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Sabine/Red Hills Lake Rec. Area

Sabine/Red Hills Lake Recreation Area RV Campground is in the Lakes Region of Texas, in the very west of the state on the border with Louisiana. It's a beautiful region that includes many lakes, state parks, and national forests. Red Hills Lake Recreation Area is the perfect place to book an RV in Sabine County if you love exploring the great outdoors.You do need to bear in mind that this is a bare-bones site, with just basic facilities. Each of the nine sites has an electricity hook-up, but that is all. Water is available close to the sites, as are dump stations for your rubbish. There are vault toilets and showers, but be prepared for a refreshing start to the day as only cold showers are available!But this site is not about the conveniences, but more about the peace and seclusion. Note that booking is not possible, and the sites are on a first-come, first-served basis. Also, the largest rental RV that can be accommodated here is 35-feet in length.However, if you are happy with the limitations, it is a beautiful site, located in the heart of the Sabine National Forest with easy access to hiking, fishing, boating, and more outdoor activities. Picnic facilities and barbecue grills are available at the campground and next to the lake to really enjoy the outdoors life.This is an area of mostly small communities and towns, but to the north is the large city of Shreveport, LA, and to the south is Beaumont, TX, both within easy reach in your RV rental.


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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

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Find the perfect RV

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

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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.

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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

You will not need to go far to get outdoors when RV camping at Sabine/Red Hills Lake Recreation Area, just open the door of your rental RV and step out! Right in front of you will be Red Hills Lake, part of the Sabine National Forest, where you can swim, fish, and put a boat on the water.Swimming is allowed in a designated and roped off area, close to the campground. Just remember that no lifeguards are on duty here at any time.The lake is well-stocked with bass, bream, and catfish, and if you are fishing from the bank, you don't need a license. Only rowboats and boats with electric motors are allowed on the lake, so it remains quiet at all times, but if you fish from a boat, you will need a license.There is a short interpretive trail just by the campground, with information boards about the forest, the wildlife that lives here, and the plants. For a longer hike, try the Trail Between the Lakes, that takes you from Toledo Bend Reservoir to Sam Rayburn Reservoir. The trailhead is just a short drive south from Sabine/Red Hills Lake Recreation Area and is 27 miles in total, end to end.The vast Toledo Bend Reservoir is just a couple of miles east from the campground and offers a varied range of outdoor activities. Fishing is big news here, and regular competitions are held at various locations around the reservoir. With over 1,200 miles of shoreline and covering an area of 185,000 acres, there is plenty of space to find a secluded fishing spot. There are several marinas around the reservoir, where you can launch your boat, buy bait and fishing tackle or rent a boat and gear.For birdwatchers, this is a fantastic area, with hundreds of different species attracted by the lake and forest. There are birding trails on both sides of the reservoir and numerous guides to help you find the best locations for watching.

Exploring the Area

There are no supplies available at the campground, so before RV camping at Sabine/Red Hills Lake Recreation Area, you'll need to stock up on supplies. Milam, TX, is the nearest small town, but it only has limited facilities. Just a short drive west of the campground is San Augustine, a larger town with a choice of grocery stores, cafes, and restaurants.Every April, the town of Milam holds a Civil War re-enactment on the actual battlefield to commemorate the Battle of Pleasant Hill. Around 700 re-enactors take part in a morning parade, followed by various re-enactments. For anyone interested in the history of the Civil War, it's definitely worth visiting if you are RV camping nearby.A few miles south of Sabine/Red Hills Lake Recreation Area is the town of Hemphill and the site of the Columbia Space Shuttle crash. To commemorate the crash, the Remembering Columbia Museum opened in February 2011. The museum takes you on a journey of space exploration, tracing each of the missions carried out by the Columbia before the fateful day in 2003.


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Trailer

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.

Fifth-Wheel

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.

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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.

Other

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Questions about RVs?

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What type of RV should I choose?

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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.


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Do the RVs have bathrooms?

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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.


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How does check-in work?

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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.