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All towables

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.

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.

Other

All other types of drivable vehicles.

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Discover Sheldon Lake


As you are planning a trip to the outdoors, consider visiting Sheldon Lake in Texas, conveniently located just 16 miles east of Houston, along Sheldon Lake State Park. Constructed as a reservoir on Carpenter’s Bayou in the San Jacinto River Basin, Sheldon Lake is known for its recreational offerings, primary among them being fishing.

Head to Sheldon Lake on a motorhome camping trip and indulge in the area’s many recreational offerings. Sheldon Lake is in close proximity to the cities of Baytown and Pasadena, and a good idea to book an RV in Harris County as you set out to explore the areas surrounding Sheldon Lake while on your outdoor adventure.

Renting an RV is perhaps the most ideal way to go about your travels in the Sheldon Lake area. You’ll have access to fishing, bird watching, wildlife viewing, and boating in Sheldon Lake. Don't forget to check out the interpretative programs run at the Environmental Center at the Sheldon Lake State Park.

Serving an initial purpose of providing fresh water for shipbuilding and shipping activities on the Houston Ship Channel during World War II, and thereafter to provide drinking water to the city, Sheldon Lake was eventually handed over to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. It was turned into a waterfowl sanctuary and opened to the public in 1955. Today, there’s much more to enjoy at Sheldon Lake in terms of recreation.

Getting Outdoors

RV camping at Sheldon Lake opens up a lot of recreational opportunities in the area. The lake is known for excellent fishing, and anglers throng the lake in the spring, summer, and fall. Sheldon Lake is especially good for sport fishing. If you happen to be around on a Saturday, free catch-and-release fishing is allowed on the lake, and free fishing poles are provided too. Sheldon Lake is well stocked with catfish, crappie, bluegill, largemouth bass and sunfish, and for an abundance of catfish and crappie, in particular, head to the north end of the lake.

Motorboats under ten horsepower are permitted on the lake for fishing, but only between the months of March and November. After November, boating of any kind is not permitted on the lake, to keep the wintering waterfowl safe. Feel free to enjoy bank, shore, or pier fishing during these months.

When you’re camping at Sheldon Lake, keep a lookout for a variety of birds. The lake has four distinct habitats of bottomland woods, restored coastal prairie, open water and marshes, and cypress swamps, making bird watching extremely popular here. With over 200 bird species frequenting the lake and its surrounding areas at different times in the year, Sheldon Lake is a bird watcher’s paradise. Nesting birds at Sheldon Lake include heron, egret, roseate, spoonbill, Neotropic cormorant and ibis. Winter is the best time to catch a range of bird species at the lake, with some bird watchers counting an average of 90 different bird species on a single day.

Camping at Sheldon Lake

Head to Sheldon Lake RV Resort on Crosby Freeway in Houston for a great camping experience. Whether you plan to rough it out in a tent or rent a camper near Sheldon Lake, this well-equipped campground has everything you need for a comfortable stay. With over 100 campsites, facilities at the campground include full hookups, pull-thru sites, 30 and 50 amp electric service, sewers, water, dump station, restrooms and showers, laundry, WiFi, storage rentals, picnic areas with BBQ and a clubhouse. There are lots of outdoor games for kids and adults to enjoy. Bring your furry friends along too.

To camp in an RV near Sheldon Lake, consider the San Jacinto Riverfront RV Park, about 16 miles away in Highlands. The campground has over 300 campsites with full hookups, pull-thru sites, 30 and 50 amp electric service, big rig access, water, sewers, dump station, water spigot, WiFi and cell phone coverage, restrooms, showers, laundry facilities plus a camp store for supplies. The kids will have a blast splashing around in the swimming pool. Check out the recreational room and the gym at the campground. This is a pet-friendly campground, so bring your pets along.

Exploring the Area

Harris County camper rentals are convenient, giving you easy access to the areas neighboring Sheldon Lake. With Houston just over 16 miles from Sheldon Lake, check out this happening city while you’re in the area. As the county seat of Harris County, and the most populated city in the state of Texas, be assured there is plenty to do and see while in Houston. Set aside a couple of days to explore this city that’s buzzing with energy all through the year.

Check out the city’s history and architecture on a walking tour of the highlights of Houston. From the historic downtown area to Market Square Park, Hermann Park, City Hall, and the lively Museum District and Theater District, there’s just so much to see.

Visit the Museum of Natural Science, which has an amazing collection of mineral specimens, space station models, a planetarium, and lots more. The kids will love the Children’s Museum for its interactive displays on science and technology, history and culture. Don’t miss the Market Area and the outdoor area.

Houston’s most popular attraction is the Space Center Houston. Spend the day exploring over 400 artifacts of various space programs, sign up for an astronaut training, and take a behind-the-scenes look at where history was made at NASA’s Johnson Space Center.

Catch a baseball game at the Minute Maid Park, a super attraction for the entire family on your RV rental holiday in Houston. If you’re feeling like catching some fresh air, the Buffalo Bayou Park is ideal for you. Spread across 160 acres, this urban park is perfect for walking, jogging, and biking. Bring Jake along and take him to the dog park.

As one of America’s best food cities, you will be spoiled for choice when it comes to eating out in Houston. From Cajun-fried crawfish to barbecue brisket, fajitas to breakfast tacos, each meal you have in Houston will leave you more than satisfied. Stock up on supplies at one of the city’s convenience stores and fill up your rental RV at one of the gas stations before heading back onto the highway to your next destination.

Popular nearby hiking trails and campgrounds


  • Hiking TrailLocation
  • Alexander Deussen Park perimeter, TXHouston, TX
  • Palmetto Trail to Obeservation Point Trail, TXHouston, TX
  • Down South Offroad ATV Park Trail, TXCrosby, TX
  • Herman Brown Park Trail, TXHouston, TX
  • Keith Weiss Loop Trail, TXHouston, TX
  • John T. Mason Park Trail, TXHouston, TX
  • Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Center Trail, TXHumble, TX
  • Spring Creek Greenway Trail, TXSpring, TX
  • White Oak Bayou Hike and Bike Trail, TXHouston, TX
  • Buffalo Bayou: Blue Lagoon Trail, TXHouston, TX

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