Date of Stay: October, 2015
This is a small park on one of the canals in Sargent Bay (usually listed under Bay City). Sargent it self is three or four buildings, one of which is a convenience store, gas station, and hardware store. There one other small store and gas station. There are about four restaurants. We ate in one on the water with very good food, but quite pricy. The RV park has 17 large back in pads that are something like 20 x60 feet with full hookups. The WIFI is decent, but the cable TV selection is weak. Most over the air stations from Houston are religious, Spanish speaking, or Asian speaking. The park is built around a large driving area which makes backing into most of the sites relatively easy. The front three sites on each site have limited space for backing up. There is building which has a laundry and bath facilities as well as a large scree TV, but we only know about from talking with other guests. All other guests were long term from few months to two years. It is on a canal, but has no boating landing facilities. It is located a few minutes from everything. Unless you fish and or go boating, there is basically nothing no do here. There is a very large rough beach across the Intercoastal. This is by far the best park in the area. The owner is absent, but very available by ph0ne. If I came back, I would stay here again.
Date of Stay: October, 2014
Park is one if best in Victoria. Paved sites and roads and lots of trees and shrubs. Few available sites. Right now only 6 back-ins available. Pull-through sites are large enough for big rigs, barely. Some turns are tight. Staff friendly and helpful. Issues: 1) you may need a Sudden Link box (cable provider) to get extended channels and they are freely available at office, 2) major railroad is about 1/2 mile away and is frequent and loud in early morning, 3) neighborhood is commercial and deteriorated houses on Hwy 185, 4) lots of pickups leaving early.
Date of Stay: May, 2014
Rate is monthly plus electricity. This is our third time to stay here in off season (May, August, and October). During off season park is virtually empty, as it is basically a winter snow-bird park. They offer some summer specials, but even on Memorial Day weekend with lots of weekend campers, the park was still mostly empty. There are close to 20 parks in and around Rockport, but this is one of the best with paved roads and paved sites up to 70r feet long. There are lots of trees giving most sites some to lots of shade. As a result of the trees, the sites are all different sizes and the sites are from close to fairly separated. The best sites are annual sites. The hot tub has been out of order since 9-2013 and may now be open. The big improvement is they now have decent Wi-Fi. Our site had average upload of 2 Mbps and download of 7 Mbps. It is still a bit erratic and disappears sometime for short periods. Also reception at clubhouse is nonexistent. Shower/bathrooms have some age bur are clean. Lots of washer/dryers at $1.25 and $1.00 per load. Park is minutes from HEB, Walmart, downtown, and city park on beach. It is about 35 minutes to Corpus. On each stay, some one has warned us about locking up when leaving RV as there have been some break-ins.
Date of Stay: April, 2013
We stayed with a monthly rate of $420 plus electric. Sixty percent of the park is mostly long term to permanent residents. The first thirty spaces are for daily to weekly, as there are no meters. Cable is Time Warner and some cables don't match the TV list-like there is no weather channel. Wi-Fi is very reliable for an RV park, although a bit slow. I would think in the winter season the Wi-Fi is even slower. The bath house consists of seven full bath rooms which have always been very clean. There are eight washers and dryers which cost a total of $2.25 a load. Apparently, in the winter it is not enough! The roads are paved and the park is well lighted with lights at each utility stand, as well as along the entry and exit ways. The sites are gravel and are sort of level. Some of the end sites on the western side have elevated sewer connections. The sites are ragged with weeds and tall grass around the RVs and utility posts. Maintenance is average. This is a pet friendly park with a small dog run. There are local mobile RV mechanics and RV washing companies that wash on site. One nice feature is free ice. There is one trash site at the exit and there are recycle bins. Walking to town is a bit of a stretch unless it is cool and you are a walker. With no pool nor playground, there are no kids. HEB and Walmart are close. We have stayed here before and will again.
Date of Stay: April, 2013
First, there are few parks on the coast, so rates are high regardless of amenities or facilities. This park has two amenities -- cable and wi-fi. The wi-fi is actually good; we were never dropped, but the cable is limited with some channels better than others. The park is basic, and the only improvement in at least ten years is the sign. There is a sign on the office door that says the park was inspected by Woodalls in 2003. The owner is difficult to reach for making reservations. When we came in, it took until the next day to reach him. We just setup and went on. There were only two other vacancies in the park which is almost all long term. Across the streets on two sides are bar/grills. One with flashing red/blue lights all night. There wasn't any noise from them, however. There is a very good seafood restaurant a few blocks east on the Blue Water Hwy. There is very easy access to the beach, which is two short blocks away. There is not a lot of traffic. We won't stay here again, but would spend a bit more to stay at the two parks on the water to the east.
Date of Stay: April, 2013
This is our fourth time to stay here as it is the best RV park near the Round Top Antique Show. The park is mostly long term with a section of pull thrus (12) close to office/club house and the Colorado River. The people are friendly and helpful. The clubhouse facilities are simple with one bathroom and one washer/dryer ($2 each). The park is about six blocks from the center of town, there is good Mexican Food restaurant about two blocks away. Just west of town is a giant antique store. At our last visit they were raising rates to $34 night. Calling for reservations is best as the online reservation is not always working. We will stay here again.
Date of Stay: December, 2011
The sites in this park have two categories -- paved and dirt. The section with pull-throughs has some back-ins that face the marina. It has a paved road and paved sites. The rest of the park is raw and with gravel roads and dirt sites. These are close together and in the winter are mostly filled with winter residents. When it rains they are a mess. The pool is small. The baths are spacious, clean, but old. There is a large laundry area. The rally room and rec room are only open in the winter. There are playgrounds for kids nearby as well as a large free fishing pier. While there, the main larger boat marina was quiet. We had some of the most spectacular sunsets we have ever seen. Palacious is a small town with a small grocery, Dairy Queen, Sonic, a grill and seafood and several Mexican restaurants. For our purposes of having a quiet couple of days it was fine. We will probably go back again.
Date of Stay: August, 2011
This park is near downtown which means it is about six residential blocks from Business 71. About 2/3 of park is for permanent residents. The pull-throughs are closest to the river and are generally all shady. The river is lined with trees so there is lots of early morning shade. Site 66 (?) is next to a giant Pecan tree which provides afternoon shade. The pool is very small. The owner and staff are friendly and helpful. There is a trail along the river. They have tried hard to keep the green alive during the severe draught. The only bathroom is in the office trailer located next to the laundry. While we were there the pull-throughs were generally empty. The park was quiet which was nice as my wife was recovering from an accident. Lots of places to walk your dog.
Date of Stay: July, 2011
If you like to fish this is a good place. There are serveral small fishing piers as well as a very large one at the gulf beach part of the park. The RV park is park of an LCRA park that includes substantial river and gulf frontage. There is a very limited Nature Center. Sites are paved and the picnic tables are concrete in granite gravel patios. This is a very barren area. Two of the last three times we have been there, there has been a congregation of horse back riding groups that take over a large portion of the park with their attendent loud music. During our stay, fishing and crabbing were poor.
Date of Stay: April, 2011
This was our second stay in this county park. As far as most county parks that we have stayed in this was a nice park. The park is at least 30 years old and age is showing. There is an incredible amount of decking with pavilions, etc, that provide easy access to the gulf, but you need to watch for nail heads, splinters (for which they have signs) and partial boards. They have starting repairing the decking, as it is very weathered with many broken boards. There are lots of recreation areas for day visitors as well as campers. The spaces are paved with a patio and most have a picnic table and fire pit. The area is grassy, but our dogs required extensive brushing to remove the burrs. There are a number of palm trees, but the provide minimal shade. From observation, the showers must be in poor condition based upon the condition of outside showers. During the winter months, especially during the week, day visitors are nearly non-existent. The hosts stated that in the summer and on holidays the park can be full. Some of the back in spaces are quite short. Some pull thrus would accommodate a a big rig with barely rum for popups or Scamps. Some TV reception over the air is possible from Houston stations. In the off season it is a very pleasant place to stay. We will go back but not on weekend. The closest real grocery store is an old renamed Kroger on the Angleton Highway about 5 miles.There are a number of chemical plants adjacent, but with the exception of a noon horn, they make little impact. Periodically, large tankers can be seen passing to and from the Gulf less than 500 yards away.
Date of Stay: January, 2011
We camped here as we couldn't get into the park we wanted. We have stayed here several times over the past 15 years and although it is showing its age it is still a good park. The staff is helpful and there are separate swimming facilities for children and adults. We have used the indoor swimming and spa in the past but not this time. There is lot of river frontage and you can usually (this time of year) see deer in the park near the river in the early morning. This time of year it is mainly full of longer term campers. It is $35 a night with cable $3.50/day and Tengo wireless at $2.50. They accept Good Sam. The older section has more shade for summer, but the site pads are in worse condition and generally not too level. The park is closer to a resort than many that use that name as it over many activities. We would stay again.
Date of Stay: July, 2010
We chose this park as it was close and on Lake Conroe. There are two sets of sites - on the lake and on the "hill" overlooking lake. The hill sites will not accommodate big rigs. The lake sites are $8 more and can accommodate larger RVs. Sites have concrete pads and grass. This is an active boat launch site and most of the RVs had boats. There is a small restaurant that makes very good Hunt Brothers' Pizza. There are no activities other than the lake. Fishing is available on the bank. The people here were very friendly. Your pizza is delivered to your RV. It is about 8 miles from Willis which is the closest anything to the park.