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All the best amenities for your stay
Ready for relaxation, adventure, and fun? Here at San Marcos River Resort, our amenities create unforgettable memories that will keep you coming back for more!
The Best Glamping & Luxury Cabins Near San Marcos, TX
Discover the best glamping rentals and luxury cabins in San Marcos, TX — your gateway to comfort, style, and adventure!
Tips & Tricks For Successful Group Camping
Group camping is an awesome way to connect and make memories! Here are some tips and tricks to make that experience unforgettable.
The Essential Packing Checklist For Cabin Campers
Cabin camping is an excellent way to blend the comforts of home with the excitement of camping. Check out our checklist to find what to pack for cabin camping at our camping resort!
What To Do During A Rainy Day at San Marcos River Resort
Don’t let the rain dampen your spirits! Instead, choose some of these fun activities to keep you busy during a rainy day at San Marcos River Resort on the San Marcos River.
Everything You Should know About Family Camping In Texas
With spacious RV and tent sites, luxury cabin rentals, and on-site attractions — see why San Marcos River Resort on the San Marcos River is the best family campground in Texas!
First Time Campers - 7 Things You Need to Know
Whether it’s your first time camping at San Marcos River Resort on the San Marcos River or your first time camping in general, there are many things you should know to help you prepare for your upcoming camping trip.
Destinations For Texas Snowbirds
Winter in Texas doesn’t have to be cold and dreary. From the tranquility of coastal towns to the dynamic landscapes of national parks and the beauty of the Hill Country, there are plenty of destinations to explore.
Full-Time RV Expenses- What To Expect
Living your life on the open road can be very rewarding. However, understanding and managing your full-time RV expenses can make this lifestyle sustainable in the long run.
The Best RV Maintenance Tips
Are you ready to hit the road with confidence, knowing that your beloved home on wheels is in tip-top shape? Maintaining your RV is essential for a safe and enjoyable travel experience. We’ll dive into some of the best RV maintenance tips to keep your rig running smoothly. Buckle up, and let’s get started!
Facts About How RV Living Has Changed
If you’re looking for the latest scoop on RVing, you’ve come to the right place! Here are some of the most recent stats, trends, and facts about the RV lifestyle.
Onsite Events
Experience the magic of San Marcos River Resort on the San Marcos River. From the spooky delights of our Halloween Festival to the festive cheer of our Christmas celebration and the fiery competition of our Chili Cook-off, every event is a unique adventure. Our comfortable accommodations and riverside activities provide the perfect backdrop for unforgettable memories.
Conversation Starters For Your Next Camping Trip
Whether you are a seasoned camper or more of a newbie, sometimes you need a gentle nudge to really get a good conversation going with your camping buddies. So stoke that fire, gather ‘round, and start with these fun questions to get things going. You never know where the conversation will go!
Ways to Make RV Travel Fun For Teens
Teenagers bring an entirely unique perspective and set of skills to any RV trip, which makes the adventure that much more exciting for all involved. Use these ways to help them get the most of RV traveling.
Fishing Do's and Don'ts and Guides
Fishing can be a rewarding hobby without breaking the bank, provided certain considerations are kept in mind from the beginning. Here are a few points to consider before jumping in and beginning this exciting sport!
Family-Friendly Activities Near San Marcos River Resort
Looking for places to take the kids for a day away from the campground? From adrenaline-pumping zipline tours to educational and entertaining museum activities, there are a wide variety of opportunities for family bonding near Fentress, Texas.
2023 Summer Specials
Whatever your reason to escape the city, we have something special just for you. Situated in small town Fentress, TX, along the San Marcos River, we invite you to explore our specials and packages and find the perfect fit for your next vacation near Austin.
5 Reason To Escape The City and Stay At San Marcos River Resort
Looking for an escape from Houston or San Antonio for a Texas vacation? San Marcos River Resort in Fentress provides a peaceful retreat on the San Marcos River, perfect for river tubing, picnicking, fishing, quality family time, and onsite activities.
Things To Do On The Guadalupe River
At just 23 miles north, San Marcos River Resort is the perfect home base for your time on the Guadalupe River, whether it is adventure or relaxation you seek.
Vacation Destinations In Hill Country Texas
Whether you’re looking for a romantic RV getaway or just a fun day trip, Hill Country Texas has everything. Head to these picturesque towns south and west of Austin during this Spring time to see the blooms in their full glory.
The Benefits of Camping In The Spring In Texas
Spring camping in Texas offers a multitude of benefits for campers of all ages and interests. From the mild temperatures to the diverse scenery, camping in Texas during the spring provides an outdoor experience unlike any other. The mild temperatures are perfect for outdoor recreation, such as fishing, kayaking, and hiking.
15 Signs You’re Not Camping Enough
If you are fuzzy about exactly when you last packed up and headed out for a camping trip, read on. When it comes to camping, if you feel like you’re having FOMO, you should! Camping is one of the best ways to relax and fully enjoy the outdoors. More Americans now own RVs, and the RV rental industry has skyrocketed in recent years. This translates to hundreds of millions of campers every year. But whatever your preferred method of camping, these are some signs you need to get out visit a campground again.
7 Tips For RV Camping With Your Pooch
Taking your dog on camping trips can be one of the best things in life. But if you’ve never done it before, you might be wondering about how to keep your furry pal safe and comfortable on the road and in the campground.
Lockhart Is The BBQ Capital Of Texas
Whether you consider yourself a light fan of good barbeque or are an all-out BBQ aficionado, a road trip to Lockhart, Texas is an uncontested barbecue rite of passage. There are four necessary stops to make on this BBQ pilgrimage, which will give you a full day’s itinerary of BBQ goodness. Don’t bother to eat breakfast, because you’ll want to come hungry. Very hungry. Arrive with your appetite, a few good friends, and prepare for an amazing culinary BBQ journey.
The Science of Roasting The Perfect Marshmallow
Yep, anyone can roast a marshmallow. Just start a fire, grab a ‘mallow, get yourself a stick, and slowly roast it. Or if you don’t have the patience, just stick it directly into the fire and let it burn baby, burn.
 
That’s how an amateur roasts a marshmallow.
6 Top Tips For Camping With Friends
If there was such a thing as a universal camping bible, one chapter would have to be camping with friends. Camping with your “chosen family” is different that solo camping or with your blood family. That said, you’ll want to leave the trip with the same great relationship with your besties and buddies that you had going in. After all, anytime you add another human to your vacation time, things get complicated. Namely planning and compromise!
8 Learned Lessons By Newbie Campers
Remember that very first night under the stars on your maiden camping trip? Perhaps the reason it was so memorable is that it didn’t go the smoothest. No matter how much you plan ahead of time or read up on what to do during a camping trip, something inevitably goes wrong. But doesn’t that just make you that much wiser for the next trip?
10 Tips and Tricks For Staying Cool in Your RV This Summer
During the heady days of summer, keeping cool in your RV can sometimes be a challenge, even with the AC on full blast. But don’t let high temps keep you from checking items off your RV summer road trip bucket list.
Why Staying In a Treehouse Is So Darn Awesome
Treehouses bring about visions of a fun childhood. But have you been in one as an adult? Lodging in a treehouse has been a trend for years and it’s only gaining in popularity when people discover just how cool it is to spend the night above ground in nature.
Do's & Don’ts When Exploring Our Natural Parks
In June of 2021, over 31 million people visited one of the many national parks in America just in that month alone. That’s a lot, don’t ya think? You may have heard over the past couple of years that park attendance has been increasing, and that trend shows no signs of stopping this year and into the future.
Mistakes RV Owner Make And How To Avoid Them
The RV life is a wonderful one, where many adventures await. You can explore new landscapes, new states, enjoy magnificent views and the freedom of life on the road. If you are new to RVing, you will want to learn all you can, especially from others who have been around the block, the tips and tricks to have a successful experience.
Clothes To Pack For Full-Time RV Living
This blog is for both guys and gals. Whether you are new to the RV lifestyle or are a seasoned pro, it can still be tough to figure out clothing essentials to take with you, because news flash! You have limited space.
So, if you want to know how to make living in a camper easier, you must choose wisely.
Upcoming Events Near San Marcos River Resort
The days are getting longer and the mercury is inching ever upward here in Texas Hill Country. Time to think about getting out and discovering all this area has to offer. From live music to unique shopping, to nature, to beer runs and more, there’s a little somthin’ for everyone near San Marcos RiverResort.
 
So if you’re looking for things to do near Fentress, here are the best upcoming events in New Braunfels and San Marcos.
7 Reasons to Consider Full-time RV Living
Living in an RV affords one the freedom of travel while still enjoying the comforts of home.
But the bottom line is that making the choice to live full-time in your RV should not come lightly. It is a definitely lifestyle choice. Whether you are thinking about making the transition or have already done so and need a little reassuring, these reasons might inspire you.
Best Places to Fish Near Fentress, Tx
Here in Texas, fishing is not just for the spring and summer. Our mild temperatures mean any time of year is good for landing your next great catch. Whether you are a novice angler or a seasoned pro, we’ve rounded up the best spots to fish all around the Fentress area.
RV Storage Tips - Organizing Your Space
Whether you’re living the full-time RV lifestyle or are more of a weekend warrior, organizing your small RV space makes living easier. By keeping everything in order you will help take a ton of stress out of your daily life and have a more enjoyable RV living experience.
Fall 2021 Events Near San Marcos River Resort
Fields peppered with bright orange pumpkins, sweet crispy apples, the aroma of cinnamon wafting in the air…it’s that time of year again. We love to celebrate fall all over Texas and San Marcos River Resort’s surrounding communities are no different. So bust out your finest flannel and see what the area’s got cooking for the start of the holiday season.
6 Amazing Trails For Fall Hiking Near San Marcos River Resort
The best way to experience the sheer volume of natural beauty in this area of Texas is by way of foot power! Hiking provides the slower pace (not to mention, exercise) that a road trip doesn’t quite satisfy. It’s also a great activity for the entire family. We’ve gathered ‘round the best Lone Star hiking trails in the area.
4 Reasons Why Snowbirds Love Texas
Each year when the weather starts to cool, there is a migration wave of RVers from colder regions up north to warmer climates. Affectionately called Snowbirds, these RVers are often retirees, but now with remote working becoming commonplace, anyone can live the RV lifestyle and head for warmer environs when their main home gets too chilly.
10 Mind-Blowing Alternatives To Traditional S'Mores the Whole Family Will Love
What’s camping without a campfire, and what’s a campfire without s’mores? While nothing beats that just-right combination of graham crackers, chocolate, and roasted marshmallow, sometimes it’s just plain fun to mix things up and try something new, like these mind-blowing alternatives to traditional campfire s’mores.
Shake Things Up On the Court With These Fun Basketball Game Alternatives
The next time your friends and family camp at San Marcos River Resort, meet up on our basketball court and shake things up a bit with these basketball game alternatives. We have sports equipment for rent onsite, so all you’ll need to bring is your game face!
 
Beer Pancakes : Try Out This RV Camping Recipe
When it comes to a good RV camping recipe, you want something easy to pack, quick to cook, and not too hard to clean up. Pancakes are perfect camping food. They generally only require one bowl and a pan to cook (less if you use the camp cooking hack mentioned later). Instead of milk, this beer pancake recipe requires a cold one.
Featured Blogs
Everything You Should know About Family Camping In Texas
With spacious RV and tent sites, luxury cabin rentals, and on-site attractions — see why San Marcos River Resort on the San Marcos River is the best family campground in Texas!
The Essential Packing Checklist For Cabin Campers
Cabin camping is an excellent way to blend the comforts of home with the excitement of camping. Check out our checklist to find what to pack for cabin camping at our camping resort!
Tips & Tricks For Successful Group Camping
Group camping is an awesome way to connect and make memories! Here are some tips and tricks to make that experience unforgettable.
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