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Summer Vacation is Still On

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

Rain, rain, go away! Our hearts go out to the families impacted by the floods. If you’re concerned about your summer reservations, we have good news. Many of our parks are free of flooding and are ready for you to come enjoy the summer.

heartTexas Campgrounds is an association of campgrounds and RV parks all across Texas. Whether you’re eyeing San Antonio, dreaming of strolling down the River Walk, or wanting to head south to the Rio Grande Valley, TACO has a place for you to feel right at home. Swing up to North Texas and enjoy many sports events, from Rangers baseball to hockey and more. Or venture out to East Texas and enjoy the beautiful pine trees. As always, the beautiful hills and delicious wines in the Texas Hill Country might be calling your name.

Don’t let the rain put a damper on your summer vacation plans. Feel free to call any of our parks to check their flooding conditions. To search for a park, simply visit our website and select “Find a Park.” You can search by park name, city or region. Each search result will pull up an information page that includes contact information for the park, as well as their website. So simply call, then pack your bags and have a new adventure this summer!

Whether you’re an RVer, a tent camper or a cottage renter, Texas Campgrounds includes parks for every type of adventurer. Travel somewhere new, or revisit your favorite destination. Stop by the Texas Campgrounds website to enter your name into a quarterly drawing to win a $250 Valero gift card, and to find more information about your next camping destination.

 

 

 

Music Festivals and the Lone Star State

Posted on: May 28th, 2015 by Joe Laing No Comments

What better reason to come RV camping in Texas than the chance to attend an exciting multi-day music festival? Held year-round throughout the state, Texas music fests are famous for their top-notch entertainers and friendly hospitality. Even better, most are within a short drive of a top-notch RV campground. Here are five to consider as you’re planning your next camping trip to Texas.

Kerrville Folk Festival – Quiet Valley Ranch, Kerrville – May 21 to June 6

Come immerse yourself in the family-friendly festival atmosphere and the chance to hear beloved artists such as Emmylou Harris and David Crosby. Held at Quiet Valley Ranch just south of Kerrville, TX, this annual folk festival features dozens of acts, workshops of interest to budding musicians and activities for every age music fan.

There’s a campground on-site, but it fills up fast. If you don’t secure a campsite on the Ranch, there are plenty of excellent campgrounds near Kerrville.

Dallas International Guitar Festival – Fair Park, Dallas – May 29-31

Since 1978, guitar enthusiasts from around the globe have met in Dallas to celebrate the guitar and the world-class guitarists who take music to whole new heights. Whether RV campers love to listen to, or play, the guitar, they’re going to want to make this festival an annual camping destination. Located at Fair Park just outside downtown Dallas, the events are easy to reach from most Dallas area campgrounds. Rock on!

UtopiaFest – Utopia – Labor Day Weekend

What to expect at this music fest: Family friendly, free camping (no hookups), an eclectic lineup of bands, and tickets limited to 2,000 to create a cozy, fan-centered experience. An hour and a half west of San Antonio in beautiful Texas Hill Country, it’s one of the Lone Star State’s best festivals. Click here for Central Texas campgrounds if you prefer to camp away from the crowds. Tip: Buy your tickets early!

Salmon Lake Park Bluegrass Festival – Grapeland – Labor Day Weekend

For decades, bluegrass fans who love to camp in a lovely rural setting have flocked to Salmon Lake in Grapeland, Texas on Labor Day Weekend. The combination of lakeside listening, a homey, family atmosphere (think opening night potluck dinner!) and hours on end of classic bluegrass music draws big crowds year after year. Camp on-site or reserve a campsite

Austin City Limits Music Festival – Austin – October 2-4, October 9-11

Where else but the Live Music Capital of the World can you experience a world-class festival with dozens of acts offering an amazing range of music? Austin’s fame as a live music paradise has built this festival into two full weekends of listening enjoyment. Held at the city’s Zilker Park, this celebration offers attractions for the entire family, in addition to awesome performances on multiple stages. 2015 weekend one is sold out, so if you’re planning to come to Austin, get those weekend two tickets now! Here’s a link to Austin area RV campgrounds to help you plan your trip.

These are just five of the music festivals that draw RV campers each year to Texas. Why not add at least one to your camping plans and find out why all kinds of music fans have fallen in love with the Lone Star State?

Joe Laing is the Director of Marketing for El Monte RV and has been in the travel industry for over 20 years.  He has been exploring the outdoors most of his life and enjoys spending time camping throughout the United States. Joe has also been involved with the RVIA’s Go RV’ing committee, campground associations, and many travel industry associations. 

Discounted Camping at Thousand Trails

Posted on: April 21st, 2015 by admin No Comments

Tune in to Lonestar Sportsman on News Radio 1200 WOAI every Saturday morning from 5-7 a.m. to hear interviews from Texas Campgrounds (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.

thousandThis week’s interview features a conversation with Terry Munoz from Thousand Trails RV Resort. Thousand Trails is a corporately owned network of campgrounds across the U.S., with seven locations in Texas. All properties are located on lakes and rivers, which provide plenty of opportunity for family-friendly fun.

The name derives from the original owner in Washington who bought a piece of land and cut trails in it to ride his motorcycle. He added camping sites and the business grew, expanding to other states. Thousand Trails is a unique way to camp and save money doing it. If you’re an avid camper or RVer, check out their Annual Membership Pass. The pass requires an annual fee and gives you year-round camping access to any Thousand Trails property, as well as discounts on cabins, cottages and rentals. Terry Munoz says the pass includes 30 days of free camping and nightly rates as low as $3.

Thousand Trails campgrounds attract Winter Texans and other snowbirds who love to escape the colder seasons. There is also a large population of families at their campgrounds, who seek to spend time in the outdoors and make memories on vacation. Every property features planned activities and abundant wildlife, so there is plenty to do and see.

To find a Thousand Trails property near you, visit their website. 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. Stop by the Texas Campgrounds website to enter your name into a monthly drawing to win a $100 Valero gift card, and to find more information about your next camping destination.

Meditate on Alamo History at a Relaxing RV Ranch

Posted on: March 26th, 2015 by admin No Comments

TrailerTune in to Lonestar Sportsman on News Radio 1200 WOAI every Saturday morning from 5-7 a.m. to hear interviews from Texas Campgrounds (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.

Come out to a park rich in history. Alamo River RV Ranch is located in Von Ormy, Texas, just fifteen minutes from the Alamo. Santana’s journals indicate that the troops reached Horseshoe Bend, just south of the Medina River where Alamo River RV Ranch is located. The troops had to camp for a few days, as the river was too high to cross.

Alamo River RV Ranch is a quiet park that allows you to peacefully meditate on the legends and stories that built Texas’ fight for independence. Take a peaceful walk beneath the shade trees, and stop by Santana’s Oak, which is 600 years old and 12 feet in diameter. The park hosts memorial services at the historical tree, and any history enthusiast wouldn’t want to miss this landmark.

The park offers pull-thru and back-in RV sites as well as a cabin. The new cabin is a one-bedroom park model with bunk beds and a sleeper sofa, and it sleeps up to six people. It’s complete with an efficiency kitchen, so you’ll have everything you need. From winter Texans to guests who live at the park, to families visiting for the weekend, Alamo River RV Ranch accommodates every kind of camper. For more information, visit their website.

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. Stop by the Texas Campgrounds website to enter your name into a monthly drawing to win a $100 Valero gift card, and to find more information about your next camping destination.

Lonestar Sportsman: Interview with Lee Brown from Spring Creek  

Posted on: February 10th, 2015 by admin No Comments

Lake NasworthyTune 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 week’s interview features Lee Brown, who owns Spring Creek Marina and RV Park with his wife. The park is located in beautiful San Angelo, Texas, halfway between Lubbock and San Antonio on Highway 87. The campground sits on the beautiful Lake Nasworthy, which offers guests incredible views right from their campsites.

The calming, peaceful view of the water will let you have the rest and relaxation you crave on vacation. Spring Creek’s philosophy revolves around offering guests a true camping experience. RV sites are grassy and spacious for any size rig. With patios and fire rings, you’ll have plenty of places to spend time with your friends and family.

Spring Creek Marina and RV Park started as a convenience store and bait shop that’s been there since the 1940s, and still remains today. An RV Park grew around the store, and Spring Creek was established in 1998. Today, the campground offers the best location for camping and water sports, with nearly 1,600 square acres of water to splash in.

Lee Brown says he was inspired to purchase an RV Park due to RVing with his children and discovering a passion for it. San Angelo offers a wide variety of attractions and events that draw in visitors around the world, especially those from the north who come to Texas for the winter.

Spring Creek Marina and RV Park offers 83 spacious RV sites, which can accommodate double slide outs and offer full hookups. Their pull-through sites are “big-rig” friendly. Or, you can pitch a tent on one of the beautiful wooded tent sites with water and electric hookups. To learn more about Spring Creek Marina and RV Park, 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 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.

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.

San Antonio Rodeo

Posted on: February 5th, 2013 by admin No Comments

Let’s rodeo! From February 7 through 24, San Antonio will host the Stock Show and Rodeo, which will be a major event involving an array of entertainment in addition to the cowboy competitions. Since many attractions and contests are scheduled for the 18-day show, you may want to plan on attending several times in order to see as much of it as possible.

The rodeo will involve an exciting display of skill in areas including steer wrestling, bull riding and tie-down roping, as well as barrel racing, saddle broc riding and the most intense contest of professional rodeo – extreme bulls. Aside from the rodeo competitions, several horse and cattle shows are on the agenda.

An impressive lineup of musicians will entertain, including big-name artists like Reba McIntire. A carnival will also be available, providing rides ranging from tame to wild so that the tastes of all patrons will be satisfied. And of course, it wouldn’t be a rodeo without a variety of food to choose from, including fried twinkies and cowboy stew.

This family event will be fun for everyone. You can easily find a park in San Antonio by visiting TexasCampgrounds.com and clicking on the Find a Park page. Search by city then select San Antonio. You can reserve your spot on our secure site by choosing from several parks like Dixie Kampground or Traveler’s World RV Resort.

Texas Attractions: Natural Bridge Caverns

Posted on: January 23rd, 2013 by admin No Comments

Tour Natural Bridge Caverns and explore the fascinating wonders hidden beneath the surface of the earth. One of the largest caverns in the state of Texas, this underground realm of impressive rock formations provides visitors with a memorable experience.

You can choose from several tours, all of which will usher you through passages filled with the beauty of towering stone monuments, chandeliers and soda straws that took centuries to form. For the ultimate in cave romance, take the lantern tour, where the winding walkways around dazzling rooms are illuminated only by the light of your lantern.

In addition to the tours, you can even mine for gems and minerals. This involves pouring a bag of mining rough into a screen tray, then washing away the dirt to reveal your “treasure.”

This popular attraction is near New Braunfels and San Antonio. Our Find a Park page on TexasCampgrounds.com makes it easy to locate a park nearby. Click on “Attractions” then select “Natural Bridge Cavern.” Riverside Resort and Stone Creek RV Park are two of several you can choose from. You can click on “Reserve Now” and book a spot through our secure site.

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