Mild winter temperatures and easy access to outdoor adventures make Austin the place to be for winter RV camping. Mix in some Hill Country barbecue and exciting nightlife venues, and there’s just no reason to stay away from Austin.
So, what do you like to do on winter RV camping trips? End-of-year fishing? Austin’s just down the road from popular Lake Travis, where lighted fishing docks make winter fishing a nighttime treat, according to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.
The bright, blue waters of this Texas Hill Country lake also attract every class sailing vessel. Don’t own a boat? The marinas of Lake Travis are home to numerous outdoor outfitters, including boat rental firms. Whether you spend the day parasailing, bass fishing or skipping across the waves in a catamaran, Lake Travis is definitely a winter water wonderland.
Let’s say you’d rather stay off the water, but still explore Austin’s scenic wonders. Lucky for you, the City of Austin has developed nearly two hundred miles of trails throughout the metro area for bikers, hikers and runners. An excellent area parks system also offers visitors the chance to play disc golf, enjoy local architecture or enjoy a game of tennis, just to name a few outdoor ideas.
When you’ve explored Texas’ capital city to your heart’s content, get a taste of Hill Country on one or more scenic drives. Here’s a trio of suggestions:
- Bee Caves Road
- Mount Bonnell Loop
- City Park Road
If you’d like someone else to do the driving, why not take a trip on an historic train? The steam-powered Hill Country Flyer takes visitors out into the hills for a memorable two-hour journey.
And when you’re ready to sit down to some real Texas barbeque, you won’t be disappointed in Austin. There are so many barbeque restaurants in the city, you won’t know which to visit first! Local favorites are Ruby’s on Guadalupe, Stubb’s on Red River Street and Green Mesquite Barbecue on Barton Springs Road.
One more reason RV camping fans come to Austin in winter is this Texas city’s thriving music scene. The Backyard at Bee Cave is just one of the legendary venues that draw music lovers year-round. Plan to also visit the Hole in the Wall for indie, rock and country shows, and don’t leave Austin without venturing downtown, where clubs with live shows line the streets in every direction.
All that’s left to plan your Austin RV trip is a place to stay! Fortunately, Austin is home to some of Texas’ best RV parks. Stay at scenic La Hacienda RV Resort, adjacent to Lake Travis. If amenities are important, Austin Lone Star RV Resort has them in abundance. One more idea: stay right on the lakeshore at Camper Resort on Hudson Bend at Lake Travis.
The weather, the outdoor recreation and a lively entertainment scene will fill your days when you come to Austin. It’s time to head for Texas Hill Country in your RV for some awesome winter camping!