Kickapoo Cavern State Park RV & Campground Guide

Texas

If you are awed by nature, you need to visit Kickapoo Cavern State Park near Brackettville, Texas. You will want to pack comfortable walking shoes so that you can go on the Saturday-only tours of the cavern at this state park that is about halfway between Del Rio and Uvalde. Gaze in wonder as about 1 million Mexican free-tailed bats fly out of Stuart Bat Cave each evening around sunset during the spring and summer months. If you love photography, bring your long lenses to capture the beauty of this park, and you might get lucky enough to capture the perfect image of white-tailed deer, raccoons, gray foxes, and porcupines at this 6,368-acre park situated on the Edwards Plateau. 

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Weather
Spring 57-84 F
Summer 70-94 F
Fall 63-86 F
Winter 43-69 F
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Nearby Cities
Brackettville, Texas
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Kickapoo Cavern State Park

You will want to bring your RV to this state park. If you do not have an RV, rent one on RVshare.com

Quail Springs RV Park

This adult-only campground offers a quiet oasis under tall trees. Many local businesses are located near Quail Springs RV Park, where rates start at $32 per night and monthly rates available. 

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: Yes 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Cable TV 

Kickapoo Cavern State Park Campground

There are 16 campsites located at Kickapoo Cavern State Park, with five having full hookups. Rates start at $16 per night at this facility, and some camping sites are wheelchair-accessible. 

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Hiking trails, caving, upright grills 

CountryBoy Ranch Resort

Rent a kayak, bring your tube or go swimming at this camping resort that is also open to day visitors. The rate for camping starts at $75 per night with a two-night minimum stay required and three nights on holiday weekends. 

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Tubing, kayaking, swimming 

Chalk Bluff River Resort and Park

Located on the Nueces River banks, go fishing, kayaking and hiking at Chalk Bluff where you can also interact with farm animals. Rates start at $25 per night at this campground, and day passes are available.

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Tubing, fishing, hiking, kayaking

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What to Do at
Kickapoo Cavern State Park

Inside Kickapoo Cavern State Park

Part of the charm of going to Kickapoo Cavern State Park is that it is largely undeveloped, so you have plenty of space to explore the natural environment. See a variety of birds and wildlife along the hiking and biking paths. Consider taking the Armadillo Trail so that you can see the panoramic views at the end of it that inspired the rancher who gave the land for this park to the state. You will not want to miss the seasonal nightly appearance of the tiny bats as they head out to catch insects to eat. Go on the tour to explore Kickapoo Cavern. 

Outside Kickapoo Cavern State Park

Once you have explored Kickapoo Cavern State Park, you will want to check out Uvalde, Del Rio and other nearby cities. Enjoy eating at many local restaurants and shopping in locally owned establishments. There are also other attractions nearby that you will want to stop to see. 

Restaurants

Pizza Outpost

Gather the gang together for pizza night at this restaurant where New York-style pizza is made with the freshest ingredients and you can get cauliflower-crust pizza. 

Type: Italian

Location: 302 West Military Hwy, Brackettville, TX 78832

Brackett Burger and Shake

Creamy sausage gravy and biscuits are a great way to start the day at this restaurant, or come in later for a juicy hamburger with all the fixings and a hand-spun milkshake. 

Type: American

Location: 312 West Military Hwy, Brackettville, TX 78832

Ziggy’s Roadside BBQ

Plan to stop early in the day at this barbecue restaurant because when the brisket, ribs and sausage are gone, which happens often, you will have to wait until the next day to taste this eatery's slow-cooked, mesquite-smoked barbecue. 

Type: American

Location: 120 U.S. Hwy 90 Street, Brackettville, TX 78832

Darla’s Kitchen

Start your day with a fresh pastry treat or stop at lunchtime for a taco at this restaurant. 

Type: Mexican

Location: 108 East Military Drive, Brackettville, TX 78832

Shopping

Wild Apple Trading Post

Pick an apple or two before heading into this store where you can find used clothing, furniture and much more. 

Location: 904 U.S. Hwy 90 East, Brackettville, TX 78832

Alessi Bazaar

Find the perfect Charro suits, sombreros and sarapes for men along with embroidered dresses and other women’s clothing at this shop that also carries home décor from Mexico. 

Location: 208 Veterans Boulevard, Suite B, Del Rio, TX 78840

Del Rio Powersports

You can see the experienced sales team at this store if you are ready for a new or a new-to-you ATV. 

Location: 1400 Veterans Boulevard, Del Rio, TX 78840

Valdez Grocery & Ice Cream Shop

While eating ice cream out of a homemade waffle cone, find all types of ingredients necessary for Mexican cooking at this small grocery store. 

Location: 1605 Brodbent Ave, Del Rio, TX 78840

Sightseeing

Fort Clark Springs and Pro Shop

Challenge your friends to a game of golf at this 18-hole course that features a creek running through it. 

Location: 515 Pecan Rd, Brackettville, TX 78832

Old Guardhouse Museum

See many historical exhibits at this museum, which operated as a fort to protect settlers from Native Americans. 

Location: 152 McClernand Rd, Brackettville, TX 78832

Briscoe-Garner Museum

John Nance "Cactus Jack" Garner, who served as vice president under Franklin Roosevelt, and Dolph Briscoe, who served as a Texas governor, are honored at this history museum with one floor dedicated to each of these remarkable men. 

Location: 333 N Park St, Uvalde, TX 78801

The Uvalde Grand Opera House

Take in a show at this opera house that was built in 1891 and see the collection of historical artifacts by taking a tour of this building. 

Location: 104 W North St, Uvalde, TX 78801

Aviation Museum at Garner Field

This museum is located within a hangar used to train troops during World War II, and you can see several older aircraft here. 

Location: 201 Sul Ross Dr, Uvalde, TX 78801

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How to Get to
Kickapoo Cavern State Park

Go west out of Uvalde, Texas, on U.S. 90. In Brackettville, turn right onto Farm to Market Road 674 North. Follow that road for 22 miles until you reach Ranch to Market Road 674, and you will see the park on your left.

Entering Kickapoo Cavern State Park

Kickapoo Cavern State Park is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Fridays through Mondays. It's closed Tuesdays through Thursdays.

Per person : $3

Under 12 free

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