Pull off the highway and be mesmerized by the history emulating from this Texas campground that showcases the remnants of a 1900s cotton gin where folks would come with their yield.
Today, Ole Towne Cotton Gin RV Park is a thriving camp with 50 sites where road trippers can park the RV on a level site with full-hook-ups to electricity (30/50 amp), water, and sewer. A range of sites is offered to suit the larger rigs and come complete with a picnic table and room for a fire-grill. Back-in access is available. Tent spaces are provided for backpackers, and wifi allows campers to stay in touch with faraway friends.
Sites are fairly spacious with a ton of green grass and scattered trees for partial shade. The daily rate for pitching a tent is $20, while RV sites go from $24 to $36 depending on hookup options.
There is a little noise heard here from the freight trains rolling by, but the personable hosts and endearing ambiance see many folks return when they are in the area. The camp boasts a sparkling pool -- always a bonus in the Texas heat -- as well as super-clean restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities along with a camp store, rec room, and fenced dog park. Pet lovers will be impressed with the drinking water, toys, and litter bags provided at the pooch park, making it easy to clean up after your four-pawed pal. Once playtime is over, all dogs are required to be on a leash and well-mannered around guests. Some dog breeds may not be granted entry -- call ahead to ensure your canine can come along.
Ole Towne Cotton Gin RV Park is well-maintained and run by nice folks with a lot of knowledge about the history of the cotton gin. The sunsets in this part of Texas are legendary, so if you’re passing through the city of Quanah, make a stopover in a memorable park where bookings are preferred and busy times are all year round.