Escape to the Piney Woods of East Texas

Lake Livingston/Onalaska KOA has some nice features that make camping most enjoyable. Its lakefront location is ideal for outdoor pursuits such as swimming, boating, fishing and picnicking.

lake-livingston-koaThe palm trees, wildlife and bridges provide a scenic, relaxing area for a stroll, while the beach offers an unbeatable spot to watch the breathtaking sunsets. A stay here is filled with simple pleasures that make a vacation fulfilling.

Farmhouse on the Lake

Have you ever wished that your campground had a restaurant on the premises? Campers at our park love the special amenity of Farmhouse on the Lake. After a day of recreation, you can partake of menu items such as hand-breaded chicken fried steak as well as homemade cornbread and pie. The eatery is a good place for a leisurely meal because it has delicious food and affords views of the lake. It is closed on Monday and Tuesday but open for lunch and supper on Wednesday through Sunday.

Polk County Memorial Museum

Visitors to the park often go into Livingston to tour the Polk County Memorial Museum. The depository houses artifacts pertaining to the Civil War, Native Americans and early settlers of the area. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday, and admission is free.

Stay With Us

Come to our getaway in the Piney Woods of East Texas. To make your reservations, call (800) 562-5714 or visit our website. For information, call (936) 646-3824 or The address is 15152 US Hwy 190 West in Onalaska, TX 77360.

Christmas on the Square

You’ll have a jolly good time when you attend Christmas on the Square in Weatherford on December 3.


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The gala will begin with the annual Christmas Parade at 10 a.m., and a full afternoon of festive activities in the downtown area will follow. You’ll delight in the sights and sounds of the season, as you stock up on holiday gifts and see characters like the Gingerbread Man and Rudolph roaming through the streets.

Bass Performance Hall

Weatherford is a mere 30 miles from Fort Worth attractions. The Bass Performance Hall, one of the city’s best venues for entertainment, will host several exciting events in the coming weeks. Have you ever seen the famous Broadway show The Phantom of the Opera? You can have the pleasure of watching this mesmerizing play and hearing its unforgettable musicical scores from October 20 to 30. The critics are raving about the production that includes songs like “Music of the Night.”

In addition to Broadway shows, the hall offers concerts by notable musicians. On October 21, country music singer Suzy Bogguss will perform, and on November 4 and 5, rock guitarist Monte Montgomery will entertain.

Stay With Us

When visiting the world-class attractions of Fort Worth, such as Six Flags Over Texas or the Texas Motor Speedway, plan to stay at Weatheford/Fort Worth West KOA. To make reservations, call 800-562-0848 or visit our website. For information, call 817-594-8801 or email Our address is 2205 Tin Top Rd. in Weatherford, TX 76087.

Rest and Relax at Lake Sam Rayburn

Brookeland/Lake Sam Rayburn is the place to go when you want to get away from it all, as it offers beauty, peace and quietude. Spending time in nearby Sabine National Forest and Angelina National Forest will enable you to relax deeply, as you savor the sights and symphony of nature.

sam-rayburn-koaInstead of being assaulted by the blasts of honking horns, you’ll hear chirping birds and the rushing river along with wind rustling through the trees and the menagerie of sounds coming from creatures of the forest. The towering trees are majestic, and one reviewer on TripAdvisor compared them to “a miniature Pacific Northwest in East Texas.”

This unspoiled area is ideal for fishing, boating and hiking. Leave your electronic devices at home, but bring your binoculars to get good views of the birds. Pack along a picnic lunch to eat by the water. You’ll find no better place for spending quality time with family.

Stay With Us

Come stay at Brookeland/Lake Sam Rayburn KOA. Our park has unique features such as a horse barn and a community fire pit as well as canoe, kayak and paddleboat rentals. Don’t leave Rover or Fido at home because canines are honored guests here.

The cool nights of fall make camping a special pleasure. To make reservations, call 800-562-1612 or visit our website. For information, call 409-698-3422 or email us at Our address is 505 CR 212 in Brookeland, Texas. We look forward to hearing from you.

Happy Halloween!

Lake Conroe/Houston North KOA is the place to be on October 29, when a Halloween celebration will be held.


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The event will include trick-or-treating and a haunted hayride along with a costume contest and DJ party. In addition, the park will have a site-decorating contest and award a great prize for first place. The fun begins at 6 p.m.

Special Deal: When you stay at an RV site or cabin on Friday and Saturday nights, you’ll get Sunday night free.

Texas Renaissance Festival

Step back into 16th century England at the Texas Renaissance Festival in the town of Todd Mission. Hundreds of thousands of visitors flock to the event each year to see costumed actors portray characters of the past. Each weekend has a different theme that involves activities, games, food and entertainment of an era presented as authentically as possible. Festivalgoers can participate in an array of contests including best and worst costume. Attending this gala can be compared to entering into a fantasy.

  • October 15 to 16: 1001 Dreams
  • October 22 to 23: Pirate Adventure
  • October 29 to 30: All Hallows Eve
  • November 5 to 6: Roman Bacchanal
  • November 12 to 13 Barbarian Invasion
  • November 19 to 20: Highland Fling
  • November 25 to 27: Celtic Christmas

Stay With Us

Come enjoy the catch-and-release fishing as well as other park activities. To make your reservations, call 800-562-9750 or visit our website. For information, call 936-582-1200 or email Our address is 19785 Highway 105 West Montgomery, Texas.

Concerts at the Arlington Music Hall

The Arlington Music Hall is a shining star in the DFW entertainment world, as it sometimes presents concerts by artists and groups that were wildly popular in decades past. You can enjoy such events and many others when you stay at Dallas/Arlington KOA. Here are some special shows coming up soon.

Herman and the Hermits Staring Peter Noone



If you grew up in the 60s, you’ll fondly remember “Mrs. Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter,” “I’m Henry the VIII” and “There’s a Kind of Hush.” You can hear these wonderful tunes once again on October 14 at 7:30 p.m.

Country Gold Tour

On October 22, you can attend the Country Gold Tour, which will involve performances by Leroy Van Dyke, Barbara Fairchild and Claude Gray. Van Dyke is perhaps best know for his hits of “Auctioneer” and “Walk on By”, while Fairchild has received fame for “The Teddy Bear Song” and “Baby Doll.” Gray’s first hit song was the beloved “The Family Bible.” Country music fans won’t want to miss this concert. Showtime is 7:30 p.m.

BJ Thomas

Songs of BJ Thomas like “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head” and “Hooked on a Feeling” made him a household name. Quite a number of years have passed since this remarkable singer came on the scene, but his voice remains unchanged. He will perform on November 4 at 7:30 p.m.

Stay With Us

To make reservations at Dallas/Arlington KOA, call 800-562-3705 or visit our website. For information, call 817-277-6600 or email Our address is 2715 S. Cooper in Arlington, Texas.

Make a Day Trip to Nacogdoches

Rusk KOA is the place to go when you feel the need of some downtime. Relax amid the pine forests, fish at area lakes and explore the local antique shops. When you want to see the sights, Nacogdoches, the oldest town in Texas is a mere 35 miles away. Plan to spend the day there.

Piney Woods Nature Plant Center


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The northeast part of the state is known for its lush forests of towering pines. This woodland walk will immerse you in the region’s beauty, offering views of butterflies, birds and animal tracks as well as showing the names of plants. You’ll find it a quiet and educational attraction.

Millard’s Crossing Historic Village

Take an interesting walk back in time by visiting Millard’s Crossing Historic Village. The historic buildings include a log schoolhouse, general store, an 1842 log home, 1905 chapel and more. You’ll see period items and clothing, which help make the era come alive. Admission prices for the tours range from $4 to $10. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p .m.

Stay With Us

Nacogdoches has other historical and nature attractions such as museums, trails and an arboretum. When staying at Rusk KOA, a visit to this town will make a nice outing. To reserve your spot, call 800-562-4143 or visit our website. For information, call 903-683-6641 or email Our location is 745 FM 343 East Rusk, Texas.

Sandcastle Capital of the World

A visit to South Padre Island in the coming days will show you why the area is called the Sandcastle Capital of the World.

Sandcastle Days


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South Padre Island is the place to be on October 6 to 9, as these are the dates of Sandcastle Days. The event will include live music and craft vendors as well as amateur and professional sand sculpting competitions. As you browse through the masterpieces created from sand, you’ll be amazed at the remarkable skill and creativity on display. The festival will also have children’s activities such as water slides and bull riding. It opens at 9 a.m. every day.

Sandcastle Lessons

Get in touch with your inner artist through taking sand sculpting classes at Padre Island. This will make a wonderfully fun activity for a family because toddlers, teenage children, parents and grandparents can all work together on a project. For information, call (956) 433-9948.

Largest Sandcastle in the World

You’ll find what is known as the largest sandcastle in the world at the South Padre Island Visitor’s Center parking lot. It has been sprayed with a waterproof substance to withstand all kinds of weather. The sculpture is quite remarkable, as it has hidden doors and intricate detailing. Don’t miss it.

Stay With Us

Stay at South Padre Island KOA to enjoy the lovely scenery and to try your hand at sand sculpting. To reserve your spot, call 800-562-9724 or visit our website. For information, call 956-761-5665 or email