|From the High Plains of the Panhandle to the tropics of the south, Texas is great for car camping weekends.
In a modern world often dominated by big cities, big concrete, and little computer screens, Best Tent Camping: Texas by Wendel Withrow is not only a guidebook, but it's also an escape manual for all nature lovers who dare to dream of a different existence. This book will help the reader navigate the back roads of Texas to find those special locales that will give the overworked, overstressed city dweller 50 special places to recharge his or her head, heart, and soul.
This fully updated and now full color guidebook provides detailed campground maps, key information (such as facility details, fees, restrictions), driving directions, a rating system (subjective, of course), and, most importantly, firsthand information about which sites provide the best tent camping experience to avoid the R.V. scene as much as possible. To help make the perfect campground easy to find, the guide is divided into the major geographical areas of Texas and provides cross-referencing for parks that emphasize certain activities.
Traveling thousands of miles across the huge expanse of Texas, Wendel visited each campground to report up-to-date and accurate information for the next tent camper who is looking for that special place of solitude and comfort. Based on more than 30 years of following the little-known back roads of Texas, the individual park and site descriptions will give you a head start on where to put down those tent stakes for a night or a week (if you are lucky enough to really slow down the hectic pace that most of us seem forced to keep). The book also contains local history, local attractions, camping tips, and recommended reading material to enhance your knowledge of the area or expand your understanding of Texas's natural features.
About Wendel Withrow
With more than 30 years of wandering the back roads and back woods of Texas under his belt, Wendel Withrow has compiled a detailed guidebook for all levels of tent campers and outdoor enthusiasts. Wendel is a native Texan and began treks into the woods at a young age.
During his years at the University of Texas at Austin, where he received his B.A. (History) with High Honors in 1976, Wendel began his camping career and a wanderlust that has taken him to the most beautiful parts of Texas. After receiving his law degree from Texas Tech School of Law in 1979, he continued to search out the lesser-known natural wonders throughout Texas and the United States. In 1989, he stumbled on Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey and Wendel’s love for the outdoors was transformed into a crusade to try and save all things wild while any remained to be saved.
Joining The Sierra Club, Wendel used his passion for photography and inspiration from Abbey to rise to the Chair of the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club and is currently the Chair of the Dallas Group of The Sierra Club.
The author continues to seek out lesser-known adventures and is currently researching the Native American tribes of the desert Southwest and the natural wonders located in the sovereign nations of North America’s first citizens.