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Athens is a city in Henderson County, Texas, and it is also the county seat. It has been selected as one of Texas' first certified retirement communities and has the self-titled distinction of being “the Black-Eyed Pea Capital of the World.” The county was established in 1846 but had its boundaries adjusted in 1850, which resulted in Athens being elected the new county seat. The city has many of the same amenities as a larger city while maintaining a small-town vibe.

Search for an RV in Henderson County, and you can choose from amongst a fleet of RV makes and models for the unit that perfectly fits your vacation needs. You can make the most of your experience by sightseeing in some other nearby communities while you're here. Terrell was host to a flight school during WWII that trained British pilots, and is host to an annual WWII veterans reunion. Tyler is and has been an important medical, educational, financial, economic, and cultural hub for some time. Palestine is renowned for its dogwood floral blooming season, its almost two dozen historical sites listed on the National Register, and for being the western terminus of the Texas State Railroad (a private scenic tourist line). Corsicana has a vibrant downtown arts community that hosts live theater, art exhibits, and music performances year-round. Your Athens travel trailer rental is your guarantee of an interesting and rewarding vacation in this region of Texas.

The Great Outdoors

Purtis Creek State Park was opened to the public in 1988 and is located on property that was purchased for reclamation from private owners in 1977. The area is a good destination for those wishing to fish for largemouth bass, catfish, and crappie; the bass are catch-and-release only, but guests can take home the catfish and crappie. The park is also a good camping destination, and guests can go swimming and canoeing; canoes and paddleboards can be rented, and the campsites include walk-in and primitive hike-in tent sites, and sites with water and electrical hookups. There are also trails where guests can hike or mountain bike. Park your Athens camper rental nearby, and make a day of it, seeing everything the park has to offer.

Gun Barrel City Park is a cultivated outdoor recreation area with a variety of available activities and amenities. There are softball diamonds, a soccer field and basketball court, tennis courts, playground areas, and more. Families will find a pavilion and picnic areas, a walking track, and gravel trails through a nature area for hiking. The park has a catch-and-release fishing pond with a pier, and there is a concession area that is open during public events.

Gus Engeling Wildlife Management Area is a varied ecosystem consisting of post oak uplands and hardwood forest bottomlands, natural springs, sloughs, and marshes. The area was acquired over a span of years to serve as a wildlife research and demonstration area with public access, as well as to develop and manage wildlife habitats and populations. Guests can take a self-guided driving tour of the area which includes numerous stops; there is also a nature trail for visitors who should exercise caution as there are snakes in the area. Guests can also enjoy photographing the landscape, nature watching, and bird watching.

RV Parks

Guests have their choice of a number of RV parks and campgrounds, and some of these may have mobile homes. Your Athens RV trailer rental is your guarantee of a relaxing and enjoyable vacation.

Pine Gardens RV Park and Campground is a family-friendly RV park that is open year-round. The park has lots of open space with some perimeter tree cover, a playground, and a swimming pool with a built-in waterfall. There are restrooms with showers, a boat launch ramp, and fishing pier on Cedar Creek Lake, laundry facilities, and a camp store. Individual sites have electrical hookups and pull-through access and can be rented by the day, week, or month. There are also cabins and yurts that can be rented, and some sites may have tent camping.

Exploring The City

Visitors should begin their exploration of Athens with a trip to the East Texas Arboretum & Botanical Society, which is more than just a beautiful display of flowers (as if that weren't enough). The attraction has trails that meander through stands of trees which are home to deer, frogs, and other wildlife, past spring-fed streams, and over a suspension bridge. The park is also home to the Wofford House Museum which replicates life as it used to be in the area. Those who would like to put their feet up should check out the local breweries and wineries, of which there are a few. There is also a performing arts center where guests can take in concerts and plays. Don't forget to put some miles on your Athens motorhome rental while you have the chance; driving an RV is a unique experience, one that shouldn't be missed.

When dinnertime rolls around, Athens has whatever you may be looking for. Prices at most of the restaurants range from inexpensive to moderately priced, and most of the venues are locally owned and operated (there are a few commercials outlets too). One local Mexican restaurant is open for lunch and dinner; the menu has a mix of Mexican and southwestern dishes, some of which may be fusion (a blend of cuisines). Portions are large, so expect to be taking your leftovers back to your Athens luxury RV rental for a late-night snack.

Frequently Asked Questions


What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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