Texas or Tejas is the second largest state by number of people and by size. The saying goes, everything is bigger in Texas and that goes for the places you can hammock at. Here are our top 5 favorite hammocking spots in the Lone Star State.
1. Hot Springs – Big Bend National Park, Texas
Esteemed historians and winter escapees…this 105 ℉, Texan hammock hang- out spot is for you! Just 2 miles West of Rio Grande is the former resort Boquillas Hot Spring. Saturated in history and life left by the Langford family dating back to 1909, the Big Bend hot springs is one of THE locations to set up a hammock.
Exploring through the map of Big Bend Park, one can find themselves within 120 springs and 3 of Texas’s highest waterfalls! Without a doubt should a fellow hammocker immerse in the transparent,105 ℉ of nature’s finest winter destinations!
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2. Blue Lagoon – Huntsville, Texas
Make your way North of Houston, and catch the magnificent, charge included but extremely worth it, Blue Lagoon. Get there in the great A.M on a weekday as it is first come first serve, choose your spot to set up your hammock, and dive into the clear, turquoise-blue water.
No doubt, this spot will cleanse your soul and add to your bucket list of hammocking around the U.S and potentially start your scuba diving bucket list too!
3. Guadalupe Mountains – Salt Flat, Texas
Fellow hammockers that stay active through rain or shine… the Guadalupe Mountains National Park is for you! Whether you’re actively hammocking or actively hiking, the Guadalupes offer 5 trailhead pool and nature enthusiasts are welcome to choose from to have a hike. Culberson County, Texas provides an immense range of land, whilst the Guadalupe mountains covers the highest and most southern areas to hammock on.
That means height, stability (thanks to Hammock stands going hand-in-hand with our Brazilian style hammocks, and lots of southern love year-round! Turbulent human impact from over 10,000 years ago, involving Buffalo soldiers, Apache tribes, European settlers and recent ranchers, makes up the value the historical landmark has today. The ancient park stands alone in exposing fractions of the largest fossil wonderland worldwide no matter the weather!
4. Garner State Park – Concan, Texas
For Spring and Summer lads, Garner state park is the hammock-hangin’ spot for you! Whether hiking, hammock-camping, kayaking, picnicking, Garner provides 11 miles of trails, and 2.9 miles of the breath-taking Frio River.
In addition to an abundance of activities, the park also offers southern love through its traditional dances. Every Spring and Summer evening, dating back to the 1940s, traditional jukebox dances become the beating heart of the park (as if there wasn’t enough captivating life). Hang out and soak in the traditional, beauty-filled adventure!
5. Pedernales Falls State Park – Johnson City, Texas
Exclusive, summertime-lovers, aquatic enthusiasts…Pedernales Park will do you very well! As the top 5 things to do in Johnson City, as referenced by tripadvisor, the 5,212 acres offers activities centered around the banks of the Pedernales River in Blanco County. From hiking, camping, and swimming, following the safety rules, there is no fail with Pedernales Falls.
Setting up a Bliss Hammock with the handy hammock stand of course, along the river is the formula to success for a calm, sunny hammock session. Primitive campsites at about a maximum 2 mile hike, can be reached following the trails on the scenic Hill Country.
Furthermore, about 20 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails can take you on the hammocker’s dream-escape of beauty and nature hand-in-hand.