Indian Mounds Campground, Hemphill, TX

Sabine River Authority of Texas


Free Camping Near Hemphill, TX

This is a developed campground currently offered for free. It is technically on land owned by Sabine National Forest, but all surface management is handled by Sabine River Authority of Texas under a joint-use agreement. Previously, this campground required a fee, but in 2022 it was converted for free for an indefinite period.


River Authority Office

Tel: (409) 565-2273

Official campground webpage


GPS: 31.3116, -93.6963

Elevation: 236 feet

Reservations: First come, first served

Camping Fee: None

Permit: None

Max stay: 28 days

Amenities: Picnic tables, cooking grills, vault toilet

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Camping at Indian Mounds Campground

Indian Mounds Campground, situated along the Toledo Bend Reservoir near Hemphill, TX, offers a straightforward camping experience with a mix of basic amenities and natural surroundings. This campground features several primitive campsites suitable for tent camping, along with a few sites that can accommodate small RVs or trailers. Each campsite includes a fire ring and picnic table. The campground has a boat ramp providing access to the reservoir, facilitating activities such as boating and fishing. There are no electrical or water hookups available, and campers must rely on portable sanitation solutions as there are no restrooms or showers on-site.

Campsites are spaced well-enough apart to offer some privacy, with enough distance from one another to accommodate small groups. The campground area is covered with trees that provide shade throughout the day. A network of trails in the surrounding forest allows for hiking and wildlife observation. The main road into the campground is unpaved but generally passable for most vehicles, although larger RVs may find it challenging to navigate.

The City of Hemphill, TX is only 13 miles away and offers a wide choice of shopping, dining, supplies, and fuel.

Note that this campground offers up to 28 days of camping.

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