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On the far eastern end of Texas near the Louisiana state line, 30 minutes northwest of Carthage, 30 minutes south of Marshall, and an hour from Tyler, you’ll find Martin Creek Lake State Park. Anglers come at all times of the year to try their luck at Martin Lake. This family-friendly spot is a quaint destination for nature lovers who want to escape the bustle of life.

Until the 17th century, people of the Caddo tribe occupied the land. Spanish settlers took over the area in the 18th century and introduced Catholicism to the Caddo, Cherokee, and Shawnee tribes. In 1833, Daniel Martin settled in this part of Texas and created a community on Harmony Hill. In 1976, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department donated the land, and the same year, it became a state park.

If you’re looking for a calm place to cast a line, walk a trail, and enjoy the simple beauties of nature, Martin Creek Lake State Park is the place for you. Book an RV in Rusk County and get your motorhome camping vacation started.

Getting Outside

Anglers come from miles around to bask in the serenity of Martin Lake. Fishing at Martin Creek Lake State Park is a fun, relaxing way to spend an evening. The lake is full of largemouth bass, crappie, channel catfish, and tilapia, to name a few. Take your small boat out on this, nearly 5,000-acre lake and drop a line. Soak up the sunshine and kick your feet up, and see what prize awaits you.

Visitors camping at Martin Creek Lake State Park also like to enjoy some wildlife viewing. In the autumn months when the leaves begin to change, this park is painted in orange, brown, and red brushstrokes as far as the eye can see. Keep an eye out for armadillos, raccoons, white-tailed deer, rabbits, and beavers. This park is teeming with amazing wildlife who love the park just as much as you will.

If you’re looking to do a bit of hiking, Martin Creek has you covered. There are nearly five miles of hiking trails available for wandering within the confines of the park. The Old Henderson Loop follows an old trade route, the Island Trail is a one-mile loop that takes you out onto the island that supports the power plant, and the Harmony Hill Loop is the longest at one and a half miles, offering beautiful vistas.

Camping at Martin Creek Lake State Park

Those camping in an RV at Martin Creek Lake State Park can choose from more than 50 campsites with 30 and 50-amp electrical hookups. That should be enough to power nearly anything you’d bring on your motorhome camping trip. Each site comes equipped with a fire ring, grill, lantern post, and a picnic table: all the things you’ll need for a nice home-cooked meal in the woods. The campsites also have water hookups.

There are no sewer hookups or laundry facilities on-site; however, hot showers and public restrooms are available to Martin Creek Lake State Park campers. Pets are permitted in certain areas of the park as long as they're well behaved and on a six-foot-long leash. Dogs aren't allowed in Texas State Park buildings. Wi-Fi isn't offered within the park, but most major cell phone providers have service here.

Exploring the Area

Just an hour’s drive north of the park, you’ll find the town of Jefferson, which is home to the Jefferson Historical Museum. This museum is dedicated to preserving and promoting the history of Jefferson and Marion counties through its art and artifacts. See sculptures, pottery, paintings, and writings from the early era of Jefferson when it played such a huge role in the shaping of Texas under American rule and back when it belonged to the native tribes.

Did you ever expect to see an elephant in Texas? Well, check out Caldwell Zoo in Tyler, Texas and you’ll get to experience just that. See the wide array of domestic and exotic animals from a distance or up close! The zoo's animal encounters allow you to hold invertebrates and penguins with the safety of a trained professional beside you. This is also the perfect place for birthday parties or just learning about the animals that occupy the world.

Is there a curious mind in the family? Just over the Louisiana border in Shreveport is the Sciport Discovery Center. This place is packed with fun, educational exhibits for the whole family. There are animal enclosures where you can see creatures up close, as well as a demonstration room where trained professionals will do exciting science experiments for an audience. You can even check out the IMAX theater. See some things you’ve never experienced and learn some things along the way at the Sciport Discovery Center.

When your RV camping trip has come to a close, you’ll have no problem hitting the road. You'll find plenty of gas stations within a few miles of Martin Creek Lake State Park where you can refuel, recharge, and fill your camper rental with snacks for the road. Then, grab a bite to eat at any of the local restaurants in the surrounding Rusk County area. I-20 can take you west towards Dallas or east towards Shreveport, LA.

RV Rentals in Martin Creek Lake State Park, TX

Martin Creek Lake State Park, TX is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.

There are many popular rentals in Martin Creek Lake State Park. Outdoorsy's Martin Creek Lake State Park RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.

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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