If you are looking for an amazing motorhome rental in Texas, look no further than the town of Spring. Located in the northern reaches of the Houston metro area, this thriving community will welcome you with wide open arms.
This old railroad town once served as a melting pot for German, French, Spanish, and Indigenous peoples, but after the closure of railroad headquarters, the population declined until the recent oil boom in the 1970’s. With its prime location in one of the four largest metro areas in the entire United States, Spring is a lovely place that finds a way to balance both city and nature effectively, making it an ideal place to rent an RV. With only a few hours drive north or west, you can stumble upon the famed cities of Dallas, San Antonio, and Austin, the capital of the Lone Star State. Driving to the south in your Spring camper rental, the breathtaking Gulf coastline awaits you for incredible summertime activities and memories.
Explore the Outdoors
When you pick up your RV rental in Spring, you will not have to venture far to see stunning scenery or enjoy the relaxing natural beauty that Texas has to offer. A few towns away from Spring, you can visit the Lake Houston Wilderness Park, one of many outdoor recreation spaces run by the City of Houston, and the only one that offers overnight camping. Cool off with a splash in the hot summertime, or enjoy one of the many walking, hiking, or equestrian trails. The beautiful waterways also prove to be an ideal place to bring personal watercraft such as kayaks or canoes, to get a great workout.
Heading north on I-45, you can encounter Sam Houston National Forest, much of which sits on picturesque Lake Livingston. With lots of boating, hunting, fishing, and camping opportunities, you could essentially base an entire vacation on this vast recreational area alone. The forest even contains the Lone Star Hiking Trail, a massively popular 128-mile hiking loop that winds through the stunning wilderness of southern Texas.
Don’t forget to visit the gorgeous beaches of coastal Texas near Corpus Christi and Galveston, which are absolutely littered with wildlife refuges and protected areas. The Brazoria, McFaddin, and Sabine National Wildlife Refuges come to mind. These hundreds of thousands of acres of coastal habitat are extraordinary places for you to see exotic birds wintering in the region, many of which are rare or endangered. On the Louisiana border with Texas, you can explore the Sabine National Forest, a sprawling 160,000-acre collection of both forest and grassland that will amaze you.
In addition to the marvelous nature surrounding Spring, the small town itself offers up countless activities to keep you occupied. First and foremost, the heart of Spring, Old Town Spring, is an awesome place to walk around and shop. With over 150 places to eat, buy clothing and other merchandise and even see art, Old Town Spring is soaked in culture. You can take a break from the summer heat and cool off at a waterpark, fun for both adults and the kids.
Another main staple of the town of Spring is the Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens. With over 250 acres of pristine gardens and forest, this magnificent outdoors paradise is the perfect place to walk around or even meditate while you sit amongst the rare and protected trees and plants.
Perhaps the best site to see in Spring is the Spring Creek Greenway, 12,000 acres of wilderness surrounding the Spring Creek on either side, featuring gigantic stretches of walking and bicycling paths through unbelievable natural scenery.
RV Parks to Visit
The area north of Houston is full of friendly campgrounds and RV resorts so you do not have to worry about finding a place to park your Spring motorhome rental. Rayford Crossing RV Resort, (and sister resort Timber Ridge RV Village) is perfect for you and your friends or family as it offers many hookup sites for your RV. Additionally it has a tranquil heated pool with lounge chairs, a dog park, and even a fully stocked fishing lake for you to relax and unwind, not to mention it is minutes away from the Spring Creek Greenway. Also nearby, the Northlake RV Resort will have you and your Spring luxury motorhome vacationing in style. This resort also offers with a heated pool, jacuzzi, and a fishing lake which is perfect for watching sunrise and sunset.
If you are looking for something a bit simpler for you when you rent an RV, check out Sleepy Hollow RV Park and Storage just north of Houston. This park has all the basics such as fire pits, BBQ grills, internet and cable TV, showers, and large outdoor pavilions for you to hold parties and events.
With three Walmart Supercenters and a few full-service RV mechanics in the area, Spring is an amazing motorhome rental city worthy of your vacation time, and you will surely want to visit again and again!