Texas Road Trip: Hill Country Wildflowers
Every spring from March to June the Texas Hill Country comes alive with color as wildflowers bloom. The Hill Country is an easy drive from Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Fort Worth and Dallas. The best way to take in this scenic route is to rent an RV so you can do some RV camping along the way. Perhaps you may want to make your basecamp one of the six best state parks near Austin.
Azure bluebonnets and Texas paintbrushes dot the landscape and winecup and yellow primrose frame the scene. Perfect for flower enthusiasts, photographers, nature buffs or anyone who appreciates natural beauty, a drive through the blooming Texas Hill country is unforgettable. Whether you want to view them from your RV rental or you want to get up close and personal on a walking flower tour, witnessing the wild flowers is well worth the visit. Here are some places that will offer you the chance to catch a glimpse of these beauties.
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Be sure to make an RV vacation stop at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin. This wildflower center is the perfect place to visit if you want to learn about the flowers while RVing. Housing multiple gardens, visitors receive education about the flowers and sustainable practices while taking in the view. The center also features walking trails and children’s activities that allow you to enjoy yourself amongst a colorful backdrop.
Fredericksburg’s Willow City Loop
The quaint town of Fredericksburg is a lovely starting point for viewing wildflowers. Surrounded by several state parks where you could camp in your RV rental, this Hill Country town offers plenty of day and overnight opportunities to catch a glimpse of the flowers. Fredericksburg is also an obvious beginning point for the iconic Willow City Loop. For about 13 miles, this Texas road will take you through winding and sweeping scenery of wildflowers and stunning hill top views.
This bustling Hill Country town also makes a fantastic base for wildflower viewing. Situated in the Guadalupe River valley, the Kerrville Riverside Nature Center offers an abundance of walking trails that take you directly amongst over 150 different kinds of wildflowers.
After watching a blur of colors from the picture window of your motorhome rental, making a stop at Wildseed Farm is a lovely way to interact with the flowers. The farm has over 200 acres and features walking trails. You can take a break from the road here to eat and enjoy a beer in their beer garden. The farm also features a lovely shop where you can purchase seeds for wildflowers of your own.
Johnson State Park: Camp Here in Your RV Rental
Along the same route as the Wildseed Farm, this state park is known to offer stunning views of the wildflowers and is a place where you can sit and relax for long lasting views. Furthermore, it would be a great place to setup camp for the evening in your camper rental.
Situated between Houston and Austin, this historic town makes yet another base for wildflower views. The trail of bluebonnets covers about an 80-mile radius surrounding this town.
Ride through the hilly countryside surrounded by lakes and view the wildflowers on the Highland Lakes Bluebonnet Trail. The flowers on this trail are usually at their best during the first two weeks of April.
No matter how you choose to do it, spending at least a weekend on the Texas highways exploring the wildflowers is an unforgettable experience in an RV from Go RV Rentals. Grab your camera, pack a bag and hit the road before the end of spring!