Calling all RVers – check out these 12 Best RV Campgrounds In East Texas!
An abundance of forests in East Texas means many camping opportunities and shade. If you like hiking, fishing, paddle boats, and everything the Piney Woods of Texas offers, your camping trip went up a notch! It’s nothing like any other part of Texas. Check out these 12 best RV campgrounds in East Texas for your camping wants and needs.
To me, East Texas is the most favorable of all regions. This is East Texas RV camping at its finest. Now, I want to go RVing!
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RV Campgrounds In East Texas
Though I haven’t camped at every place on this list, I have traveled near and far in East Texas and love it! I love the tall pine trees and how every tree seems to stay green year-round. It can get quite humid sometimes, and an extra camping portable air conditioner might be handy. No matter where you pull up your RV, you’ll find beautiful campgrounds in the Piney Woods of East Texas.
Some campgrounds will have water activities, like kayaking, fishing, and boating. There will be many opportunities to see wildlife, wildflowers, and things growing in the ground that you probably have never seen! Camping in RVs is rising, whether you own one or want to try out RV rentals.
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1. Laguna Vista RV Park – Marshall
One of my favorite East Texas towns is Marshall. I went on the most wonderful horseback ride I’ve ever been on. I was a little spoiled as I had the owner all to myself – she even let me trot the horse. I’d go back to Karma Farms in a heartbeat.
Okay, on to Laguna Vista RV Park. They offer pull-throughs and backend spots. Enjoy nature, birdwatching, relaxing by the fire, and perhaps walking to a nearby pond.
2. RV Camping At Lake O’ The Pines
Anywhere in the Pines is a good day for camping. But, just a short drive west of the charming town of Jefferson is where RV camping is as good as it gets. Brushy Creek Campground at Lake O’ The Pines offers RV sites with a beach for swimming, a boat ramp, and tent sites. You’ll enjoy the tall pine trees and incredible lake views.
3. Tyler State Park RV Campsites
Find full hook-ups with lake views or campsites smack dab in the middle of the deep forest, or opt for something else. Either way, Tyler State Park has it all. There are many options and campsite rules, so read up on the latest news before heading out.
4. RV Sites On Lake Palestine
You can have all the space you need at one of its spacious sites at Lake Palestine Resort – so get that big rig all spruced up and have fun. Boating and fishing are big-time sports there. Also, find RV pull-throughs here too.
5. Backwater Jacks Caddo Lake RV Park
From the looks of their website, you’re in for a treat if you park and camp at Backwater Jacks. And, if you have the time, take a guided tour of Caddo Lake. Many outfitters do this, and it’s a trendy thing to do when in this area.
6. Stillwater RV Resort
A New RV luxury resort near Tyler is coming in May 2022. Put this place on your radar for some heavenly lounging in and around a heated saltwater pool, lazy river, and swim-up bar. More amenities than you can imagine. Look up Stillwater RV Resort, conveniently located off I-20 near Tyler.
7. Nacogdoches RV Parks
Whether you’re looking for somewhere quiet or an area with many amenities, Nacogdoches will most likely offer you something remarkable. Places like Camp Tonkawa Springs RV Park and Piney Woods RV Park are two parks that look like beautiful places to stop for a weekend or a whole week.
8. RV Park On Lake Athens
If great views of Lake Athens, sitting around the fire pit, and largemouth bass interest you, you’ll want to bring your RV out here for as long as possible. The park has been updated to include free WIFI, but who needs the internet when you’ve got nature, water, and a relaxed place to stay? Lake Athens Marina & RV Park has a spot just for you!
Travel Tip: If you have the time and want to wander around Athens, the East Texas Arboretum is beautiful, and you can take long walks around the premises while marveling at the flowers and structures.
The admission fee is $3-$5.
9. Mill Creek Ranch Resort – Canton
No roughing it here! If you’re a fan of First Monday Trade Days in Canton, you should probably check out the award-winning Mill Creek Ranch Resort. Welcome to the 21st century RV campsite coupled with the ageless East Texas scene. Everything from event facilities, fun programs for the whole family, and venues out of this world.
9A. Silver Spur Resort – Canton
Another popped in my mind in Canton. I’m actually staying in their Treehouse (July 2022). The Silver Spur Resort (KOA) is located right off Interstate 20 and Hwy 19. Very close to the Trade Days. There are RVs all over the place out here. They also do weddings out here and have a wonderful swimming pool and pond.
10. Mineola RV Parks
Five stars for Somewhere RV Park with a dog park, free WIFI, a fitness room, and a laundry room. If this sounds good, book it! Sounds good to me. I’ve been to the downtown area and can vouch for the small-town charm and the beautiful countryside. Mineola Nature Preserve on the Sabine River looks like a fantastic area to roam if you want to get out and about.
11. New Adventure RV Park And Horse Hotel
Got a horse? Bring it along to Coldsprings, TX, at the New Adventure RV Park & Horse Hotel. Because horseback riding is allowed anywhere in a National Forest – Sam Houston National Forest has trails for you. Also, Lake Livingston State Park has miles and miles of trails for bikes and hiking. They also have a general store in case you left something behind.
12. Jellystone Park RV Camping – Tyler
Grandparents, rev up the RV and grab the grandkids for a happy time of camping and playing at Jellystone Park at Whispering Pines, located just outside Tyler. It’s a year-round family resort, and I almost bet you’ll never hear the words, “I’m bored.”
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