Johnson Park, Abilene, TX

Lake Fort Phantom Hill

City of Abilene, TX

Free Camping at Lake Fort Phantom Hill

Located at the north end of Lake Fort Phantom Hill, next to the dam, Johnson Park is largely a day-use area for picnics. However, camping is still permitted here by city ordinance, but there are no RV sites. Rather, you're expected to park in the parking lots, and set up tents on the grounds. You can still technically sleep inside your van, truck, or SUV, as long as your vehicle can fit in a parking space.


Lake Fort Phantom Hill

City of Abilene, TX

City of Abilene

Tel: (325) 676-6217


GPS: 32.6134, -99.6787

Reservations: First come, first served

Camping Fee: None

Permit: None

Max Stay: 48 hours

Amenities: Large group pavilion • Outdoor classroom • Playground • Sand volleyball court • Picnic sites • Barbecue facilities • Kayak trail • Disc golf site • Open play field • Sidewalks and trails • Restrooms • New park road, parking, and lighting.

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Johnson Park

Johnson Park, and Seabee Park are the only two free campgrounds in the entire City of Abilene. Johnson Park has the cleaner grounds, more modern facilities, and more maintained roads, however camping is largely in tents only. You can still technically camp here with your vehicle, but there are no RV sites here. You’re required to park in the parking lots (for standard-sized vehicles), and either sleep in your car, or set up a tent.

For RV camping, you’re better off going to Seabee Park instead.

Otherwise, Johnson Park may be fine for van campers and truck campers. There are no hookups here, however.

Johnson Park is not normally quiet. It’s normally full of local families having weekend campouts. If you want to stay here, it’s best to arrive from Monday to Thursday.

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