Destinations

Ultimate Winter Texan Destination Guide by Region

by CampspotterSep 9, 2021

Down here in the Lone Star state, you’re not a snowbird. You’re a Winter Texan! Every year, many retirees, remote workers, RVers, and campers travel to the great state of Texas to experience its natural wonders and cultures. From the tropics of the gulf coast to the desert of Big Bend country, Texas packs a pretty big punch. So we’ve gathered the highest-rated campgrounds and parks in Texas and organized them by region to help you start planning your Texas adventure today!

The Gulf Coast

Aloha Beach RV Resort in Port Aransas, Texas

The pool area of the Aloha Beach RV Resort in Port Aransas, Texas, with the sunrise in the distance.

Aloha Beach RV Resort offers large and level paved spots with 30/50 amp electrical service and water and sewer connection. There is also dedicated Wi-Fi in each space. Additional paved parking spots, overflow parking, and pull-thru spots are available. The park is close to the beach, has awesome restaurants, world-class fishing, birding, and other activities. Enjoy the quiet atmosphere and golf cart access in Port Aransas. Come back to the island!

Southern Oaks RV Resort in Aransas Pass, Texas

The pond and relaxation area at Southern Oaks RV Resort in Aransas Pass, Texas.

Southern Oaks RV Resort offers a spacious 270-acre luxury RV resort brimming with supreme accommodations and endless local adventures! Whether you’re a short-term visitor or a long-term guest, you’ll be treated to paved roads leading to spacious concrete sites up to 80 feet and excellent amenities to match. The park features four catch-and-release ponds, a 10,000 square foot clubhouse, fitness center, dance hall, game room, library, laundry facility, and more! In addition, Aransas Pass and the surrounding Texas area offer many attractions to explore. Be sure to carve out plenty of time to enjoy these nearby highlights, including a coastal excursion to beautiful Corpus Christi just 20 miles down the road. A world-class resort experience awaits at Southern Oaks RV Resort!

Lighthouse Beach RV Park in Port Lavaca, Texas

RV sites at Lighthouse Beach RV Park in Port Lavaca, Texas.

Soak up the sun in Port Lavaca, TX, at Lighthouse Beach RV Park. They’ve created an RV paradise with waterfront sites and a beautiful natural setting of Lighthouse Beach. Rest your toes in the sand, take a stroll on the boardwalk, or sit back and relax under their lovely cabanas. Fun activities include a splash pad, playground, volleyball net, and boat launch. So whether you’re looking for a relaxing stay or to fill your day with activities, this park has it all. So book your stay for an incredible vacation on Lavaca Bay!

The Retreat RV & Camping Resort in Huffman, Texas

A birds-eye view of The Retreat RV & Camping Resort in Huffman, Texas.

There’s something for everyone at The Retreat! Whether you’re a first-time tent camper or an experienced RV snowbird looking for a long-term stay – you’re covered. Located on the shoreline of Lake Houston, The Retreat offers exciting lodging options like full hook-up pull-through RV sites, Glamping Wagons, and Luxury Cottages. Current amenities include a 320 ft. Boardwalk with boat slips and a lit fishing pier to enjoy the lake life. There’s a wine and beer garden (BYOB for now!) as well as plenty of outdoor recreation games like cornhole, ping-pong, mini-golf, and Gaga Ball. Once The Retreat is fully open in Fall 2021, they’ll have Retro RVs for rent, glamping tents, and primitive tent camping. Upcoming amenities include a state-of-the-art clubhouse with a fitness center and laundry facilities, an outdoor pool & hot tub, an outdoor movie theater, amphitheater, volleyball court, and much more! With tons of events and activities year-round, The Retreat will be your nature escape!

Rayford Crossing RV Resort in Spring, Texas

Rayford Crossing RV Resort in Spring, Texas, pool and relaxation area.

Discover a luxury RV resort minutes from The Woodlands, Houston, and Conroe, Texas. Enjoy lounging by their pool, fishing in the stocked pond, or visiting The Woodland’s Market Street for world-class dining and shopping. Catch a show at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, or get back in touch with nature at the Spring Creek Greenway Nature Center. Rayford Crossing RV Resort is located less than 5 miles from top hospitals and medical centers and offers daily, weekly, and extended stays. All of their sites are extra-long, extra-wide, all concrete, and have full hookups. The possibilities are endless when you choose to stay at Rayford Crossing RV Resort!

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort: Waller in Waller, Texas

An aerial view of Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort: Waller in Waller, Texas.

Located in Waller, Texas, just 35 miles northwest of Houston, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort: Waller is Texas’s perfect family vacation destination. The friendly, clean, and active atmosphere will greet you and make your stay one of your most memorable vacation experiences. Stay on one of their spacious full hookup campsites that feature water, sewer, electric, and cable television, or relax in one of their charming cabins and enjoy the conveniences of home in a quiet wooded setting. The Texas vacation spot includes two swimming pools, a lazy river, The Pine Tree Plunge, The Jelly Roll Slide, a mini-golf course, a small lake for fishing, an outdoor stage and theater, and more! There is always something fun to explore at Waller Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort!

7 Bridges RV Resort in Montgomery, Texas

The clubhouse and pool area of 7 Bridges RV Resort in Montgomery, Texas.

Tucked away in a beautiful rural setting, 7 Bridges RV Resort offers an adults-only resort that invites you to relax and enjoy. Their park has everything ready for you, from comfy cabins for a quick getaway to large rental homes and deluxe RV sites. The resort features beautifully landscaped grounds, a full list of amenities, and excellent facilities. Enjoy a beach entry pool with a poolside bar, hot tub, clubhouse, recreation room with exercise equipment, laundry, beautiful shower house, and more. The resort is close to the city of Houston yet away from the hustle and bustle. 7 Bridges RV Resort is the relaxing retreat you’ve been waiting for!

Piney Woods

Hidden Grove RV Resort in Honey Grove, Texas

An RV site at Hidden Grove RV Resort in Honey Grove, Texas.

Nestled in the pristine Texas countryside, Hidden Grove RV Resort offers fishing, camping, and boating with all the amenities you could possibly need. This beautiful resort offers RV sites with full hookups with 20/30/50 amps and concrete pads and the choice of pull-thru or back-in sites as well as rustic cabins. Campers can spend the day exploring the hiking trails and eating ice cream from the convenience store or getting some work done using the free Wi-Fi. This vacation getaway is surrounded by lakes and trees and is within a few miles of the new Bois d’Arc Lake.

Timberline RV Park in Marshall, Texas

RV campsites at Timberline RV Park in Marshall, Texas.

Located at the center of it all in Marshall, Texas, off I-20, Timberline RV Park offers comforts of home while away from home. Guests have access to unlimited Wi-Fi, bathrooms, hot showers, coin-operated laundry, and more. Accommodation sites have full hook-up water, sewer, and power with 20/30/50 amps. So whether you enjoy fishing, boating, trail riding, or simply camping in nature, Timberline RV Park is here to help you fall in love with the scenic beauty of East Texas.

Lake Palestine Resort in Frankston, Texas

The sunset setting in the backdrop of an aerial view of Lake Palestine Resort in Frankston, Texas.

Lake Palestine Resort is the premier camping, fishing, and boating destination in East Texas! Enjoy waterfront sites, excellent recreation, quality amenities, and 2,700 feet of stunning shoreline. Whether you are looking for a comfortable cabin or spacious spot to park your RV, this destination has it all. Onsite amenities include a general store, Lake Grill, live music, boat launch, and more! In addition, Lake Palestine offers excellent fishing for bass, crappie, and catfish, as well as various watersports activities! Book your stay for an incredible vacation on Lake Palestine today!

Prairies & Lakes Region

Northside RV Resort in Waxahachie, Texas

An aerial view of Northside RV Resort in Waxahachie, Texas.

Northside RV Resort surpasses them all! Located 1 mile from Interstate 35, enjoy the newly established restaurant row, or take a short 5-minute drive into historic Waxahachie to visit a list of wineries, boutique shops, gourmet eateries & coffee houses, all while learning more about the Crepe Myrtle Capital of Texas. Fish from the private lake, or enjoy the walking path surrounding its aesthetic landscape. With palm trees, a cool breeze, and parking with ease, this extraordinary resort will quickly become a destination you return to. Relish in its spectacular views, stellar luxuries, and state-of-the-art technology. It’s all waiting for you at Northside RV Resort!

Treetops RV Resort in Arlington, Texas

RV sites at Treetops RV Resort in Arlington, Texas.

Park your RV under a canopy of oak trees at Treetops RV Resort and be just minutes from the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Their 165+ spacious sites feature full hookups and concrete patios. Premium sites also feature grills. For your convenience, they maintain two bathhouses and two air-conditioned laundry facilities on the grounds. Enjoy taking a dip in the pool, a visit to the pet park with your furry friend, or taking part in one of their weekly game nights. Get to know your neighbors at Treetops’ frequent potlucks, parties, and BBQs. Check out local attractions such as Six Flags® Over Texas and the Arlington Museum of Art for more fun. Book your stay today!

Eagle’s Nest RV Park in Weatherford, Texas

An aerial view of Eagle's Nest RV Park in Weatherford, Texas.

Tucked away on a beautiful hillside, Eagle’s Nest RV Park offers fantastic views and close proximity to the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Enjoy spacious sites with 30 and 50 amp service, electric, and septic. Just down the road is the charming historic town of Mineral Wells, and across the street, you will find the National Vietnam War Museum. Those hoping to get out into nature check out Mineral Wells State Park with boating, fishing, rock climbing, and miles of hiking trails to explore. An incredible vacation awaits at Eagle’s Nest RV Park!

Waterfront Hideaway Ranch in Little Elm, Texas

A boat parked at Waterfront Hideaway Ranch in Little Elm, Texas.

Nestled among more than 14 acres of pasture, tree groves, and nearly 800ft of shoreline is the beautiful Waterfront Hideaway Ranch in Little Elm, TX. Offering nine RV sites and four cabins perfect for a family getaway, a trip with friends, or a romantic weekend. Enjoy incredible sunsets and stunning views right from your porch or campsite. Their longhorn cattle provide a further picturesque environment for your enjoyment! Whether it’s taking in the view, fishing off the shoreline, anchoring your boat here, or just enjoying the day swimming in the lake with family and friends, you won’t want to leave this Texas retreat!

Central Texas

Austin Lone Star RV Resort in Austin, Texas

RV sites at Austin Lone Star RV Resort in Austin, Texas.

Austin Lone Star provides over 150 spacious, tree-shaded sites complete with full hook-ups and wireless Internet just five miles from downtown. They also have several vacation rentals available. Onsite, take a swim in the heated pool or play billiards in the clubhouse. Guests can also pick up a few RV supplies and other necessities at the onsite store and gift shop. Offsite, the ideal location provides easy access to all of Austin’s attractions and conveniences. Spend the day at the Lyndon B. Johnson Library or the Bullock Texas State History Museum. Then, enjoy the natural beauty of Lady Bird Lake or the Zilker Botanical Garden.

La Hacienda RV Resort in Austin, Texas

The pool and relaxation area at La Hacienda RV Resort in Austin, Texas.

Escape to the sophisticated and vibrant community in Austin, Texas ­– the “live music capital of the world” – at La Hacienda RV Resort! This sprawling luxury resort offers a wonderful amenity package, and its pet-friendly accommodations make it easy to bring the entire family on vacation! Enjoy the swimming pools, hot tub, playground, fitness center, dog park, clubhouse, and the gorgeous pavilion building where most planned activities are held. In addition, the surrounding area of Austin offers a great selection of local attractions like shopping, dining, golfing, sporting events, live entertainment, and much more!

Austin RV Park in Austin, Texas

A motorhome parked at a campsite at Austin RV Park in Austin, Texas.

At Austin RV Park, you can enjoy close access to the city’s best attractions — while enjoying the peace and quiet of this beautiful property. Whether you’re headed to downtown Austin, Round Rock, Pflugerville Georgetown, or Leander, Austin RV Park is central to attractions and events for all ages.

Oak Forest RV Resort in Austin, Texas

RVs parked at campsites at Oak Forest RV Resort in Austin, Texas.

The perfect “home away from home,” Oak Forest is located just 10 minutes from downtown Austin, Texas. However, you wouldn’t know it by the serene sounds and vistas! Oak Forest offers accommodations for motor homes, 5th wheels, and travel trailers. Relax by the resort-style pool, enjoy a friendly game of ping pong with friends, or take your furry family member to one of their pet parks. Nearby, Lake Walter Long is perfect for fishing or zipping around in a boat. Zilker Botanical Garden is another popular destination with gorgeous rose gardens, Japanese gardens, and more. So whether you are relaxing at the resort or visiting the lively city of Austin, Oak Forest has everything you need to make your stay memorable!

Big Oaks RV Park in Cedar Park, Texas

RV sites at Big Oaks RV Park in Cedar Park, Texas.

Welcome to The Hill Country News best RV Park in 2020! This is a veteran-owned and operated business with the most mature live oaks of any RV park in The Hill Country. You’ll be just minutes away from shopping, dining, and other venues. The park is located just 30 mins from downtown Austin. Each site offers full-service hookups with 20, 30 & 50 amp service. Extra-long pull troughs are available. Your perfect spot awaits you at Big Oaks RV Park!

South Texas Plains

Blazing Star RV Resort in San Antonio, Texas

The pool and clubhouse at Blazing Star RV Resort in San Antonio, Texas.

Blazing Star RV Resort combines modern luxury with the picturesque countryside of the Texas Hill Country. They offer RV camping and one and two-bedroom cabin rentals, and vacation home sales for your convenience. Guests can stay in shape at their state-of-the-art exercise facility, then cool off in the lagoon pool. Yearning for some competition? Take up a game of bocce or horseshoes, then head to the game room to enjoy arcade games and more. Kids love their outdoor playground and recreation area. Offsite, discover the exciting enchantment of SeaWorld, which is just a half-mile away! Hop on the free shuttle service and make a day of it.

Hidden Valley RV Park in Von Ormy, Texas

RV sites at Hidden Valley RV Park in Von Ormy, Texas.

Hidden Valley RV Park is located only minutes from San Antonio, TX, but you feel hours away in this quiet country setting. Park your RV for a night, week, or month and enjoy the art, culture, and history that San Antonio has to offer. Onsite, enjoy a private creek for fishing, walking trails, bird and wildlife viewing, planned events, and more. With excellent hospitality and comfort, you are sure to enjoy your stay at Hidden Valley RV Park!

Traveler’s World RV Resort in San Antonio, Texas

The cottage and cabin rentals at Traveler's World RV Resort in San Antonio, Texas.

Vacation in the heart of San Antonio. Traveler’s World is just three miles from the world-famous Alamo and Mission City’s historic River Walk. Their 160+ full hookup sites feature private picnic tables, plus complimentary cable TV and Wi-Fi. Come take a dip in their heated pool or hot tub. Then, spend time in their game room while the kids have fun on the playground. In season, they pack their social calendar with activities including potlucks, game nights, and more. San Antonio is just a stone’s throw away, with a bus stop conveniently located directly across the street from the resort. Enjoy shopping, dining, and entertainment. Brush up on your history at the Natural History Museum and chase thrills at Six Flags®.

Texas Hill Country

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort: Hill Country in Canyon Lake, Texas

Cabins at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort: Hill Country in Canyon Lake, Texas.

Located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort Hill Country is the perfect place for families to have the vacation of a lifetime. Whether you’re looking to kick back and relax or spend the day busy with fun activities, this Camp-Resort is an ideal location. Spend the day splashing in the Water Zone, bouncing on the jumping pillow, heading over to the nearby Guadalupe River, Canyon Lake, or the historic district of Gruene. No matter your age, camping at Hill Country is bound to be a blast. Come experience everything this park has to offer while making memories with your friends and family!

Camp Fimfo in New Braunfels, Texas

The club house and general store at Camp Fimfo in New Braunfels, Texas.

Step outside the ordinary and, in general, with a glamping or camping experience at Camp Fimfo. Experience the outdoors in new ways; you’re bound to love it! You’ll have access to a swim-up bar, outdoor movies, water slides, and so much more. Right along the Guadalupe River, make Camp Fimfo your next getaway destination!

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort: Guadalupe River in Kerrville, Texas

An aerial view of Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort: Guadalupe River in Kerrville, Texas.

Located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort Guadalupe River is the perfect place for families to have the vacation of a lifetime. Whether you’re looking to kick back and relax or spend the day busy with fun activities, this Camp-Resort is an ideal location. Spend the day splashing in Yogi Bear’s Water Zone, putt-putting on their 18-hole mini-golf course, or walking along the banks of the Guadalupe River. Whether you’re looking for a Texas winter destination or a weekend family getaway, Guadalupe River offers something everyone will love. Come experience everything this park has to offer while making memories with your friends and family!

Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort in New Braunfels, Texas

The cottages at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort in New Braunfels, Texas.

Whether you stay a day, a winter season, or a lifetime, Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort is sure to deliver an experience unlike any other. Located in New Braunfels, Texas, this RV resort boasts over 250 RV sites and more than 100 vacation rentals on 32-acres of gorgeous grounds. Guests can enjoy an array of amenities that offer something for every age. Take a dip in one of the two swimming pools, relax in the sauna or spa areas, head to the game room to play cards or billiards, or take your little ones for some fun at the playground. Find fantastic attractions less than 30 minutes away in Gruene and San Antonio, or travel about an hour north to visit the Texas capital of Austin. Guests frequently visit the State Capitol Building and the famous San Antonio River Walk; they also enjoy live music venues and festivals, plus local caverns and parks. Visit Hill Country today for a vacation experience that has something for everyone.

The Cabins at Camp Milagro in New Braunfels, Texas

The fire pit at The Cabins at Camp Milagro in New Braunfels, Texas.

Located in the Texas Hill Country, near the quaint town of Gruene. These historic, unique, and upscale cabins sleep 12 people – which includes 6 separate bedrooms. The property is on a private 12 acres with an adjoining 78 acres, with 1/3 mile of Guadalupe River frontage, providing easy access to enjoy the river. Enjoy plenty of opportunities for hiking, sightseeing, birdwatching, and of course, with river access, you’ll get the opportunity of “tubin’ the river.”

Rio Guadalupe Resort in New Braunfels, Texas

Tubers on the Guadalupe river staying at Rio Guadalupe Resort in New Braunfels, Texas.

Rio Guadalupe Resort is located on 25 sprawling acres along the Guadalupe River in New Braunfels, Texas. Rio Guadalupe Resort has been the perfect place to relax and unwind with friends and family for decades. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city in a quaint riverside cabin or enjoy the view from one of their 58 RV sites. Experience the beauty of the Guadalupe River with easy access to tubing, rafting, fishing, and kayaking. Take a day trip to San Antonio or Austin, cuddle up with a good book, and enjoy beautiful views of the Texas Hill Country. Gruene Hall, known for its outstanding live music performances, is a short drive away. Enjoy the trip down River Road, named one of the “Best Scenic Drives” in all of Texas. Make Rio Guadalupe Resort your stay along the Guadalupe River!

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort: Fredericksburg in Fredericksburg, Texas

An aerial view of Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort: Fredericksburg in Fredericksburg, Texas.

Located just outside historic Fredericksburg, Texas, in the heart of Texas Wine Country! Whether you are looking for a family vacation spot or a place to stay while visiting the area’s beautiful wineries, they offer accommodations and amenities to fit your needs! Bring your RV or stay in one of their comfortable cottages. They provide organized activities for the whole family, including wagon rides, poolside movies, and themed weekends! So take a dip in the pool, relax at Blue Bonnet Hall, or grab friends for a game of mini-golf! Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Camp-Resort at Fredericksburg, Texas, has something for everyone!

Riverbend on the Frio in Concan, Texas

Tubers in the Frio River along Riverbend on the Frio in Concan, Texas.

Riverbend on the Frio offers guests a safe, family-friendly vacation in Concan, TX. It is a place to disengage from the rush and hurry of everyday life and enjoy being with family and friends or just getting back to nature. Choose from cabin rentals, motel rooms, and spacious RV campsites. Come tube the Frio River, go fishing, kayaking, visit area shops, hiking at Los Maples or Garner State Park, or relax under the many beautiful old trees. Experience camping along the beautiful Frio River, and book your next Texas vacation today!

The Retreat Ranch in Marble Falls, Texas

The entrance at The Retreat Ranch in Marble Falls, Texas.

The Retreat Ranch is on a 46-acre rustic ranch in the heart of hill country Texas. Offering several Glamping Yurts and a few vintage trailers for campers looking for an extra unique experience. Staying on at Retreat Ranch allows access to the dining hall, a fully stocked kitchen, and outdoor amenities. Sit by the fire, play games, dive into the pool, sit by the bar. There is something fun for everyone. Such as games, fire pit, bar set up, dipping pools & more. Enjoy each morning with fresh eggs daily from the hens on site and coffee/tea each day.

Hidden Falls Adventure Park in Marble Falls, Texas

Jeeps and ATVs at Hidden Falls Adventure Park in Marble Falls, Texas.

If you enjoy off-roading in a dirtbike, ATV/UTV, or full-size vehicle, then you will love camping at Hidden Falls Adventure Park! Offering cabins, RV, and primitive tent sites, multi-day passes for riding: for every night you camp in the park, you will be charged riding fees for the day before and the day after. These fees apply to both the driver and passenger and range from $15-$55 depending on stay. The price is well worth it, with over 2,000 acres of off-road perfection! Hill Country Adventure Rentals is recommended if you need to rent an off-road vehicle, as Hidden Falls does not provide rentals. The nearest gas station is 7 miles from the park. Onsite you will find bathrooms, showers, and a general store. So gear up and head out to Hidden Falls Adventure Park!

Big Bend Country

Roadrunner Travelers Campground in Terlingua, Texas

The owners of Roadrunner Travelers Campground in Terlingua, Texas, in front of a campsite and behind Bee Mountain.

Tucked into the little Texas town of Terlingua, Roadrunner Travelers offers a paradise for explorers, travelers, and adventurers. The property is surrounded by opportunities. Big Bend National Park, Big Bend Ranch State Park, and Terlingua Ghost Town are all driving distance. The campground is located on 40 acres right in the heart of Study Butte, and all spots have excellent views of Bee Mountain. Terlingua is also a Dark Skies Region with excellent conditions for stargazing. So come visit to fall in love with this little Texas town!

Eco-Ranch Rustic Camping Area in Alpine, Texas

A campsite at Eco-Ranch Rustic Camping Area in Alpine, Texas, with a campfire list and camp chairs set up.

Offering 33 camping sites for tents, open-air, or trailer & medium length RVs. The ranch is a mature, off-grid facility. (There is no hook-ups or dump station, but freshwater available) Enjoy a full, communal kitchen and three flush toilets, as well as a hot water shower. You’ll have access to one 15 amp AC power circuit in the kitchen/bathhouse and several DC charging stations for devices. People visit to experience a mature, fully operational sustainable farm. There is a petting zoo of animals that kids love and an aquaponics greenhouse that fascinates many. The scenery is spectacular, with uninhibited sunrise & sunset views.