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Residents camping near Carrington Oaks in Buda, Texas



Lake Somerville State Park


Think of Lake Somerville State Park as your all-access pass to everything you love about camping and the outdoors. Here you have over 11,000 acres of open water to take advantage of. Whether you’re a die-hard fisher, carefree kayaker, or daring wakeboarder, this spot is the place to be. If you need a small break from the water, there is an easy hike nearby at Flag Pond where you can enjoy the scenery and watch the migrating birds.

Hint: Snag a shoreline campsite early so you can easily be the first out on the water each morning!

Pedernales Falls State Park

For a jaw-dropping setting for your camping excursion, you definitely have to check out Pedernales Falls State Park. The main attraction is a massive 50-foot waterfall cascading over thick slabs of limestone rock. Find a campsite next to the river and easily hike to this spot or a number of other waterfalls and swimming holes nearby.

Hint: If you’re feeling extra adventurous, pick a night to stay in one of the primitive hike-in sites at the base of Wolf Mountain and make the canyon-trail summit in the morning. It’s an experience you’ll never forget, trust us.

Ready to go camping? Pack up your tent and sleeping bag and let’s go! Before you leave, be sure to head to the Olympus Carrington Oaks blog for more great local suggestions