Everyone across the Lone Star State knows how diverse its landscapes are. At TX RV Adventures, we believe that our Houston RV rentals are an excellent way to traverse these lands. From the high mountains of West Texas to the pines and prairies in the east, our state parks offer just about everything a wanderer could ask for.
Whether you’re in the mood for hiking, biking, or riding (a horse), Texas state parks offer plenty of trails – not to mention the beauteous stargazing the open skies provide. As you head off in one of our RV rentals, you’ll find that every state park in Texas has a unique experience for its visitors to enjoy. These Texas parks offer an exciting way to escape the city.
Big Bend Ranch State Park
Located on the border of the United States and Mexico, Big Bend Ranch is one of the largest state parks in Texas. Encompassing over 300,000 acres of desert terrain, it offers endless opportunities to excited explorers. Visitors often enjoy the solitude they find in nature as they ride mountain bikes and horses or hoof it and hike.
Designated as an International Dark Sky Park, it also offers glorious gazing opportunities for stars and sunsets. From the park, you’ll also have access to the Rio Grande, letting you take advantage of boating and fishing.
While the summers are scorching at Big Bend Ranch State Park, the nights come with a chill and Texas winters offer a cooler temperature to explore. When you want to expand your horizons, the Big Bend National Park is a short trip away.
Just a couple of hours’ drive north of Austin, Colorado Bend State Park offers a plethora of adventure options. A favorite destination among our Houston RV rental clients, it’s easy to see why people are drawn to the area.
With over 5,000 acres to explore, it is home to six miles of shoreline for the Colorado River. Whether you hope to spend time in the water, on the land, or underground, this Texas state park has something to appease all appetites.
With a guided tour of the caves, you can explore the caverns safely. If you prefer to stay above ground, you’ll find over 30 miles of trails for hiking and biking. One of the most popular trails at this park is Gorman Falls. This trail leads hikers to one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the Lone Star State. Strenuous at times, this 3-mile hike is well worth the effort when you set your eyes on the spring-fed waterfall.
Longhorn Cavern State Park
As you might have guessed, Longhorn Cavern State Park is home to one of the coolest caverns in Texas. Additionally, this park presents a stimulating history whether above or below ground. Below the surface, the guided tours shine a light on the cultural history of the cave. The park’s guides offer a deep dive into a history that spans ancient seas and underground dance halls.
In the 1930s, the Civilian Conservation Corps made some significant additions to the park, and many of these remain in place. One such feature is the stone steps that lead down to the cavern. Another is the stone Observation Tower, which offers a unique perspective of the Texas Hill Country.
This state park is day-use only, so Houston RV rentals will have to find a nearby RV campsite to spend the night. Luckily, Inks Lake State Park is just around the corner.
Explore Texas State Parks with a Houston RV Rental
At TX RV Adventures, we love helping people discover the beauty of Texas state parks and national parks from the comfort of a motorhome rental. That’s why our RV rental company offers a broad spectrum of rental options: from travel trailers to Class A motorhomes.
When you’re ready to explore the wonders of Texan nature, our pet-friendly RV rentals are here to turn your vacation into an adventure. Call today to start planning your next road trip!