Date of Stay: May, 2007
We took our dog and our four year old to this park because it was in the center of the Coastal Bend area. It exceeded our expectations and proved to be VERY family friendly. High points: location is relatively close to anything you want to do in the Coastal Bend. Great pool and fishing. Sites are big. Rainy day puzzles and games are available in the huge game room. Low points: no cable, but you are close enough to Corpus that you can get decent reception. The dirt road was messy during the rain.
Date of Stay: October, 2006
This is our favorite state park. Not only is the place absolutely beautiful, but it is very family friendly. Unlike most of the state parks in Texas, this one has sewer hook ups, and all of the sites on our side were large pull through. There is a large playground area, and sites on the perimeter face away from the street for privacy. This place is very family friendly and the staff is wonderful. Be sure and take a ride on the Texas State Railroad which leaves from the depot there in the park. It was the highlight of the weekend, so pack a picnic and enjoy the trip.
Date of Stay: September, 2006
My husband, three year old and I enjoyed this park. It is close enough for a quick weekend get away and there is a lot of lake access. The playground area is great, but there is no pool and because of the alligator population, no swimming in the lake. The sites are large and wooded, and most have some sort of lake view. The only draw back was that the park ranger is not exactly a warm, fuzzy person. She appears as though she is forced to allow us into her park, and even if the park is nearly empty, you better be pulling your rig out before straight up noon. Her short comings are off set by the lovely folks who are seasonal residents and who entertain and check on guests. Our daughter enjoyed fishing with her dad on the pier, but the gators made me nervous. There is a nature station where you can learn about the wild life that inhabits the park. Some of the inhabitants will help themselves to your food if you leave it out. One family lost a large brisket to the ratcoons even though the cooler was closed and fastened. But the sounds of the birds and frogs were a wonderful break from the city. It is really close to nature. In short, we will go back so our daughter can experience Mother Nature, but I certainly hope that the park ranger learns to lighten up.
Date of Stay: July, 2006
This is the best place to stay on the island. The park is excellent and the staff is wonderful. Most campers are here with their kids, so the bike and scooter traffic is heavy. The green belt along the main driveway is a great fireworks viewing spot. Purchase the season pass to Isla Blanca park because it is the best place to enjoy the surf. My husband fished the bay right out side of our RV and the reds are plentiful. Reserve your spot for your next visit before you leave because getting in this place can be difficult.
Date of Stay: June, 2006
We camped here because we were in Schertz on business. The vacation-ers area is nice with covered picnic tables and grassy areas in adequate size spots. We took our three year old so we could spend one day at the Schliterbaun park. There is a playground and a pool, but both could use some attention. While the front of the park was nice, it wasn't as quiet as we hoped it would be. There is a dance hall in the park which was hopping one of the nights we were there. It is in a great location, and we will likely stay there again, but it is not our first choice for vacation.
Date of Stay: March, 2006
We went here on the first trip in our new travel trailer. The owners are very friendly and didn't laugh at us when we obviously didn't know what we were doing when we were trying to set up our site. They helped us find a repair man when we messed up our trailer hitch, and double checked to make sure the rest of our set up was okay. The chili cook off was great, and everyone was friendly. This place is family friendly, but of course if you are in Rockport in March, you are going to find a mix of families on vacation and winter Texans, so you are surrounded by good people.