The Texan RV Park & Campus
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 October, 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 for RV inspector training. 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.
Texan RV Park Rates
RV Sites ~ Cabins ~ Tiny Home Cottages
We offer on-site WiFi, we cannot guarantee your site will have a Northern Star location for any additional devices (i.e. Starlink, WiFi Boosters etc.).
Our rates are as follows:
*Rates based on 2 Adults per site. Additional $5 per adult, per night charges apply.
*We do not have Monthly Rates, we are a campus for the NRVTA students.
In addition to full-hookup RV Sites, we offer Cabins and Tiny Home Cottages for NRVTA students and affiliates.
CABIN & TINY HOME Type
*There is NO SMOKING in the cabins.
*Studio cabins can check-out an induction cooktop, pots, and pans FREE of charge upon arrival.
*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.
*There is NO SMOKING in the tiny home cottages.
*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.
Welcome NRVTA Students to the
campus of the National RV Training Academy.
We look forward to helping you with your reservation!
Please call us at the number below or fill out the quick CONTACT US
and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
In order to assist the greatest number of Guests, we guarantee the site TYPE that you reserve, with your actual site number given upon check-in.
We thank you for your patience upon arrival, you will be greeted by a team member who will guide you through the check-in process.
- Check-in for RV sites (paid in full):
- starting at 1:00 pm (no early arrivals)
- Check-in for Cabins & Tiny Home Cottages:
- starting at 3:00 pm (call office about late arrivals)
- Check-out for RV Sites, Cabins, Tiny Home Cottages:
- no later than 11:00 am
Please inquire about early check-in and check-out times.
Monday – Saturday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (CT)
Sunday – 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm (CT)
9024 US Highway 175 West
Athens, Texas 75751
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!
Here at the Texan RV Park & Campus, we welcome your dogs! We have a large existing Bark Park that is 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.
For students staying in a RV site, we have a $1.00 per day fee, per dog to assist with the maintenance of the Bark Park and the 10 doggie stations conveniently located throughout the RV park & campus.
For students staying in a Cabin or Tiny Home, please click on RATES above for more information.
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
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What Is Workamping?
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.
General Manager of the Texan RV Park & Campus
So Many Things To Do In and Around Athens
You are welcome to visit Athens Texas website but here are some highlights.
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 from May to October, 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 Crappie. This 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
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