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8 Texas RV Campgrounds You Need to Visit | Destination Guide

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The Lone Star State is home to a vast variety of natural landscapes. From hot deserts to beautiful beaches, there’s a little bit of everything in Texas for RVers to enjoy. And as one of the largest states in the country, there’s no shortage of popular RV campgrounds for you to rest your head. If you’re planning on taking a trip or passing through Texas but aren’t sure where to stay, we put together this destination guide of some of the highest-rated RV parks in the state. So, if you’re ready, let’s start our engines and head on out!

1. Jamaica Beach RV Resort (Galveston, Texas) 

An rv resort in Texas called Jamaica Beach RV Resort
Photo credits: Jamaica Beach RV Resort

Starting off our list is a Texas RV campground on the Gulf of Mexico: Jamaica Beach RV Resort. Located on Galveston Island just minutes from Galveston Island State Park, Jamaica Beach RV Resort is an excellent destination for the whole family. Not only is its location superb, but it’s also filled with fun amenities such as a 700 ft lazy river and miniature golf course. The resort is located near the beach, but it also has plenty of pool space to enjoy a relaxing afternoon.

RV hookups: Full hookups are available at each site with WiFi.

Reservations: Yes (recommended).

Size restrictions: No size restrictions.

Rates: Begin at $59/night during peak summer season.

2. Garner State Park Campground (Concan, Texas) 

If lazy rivers aren’t your thing, how about natural rivers? Garner State Park Campground is about 2 hours west of San Antonio in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. The nearby Frio River is a hotspot for water activities in the summer. During the winter months, the area is known for its deer and turkey hunting. If you’re up for a hike, there are plenty of nearby trails that will take you up in elevation to get stunning views of the local scenery.

RV hookups: Sites with full hookups are available. Some sites only have water hookups.

Reservations: Yes.

Size restrictions: Sites with full hookups can accommodate all sizes. Water hookup sites can accommodate smaller rigs.

Rates: Begin at $15/night plus a daily entrance fee of $8.

3. Rio Grande Village RV Campground (Big Bend National Park, Texas)

Big Bend National Park in Texas

They say everything is bigger in Texas, and few destinations in the state live up to the motto like Big Bend National Park. Referred to as Texas’ gift to the nation, Big Bend National Park is located on the south-western border of Texas. It gets its name from the drastic change in the course of the Rio Grande from a southeastern flow to a northeastern flow. If you’re traveling to Big Bend in an RV, you’ll want to head toward the Rio Grande Village RV Campground for the best selection of sites. Although limited in space, all sites here have full hookups and are located near a convenience store for all your camp needs. Due to its environment, you may want to avoid this destination during summer when temperatures are high.

RV hookups: All sites have full hookups available.

Reservations: Required.

Size restrictions: Some sites cannot accommodate rigs over 40’.

Rates: Begin at around $40/night.

4. Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site (El Paso, Texas)

Sunset in Hueco Tanks State Park

If you enjoy a desert setting over a beachfront stay, head toward Hueco Tanks State Park in the El Paso area. Hueco Tanks gets its name from natural rock basins that pool rainwater known as huecos (whey-coes). When visiting, you can hike, go bird watching, rock climb, and even stargaze at night. Although the park is mainly a day-use area, it does have a limited number of sites available for RVs with electrical and water hookups. Some parts of the park are only accessible with a tour guide, which isn’t difficult to arrange onsite. Like Big Bend, you may want to hold this destination for a spring or winter trip due to harsh summer temperatures.

RV hookups: 16 sites with water and electrical hookups. 4 sites with just water hookups.

Reservations: Required, but you must call to reserve: (512) 389-8911.

Size restrictions: Large rigs 40’ and over may have difficulties driving and parking in the area.

Rates: Start at $12/night + 7$ entrance fee

5. Isla Blanca Park (South Padre Island, Texas) 

Evening view of Isla Blanca Park in South Padre Island

Isla Blanca Park is located on the southernmost tip of South Padre Island and is known as one of the most stunning parks in the area. Here you’ll find over a mile of pristine beach along the Gulf of Mexico that offers endless water recreational activities. There are over 600 sites with full hookups, so the campground can be crowded during the summer months. If you’re bringing the family, be sure to enjoy the complete waterpark on the property and take advantage of the various watersports offered on the beach.

RV hookups: Multiple sites with full hookups are available.

Reservations: Recommended.

Size restrictions: Multiple sites can accommodate large rigs.

Rates: Summer rates with hookups begin at $60/night. Off-season rates with hookups begin at $40/night. Dry camping sites start at $20/night.

6. The Vineyards of Fredericksburg RV Park (Fredericksburg, Texas) 

How does RVing in prime wine country sound? Fredericksburg is a small city west of Austin where you’ll find wineries, a vibrant downtown, and German architecture. For a peaceful stay in Texas Hill Country, head over to The Vineyards of Fredericksburg RV Park. Here you’ll find a pool and spa, playgrounds for the children, and a dog park. And as the name suggests, you won’t be too far from a local winery.

RV hookups: All sites have full hookups.

Reservations: Yes.

Size restrictions: The park has sites that can accommodate large rigs. 

Size restrictions: Begin at $70/night.

7. Colorado Bend State Park (Bend, Texas) 

View of the water at Colorado Bend State Park
Photo credits: Colorado Bend State Park

Colorado Bend State Park is located two hours northwest of Austin and offers over 35 miles of hiking trails. Despite being one of the most popular camping sites in the region, sites here have limited hookups, so it is best for RVers who enjoy boondocking. Be sure to take good hiking shoes when visiting so you can explore Gorman Falls, which is a 70-foot spring-fed waterfall that is roughly a 3-mile hike roundtrip. If a waterfall doesn’t sound exciting, you can always book a cave tour nearby for a guided trek to see caves in their natural state.

RV hookups: No direct hookups. Potable water is available in the area.

Reservations: Yes.

Size restrictions: Limited sites can accommodate large rigs over 40’.

Rates: Begin at $15 + $5 entrance fee.

8. Dinosaur Valley State Park (Glen Rose, Texas) 

Are you looking for a fun RV campground for the whole family? How about staying at Dinosaur Valley State Park to experience an RV campground like no other? Millions of years ago, Dinosaurs roamed this area and left behind footprints at the edge of an ancient ocean. Today, you can find these same footprints by heading towards the Paluxy River in the park. There are around 40 sites that include full hookups, but space is limited to rigs under 35’ due to winding roads.

RV hookups: Limited sites with full hookups.

Reservations: Recommended.

Size restrictions: Sites can only accommodate smaller rigs under 35’.

Rates: RV sites begin at $25/night + $8 entrance fee.

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