The Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO) is urging camping enthusiasts to book their reservations for Labor Day weekend now to ensure they have a campsite or cabin over the holiday weekend.
“While demand for RV sites and cabins is at record levels, you can still find excellent campsites and rental accommodations if you plan ahead, even over Labor Day weekend if you make your reservations now,” said Brian Schaeffer, executive director, and CEO of TACO, which hosts TexasCampgrounds.com, the travel planning website.
TexasCampgrounds.com provides descriptions, photos and links to more than 400 campgrounds, RV parks and resorts across the Lone Star State, many of which have park model RVs, cabins and other rental accommodations.
Following is a sampling of RV parks across the Lone Star State that are eager to host RVers along with their friends and family over Labor Day weekend:
Fredericksburg RV Park in Fredericksburg: This park features all pull-through sites; a clubhouse with modern kitchen facilities, a big screen TV and rec room; a gym and fitness center; a koi pond with water features and ducks; horseshoe pits and free cable and Wi-Fi.
Hidden Creek RV Resort in Bryan: This park currently has 98 RV sites, from economy sites to premium pull-through sites for big rigs. The park also offers six rental cabins. Another 42 RV sites are being added this year, including buddy sites. Park amenities include a swimming pool, fitness center, tether ball, a walking trail, a fishing pond, clubhouse, fire pit, two off-leash dog parks and planned seasonal activities.
Pecan Park Riverside RV Park in San Marcos: Located on a scenic bluff overlooking the San Marcos River, this park is a popular location for river tubing enthusiasts. The campground, which has access to nature trails, has 116 spacious RV sites, many of which are shaded by mature pecan trees. Premium sites feature gas barbecue grills. Amenities include an indoor swimming pool and hot tub, Jacuzzi tubs and two off-leash dog parks, a children’s playground and a children’s library area.
San Jacinto Riverfront RV Resort in Highlands: This park features over 300 concrete RV sites with full hookups, including several river-view RV sites with private spas. The park also has luxury rental accommodations, a riverfront clubhouse, parking for boats and trailers and climate-controlled storage facilities.
Sea Breeze RV Community Resort in Portland: This park features bay view RV sites, a private lighted fishing pier, and a heated pool with a waterfall and a beautiful view of the Corpus Christi skyline. Other amenities include exercise equipment, a TV lounge, and a large fully equipped clubhouse. Wi-Fi is also available.
Texan RV Ranch in Mansfield: This 145-site park is within 20 minutes from major Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex attractions, including Cowboys Stadium, Hurricane Harbor and Hawaiian Falls. The park features big rig-friendly, pull-through RV sites as well as one-bedroom and two-bedroom rental accommodations. Amenities include a swimming pool, a pavilion and free Wi-Fi and cable TV.
Texas Ranch RV Resort in Alvarado: Texas Ranch RV Resort spans across 100 acres of Texas grassland, with 50 acres of oversized RV sites and another 50 acres of recreational area. The park features a fishing pond. Other new amenities include a swimming pool, a clubhouse, an exercise room and a banquet hall with a large kitchen.
The Vineyards Campground & Cabins in Grapevine: The Vineyards Campground & Cabins occupies 52 acres of an 850-acre mostly wooded scenic area encircling Grapevine Lake. The park offers RV sites with concrete pads, as well as furnished cabins. Amenities include cable television and upgraded Wi-Fi service and a pavilion, as well as kayak and bicycle rentals.
Schaeffer noted that companies like Malakoff-based Platinum Cottages are also supplying Texas campgrounds with fully furnished park model style cabins and cottages with separate bedrooms, kitchens and bathrooms. You’ll find these rental accommodations at numerous campgrounds, including Sun Outdoors Hill Country RV Resort in New Braunfels; Sun Outdoors Lake Travis in Austin; and Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in Kerrville.