Back To Basics: A North Texas RV Park Provides Classic R&R


The term “RVing” has taken on many forms in the last few years. For some, it’s boondocking in wide open, barren spaces. For others, it’s pickleball courts, swimming pools, game rooms, and water parks. In-between those two extremes exists the classic RVing experience. 

Matilda’s Lakeside Store & RV Park delivers on that classic rest and relaxation encounter. Just an hour’s drive north of the DFW metroplex in Bowie, Texas, Matilda’s provides a more traditional camping getaway for those desiring a longer, quieter stay with lake access and great fishing.

Under the new and watchful ownership of Sally Burns, customer service is front and center. After installing a new park manager, Sally made sure that  keeping residents happy would be the primary vibe across the RV sites, the park store, and the restaurant.

Along with Hunt Brothers Pizza and great burgers, the restaurant serves a fantastic catfish meal, all of which can be washed down with a cold beer.

If you prefer to catch your own fish dinner, Matilda’s is an Official Texas Parks and Wildlife Weigh Station. With a free public boat launch to Amon Carter Lake just across the road and live bait available in the store, you can finally be the angler you’ve always wanted to be.

Whether you catch a fish or just plenty of Texas sun, quiet time on the lake is a treasured pastime. 

If quiet is your thing, Matilda’s won’t disappoint. Spread out over three acres and nonadjacent to any busy roads, you can enjoy peaceful RVing the way it was meant to be.

RV sites provide both 30-amp & 50-amp power with full water and sewer hookups. With nightly, weekly, and monthly rates, Matilda’s Lakeside Store & RV Park is perfect for those looking to do less driving and more relaxing.

When you do seek a little adventure, local golf courses are just minutes away. If the weather decides to wash out your outdoor plans, head south and visit two Texas wineries, both within a 25-minute drive. After you’ve mastered rest and relaxation, you can spend an evening at the Winstar Casino in Oklahoma, just a little over an hours’ drive from Matildas.

Sally and her team haven’t forgotten about those folks that work remotely either, providing the best Wi-Fi service in the area. For those busy campers that forgot to buy ice or fuel for your boat, Matilda’s has you covered too, offering both for sale. Visit Matilda’s Lakeside Store & RV Park in Bowie, Texas for some great RV camping and classic R&R.

Patrick Buchanan

All around RV enthusiast who enjoys trips with his wife and little dogs in their 43-foot diesel pusher.

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