Snag an RV before you visit Huntsville, Texas, and the surrounding area to make the most of your time there. The most popular choice is a travel trailer, and you can find options starting at $69 per night with many five-star options renting for about $100. You can also find Class C motorhomes beginning at about $160 per night. Popup campers are also available, and they start at about $89 per night. Enjoy camping in a Class A motorhome for about $250 per night.
Conroe is an ideal place to visit distilleries. You will also want to take a few days to explore some of the historic farms in this area, including Morehead's Blueberry Farm and 7 Acre Wood. Take in a show at the Owen Theater.
College Station is home to Texas A&M University, and it has some great tailgating, so you'll definitely want to visit over a weekend during football season. Learn more about American soldiers' experiences throughout time by visiting The Museum of the American G.I. You will also want to tour the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum.
Anglers will want to spend the day fishing in Lake Madison, just outside of Madisonville, for bass, catfish, and sunfish. Learn the history of Madison County by stopping at the Madison County Museum.
Pleasant and Ephraim Gray founded Huntsville, Texas, in the 1830s as a Native American trading post. They named it after their hometown of Huntsville, Alabama. As more travelers arrived to trade with the Bidai, Alabama, and Coushatta Indians along the Trinity River, the business blossomed. Make an appointment to visit the Walker County Museum, also known as the Gibbs-Powell House, to learn more about this community's history. This Greek Revival home was constructed in 1862.
Many prominent people, including Sam Houston, Henderson King Yoakum, Samuel McKinney, Robert Goodloe Smither, and Anthony Martin Branch, moved to the community. Sam Houston State University, known then as Sam Houston Normal Institute, became the first teacher training school in Texas in 1879. There are many places around Huntsville to learn more about Sam Houston. Start your visit at the 15-acre Sam Houston Memorial Museum. Historical demonstrations are held regularly at this complex, which includes Houston's law office, a wigwam, the Woodland Home, a pottery store, and other buildings.
In 1847, the Texas state legislature created Texas State Penitentiary, and the first convict arrived on October 1, 1849. Three legislators were charged with choosing the site, and they decided on a 4.8-acre tract in Huntsville, which they paid $22 to obtain. Many residents donated supplies to construct the building. A mill that could process about 500 bales of cotton and 6,000 pounds of wool annually into cloth was built to train the men for useful work and to offset the cost of operating the prison. It was the only prison in the 11 Confederate states still standing at the end of the Civil War. Learn more by visiting the Texas Prison Museum.
There are many fantastic restaurants in this town of 41,500 people. If you are looking for a great hamburger, consider heading to Mr. Hamburger. Find outstanding steaks at the 1836 Steakhouse. Select your favorite Mexican entrees when eating at Mamma Juanitas Mexican Restaurant or your favorite Indian cuisine when dining at the Grand Buffet.
Conroe – If you love community theater, check out The Owen Theater and the Crighton Theater in Conroe.
The Woodlands – The Waterway promenade is a great place to go for an afternoon stroll in The Woodlands, a luxury master-planned community, which is also near Houston.
Spring – Interact with the wild animals at TGR Exotics Wildlife Park and go fishing and kayaking at Pundt Park while visiting Spring, TX.
Traveling in an RV is ultra-comfortable, so it is easy to explore national parks. You may want to go to Guadalupe Mountains National Park, which is about 650 miles away, to go on a hiking adventure on over 80 miles of trails. Alternatively, you may want to go to Big Bend National Park for a water-bound adventure on the Rio Grande. It is about 560 miles away. The closest national park to Huntsville is Hot Springs National Park, in Arkansas, about 400 miles away. While there, drink a beer at the distillery, see art in the art museum, and get a spa treatment.
Huntsville State Park is a great place to play on the water. There is a swimming beach, and the fishing is often fantastic. You will love the canoes and paddleboats that are available to rent.
Lake Livingston State Park is another fantastic option. This lake is one of the largest in the state. Swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, camping, bird-watching, picnicking, and mountain biking are available.
Mission Tejas State Park is a terrific place to go for a hike. This state park is where the first Spanish mission in Texas was constructed, and you can see its remains.
It is nearly impossible to miss seeing the Sam Houston statue next to the interstate. This statue stands 67 feet tall and is the tallest statue of an American hero in the United States. David Adickes created it, and he gave it to the city on October 22, 1994, to commemorate Houston's 200th birthday. The statue, called "A Tribute to Courage," stands on a 10-foot granite base. The sculpture consists of five layers of concrete laid over steel mesh attached to a welded steel framework. Stop at the visitor center next to the statue to pick up maps and lots of information about Huntsville.
When visiting Huntsville, you may want to consider campgrounds in nearby Conroe. One option is Leisure Lane RV Resort. They offer an on-site swimming pool, exercise room, laundromat, and dog park. Stow A Way Marina & RV Park may be perfect for you if you enjoy water activities as they have a private marina. Another good option is Country Place RV Park. This campground features a pool and recreation hall. Woodland Lakes RV Park features a fishing pond. All of these campgrounds are easily reached off Interstate 45 and have full hookups. If you are looking for more secluded camping, consider options within Sam Houston National Forest.
You can find RV dump stations all across Texas. In the Huntsville area, consider those at Huntsville State Park and Lake Livingston State Park. You can also find RV dump stations at many area campgrounds, including Country Place RV Park at Cut' N Shoot, Beacon Bay Marina & RV Park at Livingston, Home on the Range RV at Madisonville, and Lake Conroe / Houston North KOA at Montgomery. You may also find them at larger truck stops, like Pilot Travel Center, Bar T Travel Center and Truck Stop, and Hitchin' Post Truck Terminal.
You can find RV storage facilities across Texas. In the Huntsville area, you may want to talk to Public Storage in Montgomery about their 30-foot-long enclosed storage units. You may also want to consider Montgomery Self Storage in Conroe for shorter RVs and travel trailers. Lochness Valet Launch & Storage has a variety of options available in Willis.
Motorhomes are divided into Class A, B, and C vehicles. On average expect to pay $185 per night for Class A, $149 per night for Class B and $179 per night for Class C. Towable RVs include 5th Wheel, Travel Trailers, Popups, and Toy Hauler. On average, in Huntsville, TX, the 5th Wheel trailer starts at $70 per night. Pricing for the Travel Trailer begins at $60 per night, and the Popup Trailer starts at $65 per night.Do you need to be a certain age to rent an RV in Huntsville?
Yes. The minimum age is 25 to be eligible to get an RV Rental in Huntsville from RVshare.Does RVshare have emergency roadside assistance?
Yes. Every RV rental booked through RVshare receives 24/7 emergency roadside assistance.Does RVshare offer one way RV rentals in Huntsville?
Yes. Prior to renting any RV, check with the owner since not all will offer this particular option.