5 Texas RV Parks You Must Visit

2,623 miles, in fact, of scenic drives and remote highways and hidden spots just waiting beyond the bend. So get behind the wheel, hit the open road, and prepare to discover a Texas you’ve never seen.

A key factor in planning an RV road trip is selecting RV parks and resorts.

Here are my top five picks for Texas RV parks, campgrounds, and resorts.

Buckhorn Lake RV Resort, Kerrville © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Buckhorn Lake RV Resort, Kerrville © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Buckhorn Lake RV Resort, Kerrville

This upscale resort makes for a perfect home base to explore the Texas Hill Country. All sites are paved, have a paved patio, and offer satellite TV, Wi-Fi, and instant-on phone. Relax around the two heated swimming pools/spas. Adult exercise/fitness center overlooks the creek. Other amenities include a country store, daily trash pickup at site, pickle ball court, tennis court, basketball court, enclosed dog park, 9-hole practice putting green, and year-round RV storage.

While staying in the park, make it a point to see the “Club” section, a unique approach to the RV lifestyle. You’ll definitely want to make this resort a repeat stop on your RVing agenda.

Located on I-10, Exit 501 (Highway 1338), turn left and scoot down a few hundred yards to the park on the left.

Texas Lakeside RV Resort, Port Lavaca

Texas Lakeside RV Resort, Port Lavaca © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Texas Lakeside RV Resort, Port Lavaca © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Texas Lakeside is a 5-star RV resort with long concrete pads, multi-purpose clubhouse, fitness center, tropical pool, stocked fishing lake, and gated entrance. All utilities including 30/50-amp electric service, water, sewer, and cable TV (58 channels including Fox News, CNBC, ESPN, and ESPN2) are centrally located.

Our long pull-through site (#78) faced northeast and as a result our coach was not affected by the hot afternoon sun. The Wi-Fi signal from our site was excellent. Texas Lakeside recently broke ground for 20 new pull-through and 21back-in sites.

Located in Port Lavaca off Highway 35, 50 miles north of Rockport.

Bentsen Palm Village RV Resort, Mission

Bentsen Palm Village RV Resort, Mission © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Bentsen Palm Village RV Resort, Mission © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Bentsen Palm Village RV Resort sits adjacent to, and within walking/biking distance of Bentsen Rio-Grande Valley State Park and World Birding Center Headquarters.

Bentsen Palm Village RV Resort’s unique hub-and-spoke circle design allows ample space to maneuver even the biggest RVs. The center of each circle includes a targeted activity space, ranging from our multipurpose club house to outdoor billiards under a palapa to pickle ball.

The RV resort offers paved streets and a flexible assortment of pull-through, back-ins, and super-sites with numerous sites in the 75-80 foot range. Supersites include an onsite accessory building and double-wide pad.

Other features include Wi-Fi, cable TV, climate-controlled fitness center, woodworking area, heated pool and spa, horseshoes, bocce ball courts, dog park with agility course, and free loaner bicycles, canoes, and kayaks, and ATVs.

Gulf Coast RV Resort, Beaumont

Gulf Coast RV Resort, Beaumont © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Gulf Coast RV Resort, Beaumont © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Easy-on, easy-off, Gulf Coast RV Resort is big-rig friendly with pull-through sites in the 60-65 foot range with 50/30-amp electric service, water, and sewer centrally located. No cable TV. Wi-Fi works well from our site (#28); no problem locating satellite.

All sites are pull-through; sites #115 through 125 are 75 feet in length and sites #75 through 83 are in the 90 foot range. All interior roads and sites are concrete. Site amenities include well-maintained picnic table.

Hilltop RV Park, Fort Stockton

Hilltop RV Park, Fort Stockton © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Hilltop RV Park, Fort Stockton © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Easy-on, easy-off (do not rely on GPS), Hilltop RV Park is big-rig friendly with pull-through sites in the 60-65 foot range with 50/30-amp electric service, water, and sewer centrally located. No cable TV. Wi-Fi works well from our site (#43); no problem locating satellite. Interior roads and sites are gravel. As the name suggests the location is on the top of a hill and the West Texas wind does blow.

There are many a Texas sunset that we’ve all gazed upon with amazement. Sometimes we’re speechless. Other times we can’t help but utter an “ohhhhh” or a “woooowww.” This hilltop location is an outstanding spot to catch that perfect Texas sunset.

Vogel Talks RVing selected this list of Texas RV parks and resorts from parks personally visited.

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Worth Pondering…

No matter how far we may wander, Texas lingers with us, coloring our perceptions of the world.

—Elmer Kelto

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