By Russ and TiĂ±a De Maris
Itâ€™s not every day you can get important information from a taco. Most folks think theyâ€™re full of beans. But in this case, this Texas TACO is an acronym for the Texas Association of Campground Owners. Whatâ€™s so important? â€śCampgrounds are really busy this summer, which means reservations are essential, particularly on a holiday weekend like Labor Day,â€ť said Brian Schaeffer, TACOâ€™s CEO.
More than 400 RV parks and campgrounds are members of this association. They surely would all like you to come and stay for a while in the Lone Star state. But since you only have so much time, TACO promoted just a handful of member parks in a recent press release.
Here youâ€™ll find RV sites with 40-foot concrete pads as well as park model cottage rentals and lodges. Bring a pole, as youâ€™ll find six stocked catch-and-release fishing ponds, paddleboat rentals, a 9-hole disc golf course, a fenced dog park, horseshoe, volleyball and basketball courts, an infinity pool and hot tub, and a childrenâ€™s treehouse. More info here.
A campground with waterfront campsites, patio sites, a beach, a hot tub and sauna. Bowser will enjoy a dog park, and you might find kayak rentals, fishing opportunities, as well as shuffleboard and pickleball courts attractive. Check them out here.
Stone Creek makes for a great base camp for excursions to major attractions in New Braunfels such as Schlitterbahnâ€™s Waterpark, Rockinâ€™ R River Rides and Texas Tubes, and San Antonio, which is home to The Alamo, The River Walk, the San Antonio Zoo and Aquarium and many other attractions. With COVID-19 on the loose, you may want to check status on those attractions in advance. At the park youâ€™ll find a hot tub, family and adult swimming pools, two large off-leash dog parks with dog agility equipment, and two large recreation halls. The park also provides free cable TV and Wi-Fi and cabin rentals. Information here.
This â€śranchâ€ť spans 100 acres of Texas grassland, with 50 acres of oversized RV sites and another 50 acres of recreational area. The park features a fishing pond. Thereâ€™s also a swimming pool, a clubhouse, exercise room and banquet hall with a large kitchen. More info here.
Vineyards Campground is settled on 52 acres of an 850-acre mostly wooded scenic area encircling Grapevine Lake. The park offers RV sites with concrete pads as well as furnished cabins. Youâ€™ll find cable television and upgraded Wi-Fi service and a pavilion, kayak and bicycle rentals. Looky here.
And just think â€“ you learned all that from a TACO. How much more could we glean from a full plate of fajitas?