As made apparent by its name, College Station is home to not just any college, but one of the largest and most notable universities in all of Texas. This city is the location of Texas A&M University, and one of the most famous college towns in the country. Together with the neighboring city of Bryan, the combined metro area is one of the largest in Texas.
The city dates back to the 1860s when it was first settled and shortly after it was chosen as the ideal spot for an agricultural college to be established. With the arrival of the first railway in town at the turn of the century, College Station never looked back as the population would continually rise over the next century. This cultural oasis is one of the best-educated cities in the south and home to an excellent mass transit system making it easy to get around town when you rent an RV. You can book an RV in College Station and drive to nearby Houston or Austin with ease, or head out into the countryside and explore the many different faces of the great outdoors in Texas, an oft-overlooked place of great beauty.
Experience the Sites and Scenery
Looking for a nearby getaway after you pick up your College Station camper rental? Somerville Lake will surely do the trick then. This massive, manmade lake is about 30 miles outside the city to the south, and home to a few excellent lakefront parks you can choose from. Rocky Creek Park, Yegua Creek Park, and Overlook Park are fantastic places to post up and camp in your College Station motorhome rental while enjoying the breeze coming off the lake. The lake is great for swimming, boating, and fishing especially. Bastrop State Park is also found on the shores of a smaller lake over by Austin, welcoming visitors from all over Texas. Bastrop State Park is dotted with loblolly pines, juniper trees, and post oaks on either side of peaceful walking paths that connect to the nearby Buescher State Park. There are lots of interesting animals and beautiful flowers to see and photograph while you hike through the woods, and a large golf course and swimming pool too.
Fairfield Lake State Park is north of College Station and is another lake where you can relax. There are wonderful nature programs for people of all ages offered at the park to inform and cultivate a love for the great outdoors. There are campgrounds on the shores of Fairfield Lake so you can camp here in your College Station RV rental, plus there's lots of beachfront access to read a book on or go for a swim. You can mountain bike at the park, ride ATVs, fish, swim, boat, and even water ski.
There are several exquisite national forests north of nearby Houston, but Sam Houston National Forest is the jewel of the crown with well over 100,000 acres of land. The forest is a well-known and well-loved destination for hikers, with several long-distance routes like the Lone Star Trail, a 128-mile loop leading through the exceptional wilderness in the heart of Texas. Lake Conroe and Trinity River are excellent places to swim and fish, and hunting is permitted in-season throughout the forest lands. There are three developed campgrounds in different corners of the park where you can park your College Station camper rental while you venture through the park.
Where to Park It
You shouldn’t have any trouble finding a place to camp in your College Station RV rental throughout the duration of your vacation, with lots of local options to pick from. Texas A&M has a few RV dedicated parks for people to stay at when visiting family, or to tailgate at the legendary football games during the fall. There are four different RV-friendly sites to stay on the college campus.
Primrose Lane RV Park is located in College Station and can house trailers and RVs of all sizes. There is a pool, laundry facilities, and many more amenities. Lazy G RV Park is located near all the major attractions of College Station. It is located right off the highway and quite easy to find. Don’t forget that there are lots of state and local parks nearby, with campgrounds where you can do some lakeside camping. Somerville Lake is loaded with camping spots so it may be a nice place to spend a few nights there to get away from the city.
College Park is a fun college town with a vibrant nightlife and excellent walking streets. Most of the top attractions in the city are associated with Texas A&M University as it is the largest employer and institution in town. Kyle Field is a massive stadium home to the Texas A&M football team. On game days in the fall, the parking lot is a wild party with over 100,000 people tailgating and waiting to pack the stadium in support of their team.
If you enjoy shopping, Post Oak Mall is the go-to destination in town with hundreds of shops, stores, restaurants, and bars. The downtown areas are full of trendy boutiques, cafes, and breweries as well to cater to university students and their visiting families.
The Museum of the American GI does everything in its power to preserve the honor of the American military, with uniforms, weapons, and armored vehicles organized into exciting exhibits. You can learn about all the armed conflicts in the nation’s history and the incredible people that paid the ultimate sacrifice to protect the country they love. The George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum is located in College Station, containing thousands of documents, papers, academic writings, and biographies about the president. There are even replica Oval Office and Camp David office rooms at the museum, and a chunk of the Berlin Wall to create a collage of the early '90s when Bush was President.