Top 25 Mother Neff State Park, TX RV Rentals and Motorhome Rentals

RV Rental Mother Neff State Park

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Discover Mother Neff State Park

What is now the oldest state park in Texas was the homestead of the Neff family back in the mid-19th century. Local teacher and good Samaritan Isabella Neff willed six acres of the farm to the public shortly before her death in 1921. Pat Neff, one of Isabella's 12 children and the state governor at the time, donated additional land, expanding upon the generosity of "Mother Neff." And the rest, as they say, is history.

Today, this 259-acre tranquil tract located just outside of Moody protects a variety of flora and fauna. Amble along the banks of the Leon River, snap photo after photo of the wildflowers scattered throughout the prairie, or simply pack a picnic lunch and soak up the serenity. No matter what kind of adventure you're after, browse the affordable RV rentals in Coryell County and start planning your great escape in Texas Hill Country.

Getting Outdoors

The first item on your Mother Neff State Park camping itinerary should be hiking. Three and a half miles of trails wind their way throughout the park, passing a pond, peaceful prairies, and original structures built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The Cave Trail is the park's shortest at two-tenths of a mile long. Along the way, you can explore a small cave that the Tonkawa tribe used for shelter in the early 19th century. The Prairie Loop is a prime path for birdwatchers and meanders for just over half a mile through the park's prairies. Take the Tower Trail to the rock tower constructed by the CCC in the 1930s. Ascend the staircase to the top of the tower for sweeping views of the prairie.

Birdwatchers will find endless opportunities to spot dozens upon dozens of species here. Keep your eyes peeled for barn owls hooting in the treetops, sharp-shinned hawks soaring overhead, and hummingbirds hovering around the wildflowers. Download a checklist from the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department and set out to see what you can spot.

Geocaching and picnicking are other favorite pastimes for Mother Neff State Park campers. You'll find a picnic area and playground right outside the campground. Water lovers will, unfortunately, be a little out of luck here. Fishing, boating, and swimming are prohibited in the park's ponds and the Leon River.

Camping at Mother Neff State Park

This small park comes complete with a small campground, so you'll want to reserve a site in advance. Of the park's 35 campsites, 20 provide access to full hookups with 30 and 50-amp service. Some sites here can accommodate big rigs up to 124 feet long. The remaining 15 sites are designated for tent campers.

You'll enjoy all the standard amenities at this state park RV campground, including restroom and shower facilities as well as picnic tables and grills. Pets are welcome to accompany you for your RV camping adventure at Mother Neff State Park. Just keep your pal leashed and out of buildings.

Exploring the Area

When your motorhome camping adventure at Mother Neff State Park has run its course, refuel your rental RV and grab some supplies at one of the convenience stores in Moody. Then, you can connect to I-35 to extend your road trip through Texas.

The kids will love taking the half-hour trip southeast into Temple to make a splash at the water park. Anglers itching to wet a line can try their luck at Lake Belton. History buffs and trainspotters can explore the area's railroad history at the Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum.

If your RV camping adventure is taking you southwest, make a stop in Killeen to tour the 1st Cavalry Division Museum. Learn all about the vast military history of Fort Hood, and even watch an equipment demonstration from a traveling living history group. However, you'll need a base pass to gain access to Fort Hood and the museum.

Craving some time back in civilization? Waco is just 40 minutes northeast of the park and is sure to delight the animal lovers among you. Get up close and personal with lions and otters at Cameron Park Zoo. Or, if you prefer to view ancient animals, visit the Waco Mammoth National Monument to marvel at more than 20 mammoth fossils unearthed from this protected archeological site.

Once you're all done exploring Waco, fill your bellies at one of dozens of restaurants right off I-35. From here, you can travel an hour and a half north into Dallas, or venture an hour and 45 minutes south toward Austin. No matter where your trip takes you next, you're well placed to continue your excursions through the Lone Star State.

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!

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