State Park Reservations
(Internet or Phone)

Reservation procedures, Cancellation, transfer & extension information. Campsite & reservation terminology.

Make an On-line Reservation

Link to Telephone Reservations.

Make a Telephone Reservation

If you have trouble making a reservation, call our Customer Service Center at (512) 389-8900 and select option 1, 4, or e-mail
If you do not receive an e-mail confirming your reservation, you do not have a reservation. Please call the number above.

Reservation Procedures

Make a Reservation

We recommend reservations for day and overnight facilities and some tours and activities. Popular sites book up months in advance; reserve those sites early.

With one call, you can make reservations 11 months (333 days) in advance for multiple sites and parks (with no overlapping dates). We are now making reservations for arrival dates up to: 10-27-2016.

Make reservations at least one day prior to your arrival date. You can make reservations on the Web until 5 a.m. on the day of arrival. After that time, for arrival that day, call the park directly. If sites are available, make a reservation with a credit card (Discover, MasterCard, or Visa). We will charge your credit card for the first night's stay. Reservations made the day of arrival at the park are not refundable.

Note: As many as 300 reservations can be in progress in our system at a time. Your payment reserves a site. A site which was available only a few seconds ago may be "booked out from under you" before you complete the reservation process.

Cancel, Transfer or Extend a Reservation

When you cancel, transfer or extend a confirmed reservation, the following apply:

Before making a reservation, please gather:

Operational Information

Campsite Terms

Capacity Limits - Determined at the local park. A per-person excess occupancy fee may apply.

Check-in Time - Normal check-in time is 2 p.m. for most campsites, 10 a.m. for group facilities, and 3 p.m. for cabins (5 p.m. guaranteed entrance.).

Check-out Time - Normal check-out time is 2 p.m. for most campsites, 11 a.m. for cabins, and 9 p.m. for group facilities.

Facilities Accessible to the Disabled - The department is now retrofitting parks to meet the current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.

Parks Hours - Most park office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; but some vary. Most parks close to day use at 10 p.m., and gates are closed. Call Park Information or the park to verify.

Special Functions - Some parks have designated areas or facilities for meetings, social events and celebrations; use fees vary.

Site Requests - Sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the park. You may not reserve sites by number. The exception is Lake Livingston State Park, where you can reserve specific sites on one camping loop.

Empty Campsites - Sometimes an empty campsite has been paid for but not occupied. Always check at the park office before occupying a site.

Reservation Terms

Customer Service Center - Our central location in Austin where we make reservations

Reservation - When a facility has been reserved for a customer (one campsite for five nights = one reservation; five campsites for one night = five reservations)

Confirmed (Guaranteed) Reservation - When we have received the minimum payment on a reservation

Unconfirmed Reservation - When no payment has been made on a reservation, or when the customer’s payment was returned (check) or declined (credit card)

Cancellation - When a customer cancels a reservation which allows the site to be reserved by someone else

Late Arrivals with a Confirmed Reservation - A site will be held until 9 a.m. the morning following the confirmed arrival date. The customer does not need to call the park.

Late Arrivals with an Unconfirmed Reservation - The customer must call the park before 5 p.m. on the day of arrival if arrival will be after 5 p.m. If no prior arrangements have been made, unclaimed reservation(s) will be released at 5 p.m.

Transfer - Any change to a reservation's date of arrival, park location, length of stay, site type, etc.

Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Rules and Regulations.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact the TPWD Customer Service Center at (512) 389-8900 or Park Information at (800) 792-11121 and select "3" and "3" (in Austin call 389-8950), 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday (closed on major holidays). Or send us an e-mail at

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