The time to book a Labor Day camping getaway is now, said the Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO).
“While demand for RV sites and cabins is at record levels, you can still find excellent campsites and rental accommodations if you plan ahead, even over Labor Day weekend if you make your reservations now,” said Brian Schaeffer, executive director, and CEO of TACO, which hosts TexasCampgrounds.com, the 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.
The association gave a sampling of RV parks across the Lone Star State that campers can visit to celebrate the Labor Day weekend
First on the list is Fredericksburg RV Park in Fredericksburg which features all pull-through sites; a clubhouse with modern kitchen facilities, a big screen TV and rec room; a gym and fitness center; a koi pond with water features and ducks; horseshoe pits; and free cable and WiFi.
Next is Hidden Creek RV Resort in Bryan. This park currently has 98 RV sites, from economy sites to premium pull-through sites for big rigs. The park also offers six rental cabins. Another 42 RV sites are being added this year, including buddy sites. Park amenities include a swimming pool, fitness center, tether ball, a walking trail, a fishing pond, clubhouse, fire pit, two off-leash dog park, and planned seasonal activities.
In San Marcos, Pecan Park Riverside RV Park is a campground 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 a 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.
There is also Sea Breeze RV Community Resort in Portland which features 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.
Texan RV Ranch in Mansfield is a 145-site park 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/.
Next, Texas Ranch RV Resort in Alvarado, which spans 100 acres of Texas grassland, has 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.
In Grapevine, The Vineyards Campground & Cabins 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 Malakoff-based Platinum Cottages are also supplying Texas campgrounds with fully furnished park model style cabins and cottages with separate bedrooms, kitchens, and bathrooms. You’ll find these rental accommodations at numerous campgrounds, including Sun Outdoors Hill Country RV Resort 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.