Originally Posted by CharlieC
Where can I boondock in Texas without violating something?
I understand the question. I don't have an answer, but I understand the question.
OP is right, most of the land here in TX is private land, so you have to really search for places to just drive off into the wilderness. There really aren't all that many! There are a handful of national forests that might be pretty good candidates, but most of them are in East Texas (Angelina Nat'l Forest comes to mind).
One really neat place I'd like to boondock one day is the beach. At Port Aransas, you can get a $12 parking pass that lasts all year and gives you unlimited access to the beach parking area. Further South down the beach, there is plenty of relatively easy beach access that's totally free.
I understand that Big Bend has some "off the grid" camping areas. Last time I looked they require "high clearance vehicles" for access. I kinda stopped looking at that because there's no way I'm getting DW to camp in a tent again even if the XTerra could get way out there, and I don't have the truck to be taking my trailer anywhere but the most polite asphalt!
Bottom line? Boondocking is more difficult in Texas than other regions of the country. We have A LOT of land, but someone or other (not the State) owns it and you're trespassing.
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