Date of Stay: November, 2013
We camped here for a month so price reflects monthly rate, not including electric. What a friendly park. It is an older park but the pool was nice. No hot tub, just a spa. It is under new management and the new owners are doing many improvements. It is close to shopping, yet has that country feel. They have two jams, one country and the other gospel in the Winter Texan months. Pot lucks, cards, sewing, entertainer's who come in, etc. Just nice people. Rates get cheaper the longer you stay. The park has Mobile homes, Park models and RV sites. They also have incentive if you move your mobile home here. They like dogs too and that is important as I have two, but 35 pound limit on size.
Date of Stay: November, 2012
The RV sites vary in this park. Some have concrete, and some are dirt/grassy with concrete pads. They have large or small concrete pads. Yes, some are very small and they rent at a very discounted rate, if your rig is small. As far as the dirt being tracked in, all I can say was that we have had a lot of rain lately, and the entire area of Donna, Texas has been muddy, not just Palm Shadows. THE MAIL: is delivered by the United States Post Office. This park has no control over how they deliver it. If a mistake is made, the residents bring it back to the office and it is placed in the proper boxes. Considering there are over 500 lots here, I am sure the postmaster makes a mistake now and then. Yes, there are many park models here, but they are also very RV friendly too. We are here for the winter in a travel trailer. They have been so nice to us and treat all RVer's GREAT. Nice here too: is that they have a full bar with beer and wine at very reasonable prices. Hard booz can be brought into the bar, and purchase set-ups very cheap with a cup of ice to boot. Most all RV parks in the Donna, Texas area have some dating to them, but they really try to keep things nice here. If there is a water problem, it is fixed that day. I feel that this is a very nice park and really have enjoyed staying here. The Rio Grande Valley is a fun place and Donna, Texas is right in the heart of that area, which makes this a very central location. Oh yeah, they have music in the bar almost every night. It has been lots of fun listening and dancing to the music from rock and roll to new and old country. Karaoke is on Wednesday nights, what a blast that is! Big Band on Fridays so don't miss that. It is open to the public. So all in all, a very nice park!
Date of Stay: April, 2012
We have camped here last fall and came back because it is such a nice place to stay. Gravel sites but level and nice. Picnic tables at every site. View of Caballo Lake and nice walk down to the water. We walk our dogs down to the lake too! At 4:30 every day is a happy hour if you choose to join and bring a snack if so inclined. We visit and enjoy the sunset on the mountain above Caballo Lake every evening at Happy Hour. No problem with electric, water or sewer all in great working condition. Small park just north of the Caballo State Park entrance. The owner and very nice and loves to visit and make your stay a nice one. They have no laundry, pool etc, but it is a very relaxing place to stop and stay. Can handle big rigs as we are 42 and pulling a truck. We disconnect and park next to rig. We go into town and relax at the hot springs or eat some of the best Mexican food in town that you will ever get. You pay 12 cents for electric per kwh plus the rate of $15.00 per night. NO big deal as it is still a bargain. Owner fixed Easter dinner and invited all of us to dinner at her expense this Easter. Great meal, great owner!
Date of Stay: March, 2011
Really nice park, nice sites and BIG pull throughsites for the big rigs. NICE indoor pool and hot tub. They also have a really nice sewing room, etc. Close to Mexico if you want to go shopping. Many things to do like Santa Cruz spice factory, Tubac, etc. Easy on off exit as it is right off Hwy 19 on exit 48 going south or exit 42 going north. Some good places to eat around the park too and they have a nice restaurant in the park too on the weekends.