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The 10 Best RV Campgrounds in Austin, Texas

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Traveling by RV and planning a stop in Austin, Texas? There are more than a few great RV campgrounds in Austin where you can stay put for a while.

Maybe you’re on a cross-country road trip and want to spend some time in the capital of Texas. Or maybe Texas is your home and you’re exploring a new side of it by traveling around in an RV. Whatever the case might be, the fact remains that you’ll need to find a good place to park that vehicle, preferably one in a nice location and with access to the necessary amenities.

No problem: these are the best RV campgrounds in Austin for when boondocking on the side of a fire road just won’t do. All the RV campgrounds below have full hookups and can accommodate large trailers and RVs unless otherwise noted.

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1. Pecan Grove RV Park

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Why you should camp here: You can keep close to the action at this RV park in the heart of the city.

  • Reservations: Yes
  • Rates from: $60/night
  • Number of RV sites: 93 sites

If you decide to post up at Pecan Grove RV Park, you might not need to drive anywhere else during your time in Austin since you’ll be downtown near some of the city’s top attractions. Lady Bird Lake, Zilker Park, Barton Springs Pool, and the Greenbelt are all right down the road. You can even walk to amazing restaurants along the nearby South Lamar Boulevard.

In terms of amenities, Pecan Grove RV Park has full hookups, showers, restrooms, and a laundromat. There’s no official website for this small RV park, so call to check availability since many of the spots may be taken by long-term residents.

Related read: The 10 Best Camping Spots Near Houston, Texas

2. Austin Lone Star RV Resort

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Why you should camp here: Amenities like a pool and pool table, plus great access to outdoor rec.

  • Reservations: Yes
  • Rates from: $65/night
  • Number of RV sites: 156 sites

Located in South Austin just off the highway, Austin Lone Star RV Resort offers 150 sites with full hook-ups plus clean restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities. At the property, you can go for a dip in the pool, play a round of billiards in the clubhouse, or get some exercise at the fitness center. There’s also an on-site shop in case you need some supplies.

This RV resort also happens to be close to a few popular nature escapes in the city: Onion Creek Greenbelt, Williamson Creek Greenbelt, and McKinney Falls State Park are all less than 15 minute drive away. Because this is one of the larger RV campgrounds in Austin, it often has space to accomodate last-minute planners.

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3. La Hacienda RV Resort

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Why you should camp here: RV resort on a peninsula in Lake Travis with waterfront sites.

  • Reservations: Yes
  • Rates from: $62/night
  • Number of RV sites: 240 sites

Nestled in a bend in Lake Travis, La Hacienda RV Resort is the perfect spot to post up if you’re planning on spending most of your time in Austin out by the water. Here, all the sites have full hook-ups, and resort amenities include a swimming pool, hot tub, playground, and fitness center. There’s even a four-hole chip and putt course.

Luxury Boat Rentals is just five minutes away by car if you want to take out a watercraft. They have ski boats, paddle boats, wave runners, pontoon boats, and more available for rental. For recreation of a different sort, Planet Rock Vodka Distillery is only eight minutes away on foot. It’s another good location for last-minute planners.

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4. Austin East KOA Holiday

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Why you should camp here: Roomy sites at a KOA with easy access to a park with a 1,200-acre lake.

  • Reservations: Yes
  • Rates from: $63/night
  • Number of RV sites: 80

With large sites, Austin East KOA Holiday is a popular RV campground in Austin if you’re in town for an event at the Travis County Exposition Center, which is just across the street. It normally has events most weekend ranging from art and craft fairs to classic car shows. If you’re not into organized events, head to the nearby Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park, a scenic spot with room to picnic, swim, fish, kayak, jet ski, and otherwise do your own thing.

At the RV campground itself, you can make use of the swimming pool, clubhouse, and lawn games. If you’re traveling with kids, they’ll enjoy the playground and sandbox. There’s even a half-acre dog park for the furry family members.

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5. McKinney Falls State Park

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Why you should camp here: Sleep in state park and spend more time exploring the outdoors.

  • Reservations: Yes
  • Rates from: $20/night
  • Number of RV sites: 81 sites

Austin is lucky to have McKinney Falls, a popular state park, within its city limits. And better still, you can camp with your RV there. There are over 80 campsites, all of which have water and electric hookups.

If it’s warm out, feel free to go for a swim in Onion Creek (you just might want to check the creek conditions first). There are also nine miles of biking and hiking trails. One of the best is the easy Rock Shelter Trail, which will take you by a prehistoric limestone shelter. While you’re here, you might want to pay a visit to the more than 500-year-old Old Baldy, one of the oldest bald cypress trees on public land in the state.

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6. Inks Lake State Park

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Why you should camp here: Camp in beautiful Hill Country at this scenic park next to the lake.

  • Reservations: Yes
  • Rates from: $16/night
  • Number of RV sites: 174

Inks Lake State Park has over 150 sites suitable for RVs, all of which are either on the water or have easy access to it. Some just have water hookups while some have both water and electricity, so make sure to book accordingly.

This beautiful park offers ample opportunities for outdoor recreation from swimming at Devil’s Waterhole to hiking the nine miles of trails to fishing for sunfish, catfish, and bass. Looking for more fun? You can rent paddle boats, canoes, and kayaks from the park store, or even go scuba diving. By the way, you’ll be pretty close to Perissos Vineyards and Winery as well as Torr Na Lochs, in case wine-tasting is more your vibe.

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7. Sunset RV Resort

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Why you should camp here: RV campground resort is a peaceful getaway in the Hill Country, far from the city.

  • Reservations: Yes
  • Rates from: $50/night
  • Number of RV sites: 37

If you prefer to stay a bit away from Austin’s hustle and bustle, then you may consider camping at the family-owned Sunset RV Resort. In the hills in the southwest part of the city, this RV campground offers spaces with full hookups on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. It also has wireless internet, 24-hour laundry, shower facilities, and propane available on-site.

From here, you’re only 15 minutes by car from Hamilton Pool, arguably the most beautiful swimming hole in the entire state. Even closer is Treaty Oak Distilling, where you can go for a tour and whiskey tasting.

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8. Evergreen RV Park

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Why you should camp here: Quiet RV campground with excellent rates for long-term stays.

  • Reservations: Yes
  • Rates from: $60/night
  • Number of RV sites: 60

Offering full hookups, Evergreen RV Park is on the northeast part of the city, right down the street from Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park. When you’re done with a day of checking out all that Austin has to offer, you can come back to the calm of this campground.

The RV park has free Wi-Fi and an on-site laundry facility. Depending on whether you’re staying for the night, week, or month, there are different rates. And the most favorable rates are for long-term stays, so consider this spot if you’re spending a few weeks in Austin and want to save some dough. Because many of the people here are long-term stays. it’s a good idea to check the availability of spots in advance.

9. Emma Long Metropolitan Park

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Why you should camp here: Affordable, pretty waterfront park in West Austin with miles of trails.

  • Reservations: Yes
  • Rates from: $20/night
  • Number of RV sites: 20 sites

At Emma Long Metropolitan Park, you can pick between a site on the shore of Lake Austin (a section of the Colorado River) or go for a slightly cheaper, non-lakefront site. Both kinds have water and electric hookups.

From this park, you can make your way along 12 miles of trails. There are even winding trails specifically for motorcycles and mountain bikes. Another way to spend your time here is to head off to the designated swimming areas for a dip. This is a highly recommended Austin RV campground if you’re just looking for a quick, easy getaway, where you can park the RV and find plenty to do for a few days right outside your door.

10. Riverbend RV Park on Lake Austin

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Why you should camp here: Teeny-tiny family-owned RV park on Lake Austin for when you don’t want neighbors.

  • Reservations: Yes
  • Rates: Call to confirm
  • Number of RV Sites: 5 sites

In the same family for over 50 years, Riverbend RV Park only has five premium spots for RVs, making it a more intimate gem when it comes to RV campgrounds in the city. If you have your own boat, the park conveniently has a place to dock it as well as a launch. If not, you can still get out on the water with one of the kayak or paddleboard rentals.

This RV campground is pet friendly, but they have some rules. There’s one dog allowed per site, and the park doesn’t accept certain breeds, so you’ll want to double-check that before you decide to bring your furry friend along.

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