Gone Outdoors

RV Parks Near Dallas, Texas

by Amber D. Walker

Dallas is a large, thriving city located in north Texas. Dallas is part of the sprawling Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, which also includes towns like Arlington, Denton and Grand Prairie. Though Dallas is a center of of the high-tech telecommunications industry, the area also has many natural attractions, including lakes, beaches, hiking trails and vineyards. There are many recreational vehicle (RV) parks for travelers to either set up camp and relax, or to enjoy North Texas's swimming, fishing, hiking, backpacking, boating, golfing and bird-watching.

Plantation Place RV Park

Plantation Place is close to Lake Ray Hubbard.

Plantation Place RV Park is located just five miles from the eastern side of Dallas and thirteen miles from downtown. RV sites are set up with 20-, 30- or 50-amp electric and full hook-ups. The sites are spacious and can accommodate rigs up to 65 feet long. Sites also come with free cable television, a courtesy phone and free wireless Internet access. Plantation Place has its own private lake and has 24-hour security. It's the only Good Sam park in Dallas County and is less than a mile from Lake Ray Hubbard, which means guests are close to swimming, boating and fishing. Plantation Place RV Park 345 Barnes Bridge Rd. Sunnyvale, TX 75182 800-820-4778 plantationplacerv.com

Sandy Lake RV Resort

Sandy Lake Resort is near Six Flags Over Texas.

Sandy Lake RV Resort is located 12 miles from downtown Dallas. The resort has its own clubhouse, swimming pool, laundry facilities, public phone, game room, trailer storage and convenience store. Propane service is available at RV sites, which also come with wireless Internet. The park is directly across from the Sandy Lake Amusement Park, adjacent to the Leonard L. Woods Park Trail and near Fair Park, the Dallas Museum of Art, Lake Ray Hubbard and Six Flags Over Texas. Sandy Lake RV Resort 1915 Sandy Lake Rd. Carrollton, TX 75006 972-242-6808 carefreervresorts.com/texasrvparks/Sandy_Lake_RV_Resort

Dallas Hi Ho RV Park

The Hi Ho offers easy access to the Dallas Zoo.

Dallas Hi Ho RV Park is fifteen miles from Dallas and rents RV, trailer, camper and tent spaces. Every site at the Hi Ho comes with its own shade tree. Sites also have pull-through access, wireless Internet, sewer hook-ups and both 30- and 50-amp electricity. The park has shower and laundry facilities, a dump station, picnic tables, a playground, barbecue grills, propane service and RV supplies. The Dallas Hi Ho is close to many major attractions in the North Texas area, such as Six Flags, the Cotton Bowl, Joe Pool Lake, the historic West End district of Dallas, the Dallas Zoo and the Dallas Aquarium. Dallas Hi Ho RV Park 200 W. Bear Creek Glenn Heights, TX 75154 877-619-3900 campingfriend.com/DallasHiHoRVPark

About the Author

Amber D. Walker has been writing professionally since 1989. She has had essays published in "Fort Worth Weekly," "Starsong," "Paper Bag," "Living Buddhism" and more. Walker holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Texas and worked as an English teacher abroad for six years.

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