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  • Ny700

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    Hey everyone so I am new to Texas been down here about of month relocated from Michigan. Won't lie already missing the cold mostly because I love cd weather camping. So I'm looking for info on good hiking trails and places to camp within maybe 2 hours of the Plano area. Usually I'm limited to just weekend getaways and hate burning an entire day just in travel. Now I'm used to the large mature trees of the national forests in northern michigan so I know this will be a change but hoping for enough standing timber to put up my hammock and spend a weekend relaxing. An area that can be hunted or fishes is a plus but just a pieceful ace to get away is the goal. All help welcomed, but please no commercial campsites that are more like parking lots than wderness thanks.


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    mantawolf

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    Lowry Crossing
    I like Caddo grasslands, they have 2 decent lakes up there and lots of trails. I would avoid during hunting season. Same with LBJ grasslands.
     

    TXARGUY

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    Eisenhower state park on Lake Texoma has great camp sites and miles of trails. Lake Fannin (North of Bonham) is my absolute favorite spot to camp and hike because it is usually completely abandoned but it's closed right now because the Federal government cannot help but try to seize every inch they can. Lots of good camping along the Blue River in Oklahoma. Bonham state park is good because it is rarely crowded and has some neat trails. The grasslands as mentioned above are great. Coffeemill lake in northern Fannin County is a great spot as well.

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    tango5seven

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    Ray roberts state park north of Denton is my go to camping.

    Our motorcycle group has a bunch of tree hangers an they have plenty of trees to put up their hammocks

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    jtyler

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    May be a little more than two hours but if you check out davy crockett national forest its wotth the drive. One of my favorite getaways. The recreation area is shut down due to a tornado but they have a twenty mile trail and its very peaceful

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    Ny700

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    Just wondering are most of these places restrictive regarding campsites, as in specific spots between the markers only using provided fire pits and so on. Or are you free to hike in get lost of the trail and set up camp


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    jtyler

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    Davy crockett is wonder in ans get lost outsife the rec area. State parks are very restrictive. They have twnt pads and fire pits and the ones ive been to dont allow you to gather firewood.

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