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Offline mcparsons

KATY trail: camping
« on: April 28, 2011, 01:49:38 pm »
I'm planning to ride the KATY in late June with my children. Reading the other threads  it sounds like cheap or free camping requires advance planning. I'd rather take it day by day and react to the weather and the kid's moods.  Is that unreasonable?  Can we roll into a town park at 5:00 PM and find someone to let us camp?  Should I just get a list of town police department phone numbers and call ahead at the lunch stop?  Do the paid campgrounds fill up enough to require reservations?

Offline litespeed

Re: KATY trail: camping
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2011, 02:40:45 pm »
I rode the Katy Trail a few years ago. I pitched camp at - in order - the big athletic center near the trail in Clinton (free), the campground/restaurant near New Franklin and the campground near Bluffton. All of these were very lightly occupied. I left the trail at Dutzow. I doubt you'll have any problem finding a place to camp. The only problem I had was a boiling hot spell. Make sure you pick up a copy of the Katy Trail guidebook by Brett Dufur.