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Surrounded by the Angelina National Forest, Hanks Creek Park appeals to outdoor lovers who also like to have creature comforts for a more comfortable RV camping experience. Part of the Sam Rayburn Reservoir that was built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the park brims with amenities for a pleasant time outdoors. Water and electric sites with 50/30 amp service are available, along with hot showers, flush toilets, and a dump station for your rental RV.Huntington campers who want to remain active will find volleyball and basketball courts, and a boat ramp/dock for launching watercraft or jet skis on the lake. Children, too, will have a wonderful time in the accessible playground. With largemouth bass, crappie, and catfish annually stocked by the Texas Park and Wildlife Department, anglers will be rewarded for their efforts. Check to see if that newly caught fish could land straight on the BBQ grills and your picnic table. If not, ribs would make a good substitute. (This is Texas, after all.) Then cap off your day around a roaring campfire with a well-earned beverage in hand.


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Camping with an RV

Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

How Outdoorsy Works

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Find the perfect RV

Choose your location, dates, and send the owner a request to book.

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Delivery or Pickup

Arrange a pick up time with the owner or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

Let us help

Most owners have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.

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Adventure awaits!

Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the owner on the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

Camping with an RV in Huntington puts you close to three national forests: Angelina, Sabine, and Davy Crockett. Hiking is popular in all three forests, mountain biking in Sabine, and horseback riding in the last two. Additionally, the Toledo Bend Reservoir in Sabine National Forest is renowned for bass fishing while Davy Crockett National Forest attracts equestrian visitors with its 50+ miles of developed horse trails. If you want to see red-cockaded woodpeckers and wintering bald eagles, head to the Angelina National Forest where both are regularly sighted.Combine your love of history and the outdoors at the Mission Tejas State Park within 90 minutes' drive of your campsite at Hanks Creek Park. Walk back through time as you hike the Nabedache Loop through tall pines and past what used to be the El Camino Real, the 2,500-mile route from Guerrero, Mexico, to Louisiana built by the Spaniards in the late 17th century. Spanish friars eventually abandoned their efforts to rebuild their mission here as conflict with France arose.Head south in your Huntington camper rental if paddling and hiking through a primeval-looking world teeming with plant and animal life are high on your agenda. The Big Thicket National Preserve is where multiple habitats come together to create a mosaic of ecosystems where wetlands, marshes, and swamps coexist with long-leaf pine forests and more.Experience the flora up close on a hike through trails lined with carnivorous plants, mushrooms, and wildflowers. Or dip your paddle on calm, slow-moving waters to admire bald cypress, river birches, and other shade trees on a canoe trail. Join a ranger for canoe trips or explore the Village Creek Paddling Trail yourself and camp on sandbars if you're up to the challenge.

Exploring the Area

With several forests in the area, it won't be a surprise if there's a museum nearby devoted to forestry. And that's exactly what the Texas Forestry Museum does in Lufkin, some 20 minutes' drive from Hanks Creek Park. Machinery, exhibits, and photographs illustrate East Texas's early logging days and what the future holds. An interactive play center engages children with extra energy to burn.While in Lufkin, it may well be worth your time to get the young ones even more excited at the Ellen Trout Zoo, where hundreds of exotic and wild creatures from around the world are cared for. A white rhino, a hippo, and a Maasai giraffe are some of the zoo's superstars. More exotic ones include Malayan tapir (looking similar to pigs), bontebok (a kind of African antelope), and tamarin (a small monkey).Huntington may not be on the wine lover's radar, but the Piney Woods Wine Trail is a short drive away if you start your vino tour in Nacogdoches. It's a good way to round out your visit to Huntington in style: Syrah, Moscato, and Merlot are just some of the reds and whites worth sipping to celebrate a life well-traveled.With forests all around, a well-stocked lake nearby, and more wine varietals that you could possibly drink in a day, what more can you ask for? Even better, you don't have to leave the kids behind. So if you're looking for a family-friendly campground in Pineywoods Country, book a rental RV in Huntington, Texas and raise a toast for more adventures ahead.


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Larger trailers that attach to towing vehicles with a gooseneck extension in the truck bed.

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Living quarters in the front with dedicated space for hauling motorcycles or other “toys” in the back.

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Class C

Popular with small families and first-time RV drivers who want a little more room than a van. Comparable to driving a truck.

Camper Van

The smallest and nimblest of fully enclosed RVs. Drives like a van. Loves posing for Instagram.

Class B

A formal-sounding name for camper van, but just as photogenic.

Class A

Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.

Truck Camper

If you can drive a truck, you can drive a truck camper. Makes roughing it significantly less rough.

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Questions about RVs?

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What type of RV should I choose?

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Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


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Do the RVs have bathrooms?

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Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


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How does check-in work?

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Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.