By Kim Rain
Published: 07/07/2021, edited: 10/04/2022
Got the itch to get out of Dallas and into the great
outdoors? Or are you looking for a great place to stay to enjoy the area’s many
attractions? Whether heading to Legoland, Six Flags over Texas, or the Dallas
Cowboys Stadium, if you’ve got your dog in tow, you’ll need to find the pawfect
place to stay where they can have fun too!
Dog-friendly hotels are great, but nothing beats sleeping
under the stars with your furry pal! Here are the 5 top campgrounds near Dallas
that will make your vacation with your pup simply woofderful!
2715 S. Cooper St. Arlington, TX 76015
Whether ruffing it in a tent, glamping in a stylish RV, or looking for a pet-friendly cabin, the Dallas/Arlington KOA campground in the Dallas Metropolitan area has it all! Dogs are not only welcome, but they even have their own park! That’s right, when not accompanying you on your Texas adventures, pooches can get out their crazy energy at the KOA’s Kamp K9 Dog Park that features a separate area for small pooches. RV spaces include free cable and Wi-Fi, while tent sites are nestled in the trees and offer picnic tables and fire rings.
20400 Hackberry Creek Park Rd Frisco, TX 75034
Get ready for some pawmazing lake and forest fun with your pup at this gorgeous campsite in Hidden Cove! With 470 acres of forest and park areas right on Lewisville Lake, you can hike, bike and relax in the trees in your RV, tent or pet-friendly cabin, or head to the marina for some fishing or boating. Best of all, your doggo is even allowed to swim in the lake with you! Keep an eye out for foxes on the trails and otters in the water, then enjoy the stars by a campfire with your best furry furiend. And if your pup needs some extra off-leash fun, you’re just 15 minutes away from the Ruff Range Dog Park!
1880 N Trade Days Blvd Canton, TX 75103
For luxury RV camping and pet-friendly cabins with tons of amenities, Mill Creek is the best around! While tents are not allowed, dogs are, which means your four-legged buddy can join in the fun! For the humans, they offer a disc golf course, sports courts, pools, a hot tub, a children’s treehouse and playground, and live entertainment. For the dogs, there’s Barkly Park, a puptastic fenced in off-leash area, along with trails for hiking and biking, and fishing and boating on the ponds. After the day’s excitement, cuddle up to watch a movie, or gather around the fire to toast marshmallows- either way, your dog is sure to have a barking good time!
1501 North Dooley Street Grapevine, TX 76051
Just northwest of Dallas on Grapevine Lake is where you’ll
find this pupular RV campground. With a gorgeous cross timber forest on one
side, and lake and marina on the other, there’s tons of pawssibilities at The
Vineyards! While dogs are not allowed in the on-site cabins or park
facilities, they are welcome in the RV sites, and throughout the grounds. Go
for hikes on the nature trails, watch the geese on the lake, take out a kayak
or paddleboard with your pup, or go swimming. Best of all, Puppy Point is
located in the top northeast corner of the campgrounds where pups can run off
leash! With a camp store, outdoor games and even live entertainment, this
lakeside getaway is sure to be a puppy pleaser!
1690 FM 3505, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482
If you’re looking to really leave the city behind, take a
drive east to this serene getaway. Just like at any state park, your pup needs
to stay leashed and out of park buildings at Cooper
Lake, but there’s lots outdoors for your adventure hound to explore! With
sites spread out over two locations around Cooper Lake, there’s easy access to
fishing and boating, several hiking
and biking trails, furtastic picnic areas and wildlife galore! And if you’ve
also got a horse to entertain, there’s campsites and trails to accommodate them
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