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Purtis Creek State Park is located in the eastern Texas, between the metropolis of Dallas and the city of Tyler. Just to the west is the large Cedar Creek Reservoir which is extremely popular for fishing, boating, and other water sports.

The area is generally made up of rolling hills and farmland, interspersed with lakes and woods, and on the eastern edge of numerous national forests stretching into neighboring Louisiana and Arkansas.

Native Americans are known to have inhabited the area and just to the east is a cliff overhang that petroglyphs carved into the rock. Many early settlers made this area their home, thanks to the abundance of wildlife.

Book an RV from Purtis Creek State Park, and you have a great base to explore the many national forests in this part of Texas.

Getting Outdoors

At the heart of the park is a 355-acre lake that is perfect for fishing and you can park your rental RV close to the lake. It is well known for bass fishing, which in this state park are catch and release only, but you can also catch catfish and crappie to take home. Fish from the numerous piers or there are boat ramps for getting out on the water. Canoes and paddle boards are also available to rent along with fishing equipment if required.

There are three hiking trails in the park, a short walk along the dam called Solar Trail, the Beaver Slide Nature Trail that follows 1.7-miles of the lake shoreline or the four-mile Wolfpen Hike and Bike Trail.

The park has also got involved with geocaching. Don’t know what geocaching is? Simply, it is a modern treasure hunt, where you use your GPS or phone to locate a hidden item. It’s a great way of getting out and exploring for all ages, and when you find the cache, there may be a surprise!

The park rangers offer guided hikes, nature experience trips, and even lessons on canoeing. These events are published, so be sure to check the park website regularly. The park also has a store selling essential supplies, outdoor equipment, ice and more.

Camping at Purtis Creek State Park

This state park offers camping for both RVs and tents, with some walk or hike in sites available with limited facilities. The 59 RV park sites offer both electric and water hookups for a comfortable overnight stay, and there are restrooms with showers, but very little else. The majority of RV camping at Purtis Creek State Park is in the shade of trees, making for a particularly picturesque setting. Pets are allowed in the park but must be kept on a leash at all times.

Booking a rental motorhome at Purtis Creek State Park is a great idea for a peaceful vacation in the countryside and close to the lake. The campground offers picnic sites, a playground for the kids, and if it gets too hot, you can cool off with a swim in the nearby lake.

Exploring the Area

Just 15 miles south of the state park, and easily accessible when you rent a camper near Purtis Creek State Park is the town of Athens. Along with claiming to be the home of the hamburger, when Uncle Fletch Davis made the first hamburger in his small cafe in the late 1880s, the town’s downtown area is definitely worth exploring. It has many beautiful 1900s buildings surrounding the courthouse, art galleries, antiques stores, and even a brewery.

On the edge of Athens is the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center, the perfect spot for keen or budding fishermen. Inside, you’ll find many Aquarian detailing the wide variety of aquatic life in the rivers and lakes of Texas, with each tank depicting a different habitat. The center is home to one of five hatcheries operated by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, providing millions of fish to lakes and reservoirs across the state. Educational programs are at the heart of the center, explaining their role in conservation, plus there are wetland areas to explore.

Heading a few miles north to Canton in your rental RV will bring you to Yesterland Farms. Originally opened as a small farm, it has grown rapidly and offers a host of attractions. There are various amusement rides, farm animals to interact with, face-painting, a three-acre corn maze, and much more. The farm opens during specific seasons, such as Fall and Christmas, and provides events and attractions to match the season. The Fall Festival is one of their biggest events, with live music, a car show, and lots of pumpkin-themed entertainment. With so much to do, it’s an all-day entertainment spot for the kids.

The closest town to the park is Eustace, just a mile south, and it has all the necessary facilities, such as a gas station and a number of stores for all your essentials.

RV Rentals in Purtis Creek State Park, TX

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

There are many popular rentals in Purtis Creek State Park. Outdoorsy's Purtis Creek 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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