Texas Parks Begin Filling for Spring Break
Spring break is fast approaching in Texas.
“Some of our parks are already filling up for Spring Break,” said Brian Schaeffer, executive director and CEO of the Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO), which hosts two travel planning websites, www.TexasCampgrounds.com and www.TexasCabinRentals.net.
In the Dallas/Fort Worth area, The Vineyards Campground & Cabins on Grapevine Lake (http://vineyardscampground.com) is gearing up for big crowds. “We are ramping up our golf carts inventory to handle the crowds,” said campground manager Joe Moore. “We also have an endless supply of firewood and s’mores ingredients and we’ve made our list of ice creams to have on board. We even have a new T-shirt design to roll out.”
Moore said The Vineyards will have planned activities throughout spring break period. “March is when the fish really start biting out on the lake,” he said, adding that the park has kayak, paddle boat and bicycle rentals.
“Our nature trail will be filled with young song birds and hoots from the owls,” he said.
Further south, Hill Country RV Resort in New Braunfels (http://hillcountryrvresortnb.com) is planning several activities in the spring break period, including nightly Disney movies, marshmallow roasts, donut socials, kids crafts and Karaoke events, according to park manager Bryan Kastleman. The park’s amenities include an indoor heated pool and a jumping pillow, said .
Some parks anticipate a busy March because spring break schedules vary by school district.
“Our spring break will be most busy from March 7-17,” said Larry Jones, who owns the Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in Canyon Lake (http://jellystonehillcountry.com), which has both RV sites and rental accommodations. But the park also expects to be busy from March 18-24 because some schools in Texas and Oklahoma have their spring break at that time.
Jellystone Park activities will include kids crafts, laser tag and visits by Yogi and friends.
While campgrounds, RV parks and resorts expect to be full for spring break, several parks still had some sites and / or rental accommodations available as of last week. They include:
— Colonia del Rey RV Park (http://ccrvresorts.com) in Corpus Christi.
— Greyhound RV Park (http://ccrvresorts.com) in Corpus Christi.
— Lake Falling Star RV Resort (www.lakefallingstarrvresort.com) in McMahan.
— Padre Palms RV Park (http://ccrvresorts.com) in Corpus Christi.
— Texas Lakeside RV Resort (www.texaslakesidervresort.com) in Port Lavaca, which is also offering $25 gift card to campers who prepay for a campsite for one week.
Based in Crowley, TACO is the trade association that represents campgrounds, RV parks and resorts across the Lone Star State. The association’s 2013 RV Travel & Camping Guide to Texas highlights the fact that Texas is a birders' paradise and includes detailed information on campgrounds, RV parks and resorts, as well as old Western style maps. RV and camping enthusiasts can order the nearly 150-page directory online by visiting www.TexasCampgrounds.com.
The 2013 RV Travel & Camping Guide to Texas is also posted on the website in digital page-turning format. For more information about the directory or camping in Texas, please call Brian Schaeffer at (817) 307-0129 or visit www.TexasCampgrounds.com and www.TexasCabinRentals.net.