Texas Parks Prepare for Spring Break Campers
The Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO) is anticipating an influx of campers to the state during the upcoming spring break, according to a press release.
“Some of our parks are already filling up for spring break,” said Brian Schaeffer, executive director and CEO for TACO.
In the Dallas/Fort Worth area, The Vineyards Campground & Cabins on Grapevine Lake is gearing up for big crowds. “We are ramping up our golf carts inventory to handle the crowds,” said campground manager Joe Moore. “We also have an endless supply of firewood and s’mores ingredients and we’ve made our list of ice creams to have on board. We even have a new t-shirt design to roll out.”
Moore said The Vineyards will have planned activities throughout spring break period. “March is when the fish really start biting out on the lake,” he said, adding that the park has kayak, paddle boat and bicycle rentals.
Further south, Hill Country RV Resort in New Braunfels is planning several activities in the spring break period, including nightly Disney movies, marshmallow roasts, donut socials, kids crafts and Karaoke events, according to park manager Bryan Kastleman. The park’s amenities include an indoor heated pool and a jumping pillow, said .
Some parks anticipate a busy March because spring break schedules vary by school district.
“Our spring break will be most busy from March 7 to 17,” said Larry Jones, who owns the Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in Canyon Lake which has both RV sites and rental accommodations. But the park also expects to be busy from March 18 to 24 because some schools in Texas and Oklahoma have their spring break at that time.
While campgrounds, RV parks and resorts expect to be full for spring break, several parks still had some sites and rental accommodations available as of last week.