Great Texas Camping Destination: Hueco Tanks State Park

If you like to camp in state parks, Hueco Tanks is the place for you. There is plenty to see and do from rock climbing and birding to hiking. Hueco Tanks gets its name from the Spanish word Hueco, meaning hollows and referred to the many water-holding depressions in the rock faces and boulders all over the region.

In times past, the region was inhabited by several different Indian tribes. The Paleo and the “Jornada Mogollon” to the Apache people who moved there from Canada at about 1600 A.D. These tribes found that the unique terrain forded them the ability to survive in the harsh environment by providing a constant source of water.

The Caves and rock walls are marked by the pictures and symbols of the peoples who inhabited the area. Some are inaccessible without a guide because of the terrain and sheer number of people that visit the park annually. 2/3rds of the park is closed to are open to the public only if you hire a guide. This helps prevent damage to the natural areas and artifacts that are found in the area. 

Perhaps Hueco Tanks State Park is best known for its rock climbing. In any given climbing season, which generally lasts from October through March, it is common for climbers from across Europe, Asia, and Australia to visit the park. The unique terrain allows for bouldering, which is rock climbing that is low enough to attempt without safety ropes.

Hueco Tanks offers camping with showers, water and/or electricity. WiFi is available in select areas of the park as well but you will have to check with the park staff to find out where.


Time for the Spring Systems Check on your RV!

Spring is upon us which means time for that Spring and Summer camping! If you haven’t already, you need to do a complete safety and systems check on your RV before you take it out camping. The LAST thing you want is to be out at the camp site with your family and find out that the toilet won’t flush or the stove doesn’t work. Even worse, have a tire fail en route or have to cancel your trip because your sewer system has developed a leak that you can’t fix.

Here is a list of things you need to check over before you go on that trip. Be sure to do this check early enough to have time for a shop to do the needed repairs without having to delay any planned family trips.

– Tire Pressure & overall condition 
– Running and Stop lights 
– LP Leak Check 
– Water Heater system check 
– Stove and Oven operation 
– Microwave 
– All roof A/C units 
– All Batteries 
– Complete Roof inspection including seams 
– On Motorized: All fluids, Belts & Hoses 

Of course, some of these items require a little more mechanical knowledge and tools than the average camper would have. For those people who cannot check all of these items or just don’t have the time, call and make an appointment to have these done at your local Holiday World dealership.

It’s been said that we should look at the world through children’s eyes and kids love to go to new places and explore. That’s one of the reasons why taking an #RVvacation is so awesome. The #kids can enjoy campground activities, play out in nature and meet new friends too. What kid wouldn’t enjoy a story by the campfire, roasting marshmallows and hot dogs and stargazing.