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.
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.
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.