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How to Throw a Barbecue Party at Mill Creek Ranch Resort and RV Park Texas

RV Park Texas | Mill Creek Ranch ResortCooking with flame is one of the human race’s oldest traditions. No matter where we live, the impulse to gather with your loved ones around a fire for fun and socializing remains. When your home is on the road, a barbecue party is a fun alternative to in-house entertaining. When you can get a group together in an RV Park in Texas, the whole family can enjoy the party. Bring your family to stay at Mill Creek Ranch Resort in Canton for the get-together.

Mill Creek Ranch Resort offers cottages for non-RV party guests. Depending on the cottage, they can sleep anywhere from four to six people. Amenities include full kitchens, washer/dryers, covered patios and televisions. For fellow RV travelers, the resort offers site rentals. These sites have their own picnic areas, WiFi and cable, concrete level pads with 20.30.50 amp, city water sewage, and laundry facilities. All resort guest have access to a store with supplies and groceries.

Bringing your family to Mill Creek Ranch Resort offers the chance to take advantage of resort amenities, such as two pools,  a hot tub, bicycle rentals, walking and hiking trails, playgrounds, a dog park, and a disc golf course. Mill Creek also has an activities coordinator who plan weekend events for all ages.  The pavilion facility offers space for the larger events. It has a full kitchen with a grill and a smoker. If you plan to have a large gathering, consider allowing Mill Creek Ranch Resort and RV Park Texas to help you cater your barbecue meal .

There is also a cabana for smaller gatherings. Located near one of the pools, the cabana can be rented on its own or with the use of the pool. For families who need less space, the cabana is an ideal choice for a family barbecue. There is a fire pit big enough for you to serve everyone. Catering service is available here as well. Consider also renting play equipment, such as discs for disc golf and fishing poles, so that your family can enjoy themselves while their food is cooking.

Mill Creek Ranch Resort and RV Park Texas can offer you the perfect place to gather with your family for a big, Texas-style barbecue. Whether you want to have a large family gathering with all of your travelling relatives, or you want a small party where you can spend some time with your non-RV family, there is a place for you to enjoy it. Park your RV in one of Mill Creek Ranch Resort’s sites and enjoy the scenery beside a roaring flame. RV lifestyle is better at Mill Creek Ranch Resort.

RV Park Texas
Mill Creek Ranch Resort

Canton, Texas 75103
877-927-3439

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Another Great Texas RV Park Recipe!

What goes along with summer fun while vacationing with family at a Texas RV Park? Great food of course!  If you’ve done much camping at Texas RV parks maybe you’re already a pro at dutch oven cooking, or maybe you’ve always wanted to try your hand at it, but have been a bit too intimidated to get started.

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Roger L Beattie of the Backwoods Home Magazine describes dutch ovens: “squatting heavily in dank basements, drafty attics, and dusty, cluttered garages, these three-legged hulks from a bygone era wait impatiently to release their treasures.  Until then, they are pitted by time and tarnished by neglect.  For those who will uncover the mystery, their gaping caverns can once again be brimming with magic.

“From the birth of our nation, Dutch ovens have been an integral and versatile part of Americana.  Sadly today’s high-tech hustle-and-bustle lifestyle has all but forgotten the art of “leather-glove cuisine.”  The coal-black cast iron ovens appear outdated, unfriendly, and forbidding.  Interestingly however, with seven simple secrets revealed, the beginning camp cook and the consummate backyard chef can utilize these forgotten friends to produce a marvelous and unforgettable variety of succulent delicacies.”

Here is a helpful link for beginners and expert dutch oven cooks alike with Roger’s seven secrets of dutch oven cooking.

If the first thing that comes to mind when you think of dutch oven cooking is dump cake, think again!  Virtually anything you can cook in the oven, on the stove top, or in the microwave can be cooked in a dutch oven.  Dutch ovens are one of the most versatile pans you can own!  For those that are new to the art, here is a link to some handy tips from WikiHow on how to use a dutch oven.  

And for those of you who are ready for your next trip, take advantage of the RV specials  here at our beautiful RV resort, a top rated Good Sam Park for 2012 and who many call the best East Texas RV Park.  And while you’re doing your meal planning to decide what delicious food you’ll enjoy while you’re here, here’s a great dutch oven recipe for you to put on your menu list, Campfire Jambalaya, the grand-prize winning recipe from Scouting magazine’s national contest.  Complements of Kevin Young and Jim Brown, Scoutmaster and assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 44, in Heyburn, Idaho:

 

SEAFOOD JAMBALAYA

1 pound boneless chicken breast, cubed

1 pound mild Italian sausage, chunked

1 pound mixed seafood (shrimp, crab, crawfish)

1/3 cup oil

1 large onion, sliced and chopped

1/2 cup celery, chopped

2 small red or green peppers, quartered and sliced

2 medium tomatoes, coarsely chopped

1 14-oz. can chicken broth

3 cups okra, sliced

2 cups mushrooms, sliced

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon white pepper

1 teaspoon gumbo filé (powdered sassafras leaves)

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1/2 cup orange juice

2 to 3 cups long-grained white rice 

* Option: Replace cayenne with crushed and dried hot red peppers.

Cook in a deep, 14-inch Dutch oven. Heat chicken and Italian sausage until cooked through, but not browned. In a separate pot, steam seafood mixture until done (shrimp will turn pink).

In the Dutch-oven lid or another pan, sauté onions, celery, and red or green peppers until tender. Add the sautéed mixture, along with the tomatoes, broth, okra, and mushrooms to the chicken and sausage. Mix thoroughly.

Add dry peppers, gumbo filé, and rice. Mix thoroughly.

Cover and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Add Worcestershire sauce and orange juice. Add water as necessary to cook rice. Add steamed seafood mixture. Simmer for another 10 minutes.

 Serves 8 to 10.

Texas RV Park
Mill Creek Ranch Resort
2102 N. Trade Days Blvd
Canton, Texas 75103
877-927-3439

 

 

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Stay at one of our RV Sites or Vacation Cabins in Texas for The Salt Festival

vacation cabins in texasThe 39th Annual Grand Saline Salt Festival is happening this weekend! Come out for a stay in one of our beautiful Texas cabins or bring the RV, and enjoy all the festivities of the Salt Festival!

The Salt Festival celebrates the heritage of Grand Saline as the home of Morton Salt. Festivities are mainly focused on the Morton Salt mines and will also include car shows, family activities and of course plenty of local musical talent. Be sure to come out to support “The Creek” regular and local favorite, Matt Bradshaw, on Saturday night!

If you are into shopping, there will be vendors galore displaying their wares! We heard there will be some Duck Dynasty items for sale as well.

Here are the calendar of events for the weekend:

Friday, June 7th

Luncheon: Chicken Spaghetti, salad, garlic bread and dessert – (11am-1pm, All noon lunches $6 )- Sponsored by Country Trails Nursing Center

Entertainment during lunch

Concert and Street Dance- Featuring “The Wesley Pruitt Band”- 9pm-12am- Admission $15, Children 12 and under $5

Saturday, June 8th

Arts & Crafts Vendors Downtown 8am-5pm

Pet Show Downtown at the stage 9am

Classic & Antique Car Show on the grass behind Citizen’s Bank 300 W Frank 9am-2pm

Kiddie Kapers Downtown at the stage 10am

Horseshoe games for adults (set up next to the car show) 9am

Luncheon: Hamburgers and all the fixings and dessert – (11am-1pm, All noon lunches $6) – Sponsored by Azalea Trails Nursing Home

Star Search Contest on Stage 7 pm-8:30 pm – Winner received CASH PRIZE

Concert & Street Dance Downtown – Entertainment begins at 9:00 with Matt Bradshaw opening up for Deryl Dodd live on stage

Admission Tickets in advance $15 in advance $20 at the gate, Children 12 and under $5

If you are need more information on the The Salt Festival, check out the event website at saltfest.net.

We hope you will enjoy the weekend festivities while staying in one of our vacation cabins or camped out in one of our 5 star RV sites. Contact us today to make reservations for one of our beautiful vacation cabins in Texas at 877-927-3439 or book online!

vacation cabins in Texas
Mill Creek Ranch Resort
2102 N. Trade Days Blvd
Canton, Texas 75103
United States
877-927-3439

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Texas RV Park Guests Enjoying a Great Spring Break

Spring Break at Mill Creek Ranch Resort has been great so far!  Our cottage and Texas RV park guests have enjoyed this beautiful, yet erratic, Texas weather.  We think we have seen at least 3 seasons this week!  Texas always holds out those Summer days for a little later in the year.  Which is fine with us, because we have been able to enjoy so many of the attractions of Canton, TX including a guest favorite The East Texas Gator & Wildlife Park!

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One of the best things our Texas RV park offers is the freedom to bring your pet with you.  We have a dog park and many great walking trails for you to enjoy with your pet.  When you stay at an RV site in Mill Creek your whole family is welcome!
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Some enjoyed s’mores, while others enjoyed our arts & crafts activities.
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One of the favorites of our RV resort guests is the fishing derby!  Check out these catches of the day from Walden Pond!
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If you are looking for a great Texas RV park, come stay at Mill Creek Ranch Resort in Canton, TX.  Call now to join us for the rest of Spring Break!  

Texas RV Park
Mill Creek Ranch Resort
2102 N. Trade Days Blvd
Canton, Texas 75103
United States
877-927-3439
http://millcreekranchresort.com/

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Characteristics of a Great RV Park – part 2 | RV Camping Sites

Our last blog post discussed three of the top 7 things to look for in a good RV park.  Today we will be talking about the other four things to be aware of when finding that perfect rv camping site.

Utilities – We know that when choosing an RV camping site you want to make sure there are proper utilities to accommodate your RV.  At Mill Creek Ranch Resort our RV camping sites offer  level concrete pads with full hookups for water, sewer and electricity at 20, 30 and 50 amp service.  We also provide daily trash pickup at your RV camping site.

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Park Location – Nothing is worse than pulling into an RV park expecting some peace and quiet and then to be inundated with road noise.  At Mill Creek our RV resort is set back from the main road, and has trees to buffer any noise that may intrude on your peace.  We pride ourselves in offering our RV camping site guests a resort experience, and that includes allowing them the quiet and peace of the East Texas piney woods.

Restrooms – When you are on the road, you expect your rv camping site to have a shower and restroom that is clean and well maintained.  We provide extra clean restrooms, showers and laundry facilities.  We want you to be comfortable no matter where you are in our rv park.  Again, only the best for our rv resort guests at Mill Creek Ranch Resort!

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Internet Access – More and more rv camping site parks are upgrading their services to accommodate tech-savvy guests.  Mill Creek is no different!  We offer wi-fi and cable access to all of our rv camping sites.  Our friendly staff will help give you all the information you need to jump onto that information superhighway!

Please contact us next time you are looking for an RV camping site in Canton, TX at 903-567-6020 or make your reservation online today!

RV camping sites – Canton, TX
Mill Creek Ranch Resort
2102 N. Trade Days Blvd
Canton, Texas 75103
877-927-3439

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Characteristics of a Great RV Park | RV Travel Tips Canton TX

According to a popular RV blog there are 7 things to look for in a great RV park. Mill Creek Ranch Resort meets and exceeds all seven with our Canton, TX RV park resort. Today we will be looking at 3 of those points.

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First Impressions – A friendly staff will greet you when you come to our RV park in Canton, TX. We pride ourselves on making sure that we are there for our RV guests from the minute they enter the park until they roll on to their next adventure. We offer complimentary concierge for our park guests. We also offer complimentary shuttle service to Canton’s First Monday Trade Days. Our friendly staff always has a nice hot cup of coffee brewing in our Grand Lodge & RV Lodge with large screen TVs and space for the RV Rally Groups. Each RV site has a fire ring where your first night’s firewood is provided courtesy of Mill Creek. We want our RV guests to come in to our RV resort, forget the world, relax and enjoy the hospitality that Mill Creek Ranch Resort has to offer.

RV Park Canton TX RV Site SpacingSite Spacing is also an important point to consider when choosing an RV park. Mill Creek offers a variety of RV sites. We have premium sites that are lakeside or nestled in the trees with stand up grills, patio table and chairs, and a lighted pedestal for your outdoor pleasure. We have pull through sites that have plenty of room for slides. We also have back-in sites that are lined with trees allowing you to enjoy the piney woods of East Texas experience in its fullness.

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Site Landscaping: Our grounds are meticulously manicured and maintained. We have many beautiful water features for your enjoyment. We maintain walking trails for a safe and pleasant nature walk for our RV park guests. Click here for a photo tour of our beautiful RV park resort.

Our next blog will talk about 4 more things to look for in a great RV park. We hope that you come stay with us soon and experience all that Mill Creek Ranch Resort has to offer our RV park guests.

Contact us for more information about our luxury rv park in Canton, TX, 903-567-6020 or book your reservation online.

RV Park Canton TX
Mill Creek Ranch Resort
2102 N. Trade Days Blvd
Canton, Texas 75103
United States
877-927-3439

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The Best New Year’s Eve Party in Canton, TX is at Mill Creek Ranch Resort

Canton TX New Year's Eve CelebrationMill Creek Ranch Resort in Canton, TX has a new safer way to celebrate this year with their First Annual New Year’s Eve Barn Bash, December 31, 2012 at 7p.m. It seems they have thought of everything someone could need for a New Year’s Eve party, providing childcare for a fee and special discounted cabin rentals for the night to keep revelers off the roads after hours. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling Mill Creek Ranch Resort at 903-567-6020. More information is available on the Mill Creek Ranch Resort blog.

There will be a cash bar that opens at 7pm and the event will be catered by Chez Willie. The FM 19 Back Porch Band will provide music for dancing while Chez Willie serves up cajun specialties and plenty of stories around a bonfire later in the evening.

When asked about the reason for this new way to celebrate New Year’s Eve, Stacy

Crossley from Mill Creek Ranch Resort explains, “We were looking for a way for families to celebrate the New Year in a safe environment and enjoy all the fun the resort offers, as they stay in our cabins and rv sites over the holiday.”

Mill Creek Ranch Resort is an upscale RV resort with fully equipped vacation cabin rentals for rent or purchase 60 miles east of Dallas. They offer full catering for any special event including family reunions, church and corporate retreats, and weddings. They have been awarded the Sam Good Award of Excellence and Top 100 RV parks for 2012. More information about Mill Creek Ranch Resort can be found at their websitehttp://millcreekranchresort.com or come by the office at 2102 N. Trade Days Blvd., Canton, TX 75103 for a tour.

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Specials at Mill Creek Ranch Resort – Canton, TX

Mill Creek Ranch Resort in Canton, TX is celebrating the holidays by offering some fantastic specials on their beautiful cottage rentals and rv sites!  Come to Canton to enjoy a lovely romantic weekend, a fun Winter RV rally or to ring in the New Year at our New Year’s Eve Barn Bash!

New Year’s Eve Barn Bash Cottage Special

Our New Year’s Eve Barn Bash in the Pavilion will host, food, drink and dancing.  You won’t need to worry about traveling home as you stay the night in one of our cozy cottage rentals at a reduced price of $125!  Childcare is available for a fee to ticket holders.  

Lodging Special Canton, TX

Call Now to get your tickets!  877-927-3439
Tickets are $25 per person if purchased by December 27, 2012!


A Romantic Christmas Gift!

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Valentine Special for You & Your Sweetheart
Treat the love of your life to a romantic getaway at Mill Creek Ranch Resort! A Dozen Roses will await your sweetie! In the evening the two of you can share a cup of hot cocoa with marshmallows around a cozy bonfire with live romantic guitar music!

Special includes:
One Night Stay
Dozen Roses Upon Arrival
Late Check Out
Offer good February 14th, 15th & 16th
Reservations are limited.  Call 903-567-6020 for pricing.  

Winter Rally Rate Special

Winter RV Rally special in Canton Texas

Beginning January 1,2013 through February 28, 2013, we are offering a special winter rally rate. Groups of 10 or less are welcome, no site minimum required! The special includes the First Monday dates January 3-6, 2013 and January 31-February 3, 2013. We do require a 2 night minimum stay. Sites are $20 per night. Call Dorinda Morrow at (903) 567-6020 ext. 253 to book your Winter Rally today!

Don’t forget to Like us on Facebook to get our Winter Special for a beautiful Canton cottage rental!

Contact us for more information on Canton, TX specials. 877-927-3439

Specials Canton, TX
Mill Creek Ranch Resort
2102 N. Trade Days Blvd
Canton, Texas 75103
United States
877-927-3439
http://millcreekranchresort.com

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Things to do in Canton – Night Life – Canton, TX

Looking for something to do in Canton, TX?  Stay in a great Canton cottage at Mill Creek Ranch Resort and then hit the town!

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On the downtown square you will find Texas Roadhouse Winery serving Texas wines and providing live entertainment on Thursday and Saturday nights.

Just a short drive from Canton, in Ben Wheeler you will find Moore’s Store and the Forge Bistro with live music every weekend and full bar.  

And of course every Friday night here at Mill Creek we have live entertainment, food and a full bar at the Creek in the Grand Lodge.  Mill Creek is where Canton folks come to enjoy the view and kick up their heels!

December Bands at Mill Creek Canton, TX

 279 Artisan Trail is this weekend! Come out for a great event that includes an art show, live entertainment and shopping from Edom to Ben Wheeler, just a hop skip and a jump from Canton!  Go to their website for more details.  

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Contact us for more information on things to do and cottage rentals in Canton, TX at 903-567-6020!
 
Things to Do in Canton, TX
Mill Creek Ranch Resort
2102 N. Trade Days Blvd
Canton, Texas 75103
United States
877-927-3439
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Welcome to our Blog! – RV Site Canton, TX

Welcome to our new blog for Mill Creek Ranch Resort.  We will be posting upcoming events and other items of interest here related to luxury RV site camping and vacationing in beautiful East Texas.  USA Today Travel reported Mill Creek Ranch Resort to be one of the Top 12 “A” listed campgrounds in the nation by GuestRated.com.

RV Sites in Canton, TX

We invite you to come stay at our beautiful RV resort campground.  Our RV sites are fully equipped and ready for your next trip to Canton!  At Mill Creek you will find a variety of lengthy rv sites; pull-through rv sites to accommodate multiple slides, and back-in rv sites lined with trees with level concrete pads.  Our rv sites have full hookups for water, sewer and electric (20, 30 and 50 amp service).

The amenities at our rv park are what set us apart.  We have Wi-Fi Internet and Cable TV, extra clean showers, restrooms and laundry facilities, daily trash pick-up at your site, a lighted pedestal and a fenced dog park!  Our RV lodge has game tables and a large screen TV, and you can always find a nice pot of complimentary coffee.  If you forgot something we have a store with grocery items, camping and RV supplies and even some gift items.

Enjoy a picnic at our picnic tables or have a marshmallow roast at your fire ring.  We always provide your first night’s firewood free!  We have complimentary RV concierge service available when you need it, and we do not allow tent camping on the grounds.

We hope that you will join us soon for Canton First Monday Trade Days or just to enjoy the beauty of East Texas!  Make your rv site reservation online  or call and talk with a resort representative who can assist you with your reservation.  877-927-3439.

RV site – Canton, TX
Mill Creek Ranch Resort
2102 N. Trade Days Blvd.
Canton, TX 75103
877-927-3439 (903) 567-6020
http://millcreekranchresort.com/