43 Parks near Corpus Christi Naval Air Station, Texas
Corpus Christi Naval Air Station, Texas (map) | (361) 961-1293
Sites: 116 | Latest Rate: $15.00 | 16 Reviews
Jun 2016 - $15.00
We just spent three days at Shields Park NAS Recreation Area and enjoyed it very much. Nice and quiet, great location with access to all the base facilities as well as the City of Corpus Christi and the beach. Had no problems and the staff was excellent. Lots of space between sites and the grass was well maintained with no (well, very few) stickers. Everything was well maintained and very clean. Only very minor criticism is that the 30-amp sites are small, some are head-in and drive out across the grass. A few of them have the hookups in awkward places. Not really a problem, just awkward. Next time I'll ask for a 50 amp site and pay the extra $3. A few sites did appear to be long-term tenants, but were very well kept. Also, while the big fishing pier is still closed, there is a smaller pier across from the MWR office. Don't forget your pet's shot records. - Hill Country
Jun 2016 - $18.00
Very nice campground at the end of Ocean Drive. All sites are back-in right on the bay. There are a few palm trees, but all sites are sunny and have full access to receive satellite TV. The sites are concrete and 50-feet long. They are wide enough for a 45-foot RV and a car. The only complaint I have being the management does not inforce their own rules. Many of the sites are homesteaded, with three vehicles and boats parked at the sites. By the rules I had to sign, this is not allowed. If you want to stay somewhere near the water, and a quiet place to relax, this is the place for you. - Big Blue
Apr 2016 - $18.00
A great park with large concrete sites. Check-in was simple and the staff ladies were very friendly. Park was very clean and the restrooms, while a little dated, were clean every time we used them. Wish the Navy would fix the 2 fishing piers, which are closed due to damage from a storm last year. Someone ought to organize a "self-help" project to fix the piers; if that happened, I'd be happy to come down for a few weeks and help. I don't have anything negative to say about this park - we'll definitely come back. - CU-RVers
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 - $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 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
Jan 2016 - $20.00
Large parking lot with spaces down two sides. Close walk (or drive) to the beach. Actually quite a bit closer to Corpus Christi than Port Aransas. If hookups aren't essential for you, I'd suggest the Padre Island National Seashore campground, it's a short drive. Actually closer if you're coming thru Corpus. Cell service was good here, not so good at Padre Island campground. - abqnm
Jan 2016 - $20.00
The campground itself is ok. Everything works as it should. 50amp. and water. It's just a big parking lot but convenient to get in and out but the beach is absolutely terrible. Tons of garbage everywhere and nobody seems to care. The employees drive around in trucks and tractors, move a little sand here and there but for sure nobody touches any garbage!!! What a pity. we will never go there again. - swissman
Dec 2015 - $20.00
The park is clean and orderly. Gate closed at night for security. The state park staff was very friendly and helpful. - Bahama
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
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
Jul 2016 - $75.00
First off, depending on the type of park you like this Gulf Waters may or may not be for you. If you're more of a "camping on the beach" type, definitely not. If you're into loud parties, sloppy messes, as many people as possible, definitely not. Gulf Waters offers large sites lots of grass, palm trees all kinds of vegetation separating sites throughout the park. The park is manicured really well. You will not see old broken down RVs here. There's probably a restriction on RVs based on condition. We were in site 758, it's an end site by one of the ponds, closest to the beach, quite a bit of space. We talked with management about he $10.00 visitor fee, as my in-laws came over to eat one night. The fee was waived. We paid the golf cart fee, only $2.50, no big deal. Management is friendly, however there are lots of rules, basically the same as other parks, but they enforce them, unlike lots of other parks. I think a lot of people get used to parks with long listed rules that are rarely enforced, then get a bad vibe when they come here and are expected to follow the rules. If you don't like keeping your site clean, your pet under control, your golf cart safe, etc.,...don't come here, it will cost you. Thank you Gulf Waters for providing a safe fun environment. Boardwalk goes right to the beach at marker 55. It is quite large enough for big golf carts. Wifi is somewhat weak, probably depends on where you are in the park. This is out "Go To" park in Port-A. - mikel
Jun 2016 - $59.00
The concrete pads are level. The landscaping seems well maintained and is pretty. Not much grass for our four-legged family members. Nickel and dimed at every turn. Have family members who live in Corpus who are coming to the park for the day for lunch and fun at the beach. Charged $10 per person for visitors. For what? Rented a golf cart for the weekend (expensive) and was charged $2.50 per day by the park for having a golf cart. For what? If you use a tow dolly, they charge you extra for parking your dolly.
All guests must wear blue armbands for identification. Seems like the RV site owners are exempt from this rule.
Not many nice RV parks in the Corpus area, but I think I'll keep looking. - ETX
Feb 2016 - $35.00
We really enjoyed Gulf Waters. The park is pretty, clean, and friendly, and we really liked being a short walk from the beach.
Both the staff and the owners are friendly. They encouraged us to attend social events -- happy hour, fishing trips, golf, etc. The showers and pool are clean and comfortably heated. Most sites have a separate parking pad for a towed/tow. The landscaping is very appealing, yet out of the way. The park is very quiet after dark. Park Wifi was fast and reliable. Several RVers rent/own golf carts and you do see them on the beach. However it's just a short walk over the boardwalk. Port Aransas is about five minutes to the north, and has several good small restaurants and bars, groceries, souvenirs, and a free ferry to Aransas Pass. Corpus Christi is about 25 minutes away. - 42lena
Apr 2016 - $39.00
Very nice, large campground with boardwalk access to beach. Sites include paved parking and picnic tables. Staff were customer oriented and very understanding of our delayed arrival and last minute need for an additional day due to recurring motorhome problem. Our dogs enjoyed long walks around the campground and evening walks on the beach. We would definitely stay at this campground again if we get back to coastal TX again. Nice toilet/shower room, rally meeting room, pool, and laundry facilities. - G and G from ABQ
Apr 2016 - $53.00
The park is a bit overpriced, but I guess that is because you can walk across the boardwalk to the beach. The sites were concrete and had plenty of space. The sites had nice picnic tables. There was a large fenced in dog park which our dogs loved. - anglebg
Mar 2016 - $39.00
We enjoyed this park simply because of the boardwalk access to Port Aransas beach. We walked miles every morning with our dog on a mostly empty beach - beautiful. The sites are a little close together and the pool / hot tub are mostly unused in the winter, but who needs them with the beautiful beach? They have lots of activities which cater to the 55+ crowd and that group was very friendly to us - we enjoyed meeting many people. The only bad thing was the wifi. - MazoCak
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