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Best State Parks near DFW


Planning a vacation near Dallas – Fort Worth Texas is super easy with so many state parks close by to park your RV Rental. Couple that with Go RV Rentals, the largest and best source of RV rentals in DallasFt. Worth and across Texas and it’s time to start living the American dream vacation.

After quickly finding a camper rental in one search at Go RV Rentals, you can choose from some very scenic parks to go camping. At last count there are twenty-two State parks within a few hours of the DFW Metroplex. In this blogpost we highlight a few of our favorite state parks to go RVing.

Cedar Hill State Park

When local temperatures reach the 80’s and 90’s this oasis by the lake is a great spot to camp and escape the summer swelter. Enjoy one of 350 developed campsites, all near restrooms with hot showers. All sites have water and electricity; 150 have sewer hookups, too. Several sites are ADA-accessible. 

1570 West FM 1382

Cedar Hill, TX 75104

(972) 291-3900


Dinosaur Valley State Park: A Nice Place to Take Your Motorhome Rental

Are your kids (or you) a dinosaur fan? If so, you’ll love Dinosaur Valley state park. Long ago, giant creatures roamed these hills and left their calling cards in the form of massive foot prints. You’ll feel like you’ve entered the land before time when you see, and actually touch the prehistoric tracks left in the bed of the Paluxy River.


In addition to tracking dinosaurs, visitors can camp, picnic, swim and fish in the river. Hikers and bikers will find over twenty miles of well groomed trails to explore, and horseback enthusiasts will soon discover why this area is famous for its wildlife. A fun side trip while visiting Dinosaur Valley is nearby Dinosaur World where 150 life-like dinosaurs reside. After a busy day build a campfire and have a great night’s sleep in your camper rental.

While a visit to Dinosaur Valley may have you feeling like a time traveler, actual travel time from Fort Worth is only 60 minutes. Dinosaur Valley State park is easily accessible, and makes for a fun weekend getaway. 

P. O. Box 396

Glen Rose, TX 76043

Phone: (254) 897-4588


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Get in touch with nature at Ray Roberts Lake in your camper rental. There are so many things to do at this beautiful state park with its two locations/units, you’ll have a hard time fitting them all in. If you’re a land lubber, you can hike, bike, and ride your horse, rollerblade or geocache. Aqua nuts will want to splash and swim at one of the many beach front areas. Fishermen can dust off their gear for a trip to the kids fishing hole, or the lake. Remember, you can fish from the shore or a pier in a state park without a fishing license. If you’ve simply come to relax – bring your camera on a nature walk, or sit in the shade and soak up the peace and quiet of this tranquil location.

Accommodations include campsites, many of which offer picnic tables, campfire rings, water hookups and outdoor grills.

Isle du Bois Unit

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100 PW 4137

Pilot Point, TX

(940) 686-2148


Johnson Branch Unit

100 PW 4153

Valley View, TX

(940) 637-2294


rving at tyler state park texasTyler State Park

Picture your RV rental parked in a shady grove by a tranquil lake. After a day of fun in the sun, you relax by a crackling camp fire to the mellow song of frogs and crickets in the moonlight. If this sounds like your kind of vacation, you’ll want to visit Tyler State Park in Northeast Texas. Featuring a 64 acre spring-fed lake, swimming holes, towering trees and many historic structures, this is a place your family will love.

For hikers Tyler boasts 13 miles of superb trails winding through the Piney Woods or the Whispering Pines forests. This park offers three piers where anglers can fish for Crappie, Perch, Catfish or Bass. Boats are allowed, with a 5MPH speed limit.

Overnight amenities include:

· Campsites – ranging from water only to full hookups

· Limited use cabins

Tyler State Park RVing in a Rental

· Screened shelters

· Group facilities – Bring the whole gang for a family reunion.

At Tyler State Park you’re a world away from the 9-5. Come and enjoy. 

789 Park Road 16

Tyler, TX 75706-9141

(903) 597-5338


Possum Kingdom State Park: Rent an RV and Go Camping

Come and enjoy the clear blue water of Possum Kingdom State Park. With over 300 miles of shoreline, this is a popular destination for RV campers and outdoor water sport enthusiasts. Located on the Brazos River, visitors to Possum Kingdom can Jet Ski, water-ski, wakeboard, or splash around on an inner tube. Other fun activities include snorkeling or scuba diving, or you can enjoy the scenery from the helm of a canoe or rowboat. Equipment rentals are available.

For those who’d rather keep their feet dry, there are plenty of hiking and biking trails, picnic areas and nature walks. Also, be sure to bring your binoculars or camera and catch a glimpse of the abundant wildlife. The park offers a variety of ranger programs, educational activities, and park tours, and there are many premium cabins and campsites available, some with water and electricity hookups.

Known for having the bluest water in Texas, Possum Kingdom is the perfect place for an outdoor adventure. 

P. O. Box 70

Caddo, TX 76429

(940) 549-1803


Cooper Lake State Park

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Watching the sun go down at Cooper Lake State Park is an experience you’ll never forget. Whether you’re a city dweller who’s tired of the smog and traffic jams, or just a lover of the great outdoors, this is the place for you take your RV rental. Come and relax in this oasis of natural beauty, which caters to birdwatchers and nature walkers. It’s also a great place for camping and swimming, boating and waterskiing. Anglers will enjoy the wide variety of fish in the lake.

The Sulphur lake area offers equestrian camping and includes miles of horseback trails. A favorite is the ten-mile Buggy Whip Equestrian trail, where riders experience shady forests and panoramic views of the lake. The Buggy Whip camping area includes 10′ X 55′ concrete pads, back-in spaces with water and electricity, picnic tables, a fire-ring, a lantern post and a 20-foot tether cable for the horses. (BYOH – Rental horses not available).

Other accommodations include quaint cabins complete with AC, and breathtaking views. Traditional campsites offered as well.

Doctors Creek Unit

1664 FR 1529 South

Cooper, TX

(903) 395-3100


South Sulphur Unit

1690 FM 3505

Sulphur Springs, TX

(903) 945-5256

We hope you’ll get the opportunity to rent an RV and visit one the local Texas state parks soon. Add them all to your bucket list! Please chime in at the bottom of this article to let us know your favorite state parks or ask us any questions about RV rentals. Happy Camping!

Additional Resources:

Houston Camp Sites – RV Rentals

Six Best State Parks near Austin, Texas for taking a Camper Rental