An RV park taking shape on Loop 485 in Gladewater, Texas, will be unique and a drawing card for RVers to stop here and shop Gladewater, as well as take sightseeing and shopping trips to neighboring East Texas cities, developers say.
Larry Seery, half owner of L&M Construction, teamed up with Bennie Cornutt, owner of B&B Antiques, and together they started development of Antique Capital RV Park, according to the Tyler Morning Telegraph.
It is the first RV park constructed in Gladewater and Phase 1 is nearing completion, carved out of a forest, although as many trees as possible were kept. “It will be very attractive,” Cornutt said.
Phase 1 consists of 35 sites, but the park will have 105 when the second and third phases are finished in 30 to 45 days, depending on the weather. The park will initially cover 17 or 18 acres of a 22-acre tract, leaving room for construction of 50 more sites later if the park “really blossoms and does well,” Seery said.
Beside each parking slab will be a concrete patio with picnic table. There will be 25 feet of grassy area between parked RVs and neighbors, providing plenty of room for them to sit in lawn chairs and move around. Each site will have hookups for electricity, water and sewer service.
Wireless access to the Internet will be available via a signal from a tower on the grounds. For entertainment, RVers will be able to fish at a pond stocked with catfish, but must throw their catches back. There will also be an outside pavilion and a covered outdoor theater/stage with amphitheater-type sitting, where people can bring lawn chairs to events, such as performances by a Gospel group or a western band.
A multi-purpose activity center at the entrance will house the park’s main office, a convenience store, laundry, seven ceramic tile restrooms and a 3,500-square-foot events room.
Park developers plan to offer three-day packages to RVers featuring excursions each day to area attractions. For example, one day might feature shopping in the Gladewater antique district, another day offer a trip to Kilgore to the oil museum and Rangerettes museum and the third day’s activity might be a trip to Tyler to the rose garden, Caldwell Zoo and shopping.