At least 21 private parks across Texas still have campsites available
CROWLEY, Texas, June 21, 2010 – Many Texas campgrounds and RV parks are booked up for July 4th weekend.
But there are at least 21 that still have campsites and cabins available for those who move quickly to make their reservations.
“This Forth of July weekend is shaping up to be a very time for campgrounds across the Lone Star State,” said Brian Schaeffer, executive director and CEO of the Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO), adding that only a handful of privately owned campgrounds are reporting vacancies for the holiday weekend.
Most of the parks that still have campsites can be booked through TexasCampgrounds.com. But the association is also providing phone numbers for these parks as well. They include:
- Braunig Lake RV Resort, Elmendorf, (210) 633-3170. This park has both premium and deluxe sites available for the holiday weekend. Guests will also be treated to ice cream from 2 to 4 p.m. July 4th at the park’s Creekside Center.
- Breeze Lake Campground, Brownsville, (956) 831-4427. This park has several sites available during the holiday weekend.
- Dodge City RV Park, Alvarado, (817) 477-4433. This park features full hook-ups and include 20/30/50 amp service with no additional charge for different amperage. Clean restrooms and showers, laundry, propane and free wireless Internet service are also available.
- Double Heart RV Park, near Lake Sam Rayburn and Angelina National Forest in Jasper, (409) 489-1515. This park is also next door to MT Ranch, which provides horse riding lessons, rentals, guide service and boarding for horses.
- Farm Country RV Park, Bandera, (830) 589-2276. This park is on the site of an active farming ranch that raises Hereford cattle, Delaine Merino fine wool sheep, Angora goats and a few Texas longhorns.
- Forest Retreat RV Park, New Caney, (281) 354-9888. This park’s amenities include a swimming pool, horseshoe and shuffleboard courts, a barbecue and picnic area and open-air pavilion. A playground is also nearby at A.V. Sallas Park.
- Guadalupe River RV Park & Nature Trails, Spring Branch, (830) 885-7200. This park offers nearly 3/4 of a mile of beautiful Guadalupe River banks and recreational areas, which are popular for tubing, swimming, fishing, and other recreational activities.
- Hidden Valley RV Park, Von Ormy, (210) 623-6737. This park is offering ½ price discount during the first week of July in honor of Independence Day and the RV industry’s centennial. The offer is available to those who inquire about it. Numerous activities are also taking place in nearby San Antonio, including an arts and crafts show at Riverwalk, July 2nd to 5th. The Alamo will also feature its annual presentation of an authentic 1840s day in the life of a Texas Republic citizen with period costumes and patriotic activities. Randy Travis will also perform July 3rd at the Sunken Garden Theatre.
- Hill Country RV Resort & Cottages, New Braunfels, (512) 750-2714. This park has both RV sites and cottages available during the holiday weekend.
- Llano Grande Lake Park Resort & Country Club, Mercedes, (956) 565-2638. This park’s amenities include an 18-hole championship golf course and stocked bass fishing pond.
- Palms RV Park, Dickinson, (281) 957-5533. This park has both cabins and RV sites available for the holiday weekend. The park is walking distance from Backe’s Bullpen Sports Bar and Grill, which is known for exceptional food and family entertainment. The park also markets itself as a base camp for day trips to the Armand Bayou Nature Center, Moody Gardens, the waterslides at Schlitterbahn Waterpark and the beaches at Galveston.
- Paul’s RV Park, Brownsville, (956) 831-4852. This park has several sites available over the holiday weekend.
- Ramblin Fever RV Park, Pleasant, (903) 572-1150. This park is located in the north Texas Lake Country.
- Roadrunner RV Park, Johnson City, (830) 868-7449. This park, located in the Texas Hill Country, is close to Stonewall, site of the LBJ Ranch and Presidential Office in the Texas White House. Visitors can learn about the Johnson Family, the Texas White House and see the president's cars in the hangar. In Johnson City, visitors can tour the home where LBJ grew up.
- Rock’n E RV Park, Coldspring, (936) 653-8024. This park’s July 4th weekend activities include a fish fry, potluck, community bonfire and Karaoke.
- Rusk KOA, Rusk, (903) 683-6641. This park’s amenities include a swimming pool, bicycle rentals, and disc golf skills targets.
- Safari RV Park and Mobile Home Community, League City, (281) 332-4132. This park can accommodate RVs up to 40 feet in length.
- Texan RV Ranch, Mansfield, (817) 473-1666. This park has both pull-through RV sites and cabins available for the holiday weekend. The park will offer free hot dogs, popcorn and cookies all day July 3rd at the park office and convenience store.
- Treetops RV Village, Arlington, (817) 467-7943. This pet friendly park, located in the heart of the Metroplex, offers a scenic setting with more than 2,000 oak trees.
- Victoria Palms RV Resort, Donna, (956) 464-7801. This park’s amenities include an 18-hold championship, par 72 golf course and a health club.
- Woodsy Hollow Campground & RV Resort, Goodrich, (936) 365-2267. The lake at the park is open to electric, paddleboats and kayaks and has three fishing docks. Crappie, catfish, bass, and brim are pulled in year-round at Woodsy Hollow.
The Texas Association of Campground Operators publishes and distributes the Texas RV Travel & Camping Guide to Texas each year. For more information about the 2010 directory or for statistics involving the latest camping trends in Texas and New Mexico parks, please contact Brian Schaeffer at (817) 307-0129 or visit www.texascampgrounds.com