Vacationing can have a profound effect on your physical and mental health and well-being. It’s why we look forward to time away. There are different types of vacations, though, and the adventure vacation lifestyle is growing in popularity for all the benefits it brings. Bring some adventure into your life today.
Bring your own off-road vehicle and find adventure for the whole family in a very unique and beautiful setting at Barnwell Mountain! To access the 1,850 acres of the park, all off-road vehicles must display a current Texas Parks and Wildlife OHV sticker while in the park. Located approximately 20 minutes north of Longview.
Let Big Cypress Tours take you on a tour of Caddo Lake, home of the world’s largest Bald Cypress forest, a watery wonderland unlike any other in the world. Guided tours of the incredible flora and fauna of the lake are provided aboard a 24-foot pontoon boat.
Explore exotic Caddo Lake in nearby Karnack, approximately 55 minutes east of Longview. It's not just a boat ride, it is an experience as you explore the beauty of Texas' only natural lake. Go aboard the 28-foot pontoon boat for an entertaining tour of Caddo Lake's unique and diverse ecosystem.
Gators & Friends: Exotic Petting Zoo and Adventure Park
Located about 45 minutes east of Longview, this Exotic Animal Petting Zoo and Adventure Park lets you take a walk on the wild side. Spend the day in nature with various exotic animals, zipline over a gator habitat, or speed around curves on Gator Raceway in high performance go-karts.
Bring your own off-road vehicle to explore the one of the biggest off-road parks in Texas. Part of the park is wetlands and part is dry, which means a perfect combination of all the dirty, muddin' fun you can stand plus vast dry scenic trails, hill climbs, spring-fed creeks. Gator Run Offroad Park is located near the Sabine River in the small community of Easton, approximately 12 miles south of Longview.
Located south of Gladewater approximately 25 minutes from Longview, Prairie Creek Sporting Clays offers two courses, five-stand, tower shoots, wingshooting instruction, and more. Instruction also available.
A full-service skydiving center located approximately 20 minutes west of Longview at the Gladewater Municipal Airport. The highly trained provessional skydiving instructors provide a step-by-step personal instruction for first-timers jumping tandem or individuals looking to learn how to skydive alone.
Zip through the rolling hills and soaring pines of East Texas approximately 20 minutes north of Longview. Enjoy the large covered pavilion overlooking the 7-acre lake. Choose to stay dry zip-lining through the trees, or get wet on the twin zip-line water plunge or the water obstacle challenge. Advanced reservations required.