In the eastern region of Texas, surrounded by beautiful nature, forests, and lakes, there is the relaxing and tranquil Rusk KOA. If you want to enjoy stunning sunsets and take day trips to the beautiful natural parks nearby, this is a great place to camp in an RV. Book an RV in Cherokee County and head to Rusk KOA for a nice, family-friendly vacation. This RV campground has pull-through sites and full hookups and can accommodate rigs up to 100 feet in length. There are many interesting antique shops and wineries in the area that you can visit when travel trailer camping at Rusk KOA. The city of Rusk is just a short drive away from the KOA, and it's not far away from the cities of Palestine, Jacksonville, and Nacogdoches.Guests here can enjoy the pool, which is open from early May to early October, or have a barbecue and picnic in the park. Firewood and propane are available for purchase at the Kamp Store. Other amenities in the park include Wi-Fi and cable TV, and playgrounds and bike rentals further add to the fun. This pet-friendly campground also has a dog park, so you can bring your furry friends along for the Rusk RV rental ride.Outdoor lovers will appreciate this motorhome campground for its hiking trails and the parks and lakes that are nearby. City Lake is within walking distance of Rusk KOA, and Lions Park and Jim Hoggs Park are close by. If you like enjoying beautiful views, natural settings, and an authentic Texas atmosphere, rent a camper near Rusk KOA and start planning your visit.

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Camping with an RV

Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

How Outdoorsy Works


Find the perfect RV

Choose your location, dates, and send the owner a request to book.


Delivery or Pickup

Arrange a pick up time with the owner or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

Let us help

Most owners have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.


Adventure awaits!

Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the owner on the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

Sabine National Forest is located a 90-minute drive east when you're RV camping at Rusk KOA. It is on the border with Louisiana, nestled on the shore of the Sabine River and Toledo Bend Reservoir, one of largest the reservoirs in the United States. Recreational opportunities here include swimming, boating, fishing, and other water sports. Try picnicking or camping in this beautiful forest, or go hiking and hunting year-round. In addition to scenic views, this forest is popular for nature and wildlife viewing due to the diverse range of animal species you can find here. Bring a camera, and you can capture some stunning photos while you're here.Angelina National Forest is only about 40 minutes' drive southeast of Rusk KOA. Covering over 100,000 acres of land, the forest borders the Angelina River, offering great fishing, canoeing, and kayaking opportunities. You can also go horseback riding, bicycling, or hiking on the well-marked trails that run throughout the forest. It's a great place for wildlife viewing and hunting. Some of the animals living here include deer, turkey, small game, waterfowl, feral hogs, migratory birds, and more.Davy Crockett National Forest is one of the biggest and most interesting natural parks in this part of Texas. It consists of more than 160,000 acres of woodland, streams, ponds, recreational areas, and wildlife habitat. Ratcliff Lake is a popular recreational stop in the forest, where you can enjoy camping, picnicking, swimming, fishing, and boating. There is a concession stand, an amphitheater, and an interpretive forest trail here too. For horseback riding, the best route is The Piney Creek Horse Trail, which has more than 50 miles of well-maintained and developed horse trails. Other interesting activities in the forest include hiking, bicycling, and hunting.

Explore the City

When RV camping at Rusk KOA, you can see beautiful East Texas and even learn about its history and culture by visiting the Museum for East Texas Culture in Palestine. The building housing the museum was built in 1915 as a high school. In 1986, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places and the museum was open in it. This incredible museum has collections of different artifacts, separated into thematic rooms including the Fire Department Room, Black History Room, Main Floor Hallway, Railroad Room, and School Room.The Texas State Railroad Rusk Depot is a unique place where you can see the exhibit and ride a vintage locomotive. Take a ride through beautiful nature while enjoying wine tasting or a pint of beer. The attraction offers different kinds of tours, as well as private parties and organized activities year-round. This journey is a great opportunity for you and your family to have fun while sightseeing in gorgeous natural surroundings. The train departs from Palestine or Rusk; check their calendar for all the events and activities on offer when you're RV camping in the area.The zip line tour destination in Jacksonville is an exciting and adventurous place where you can have fun all day. Only about 15 minutes' drive north of Rusk KOA, this place offers one of the longest zip lines in Texas, over 1,700 feet long.

It doesn't get more convenient than having your own bathroom on the road. Let's talk about the 3 main types of toilets you may encounter in an RV rental.
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All towables


Trailers for all types of towing vehicles, including SUVs and pickups.

Folding Trailer

Trailers you can tow with passenger vehicles or SUVs. A great way to transform average cars into adventure cars.


Larger trailers that attach to towing vehicles with a gooseneck extension in the truck bed.

Toy Hauler

Living quarters in the front with dedicated space for hauling motorcycles or other “toys” in the back.

Utility Trailer

All other types of towable trailers.

All drivables

Class C

Popular with small families and first-time RV drivers who want a little more room than a van. Comparable to driving a truck.

Camper Van

The smallest and nimblest of fully enclosed RVs. Drives like a van. Loves posing for Instagram.

Class B

A formal-sounding name for camper van, but just as photogenic.

Class A

Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.

Truck Camper

If you can drive a truck, you can drive a truck camper. Makes roughing it significantly less rough.


All other types of drivable vehicles.


Questions about RVs?


What type of RV should I choose?


Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


Do the RVs have bathrooms?


Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


How does check-in work?


Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.