COVID-19 Notice: The Texan RV Park is following all applicable government safety guidelines during the pandemic. 

Situated on 37 lush, green acres in beautiful East Texas, the Texan RV Park provides a beautiful campus for National RV Training Academy students. 

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, don't miss the Hamburger Festival celebrating the invention of the hamburger by Uncle Fletch. (True story!)

Home to the National RV Training Academy and The Texan RV Park serves as a campus for students attending NRVTA classes. Completed in 2019, The Big Red School House houses 15,000 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 -- fishing is ok! Our 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 the ponds and soak up our peaceful setting.

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The Texan RV Park provides full hook-ups at all RV sites and FREE wifi.

Each site is equipped with city water service, sewer access, and 30amp, 50amp, and 20amp (120v) service. 
We provide FREE fiber optic wi-fi throughout the park for web browsing and checking email.  Dedicated high-speed internet access points for video streaming are available at an additional charge. Click the "Internet" link at the top of the page for more info. 

RV Site Rates: 

Back-in Sites      --   $42 nightly    $252 weekly

Pull-thru Sites   --   $47 nightly     $282 weekly 

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In addition to FHU RV sites, we offer several cabins and tiny house cottages for your stay. Explore our "Reservations" map (click above) for pictures and more information about our lakeside cabins and tiny cottage rentals. 

Cabin & RV  Rates: 

Studio Cabins    --   $90 nightly    $540 weekly (+tax) 

1 BR Cabins       --   $130 nightly    $780 weekly (+tax) 

Tiny Cottages     --  $170 nightly    $1020 weekly (+tax)

Welcome NRVTA STUDENTS to the

campus of the National RV Training Academy. 

Due to full enrollment at the Training Academy, online reservations have been suspended so that we may accomodate all students.

Please call the RV park office

during regular business hours

to make your reservation. 

In order to accomodate the greatest number of students we use RESERVATION OPTIMIZATION SOFTWARE. This means that you are guaranteed the site TYPE that you reserve, but your actual site number may change. We appreciate your understanding and hope that you will enjoy your stay at the Texan RV Park & Campus.

                               Check-in Times           Check-out Times                               Early arrival or Late check-out may not be available, due to high occupancy.

Cottages:                      3:00pm                          11:00am                                             Please plan your stay accordingly. 

Cabins:                          3:00pm                          11:00am                                             

RV sites:                       1:00pm                          11:00am






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 & 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. Sample great wines in beautiful East Texas surroundings. 

If you're looking for a great bottle of wine and all the fixins' for a quiet evening enjoying the Texan RV Park's soothing atmosphere, stop by Come and Take It Beer Wine & Market in downtown Athens. Or head over to our local Athens Brewing Company where the chef 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 mile (one way) wetland trail is an easy walk for all ages and is wheelchair accessible. Don't neglect a stop at 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. Check their website to verify dates.

The East Texas Arboretum and Botanical Society is not to be missed when you're in Athens. Comprised of one 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. At over 35,500 acres 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 there. 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. 


The Texan RV Park offers High-Speed WiFi service to allow our valued guests to stay connected via Tengo Internet.

We have designed the following plans to allow users with basic needs to access the service at no charge while users who wish to stream video can do so with no data cap at a reasonable daily, weekly, or monthly fee. Internet access coupons are available for purchase in the RV Park office. 

Internet WHITE Service 750 Kbps web browsing, email up to 1 month* FREE
Internet RED Service 10 Mbps streaming video 1 day -- 1 device $7.95
Internet GREEN Service 10 Mbps streaming video 1 day -- 4 devices $9.95
Internet ORANGE Svce. 10 Mbps streaming video 1 week -- 1 device $29.95
Internet PURPLE Service 10 Mbps streaming video 1 week -- 4 devices $39.95
Internet BLUE      Service 10 Mbps streaming video 1 month -- 1 device $69.95
Internet GOLD    Service 10 Mbps streaming video 1 month -- 4 devices $89.95

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

Office Hours:

Monday – Saturday 9 am to 6 pm
Sunday – 11 am 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 wonderful staff will respond as quickly as possible!


The NRVTA offers training for all types of students.

 The Texan RV Park is 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 1. 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. 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.