When navigating the wilds of Texas, whether in the country or popular urban areas, it is best not to underestimate used travel trailers. The acknowledgement of used travel trailers as a viable method of transportation through one of the most iconic areas in the American South could be the best decision any RVer ever made.
When traversing the beauty of the Lone Star State, recreational vehicle owners will find that there are many distinctive regions and that they should take some time to explore each one. One way in which to enjoy the sites is to aim for popular Texas RV campgrounds.
3 Recommended RV Campgrounds in Texas:
- Leander/NW Austin KOA RV Campground – Located at 1351 County Road 269, Leander, Texas 78641. This Leander/NW Austin campground is located in the heart of central Texas bordering what is often referred to as the Texas Hill Country. It offers accommodations for tents, used travel trailers or RVers can even take a night to enjoy the luxury of the cabins on site. Many enjoy the salt water pool at the campground while others find that the nearby proximity of Austin, the Live Music Capital of the World, is the most exciting aspect of the trip. The surrounding area also offers easy access to gorgeous lakes, rolling hills and wildlife for a well rounded camping experience. Within minutes, campers can get to prime spots for kayaking, hiking, biking, fishing and bird watching. The big-rig friendly pull-thru sites with full hookups, tent sites and cabins with complete bathrooms have led to many referring to the Leander/NW Austin KOA Campground as the city camper’s campsite.
- Baytown/Galveston Bay KOA – 2000 Tri-City Beach Road Baytown, Texas 77523. Good fishing, relaxation, a gorgeous sunset…these are all prominent features of the KOA campground at Baytown/Galveston Bay on the Gulf Coast of Texas. The campground is centrally located and close to the Baytown Marina. Campers are just minutes from fabulous shopping and many opportunities for a variety of recreational opportunities. Many campers enjoy the close proximity of a public golf course (next door to the campground) as well as the new fishing pier on site that allows RVers to catch Red Fish, Speckled Trout and Flounder as well as seasonal oyster, shrimp and crab. The site is big-rig friendly boasting pull-through sites for used travel trailers up to 70 feet long and 50 amp service.
- Fredericksburg KOA Campground – 5681 Highway 290 East Fredericksburg, Texas 78624. This campground is located right in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. It is a gorgeous location only a few miles from some of the region’s most popular attractions. Downtown Fredericksburg hosts unique shopping, art galleries, restaurants, and weekend live music performances. Also located in Fredericksburg RVers will find the acclaimed National Museum of the Pacific War. Fredericksburg was originally a German settlement and still exhibits a strong culture and architectural heritage. Readers of Southern Living Magazine voted it one of the Best of the South small towns in 2006. While in the area, RVers staying at the Fredericksburg KOA should make sure to enjoy the live country music often available in Luckenbach, the Wildseed Farms (only 2 miles away) and Trade Days (a 350 vendor flea market/collectibles shopping extravaganza that is held monthly), seven vineyards offering tours and tasting rooms (within 10 miles), Enchanted Rock, regular fairs and festivals (most known is the Oktoberfest), etc.
Touring the state of Texas in its entirety would mean adding several more locations to the list, but hitting these three would ensure that RVers looking for a taste of the Lone Star State got a solid sampling of just a little of what the state has to offer. Road tripping through Texas is road tripping at its best. Visitors who have time to spare should never be afraid to ask for recommendations from a local as they are only too happy to share their love of nearby attractions, historical artifacts and more.