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Discover Highlands, TX
Highlands is a city in southeast Texas located on the eastern banks of the San Jacinto River. Though the city is only 36 feet above sea level, it got its name because of its relative elevation compared to the west bank of the river. Characterized by hot, humid summers and mild to cool winters, Highlands is an awesome place to visit any time of the year.
Planning the ultimate Texas road trip? Highlands is the ideal place to rent an RV. Less than an hour's drive from both Houston and Galveston, you could call Highlands your home base and get the best of both worlds — proximity to all the attractions and conveniences of a large city without having to deal with the crowds and clutter that comes with large urban hubs.
The Great Outdoors
Spreading across 500 acres, Baytown Nature Center is a peninsula surrounded by Scott, Crystal, and Burnet Bays. The nature center consists of tidal marshes, freshwater wetlands, and hardwood forests. These unique habitats are home for approximately 317 species of birds and make it one of the best spots for birdwatching in Texas. Because of the fragility of the ecosystem, motorized boats are not allowed. Fishing is not permissible either. However, you can explore the nature center via miles of nature trails, the butterfly garden, bike paths, or the kayak launch. Young children can enjoy the nature center’s playground. Less than 15 minutes' drive away in nearby Baytown, this nature center is a great place to experience the Texan outdoors.
Rio Villa Nature Trail is a 215-acre park in Highlands. The park has a short 1.1-mile nature trail as well as a canoe launch and an observation pier. The nature trail winds through swampy areas and exhibits many beautiful native plants. Though the trail is not long, it makes for a nice after-dinner stroll or a mild hike if you want to be outdoors without wandering too far into the wilderness.
If you’re traveling with kids, they are bound to love a trip to Gene Green Beltway 8 Park. Covering 250 acres, the park has a BMX course, zip lines, an amphitheater, splash pad, skate park, playgrounds, and more. There are also barbecue areas, picnic pavilions, several multipurpose fields, tennis courts, hiking and jogging trails, and even a splash park for dogs. As an added benefit, everything in the park is made from recycled materials.
If you plan on booking an RV rental in Highlands, Texas, you won’t be short on places to call home for the night. If you want a campground on the water, you might consider San Jacinto Riverfront RV Resort. Boasting views of the iconic San Jacinto Monument, adults can enjoy sweeping views of the water while in the adult-only infinity pool. Younger children can splash around in the seasonal pool located next to the playground. Guests to the campground can use the 24-hour laundry facility, a fitness center, library, fishing pier, a dog park, a small convenience store, and basketball courts. For convenience and safety purposes, all the roads and pads at the campground are paved, and the RV park is gated. Each site is equipped with cable TV hookups, full hookups featuring 30/50 amp electrical service, and complimentary Wi-Fi at most sites.
Another option when you reserve a camper rental in Highlands is Eastpark Village RV Park in Channelview. This RV park is only ten miles from downtown Houston and conveniently located near many attractions. Each spot is spacious with trees and grass and has full hookups with 30/50 amp electrical service. While camping, guests have access to restrooms with hot showers and other amenities.
Exploring the City
While enjoying your RV rental from Highlands, you can learn more about Texas’s history by visiting the San Jacinto Monument in La Porte. The monument stands at the site of the Battle of Jacinto and commemorates the heroes from this epic battle and others who contributed to Texas’s independence. Standing an impressive 567 feet on the Houston Ship Channel, the San Jacinto Monument is one of the tallest stone column memorial structures in the world. At the base of the monument, check out the San Jacinto Museum of History and theater which displays documents, books, images, and artifacts showcasing the history of Texas.
Who doesn’t love a good boardwalk? Kemah Boardwalk in Kemah, Texas is the ultimate place to eat and play. Open daily, the boardwalk spreads across 60 acres along the Gulf Coast and boasts spectacular waterfront restaurants, charming boutiques, festivals, seaside shows, and amusement rides. Bring the entire family for a day of fun when you book a travel trailer rental in Highlands.
Johnson Space Center is about 30 minutes' drive away in Houston. The facility is home to International Space Station mission operations and has been at the forefront of human spaceflight programs in America. The Space Center Houston is the official visitor center and welcomes over one million visitors per year. Witness as astronauts train for missions, handle a real moon rock, and see what goes on behind the scenes at NASA. Among various exhibits, attractions, and activities, guests can also see a full-sized shuttle replica.
Whether you're in Highlands for fun times with family and friends, the gulf shore waters, history, or something entirely different, you will create memories that last a lifetime when you book an RV in Harris County.
RV Rentals in Highlands, TX
Highlands, TX is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.
There are many popular rentals in Highlands. Outdoorsy's Highlands RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.
RV and Motorhome Rentals Nearby
Nearby to Highlands are a number of National, State and Local parks. Travelers can easily rent RVs and motorhomes near Barton Creek Greenbelt, Tom Hughes Park, Big Thicket National Preserve, McKinney Falls State Park, and The Quarries Park.
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Local Hiking Trails
|Jack Brooks Park Trail||Hitchcock||Texas|
|Pilant Lake to Bluestem Trail and Riverview Trail||Richmond||Texas|
|Memorial Park Red Trail||Houston||Texas|
|Pine Gully Trail||Seabrook||Texas|
|Peach Creek Trail||New Caney||Texas|
|The Anthills Trail||Houston||Texas|
|George Bush Hike and Bike Trail||Houston||Texas|
|Cypress Creek Trail||Cypress||Texas|
|Lone Star Hiking Trail and Little Lake Creek Trail||Richards||Texas|
|Chinquapin Loop Trail||Huntsville||Texas|