dallas area we will definitely be keeping our eyes on the weather.  We are open to suggestions on must see areas and great camping options we hope to use COE, state and national parks.  We will also occasionally use some private campgrounds and Harvest Host.  We have not reserved anything in Texas, NM, AZ or Utah yet. We are going to hit many of the National Parks IN UT.  Then to route 66 east.  Thanks 

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i will be full timing in the ollie...gonna try it for 10yrs and see what comes.?

after spending the winter in texas...ill be heading for new mexico and elevation.

alamogordo and carrizozo look good....also alpine az and maybe los alamos

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11 hours ago, Mattnan said:

We will also be going through Texas in late January and part of February.  We will be heading from New Orleans to Austin. Then to Waco, on to Fort Worth, then on toward Carlsbad, NM on our way to Tucson  and up to the Grand Canyon.  After what we saw last winter in the Dallas area we will definitely be keeping our eyes on the weather.  We are open to suggestions on must see areas and great camping options we hope to use COE, state and national parks.  We will also occasionally use some private campgrounds and Harvest Host.  We have not reserved anything in Texas, NM, AZ or Utah yet. We are going to hit many of the National Parks IN UT.  Then to route 66 east.  Thanks 

Last year was a once in a lifetime event for most of Texas. We lived without power and water for 3 days at zero degrees. It rarely gets below freezing in North Central Texas (DFW area) and we might have a day or two with some ice accumulation if everything lines up just right. We camp year round. State parks for the most part are booked for weekends with more availability during the weeks and the colder months. Another option is COE parks and there are a lot of them in TX although some close for the winter months. Most are built around lakes. If you have the America the Beautiful pass camping is 1/2 price for seniors. Also Texas State Parks has an annual pass which gives you 1/2 off your second night's stay and covers your per person entry fee. Almost all of the parks have hiking and or biking trails. And there are many "resort" type campgrounds if you need all the amenities and don't mind paying for them.

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