Crider’s Rodeo and Dance

rodeo and danceA rodeo is in store for campers at Kerrville KOA every Saturday night in Hunt, a town 13 miles away. Following the rodeo a country/rock band will entertain, so you can grab your honey and dance the two-step all evening long. As the dance is held outdoors, the event makes for a pleasant time in the balmy night air, listening to the fiddle sing and whirling around the dance floor under the towering oak tree. This weekly shindig is considered a must for anyone visiting Texas Hill Country. The rodeo is at 8 p.m. and the dance begins at 9 p.m.

Golfers have two excellent local courses from which to choose. Kerrville Municipal is a beautiful 18-hole course, and Comanche Trace has the honor of being ranked the 17th best course in the state by Golf Digest.

Another interesting attraction in town is Y O Ranch, a place where you can see 55 species of wildlife. You can choose from among different tours offered.

Our park in beautiful Hill Country is a great place to stay. Visit our website and reserve your spot today.


ROT Bike Rally

rot bike rallyMotorcycle buffs at Leander / NW Austin KOA will want to attend the Republic of Texas Bike Rally in Austin on June 13 through 16. The event will include an escorted parade to the rally site, concerts in the amphitheater and a Ride in Bike Show.

Another popular event coming up is the Burnett County Fair and Rodeo on June 14 and 15. The rodeo involving bull riding, roping and steer wrestling will be followed by live music and a dance. Friday’s performance will feature Mexican music, while Saturday’s performance will feature country-western.

Those who have never explored the amazing underground world of caves may want to visit Inner Space Cavern. Located in nearby Georgetown, this attraction has beautiful, intricate limestone formations that are fascinating to view. It will be an experience to remember.  A standard tour is $20.

Shoppers will love going to the Roundrock Premium Outlets, a 125-store mall where you can find discounts off name brands, such as Banana Republic, Gap and Ralph Lauren. As an added plus, IKEA is right across the street.

You will find much to see and do in our community. Visit our website and book your spot today.

Buddy Holly Center

buddy hollyAn attraction that campers at Lubbock KOA will want to put at the top of their list of places to see is the Buddy Holly Center. It is not only dedicated to the music of the city’s favorite son, Buddy Holly, but it also houses the Lubbock Fine Arts Gallery and Texas Musician’s Hall of Fame.

Remember going to a drive-in movie theater in the 50s? You can experience this pleasure once again at the Stars and Stripes Drive-In Theater in Lubbock. Pile in the car and come watch the double feature while you munch on popcorn. If you want to have a meal here, you can order something from the 50s-style café onsite.

The World War II era is one of the most interesting times in history, so museums that deal with this topic can be fascinating. Silver Wings Museum is devoted to the US Glider Program and the manner in which it was used during the war. The depository includes exhibits, a theater and restored gliders.

Another museum in the area is the American Wind Power Museum, a facility that showcases water-pumping windmills. Visitors can browse through 28 acres of these machines.

Come for a stay in our West Texas city of Lubbock. Visit our website and make your reservations today.

Texarkana Gets Entertaining Visitor

bobby freemanTexarkana KOA was recently honored to have the performer Bobby Freeman stay as our guest. He is certainly one of the most unusual visitors we have ever had because he owns a Cadillac convertible that has a baby grand piano inside! A big hit with the other campers while he was here, Freeman entertained them with stories, impromptu piano riffs and portions of his traveling show.

Our campground is in an ideal spot to meet the extended-stay needs of different segments of the camping populace at different times of the year. It’s far enough down south to give snowbirds an escape from winter’s chill. Winter Texans and winter Floridians may want to consider staying with us until November before heading further south for the coldest part of the year.

Yet our park is far enough north to be outside of the summer hurricane prone region that includes the entire gulf coast and southeastern states. This would make a perfect refuge for the thousands of gulf coast residents who are forced to flee their homes to be safe from a monster tropical storm. We are less expensive than a hotel and you can stay up to date on storm news through cable TV and WiFi.

Likewise, our park is a good lodging solution for people like contractors, who need to stay in one location for several months at a time. We have sites that are specifically created for all these needs. Visit our website and reserve your spot today.

Discover the Charming Town of Bastrop

bastrop txA nice area for campers at Bastrop / SE Austin / Colorado River KOA to explore is the downtown historic area of the city. It is full of good eateries and charming shops, and the nearby neighborhoods have historic homes, many of which have been restored to their original beauty. Be sure and drop into Lock Drugs and treat yourself to an old-fashioned ice cream soda. Also, an unbeatable area for a stroll in the riverwalk.

Another place to visit is the 1832 Farmer’s Market on Chestnut Street. Like so many such spots across the country, it is a treasure trove of delights, carrying prepared foods and handcrafted goods, along with fresh fruits and vegetables. It is open on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Tuesday from 2 to 6 p.m.

The Bastrop Opera House is the place to go for a variety of entertainment. The next play on the upcoming agenda is Motherhood Out Loud, a theatrical production that touches the heart as well as the funny bone. It will be presented on Fridays and Saturdays beginning May 17.

Discover the wonderful town of Bastrop. Visit our website and book your spot today.