November and December are such great months to camp in Texas. The weather is cool enough to camp under the stars and enjoy a campfire. Most families think they have to take a long road trip to find a great place to camp, but in reality there are many wonderful parks that allow camping that are close to most metropolitan areas. State Parks are a good place to start looking, but you might also consider- Army Corp of Engineer Parks, National Parks and Recreation areas, County Parks, River Authorities, National Forest, and private campgrounds.
First time camping can be intimidating. Texas State Parks offers the Texas Outdoor Family program that teach families everything they need to know about camping and empower them with outdoor skills that will last a lifetime. Other organizations such as Camp Fire, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and even some YMCA's offer youth and family camping programs for first time or even repeat campers. REI rents out equipment for a reasonable rate so families can afford to go camping with quality gear.
Here are some tips on: Camping Safety and Etiquette
Camping is a great way to enjoy the outdoors, make sure your trip is safe.
Respectful behavior makes it more fun for everyone.
Find out how to build the perfect campfire in the November issue of Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine.