Gone Outdoors

RV Campgrounds Near Six Flags Over Texas

by Beth Shumate

RV parks in Arlington, Texas provide campers with easy access to a variety of recreation activities for the whole family. Find RV campgrounds near Six Flags Over Texas also close to amusements such as Hurricane Harbor, professional sports teams like the Texas Rangers and the Dallas Cowboys, the Fort Worth Stockyards and Lone Star Park horse track. Those staying near Six Flags may also enjoy the popular Traders Village where campers can sleep and play.

Arlington Forest Acres Mobile Home & RV Park

Arlington Forest Acres provides RV campers with a wide range of amenities and almost 30 years of experience in hospitality and service to their guests. Located just off I-20 a few miles south of Six Flags, Arlington Forest Acres Mobile Home & RV Park features well-shaded lots, pull-through pads, full 30-amp and 50-amp full service hook-ups, wireless Internet and excellent television reception. Guests of the park can use the full bathroom facilities, laundry facility, swimming pool, playground and grills located on-site. Arlington Forest Acres Mobile Home & RV Park 4800 Kelly Elliott Road Arlington, TX 76017 817-478-5805 arlingtonforestacres.com

Dallas Metro KOA

The Dallas Metro KOA, a “big rig-friendly” campground, features 100-foot pull-through RV slips and 50-amp hook-ups. This nicely wooded RV park also offers guests the choice of staying on tent sites or in one-room cabins. All guests receive wireless Internet and TV service free of charge, but use the telephone service for a charge. Amenities include laundry facilities, a meeting room and kitchen for guest use in this key card-secure gated campground. Guests at Dallas Metro KOA can spend their recreational time either enjoying all the amusements Arlington has to offer, or stay at the campground where they can swim, use the picnic areas and BBQ facilities, play in the family park or on the playground or enjoy a stroll near the natural creek on the premises. And if guests need to pick up a few grocery items, propane or other camping or personal items, Dallas Metro KOA offers a convenience store on-site. Pets are welcome. Dallas Metro KOA 2715 S. Cooper Arlington, TX 76015 817- 277-6600 dallasmetrokoa.com

Traders Village RV Park

Traders Village offers more than just a large RV park with lots of amenities a mere 5 miles due south of Six Flags Over Texas on Highway 360 in Grand Prairie. The first of three Traders Village locations, this Grand Prairie location opened in 1973 and has become the most-visited and largest weekend flea market and event/festival venue in Texas. The village covers more than 120 acres where 3,500 dealers offer their wares and services every weekend year-round. Events held here include concerts and music festivals, Mountain Man competitions, cook-offs and the annual holiday market. While the flea market and festivals are primarily weekend events, Traders Village RV Park opens 365 days a year, offering 212 RV sites, 202 of which offer full-service hook-ups. All offer 50-amp electrical service. The park accepts every length of recreational vehicle, including big rigs and those with slide-outs with a variety of pull-through and back-in slots from which to choose. On-site amenities at Traders Village RV Park include restrooms, showers, laundry facilities, dump stations, mail, ATM machine, picnic tables with barbecue pits, wireless Internet, recreation, playground and swimming pool. Campers will even find the convenience of an on-site mini-mart and grocery store, gas station, metered propane, church services and a hair salon. In Grand Prairie also find Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Palace of Wax Museum and AirHogs minor league baseball. Traders Village RV Park 2602 Mayfield Rd. Grand Prairie, TX 75052 972-647-2331 972-647-8585 tradersvillage.com

About the Author

Beth Shumate is a freelance writer and full-time tourism communications manager whose over 25 years of writing experience includes news reporter, magazine contributor and software documentation writer. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Henderson State University in Arkansas, and proudly became a Texan in 1987.

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