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Discover Smithville, TX


Located in a beautifully rural section of Bastrop County, the city of Smithville sits between the larger cities of Houston and Austin along the Highway 71 corridor. The town is known for having some of the nicest parks in the state, along with a large recreation center, an array of things to see and do, and some extremely friendly people, making it a popular spot to launch your outdoor adventure.

Smithville, TX was established in 1827 by Dr. Thomas Jefferson Gazley, who built the first house and established the first store. In 1887, a rail terminus was created, and the population began to grow.

The town of Smithville is so picturesque, it is hardly surprising that it was the setting for many motion pictures. The film that made the town most famous is the 1998 movie ‘Hope Floats’, starring Sandra Bullock.

Enjoy a self-guided movie tour around town seeking out the sights where filming took place. The Pocket Grill is a good place to stop if you are interested in some movie memorabilia.

The Great Outdoors

When you book an RV in Smithville, you will have access to several unique recreational locations, including beautiful Buescher State Park, which is located north of the city. A small but picturesque park that’s great for a short hike, bike ride or even a paddle across the lake on a warm day. Rent a canoe, go fishing in the well-stocked lake or simply relax in the many grassy areas, it is a lovely place to spend the day. For those experienced cyclists looking for some adventure, there is a popular 12-mile paved road between Buescher and Bastrop state parks which offers numerous winding hills.

The powerful Colorado River runs next to the town, and thanks to its lack of white-water hazards and slow-moving flow, is a popular river for boating. There are numerous river access points along the shore, including one in town. Park your RV rental from Smithville along the banks and hop in a canoe, kayak or raft and take to the waters.

Should you prefer to stay closer to town and you have a furry friend with you, then look no further than Doggy Bark Park, the one place within the town that is free from the leash law. Mans best friend is able to roam free on this open piece of land. The park also offers plenty of benches and restrooms should you need a break.

RV Parks

When you rent a motorhome in Smithville, you will need somewhere to park it for the night. The Smithville area caters to out-of-town visitors.

As the name suggests, Colorado Landing RV Park is located in the peaceful setting of the banks of the Colorado River, making it a popular spot for those looking to enjoy the great outdoors. The large sites offer full RV hookup, pull through and back in sites, and guests are able to enjoy the swimming pool and playground area. You’ll find everything you need for a great stay on your doorstep, with a short walk to the river bank, nearby golfing, restaurants, museums, boat rentals, cycle trails and more.

Heading north, just past Bastrop State Park, you’ll find HWY 71 RV park, which boasts both a country atmosphere and the convenience of being near a city. Offering 129 RV camping sites sitting on over 24 acres, the park is large and spacious, with stunning lake views and plenty of amenities including a salt water pool, work out center, WiFi, a weekend breakfast, 24-hour laundry and shower facilities, morning coffee, picnic pavilions and more.

If you are looking for something a little more rustic yet functional, park your Smithville trailer travel rental at Hwy 21 RV Park. At this park, you will be sharing a plot with storage units. The park does offer a game room, restroom and showers, laundry facility, playground, and a dog park.

Nearby Vernon Richard Riverbend Park is located along the lower Colorado River and is officially named after the cities former mayor, Vernon Richards. This site is ideal for those looking for shaded picnic areas and river views The fenced ‘Chuckwagon Square’, provides an ideal location for a party or family reunion. Sports lovers may also enjoy the 9-hole disc golf, softball field, and sand volleyball pits.

Exploring the City

There's a multitude of attractions located near Smithville that provide a variety of fun for folks of all ages. A more unique attraction is the fact that the town is home to Smitty, who once claimed the title of the largest Gingerbread Man in the world, standing at over 20 feet tall. The edible Gingerbread Man is no more, however, his double stands at the end of Main Street, and is quite a sight.

Rail enthusiasts will enjoy hopping on the line at James H Long Railroad Park, where you are able to go back to the 1880s. Walk through the museum that offers the opportunity to learn about the types of transport used during this time or meander through the many old train cars that still surround the depot.

Should it be a taste of the hot Texas sunshine that you are seeking, consider a luxury motorhome rental in Smithville. Enjoy the local cuisine, watch a sunset, and take in the jaw-dropping landscape. Rent an RV in Smithville, TX, and explore The Lone Star State!

RV Rentals in Smithville, TX

Smithville, TX is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.

There are many popular rentals in Smithville. Outdoorsy's Smithville RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.

RV and Motorhome Rentals Nearby

Nearby to Smithville are a number of National, State and Local parks. Travelers can easily rent RVs and motorhomes near Barton Creek Greenbelt, Tom Hughes Park, Marion Sansom Park, Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, and Big Thicket National Preserve.

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Local Hiking Trails

Hiking Trail City State
Riverplace Nature Trail Austin Texas
St Edwards Park Creek Trail Austin Texas
Sculpture Falls Hike at Barton Creek Austin Texas
Onion Creek and Homestead Trail Loop Austin Texas
Good Water Loop Georgetown Texas
Turkey Creek Trail Austin Texas
Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail Austin Texas
Main Loop to Vista Loop to Fern Del Trail San Antonio Texas
Walnut Creek Trail Austin Texas
Dana Peak Park Trail Harker Heights Texas

Nearby Campgrounds

State Capitol

attraction Austin, TX
This historic wonder is a must see. You can learn about the history of the state through guided tours, and experience how the government runs in Texas. After the tour enjoy a picnic at the well-kept grounds.

Oak Forest RV Park

campground Austin, TX
A 15 acre forested area, just 10 minutes from downtown Austin. Bring your RV rental from Austin and have the best of both worlds! Oak Forest RV Park is a great escape from the hustle and bustle of Austin, but only 10 mins to the nice relaxing RV Park where you can relax. You'll enjoy the quiet atmosphere and location in your RV rental from Austin. The Travis County Exposition Center is just a mile away and you can watch authentic Texas rodeos, horse shows, car shows and more! Within reach are two golf courses and fishing at Lake Walter. So come enjoy and relax in your RV rental from Austin at Oak Forest RV park!

Pecan Haven RV Campground

campground Caldwell, TX
Not even 20 minutes of driving southwest from Bryan takes you past the Texas A&M University Campus, to the wooded oasis of Pecan Haven RV Park. This spacious site offers both sunny and shady lots, with full utility hookups, and plenty of room for your patio or campfire right next to your rig. Located in the Brazos River Valley Bottom, amid the lush farmland close to the river, this peaceful country campground is designed to be an escape from city life. The campsite welcomes long--term stays, so you can relax and spend your time exploring the region. There's plenty to see in this part of the state. Fort Worth and Dallas are only two hours away, and other landmarks within driving distance include David Crockett National Forest, Sam Houston National Forest, and the city of Houston. The shores of the Gulf of Mexico are easily within day-trip distance, along with unique locations like Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge.

Play for all park

attraction Round Rock, TX
Not everyone thinks about play parks with the physically challenged in mind, but that's exactly what the city of Round Rock, Texas has done with the Play For All Park. Developed with the intention of providing a safe and educational play area for all children, the Play For All Park is 51,000 square feet of fun, outdoor environment that offers a safe area in which children can freely play and develop necessary skills. The park is geared toward children between 3 and 12 years of age, and has everything you'd expect to find from a large sand box, to a small town for riding bikes, scooters, and power wheels, to a huge playscape. Each different section of the park has special access for wheelchairs, and children of all abilities are able to play in each area. There are picnic sites for lunches and parties, with plenty of shade to help out in the warmer weather.

Barton Creek Greenbelt

attraction Austin, TX
Located within reach of the city is the scenic Greenbelt. This park provides swimming, amazing views, rock climbing, and many hiking trails. Make sure you visit the three locations: the Lower Greenbelt, Upper Greenbelt and the Barton Creek Wilderness Park.

Pecan Park Riverside RV and Cabins

campground San Marcos, TX
As the name suggests, Pecan Park Riverside RV and Cabins in San Marcos, Texas has plenty of shade provided by grand old pecan trees, and is situated right on the bank of the San Marcos River which gives campers good access to the river for a variety of activities. The park is big and has large pull throughs and back ins with all the necessary hookups, including water and sewer. Park facilities include restrooms with hot showers, laundry, club house and activity room, indoor heated pool and hot tub, outdoor movie theater, dog park, cable TV and free wifi. Most of the sites aren't huge, but they are suitably spaced out so that you won't feel like you're on top of your neighbors. Being situated on the San Marcos river certainly has its advantages in summer, and campers can easily use it for tubing, kayaking, canoeing or just swimming to cool off.

Lady Bird Lake

attraction Austin, TX
A great place to relax and take in the beauty of the city and its natural wonders. Alternatively, you can also explore the 10 miles of trails that border Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin. Bring your skates, bikes, or running shoes. You and your dog can also enjoy the water or visit the rowing center for kayaking opportunities.

Austin RV Park North

campground Pflugerville, TX
Austin RV Park North is a very convenient campground located in the North Austin area, and is very easily accessible to travelers visiting Plugerville, Texas. Visitors will find the park located just one mile west of highway I35 in the gently rolling prairie land behind a small country neighborhood which is very quiet and secure. The park was originally established by an RV enthusiast who wanted a campground close to the interstate, but away from the associated noise and bustle. Austin RV Park North is basically a long term park, with hookups for all essential services, as well as free wifi. A big advantage of this park is that it is close to Austin, Pflugerville, and Round Rock attractions. The rates are all inclusive for long term stay, which basically covers the utilities and wifi. Unfortunately there are no amenities such as club house, pool, and organized activities at the park.

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