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Texas Road Trip Ideas – Camping in the Lone Star State

When traveling in your RV you may want to explore some places you haven’t been before. How about the Lone Star State of Texas? Known to cross-country travelers on I-10 as the never-ending state, this home of the Texas Rangers, the Houston Astros and more, is also full of all kinds of treasures that you can visit when making your RV road trip adventures.



Texas Road Trip Ideas – Top Picks:


They say everything’s bigger in Texas — and this should come as no surprise. The state itself is the largest of the lower 48, which perhaps one reason why Texas road trips are so popular. Whether you’re looking for a good time in the big city or a wilder, more remote adventure, you’ll find something fun to discover in the Lone Star State.


Of course, when you’re talking about a land area of almost 270,000 square miles, you’re going to want to do some planning before you take off on the nearest Texas highway. If you’re looking for the best road trips in Texas, read on! We’ve got plenty of viable options to keep you entertained, deep in the heart of this beloved state.




In the capital city of Texas, Austin is perhaps most renowned for being the “Live Music Capital of the World.” You can paddle board on Lady Bird Lake, attend the many music festivals or even the ballet, dine at the varied restaurants, and visit world-class museums. One of the most unique experiences you can have is viewing the colony of bats that fly out from under the Congress Avenue Bridge nightly. From world-famous resorts and 5-star hotels, to cozy RV Parks, there is a wide range of overnight accommodations in Austin.


RV Parks near Austin: All of the parks below are recommended at 3.8 stars or above. 

Choose the one that best suits your family and your itinerary.


  1. Austin Lone Star RV Resort 

  2. Pecan Grove RV Park

  3. Redbud Ranch RV Resort

  4. Open Air Resorts

  5. Evergreen RV Park

  6. Riverbend RV Park on Lake Austin

  7. Covenant Canyon RV Park


Dallas/Fort Worth area:


The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex (also known as DFW, North Texas, or The Metroplex) is a large area in the Prairies and Lakes region of Texas. According to the 2010 census, the population of the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area was just over 6.4 million, which makes it the most populated metropolitan area in Texas and the fourth most populous in the United States. The vast Metroplex area offers an entertaining array of Texana featuring everything from modern skyscrapers to old-fashioned cattle yards and essentially everything in between. It is the home to many corporations, professional sports teams, a wide variety of nightlife, and a burgeoning arts community. The Metroplex is also the location of two award winning zoos, a world class aquarium, and several historically significant locations and museums.


RV Parks near Dallas/Fort Worth: Here are just a few of the choices around the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex area:


  1. Treetops RV Resort

  2. Northlake Village RV Park

  3. Fort Worth RV Park

  4. Avondale RV Park

  5. Gallagher Acres RV Park

  6. Eagle Resorts RV Park


Corpus Christi:


Beaches, islands, bays, and ports—there are many opportunities to engage in the variety of available water and wind sports. Arts, music, museums (such as the USS Lexington battle ship), and other cultural activities (like the Texas State Aquarium) make this Texas road trip enjoyable for those who desire a more relaxing time than their water-adventuring counterparts.


You can even camp directly on the beach in one of the several oceanfront campgrounds.


RV Camping near Corpus Christi: Here are a few of the top-rated RV Parks near Corpus Christi:

  1. Padre Balli Park

  2. Reed’s RV Park

  3. Mustang Island State Park

  4. Surfside RV & Resort

  5. Pioneer RV Beach Resort

  6. Island RV Resort

More great things to see in Texas: 


A world of wonder for outdoor adventurers of all stripes, Big Bend National Park provides ample opportunities for bird watching of more than 450 species in the many habitats. There are also fossils for pterosaur and 50-foot crocodiles in this area, as well as cacti which line the 150-miles of hiking trails and three campgrounds. This is a place in Far West Texas where night skies are dark as coal and rivers carve temple-like canyons in ancient limestone. Here, at the end of the road, hundreds of bird species take refuge in a solitary mountain range surrounded by weather-beaten desert. Tenacious cactus bloom in sublime southwestern sun, and the diversity of species is the best in the country. This magical place is Big Bend. Although this national park is quite remote, it is a great add-on to other west Texas trips, such as a road trip to Marfa. There are four developed campgrounds in Big Bend National Park, and primitive backcountry camping too.


Big Bend is one of 14 National Parks in Texas – and others not to be missed would include Guadalupe Mountains in Salt Flat, where you can go to experience mountains and canyons, desert and dunes, night skies and spectacular vistas within a place unlike any other. Guadalupe Mountains National Park protects the world's most extensive Permian fossil reef, the four highest peaks in Texas, an environmentally diverse collection of flora and fauna, and the stories of lives shaped through conflict, cooperation and survival.


Another place to put on your list of “not to be missed in Texas” would be Padre Island in Corpus Christi. Padre Island National Seashore separates the Gulf of Mexico from the Laguna Madre, one of a few hypersaline lagoons in the world. The park protects 70 miles of coastline, dunes, prairies, and wind tidal flats teeming with life. It is a safe nesting ground for the Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle and a haven for over 380 bird species. It also has a rich history, including the Spanish shipwrecks of 1554. Padre Island is right next to Mustang Island State Park, which also has miles of open beaches and areas for camping and birding.


As a reminder, when you are getting ready to hit the road in Texas, check with our Texas El Monte RV location. They can help you with any questions you may have. Conveniently located near the Dallas/Ft. Worth metro area, this location is an ideal place to set out on your Texas RV Road trip. Also, check out our factory one-way special offers at El Monte RV.


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