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Lonestar Sportsman: Interview with Suzy Beaird from Lake Sam Rayburn KOA

Posted on: January 28th, 2015 by admin No Comments

Lake Sam Rayburn KOATune in to Lonestar Sportsman on News Radio 1200 WOAI every Saturday morning from 5-7 a.m. to hear interviews from Texas Campground (TACO) members as they weigh in on the RVing and camping lifestyle.  Click play below to listen to the interview or visit our SoundCloud channel.

This Saturday’s show featured an interview with Suzy Beaird from Lake Sam Rayburn KOA – a fisherman’s paradise set in the thicket of the deep East Texas Piney Woods. This park is located in Brookeland, TX, about two hours east of Houston.

Lake Sam Rayburn KOA is one of the prettiest places in all of Texas. The park is surrounded by the Angelina National Forest and the Sabine National Forest. Fish enthusiasts travel to Lake Sam Rayburn all year round, as it’s the largest lake in Texas with fish biting every day.

The Historical Mill Creek runs through Lake Sam Rayburn KOA and feeds into the lake. There’s truly a sense of peace and quiet in the secluded pine trees. Take a day trip to the area towns, or take a beautiful drive to the national forests.

Lake Sam Rayburn KOA is the perfect place for any camping enthusiast. The park offers 30 and 50-amp RV sites, theme lodges, cottages, cabins and tent sites. There are many opportunities for outdoor activities on their 300-acre property. There is also a 10-acre stock fishing pond stocked with 5,000 fish – a perfect place to bring the kids for family fishing. Host your next family reunion or RV rally at Lake Sam Rayburn KOA. It’s the perfect place! For more information on Lake Sam Rayburn KOA, visit their website.

 

 

 

 

 

Lonestar Sportsman: Interview with Teri Blaschke from Hidden Valley RV

Posted on: January 19th, 2015 by admin No Comments

2015 Camping GuideTune in to Lonestar Sportsman on News Radio 1200 WOAI every Saturday morning from 5-7 a.m. to hear interviews from Texas Campground (TACO) members as they weigh in on the RVing and camping lifestyle. This Saturday’s interview featured a session with Teri Blaschke from Hidden Valley RV Park near San Antonio. Click play below to listen to the interview or visit our SoundCloud channel to listen to it and other interviews.

Teri speaks on the different types of residents at Hidden Valley. There are several families who are permanent residents, several who work seasonally and stay at the park temporarily, and travelers who return each year for a particular season.

Hidden Valley’s RV sites are upgraded to handle advancements in RV size. The park recently upgraded their electrical hookups to provide a minimum of 50 amp. As more families travel full-time, work on the road, and come for a variety of reasons, Hidden Valley is equipped to keep up.

What makes Hidden Valley unique is the strong focus on customer service. Teri comes from a background of customer service and has worked for 40 years in the business, 30 of those at Hidden Valley. Management is always willing to meet customers’ needs and requests.

This quiet, country atmosphere is set in the heart of South Texas. The park is close to San Antonio’s major attractions, such as the River Walk and Alamo. Hidden Valley is open year-round, and Winter Texans and snowbirds love the wonderful weather.  For more information on Hidden Valley RV Park, visit their website.

 

 

TACO Showcases Camping Guide at Houston RV Show  

Posted on: January 11th, 2015 by admin No Comments

2015 Camping GuideTACO is taking a trip out to Houston, Texas for the 51st Annual Houston RV Show. At the show, Texas Campgrounds will be setting up a booth to showcase our 2015 camping guide and hand out copies.

The Houston RV Show, taking place February 4 – 8, 2015, is the largest in Texas with over 600 units on display. The event is under the sponsorship of the Recreational Vehicle Dealers of Texas and covers all elements of the RV industry.

Special attractions and events include an appearance by Yogi Bear courtesy of Lone Star Yogi Campground in Waller, TX. Billy Thibodeaux will present seminars that include information on RV towing, upgrades for performance and entertainment, RV maintenance and mobile technology.

TACO’s free camping guide allows customers to directly access RV parks, campgrounds and industry supporters. Whether you’re looking to hook up an RV, rent a cottage or pop a tent, Texas Campgrounds includes parks that offer a variety of sites and campground experiences.

For more information about Texas Campgrounds, and to find your next camping destination, visit our website.

 

All Valley RV Show Highlights Camping in the Rio Grande Valley

Posted on: January 3rd, 2015 by admin No Comments

Birding CenterIf you’re looking for sunny skies and warmer temperatures, the Rio Grande Valley is for you. There is plenty to do and see in the Valley, and the All Valley RV and Outdoor Show will highlight the many activities available.

The All Valley RV and Outdoor Show will take place from January 15 – 18, 2015. Vendors will gather and set up booths to include all sports and outdoor activities available in the Rio Grande Valley.

The Rio Grande Valley is the perfect destination for “snowbirds”, people who travel to Texas for the winter to escape their winter blues. The Valley offers a lower cost of living and a friendly reception from the population. Outdoor and public activities offer plenty of entertainment so you can enjoy your time any way you choose.

The subtropical climate in the Valley enables guests and residents to enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities, from golfing to fishing, birding or traveling through nature. With breathtaking sunsets, the Valley will feel like your own bit of paradise.

The All Valley RV and Outdoor Show will highlight the wonderful aspects of RVing in the Valley. TACO will be setting up a booth to engage with potential customers and hand out our new 2015 camping guide. For more information about the All Valley RV and Outdoor Show, visit the website. Texas Campgrounds offers a wide variety of RV parks, dealers and campsites in the Valley. To find your next home away from home, visit our website.

Have a Wonderful Vacation in Marshall, TX

Posted on: December 24th, 2014 by admin No Comments

Merry Christmas from Texas Campgrounds! It’s not too late to catch some holiday fun. Come out to Marshall, TX for the Wonderland of Lights, and celebrate the holidays on vacation.

The Wonderland of Lights will be open until December 31, 2014. The family-friendly event rivals the best Christmas lighting events in the country, with thousands of white lights illuminating the Historic Harrison County Courthouse and beautiful Downtown Marshal. Take a spin on the outdoor ice skating rink and stop into Santa’s Workshop and Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen. A beautiful horse-drawn carriage ride will put you in the holiday spirit. There will be entertainment for the whole family!

Balloon Art and Face Painting are free at this event! Ice-skating costs $10 per session and carriage rides are $15 per person, or $12 per person for a group of six. Advance purchase is required for group-rate tickets. For more information, call 903-702-7000.

Stop by Texas Campgrounds to find a campground near Marshall, TX, and spend the holidays having fun with your family. Whether you’re looking to hook up an RV, rent a cottage or pop a tent, Texas Campgrounds includes parks that offer a variety of sites and campground experiences. Find your new home away from home and end 2014 with the vacation you’ve needed all year.

 

 

Celebrate College Football in North Texas

Posted on: December 18th, 2014 by admin No Comments

Football season is coming to a close, which means it’s time for championship games. Don’t miss the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship in North Texas. Texas Campgrounds is your solution to booking a great family football vacation in the North Texas area.

The National Championship will take place on January 12, 2015 at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX with kickoff at 7:30 p.m. Tailgating will start at 12 p.m., so grab the family, your truck and tasty food for a bit of pre-game fun.

If you can’t wait that long to see the game, come out early for the Playoff Fan Central, a multi-day fan festival that gives fans the total experience. Bands, cheerleaders, and mascots will perform at mini pep rallies for each team. Interactive games, sponsor activities, special guest appearances and exhibits will bring the game to life and get you in a cheering spirit. Playoff Fan Central takes place Friday – Sunday, January 9 – 11, 2015.

So what are you waiting for? Get the family together and book your vacation now at one of Texas Campgrounds’ premier RV Parks and campsites. From Arlington to Dallas, Fort Worth, Mansfield and surrounding areas, Texas Campgrounds has numerous parks that offer a wide variety of amenities. Find your new home away from home at the Texas Campgrounds website. For more information on the College Football Playoff National Championship, visit the website.

TACO Shares RVing Tips on the Lone Star Sportsman

Posted on: December 9th, 2014 by admin No Comments

You might have heard Texas Campgrounds’ name if you were tuned into the radio last weekend. TACO has a weekly Saturday morning spot on the Lone Star Sportsman with Alan Warren.

Screen Shot 2014-12-09 at 3.10.03 PMThe Lone Star Sportsman airs every Saturday morning from 5 – 7 a.m. on 1200 WOAI news radio in San Antonio, and is hosted by Alan Warren. During his 30-year career in outdoor TV, Warren traveled the globe looking for the best hunting and fishing destinations. When he returned to Texas his passion didn’t dwindle. Tune in for an engaging mix of outdoor information and education about conservation, property rights and more.

The radio show is fun for anyone who loves the great outdoors, and here at Texas Campgrounds, we certainly do. Our weekly spot on the show invites TACO members to discuss our parks and the RVing lifestyle. From buying an RV to traveling south for the winter, TACO discusses everything you need to know about making your vacation your dream getaway. To listen to recordings of Texas Campgrounds on the Lone Star Sportsman, visit Sound Cloud.

Stop by Texas Campgrounds to find a campground near your destination. Whether you’re looking to hook up an RV, rent a cottage or pop a tent, Texas Campgrounds includes parks that offer a variety of sites and campground experiences.

Say Hello to Mild Winters and Sunny Skies

Posted on: December 2nd, 2014 by admin No Comments

Are you dreaming of a sunny Christmas? Longing for mild winters and clear Texas skies? Come down to the South Rio Grande Valley for the winter, and let your troubles melt away.

TACOEscape the snow, ice and wintery mix. Stash away the snow shovels. The Rio Grande Valley of Texas attracts Winter Texans from all over the country. Enjoy mild temperatures and breathtaking sunsets. With birding, wildlife refuges, movie theaters, museums and shopping, there’s plenty to do and see!

This tropical region of Deep South Texas has an abundant culture, warm climate, tropical beauty and delicious local produce. Small towns and cities are brimming with Southern Texas charm and down-home hospitality. Culture, art and history combine in one can’t-miss experience. The Valley is your home away from home, so what are you waiting for?

Visit Texas Campgrounds to find an RV Park in the Valley. Texas Campgrounds is an association of “resorts where folks can visit with their friends and families.” Escape your winter blues, and find the perfect campground to suit your needs.

 

 

 

See San Antonio’s River Walk Sparkle

Posted on: November 24th, 2014 by admin No Comments

San Antonio’s own River Walk will transform into a Winter Wonderland this week, and you won’t want to miss it. Celebrate the holiday season with a relaxing camping vacation.
Ford Holiday River ParadeEnjoy the Ford Holiday River Parade and Lighting Ceremony on Friday, November 28, 2014 from 7 – 9 p.m. The parade will travel along the River Walk, and it will feature illuminated floats with celebrities on board, bands that set you in cheery spirits and costumed participants. This year’s theme is “Holiday Celebrations Around the World,” so come get a taste of what Christmas season is like all across the globe.

Celebrate unique cultural differences and view spectacularly decorated floats. The River Walk will be filled with holiday carols and symphonic favorites. Over 80,000 Christmas lights will make this event simply dazzling. Tickets are available online until Thursday, November 27 at 7 p.m.

To find a campground near San Antonio, visit Texas Campgrounds. Texas Campgrounds is an association of “resorts where folks can visit with their friends and families.” Spend quality time with your loved ones this holiday season, and find the perfect campground to suit your needs.

Texas Veteran Attractions

Posted on: November 11th, 2013 by admin No Comments

It doesn’t have to be Veterans’ Day for you to enjoy all of the military museums in Texas, but now is a good time to find one near a Texas RV Park or Resort you’ll be staying at during this holiday. We posted last week about parades around the state, and you can check out these museums and attractions to salute our nation’s heroes as well.

The USS Lexington is a World War II aircraft carrier that is now docked permanently in Corpus Christi. Visitors can board the ship to learn about its history, experience virtual battle stations, flight simulator and watch movies in the 3D Mega Theatre.

The U.S. Veteran’s Museum is located in Granbury, Texas, just southwest of the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex. The museum is open to the public and has many military artifacts to educate the community on our American military history.

The National Vietnam War Museum features exhibits on the men and women who served in the war, as well as Vietnamese culture and history and of the Americans who supported and opposed the war. The museum is located in Mineral Wells, only 50 miles west of Fort Worth.

Texas is fortunate to be home to these and many more museums and memorials paying tribute to our nation’s veterans. Whether it’s Veteran’s Day or not, these attractions are worth visiting, and there’s always a Texas campground nearby. Visit TexasCampgrounds.com to search for RV parks and resorts by attraction, city or region.

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