Why would anyone go to Arlington, TX?
Hmm…let’s see. Texas Rangers baseball, Six Flags Over Texas Amusement Park, the International Bowling Hall of Fame, Headquarters of American Mensa…should I go on?
Ok, all you Mensa people already knew this, but Arlington is a perfect “base camp” if you want to visit anything in Forth Worth or Dallas. It sits pretty close to the midway point between the two cities.
And Treetops Carefree RV Resort in Arlington sits just off I-20, which is perfect for RVers wanting to go to all of the above and have an easy escape route from the Metroplex.
General RV Park Information: Treetops Carefree RV Resort
- GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 32.6864967 Longitude: -97.1410599
- Physical Address: 1901 W Arbrook Blvd. Arlington, TX 76015
- Phone Number for Reservations: (817) 467-7943
- Rate as of March 25, 2014: Starting at $44 per night
- Weekly Rate: Starting at $264
- Monthly Rate: Starting at $514
- Military Discounts: Yes, 50% off daily rate
- Other Discounts: Yes, AAA 10% daily rate, Enjoy America 50% off second night, Passport America 50% off daily rate, Good Sam 10% off daily rate
- Additional Information: During our visit in March 2014, there was construction in the area and Arbrook Blvd. was blocked off. No worries, there are plenty of other access points. Just be sure to call for the latest information.
RV Site Details: Treetops Carefree RV Resort
- Site Pad Material: Gravel
- Water: Yes, included with daily rate
- Electricity: Yes, included with daily rate
- Sewer: Yes
- Laundry: Yes
- Cable TV: Yes
- Wi-fi: Tengo Internet (see below)
- Dump Station: Yes
- Propane: Yes (see below)
- Pull Throughs: Yes
- Back In: Yes
- Big Rig Friendly: Yes
- Pet Friendly: Yes
Particulars of Our Stay
- Dates of our Stay: March 1-9, 2014
- Site Number: #165A
- Cellular Coverage: We received strong Verizon and AT&T signals in the park
- Most Memorable Moment: Seeing Adam (my brother-in-law) and Linia get married!
- Other Awesome Moments: Checking out the Twisted Root Burger Company and touring the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
- Least Fun Moment: When our fresh water hose froze solid. This happened as a direct result of our ignorance. Never mind the friendly signs that Treetops Carefree RV Resort put up that clearly said, “Freeze Warning.” Truth be told, it was a good experience. Kind of like setting your hand on top of an oven burner. Something you only do once.
- Fun People We Met: An older gentleman who we spoke to in the park while riding our bikes. The look in his eyes when he told us about Arlington, TX back in the day was fantastic. It was one of those moments you wish you could have captured on video. He missed his Arlington of old and was nostalgic about his life. In that moment, we were back there with him, in the city of Arlington the way it used to be.
Personal Reflections on Our Stay
Brittany’s younger brother Adam was getting married in the Dallas area, so off to Arlington we went. His soon-to-be wife’s family lives in Arlington, so we wanted to be close to the action.
This was our first real voyage away from our home city of Austin. Initially when we started full-timing, we stayed close to home at both McKinney Falls State Park and Austin Lone Star Carefree RV. But now it was time to shove off for real.
It was a great trip up from Austin. Along the way, we stopped in Waco, TX to get fuel and eat. We were delighted when we just happened to chance upon the Dr. Pepper Museum.
When we finally got into the area of Treetops Carefree RV Resort, we found ourselves in trouble with Google Maps directions. The road we were supposed to take (Arbrook Blvd.) was completely shut down and we ended up diverted into a residential neighborhood. Not the most fun thing in a 40′ diesel pusher.
Eventually we made it safely into the resort, and we were pretty happy with our resulting stay.
The staff was waiting for us and they had everything ready for our check-in. An employee in a golf cart escorted us to our site, which was plenty long enough for Meriwether. One of the first things you’ll notice are the oak trees. There are over 2,000 of them at the park, which makes Treetops Carefree RV Resort an aptly-named place. The main drives were wide, there were adorable fountains, and folks were walking around on the grounds enjoying the RV life.
When we got to our site, it was fairly level and there was a nice picnic table sitting on a concrete patio on the passenger side. The sites, just like those at Austin Lone Star Carefree RV, were packed fairly tight, but not as tight as other RV parks we’ve been to. The sites come with 30/50 AMP service, water, sewer and cable.
Treetops Carefree RV Resort is in immediate proximity to nearly everything you could ever need. There is a Target and a post office within walking distance. There is also a neighborhood corner bar called Some Place Else that’s right across the street. A multitude of restaurants and shopping options are just blocks away.
The restrooms were impeccably clean. We didn’t use the laundry facility there, so we can’t comment on it.
Treetops Carefree RV Resort has Tengo Internet, which is always pretty bad. Make sure you bring your own hotspot if you plan on doing any Internet surfing.
They have a propane fill station on site, but it isn’t level. This is not a good thing when filling a propane tank. But at least they have one, and the paved ground is clearly marked as to which way to go through the park to get to it.
On one day we took our bikes for a ride around the whole RV park. It was well laid out and a lot larger than we originally thought. The place was pretty packed. There was a little dog park and the main office had a little store inside with some RV essentials. All in all, a great park in an area worth visiting.
Things to Do in the Arlington Area
You are basically in the middle of the Metroplex. Texas Rangers Baseball, Six Flags Over Texas, and Hurricane Harbor are all located in Arlington.
Since we were there for a week of wedding activities, we were pretty limited in what we went out to do. But we did manage to go to the site of JFK’s assassination and tour the Sixth Floor Museum and Dealey Plaza. (Oswald was a patsy just like he said. There is no way he did that shooting. Feel free to leave a comment below. I’d love to talk conspiracy theories.) I also had a chance to check out the Twisted Root Burger Co while Brittany was out at a ladies lunch. A definite must-visit if you are a burger lover.
If you have kids with you, Six Flags and Hurricane Harbor would be places to visit for fun. Make sure you take the time to visit Dealey Plaza; it is an important part of our history as a nation. The self-guided audio tour of the Sixth Floor Museum is really well done.
Final Thoughts on Treetops Carefree RV Resort
Being this close to I-20, Dallas and Fort Worth are all big perks of staying at Treetops Carefree RV Resort. The park staff was kind, the amenities were great and we had a good time. If you are looking for an RV park in the Arlington area, this is a great choice!
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