10 Parks near Corpus Christi, Texas
Feb 2016 - $42.00
We stayed at Colonia Del Rey for 5 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Spaces were a little tight but were level. Staff were helpful and very nice. The pool is small, the wifi lousy, but we survived. During the stay, we drove over (15 min?) to Padre Island Seashore state park and enjoyed the beach, ate on the water in Corpus at the waterfront at Joe's Crab Shack, and walked and watched the birds at the Hans and Pat Suter Wildlife Refuge. - alm
Feb 2016 - $35.00
How is this park a 10 on Good Sam ratings?!? It is ok, but very tight spacing and noisy if you are close to the main road. I had some safety questions at our location near the main road, but many winter residents seem to be in spaces towards the rear of the park, so they may feel better about their situation. I would rate this as an average+ park, but not among the best I've stayed at for sure. WiFi is also terrible.
There is really very little usable space between locations. Our space very noisy at night! There is an RV wash facility nearby, as well as a good market. WiFi access was horrible...even with 2 networks offered. Park is tightly congested. Bathrooms are ok...this park simply cannot be rated a 10...I disagree with Goid Sam on this! However, it still may very well be the best one in Corpus Christi...relatively speaking! - Forerwr
Jan 2016 - $32.00
Staff were efficient and they and other residents I encountered were friendly. This park is mostly permanent or seasonal RVers. The washrooms were in not bad repair, but were pretty dirty when I went to use them at 6 pm. The WIFI didn't work at all. On one of my devices the server couldn't even be found and on another it was so weak it kept dropping out and I couldn't accomplish anything. It's location is not desirable, with busy road near where they put the transient campers. Not somewhere I'd recommend unless you were desperate. - Wanderer85
Dec 2013 - $32.00
Good location. It's an older park. Close neighbors. There are a large number of oil workers who do not keep the place clean. Restrooms had mud in them. Some smell from the refinery. - Farrah
Feb 2009 - $26.00
Greyhound is a crowded city-type park with mostly long term residents. The restrooms are clean but small. It's okay for over night stay but not for the long-term. The park's best feature is the great 'real' Mexican restaurant across the street. - OldeJohn
Mar 2016 - $40.00
The bad: expensive (weekly rate), crowded (90% full time)
The good: most of the inhabitants leave daily for work so campground is empty, pool and spa very nice, staff exceptionally friendly and hard working, lots of shade trees and very neatly kept, very close to downtown area, wifi better than most. - susy1313
Nov 2013 - $37.00
Park is right in the middle of a neighborhood. Good location to explore Corpus Christi and surrounding area. Small (but long) sites with concrete pads and small concrete patio. With the exception of a few pull-thru sites in center of park, it is full of full-timers. Everything was pretty quiet except for the workers heading out early in the morning. Park is old and very tight, but definitely fit our needs. Extremely friendly checkin! - Greyhound Camper
Oct 2013 - $39.00
Hidden gem of Corpus Christi. The location was great. The pull-through sites were easy to maneuver. The bathrooms were clean. We will be back. - slowlanesultan
Nov 2014 - $30.00
Basically this place is a field with water, sewer, and electrical hookups. The office worker was smoking a cigarette when we arrived at about 2 p.m. on a weekday. She never stopped smoking the whole time I spoke with her. The rates are high compared to other places in the area, so we moved on. She saw my husband and five year old and with an unpleasant tone said, "There's a max of two people here," so it's definitely not family-friendly. Not a place we'll ever consider. - 6thGenerationTexan
May 2014 - $13.00
I have stayed at Laguna Shore Village for 7+ years; each fall for the month of October and each spring for the month of May. It is a wonderful park with terrific owners who manage the park well. The location is fantastic - across the street from Laguna Madre. If you like to fish, bird, windsurf, kite or just hang out, you will not be disappointed in Laguna Shore Village. - muelldawg
Jan 2014 - $16.00
Laguna Shores Village Inc the owners are absolutely wonderful people. They have the perfect personality for park owners. Very outgoing and friendly. The work campers were also very friendly and willing to help with anything you needed. The month (12-20-13 to 1-20-14) we stayed there they hosted two potluck dinners that were fantastic. It gave everybody a chance to get to know the other guests. The park is located close enough to Corpus Christi shopping and far enough away to be nice and quiet. The park is well maintained with all the facilities cleaned every day. The clubhouse has very fast wi-fi and is open from 8-8. All the sites are back in with ample space. We have a 35' Class A and dinghy tow a 4dr Jeep Rubicon and had plenty of space for both in our site. - Rlachermeier
Mar 2014 - $4.00
This is in a Natl. Park and is dry camping for a max of 14 days the water and dump are very close to the camping area and are convenient. The spaces are very roomy and you have plenty of room for slides chairs and vehicles. They have nice picnic tables at all sites. The access to the beach is very easy to use even for the handicap. The park patrols the park regularly. We were entertained just watching the weekend campers. I would definitely stay again. - Gogox3
Apr 2013 - $8.00
We spent 3 days here with our RV looking out over the ocean. Priceless. This campground is very different from commercial ones and even state parks. The island is a nature preserve so you are several miles away from the bustle of town. Even though there are no hookups, there is fresh water and a dump station very close, less than half mile. The campsites were 2/3 full but it was very quiet and no children. We found most of the campers were older couples like us just enjoying walking the beach and relaxing with a good book. Generators are allowed from 6 am until 10 pm for appliances and recharging batteries. We loved the park and the solitude for a different kind of camping experience. When you head back inland to Corpus Christi be sure to stop by the USS Lexington at port for a tour. One caution for those with dogs..be sure to check their paws and undercoat for the little burs that are almost invisible and everywhere in the grass and sharp as needles. - busyteach
Feb 2013 - $8.00
This park is a great way to experience San Padre Island. The park has no services except for restrooms and cold showers. The beach side sites have a gravel pad and parking area as well as a concrete picnic table. The land side are paved sites with only a picnic table. You are allowed to camp right on the beach further down the road for free if you wish. The park is occupied by Winter Texans from November to April and does not take reservations. It is worth a phone call to make sure a space is available prior to driving out and paying the $10 entrance fee (good for 7 days) to get in to the park. This is a great place for walks, bike rides, and surf fishing. We would certainly plan a longer stay if in the area again. - lrp374
Apr 2014 - $10.00
We leave our RV in the park and pay full monthly rent, and visit several times a year. It was a lovely park and so serene. The last 2 church managers which owns the park have not done anything to maintain it, --the potholes are awful, most sites aren't rent-able as they have not maintained the electric in between occupants. They have opened it up to Section 8. it is no longer 55+ so serene is out the window and has been replaced with obnoxious kids and rude teens, which bring the police and shots fired. The office is not helpful nor cares a thing about a good service for you. They are doing you a favor. Run from this place! - fyste
Mar 2012 - $25.00
The park is open. I stayed there and wrote a review in Feb 2007. I visited friends staying here in Feb and March 2012. Big grassy lots, concrete patios, nice rec room, many evening activities, stayed one month plus as a Winter Texan (cost $275.00 + electric at 0.14 cents per KWH). Walking distance (about 1/2 mile) to Walmart, HEB (grocery store), Post Office and several other stores. Surrounding neighborhood is a bit challenged, but found it to be very safe. Located at the entrance to the Corpus Christi Air Naval Station and you get the "sounds of freedom" (aircraft) at times (music to my ears). Several miles to the outer beach, fishing piers, and Padre Island National Sea Shore. I enjoyed the campground, mostly friendly retired folks spending the winter. I will probably return for a repeat performance. - Douglas traveler
Feb 2012 - $1.00
This park is closed or has changed names and the phone number given has been disconnected. $1.00 is not the nightly rate but had to put something in that field. - travelfool
Apr 2016 - $25.00
I was scheduled to camp at Mustang Island, but they called me the day of and said their power was out due to a storm. They recommended Padre Balli.
I did not realize that the sites were only 30 amp, so that was a bummer. Also, the weather was 30 MPH winds, so that made our beach days miserable. (obviously not the camps fault)
It seems that this park has fallen into disrepair and they are doing a tax increase to try and bring it back. There are some overgrown parking lots that possible used to be campsites. there is a vacant building that possibly used to be the office?
The office is clean and nice and on stilts, so be prepared for a long ramp or stairs.
The beach is nice, clean, and has picnic table, but the sand is pretty compact. There is a restaurant and pier. It costs to go out on the pier.
The campsites are broken asphalt with two sites kissing. Hookups in the middle with two tables. One for you, one for your neighbor. The ranger just told us to choose which side we wanted to face and pull in that way. Pull through sites.
The dunes were very tall. You cannot see or walk over them. There is a path on the far side of the campground or you can walk up by the office to get to the beach. The dunes do help cut back on the wind.
The shower houses were cinder block construction, but it is starting to crumble. The showers have been lined with that plastic wall stuff and wood slats on the floors, but you can see black mold in places. The showers were hot and high pressure. Great after a cold beach day. - mmette00
Mar 2016 - $25.00
Basically a parking lot with hookups (no sewer, dump station on lot). You can't see the water but the big dunes really cut down on the wind, which blows a lot. Very nice area on the beach with tables and partial shade, huge pier also there. Staff very helpful and friendly. Spaces can get a little tight if there are several big rigs near you. - susy1313
Jul 2015 - $25.00
Found the electrical plug at our site burnt. The park maintenance person was very helpful and stayed late to change it out. The asphalt surface it getting in very bad shape. - Bahama
Jan 2016 - $4.00
No hookups. Near the beach. Large paved parking lot environment with a little room between sites, grass. Lots of generator noise, seemed especially in the evening. Peaceful otherwise. Easy distance to beach. Would camp here again. - abqnm
Dec 2015 - $10.00
This review is for camping directly on the beach...not one of the NPS campgrounds (e.g. Malaquite). There is an entry fee to the NPS area ($10) but nothing for the site itself. Thankfully for our family, this $10 was waived due to the every kid in a park program. So, overall, we paid $0 to camp on the beach for 2 nights. There are no hookups (boondocking), but the experience can't be beat. You will get sand in everything. But the beach is right outside your door. I wouldn't go down the beach without 4x4 and you have to know when the tides are for going in with a camper. It is very accessible though. There were a number of 5th wheels camping and tents, too. There is so much space that you find your own slice of the beach and you won't see the next camper. - WineStream
Jan 2015 - $8.00
Direct oceanfront beach camping. Go south from the visitor center and the road ends and you drive on the beach. Beach road is fine for big rigs to approx mile marker 5 then gets a little soft. Fires are allowed and the beach is wonderful right out your door. No services on the beach except a dumpster when you leave. Pick up after yourself and get a couple extra large garbage bags from the entrance station and fill them with trash from the beach. Leave it cleaner than you found it. - Money2Burn
Apr 2016 - $35.00
The park is small, dirty, and sits next to the sewage treatment plant. I have a 39 ft. 5th wheel and my truck is 27 feet long. I was placed in a 45 foot RV pad at the end of the center section. I had no room to park except to place my tow-vehicle behind my RV turned sideways. The management came and told me I could park there. I moved to another spot that did not interfere with any one or thing. This time they sent a fat tall guy to tell me to move my truck and intimidate me. This is a trash dump run by the worst managers of any RV park. Do not even consider staying here. - FireChief
Mar 2015 - $36.00
The park is small and dirty. We were there 15 days and there were areas where trash lay the entire time. It is located next to a wastewater treatment facility and we had to drive through a questionable neighborhood to get to the park. It does not look like the pictures posted on their website. Management was sometimes unfriendly and impolite. Would not stay here again. We are full time RV'ers and left early due to issues previously stated. - Retiredandontheroad
Feb 2015 - $35.00
Will never stay here again. This park is not really big rig friendly. The sites are very narrow and with the slides out you are encroaching on your neighbors. Some of the units used by long term residents were showing their age, and the sites were not very tidy. There was absolutely nothing appealing about the tiny pool. If you try hard enough; you can see the fishing pier, but because of the fence; it is about a 4 block walk to get there.
The closest neighbors to the park are a small horse farm and the sewage treatment plant. I stayed in Feb., I can only imagine the stench in the warmer months. The people in the neighborhood are not a problem, but you will need a car to get anywhere.
I left early and parked on the beach in Port Aransas. - Buddy Bus
Feb 2013 - $37.00
I agree with one of the other reviews- go somewhere else. It is very loud here with trash/junk scattered around other sites. The woman at the desk seems to put people in the sites closest to the freeway with obstructed views even though there were better sites available. - Pukie
Jan 2013 - $33.00
Go somewhere else. The only positive about this park is the bay view. The roads in the park were more mud than gravel. After being directed to a site, we discovered fire ants around the drain. We requested another site and were directed to another. After about three hours, we were asked to move back to the original site, because of a "clerical error". We told management there we other site available and were told they were booked. Three days later, the empty sites were still empty. - burk travelers
Jul 2012 - $36.00
This park is not what the web site implies. It's dirty, cramped, "low" class, junky, just an old unkempt "fishing" camp. Junky trailers, just uuk! We decided not to stay as we had made reservations for a week. It cost us a day's charge but well worth the loss. Just as we arrived I think a motorhome had made the same decision; older couple seemed to be shocked. - User2704