There’s no doubt about it, Texas is big and very popular among RVers. You have everything from coastal towns to sprawling metropolis and even desert landscapes. Texas is full of great sights and sounds but I’ve managed to whittle it down to my top five RV parks, grounds and sites for the Lone Star State.
Oasis RV Resort: Amarillo
When most people think classic Texas they’re thinking of Amarillo, stay at Oasis RV Resort to experience what Texas has to offer. You don’t have to live like the Texans of the old west as Oasis has your amenities and facilities covered. Concrete pads have full utility hookups with free cable TV and Internet access. The showers and bathrooms all have nice private stalls. There’s plenty more to make this an oasis including onsite propane, exercise facilities, a dog run, clubhouse, a pool, spa and more.
One of the prime attractions of the area is one of Texas’s most highly rated State Parks, Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Hike, bike or take a horse to experience the area. For family friendly activities you have the Amarillo Zoo, Splash Amarillo RV Park, Wonderland Park and plenty of other great activities. Old school RVers will love Amarillo’s distance from the old Route 66.
South Padre Island KOA: South Padre Island
This resort town is perfect for RVers who want to relax in the sunshine or do some excellent saltwater fishing. You get all of the amenities and features you’ve grown to love with KOA at the South Padre Island KOA. This KOA can handle rigs up to 98’ with their full utility hookups, picnic table, cable TV and Wi-Fi access. Bathrooms, showers and laundry facilities are kept neat and tidy for your use. This KOA has several other amenities and features including a dog park, fitness center, on site restaurant, camp store and even a tour shuttle to explore what South Padre Island has to offer.
South Padre Island has been drawing in tourists for a while due to its lovely weather, soft sandy beaches and warm gulf waters. One of the most popular activities is renting out a charter for offshore or deep sea fishing, see if you can’t land a big one! For the kids there’s the Black Dragon Pirate Ship and Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark, not to mention some great shopping and dining.
Oak Forest RV Park: Austin
Austin has just about everything from outdoors areas to live venues and some of the best food in the nation and Oak Forest RV Park is a great place to stay to experience all Austin has to offer. You get full utility hookups, cable TV and high-speed internet access on wide sites nestled in 15 acres of quiet meadows. Your shower, restroom and laundry facilities are all kept very clean for a relaxed time. Staff comes and takes out your trash daily and Oak Forest RV Park rounds out their facilities and amenities with a fitness center, pools and hot tubs, library and RV park games.
Oak Forest is only ten minutes from all the fun of downtown Austin. There’s something for everyone as Austin offers a diverse array of history, culture, live entertainment, excellent food, shopping and sightseeing. We recommend biking the Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail to get a great feel of Austin. Also take some time to soak in Barton Springs Pool to beat the Texas heat.
Maverick Ranch RV Park: Lajitas
Saddle up at Maverick Ranch RV Park and explore the sights and sounds of southern Texas. Maverick RV Ranch RV Park may remind you of the old west but there’s plenty of amenities. This scenic campsite provides full utility hookups, cable TV and internet access. You’ve got plenty of showers, restrooms and laundry facilities to wash off the dust and dirt of the day. Other amenities and facilities at Maverick include group pavilions, picnic areas, dump station, clubhouse and more.
You can begin your southern Texas journey at Maverick, first up to explore is the Rio Grande and desert trails of Big Bend National Park. Big Bend is home to more than 450 species of bird making it a birdwatcher’s paradise. You can also take guided river tours, bike rides or you even take a private plane ride over the area. Maverick Ranch is first and foremost a golf resort so feel free to work on your handicap while staying here.
Medina Highpoint Resort: Medina
Medina Highpoint Resort is your home base to explore the history and sights of the Texas Hill Country. They aren’t kidding when they call this place a resort. You get plenty of amenities at your site like 20/30/50 amp hookups along with water, sewer all on a spacious concrete site, large enough for to park a vehicle on as well. The bathrooms, showers and laundry facilities are all kept in excellent condition. There’s a convenience store with plenty of supplies, fire pits, playgrounds, an onsite restaurant and a concierge to help you to decide what to do in the area.
Speaking of the area, Medina is right in Hill Country and full of all sorts of activities. For people who need to be outside you have Enchanted Rock State Park, the Hill Country State Recreation Area or taking a canoe down the Guadalupe River. Art and culture loves can appreciate the Museum of Western Art or the Woodrose Winery and history buffs have the National Museum of the Pacific War and the legendary Alamo is less than an hour away.
Texas offers a wide range of travel destinations for those RVing through the south.