A short jaunt from Frankston proper is The WaterPark @ The Villages, a family water playground and Texas vacation destination on nearly 3,000 acres of piney woods on Lake Palestine. With 25,000 square feet of fun for the entire family, the water park is also one of the largest in Texas. The 19,000-square-foot, glass-enclosed recreational area is climate controlled and features a retractable roof for outdoor summer excitement for friends and the entire family.
Frankston is host to an impressive and unique venue featuring some of the best athletes on four legs – the CM Streek Dog Agility Training Center. Trainer Terry Dyck provides one-on-one private lessons in agility as well as group training sessions. The expansive facility, covered arena and well-appointed course is also host to events each May and September where dogs and owners show off the fruit of their hard work and dedication. These Agility Events are excellent spectator sports as well, and the public is welcome to attend. The center is a long-time supporter to the area’s Humane Society (BARC in neighboring Palestine), holding raffles at each event to benefit the organization’s worthy cause.
Just southeast of Frankston you’ll find River Run ATV Park on the beautiful and “wild” Neches River. Bring your ATV, 4×4 truck, horse or other off-road vehicle and join in fun activities for the entire family.
River Run hosts 10 annual events, and a number of amenities, including “extreme” mud pits, free wash bays for removing all traces of the day’s play, Shower Houses, camping, RV sites, and cabins.
5H is the finest outdoor public shooting facility in East Texas. No membership or reservation required – just drop in for some shooting fun. Located only 3.2 miles north west of Frankston just off of Highway 175. Two sporting clay courses, skeet, trap, five stand as well as a rifle/pistol range. Host your private event, benefit shoot, birthday party, corporate shoot, or take private shooting lessons. Our classes include all forms of shotgun sports as well as license to carry and hunter safety classes. Bring your own firearms or rentals are available. Find 5H on Facebook!
Frankston boasts one of the best golf courses in America, according to a number of national golf publications.
Pine Dunes Golf Resort is the dream-child of owner Jodi Lutz and World-Renowned Golf Course Architects Jay and Carter Morrish. Together, they crafted Pine Dunes into a golfer’s fantasy getaway and resource for top-quality golfing for as little as $59/round.
No doubt, one of the best ways to fully capture the renowned scenery of the East Texas piney woods is from above. And, with a 20-minute drive from Frankston proper, you can do just that.
Your guided adventure offers six ziplines offering breathtaking views of 30-miles of towering pines, rocky hillsides and rolling vistas. As you soar through the trees, so will your heart and soul. Peaceful, pristine, private and provocative.
A popular backyard destination lies within a 15-minute jaunt from Frankston. A short trek down Hwy. 155 will land you at Lake Palestine, a vast body of water traversing 25,000 acres and 40 square miles across four counties, including Anderson County.
Lake Palestine is home to waterfront living, visitor lodging and campgrounds, and resorts, including The Villages.