Willis is a small town in Texas’ Montgomery County. It was originally settled in 1870 when the Union Pacific Railroad built a line through the area. Before Willis, residents lived in Danville, just north of where Willis would be located; upon the railroad's completion, many people moved from Danville and other nearby towns to Willis. In 1874, Willis applied to replace Montgomery as the new county seat but lost; legal challenges were made but were unsuccessful, until the city of Conroe was named the new county seat.
Book an RV in Montgomery County and set your sights on a vacation as limitless as the highway in front of you. The warm Texas weather makes outdoor recreation a great choice, but there’s more to this area than parks and farmland. It’s well worth a detour to explore cities like Conroe and Montgomery. Your best RV rental in Willis puts all of these within your reach.
The Great Outdoors
The Sam Houston National Forest is a 163,000 acre reserve, nestled amongst private timber reserves and small local farms. Start here with your motorhome rental in Willis and you can store your groceries as you explore both the forest and neighboring farms. Spread out amongst four counties, it is managed as a multi-use park, allowing for both recreational and commercial use. Permitted activities include hiking, along with swimming. Canoeing, kayaking and fishing are always popular thanks to the abundant waterways. Motorized boats are allowed provided they use small electric motors (not gas). Visitors can go birding, hunting and camping, and your luxury RV rental Willis makes the perfect bird blind. Hunting in the forest requires a permit, also available from the forestry service.
Lake Conroe is a popular spot for fishing and other water-based sports. Visitors can swim in the lake’s south end, but the north end of the lake has alligators. There are also bald eagles at the north end, for those who enjoy bird watching or just watching nature in general. The lake can be choppy in the middle, so water skiers are recommended to stay in the coves where the water is much calmer. Keep your Willis camper rental nearby for drying off and changing clothes when you're done;
Lake Conroe – Houston North KOA is a 239 site RV park 16 miles west, in West Montgomery. Each site has a concrete pad, with grassy areas between. The sites have full hookups (water, sewer and 30/50 amp electricity), wifi, picnic tables and fire rings; some sites are pull through. The campground is big rig friendly, and has restrooms and showers. Plus, there are laundry facilities, an enclosed swimming pool and hot tub, and an area for dogs. Propane can be purchased on site and guests can go swimming and fishing in the nearby lake.
Peaceful Pines RV Resort is a relatively new campground with 150 sites. Each site has full hookups (water, sewer and 30/50 amp electricity), wifi and cement pads. Some sites have shade from trees and some are big rig friendly. The campground has restrooms and showers, laundry facilities, a swimming pool and a doggie area. At around 20 miles away, this could be a useful option to park your RV rental near Willis.
Exploring The City
There is no shortage of things to occupy your attention in Willis, and even more offerings further out. Visitors here can start with a visit to the local auto race tracks, to take in some stock car action; those who prefer their adventure to be hands on can rent boats or seadoos to get their thrill out on Lake Conroe. Canoes and kayaks are also available to rent and take for a spin, or guests can take a steamboat tour of the lake. There are also fishing tours available for those who like hands on fun with a bit of guidance.
A local library in Willis offers activities and programs for young kids, and a place for adults to unwind and spend some time reading. And golfers will be glad to know that there are four courses in nearby Conroe.
It's dinner time and time to decide, what will it be tonight? Texas is the land of barbecue and Willis has its fair share of restaurants serving up this southern staple. Diners can also feast on Mexican, Chinese, Italian and pizza, and even seafood. There is, of course, always the option of getting some groceries and throwing together a meal in your RV trailer rental in Willis, too. But if vacation to you means a vacation from cooking, Willis can keep you fed and happy.
Willis, TX is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.
There are many popular rentals in Willis. Outdoorsy's Willis RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.