Texan RV Park Review
Texan RV Park is the campground connected to the National RV Training Academy in Athens, Texas. We stayed at this park during the five weeks of training for Brandon to get Certified as an RV Technician, March – April 2021. Unfortunately, they were only accepting students as guests during our stay, but it does appear that has changed now.
The staff was knowledgeable and courteous, and the grounds were very well kept. We enjoyed many afternoon walks around the ponds. Our kids had plenty of room to play, ride bikes, and explore.
Our family was happy with our decision to stay here for the initial course. However, when we go back for the next-level courses, we will probably book a less expensive park.
Step into the quiet park, and you’ll find three small lakes with a free catch-and-release policy for guests. The neighboring woodlands are home to East Texas native flora and fauna, so take your time walking around the trails or stroll across one of their walkways. And if you have pets, you can take advantage of their Bark Park to share space between other dog owners while tossing balls or playing chase.
This 37-acre RV park has full hookups with water, sewer, and 20/30/50 amp services. They also have fully furnished cabins and cottages equipped with kitchenware and free WiFi for web browsing and checking email.
This park has showers, laundry, community gathering space, several nice docks over ponds, and walking trails. Spring and Fall are the only times of the year you can enjoy outside activities in East Texas.
The laundry facility is small, but it will work fine if you are a single person or a couple. Unfortunately, we had to go into town to do our seven loads, but several small cities close by have nice laundromats.
If you’re in the mood for canoeing and kayaking or walking and hiking trails, visit the Purtis Creek State Park. There’s also a sandy beach where you can swim for a small admission fee.
Visit the nearby wineries, including Tara Vineyard & Winery, if you want to sample great wines, eat out, or explore East Texas history. East Texas is also known for its craft beers, so don’t miss checking out Cedar Creek Brewery, where national award-winning beers and seasonal brews are available.
If you’re looking for more adventure and thrill, visit the New York Texas Zipline Adventures, where you can enjoy 30-mile views of the rocky hillside in East Texas and learn about wildlife and local ecology.
For the full-hookup RV Sites, the basic rate starts at $37/night or $222/week for 2 Adults. There’s an additional fee of $5 per adult per night. We have since learned that this price is more than we like to spend on one night/week/month.
Destinations Near the Campground
The park does offer internet but not enough to stream, much less stream to multiple devices. We were able to get a full AT&T signal and some Verizon signal.
Would we book here again?
We are eager to check out some for the state and county parks near the school for our next round of classes.