Escapees Pride And Joy? Rainbow’s End RV Park In Livingston, TX
By Kelly Beasley
If you're an RV enthusiast looking for an exclusive haven to park your motorhome or trailer and enjoy the serene beauty of nature, look no further than Rainbow's End, an Escapees RV park.
It's not just an RV park, there are many other offerings and benefits you might take advantage of.
Warning- you might just want to become an Escapees member if you stay.
Club members can take advantage of exclusive rates at all Escapees RV Parks across the country, including the Rainbow's End RV Park in Livingston, Texas.
Rainbow's End RV Park: Your Home Away from Home
With 100 acres of lush, green forest and plenty of amenities and activities to keep you entertained, it's easy to see why many RV enthusiasts choose Rainbow's End as their home away from home.
It's right outside of town on a very fast street, speed limit 75mph! But the sites aren't directly on the street and trees buffer a lot of the road noise.
There are two entrances, the main entrance and the C.A.R.E entrance. The main entrance is where you check in at the check-in building. Coming from town, it's the first entrance.
Rainbow's End RV Park is divided into two sections: the Rainbow Oaks section and the Rainbow's End section.
Each section offers a variety of site types and atmospheres to suit every type of RV.
Rainbow Oaks Section: The Newer Addition
The Rainbow Oaks section of the park is the newer addition and offers more standardized parking with scattered oak trees and larger sites.
This section includes a range of amenities, such as concrete sites, pull-thrus, restrooms, showers, laundry facilities, a dog park, and a pergola and grill for cookouts and relaxing.
All daily and weekly rates at Rainbow's End RV Park include 30-amp electric, with 50-amp service available for an additional $2 per day. Taxes are not included in the rates.
Rainbow's End Section
Rainbow's End is a part of the park that consists of the Hill and Trees section, which provides different site options and ambiances.
The area includes Pull-Thru sites, which are suitable for larger rigs, as well as a pool, an activity center, restrooms, showers, laundry, and abundant shade. The bathrooms are pretty old but they are well maintained.
The daily and weekly rates cover 30 mp Electric, and an additional $2/day for 50 Amps applies for daily and weekly stays. Taxes are not included.
All daily and weekly rates include 30 mp Electric. 50 Amp $2 / day for Daily & Weekly rates.
Tax Not Included.
Monthly rates are also available.
Rates are subject to change and may vary depending on the time of year and availability so we are not posting them here.
Additionally, there may be additional fees for extra guests, pets, or amenities such as cable TV or Wi-Fi.
It's always best to check with the campground for the most up-to-date rates and fees.
Overall, the RV sites at the campground offer a range of options for different types of travelers and budgets.
With competitive rates compared to other campgrounds in the area, you can enjoy all the campground has to offer without breaking the bank.
Other Offerings At Rainbow's End RV Park
Because this park is also Escapee's heaquarters, there are many other facilities on-site.
Here are some of the offerings that may be of interest.
There is a small fenced in dog park on the property. It's fully shaded, too.
If you aren't staying and just need a dump and fill, you can do that here as well for a small fee.
RVers Boot Camp
RVers boot camp is a three-day in-person training led by experienced instructors at Rainbow's End.
The curriculum covers everything from RV systems and maintenance to driving and propane safety.
You'll also be able to connect with fellow RVers and learn through interactive questions and social gatherings.
Tuition includes over 20 hours of training, a copy of "The RVer's Ultimate Survival Guide," and meals.
The training is available for both Escapees members and non-members. They also offer online RV education courses.
It's not a daily thing, so check with the park for dates.
RV maintenance and safety are important.
Something you might overlook but is CRUCIAL for safety is to ensure you're not overweight.
The Escapees SmartWeigh enhances the safety and overall success of the RV lifestyle by providing critical RV weight safety and load management information in an accurate and understandable way.
SmartWeigh utilizes high-quality portable scales, a level weighing site, and highly trained personnel to give you accurate individual wheel weights for your RV.
While these weights can't be used for vehicle title/registration, they can help you identify and resolve side-to-side balance and tire loading issues.
With SmartWeigh, you get personal attention throughout your appointment and an individual consultation following your weighing.
Once complete, your weighmaster discusses your results and suggestions for correcting overweight or imbalance issues.
When we visited, our friend Kirsty was doing this job. I jumped in to help her correctly measure how high this fifth wheel was.
So yes, they also measure the height of your rig.
If you're older (slowing down) or have health/mobility issues but still want to RV, C.A.R.E. might be a good solution for your needs.
Escapees C.A.R.E. (Caring Affordable Respite Experience) is a unique independent living residency program located at Rainbow's End.
C.A.R.E. provides a safe haven and professional assistance to full-time RVers whose travels are impacted by age or health problems.
Founded in 1992 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Escapees CARE is guided by a volunteer board of directors and is dedicated to providing affordable respite care to RVers in need.
Independent Living In Your RV
The program helps you maintain your independence and quality of life while still living in your rig.
You also have access to on-site assistance with propane, holding tanks, and awnings, as well as help with site maintenance and dumping tanks.
But the services provided by Escapees CARE go beyond just RV basics.
You also receive two laundry loads washed and folded every week (three loads for couples) and can take a day off while somebody else does the housekeeping in your rig every other week.
Free transport to local medical services is also offered. You can take advantage of free local transport or 50 cents a mile over 50 miles.
Plus, there are weekly Walmart shopping trips and plenty of opportunities to socialize and have fun playing Bingo, Dominoes, Card Games, and Board Games.
Escapees CARE is not a nursing home but rather a place where you can receive professional help for the things you may no longer be able to do.
The goal is to delay or eliminate the need for a nursing home or assisted living.
The program schedules medical appointments for most of its residents and provides transportation to and from the appointments for those who no longer drive.
There’s even a nurse on duty eight hours during the business day for the Respite Program.
Escapees CARE also provides a secure day room with trained staff to provide monitoring, games, exercise, and much more.
RV With Community
And perhaps most importantly, Escapees CARE (and the park in general) has a community feel. It’s like being with family and friends.
Escapees CARE is able to provide its services at very affordable rates due to the generosity of Escapees Club members through their monetary donations and volunteering.
So, if you’re a full-time RVer looking for a safe and affordable way to maintain your independence and quality of life, this is it.
You can have your mail delivered while staying at this park.
Not only that, but Rainbow's End is home to the country's oldest, largest, and most flexible private mail forwarding service.
Since 1985, the Escapees Mail Forwarding Service provides full-time and part-time RVers to receive mail and packages wherever they travel in North America, with personalized attention and care.
So during your stay here (or anywhere, should you choose to use their mail forwarding), there's no worry about how to get your mail or packages.
The on-site thrift store accepts donations, and all proceeds go towards funding the C.A.R.E. program.
So, if you have some things to let go, bring them to the on-site thrift store.
Rainbow's End also has properties you can buy as a home base or to live in year-round.
Some are lots with RV covers and hookups.
Others have houses or mobile homes on them.
You can search for what's for sale at Rainbow's End here on HAR.com.
Lastly, let's learn a little more about Escapees.
Escapees RV Club: More Than Just a Place to Park
Founded in 1978 by Joe and Kay Peterson, Escapees RV Club was created to connect full-time RVers, share information and resources, and advocate for RVers' rights.
Today, Escapees RV Club has grown into a thriving community with more than 60,000 members and a host of benefits and resources to offer its members.
Escapees RV Club members have access to a range of resources, including educational courses, Xscapers club, social events, online forums, and RV advocacy resources.
They also have access to a network of RV parks across the country owned and operated by Escapees RV Club.
These parks offer exclusive rates to members and a range of amenities and services to make their stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
They also provide the domicile service and mail forwarding service if you're traveling.
Rainbow's End RV Park in Livingston, Texas, is an Escapees park that offers a unique experience to RV enthusiasts.
The park is divided into two sections, Rainbow Oaks and Rainbow's End, with a range of amenities and site types to suit every traveler's needs and budget.
The park also offers additional facilities and services for Escapees members, including RVer Boot Camp, Smartweigh, and C.A.R.E.
Whether you're looking to park your RV in a serene environment or access additional resources, Rainbow's End RV Park is a great option.
If you're an Escapees member, you can also take advantage of exclusive rates at all Escapees RV parks across the country.
Author: Kelly Beasley
I dedicated myself to living the full-time RV life for over 6.5 years, immersing myself in the unique quirks and joys of the boondocking lifestyle and gaining a wealth of knowledge and experience along the way. In December 2020, my business partner and I made the transition to part-time RVing, but in January 2023, we hit the road once again, this time in our trusty vans. My mission is to help others embrace the RVing lifestyle with confidence and excitement, armed with the knowledge and resources needed to make the most of their adventures. I believe that the more you know, the more you can truly appreciate and enjoy the freedom and flexibility of the open road.