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.

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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.


Christmas in the Piney Woods

Spend Christmas season in the piney woods of Texas. With rolling hills and shady pine forests, Rusk KOA is the perfect retreat to beat your winter blues.

Santa ClausStop by the Cherokee Civic Theatre on December 20, 2014 from 7 – 10 p.m. for Christmas in the Pines. Blue grass gospel music will fill the air with catchy beats and beautiful harmonies. “Cowboy” will be the Master of Ceremony, and the event will feature Harmony Ridge Blue Grass Band. Rusk Gospel Quartet will also perform. Celebrate this night of merriment and bringing blue grass back to East Texas. Tickets are just $10.

Or take a short drive out to Palestine on December 13, 2014 for Cookies and Crafts with Santa beginning at 1 p.m. at the Palestine Public Library. Enjoy a cheery time with the Jolly Old Man himself. There will be plenty of Christmas crafts for the kids, including ornament making. Parents are encouraged to bring cameras to snap photos of their kids with Santa.

Stay With Us

Take a break from the busyness of the Christmas season and relax at Rusk KOA. Visit an area of Texas with beauty and history amid rolling hills and shady pine forests. Rusk is centrally located between Dallas, Houston and Shreveport. Nearby attractions include Texas’ longest zip line, Texas State Railroad’s steam train and local festivals and rodeos. Our park offers pop-up tent sites, cabins and RV sites. Call 800-562-4143 or visit our website to book your Christmas vacation.