Land. That’s what we think of when we hear Texas. Endless swaths of wide, open land as far as the eye can see. Land so generous you could fit several small countries inside its 270,000 square miles.
Lesser known, however, might be the diverse geographical features of all that land. To say you’re camping in Texas could mean you’re pitching a tent among the rolling mountain ranges of the Big Bend region – or the sandy Gulf Coast beaches of Padre Island National Seashore, the longest undeveloped barrier island in the world. It could invoke images of hushed bayous, glistening lakes, a cool green prairie – or a night spent under a twinkling blanket of stars in the desert. No matter where you land in the Lone Star State, you'll probably find the best weather come spring and fall, when the extreme temps of summer have died down and the sunshine-filled days beg to be explored outdoors.