b'numbers of traditional RV travelers sim- 20 minutes northwest of downtown, the fence.ply looking for great places to enjoy the park will feature 241 extended stay RV Stone Oak Ranch RV Resort has added facilities Coyote Ranch Resort in Wichitaweekend or to spend quality time with sites and 10 cabins. Amenities will in- to cater to extended-stay and full-time RVers. Falls: Several improvements are under-friends and family. New campgrounds clude a clubhouse with a resort-style way at this park, including a store ex-and RV resorts are being developed in pool, covered grilling pavilions, individ- pansion,alargercafe/snackbar,aTexas with these RVers in mind, too, in- ual bathhouses, a laundry facility, a con- commercial-grade climbing dome andcludingayet-to-be-announcedpark venience store, and a stocked fishing two commercial swings. The park is alsobeingdevelopedbyGrandRapids, pond.added a Wibit floating obstacle course.Michigan-based Northgate Resorts inAlvin RV Resort in Alvin: This 200- The parks 18-hole putt-putt course isNew Braunfels. site park, which opens in May, is being also being improved with new grass andThe park will be the first of a new managed by Horizon RV Resorts. Lo- new obstacles. brand of camping resorts that will ap- cated about 30 miles south of Houston,Leander/NW Austin KOA in Lean-peal to people of all ages, one that com- the park offers spacious sites and club- der: Golden Sun Partners plans to ex-bines adrenaline-inducing attractions houseamenitiesforextendedstay pandthiscampgroundwith52with amenities like one would find in a guests and full-timing families. additional campsites. It currently has 63resort, such as a big waterpark, a ziplineGreat Escapes Austin Oaksin Elgin: 30 miles north of Austin, just opened sites and nine cabins. Recent upgradesand a swim-up bar. The park will ini- TJO broke ground on this park in No- and caters to both extended-stay and includenewlypavedcampsitesandtially have 260 sites but will later be ex- vemberthatisexpectedtobecom- transient guests. Managed by Horizon concrete patios.pandedtohavemorethan400, pleted this year. The new park, located RV Resorts, this park has created spacesLeisure Resort in San Marcos: Anaccording to Tessa McCracken, North- about 30 minutes east of Austin, will around the resort for families that are 85-site expansion is underway at thisgates chief marketing officer. have 208 extended stay RV sites, a club- full-time RVing, including a clubhouse park, which is managed by Horizon RVThe Jenkins Organization (TJO) of house with a kitchen and resort-style designed like a traditional home with a Resorts. The new RV sites will be 37 toHouston, for its part, is developing new poolwithahottubandcabanas,a kitchen and large living areas. Other 57-feet wide and 80 feet long to provideparks with the Great Escapes RV Re- pavilion with a grill by the pool, and a amenities include a kids playroom and guests with plenty of space to roam andsorts brandnametoappealtoboth fitness center. The park will also have a large business center. live at their site. The parks country storeovernight and extended stay travelers. three pavilions with grills and fire pitsSugar Hill RV Resort in Anna: This is also being redeveloped into a countryHeres a sampling of the campgrounds around a lake, as well as a dog park. 80-sitepark,whichopensJune1,is market with food and beverages, patioand RV resorts being built across the Storage units and golf cart rentals will being built like a master-planned com- seating with misters, and food deliveryLone Star State: also be available. munity targeting full-time RVers that are service to RV sites and cabins. Hardys Landing in Bryan: This 20- seeking a home base. Amenities includeMitchell Resort and RV Parkin Per-New Texas Parks acre, 99-site park opened in March near a luxury clubhouse and pool, individual rin: TJO is making significant improve- A new park under construction in Lake Bryan and the Texas A&M Rellis site landscaping and nature paths. mentstothispark,roughlyanhourBryan, Texas: TJO broke ground on the Campus.TheparkisdesignedforTreeside RV Resort in New Braun- northwest of Fort Worth, which it ac-park in November and plans to have it campers who want large open spaces fels: This 110-site park, which opens quired in November. Improvements in-ready for occupancy by the fall of this and a serene setting, but being within a May 1, is being managed by Horizon RV clude creating a five-acre lake that willyear. The park will feature 304 RV sites few miles of the city, said park owner Resorts. Theparktargetsthegreater include a Wibit floating obstacle course.and 64 cabins and will offer both short- Bob Bains. The park features 45-by-100- Austin market and is designed for both Thecompanyalsoplanstoinstallaterm and extended stays. Amenities will foot pads, asphalt roads, laundry and extendedstayandtransientguests. splash park and Water Wars games; aincludetwoclubhouseswithresort- restroom facilities, a large game room Amenitiesincludeaswimmingpool gaga ball pit, a human foosball gamestyle pools, covered pavilions for tailgat- and dog park, as well as primitive camp- with a tanning deck and a community and add a 10,000-square-foot store anding and other special events, walking ing and fishing areas.campfire area. The campsites are de- cafe. The company is also adding golftrails, a sports court, two dog parks, aHardys Resort in Bryan: This 12.5- signed around century-old oak trees. cart rentals and a full childrens activitiescamp store and workout facilities.acre, 103-site RV park near the intersec- program.Expanding and/or Mystic Quarry in Canyon Lake:Improving Texas ParksThis campground is adding glamping Amigo Inn & RV Park in Zapata: sites to a previously undeveloped areaGolden Sun Partners LLC recently im- of the park, including 14 new tipis andproved this park, adding a large dog safari tents that will range from rusticpark and shower building. The park is to luxurious. The park already has twolocated in Rio Grande Valley near Falcon tipis set up. The newly developed sec-Lake and features 62 RV sites and 13 tionwillfeaturealargewaterfall,amotel-style rental units.bridge and shaded sitting area, plus a Austin Oaks RV Resort in Cedar pavilion and park courtyard, accord-Creek: TJO of Houston acquired this 60- ing to Courtney Trent, Mystic Quarryssite park 15 miles southeast of Austin in CFO, who co-owns and operates theFebruary 2020. TJO expanded the park resort with her husband. The park alsoby an additional 74 sites and planned offers companion tent sites for RV andother improvements, including a new tiny house rentals as well as a varietyswimming pool, clubhouse, laundry fa- ofrentalequipment,includingcility, dog park and enhanced common propane fire pits, canopies, tents andareas. The park is designed to accom- cotsaswellasa borrowfromourmodate long-term campers. kitchen package for those who forgetCotulla/NuecesRiverKamp- to bring essential cooking gear. Trentgrounds of America (KOA) in Cotulla: said she and her husband also plan toThis campground, which is about 130 add six Safari Tree Houses to theirmiles east of Corpus Christi, was ac- park late this year.Treeside RV Resort is set to open on May 1 and targets the greater Austin market. quiredbyLeander,Texas-based All of this new park development andGolden Sun Partners LLC in 2019 and park expansions are also creating an in- A new park in Austin: TJO plans to tion of Highways 6 and 21 is expected to has since gone through major renova- creased demand for financing.bring ground on this park this spring open in April. The park aims to provide tions. Improvements in 2019 included I have seen an uptick in demand forandhaveitreadyforoccupancyfor a resort-like experience for RVs, ac- remodelingthemainbuildingand financing due to the surge in this indus-spring 2022. Located near the Circuit of cording to owner Bob Bains. RV sites are camp store, laundry and restroom fa- trybeforeandespe-Americas F1 racetrack, the park will fea- 45 feet wide and include full hookups. cilities, reworking the parks electrical ciallysinceCOVID,ture 387 RV sites and 48 cabins and will Parkamenitiesincludeaswimming systemandcampsitepedestalsand said Bruce Hurta, viceofferbothshort-termandextended pool, luxury bathrooms, a gymnasium, adding new picnic tables, four deluxe presidentofgovern-stays. Amenities will include two club- game room, theater, dog park and bar- tentsitesandanewdogpark.Im- ment-guaranteedfi-houses with resort-style pools, covered becue areas. provementscompletedin2020in- nancingforAmerisgrilling pavilions, and a stage for con-Medical Center RV Resortin Hous- clude upgrading the parks Wi-Fi to a Bank, which providescerts and other special events. The park ton: This 200-site park, which opens fiber optic system that is hard-wired loans for RV parks andwill also feature three ponds for fishing, May 15, is located just 10 minutes from with14freeaccesspoints,running campgrounds nation-walking trails, dog parks, a camp store, theHoustonMedicalCenterDistrict cable TV to campsites, cabins and the Bruce Hurta wide.cafe, food truck parking, a jumping pil- and will offer shuttle service to the hos- swimming pool area, remodeling the Hurtas recent finance clients in Texaslow, a gaga ball pit, and workout facili- pital. The park caters to both extended exteriors of all cabins, upgrading four include Dipak Patel, who built a newties.stay and transient guests. The park is cabins with deluxe patios and fire pits park in Houston called Dannys RV Re- A new park in San Antonio: TJO alsoclosetoNRGStadiumandthe andresurfacingmostoftheparks sort, which opened in January 2020.plans to break ground on this park this Houston Zoo. roads and RV sites with asphalt paving. Patel said he built the park with 63 sitesspring and plans to have it ready for oc- StoneOakRanchRVResort in The park features 150 large RV sites but has plans to add about 100 more RVcupancy by next winter. Situated about Georgetown: This 220-site park, about and15cabins,aswellasaprivacy sites in the future. WCM30 -May 2021Woodalls Campground Management'