Situated on nearly 37 lush, green acres in beautiful East Texas, the Texan RV Park provides a beautiful campus for National RV Training Academy students and guests staying a night or more. 

Located 66 miles southeast of Dallas, the town of Athens, Texas, boasts numerous interesting sites and activities nearby. Click on IN & AROUND ATHENS above for more information. From zip lines to local wines, outdoor adventure, and local history, there is something for everyone to enjoy. If you visit in September, make sure to see the Hamburger Festival celebrating the invention of the hamburger by Uncle Fletch. (True story!)

Home to the National RV Training Academy, the Texan RV Park serves as a campus for students attending NRVTA classes. Completed in 2019, the Big Red School House houses 20,000 square feet of state-of-the-art classrooms and work bays for RV technician training. The newly remodeled Little Red School House is home to NRVTA RV inspector training classes. All NRVTA classes operate on a rotating schedule year-round. Click on EDUCATION above for more information.

Our quiet park contains 3 small lakes, with free catch & release for our Guests! The resident flock of ducks shares the pond with seasonal visitors such as Canadian Geese, Snowy Egrets, Blue Herons, and Golden Eagles. Neighboring woodlands are home to East Texas native flora and fauna. Take a quiet stroll around our walking paths and soak up the peaceful setting.


RV Sites  ~  Cabins  ~  Tiny Home Cottages

With a variety of options to fit your needs, the Texan RV Park & Campus has full-hookup RV Sites equipped with water, sewer, and 20/30/50amp services for all locations.  Our Cabins and Tiny Homes Cottages come fully furnished with basic kitchenware, appliances, linens, and bedding.  

We've expanded our RV site options here at the Texan RV with Premier pull-thru sites that boast twelve 65-70' concrete slabs for our guests that want the comfort of a clean, exquisitely leveled site.  We've also brought another four Tiny Home Cottages online simultaneously.  These feature modern furnishes, decks overlooking Academy Lake, and water views to spend your favorite time of day enjoying nature at its finest.
We have transitioned to providing FREE high speed WiFi to all our guests. 
Our rates are as follows:

RV Site Type

  • Back-in BASIC
    • $42.00 night
    • $252.00 week
    • Gravel back-in sites, gravel yards, concrete patios, full-hookups
  • Back-in STANDARD
    • $47.00 night
    • $282.00 week
    • Gravel back-in sites, grass yards, concrete patios, full-hookups
  • Back-in PREMIUM
    • $52.00 night
    • $312.00 week
    • Gravel back-in sites, grass yards, concrete patios, mature trees, full-hookups
  • Pull-thru STANDARD
    • $57.00 night
    • $342.00 week
    • Gravel long & extra-long pull-thru sites, large grass yards, concrete patios, full-hookups
  • Pull-thru PREMIUM
    • $67.00 night
    • $402.00 week
    • Concrete long pull-thru sites, large grass yards, concrete patios, chairs w/ fire pit, full-hookups

       NOTE:  Rates based on 2 Adults per site.  Additional $5 per adult, per night charges apply.
                    ***We do not have Monthly Rates***

In addition to full-hookup RV Sites, we offer Cabin and Tiny Home Cottages for those wanting a relaxing getaway, or for an NRVTA student without an RV.  Maximum 14-night stay (students, contact Texan RV office for additional stay options)


  • Cabin STUDIO
    • $95.00 night + tax
    • $570.00 week + tax
    • Queen bed w/ bedding, private bath + linens, kitchenette includes place setting for 2, mini-fridge, microwave, k-cup coffee maker, living room seating, TV, dining table, and a private porch.  Sleeps 1-2
  • Cabin SINGLE BED
    • $135.00 night + tax
    • $810.00 week + tax
    • King bed w/ bedding in separate bedroom, private bath + linens, full-sized kitchen includes place setting for 6, full-sized refrigerator-freezer, electric range oven, microwave, k-cup coffee maker, two sleeper sofas, TV, dining table, and a private porch.  Sleeps 1-4

**Studio Cabins can check-out an induction cooktop, pots, and pans FREE of charge upon arrival. 
       NOTES:  Rates based on 2 Guests per Cabin.  Additional $5 per guest, per night charges apply.
                       Only one Studio Cabin is pet friendly.  $10 daily Pet Fee per pet, and non-refundable $100 Pet Cleaning Fee applies.

  • Tiny Home SINGLE BED
    • $145.00 night + tax 
    • $870.00 week + tax
    • Queen bed w/ bedding in separate bedroom, private bath + linens (one with addl half bath), full-sized kitchen includes place setting for 4, full-sized refrigerator-freezer, electric range with oven, microwave/ toaster oven, k-cup coffee maker, living room sectional makes into Queen sleeper sofa (bedding included), TV, dining area, and a private porch with swivel chairs and side table.  Sleeps 1-4  
    • $150.00 night + tax
    • $900.00 week + tax
    • Queen bed w/ bedding in private bedroom floor level, loft & bunk bed options, private bath + linens, full-sized kitchen includes place setting for 4-6, full-sized refrigerator-freezer, electric range with oven, microwave, k-cup coffee maker, living room seating, TV, dining area, and a private porch with chairs and side table.  Sleeps 1-6.

      NOTES:  Rates based on 2 Guests per Tiny Home.  Additional $5 per guest (age 5 & older), per night charges apply.

                   Only one Tiny Home Single Bed is pet friendly.  $15 daily Pet Fee per pet, and a non-refundable $150 Pet Cleaning Fee applies.

Reservations are easy - call (903) 677-3326

Monday through Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm, Central Time

Questions?  Fill out the quick CONTACT US and we'll get to you as soon as we can.

Safe travels!

(Rates are subject to change)

Welcome NRVTA STUDENTS to the

campus of the National RV Training Academy. 

Due to full enrollment at the Training Academy, reservations are best made by calling

Texan RV Park office (903) 677-3326

Our reservations days have changed:

Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Central Time

In order to assist the greatest number of Guests, we use RESERVATION OPTIMIZATION SOFTWARE where we guarantee the site TYPE that you reserve, with your actual site number given upon check-in.  We thank you for your patience and understanding as we accomodate as many Guests as possible.

  • Check-in ~ RV sites PAID IN FULL:
    • starting at 1:00 pm  (no early arrivals)
  • Check-in ~ RV sites BALANCE DUE:
    • starting at 3:00 pm (no early arrivals)
  • Check-in ~ Cabin & Tiny Home Cottages: 
    • 3:00 - 6:00 pm (call office about late arrivals)
  • Check-out
    • 11:00 am -RV sites
    • 11:00 am -Cabin & Tiny Home Cottages

Early check-out and check-in times are not available.  Please plan your stay accordingly.


According to Workamper News "Workampers are adventuresome individuals and couples who have chosen a wonderful lifestyle that combines any kind of part-time or full-time work with RV camping."

The Texan RV Park & Campus understands we have a special community that includes workampers, employees, outside contractors, and guests.  "A place that feels like home" best describes the atmosphere we're striving to create.  There is pride in a project completed, freshly mown lawns, a clean Cabin neatly prepared, crisis averted, solutions found, and a warm welcoming smile to a weary traveler.  Workampers bring with them experience, skills, and a desire to give back to other RVers while planting their feet for 4 to 6 months, or more. 

Always looking for additional team for our growing campus, we are accepting applications for Workampers.  We offer positions in Guest Services, Groundskeeping, Maintenance, and Office.  To find out if what we have to offer is right for you, send your resume or an email outlining your skills and experience, to [email protected]

If you would like to learn more about workamping in general, go to Workamper News. There you will find resources and information to inspire and equip you for workamping. 

We'll see y'all down the road.

John & Jennifer Brown
Directors of the Texan RV Park & Campus

BIG NEWS for Dog Owners!

Here at the Texan RV Park & Campus, we know many dog owners are attracted to our Park.  Whether it be an NRVTA student bringing Fido and Fluffy along for the adventure, a Canton First Monday traveler whose dog goes with them everywhere, or a guest looking to enjoy our walking paths and Bark Park while passing through to their final destination.  We currently have a large existing Bark Park that's conveniently sectioned in two halves.  Dog owners can enjoy the entire space tossing the ball and running around, or share with others by closing the gate to have a space for everyone.  Great as it is, we believe we can do better!

For dog owners only, we have added a $1 a day, per Dog Fee to expand our facilities and upgrade our existing ones.  This fee smartly targets those who'll benefit most. 

What are the upgrades, you ask?  Well, they've already begun!  We have 10 new Doggie Doo stations conveniently located throughout the RV Park, along walking paths, and at the Bark Park.  These have dog doo bags and are illuminated by solar-charged lights that are dimly lit for a pleasant early morning or evening walks.  When you approach a station, it brightens up so you can dispose of "da doo" easily.

Anything else?  YOU BET!  We have 2 new Bark Parks coming soon!!  This allows more room for owners to play fetch, Fido to run freely off-leash, kids to play with Fluffy just like they do in the backyard, and allows Dog Owners to choose which Bark Park fits their dog best. These will include a water station and covered seating to chat with other dog owners while your pup runs and explores.  There's even talk of a Dog Wash Station.... but shhhhh!  we'll let it be a surprise!!

THANK YOU, Dog Owners, for being a GREAT part of our Texan RV community!!  

Welcome to Studio Cabin #1!  Click for 360* view

Welcome to Studio Cabin #2!  Click for 360* view

Welcome to Studio Cabin #3!  Click for 360* view

Welcome to Studio Cabin 4!  Click for 360* view

Welcome to Studio Cabin 5!  Click for 360* view

Welcome to Cottage Cabin 6!  Click for 360* view

Welcome to Tiny Home Cottage 1!  Click for 360* view

Welcome to Tiny Home Cottage 2!  Click for 360* view

Welcome to Tiny Home Cottage 3!  Click for 360* view

Welcome to Tiny Home Cottage 4!  Click for 360* view

Welcome to Tiny Home Cottage 5!  Click for 360* view


We're just a short 8.5 miles from Purtis Creek State Park where visitors can take advantage of canoeing and kayaking (rentals available at the State Park), walking and hiking trails, a fishing dock, and a swimming area with a sandy beach. Admission is just $5 per car or use your Texas State Parks annual pass.

Every Saturday the Athens Farmer's Market hosts local growers, their wonderful produce, and products. Located just off the courthouse square, the farmer's market is also near several interesting stores and restaurants. Make a day of exploring the area. 

Tara Vineyard & Winery is located just a few miles from the Texan RV Park. Nestled in among the vineyard is the TARA INN housed in the Murchison House. Built in the 1880′s and relocated from downtown Athens, this historic house is a charming backdrop for wine tastings, dining, and other events. Other fantastic local wineries include 3 P's in a Vine and Castle Oaks Winery. Enjoy sampling great wines in beautiful East Texas surroundings!

If you're looking for a great bottle of wine and all the fixins', stop by Come and Take It - Beer, Wine & Market in downtown Athens. Owned and operated by a husband-wife duo, they boast over 400 wines, craft beer, and gourmet grocery items. Beer is your thing? The chef at Athens Brewing Company makes amazing food and the local brews are wonderful!

The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center is only 13 miles from the Texan RV Park and offers a visitor's center and daily tours of the state-of-the-art fish hatchery. The 0.8 miles (one way) wetland trail is an easy walk for all ages and is wheelchair accessible. Add in a stop to Lake Zebco at the fishery. Everyone can fish on the 1.2-acre pond which is stocked year-round. Rods, reels, and bait are provided at no charge, and staff and volunteers are on hand in the Brookshire’s Anglers Pavilion to answer questions and render assistance as needed. 

Canton First Monday Trade Days dates back to the 1850s when the circuit judge would stop in Canton on the first Monday of every month. Now known as 'The World's Largest Flea Market', the Trade Days draw visitors from all over the US. With over 5000 vendors, this is the place to find all kinds of treasures. Trade Days are no longer held on Monday. The Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday BEFORE the first Monday are now the Trade Days. Remember to check their website to verify dates.

The East Texas Arboretum and Botanical Society is another must-see when you're in Athens. Comprised of 100 hundred acres of wooded beauty, trees, flowers, and wildlife, the forest appears to come alive as you meander along two miles of woodland trails.  Make your way along winding, spring-fed streams connected by a 115-foot suspension bridge. Experience life in early Henderson County at the historic Wofford House Museum. Built in 1850, it stands as a reminder of early pioneer days complete with period furnishings, memorabilia, and a seasonal garden. 

For the adventuresome, Athens Scuba Park is your destination! It's an all-inclusive dive facility that provides sales, service, classes, and travel.  With over 35 sunken wrecks and 11 diving docks around the warm, spring-fed lake, you're sure to enjoy your visit.

Casual dining and exceptional craft beers are to be had at the Cedar Creek Brewery. Located in Seven Points, Texas, Cedar Creek Brewery boasts national award-winning beers. Fill your growler, or pick up a six-pack to take with you or enjoy a seasonal brew and a televised sporting event at the brewery. 

Experience the thrill of a lifetime at New York Texas Zipline Adventures. You can take a 6 Zipline Tour, or try the 9 Zipline Challenge Tour with a 1500 ft. line and 2 cable sky bridges leading to a 40ft. zip tower. Your zipline adventure will take you from treetop to treetop with 30-mile views from each platform and high above the rocky hillside of one of the highest elevations in East Texas. Located in the New York community just 15-20 minutes east of Athens where the East Texas Hill Country begins. Along with your Zipline Tour, enjoy the wildlife and learn about the local ecology or just relax in a beautiful, peaceful, private setting. 

A few miles up the road is Cedar Creek Reservoir. With over 35,500 acres of surface area and 320 miles of shoreline, this huge lake offers all kinds of water sports and plentiful fishing. Largemouth bass, white bass, hybrid striped bass, blue catfish, channel catfish, yellow catfish, and crappie are the predominant fish found in the reservoir. There are 2 public boat ramps and several private marinas that offer access to the lake. In addition, rental boats and jet skis are available from several outfitters around the lake. Make your trip to the lake memorable by booking a fishing trip with Big CrappieThis family-owned, fishing outfitter will supply everything you need to have an outstanding outing. For everyone from beginner to expert, Big Crappie tailors their fishing excursion to your taste. 


Texan RV Park & Campus     -     9024 US Hwy 175 West     -     Athens TX 75751

Arriving before assigned check-in time?  Here's some easy suggestions:

  • Stop in one of our local grocery stores to stock up food and supplies
  • Utilize the Texas Picnic Area just south of our entrance
  • Slow down, enjoy the sights, and arrive safely

Office Hours:

Monday – Saturday 9 am to 6 pm
Sunday – 12 noon to 6 pm

Phone: (903) 677-3326

Email: [email protected]

9024 US Highway 175 West

Athens, Texas 75751

We'd love to hear from you!

If you have a question or a comment, we would love to hear it. Please fill out the form below and a member of our outstanding staff will respond as quickly as possible!


The NRVTA offers training for all types of students.

The Texan RV Park is proudly home to the National RV Training Academy. Whether you are an RV dealership employing service technicians, an RV professional running your own Mobile RV Tech business, or if you are simply an RV owner that wants to save money by repairing your own RV, the NRVTA has the training you need to build your RV maintenance and repair confidence!

FOR RV OWNERS there’s nothing worse than going through all the work to clean, pack, and prep your RV for a trip just to have it break down on the side of the road, ruining your vacation. Well…nothing worse, except for those expensive bills when you finally get your RV back from the repair shop! Your plans and vacation can be ruined in the blink of an eye.

The NRVTA Basic RV Maintenance course provides owners with the knowledge to identify and correct up to 80% of the most common issues found in RVs today.

THE RV TECHNICIAN Apprenticeship Program is designed for the RV professional that needs to fast track their RV education. Designed for those who want to gain the skill and knowledge to become an RV Dealer Technician or Mobile RV Technician opt for this program, this structured program is a curriculum of Hands-On Labs and Classroom Training broken into 5 separate blocks. These 1-week blocks of instruction can be taken individually, as a cluster of 5 weeks, and in any order after completing week One. Most students continue to work toward Registered Technician and then Certified Technician and, ultimately, Master Technician Certifications.

Students at the NRVTA enjoy the convenience of living in their RVs at the Texan while attending classes at NRVTA, or staying in one of our Studio Cabins. Standard rates apply for RV sites. Click on RATES above for more information.

For more information on RV Tech classes, please visit the NRVTA website, or call 903-386-0444.