Photo Courtesy of: Far Flung Outdoor Center
The end of winter is so close we can almost smell the BBQ. We’re all just about ready to dust off the swimsuits, brew some sweet tea, and start working on our tans. Another quintessential part of spring and summer that we just can’t wait for? Vacations, of course! When it comes to vacations, living in Texas has its benefits. While the majority of the country has to fly to their destination, our lonestar state is perfectly positioned to provide the ideal jumping off point for more road trip destinations than you can shake a stick at. While any set of wheels will get the job done, there’s something just extra special about hopping in your RV and hitting the road. Maybe it’s the comfy chairs or the well stocked pantry at your fingertips, but RV traveling truly takes any road trip to the next level. Below, we’ve gathered our top 2 suggestions for RV adventurers departing from Houston, TX.
1. Big Bend National Park
Located about 10 hours from Houston, Big Bend National Park sits majestically in West Texas just waiting to be explored. Boasting endless scenic drives, river-cut canyons, a jaw dropping mountain range, and a cactus dotted desert landscape, Big Bend makes the perfect destination for RV enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. Home to a large deposit of ancient fossils, Big Bend offers 3 separate frontcountry RV campgrounds complete with water, electric, and restrooms. Whether you’re planning on staying for a day or a week, there is a ton to see and do for the whole family. Explore the backcountry on any one of many hiking trails to enjoy the famous southwest sunshine, or kick back and relax under a blanket of stars. You can even pop over to Boquillas, Mexico via a rowboat for a quick bite and a guided tour of the village. Check out the official Big Bend National Park website’s itinerary suggestions and start planning your West Texas RV adventure!
2. Dinosaur Valley State Park
Located just 4 hours from Houston is the unbelievable Dinosaur Valley State Park, where you can literally walk in the footprints of the dinosaurs that once roamed our amazing state. And that’s not all… Dinosaur Valley Park has just about everything you need for an unforgettable trip. From fishing, boating, and swimming in the lake or river, to biking or hiking over 20 miles of trails, there is endless fun to be had in this RV-ers paradise. You can even take a guided horseback tour through the wilderness where you might just catch a glimpse of some real dinosaur fossils. Park your RV at the campsite, which offers electric, water, picnic tables, fire pits, and grills to take ‘glamping’ to a whole new level. Feeling adventurous? Dinosaur Valley Park offers both hunting and rock climbing for adrenaline junkies of all ages. If relaxing is more your speed, don’t miss the opportunity for some of the best stargazing in the entire state. To learn more about Dinosaur Valley Park, click here!
The Proguard Team
When you’re ready to return home and need someplace to store your RV, come see us at any one of our Houston area Proguard Storage locations. We have endless options for you to safely store your RV or dry dock your boat in one of our fully enclosed, alarm protected storage units. After all, everything’s bigger in Texas, including the storage options!