You can find so many wonderful things to do in Lufkin and the surrounding area that you will want to visit this city often. Thankfully, you can rent RVs at very reasonable costs in this East Texas city. Consider snagging a travel trailer for $69 per night or a Class C motorhome starting at about $150 per night. Toy haulers, pop-up campers, and larger motorhomes are available, so you can easily find a five-star option that meets your needs.
Waco is a fun city to visit for a day. You will love shopping at Magnolia Market at the Silos which is operated by Chip and Joanna Gaines, and Waco Craft Village. You will also love seeing the Waco Mammoth National Monument and the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum.
Dallas is a great city for art lovers to spend a weekend. You will not want to miss exploring the Dallas Museum of Art. In the spring, you will want to take photos at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. There's also plenty of professional sports teams in Dallas, including the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Mavericks.
Houston is a fantastic city to visit if you love museums. You will also want to take a day or two to see the Houston Zoo and Space Center Houston.
Lufkin, originally called Denman Springs, was little more than a clearing when the railroad was being laid out. Surveyors were charged with finding a way to run the line through nearby Homer. While visiting that community, the surveyors got drunk and were locked up. That infuriated the head surveyor, and he insisted that the railroad not go through Homer, so it was routed through Lufkin. The railroad reached Lufkin in 1882, and the town started growing rapidly. The county seat remained in Homer until a mysterious fire destroyed the building in 1891, and county commissioners voted to hold a new election the next day to move the courthouse to Lufkin. The town was probably named after Captain Abraham P. Lufkin, a seaman, cotton merchant, Galveston city councilman, and friend of Paul Bremond, president of the Houston East and West Texas Railway Company. Angelina County is the only county in Texas named for a woman. She was a Hasinai Indian woman who assisted early Spanish missionaries. You can learn more by visiting The History Center.
Lufkin's early history revolved around the area's logging industry. Three families were responsible for much of the growth. German immigrant Joseph H. Kurth Sr. was the first to see the potential, and he was soon joined by S.W. Henderson Sr. and Sam Wiener. The men soon became partners, forming the Angelina County Lumber Company. You can learn more about the logging history and innovations from this company by visiting the Texas Forestry Museum. There are many recreational opportunities in the nearby Angelina National Forest.
Sam Rayburn Lake was formed in 1956 and named after Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Sam Rayburn. You will want to visit many outdoor attractions near Sam Rayburn Reservoir. The reservoir covers more than 114,500 acres and has a maximum depth of 80 feet. It is the largest reservoir to lie totally within the state's boundaries.
Nacogdoches – You will love shopping in this city's historic downtown district, and there are many beautiful parks and outdoor spaces to explore.
Crockett – You will love seeing the historic homes in this community where the first Spanish mission in Texas was located.
Center – Take in a festival, go fishing, and learn about daylilies in this community.
Go about 280 miles north of Lufkin, and you will arrive at Hot Springs National Park. This is the only national park that has a distillery. You will want to stroll down Bathhouse Row and visit the different attractions. Enjoy a spa treatment in one of two separate locations on the row and the art gallery. Then, head to City Hall, where you can fill your water containers with water that has a high mineral content that many people used to believe was healing. Finally, head to the mountains for a beautiful picnic while enjoying views of the city below.
Mission Tejas State Park is a great place to go for a hike along the Nabedache Loop. As you hike along, you will see remnants of El Camino Real, which was one of the first Spanish missions built in the state. Go fishing in San Pedro Creek.
Lake Livingston State Park is a terrific place to go fishing for white bass. You may also catch catfish, crappie, and perch in this lake, which is one of the largest in the Lone Star State.
North Toledo Bend State Park is right across the state border and sits along Toledo Bend Reservoir. This lake is one of the largest artificial reservoirs in the United States. The park is also a fantastic place for a bike ride.
Stop and see the Spirit of the American Doughboy statue on the Angelina County Courthouse lawn. The figure is by E.M. Viquesney and was installed in 1922. The monument was restored in 2002. It depicts an American soldier during World War I. He is carrying a rifle, bayonet, and rifle sling. The base of the statue lists 35 names of local men who died during the war. Next to the base are three tall tablets with the names of soldiers who died during World War II and the Korean and Vietnam conflicts.
Triple Creek RV Music Park near Woodville is a fantastic place to camp when exploring the Big Thicket National Preserve. Live music events occur on Saturday nights at this campground. You may also want to consider Fairway RV Park next to the 18-hole Woodland Hills Golf Course in Nacogdoches. Another fabulous choice is Lufkin KOA Journey, which features a swimming pool and fishing pond. These campgrounds feature full hookups, but consider the nearby national forests if you want more primitive camping conditions.
There are many choices in RV dump stations near Lufkin. You can find them at most major truck stops, including Love's Travel Plaza, Lufkin Travel Plaza, and Pilot Travel Center. Many campgrounds have RV dump stations, including Lufkin KOA Journey, which has one that you can pay to use if you are camping elsewhere. Sam Houston and Davy Crockett National Forests both have dump stations. There are many other locations across Texas.
There are several RV storage facilities in and near Lufkin. Trailwood Storage, LLC, offers outside parking spaces that are 12 feet by 35 feet. AAA Self Storage - Highway 94 provides spaces that are 12 feet wide and 40 feet long. Trailwood Storage North offers spaces up to 35 feet long. CubeSmart Self Storage in Nacogdoches offers outdoor parking spaces up to 29 feet long.
Motorhomes are divided into Class A, B, and C vehicles. On average expect to pay $185 per night for Class A, $149 per night for Class B and $179 per night for Class C. Towable RVs include 5th Wheel, Travel Trailers, Popups, and Toy Hauler. On average, in Lufkin, TX, the 5th Wheel trailer starts at $70 per night. Pricing for the Travel Trailer begins at $60 per night, and the Popup Trailer starts at $65 per night.Do you need to be a certain age to rent an RV in Lufkin?
Yes. The minimum age is 25 to be eligible to get an RV Rental in Lufkin from RVshare.Does RVshare have emergency roadside assistance?
Yes. Every RV rental booked through RVshare receives 24/7 emergency roadside assistance.Does RVshare offer one way RV rentals in Lufkin?
Yes. Prior to renting any RV, check with the owner since not all will offer this particular option.