2.3 Terrible
Brownsville, Texas

Rio RV Park

Brownsville, Texas

8801 Boca Chica Blvd
Brownsville, Texas 78521
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Sites: 117
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 25.917126948414
Longitude: -97.393337488174

Elevation: 25' (approximate)
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone yes
  • Central Modem Central Modem yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly no
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

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Review Details

Ratings overview

8 Reviews

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Very bad Rv Park, changed owner, and they have no workers to fix things up, most sites don't work, they have very few 50 amps sites, only 4 or 5 pull-thru, lost of empty mobile home sites empty. We will never stay there again. Used to be a nice small friendly park. We camped at Rio RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: January, 2012 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Sites are interspersed with mobile homes that are year around. The area numbering the #100's for campers is right next to the road, and all of the road noise. The pool is not heated, and hot tub is not "hot". The park itself is okay, but doesn't have a "community" atmosphere. It is close to Brownsville, but you definitely need a car to get around. However it is clean and does feel much safer than other Brownsville RV parks. We camped at Rio RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

The roads and parking spots were in very poor condition. Attendant was very rude to my wife and OK to me. Pull through spot had my dingy in road and I was within 2 feet of a clubhouse roof. Really different from RPI catalog pictures and descriptions. We had paid for several days but left after only one night. In a questionable area of town. We will not stay there again. If we had read the reviews before, we would not have stayed there. The other reviews are right on. We camped at Rio RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: January, 2010 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

Should have read the reviews before landing at this park. Pros: The workcampers who seem to manage the front desk and facilities were friendly, helpful and generous with their time. The price is based on weekly rate, no discounts offered. It's located in an area easily accessible to South Padre Island, Palo Alto Battlefield, and Atascosa Wildlife Refuge. We stayed over Christmas and New Years 2009 so we were included in the park celebrations of the holidays. Cons: It is a mishmash of mobile homes, and RV's with many, many Winter Texans. The roads are narrow and in poor condition. We saw them digging out and filling pot holes during our stay, but overall they are not in good shape. Initially, we were guided to a back-in site well back in the campground that had a 8 foot concrete pad in the middle of it. I would have had to straddle it with my 40 foot coach to back into the site. I refused and asked for other options. Again the workcamper who was guide and front desk attendant looked all around the park offering me another site similar size, again with an 8 foot concrete pad. I refused again, and they finally offered me one of the pull throughs in the very front of the park. Driving my coach around the interior road was nerve racking due to the width and tight corners. The pull throughs are grass, again encircled by narrow rutted road, but at least it was not difficult to get into. Because of the rains, the grass pull throughs get puddles all around them. Pedestals are old, but the power was good. Cable box hangs by its cables off the pedestal, but the cable reception was good with many channels. Water spigot was very low to the ground but water pressure was OK. We were next to the road and noise was a problem most of the time. Holidays in Brownsville are celebrated with fireworks, and with the housing subdivision across the street there were lots of of them for Christmas and New Years Eve. This is not the worst I have encountered traveling as a full timer but next time I will look closer at the reviews before pulling in. There is not much else that is any better in Brownsville. Go out to Mercedes or farther west to McAllen or Mission to find a decent park. We camped at Rio RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2007 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

The web site is misleading. This is not a nice park. Many of the activities listed on the site do not happen. We were there 5 weeks and the wi-fi never worked. The pull-throughs are very small and there was alot of mud. Most of the facilities are outdated and need repair. We camped at Rio RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2007 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Every post you have read about this park is absolutely true! This park is awful. A few things that haven't been mentioned include the condition of the hottub. Aside from the temperature problem, only 3 of the jets work and it is chipped all over; is in horrible shape besides always seeming to be dirty. The roads are just unbelievable, nothing more than a patch job everywhere. We love to ride our bikes, but you can't do that here. The trash is constantly overflowing, more bins are needed. Don't be taken in by the "fancy" web site. The owner has not maintained this park, just does patch jobs on everything when needed. He's owned it for 30 years and it is apparent that he no longer cares about the condition of the park and hasn't for some time. We've been here since Nov. We've had it and have decided to find another park and leave. We camped at Rio RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2005 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

Park has very impressive web site. Campground did not meet my expectations. Park is also pricey compared to other parks in the area. All activities came with a modest fee. We camped at Rio RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2005 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

Pull throughs a laugh, pool dirty, and nonclorinated. Water turned off almost every day due to broken lines, and park smelled of sewer. Mesquitoes rampant due to standing water and sewerage on several lots. Owner thinks he is retired like the tennants, too much time birding and photos instead of getting his hands dirty. We camped at Rio RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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