Are you looking to Rent a Cabin nearby or want to find a Campsite?
This is a great option for a break and to soak up the nature we have around us, swim in lakes, go fishing and hiking and soak up some fresh air on vacation. Renting a cabin or taking your RV or camping equipment and finding a campsite is easy – many are nearby in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas.
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Many of these locations are within 2-3 hours away and the furthest are 6 hours drive from Plano, Frisco, McKinney and the edge of Dallas Fort Worth.
We researched and found some fun beautiful cabins for rent and some great campsites. Some cabins are near the lake, some are for small and bigger families. There are many options, but we encourage you to book early as it has become a more and more popular way to vacation.
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Head to Oklahoma
Broken Bow and Beavers Bend State Park
We would be remiss if we skipped over the most popular and widely mentioned spot to rent a Cabin in the Woods – Broken Bow, OK (Beavers Bend State Park)
Just 3 hours away from North Dallas in Eufalia, Oklahoma and you’ll find a variety of Cabins and Cottages to rent for weekends and weeks.
This Master planned community on Lake Eufalia has a fully functioning Boat Club, Parks and Pools and a Working Farm. It’s more upscale than some places, but you can find a variety of different types of rentals that fit your family and your needs.
Hot Springs, Lake Hamilton and Lake Ouachita
Head North to Arkansas and due East and you’ll reach the super quaint Hot Springs, with it’s old-world architecture and of course – Hot Springs in their famous bathhouses.
Nestled in a valley and close to Lake Hamilton and local river areas, the hiking is great as well as the amount of outdoor activities available. Lake Ouachita is also a popular destination to stay at – the water is clear at both lakes and they have a variety of Marinas where you can rent boats and lake toys for the day!
Why not Rent an RV?
If you’re thinking about going on a cross country road trip, camping, or renting an RV for a special event, RVshare makes the whole process simple, easy, and fun! Getting behind the wheel of a motorhome is a great way to explore the country while still having all the comforts of home. Did you know that going on an RV vacation is one of the most economical ways to travel with your family? On average you can save up to 57% on vacation costs compared to other forms of travel
Perfect for Couples Retreats, Getaway gives people time, space, and permission to be off. These are tiny cabins in nature provide a break from the city, technology, and work, so that you can recharge and reconnect to who and what matters most. Book your Getaway now!
Another great option is Wildcatter Ranch – an upscale resort ranch on the Texas range – only a 2 and a half drive from Dallas or Horseshoe Bay, which is another more upmarket place to stay among nature. There are all types of rooms in this resort.
For Families, this makes a great place to stay and learn about colorful wildlife at our Birds of the Bay Show and meet exotic reptiles at the Tortoise Connection.
You can rent a bike and explore or spend time learning to golf. Go boating on the lake, take a tennis lesson or just relax by the pool. From playing lawn games to the simple act of sharing sweet treats around the campfire, our family friendly resort connects you to the moments that matter.
You may have heard about the Yogi Bear Jellystone park in Tyler TX.
They have them all over Texas and the one in the Hill Country is also an awesome place to go with Kids.
Lake Bob Sandlin, Pittsburg TX is located at 341 State Park Road 2117, Pittsburg, TX 75686
It’s really fantastic with huge pine trees and small town vibe.
Go check out the State Park or Camp Shiloh has kayaks you can rent and a swimming area off of Bob Sandlin Lake. It is only about 2 hours away (maybe hour and a half depending on your route)
Our Favorite Camping Spots (with or without an RV)
In addition to Tyler State Park, we also recommend Daingerfield State Park which is located at 455 Park Road 17, Daingerfield, TX 75638
Head to North East Texas where tall trees reach for the sky in the northeast corner of Texas. Explore life in the forest at Daingerfield State Park as you wander the trails, paddle Little Pine Lake, or relax at your campsite.
There are some great RV spots and Campsites available just across the border over the Red River.
Bee Mountain Ranch is situated on the Brazos River, Texas, and is located at 13499 County Road 1241, Cleburne, Texas 76033
Other great Camping Spots close to DFW
Weatherford/Fort Worth West KOA Journey
Just off I-20 West of Fort Worth, this KOA location has over 30 places to eat and shop within 1 mile of the park. It makes a great base to go ahead and explore Fort Worth and all the fun things there are to do there for a long weekend.
KOA is a national chain of campsites and usually offers nice perks, like a resort-style pool and places to eat. They have plenty of RV sites with patios and deluxe cabins with full bathrooms too – so a wide variety of options.
There are various campsites available at Lake Texoma, both on the Oklahoma and Texas’ side. In addition to those which are within Lake Texoma State Park, there other Campsite options close.
Arbuckle Mountains Oklahoma
The Arbuckle Mountains of south-central Oklahoma are a great spot for campsites, with close proximity to an outdoor paradise featuring a rolling landscape dotted with waterfalls, lakes and hiking trails. Explore three Arbuckle treasures – Turner Falls Park, Chickasaw National Recreation Area and 777 Zip.