Abilene State Park RV & Campground Guide

Texas

First opened to the public in 1934, Abilene State Park was completed as part of a Civilian Conservation Corps project. Today, visitors still enjoy heading to the park on a hot summer day to swim in the historic 1930s swimming pool. This state park, which is located about 20 miles south of Abilene, Texas, also offers other outdoor activities, including fishing in Lake Abilene or Buffalo Wallow Pond. This is also a favorite place for kayaking and canoeing, bike riding, and hiking. While the main hiking trail is short, you can stroll along it slowly to see a wide variety of wildlife. During your stay at the park, you can also find plenty to do in the surrounding Texas communities of Abilene, Tuscola and Buffalo Gap. 

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Weather
Spring 54 – 76 F
Summer 72 – 93 F
Fall 54 – 77 F
Winter 34 – 58 F
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Nearby Cities
Abilene, Texas
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Abilene State Park

Going camping at Abilene State Park is a fun way to reconnect with nature and enjoy life at a slower pace. If you do not have an RV of your own, consider renting one on RVshare.com to experience all that this area has to offer in and around the park. An RV is the perfect way to explore the outdoors, and RVshare has a variety of rental options for all types of travelers.

Abilene State Park Campground

Enjoy the fishing and boating action or relax around a campfire at this state park campground. Rates start at $12 per night. 

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Picnic table, fire ring 

Abilene State Park Campground

Enjoy the fishing and boating action or relax around a campfire at this state park campground. Rates start at $12 per night. 

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Picnic table, fire ring 

Abilene KOA

Play horseshoes or basketball while your children make friends on the playground at this KOA campground, which is one of the oldest KOA campgrounds in Texas. Rates start at $36 per night. 

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: Yes 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Cable TV, laundromat 

Jim Ned Creek RV Park

Camp in covered camping spots at this campground. Daily, weekly and monthly rates are offered here. 

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: No 

• Wi-Fi: Yes 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Covered RV spots 

Whistle Stop RV Park

Keep your horse in the barn while swimming in the pool at this family-friendly campground. Rates start at $40 per night. 

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: Yes 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Pool, playground, satellite TV 

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What to Do at
Abilene State Park

Inside Abilene State Park

Take a dip in the pool built during the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Cast a line into the pond that offers outstanding fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, and crappie. Hike the 1.5-mile nature trail or relax around a campfire. 

Outside Abilene State Park

This park’s centralized location makes it easy to explore the Big Country. Head to Abilene where you can find many attractions to explore or head south to Coleman for its famous rodeo. You can also travel east to visit Cross Plains and sample the great produce grown in the area. The historic community of Buffalo Gap is located nearby, and there are several other small towns where you will be warmly welcomed. 

Restaurants

Café Cozumel

Start your day with a hearty breakfast burrito or come in later on for outstanding fajitas and quesadillas at this local favorite restaurant. 

Type: Mexican

Location: 601 Garza Avenue, Tuscola, Texas 79562

The Bar B Q Barn

Do not let the small size of their building fool you because you can get plenty of food, including great ribs, brisket and chicken, at this barbecue restaurant. 

Type: American

Location: 602 Houston Street, Buffalo Gap, Texas 79508

Perini Ranch

Repeatedly voted one of the best steakhouses in Texas, Perini Ranch offers a unique country setting where people have dined since 1983. 

Type: American

Location: 3002 FM 89, Buffalo Gap, Texas 79608

Hidalgos Café

Since 2002, this Mexican restaurant has become famous for great food like enchiladas and tacos served up with outstanding, fast service. 

Type: Mexican

Location: 417 North Colorado, Coleman, Texas 76834

El Taquito

For more than 24 years, people have been starting their day with huge breakfast tacos from this restaurant that also serves enchiladas, burritos, tacos and more for lunch and dinner. 

Type: Mexican

Location: 113 East Pecan Street, Coleman, Texas 76834

Shopping

Tuscola Flowers & Gifts

Find flower arrangements and home décor at this small shop that is operated by a passionate staff that cares about each order. 

Location: 419 Graham Street, Tuscola, Texas 79562

Rafter K Outfitters

Get your hunting and fishing gear at this store that offers most top-name brands and always boasts friendly customer service. 

Location: 408 Graham Street, Tuscola, Texas 79562

Perini Ranch Country Market

Find gourmet food items, home décor, locally grown produce and more at this country store. 

Location: 3002 FM 89, Buffalo Gap, Texas 79608

Owl Drug Store

Browse lots of unique home décor, clothing and more at this pharmacy where you can also have medication filled and get ice cream at the old-time fountain. 

Location: 312 South Commercial, Coleman, Texas 76834

Jamison Mercantile

Find casual clothing, jewelry and more for women of all ages at this store. 

Location: 217 South Commercial, Coleman, Texas 76834

Sightseeing

Taylor County History Center

Check out the 15 historic buildings on-site or join in on one of the special events at this center, which is better known locally as Buffalo Gap Village. 

Location: 133 William Street, Buffalo Gap, Texas 79508

Frontier Texas

See a large gun collection and life-sized holographic figures while you watch the story of the frontier unfold on the big screen at this Abilene attraction. 

Location: 625 North 1st Street, Abilene, Texas 79601

National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature

View large pieces of artwork from many of your favorite children’s books at this museum, which also hosts special activities throughout the year. 

Location: 102 Cedar Street, Abilene, Texas 79601

Grace Museum

Texas artwork from the past and present as well as workshops and special speaker presentations are among the things that you can enjoy at this museum. 

Location: 102 Cypress Street, Abilene, Texas 79601

Abilene Zoo

Observe animals from around the world at this small zoo that also contains a wild bird rehabilitation center. 

Location: 2070 Zoo Lane, Abilene, Texas 79601

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How to Get to
Abilene State Park

From Abilene, Texas, take US Highway 84 West. Veer a slight right onto US 83. When you reach Tuscola, Texas, get on Ranch Road 613. Turn left on Ranch Road 275 and left again on FM 89 W. You will see the park on your left. 

Entering Abilene State Park

Abilene State Park is open daily. The busy season runs from March through November, and visitors are required to reserve entrance passes online or by calling the park's customer service center. 

Per person : $5

12 and under free

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