Top 10 RV Parks Near the Austin, TX Area

Top 5 reasons why it’s a fun place to visit:

  1. Hike or bike the Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail
  2. Relax at the Barton Springs Pool
  3. Stroll around at Mount Bonnell
  4. Check out the architecture at The Driskill
  5. Spend the day at the Austin Aquarium

List of top 10 RV Parks in the Austin, TX area:

(Disclaimer: information is a compilation of researched info as published online and does not necessarily reflect the experience or opinion of the author)

The RV parks have been ranked and are listed from “Most Recommended” to “Least Recommended” based on reviews, feedback, amenities, and preference. Cost was not the primary ranking driver. Please note that weekend RV families with children might have different needs than full-time RV “snowbirds”.

1. Lake Falling Star RV Resort

Address: 7355 FM 713, Dale TX 78616
Phone: (512)-398-7827
Email: [email protected]
Hours: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Website: lakefallingstarrvresort.com
Specs
Pricing: unknown
Total RV sites: approx. 25
Hookups: full (30/50, water, sewer)
Pool/Hot tub: No
Showers: No
Pets Allowed: Yes 
Wi-Fi: Yes 

This is a small RV park on the outskirts of Austin, about 40 min drive away. It is far away to be nice and quiet while close enough for a day trip to Austin.

Lake Falling Star RV Resort

What makes this park unique?

This park caters to Winter Texans (snowbirds) and offers extended stay rates. The visitors love to return to this park due to its peaceful and beautiful surrounding.

What we like about it
  • Lake access
  • Small/intimate setting
Drawbacks
  • Must be self-contained (no public bathhouses available)

2. Lockhart State Park

Address: 2012 State Park Rd, Lockhart, TX 78644
Phone: (512)-398-3479
Hours: 6:00 AM-10:00 PM
Website: tpwd.texas.gov
Specs
Pricing: $20-24/daily (30 or 50 Amp) based on up to 8 people/site, pool and golf tickets cost extra, daily camp access fee $3
Total RV sites: 20 (10 each)
Hookups: partial (30 or 50 Amp and water), dump station nearby
Pool/Hot tub: Yes (Memorial Day through Labor Day)
Showers: No
Pets Allowed: Yes 
Wi-Fi: No

This park is located exactly in the middle between San Antonio and Austin and is a great place to stay for awhile to enjoy nature and the many activities offered.

Lockhart State Park

What makes this park unique?

This is a truly rare find, to have a State Park that has a pool as well as a 9-hole golf course (that was constructed 80 years ago by the Corps of Engineers). This park truly offers both of best worlds, RV luxury amenities in a nature setting. Max RV length is 40 ft.

What we like about it
  • Lake access
  • Geocaching
  • Pool
  • 9-hole golf
  • Fishing
  • Dump station
  • Campfire
Drawbacks
  • none

3. Rio Bonito Cabin Resort and RV Park

Address: 1095 County Road 256, Liberty Hill, TX 78642
Phone: (512)-922-1383
Email: [email protected]
Hours: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Website: tpwd.texas.gov
Specs
Pricing: $55+/daily, $350/weekly, monthly rates available (call for details), based on 2 adults and 2 children/site, several discounts available
Total RV sites: approx. 129 (there are two sections with about 67 sites and a pool each)
Hookups: full (30/50, water, sewer)
Pool/Hot tub: Yes 
Showers: Yes 
Pets Allowed: Yes  (2 per site max)
Wi-Fi: Yes 

Located on 20+ acres off on the San Gabriel River, this park is about 40 miles north of Austin. It is an oasis in the heart of Texas.

Rio Bonito Cabin Resort and RV Park

What makes this park unique?

This park is great for a family getaway and even provides cabins for family reunions. With an adult pool, as well as a kiddie pool, this park truly has the resort feel. It’s a great place to unplug and recharge from the city hustle and bustle.

What we like about it
  • Laundry
  • Several pools and spa
  • Camp activities
  • Cabins
  • Fishing
  • Background checks on guests staying 30+ days (for security reasons)
  • Surveillance camera and gate security
  • Dog run
Drawbacks
  • none

4. XS12 RV Ranch

Address: 2519 County Road 323, Liberty Hill, TX 78642
Phone: (512)-790-3000
Hours: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Website: skyparkrv.com
Specs
Pricing: $59/daily, $350/weekly, $600/monthly, call office for discounts etc. (rates are based on 2 adults and 2 children/site, additional persons are $4/day)
Total RV sites: approx. 55 (park is adding/doubling sites)
Hookups: full (30/50, water, sewer)
Pool/Hot tub: No
Showers: Yes 
Pets Allowed: Yes 
Wi-Fi: Yes 

Located on 250 acres and surrounded by over 200 old oak trees, wildlife and nature, this park is an amazing retreat to spend some time to unwind and relax.

XS12 RV Ranch

What makes this park unique?

Located near 3 lakes where one can do catch-and-release fishing, this park has so many things to do: from tennis to great Wi-Fi, one can stay here awhile in comfort and feel of home! The park is nice and quiet, well-laid out and surrounded by mature trees.

What we like about it
  • Laundry
  • Fishing
  • Picnic tables
  • Firepit
  • Walking trail
Drawbacks
  • none

5. Austonia RV and Urban Farm

Address: 4105 Dr. Scott Drive, Del Valle, TX 78617
Phone: (512)-222-9475
Hours: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Website: austonia.us
Specs
Pricing: $55/daily, $260/weekly, $990/monthly (discounts for longer stays), join the waitlist if you plan on staying 3+ months
Total RV sites: 200
Hookups: full (100 Amp power at each site, 30/50, water, sewer)
Pool/Hot tub: Yes 
Showers: Yes 
Pets Allowed: Yes 
Wi-Fi: Yes 

This brand-new 32-acre homestead property-turned-RV Park is geared toward young urban families who are getting into the RV lifestyle and are not wanting to compromise their city comforts while traveling and being out and about in nature. Visitors are still only within minutes to the best that Austin has to offer: it’s only about 15 minutes to downtown.

Austonia RV and Urban Farm

What makes this park unique?

This park offers the “best and newest” an RV park can offer, from Texas-sized lot (40×85 ft) to lightning-fast fiber optics Wi-Fi, this park combines the fun of camping with the convenience of modern city life. They even have a coffee truck!!!

What we like about it
  • Laundry
  • Ponds
  • Coffee truck
  • Golf cart rentals
  • Fitness center
  • Community center
  • Playground
Drawbacks
  • Construction (adding sites)

6. Jim Hogg Campground

Address: Jim Hogg Park sits on the north side of Georgetown Lake in the Hill Country of Texas, about 25 miles north of Austin.
Phone: (512)-930-5253
Hours: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Website: recreation.gov
Specs
Pricing: $22-26/daily, max 14 days, or 30 days/year
Total RV sites: 142
Hookups: full (30 or 50, water, sewer)
Pool/Hot tub: No
Showers: Yes 
Pets Allowed: Yes 
Wi-Fi: No

According to recreation.gov, this campground is located on Lake Georgetown, which is a reservoir on the north fork of the San Gabriel River in central Texas. The dam was completed in 1979 to provide flood control and water supply for the nearby community of Georgetown, and now provides countless recreation opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts.

Jim Hogg Campground

What makes this park unique?

There are so many water activities to do at this park: from boating to fishing to swimming. When it comes to land activities, the nearby San Gabriel Trail, which is a 26-mile rugged trail winding through dense juniper forest, hardwood bottomlands and prairie grasslands and wraps around Lake Georgetown. The park has paved sites and waterfront sites available.

What we like about it
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Hiking
  • Stargazing
  • Hunting
  • Birding
  • Mountain biking
  • Paddling
  • BBQ
  • Picnic table
Drawbacks
  • none

7. Emma Long Metropolitan Park

Address: 1600 City Park Rd, Austin, TX 78730
Phone: (512)-974-1831
Hours: 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Website: austintexas.gov
Specs
Pricing: $10-25/daily (primitive to partial hookups), $5/vehicle entry fee
Total RV sites: unknown
Hookups: primitive sites (no hookups) to partial (30/50, water)
Pool/Hot tub: No
Showers: Yes 
Pets Allowed: Yes 
Wi-Fi: No

Right on the Colorado River, this park is a beautiful spot for people to enjoy, with wildlife all around. One can watch ducks, or humans on their boats and wakeboards.

Emma Long Metropolitan Park

What makes this park unique?

There is much to do at the campground with water access, with many outdoor activities to enjoy nature. There are many RV and tent sites to choose from. This is a basic city park. Max RV length is 32 ft.

What we like about it
  • Clean
  • Great location
  • Affordable
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
Drawbacks
  • Partial hookups

8. Cedar Breaks Campground

Address: 2101 County Road 262, Georgetown, TX 78633
Phone: (512)-930-5253
Hours: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Website: recreation.gov
Specs
Pricing: $26/daily, $5 vehicle fee
Total RV sites: 59
Hookups: partial (30/50, water)
Pool/Hot tub: No
Showers: Yes 
Pets Allowed: Yes 
Wi-Fi: No

Operated by the Corps of Engineers, this park is a no-frills nature campground by a lake. It provides a great place to camp while enjoying the great outdoors of Texas, while still close to Austin.

Cedar Breaks Campground

What makes this park unique?

The best this about this park is that it is a COE park, which means it is affordable. The downside is the 14-day limit, with max of 30 days total a year.

What we like about it
  • Dump station
  • Fishing dock
  • Host on site
  • BBQ
  • Paved sites
  • Trailhead parking
Drawbacks
  • None

9. New Life RV Park

Address: 306 Pace Bend Rd S, Spicewood, TX 78669
Phone: (512)-931-2073
Hours: 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Website: newlifervpark.com
Specs
Pricing: $45/daily, $200/weekly, $375-500/monthly, Good Sam and military discounts available
Total RV sites: 92
Hookups: full (30/50, water, sewer)
Pool/Hot tub: Yes (fenced in)
Showers: Yes 
Pets Allowed: Yes 
Wi-Fi: Yes 

This RV Park is close to Georgetown, which has all the shops and restaurants.

New Life RV Park

What makes this park unique?

This park can be used for group/family get-togethers or small rallies, as it has different community areas to gather and spend time with. The sites are nicely spaced out with mature trees for shade and privacy.

What we like about it
  • Central location
  • Laundry
  • Big pull-through sites (up to 120 ft)
  • RV and boat storage
  • Club house
  • Social room (seats up to 30 people)
  • Horseshoes
  • RV supplies
  • Gift store
  • Propane
Drawbacks
  • none

10. Leander NW Austin KOA

Address: 2689 Hero Way, Leander, TX 78641
Phone: (512)-259-7200
Hours: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Website: koa.com
Specs
Pricing: $89-99/daily, KOA and military discount available
Total RV sites: 63
Hookups: full (30/50, water, sewer)
Pool/Hot tub: Yes 
Showers: Yes 
Pets Allowed: Yes 
Wi-Fi: Yes 

This park is located close to Austin to enjoy the standard KOA experience while having everything Austin has to offer at one’s fingertips. This park is about 25 min drive from downtown Austin.

Leander NW Austin KOA

What makes this park unique?

As a KOA, this park offers the regular KOA amenities, as well as DVD rental, book exchange and seasonal activities for the whole family. It’s a good summer getaway (albeit a bit pricey). The seasonal pool has a slide and sauna.

What we like about it
  • Cable TV
  • Propane
  • 100 ft sites
  • Sauna
  • Kamping kitchen
  • Firewood
  • Clubhouse
  • K9 club and park
  • Tetherball
  • Basketball
Drawbacks
  • Pricey

TIPS TO GET TO AUSTIN

Austin is the capitol of Texas and there is a saying “Keep Austin weird”, which makes it an interesting place to visit and explore. Austin is within a close driving distance from several other major cities in Texas: when traveling from Houston (and Galveston area), US-290 goes directly to Austin. When traveling from San Antonio, I-35 North is the best connection (although Interstate traffic in TX can be frustrating, so it is advisable to take it easy in the slower lanes when pulling an RV). When traveling from Waco, the I-35 South goes directly to Austin. There are many ways to get to the Austin area, but it is advisable to use a RV GPS system that gives accurate route with height clearance and access.

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