Summer is on its last leg in much of the United States but not here in sunny East Texas! Mill Creek Ranch Resort continues to welcome RVs every day as families explore everything that the Lone Star State has to offer, including First Monday Trade Days (the world’s largest flea market). As one of the premier RV parks in East Texas, we’re continually enhancing the guest experience here in Canton, TX, especially for “RVers.” RVing is a way of life to many of our guests, but it’s also the preferred method of travel for large families, retirees, and even newlyweds. Unlike most nearby East Texas campgrounds, we have many on-site amenities for our guests to enjoy. Take a break from the flea market with nine holes of disc golf, a dip in our refreshing pool, or some mid-day crappie fishing.
Discovering the Best RV Parks in East Texas
Yes, Mill Creek Ranch Resort is a short jaunt from the DFW Metroplex and less than a mile from the Trade Days, but you’ll rarely have to leave our massive wilderness property thanks to our countless amenities. Our award-winning resort has been named one of the best RV parks in East Texas (and far beyond) on numerous occasions by several publications, including TripAdvisor, Good Sam, and Trailer Life.
A Sample One-Day itinerary
Not many monthly RV parks in this region provide free activities, 100 RV sites, and first-rate hospitality. To give you a better understanding of what an “average” day looks like here in Canton, TX, we’ve pieced together a sample itinerary.
9 a.m. – Catch-and-release fishing
After rising with the sun and enjoying a hearty breakfast underneath a canopy near your faithful RV, throw a line into one of our on-site ponds. We have eight ponds, all of which are teeming with plump catfish, crappie, and smallmouth bass.
10:30 a.m. – Hiking and birdwatching expedition
Mill Creek Ranch Resort sits on over 200 acres of picturesque Texas Woodlands, so naturally, we designed a peaceful nature trail that meanders along the outskirts of the property. Some of the birds that our guests have spotted over the past couple of months include the northern mockingbird, red-tailed hawk, killdeer, brown-headed cowbird, and Eurasian collared dove.
11:45 a.m. – Horseshoes
Before heading into town for lunch, we recommend playing a friendly game (or two) of horseshoes. We have four horseshoe pits located right next to our RV sites, so two games can happen simultaneously.
12:45 p.m. – Lunch
There are so many fantastic restaurants in Canton—we couldn’t just pick one. We recommend Ole West Bean & Burger, Buttermilk’s Restaurant, and Street Taco Shack during lunchtime.
We wouldn’t be one of the premier RV parks in East Texas without our on-site swimming pool, hot tub, and spa services. But feel free to slide, float, and surf at the nearby Splash Kingdom—it’s a lot of fun for the whole family! The Splash Kingdom is open seasonally from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
5 p.m. – Hot tub relaxation
Sometimes the best way to relax and unwind after a full day of activities is to soak inside a soothing hot tub as the colorful Texas sun begins to dip below the treeline. We’re one of the only RV parks in East Texas with a year-round hot tub.
6 p.m. – Grill out
Crack open a beverage, and start grilling your favorite summer eats, such as burgers, brats, and chicken breasts. Or, perhaps a good, old-fashioned Texas barbecue is in order?
7:30 p.m. – Relax
While the kids play disc golf, volleyball, basketball, or enjoy the treehouse or covered playground, simply bask in the ambiance of a late-summer day in beautiful East Texas. Once the sunlight dissipates, you can start to gather materials for a much-anticipated bonfire.
9 p.m. – Bonfire and s’mores
Nothing beats a bonfire with family and friends! For those who’re new to fire-starting, we recently created a guide to building the perfect campfire. Oh, and RV camping in Texas isn’t the same without a Spotify playlist filled with hits from Garth Brooks, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Jason Isbell, Tyler Childers, and The Avett Brothers. To learn more about our RV rallies, please visit us online today.