On the outskirts of the Houston metro area, near Sugar Land, lies Richmond, Texas. This area is rich in history with names revolving around influential figures who made Texas the great state we know today. When stepping into this part of Texas, a figure you must know is Stephen F. Austin and his influence. In the early 1800s, he was an empresario at the time and started to grow unhappy with the Mexican government. So, he and 300 families relocated to an unknown territory in 1825. Thus, Texas was born. Today, Texas history refers to these brave immigrants as the “Old Three Hundred” and Stephen F. Austin as the “Father of Texas.” Visitors who book an RV in Richmond will find this city a truly diverse place.
The Great Outdoors
A few of the best Richmond RV rental-friendly state parks are accommodating for a variety of campers.
Brazos Bend State Park supplies 30 and 50-amp sites, standard walk-in campsites, and primitive sites for equestrian campers. Enhance your knowledge with insightful tips and tidbits from the nature center and gaze up into the galaxies at the George Observatory, open on Saturdays and some selected Thursdays during the summer months. This park has been nicknamed, “Home of the American Alligator”, so bring a camera along those walking trails just in case you spot an alligator or two.
Stephen F. Austin State Park, 30 minutes from Houston, stretches along the banks for the Brazo River. There’s a variety of pull-through campsites, full hookups for RVs, and tent campsites in addition to a screened dining hall for guests at the park to enjoy time together. With six miles of hiking, catfish fishing along the river, and a golf course adjacent to the park, you’ll stay busy for a while!
Numerous options await you when you rent an RV in Richmond.
Shiloh RV Park, plotted on a 30-acre ranch, offers full hookups, and basic facilities and amenities. It’s a short drive to the nearest gas station, Walmart, and Home Depot.
You can also take your Richmond RV rental to Cinco Ranch RV Park, River City RV Park, or Riverbend RV Park, all equipped with full hookups. Riverbend has been adding new amenities to the park so you can find fiber optic internet, pull-through sites, 50/30/20 AMP hookups at every site, and access to the clubhouse.
If you want to take your Richmond motorhome rental to Houston, there are many locations to explore that are part of the metro surrounding area.
Lazy K RV Park accommodates both temporary and extended stays, provides 50 and 30 AMP hookups, city water, electric, and sewage service. Not only does Lazy K have easy access to the freeway, guests can feel safe with added security features in place. Classic, American-favorite restaurants and fast food joints are just minutes away.
Also, Traders Village RV park provides full hookups for vehicles of all sizes any time of the year. They are a short distance from services in the area and adjacent to the Traders Village weekend flea market with festivals and special events going on throughout the year. On-site, campers can buy snacks at the convenience store, fill up their tanks at the gas station, and exercise their pets in the dog park. You can even get your haircut at the salon or attend church services on Sunday.
Exploring the City
Leave your Richmond travel trailer rental at the park and head into this historic town. Learn the history behind the town at the Fort Bend Museum, filled with tales of the first settlers, a famous feud, and a view of Deaf Smith’s grave. Tour George Ranch Historical Park, a working ranch with more than 100 years of Texas history following the journey of four generations of one family. Pop in at Joseph’s Coffee and Cigars on Morton Street, a business that’s been run by the Joseph family since 1903.
Closer to Houston, Kemah Boardwalk amazes its guests with the variety of waterfront restaurants and amusement rides. Try out Boardwalk Beast, a cruise thrill where its riders feel the wind gusting through their hair and are constantly splashed with water droplets that fly through the air.
Sugar Land’s Constellation Field features minor league baseball games in its outstanding and well-maintained facility. Past visitors have been very pleased with the places for little ones to play and family fun for all. A triangle among the blue skies may catch your eye as you walk through the Sugar Land Memorial Park. In addition to the memorial monument to the soldiers in our military, there a variety of walking trails through different terrains, plus a playground and dog park.
“Houston, we have a problem”. Houston is home to NASA’s Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center and many a space flight has been guided by its mission control center. Go to infinity and beyond here and learn what it takes to be an astronaut, plus get up close and personal with the artifacts from various space flights.
Head southeast about 75 miles to the peninsula city of Galveston. Besides the stunning gulf views, one of the main attractions in town is the Moody Gardens. Walk through the pyramids, encounter the cute and cuddly animals and learn about conservation efforts, or chill and watch clips of films in the 3-D and 4-D theaters.
Richmond, TX is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.
There are many popular rentals in Richmond. Outdoorsy's Richmond RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.