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Camping Emma Long Park(Is it Allowed?)

Camping is allowed at Emma Long Park for both RV and tents. You can reserve a spot or just show up. They have primitive and improved camping.

If you are an adventure junkie and love exploring nature in its rawest form, we are quite certain that you will fall in love with the majestic Emma Long Park at the very first glance itself.

For the uninitiated, Emma Long Metropolitan Park is essentially a municipal park on the shores of Lake Austin and is a breathtaking spot to spend a day camping with your friends and family.


First things first, this park, situated at the shores of Lake Austin welcomes campers and other tourists all seven days of a week. The most astonishing bit of the park is the long stretch of juniper and oak trees that stunningly circumscribe the coastline.

Besides the breathtaking scenery, the park has a small yet, alluring sandy beach that can be accessed by everyone, boats, ample opportunities for swimming, and trails for hiking.


You’ll find the place magnetizing most of its crowds around afternoons; therefore, if you want to steer away from the chaos and absorb every ounce of the tranquility that the place has to offer, arrive early. What distinguishes Emma Long Park from all the other notable camping sites is that it has something for everyone despite their age groups, choices, and preferences. You can simply lie around on the beach and read a book for as long as you want, indulge in some fun in the waters, or stroll around its peripheries. If you have kids or elders accompanying you, we can vouch for the fact that the bounties of the park will keep them entertained throughout.

Bear in mind that if you want to visit the park between Thursdays and Sundays, you will have to make reservations and obtain day passes through phone or online registration system.


You can bring along your dog too but, in that case, you will not be able to set up a camp near the beach area. The park principally provides three forms of campsites and they are namely, utility campsites, grove campsites, and bluff campsites. Depending on your needs and on how far you want the beach to be located, you can make your choice.

Another important thing here is, Emma Long Park permits both primitive and premium camping. For primitive camping, you can avail the basic water and electricity supply by shelling out some extra bucks and as far as premium camping is concerned, the rates of water and electricity will be included with the pitch fare itself.

The camping reservations already have the per-day fees for one vehicle included in them. This implies that if you drive more than one vehicle or RV into the park’s premises, you will be charged extra.

The park has special amenities for disabled people as well. Before you pay for the reservation, ensure that you are not including the charges of the specially-abled person because they would receive free entry through day-use passes.

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