Cleburne State Park RV & Campground Guide
You might think you have to travel to a tropical setting to find waterfalls and fields of colorful wildflowers, but you can find just that at Cleburne State Park, which is located about 70 miles southwest of the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX, metroplex. Since part of the drive to reach it requires traveling on state and U.S. highways, it takes about an hour and a half to reach, making it an ideal weekend getaway for those in the metro area. After a day at the lake, enjoy an evening at the theater with the Cleburne Plaza Theatre Company or a pro baseball game or visit the Gone with the Wind Remembered Museum that homages both the Margaret Mitchell book and the film based upon it.
Spring 40 – 76 F
Summer 67 – 89 F
Fall 55 – 78 F
Winter 37 – 59 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Cleburne State Park
The short road trip from the Dallas-Fort Worth area makes a trip to Cleburne State Park a convenient, wonderful way to visit and enjoy a U.S. state park. If you do not already own an RV, you can rent one from RVshare for an easy, air-conditioned ride to Cleburne that also provides luxurious accommodations since the park’s cabins fill up quickly.
Cleburne State Park Campground
Drive to and park at Cleburne State Park for the most convenient RV campground. You can reserve campsites online that let you camp within walking distance of Cedar Lake in your RV or pop-up trailer, and you can enhance your available space by renting a cabin or enclosed shelter. While the park has only three cabins and eight screened shelters available, it provides 58 campsites that allow pop-ups, small trailers or RVs and one group camping area. Each of the park’s 58 campsites allows a maximum of eight people. The park charges a daily entrance fee as well as a campsite or facility fee. The sites all include a picnic table, lantern post and fire ring with grill. The park provides 15 campsites with full hookups of 20/30/50 amps in the Poplar Point camping area for $30 per night. You will also find 12 sites in the North Creek area with full hookups of 20/30 hookups for $28 per night. Seven sites in the Shady Springs camping area offer 20-, 30- and 50-amp hookups and water hookups for $20 per night. In the Cedar Grove and Keyhole areas, the park provides 24 campsites with 20- and 30-amp hookups and water hookups for $16 per night. The group camping area for youth groups provides a primitive campsite that accommodates 56 youth and borders Cedar Lake for $42 per night.
RV Ranch of Keene
Just 4 miles east of Cleburne, you will find the RV Ranch of Keene. It features 254 RV parking spaces with full hookups, some of which provide pull-through sites for semi-tractor trailers. The campground offers numerous amenities, including bathhouses with restrooms and showers, a clubhouse, a DVD rental shop and a swimming pool. Daily, weekly and monthly rates are available for the parking spaces.
Mockingbird Hill Mobile Home and RV Park
Drive 12 miles northeast of Cleburne to reach the Mockingbird Hill Mobile Home and RV Park just off I-35W. The park only allows RV camping. It provides 110 full hookup camping sites, some of which provide pull-through availability for semi-tractor trailers. The sites offer a choice of 20-, 30- or 50-amp power as well as a patio and picnic table. Mockingbird provides paved roads and parking spaces with overhead lights. You will also find bathhouses with restrooms and hot showers. Among the campground's amenities are free local calls on its phones as well as high-speed wired and wireless internet. One of the restrooms is handicapped-accessible. The campground secures its visitors with an 8-foot security fence. Each site costs $39 per night or $230 per week.
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What to Do at
Cleburne State Park
Inside Cleburne State Park
Explore Cedar Lake’s white rock hills and groves of ash, cedar, cottonwood, elm, mesquite, oak, redbud, sumac, and sycamore trees. In spring, there are carpets of bluebonnets and fields of wildflowers that offer breathtaking photo opportunities. Observe the park’s wildlife, including armadillos, birds, bobcats, cottontail rabbits, coyotes, ducks, opossums, raccoons, skunks, squirrels, turkeys, and white-tailed deer. You can bike and hike the trails, fish and enjoy water sports on the lake, and geocache.
Outside Cleburne State Park
Once you finish exploring Cedar Lake, visit the town of Cleburne. Catch a baseball game at The Depot, the town’s baseball park, which hosts the Cleburne Railroaders. This American Association of Independent Professional Baseball team plays in the AAIPB’s South Division. Take your family out to the ballpark for a pro baseball game and a hot dog. Visit Dudley Hall to attend a production of the Plaza Theatre Company. Past shows included “Steel Magnolias” and “Hunchback of Notre Dame.” Spend a few hours at the Layland Museum located in the Carnegie Library. It was constructed in Cleburne in 1905 and hosts exhibits on local and Texas history and local home life.
Dine at the well-received Heroes Café to enjoy the town’s BBQ brisket spud, fried jalapenos or fried pickles. It also serves paninis, wraps, burgers and hot dogs plus a selection of side dishes.
Location: 115 S. Main St., Cleburne, TX 76033
Enjoy an upscale environment with a full bar at the Black Sheep. Try the tasty rack of barbecue ribs, chicken fried steak or a burger. This eatery also serves vegetarian dishes.
Type: American, Vegetarian
Location: 211 S. Caddo St., Cleburne, TX 76031
This pizzeria offers a wide selection of specialty pizzas and appetizers. You can also dine on stromboli, hot subs, pasta specialties, chicken and seafood. Be sure to try one of its traditional cannoli or Limoncello cake for dessert.
Type: Pizza, Italian
Location: 1670 W. Henderson St., Cleburne, TX 76033
Nolan River Mall
The small town's mall features a department store, GNC, Burke's, Claire's Boutique and other typical mall stores.
Location: 1663 W. Henderson St., Cleburne, TX 76033
Peruse new and used books in this quaint bookstore located in historic downtown Cleburne.
Location: 10 E. Chambers St., Cleburne, TX 76031
Red Horse Antique Mall
This antique and craft shop with many retro items houses three floors of items.
Location: 212 E. Henderson St., Cleburne, TX 76031
Train lovers will want to check out this museum that is dedicated to collecting and preserving artifacts related to the history of the railroad in Cleburne. Admission is free.
Location: 206 N. Main St., Cleburne, TX 76033
Take the whole family for a day of family fun at this waterpark that boasts two pools with two slides, a lazy river, a splash pad and a play structure.
Location: 1010 Hillsboro St., Cleburne, TX 67033
How to Get to
Cleburne State Park
From the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area, you can take US-67 S. and TX-P21 to reach the park. You can also get there by driving on I-30 W. to Chisholm Trail Parkway. Be prepared with change since the parkway charges tolls. You can also drive US-67 S. to I-20 W. to reach the park at 5800 Park Road 21, Cleburne, TX 76033.
Entering Cleburne State Park
The park is open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Per adult : $5
Children 12 and younger may enter for free.
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