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When you want to explore the beautiful Lakes Region of eastern Texas, camping with an RV at the Texan RV Park near Athens could be ideal. Spread over 37 acres, around three small lakes, and surrounded by woodland, the Texan RV Park offers a peaceful haven for your next motorhome camping vacation. Athens is a small city, with plenty going on, but if you need the bright lights, both Dallas and Fort Worth are a short drive northwest.The campsites at Texan RV Park all offer full hookup facilities, including electricity, water, and sewage connection. Every site is on a concrete pad and several pull-thru sites that can cater for even the largest rig or someone new to renting an RV that wants to avoid backing-in. All three lakes are perfect for fishing, but you'll have to share them with the resident flock of ducks, and regular visitors, such as Canadian geese, herons, and golden eagles.Should you have any problems with your rental RV while camping at the Texan RV Park, don't worry! The park is also home to the National RV Training Academy, so there will always be someone on hand to help you fix whatever the problem might be!



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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

In this region of Texas, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to lakes, state parks, and the great outdoors. To the north is Purtis Creek State Park, which at its heart is a 355-acre fishing lake. Setup for anglers, there are several fishing piers, fish cleaning stations, and boat ramps to get you out on the water. Once settled with your rod in the water, there are several species of fish to catch, including largemouth bass, crappie, and catfish. The bass is catch and release, but you can catch and take home as many as you want of the other species.There is a strict no-wake policy for boats to keep the lake peaceful, and a limit of 50 motorized boats at any one time. If you don't have a boat with you, rentals of kayaks and paddleboards are available in the park. The rental shop also sells fishing supplies, food, drink, and gifts.The area is a beautiful place to hike, with ridges overlooking the lake and the surrounding forests. Many of the trails are linked to enable you to vary the hike length. The longest single trail is the Wolfpen Hike and Bike Trail, which consists of three separate loops, that combined cover 4.2 miles. It's a great way to explore the park and hopefully see some of the abundant wildlife here.Just a couple of miles west is the Cedar Creek reservoir, a vast expanse of water that prevents flooding and provides drinking water for the local communities. The main recreation activity here is fishing, with a large variety of species in the well-stocked lake. The predominant fish are largemouth bass and white bass, plus catfish and crappie.Head into Athens, and there are several parks to discover. Coleman Park is an athletics center but also boasts a large boating and fishing pond. Nearby is Kiwanis Park, which has been designed primarily as a children's playground. Several playgrounds are available and a splash pad, which the younger kids will just love.

Exploring the Area

Athens is the closet town to the campground and can provide for all your needs when you book an RV in Henderson County. It's a small city, with plenty of shopping and places to eat, so perfect when you don't want to cook in your rental RV.To the southwest is the William Memorial State Park, on the banks of the Richland-Chambers Reservoir and includes the Roger Williams National Memorial. Williams is celebrated as the founder of Rhode Island and someone that fought for religious freedom. The visitor center has exhibits, and film shows to explain his part in religious freedom, and how he founded the town of Providence in 1636.On the western edge of Athens is the East Texas Arboretum, a stunning 100 acres of forests, flowers, and wildlife. With formal gardens, picnic areas, and playgrounds, the whole family will enjoy a day out here. Several trails run through the arboretum, taking you past the rare plants and numerous birds and animals. It's a place of peace, where the only noise is the sound of the water in the creek and the wildlife.Don't miss the weekly Athens Farmers Market, held every Saturday and restricted to producers that reside within 50 miles of the city. The market has made this policy to ensure that the food you buy is 100% local and not imported. The large market is always packed with both sellers and customers, so they must be doing something right!


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Find the perfect RV for Texan RV Park

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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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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.