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Your Free Guide to Winter Camping

Posted on: November 6th, 2015 by admin No Comments

It’s that time of year again. Snow may be looming on the weather radar, and temperatures are dropping. It’s the perfect time to get away for the winter season and catch some sunny, mild weather. Escape your winter blues at TACO campgrounds.

interactive guideNot sure where to camp? Stop by our website and request your free camping guide. The RV Travel and Camping Guide to Texas is available online in an interactive format for easy viewing, but you can also provide your mailing address and sign up for your free physical copy of the guide and the Texas Saver Card.

The guide highlights our parks by region and includes articles about some of the main attractions in each area. You’ll be able to easily view what kind of amenities and facilities each park offers. So whether you’re RVing, tent camping or looking for a cabin rental, this guide has everything you need to know in one place.

Need to repair your RV before your big trip? No problem. TACO encompasses select RV dealerships and repair services. So travel south to the Rio Grande Valley and enjoy spectacular sunsets and bird watching, or venture east to the beautiful Piney Woods. The Texas Hill Country offers wine, live music and some of the best Texan food. Your opportunities are nearly limitless.

For more information on winter camping, our free camping guide or TACO parks, visit the Texas Campgrounds website.

 

TACO Sets Out on Fall Tour

Posted on: October 12th, 2015 by admin No Comments

Texas Campgrounds is kicking off their Fall Tour today! The 2015 TACO Fall Tour enables guests to take a behind-the-scenes look of three highly successful parks on October 12, 2015. Each park will provide an in-depth tour of the facilities, review fact sheets on park operations and conduct a robust question and answer session.

“For the first time, we’ll be getting the perspective of a KOA, a Yogi Bear Jellystone Park and an independent operation all in one tour,” said Brian Schaeffer, CEO/Executive Director of TACO. “Attendees will receive a ton of valuable information all in one place.”

This unique look at park business models enables TACO clients to optimize procedures. The Fall Tour also includes profit-producing presentations on topics like planning and hosting successful activities, when to increase rates, how to maintain unique operations and how cabins and cottages can increase profitability.

The tour bus includes only 50 seats, so interested guests had to register beforehand. Whether you’re looking to hook up an RV, rent a cottage or pop a tent, Texas Campgrounds include parks that offer a variety of sites and campground experiences. 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.

Enjoy Camping in Every Style all Year-Round

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

The Lonestar Sportsman is back! 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 the broadcast website.

rvThousand Trails RV Resort is located on Medina Lake in Lakehills, TX. Medina Lake levels have been low for several years, but now it’s back at lake levels! The lake holds a special place in the hearts of many San Antonio residents. You can enjoy boating, sitting by the water, fishing and water sports. The park is located on the east side of the lake on the river portion.

Thousand Trails opened in 1982 and has an excellent reputation, with many guests coming back year after year. The park offers 300 acres, with 100 acres of full hook-up campsites with water, electric and sewer hookups. If you don’t have an RV, enjoy one of the 17 cabins. You won’t be “rouging it”. These are 400-sqaure-foot park models with TVs, satellite and modern amenities. However, you can walk right out your door into a serene park with wildlife, vegetation and natural beauty.

Families love staying at Thousand Trails, as it offers a serene vacation spot with access to San Antonio attractions like the River Walk, Fiesta Texas and SeaWorld just 45 minutes away. Fishermen also come out to Thousand Trails all year-round, and starting in about October, Winter Texans venture south for the colder season.

Thousand Trails offers a variety of sites and amenities for every camping style. The park is associated with Texas Campgrounds, a community of campgrounds all across Texas. For more information, visit the Texas Campgrounds website.

Thousand Trails at Lake Whitney is Open for Summer Fun

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

Due to recent flooding, Lake Whitney State Park is currently closed. But that doesn’t mean summer vacation is cancelled! Thousand Trails is still open for the season, so call today to book your stay.

cabinLake Whitney State Park will be closed for most of the summer, or until further notice. You won’t be able to boat on the lake, but you will still be able to unwind at Thousand Trails. You can enjoy nature at a primitive campsite in the shade, a cabin or a pull-thru RV site. Take a dip in our pool to cool off this summer!

If you want to get outdoors and soak up the summer sun, you can go for a horseback ride on one of our equestrian trails and enjoy the view of Lake Whitney. Our RV resort includes a fitness center, clubhouse, hot tub, mini golf, shuffleboard and more! Enjoy free Wi-Fi and cable TV at all sites. Feel free to bring your four-legged friends along, because pets are always welcome!

Thousand Trails at Lake Whitney is located north of Waco and south of the DFW metroplex, near Hillsboro. Hillsboro is home to a variety of restaurants and an outlet mall that brings in visitors from all over Texas. To reserve your vacation with Thousand Trails, call 1-877-570-2267 or visit their website.

Whether you’re looking to hook up an RV, rent a cottage or pop a tent, Texas Campgrounds include parks that offer a variety of sites and campground experiences. 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.

 

TACO Community Helps Rebuild After Severe Flooding

Posted on: June 16th, 2015 by admin No Comments

 

With the recent devastation of flooding ripping through Texas, many communities, churches and organizations have come forward to help those in need as the sun begins to shine on this tragedy.

sunsetThis week’s interview on the Lonestar Sportsman features David Rowley from Pecan Park Riverside RV and Cabins, one of the many places damaged by severe flash flooding. You can listen to the interview below, or visit the SoundCloud channel.

David speaks of the challenges faced during this traumatic experience. During the month of May, Texas saw record-breaking water levels, and the San Marcos River quickly flooded. Thankfully, Pecan Park owners and residents had a few hours to grab their belongings and evacuate the park. But when they returned, they returned to irreversible damage and flooding. Five cabins were damaged and the owners’ home was flooded with eight feet of water.

Though Pecan Park is still open for business, they are in the rebuilding stage, and have seen something truly amazing. Because TACO parks are outstanding with incredible customer service and satisfaction, Pecan Park has created a community of supporters. Many people have stepped forward to volunteer time and money to put toward rebuilding the campground.

Pecan Park is truly a gem of an RV Park near the San Marcos River, providing a peaceful and fun-filled destination perfect for families and children. Faithful TACO customers like you make miracles like this happen, and we couldn’t be more thankful. To learn more about Pecan Park, stop by their website.

Whether you’re looking to hook up an RV, rent a cottage or pop a tent, Texas Campgrounds include parks that offer a variety of sites and campground experiences. 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.

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.

 

 

 

Relax Beachside this Summer

Posted on: May 4th, 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.

sunsetThis week, we’re talking to Greg Smith from Pioneer Beach Resort in Port Aransas. This beach town is just two and a half hours from San Antonio, and three and a half hours from Austin. The beautiful area draws in Winter Texans every year, who find themselves staying longer into spring as the beautiful Texas wildflowers bloom. Local Texans also enjoy the park during the summer, as it offers easy access to the beach. Just walk or drive your golf cart over their boardwalk to the water, and let your troubles float away.

Pioneer Beach Resort started in 1995, initially attracting Winter Texans. Now the park sees visitors all year-round, with some guests staying the whole time. They’ve even had kids return who used to camp at Pioneer with their parents when they were younger. The park is home to 361 one full-hookups with concrete pads. The sites fit any make and any size RV, and their friendly staff can help guide you into your spot.

This time of year is beautiful in Port Aransas, with spring blooms, great fishing, and plenty of summer sun. Relax and unwind near the waves and feel the sand between your toes. Visit their website for more information.

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 quarterly drawing to win a $250 Valero gift card, and to find more information about your next camping destination.

Young RVers Take Up the RV Lifestyle

Posted on: April 7th, 2015 by admin No Comments

TrailerPeople may be hesitant to embark in the RV lifestyle because of their age. Feeling too young, many people shy away from the fun, exciting experience RVing has to offer. But the RV industry is open to all ages, and doesn’t exclude younger generations.

RVing has changed over the years, and now RVers are becoming more active. RV parks have begun to incorporate gyms, walking trails and fitness classes into their campgrounds to embrace this change. You’ll often find bike rental stations at RV parks, and with plenty of scenic views and trails, young RVers will have fun exploring the great outdoors.

Statistics show that the fastest-growing group of RV owners is 35 – 44 years old. This is good news for RV parks, as young RVers often spend more on the experience rather than goods. Young travelers take frequent trips and often return to parks. This new surge in younger RV owners has boosted sales for RV parks and campgrounds all around the country.

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.

Nature Enthusiasts Flock to Oleander Acres

Posted on: March 20th, 2015 by admin No Comments

Butterfly at Oleander AcresTune 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.

South Texas is beautiful all year round. With mild winters, breathtaking sunsets, a variety of bird and butterfly species, many snowbirds and summertime RVers alike call Oleander Acres RV Resort home. Come down to Mission, Texas and see the beauty for yourself.

Retirees and younger RVers both find Mission, Texas the perfect place to rejuvenate. A diverse population offers a sense of community in the bi-national region. With local golf courses, a rocket launch site, inviting waters of the Gulf of Mexico, and fishing, there’s plenty to do and see in the the Magic Valley.

Mission is the butterfly capital of South Texas Rio Grande Valley, and it hosts the Texas Butterfly Festival every November. There are Monarch butterfly gardens right on site at Oleander Acres, and the gardens attract several species. You might even see one fluttering outside your front door! Many bird species also fly through the Valley, so the most enthusiastic birders flock to the area to cross new species off their viewing lists.

Oleander Acres RV Resort offers spacious RV sites and park model rentals at a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly rate. Many people leave their RVs at Oleander and drive or fly down during the year to catch the best part of every season. For more information, visit their website and like their Facebook page.

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.