Texas Parks Expect a Busy Holiday Weekend
Campground operators across the Lone Star State anticipate a busy Memorial Day weekend, but some parks still have a few open RV and tent sites as well as a few cabin rentals available.
“We’ve surveyed our members and identified at least 14 campgrounds, RV parks and resorts that still have room to accommodate last-minute bookings,” Brian Schaeffer, executive director and CEO of the Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO), stated in a news release. The association hosts www.TexasCampgrounds.com and www.TexasCabinRentals.net.
Here’s a sampling of parks with vacancies and an overview of their onsite amenities:
- Abilene KOA in Abeline: Located in a former pecan grove, this park has pull through sites as well as camping cabins available. Onsite amenities include a swimming pool, camp store, a grassy dog park, and tables for billiards and ping pong.
- Austin Lone Star RV Resort in Austin: This park, which recently installed in new swimming pool, has lots of spaces available. Amenities include an exercise room and playground as well as complimentary cable TV and Wi-Fi.
- Bay View RV Resort in Rockport: This park, which has a new swimming pool, features a variety of activities, including a Memorial Day picnic and arts and crafts activities.
- Colonia del Rey RV Park in Corpus Christi: This park is near several Corpus Christi area attractions, including Padre Island National Seashore and the U.S.S. Lexington.
- Crockett Family Resort in Crockett: This park features RV sites and cabins; a marina, boats, lunker bass fishing, volleyball, horseshoes and miniature golf.
- Farm Country RV Park in Bandera: This campground is located on a 365-acre Hill Country stock farm with hiking and photography opportunities as well as opportunities to see local wildlife, including white tail deer, roadrunners and wild turkeys. The campground also has a vegetable garden.
- Greyhound RV Park in Corpus Christi: This park is near several Corpus Christi area attractions, including Padre Island National Seashore and the U.S.S. Lexington.
- Lake Falling Star RV Resort in McMahan: This 64-acre resort overlooks Tinney Lake. Bird watching opportunities abound. The newest amenities include a new granite walkway along the waterfront.
- Lake Medina RV Resort in Lakehills: Amenities at this park include a mountain bike trail, a pet park and rental cottages. There are also opportunities for wildlife viewing.
- Roadrunner RV Park in Johnson City: This park’s amenities include a rental cabin, a meeting room, library and fitness center.
- Sea Breeze RV Park in Portland: This park has a private lighted fishing pier, a swimming pool and hot tub, open and covered patios, exercise equipment, a TV lounge and a large clubhouse.
- Travelers World RV Resort in San Antonio: This park is located three miles from the Alamo and the historic River Walk. Amenities include a swimming pool and hot tub as well as complimentary cable TV and Wi-Fi.
Based in Crowley, the Texas Association of Campground Owners (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.