Local Area Attractions
Rusk KOA has the best of both worlds to offer it's campers. We are located in a small quiet little town. There isn't much through-traffic so its very peaceful for a camping atmosphere. Yet on the other hand we are in a great location being located right in the middle of Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and Shreveport. All of which make great day trips with endless possibilities for entertainment.
Centrally Located Between Dallas, San Antonio, Houston, and Shreveport
Rusk just happens to be ideally located right between all of these amazing cities, but also being far enough away to make the stay here peaceful and quiet. This makes the amount of day trips you can plan practically endless!
Tyler: The City of Endless Fun
Tyler. Wow. If you want a place to go where you can pretty much find anything you want to do on your family outing then look no further... and its only 40 miles away! If your kids are into animals then you can visit the Cadwell Zoo or the Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge. Feel like taking a stroll through a museum or two? Well they have The 1859 Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum, Historic Aviation Memorial Museum, American Freedom Museum just to name a few! Want a hands on place for your kids to learn about science? Well the Center for Earth & Space Science Education and the Discovery Science Place are right up your alley then! You can even take a walk through the Tyler Rose Garden if you want to take a romantic walk through the flowers. On top of all that they have endless shopping and restaurants at the Broadway Square Mall and throughout the whole city!
Visit the Oldest Town in Texas
Nacogdoches is the oldest town in Texas and just happens to be only 30 miles outside of Rusk. Spend the day shopping in the historic downtown, take a hike on one of their creek trails, or visit the largest Azalea garden in Texas!
Museums and Zoos of Lufkin
Want an educational trip that the kids will love? Take a trip down to Lufkin, which is only about 35 miles south of Rusk, and see the many sights and sounds their facilities have to offer. Visit the Ellen Trout Zoo, the Museum of East Texas, and the Texas Forestry Museum!
Are you more of a hiking enthusiast then a shopper? No worries! There are numerous hiking trials close by in the Piney Hills. Lanana Creek Trail in Nacogdoches is highly rated, or if you are up for a short drive there is a great 13.4 mile Four C Trail just minutes away.
Texas State Railroad
The Texas State Railroad is a historic 25-mile railroad that runs between Palestine and Rusk, Texas. The train is made up of vintage coaches with open windows and comfortable seating. There are a variety of different options of excursions as well as special events that are offered throughout most of the year. During the holiday season The Polar Express Train Ride is offered on select days and dates.
Birmingham Forest Golf Club
Birmingham Forest Golf Club is a family-owned, 9 hole course, in the Rolling Hills and Piney Woods of East Texas in the small town of Rusk. The course first opened in 1967, and in the following decades it has earned a reputation as one of the best courses of it's size in the Lone Star State. In fact, the Dallas Morning News once name it 35th in the "Best 9-Hole Courses" in Texas.
Adrenaline Rush Zip Line
Looking for a GREAT adventure? Come and zip over ponds, trees and meadows. Choose the package that's right for you. Choose from 5 to 8 zip lines Don't forget to include the longest zip line in Texas, the Adrenaline Rush. At almost 1/3 of a mile, you'll zip over the meadow at a pace ( 40+ mph)that'll get your heart pumping ! From first time Adrenalines to aerial artists come give it a try.
Cherokee Trace Drive-thru Safari
Nestled in the lush piney woods of East Texas, Cherokee Trace Drive-thru Safari is a wildlife park that is home to an amazing variety of wildlife. See dozens of exotic and endangered species that thrive in an open habitat similar to their native territory. At your own pace, enjoy a self-guided drive through the hills and open savannahs of this 300-acre park. Only 20 minutes from the Rusk KOA Campground.
Toyland Combat Vehicle and Military Museum
Have you ever wondered where the military weapons and vehicles come from for movies? This it the place! Come see and touch actual military equipment that's been used in the movies. Or see the miniature horses and cattle.