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Camping at San Augustine Campground

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San Augustine Campground is located within the boundaries of Sam Rayburn Reservoir State Park in East Texas. Sam Rayburn Reservoir is a popular destination for camping, fishing, boating, and other outdoor activities.

Camping Facilities

Campsites: The campground offers a variety of campsites, including ones with full hookups for RVs, as well as primitive sites for tents. Amenities at sites with hookups typically include water, electricity, and sometimes sewer connections.

Sanitation: There are restrooms with showers available for all campers, and most of the camping loops have their own sanitation facilities, including dump stations for RVs.

Accessibility: Some campsites are designed to be accessible for those with disabilities, featuring enhancements like extended picnic tables and paved paths.


Fishing: Sam Rayburn Reservoir is known for excellent fishing opportunities, including largemouth bass, bluegill, and catfish. Anglers should ensure they have a valid Texas fishing license.

Boating: There are boat ramps available for campers to use. The vast lake provides ample space for various water activities.

Swimming: There are designated swimming areas in the park. However, always be cautious as there are no lifeguards on duty.

Hiking and Wildlife Viewing: Nature trails can be found around the campground and the park, which allow for hiking and wildlife viewing. The trails range in difficulty and length.

Reservations and Fees

Booking: Reservations for campsites can be made in advance, which is recommended especially during busy seasons and holidays. They can be booked online through the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's reservation system, or by phone.

Fees: Fees for camping vary depending on the type of site and amenities. There may also be entrance fees for the park itself.

Rules and Regulations

Pets: Pets are usually allowed in the park and must be kept on a leash no longer than six feet. They are not allowed in all areas, so checking specific pet policies before arrival is essential.

Quiet Hours: The campground enforces quiet hours to ensure all guests can enjoy a peaceful environment. These are typically in the evening through early morning.

Fires: Fires are permitted in designated areas and should never be left unattended. Check for any burn bans or fire warnings during your visit.

Safety Considerations

Wildlife: As with any natural area, wildlife encounters are possible. Store food securely and dispose of waste properly to avoid attracting animals to your campsite.

Weather: Be prepared for variable weather conditions and bring appropriate gear for rain, cold, or hot weather.

Lake Safety: Follow all boating safety laws and wear life jackets when on the water.

Contact Information

For the most current information, contact the park office directly or visit the official Texas Parks and Wildlife Department website. This can provide up-to-date details on campsite availability, current weather conditions, and any alerts or advisories that may affect your stay.

Please note that details about San Augustine Campground may change, so it's always a good idea to verify information before your trip.

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