July 4th weekend is barely six weeks away, but even with higher fuel prices, campsites across Texas are already booking up quickly for the holiday weekend, according to the Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO).
“Folks still want to get away and camping is an excellent option. The best advice we can offer is to plan ahead and book your reservations now because the most popular campgrounds always book up first,” said Brian Schaeffer, executive director, and CEO of TACO, which hosts TexasCampgrounds.com, a travel planning website.
TexasCampgrounds.com provides descriptions, photos, and links to more than 400 campgrounds, RV parks, and resorts across the Lone Star State, many of which have park model RVs, cabins, and other rental accommodations.
“Many RVers like to travel with family and friends who don’t have RVs, but they can still spend the weekend together at campgrounds, RV parks, and resorts that have quality rental accommodations,” Schaeffer said.
Some RV parks across the Lone Star State that are eager to host RVers along with their friends and family over July 4th weekend include Pecan Park Riverside RV Park in San Marcos. Located on a scenic bluff overlooking the San Marcos River, this park is a popular location for river tubing enthusiasts. The campground, which has access to nature trails, has 116 spacious RV sites, many of which are shaded by mature pecan trees. Premium sites feature gas barbecue grills. Amenities include an indoor swimming pool and hot tub, Jacuzzi tubs and two off leash dog parks, a children’s playground, and children’s library area.
San Jacinto Riverfront RV Resort in Highlands features over 300 concrete RV sites with full hookups, including several river-view RV sites with private spas. The park also has luxury rental accommodations, a riverfront clubhouse, parking for boats and trailers, and climate-controlled storage facilities.
Sea Breeze RV Community Resort in Portland offers bay view RV sites, a private lighted fishing pier, and a heated pool with a waterfall and a beautiful view of the Corpus Christi skyline. Other amenities include exercise equipment, a TV lounge, and a large fully equipped clubhouse. Wi-Fi is also available.
Meanwhile, 145-site Texan RV Ranch in Mansfield is within 20 minutes from major Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex attractions, including Cowboys Stadium, Hurricane Harbor, and Hawaiian Falls. The park features big rig-friendly pull-through RV sites as well as one-bedroom and two-bedroom rental accommodations. Amenities include a swimming pool, a pavilion, and free Wi-Fi and cable TV. Learn more at https://texanrvranch.com/.
Texas Ranch RV Resort in Alvarado spans across 100 acres of Texas grassland, with 50 acres of oversized RV sites and another 50 acres of recreational area. The park features a fishing pond. Other new amenities include a swimming pool, a clubhouse, an exercise room, and a banquet hall with a large kitchen.
Last but not least on the list, the Vineyards Campground & Cabins in Grapevine occupies 52 acres of an 850-acre mostly wooded scenic area encircling Grapevine Lake. The park offers RV sites with concrete pads as well as furnished cabins. Amenities include cable television and upgraded Wi-Fi service and a pavilion as well as kayak and bicycle rentals. Learn more at https://www.vineyardscampground.com/.
Schaeffer noted that companies like Manfield-based Athens / Champion Park Models are also supplying Texas campgrounds with fully furnished park model-style cabins and cottages with separate bedrooms, kitchens, and bathrooms. You’ll find these types of rental accommodations at numerous campgrounds, including Sun Outdoors Texas Hill Country in New Braunfels, Sun Outdoors Lake Travis in Austin, and Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in Kerrville.
Based in Crowley, the Texas Association of Campground Owners is the trade association that represents campgrounds, RV parks, and resorts across the Lone Star State.
The redesigned TexasCampgrounds.com also provides links to RV dealers, repair centers, and RV aftermarket suppliers; other travel and tourism resources in Texas; as well as the annual RV Travel & Camping Guide to Texas, which is available for free in both digital and print formats.
Featured image from Vineyards Campground and Cabins.