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Just a stone’s throw from the heart of Fort Davis, the MacMillen RV Park is a peaceful setting for exploring the Fort Davis National Historic Site. It’s a short drive from the arid landscapes of the Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center and the rugged peak of Mount Livermore.RV camping at the MacMillen RV Park includes access to 27 pull-through sites, with water, sewer, and 30/50-amp electrical connections available. There are clean restrooms and showers at the RV park, as well as a 24-hour laundromat with a TV and free wireless high-speed internet access. Big rigs can be accommodated at the campground, with a few tent-only sites also available.



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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 at the MacMillen RV Park is a good base for exploring the Davis Mountains State Park, a 2,709-acre protected area that was originally deeded by a local family. It was opened to the public in 1938 following works by the Civilian Conservation Corps, which included the construction of the adobe-built Indian Lodge. There’s a large bird blind along the main road that offers enclosed and open viewing areas for spotting woodhouse’s scrub jays and white-winged doves, as well as several miles of hiking and equestrian trails to explore.A ten-minute drive from the MacMillen RV Park is the Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center and Botanical Gardens, which lies within the grounds of the Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute. It features sprawling grasslands, oak-dotted hills, and canyon springs, as well as seasonal wetland pools that attract a variety of migrating birdlife. Learn about the geologic history of the Davis Mountains and the region’s mining culture at the visitor center, then stretch your legs along the five miles of hiking trails. Large madrone trees and southwestern chokeberries line the route, together with several species of succulents and cacti that are native to the Chihuahuan Desert.Directly west of the MacMillen RV Park is Mount Livermore, which rises to 8,378 feet and stands as the fourth highest peak in Texas. It’s named for Major William Livermore, who regularly used the summit as a point of observations when mapping western Texas and affectionately referred to it as “Old Baldy.” The area is managed by the Texas Nature Conservancy and only open a few times during the year when you can hike to the summit or drive along the Madera Canyon Road.

Exploring the City

Campsites at the MacMillen RV Park are just 15 minutes' walk from the center of Fort Davis, where you’ll find a supermarket for stocking up on groceries and supplies. There are also gas stations in Fort Davis if you need to fill up your RV rental and a couple of eateries that include a Mexican restaurant.Fort Davis campers are on the doorstep of the Fort Davis National Historic Site, which preserves a key post in the defense system of western Texas from 1854 to 1891. It’s considered one of the best remaining examples of a frontier military post in the American Southwest and was named for the Secretary of War, Jefferson Davis. Begin at the visitor center and museum to see a short video about the history of the fort, then embark on a self-guided tour of the complex’s five restored buildings and ruined foundations. During the summer months, period-dressed interpreters are stationed at many of the buildings to help bring the fort’s history to life. If you want to stretch your legs, there are trails leading to an impressive view overlooking the fort and connecting to Davis Mountains State Park.Also in Fort Davis is the Old Overland Trail Museum, which depicts life in the West along the historic San Antonio-El Paso Road. Admire the original Valentine Post Office and telephone switchboard that are on display, along with vintage medical paraphernalia, a restored pioneer settlers’ kitchen, and photographs of the town’s first buildings. Just down the road from the Old Overland Trail Museum is the Wild Rose Gallery, where works by local and regional artists are displayed.Animal enthusiasts shouldn’t miss a visit to Rattlers & Reptiles, a famous rattlesnake museum that’s home to more than 100 live reptiles and amphibians. Get up close to a variety of local desert mammals, insects, and venomous arachnids while learning about the unique behavioral adaptations that help them to survive in the region’s arid landscapes.Whether you want to explore the desert landscapes of western Texas or discover the early pioneer history of Fort Davis, book an RV rental in Jeff Davis County and start planning your next vacation.


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All towables

Trailer

Trailers for all types of towing vehicles, including SUVs and pickups.

Folding Trailer

Trailers you can tow with passenger vehicles or SUVs. A great way to transform average cars into adventure cars.

Fifth-Wheel

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

Toy Hauler

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

Utility Trailer

All other types of towable trailers.

All drivables

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.

Other

All other types of drivable vehicles.

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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.