PRIVATELY OWNED CAMPGROUNDS AND RV PARKS
IN TEXAS ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS
Campgrounds and RV parks remain open for business and should not be confused with state park campgrounds, which were closed earlier this week.
“The recent closure of state park campgrounds in Texas has nothing to do with the privately owned campgrounds and RV parks, which serve Winter Texans as well as traveling doctors, nurses and other temporary employees who provide ‘essential services’ throughout the state. We’re open for business,” said Brian Schaeffer, executive director and CEO of the Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO), which hosts this very travel planning website.
Privately owned campgrounds and RV parks, in fact, are a critical piece of Texas infrastructure, Schaeffer said, because they provide temporary housing and shelter and, in many cases and other essential supplies for workers and travelers who are self contained in their own RVs. Privately owned campgrounds and RV parks also serve as emergency shelters for evacuees fleeing floods and hurricanes.
“Campgrounds and RV parks provide important psychological benefits, too, because many of them have lakes and hiking trails that people can use to exercise and enjoy the great outdoors, which can help reduce their stress levels while enjoying quality time with their loved ones,” Schaeffer said.