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Kickapoo Cavern State Park RV & Campground Guide

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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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RV Resorts & Campsites in Kickapoo Cavern State Park

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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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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. 

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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.

Kickapoo Cavern State Park Per person : $3.0

Under 12 free

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Frequently Asked Questions About Kickapoo Cavern State Park

Are there designated RV camping spots in Kickapoo Cavern State Park?

Kickapoo Cavern State Park provides five full hookup spots for RV guests. They have 10 additional spots, with water-only hookups. The RV camping spots can accommodate vehicles up to 36 feet long.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Kickapoo Cavern State Park?

Many species call Kickapoo Cavern State Park home. For instance, there are over 240 species of birds, including the endangered golden-cheeked warbler. You’ll also get to marvel at bats in the Stuart Bat Cave or majestic deer on the trails.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Kickapoo Cavern State Park and what is the cost?

Kickapoo Cavern State Park is a popular destination, so the staff advises all guests to reserve a camping spot before they arrive. Each spot costs $20 a night and contains a fire ring, lantern pole, and picnic table.

Are pets allowed at Kickapoo Cavern State Park?

Your pets can keep you company throughout most of the park. However, there may be some restricted sites to watch out for. Kickapoo Cavern State Park requires all guests to keep their pets on a leash.

What is the best time of year to visit Kickapoo Cavern State Park?

Fall is not only a scenic time of year at Kickapoo Cavern State Park, but it is also packed with guided activities. Autumn events include cave tours, solar eclipse viewings, stargazing, and more.