Only 20 miles North of the Texas State Capital of Austin is the charming city of Round Rock. More than just a rural Texan town, Round Rock is famous for its incredible natural surroundings, fantastic outdoor activities and well-facilitated camping sites. With so much to explore here, it’s really a brilliant idea to book an RV rental in Round Rock. In fact, Round Rock is also known as ‘The Capital of Sport’, and for good reason. Nearby you can find plenty of spots for hiking and biking routes, as well as a golf course, fishing lake and baseball, football, and cricket fields inside the Old Settlers Park. A little farther afield there are many canyons, waterfalls and forest reserves to visit.
Round Rock is easy to get around by using the public transport system so you can leave your Round Rock camper rental parked and take buses to the city center. The Capital Metro also provides a quick link to Austin's city center and attractions.
The Great Outdoors
For Round Rock RV renters, there are plenty of options for exploring the great outdoors. One of the closest places to Round Rock is the McKinney Falls State Park where Onion Creek flows over limestone. Where Onion Creek meets with Williamson Creek, a cooling waterfall and swimming hole has formed. Considered the ‘backyard of Austin’, the park is only eight miles from the city, yet that doesn’t detract from the rugged beauty of this site. Inside the park, there is a total of 90 miles of hiking trails and biking trails leading through the Hill Country Woods. There are suitable sights for bouldering, fishing, geocaching, rock climbing, and many species of birds to spot and plants to identify.
Less than an hour drive Northwest of Round Rock is another natural gem called the Inks Lake State Park. The glistening waters of Inks Lake are perfect for swimming, water sports, or fishing. The freshwater lake hosts a variety of bass, catfish, sunfish and more. At the lake, there are double kayaks, canoes and paddle boats to rent or you can bring your own equipment for more extreme sports. There are almost 200 campsites and places to hook up your Round Rock RV rental on the lake's perimeter, as well as volleyball, picnic and nature observation areas. Within the state park, you can find nine miles of forestry trails, many of which are suitable for families.
Planning a trip with an RV rental near Round Rock Texas is a very practical vacation option as there are plenty of secure and well-facilitated places to park your Round Rock rental motorhome. Even within the city center, there are some nice RV parks. The Old Settlers RV Park is pet-friendly and set up with washing and drying facilities, as well as 30 amp or 50 amp hookups. There is a church onsite with service on Sundays. The Old Settlers RV park is less than two miles from the highway and is in walking distance to sports facilities and kids’ playgrounds in the Old Settlers Park.
If you prefer to make your base away from city lights and noises, you can book a motorhome in Round Rock and drive to the Rio Bonito Cabin and RV Park Campground. This site offers peace and quiet alongside the San Gabriel River. Situated 40 miles North of Austin and a short distance from Georgetown and Cedar Park, this camping site is teeming with wildflowers and is ideally located for visiting nature parks around Round Rock.
Exploring the City
Walking through Round Rock's city center feels a little like stepping into an old movie, though the city has added plenty of newer facilities, including premium shopping outlets and an Ikea store. Even with these recent commercial developments, Round Rock still maintains the same small town feel that it’s had since 1851 when it was founded on the plant-lined banks of the Brushy Creek. To relive a little of the Round Rock’s history, visitors can take a walk through the Chisholm Trail Crossing Park. You’ll see sculptures and memorial plaques which tell the story of this community’s part in the Chisholm Cattle Drive. Visitors can also visit the historic dockyards of Round Rock to see 19th-century houses lining the streets and visit the exact spot where the Sam Bass Shootout took place. There are actually quite a few important historical sites around the area. The Centennial Plaza is a common hotspot for street festivals and open-air performances, and the Keoghan Memorial Water Tower Park commemorates one of the city’s original water towers. Check out the original “round rock” at Round Rock Memorial Park, along with some other bits of local history. If you rent an RV in Round Rock you should have no trouble driving and parking your vehicle at any point around the city, as there’s plenty of parking around town.
Beyond history and nature, Round Rock is also famous for its enormous orange flavored donuts, best from Round Rock Donuts café. For kids, visit the Rock’N River Waterpark, with cool new slides and a Lazy River. Take in a good old American baseball game during a visit to the famous Dell Diamond; the home stadium of the Round Rock Express, a Class AAA minor league team.
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