44 Parks near Corpus Christi Naval Air Station, Texas
Corpus Christi Naval Air Station, Texas 78419 (map) | (361) 961-1293
Sites: 116 | Latest Rate: $18.00 | 18 Reviews
Jul 2016 - $18.00
We stayed here for six months while on temporary assignment at NAS Corpus Christi. It's a nice campground with long, level concrete pads. The laundry room was always clean and they mow the grass regularly. No shade at all. The WiFi was outstanding, probably the best I've ever encountered in a campground. Other campers, especially the long term campers, were very friendly. The wind never stops blowing, but otherwise, it was a good place to stay and we would definitely return. - Josh H
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 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
Jan 2017 - $25.00
Just correcting information on this site. I arrived on 1/5. They don't take reservations for monthly stays per se, so I had to begin paying for my site the minute there was an opening (December 30).
The amenities listed here show that there is a hot tub and fitness center. I was actually really looking forward to both of those amenities. When we arrived, we found there is no fitness center and we were directed to buy a membership at a local gym. On the other hand, the people are really friendly. The shower building nearest my site is very nice and clean. We are minutes from tons of shopping and restaurants. The wifi actually works at our site and the cable is plug and play. - Ferrero16
Dec 2016 - $31.00
Big rig friendly with level sites. Showers, laundry, and wifi were good. Campground was flat and good place to ride bicycle and walk dog. Many activities in the park including karaoke, pot luck dinners, weekly breakfast, and card games. People were very friendly. Very quiet without traffic or train. Dog park was very dirty where people did not pick up after their dog and my dog would not use it. - Fulltimersrv
Mar 2016 - $15.00
Winter Texan for six years, anxiously waiting year 7. After looking at all RV parks in area (Mathis-Rockport-Aransas pass-Port Aransas-many in Corpus) We decided Colonia del Rey was best suited for our needs. We found the owners to be hands on. The office staff has seen some changes over the years; but has always been pleasant and helpful. Wi-Fi has been a problem but not for lack of trying by the owners to fix the problem. Due to the hiring of a full time lawn service the conditions of the grounds have improved. Many activities are available to everyone, including daily/weekly visitors. Crafts, bingo, game of your choice night, poker, book club, Saturday and Monday morning breakfast, Wednesday night pot luck. (Great cooks in park) Locally there is a plethora of things to do. Local theater groups doing many different plays.Outdoor movies near the harbor bridge. North shore with many places to eat and lots of things to do. The USS Lexington. Aquarium to name a couple. The T heads where you can buy the catch of the day right off the boat. A 10 minute drive from CDR and you find your self on beautiful gulf coast beaches. Great swimming , fishing, and eating. Bird watching, dolphin watching, ferry ride between Port Aransas and Aransas Pass. Never a dull moment when you choose to stay at Colonia del Rey RV park. Very pet friendly (people know your dogs name almost before they know the owner's name). There is a pet area. Very clean laundry and bathrooms. Children playground does need improvement. Brand new swimming pool for this coming fall. Thank you to the owners for the holiday activities and providing us with a good "community" in which to stay for a winter, month,a week, or a day. I have stayed in a 5th wheel and a pull behind always on a perfect size lot with plenty of space for a vehicle. - philtrate
Dec 2016 - $20.00
As others have mentioned, the sites are laid out in a parking lot manner. The dunes hide the beach but do protect from some of the wind and salt spray. My site had room for me to back my 20' car trailer in without having to disconnect it from my 40' MH. Since I don't come here for the RV park, the lack of amenities is no big deal. My Sprint cell service worked adequately. I love the miles of open beach and enjoy walking with little or no crowds (this is in the winter of course). I feel secure as there are park patrols that drive by regularly. I've visited here a number of times and look forward to returning each year. - George Malloy
Dec 2016 - $20.00
Open area campground situated between Texas Highway 361 and Gulf shoreline of Mustang Island. Additional park entry fee of $ 10.00 / day required or purchase of $ 70 annual pass. This entry fee should be waived if camping, as in most other jurisdictions. Staff appear to provide the minimum when asked questions and aren't overly helpful. It's not hard work to be a human being. Site had to be cleaned up of cigarette butts, dog feces and assorted plastics, etc. 50 Amp service at decent quality pedestal including water tap. As other reviewers have noted, it's a short walking distance to beach area and you cannot see the beach and shore from the campground due to the dunes. - Sasquatchewan
Dec 2016 - $20.00
Good bang for the buck. Easy back in even for my 45 ft coach. - Jim451
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
Dec 2016 - $53.00
We've stayed at Gulf Waters several times now and aesthetically the park keeps getting better. Every site has plenty of room with large pads and patios. Each one is unique in its landscaping and the majority are now reaching a lush state of growth. There is a new boardwalk to the beach that will now accommodate golf carts and a new activity center where several happy hour and potluck functions a week were held. All utilities functioned well including cable TV. WiFI infrastructure is a bit dated and prone to spotty performance but is slowly being upgraded. Cell and hotspot coverage was very good. We enjoy this park, the staff and the friendly residents a lot and we'll come back again. - Born2Roam
Nov 2016 - $63.00
Great park and location, we really enjoyed our stay here. Our first time to the Port Aransas area, we came for Thanksgiving week with our three kids to enjoy the sun and sand. The park is beautiful, well maintained with gorgeous landscaping. Bathrooms were possibly the nicest we've ever had camping. Did not use the pool, but it is heated and hot tub available as well. They do offer two times/day for adults only in the pool.
Location is on a less busy stretch of beach. We rented a buggy from Port A Beach Buggies, that's the only way to go! So fun driving on the beach and in town. They were great to work with. We were in town when our buggy started to have trouble. We called and they brought another right away to our location. About a 20 minute drive down the beach to town.
No open fires at Gulf Waters but you can have a fire on the beach, which we'd highly recommend.
We saw the other campgrounds we were considering during our stay and so glad we chose Gulf Waters, by far the nicest. Would definitely stay again. - southerngirl98
Oct 2016 - $60.00
We loved our stay at Gulf Waters. We had a very nice time, we spent time on the beach, going into town and dining out and spending time in the many souvenir stores. We spent time driving around this small town and fell in love with the town and its people. Gulf waters is a class act and we will return and hope to spend more time. - Davidsons
Dec 2016 - $33.00
Large older park. Sites were tight but with concrete pads. Roads were narrow to navigate with large rig. We had to pay for electricity although only staying for one week. Price was high for what you get but this looks like one of the nicer parks in Port Aransas. This park is on the beach. Sites are only separated from beach by sand dunes and there is a boardwalk in the park to the beach. - Bunci
Oct 2016 - $40.00
Rally rate was only for 2 days before rally. Excellent rally room, very friendly helpful staff and clear, well maintained park. I think they allow too much stuff around the full time residences, sites look junky. The sites are very, very tight and the sewer connections are close to neighbors patios. Some sites have gravel between and some have grass. Very well maintained pool and hot tubs. Sewer sites are in different spots at each site, so bring a connection extension. Strong wifi and big cable channel selection. No fire rings or barbecue pits. Park is about 5+ miles west of town, west of Island Moorings Marina. Remember only one grocery store in town, so come prepared. - Oooooooo
Aug 2016 - $40.00
This was a really nice RV park, probably one of the best in the area. Very friendly and helpful staff. The residents are also very friendly, many being retired "year round" Texans, as opposed to winter Texans, who I'm sure fill the park during the cold weather up north. Nice recreation hall. They served breakfast & lunch there on weekends during our visit. Nothing fancy, but basic good food. The bathhouse near our loops showed some wear and tear, probably due to the beachfront location and age, but they were clean. We visited during the lull between school starting in Texas and the Labor Day weekend. Apparently after Labor Day, there is even more of a lull until the snowbirds begin arriving. Well stocked store. Close proximity to the nice Mustang Island beach, right over the dunes via a boardwalk. We plan on returning. - one_strange_texan
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