Mother Neff State Park RV & Campground Guide


At Mother Neff State Park, located about 29 miles southwest of Waco, Texas, you can hike on 3.5 miles of trails to see a rock tower, a cave used by Native Americans and plenty of natural landscapes. This park is located 36 miles east of Marlin and 11 miles south of McGregor, Texas. If you have never seen a native grass prairie, you will be amazed at the variety of birds and wildlife that call this park home. You can also explore the interactive displays at the visitors' center. 

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Spring 54-74 F
Summer 71-94 F
Fall 55-80 F
Winter 37-58 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Mother Neff State Park

Going camping at Mother Neff State Park is a great way to unwind. If you do not have an RV of your own, consider renting one on RVshare.com to experience all that this state park and the surrounding area offers. 

Mother Neff State Park Campground

At Mother Neff State Park Campground, 20 campsites that were built in 2014 offer campers a variety of camping options. Rates start at $25 per night.

Water hookup: Yes 

Electrical hookup: Yes 

Sewer hookup: Yes 

Wi-Fi: No 

Pet-friendly: Yes 

Other amenities: Picnic table, fire ring 

Bruceville Early RV Park

Located just off Interstate 35, this quiet campground is extremely clean with level sites.

Water hookup: Yes 

Electrical hookup: Yes 

Sewer hookup: Yes 

Wi-Fi: No 

Pet-friendly: Yes 

Other amenities: Picnic table, laundromat 

White Flint Campground

This Army Corps of Engineers campground near Belton Lake offers 13 camping sites along with screened cabins. Rates at White Flint Campground start at $24 per night.

Water hookup: Yes 

Electrical hookup: Yes 

Sewer hookup: No 

Wi-Fi: No 

Pet-friendly: Yes 

Other amenities: Showers, dump station 

Winkler Park Campground

This Bureau of Land Management campground offers 14 sites with paved parking. Rates start at $14 per night at Winkler Park Campground on Belton Lake. It's open from early March to mid-September.

Water hookup: No 

Electrical hookup: No 

Sewer hookup: No 

Wi-Fi: No 

Pet-friendly: Yes 

Other amenities: Restroom, boat launch 

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What to Do at
Mother Neff State Park

Inside Mother Neff State Park

This park is a wonderful place to go hiking because of the three diverse ecosystems that are found here. Part of the park is Washita prairie, another part includes limestone cliffs and canyons, and part of it lies along the Leon River. At least once a month, you can join in the fun of a special event, like Dutch-oven cooking, seasonal tours, and holiday celebrations. You can also see the rock tower constructed by the Civilian Corps of Engineers and go geocaching. 

Outside Mother Neff State Park

This park's centralized location makes it easy to explore all that Central Texas has to offer. There are many beautiful country roads to go on a scenic drive. You can also explore the little towns that most people easily skip when they do not get off the beaten path. 


Lucy's Café

Get a hearty breakfast of sausage and gravy to start your day or come back later for a great chicken fried steak or a top-notch hamburger. 

Type: American

Location: 641 Avenue D, Moody, Texas

Eagles' Landing Restaurant & Grill

Get salads and pizza at this family-owned restaurant where you can enjoy seeing displays of local history. The chefs offer a kids' menu as well. 

Type: Italian

Location: 111 3rd Street, Bruceville, Texas 76542

The Coffee Shop Café

This family-owned café has award-winning pies, but you may want to start with the steak, seafood or chicken options. 

Type: American

Location: 1005 West McGregor Drive, McGregor, Texas 76657

J B Luigi's Italian Restaurant

Find huge quantities of your favorite Italian food at this restaurant where the three-pasta plate, lobster ravioli and spaghetti are outstanding. 

Type: Italian

Location: 1319 South Main Street, McGregor, Texas 76657

Our Daily Bread

Get Southern favorites like hamburger steak with gravy and fried catfish plates at this family-owned restaurant. 

Type: American

Location: 201 West 3 Street, Eddy, Texas 76524


Cedar Chest Antique Mall

Since 1998, shoppers have been coming to this mall that contains over 150 vendors selling antiques and vintage goods. 

Location: 31707 US-84, McGregor, Texas 76657

McGregor General Store

This general store sells a variety of goods, including horse tack, clothing, jewelry, gardening supplies and much more. 

Location: 1280 E McGregor Drive, McGregor, Texas 76657

Irene's Flowers & Gifts

For over 60 years, shoppers have been heading to this store for flowers and gifts for special occasions. 

Location: 201 Main Street, McGregor, Texas 76657

Junk for Joy

This furniture and home décor shop carries a variety of modern and contemporary offerings. 

Location: 324 South Main, McGregor, Texas 76657

Hidden Talent Antiques and Collectibles

Find new signs and vintage furniture at this store that carries many small home décor items. 

Location: 400 South Main Street, McGregor, Texas 76657


Tonkawa Falls

Pack a picnic lunch and head to this waterfall where you can also go swimming. 

Location: 8542 5th Street, Crawford, Texas 76638

Waco Mammoth National Monument

The only recorded discovery of a nursery herd of Pleistocene mammoths occurred here in 1978, and you can learn more about mammoths by visiting this site. 

Location: 6220 Steinbeck Bend Drive, Waco, Texas 76708

Dr. Pepper Museum

Get a soda at the old-fashion fountain before touring this museum dedicated to Dr. Pepper. 

Location: 300 South 5th Street, Waco, TX 76701

Cameron Park Zoo

See more than 1,700 animals from over 300 species at this zoo that sits on 52 acres. 

Location: 1701 North 4th Street, Waco, Texas 76707

Texas Rangers Hall of Fame and Museum

Learn the history of the Texas Rangers and feel like you were on some of the most famous law enforcement cases in the state. 

Location: 100 Texas Ranger Drive, Waco, Texas 76707

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How to Get to
Mother Neff State Park

From Dallas, Texas, take Interstate 35 South and East to the Bruceville-Eddy Exit. Take the north frontage road until you reach FM107. Turn right and continue until you reach TX 236 South. Turn right, and you will see the park entrance on your left.

From Austin, Texas, take Interstate 35 North until you reach exit 297. Merge left onto General Bruce Drive. In 6.2 miles, turn left on Midway Drive, which changes names to become South Kegley Road. Turn left on TX 36. Continue until you reach TX 236 North. Turn left and continue until you reach the park. 

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Entering Mother Neff State Park

The park hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for day use.

Mother Neff State Park Per person : $2.0

Visitors age 12 and under enter for free.

Since 1921 when Mother Neff gave 6 acres to the state, visitors have been coming to Mother Neff State Park near Moody, Texas. In 1933, the Civilian Corps of Engineers developed many of the trails through this small state park on the Leon River. Today, this park is an exciting place to interact with nature as the earliest inhabitants would have seen it. Around the park, many small towns will welcome you to come visit. If you have been to Mother Neff State Park, post your pictures and memories on your social media account. Then, tag RVshare.com. We would love to hear about your adventures in this area. You can also send your photos and stories to [email protected], and we'll pass on your tips to fellow RVers. Together, we can learn from your experiences at this state park where the prairie grass still blows in the wind.

Frequently Asked Questions About Mother Neff State Park

Are there designated RV camping spots in Mother Neff State Park?

Mother Neff State Park is home to a peaceful campground featuring 20 RV campsites. Rates start at $25 per night, and the designated RV sites offer full hookups as well as picnic tables and fire rings.

Are pets allowed at Mother Neff State Park?

Guests are welcome to bring their furry friends along when visiting Mother Neff State Park. If you bring your pets, they must be on a leash, and you must clean up after them.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Mother Neff State Park?

Mother Neff State Park is known as a great bird-watching destination. Some species you might be lucky enough to see include golden-cheeked warblers, hummingbirds, wild turkeys, roadrunners, sandhill cranes, great blue herons, and many others.

What is the climate of Mother Neff State Park?

The climate of Mother Neff State Park is quite warm, with summer temperatures sometimes exceeding 95 degrees. The winters are relatively mild. You can expect temperatures to range from 35 to 60 degrees during the cold months.

What is the best time of year to visit Mother Neff State Park?

Most people prefer to visit Mother Neff State Park during the spring. If you visit between April and June, you'll enjoy warm, comfortable weather and sunshine to enjoy outdoor activities.