Texas is home to some of the most beautiful state parks in America, and you can stay in Texas state parks with cabins. From paddling down a river, to hiking around rugged peaks, there’s something for everyone. But if you’re looking for a chance to really get away and escape from it all, why not stay a night in one of Texas’ many state parks which feature cabins and cottages?

Whether you’re looking for a week-long family vacation or just an overnight getaway, there are plenty of options for those who choose to explore the Lone Star State by staying in one of its state park cottages or cabins. From rustic camping cabins, to fully equipped luxury lodges, Texas has something for every kind of traveler. With soaring cliffs and canyons, pristine lakes and rivers, shimmering ocean views and endless rolling hills, these Texas state parks offer not only a place to relax but also the opportunity to experience some incredible outdoor adventures too.

Now you can enjoy an overnight stay in a Texas State Park in one of their cabins, lodges, or cottages. Most of the State Park Cabins and Cottages are a little rustic and some don’t have kitchens, bathrooms, or linens – but you get outside and enjoy all that our Texas State Parks offer. Listed below are a number of cabins, cottages, and lodges in the Texas State Parks. Several State Parks have screened shelters, group barracks and bunk houses, group dining and recreation halls that also allow overnight stays.

Which Texas State Parks Have Cabins?

Here is a list of Texas state parks with cabins for rent:

  • Bastrop State Park
  • Big Bend Ranch State Park
  • Caddo Lake State Park
  • Cooper Lake State Park
  • Daingerfield State Park
  • Estero Llano Grande State Park
  • Galveston Island State Park
  • Garner State Park
  • Hill Country State Natural Area
  • Lake Brownwood State Park
  • Martin Creek Lake State Park
  • Palo Duro Canyon State Park
  • Palmetto State Park
  • Possum Kingdom State Park

Texas State Parks With Cabin Rentals

Bastrop State Park

Bastrop, Texas

Bastrop State Park Cabin

Bastrop State Park has recovered from a 2011 wildfire, and now features more than 40 miles of awesome hiking and biking trails.

There are 13 cabins available at the park, with one to four bedrooms that sleep up to 8 people. All cabins include outdoor grills and picnic tables.


Big Bend Ranch State Park

Presidio, Texas

Big Bend Lodge

Big Bend Ranch State Park is home to one of the largest protected areas of Chihuahuan Desert in the United States. The park offers more than 150 miles of hiking trails as well as backcountry camping.

The Historic Sauceda Ranch House has single and double rooms that sleep 2-4 people, and the Sauceda Lodge Bunkhouse sleeps up to 30. The Bunkhouse kitchen is a community kitchen.


Caddo Lake State Park

Karnack, Texas

Caddo Lake is a wild and natural lake. The park is home to many species of fish and wildlife, making it a popular spot for fishing and birdwatching.

Does Caddo Lake have cabins? Yes, Caddo Lake State Park has a prolific selection of cabins. There are various sizes and styles of cabins available to rent, for 2, 4 or 6 people. There are also screened shelters that you can rent.

This is an absolutely one-of-a-kind state park that anyone who enjoys nature must visit.


Cooper Lake State Park

Cooper, Texas

Cooper Lake Cabin

Cooper Lake State Park is on Cooper Lake, also called Jim Chapman Lake. The parks’ two units offer camping, fishing, boating and swimming. There is public hunting nearby on the other side of the lake in a wildlife management area.

There are six-person cabins with a picnic table and outdoor grill. Cooper Lake has 12 of these cabins, plus 6 premium shelters that have air conditioning.

Doctors Creek

South Sulphur

Daingerfield State Park

Daingerfield, Texas

Daingerfield Cabin

Daingerfield State Park is located in the Piney Woods region of East Texas. The park offers hiking, biking and horseback riding trails as well as a 9-hole golf course.

The park has a Group Lodge which accommodates 15 people (sleeps 13), a 6-person cabin, as well as 2 and 4-person cabins.


Estero Llano Grande State Park

Weslaco, Texas

Estero Llano Grande Cabin

Estero Llano Grande State Park is located in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas.

This is all located on a 230 plus acres at the center of World Birding Center which is very popular for bird watching and nature lovers. More than 340 species of birds have been spotted in the park!


Galveston Island State Park

Galveston, Texas

Stewart House Cabin on Galveston Island State Park

Galveston Island State Park is located on Galveston Island – a barrier island off the coast of Texas. The park offers camping, swimming, fishing and kayaking.

There is a three-room cabin called the Stewart House Cabin that sleeps up to 10 people. The Park also has Ranch House Cabin which sleeps 6. Both cabins overlook the lake. They also allow up to 2 extra people for an additional fee.


Garner State Park

Concan, Texas

Garner State Park Cabin

Garner State Park is located in the Texas Hill Country. The park has plenty camping, hiking, swimming and canoeing options.

There are a total of 17 cabins in this park. There are cabins with and without fireplaces. All of these cabins sleep up to four people.


Hill Country State Natural Area

Bandera, Texas

Hill Country State Natural Area

Hill Country State Natural Area is located in the Texas Hill Country near Bandera. There are more than 50 miles of hiking and biking trails here, as well as horseback riding trails.

There is a Group Lodge which sleeps 7 or the Equestrian Group Camping Area, known as “Chapas Camp with a Barn”, near a swimming hole.


Lake Brownwood State Park

Lake Brownwood, Texas

Lake Brownwood Cabin

Lake Brownwood State Park is located in Central Texas. The park has camping, swimming, fishing and boat rentals.

Brownwood State Park has choices of 9 different two-person sites, and 7 different four-person sites. The Oak Lodge sleeps four people, Loma Vista Lodge sleeps eight, Fisherman’s Lodge sleeps ten, and the Beach Lodge can sleep up to two dozen people.


Martin Creek Lake State Park

Tatum, Texas

Martin Creek Lake State Park Cabin

Located in northeast Texas, Martin Creek Lake State Park offers cabins overlooking Martin Creek Lake. Visitors can enjoy fishing, swimming, hiking, and biking.

This park has two different 4-person cabins, along with two 5-person air conditioned shelters, and 19 screened shelters that sleep up to 8 people each.


Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Canyon, Texas

Palo Duro  State Park Cabin

Palo Duro Canyon State Park is a legendary place located in the Texas Panhandle and features canyons and mesas. Visitors can stay in one of the park’s cabins or lodges and enjoy hiking, horseback riding, and canoeing.

There are four different 4-person Limited Service Cabins, along with the “Lighthouse Cabin”, “Sorenson Cabin” and “Goodnight Cabin” which each sleep four people.


Palmetto State Park

Gonzales, Texas

Palmetto State Park Cabin

Palmetto State Park is located in southeast Texas near Houston. It features cabins and cottages nestled among the palms and pines. Visitors can enjoy hiking, biking, bird watching, and picnicking.

This 6-person cabin sits adjacent to the San Marcos River with a path leading down to the river for fishing and swimming.


Possum Kingdom State Park

Caddo, Texas

Possum Kingdom State Park Cabin

Possum Kingdom State Park is located in north central Texas and features Possum Kingdom Lake. Visitors can stay in cabins or lodges and enjoy boating, fishing, swimming, and hiking.

Possum Kingdom has six different 4-person cabins (including 2 “Premium” cabins), and an 8-person cabin called the Longhorn Lodge. They all have a heater, outdoor grills and picnic tables.


Village Creek State Park

Lumberton, Texas

Village Creek State Park Cabin

Village Creek State Park near Lumberton is a great place for outdoor enthusiasts looking for a peaceful retreat. This park sits on 641 acres along Village Creek – an important waterway in East Texas – and offers plenty of opportunities for paddling, fishing, camping, mountain biking and wildlife watching. For overnight stays there are six one-room cabins equipped with basic amenities such as air conditioning/heat units and private bathrooms with showers – perfect for couples or small families looking to escape from city life

This cabin set in the trees near a creek, and it sleeps up to 8 people.


Texas State Parks provide the perfect getaway for any nature lover. These parks offer a variety of cabins and cottages that are great for family vacations or romantic weekend getaways. Each cabin or cottage is beautifully crafted and fully furnished to ensure a comfortable stay with all the amenities you need. With over 90 state parks across Texas, you can find a cozy cabin nestled in lush forests, rolling hills, lakeside retreats, or on the beachfront. No matter what type of experience you’re looking for, Texas State Parks offer something for everyone.

Simon Trask
Author: Simon Trask

Simon loves Texas and the Great Outdoors. From East Texas pines to West Texas mountains, he calls North Texas home but is always ready to float a river in Hill Country or go fishing on the Gulf Coast. Simon loves camping and road trips as well, whether it's cruising Highway 287, 82, 69 or 281, that's the true way to see what Texas is all about!

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