Date of Stay: July, 2016
We stayed 4th July weekend and didn't realize we needed to make reservations many, many months in advance as many of the parks were booked up. This one had availability so we were pleasantly surprised to find out this park was delightful. We were in a large rig, 43 ft. There are only a couple spots that fit our size rig. We were in row "B". The majority of the park was filled with travel trailers and 5th wheels. The best thing about this park is its vicinity to the beach. I didn't find any other park that allowed such close and easy access. We were a block from the beach. We drove through all of the RV parks in the area and determined "On The Beach RV" was one of the nicer parks. Many of the parks were crammed together with cement and no green space or personality. The spots here are close together but had REAL lush green grass! They also have tropical landscaping throughout the park. Other parks were only cement. It's obvious the park manager has a green thumb. This park is older but quaint with personality, not the typical sterile RV park. Park manager is very tough, lots of rules, especially about dogs. Don't even think about walking your dog within the park grounds! Manager has no personality, however the parking director was great and assisted everyone with getting their units into their assigned spots. It's a little crazy getting in and out of the park at check in time. There is an adjacent large but well maintained vacant lot adjacent, which is used for parking overflow. A beautiful garden of succulents can found here. Cement pad for picnic tables, each table was freshly painted a vibrant color. Row B has all the motor homes, the other spots appear to be occupied by travel trailers. Our unit faced west which was uncomfortable in the afternoon, nothing the park could really do about this as the spots face East/West. Either way you get the morning or the afternoon sun. We experienced power interruptions throughout our stay. Prices are stupid. Nickle and dime you for everything.
Date of Stay: November, 2015
Camped for 4 nights in a 43ft motor home so size, tree clearance and manuverability is key to our experience. Stayed in Council Bluff campground which fit our 3 needs perfectly. This campground also has full hookups. The campground is much higher and away from the water than the rest of the park, but several sites still have a beautiful view. The only complaint with Council Bluff is there is not much privacy when you are unlucky enough to get stuck with one of the inner loop sites. The outer loop appears to have more privacy.
Date of Stay: June, 2014
Can we keep this our little secret? This is a small park, and I am afraid too many people will find out and there won't be room for us next time! We visited other RV parks in the area and, in our opinion, this is was the classiest and cleanest RV park in the area. The actually had real landscaping and St. Augustine grass between each of the RV sites. Each spot has underground sprinkler system to keep the grass beautiful. Cement pads and very tidy, well maintained. This was our first visit to the Rockport area and didn't realize a 43 ft motor home was rare; almost everyone else in the area was in a trailer or 5th wheel. We were very grateful/lucky Estes RV park had a space big enough for us and although they have great trees, none gave us concern. We were in spot 3. The park host was delightful and he loved our dog, Jack. I also have to say we were pleased there were no children in the park on our particular visit. We are grandparents but then there are times we just want quiet.
Date of Stay: June, 2013
This park was the perfect stopover in route to New Mexico. Easy off, easy on, Hwy 40 heading west. We had a spacious 90ft pull thru for a 43 ft RV towing a vehicle, concrete picnic area with a picnic table and water/electric/sewer. The facilities were very well maintained and cleaned. Dog friendly, contained a dog run area and our spaced included an installed dog lead. Each RV spot was separated by 4 ft wooden fence. Facilities also include indoor pool, hot tub and weight room and a clean laundry facility which included a TV. The park also included beautiful sitting areas that are well lit with relaxing waterfalls and waterways throughout the park. The property was laid out well. Drive ways and spots were easy to maneuver the 43ft RV with tow vehicle. The special treat was the huge gift and home décor shop, “Lizzy Mae’s Mercantile”. I saw horror in my husband’s eyes when we walked in! Look for the waterfall inside the shop. Highly recommend, we will look for an opportunity to stop this way again.