Bolivar Peninsula RV Park

     


Crystal Beach, Texas
Phone: (409) 684-0939

Sites: 92
Recent Rate: $21 4/2014


Latitude: 29.4549103554568
Longitude: -94.6449422836304

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • yes-lake Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 5
  • Good 5
  • Average 3
  • Poor 1
  • Terrible 2

16 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

Gogox3

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for a week; the spaces are fairly roomy but there are tons of clover burs that will cling to your feet and your pet if you have one. The wi-fi is only available close to the office, cell service was good if you have your own wifi. There are a lot of workers there but the sites do not look too bad except for a couple. The staff if nice and helpful. It is very convenient to the beach and to the ferry but as we looked around there were a couple of nicer parks in the area. This is a PA park We camped at Bolivar Peninsula RV Park in a Motorhome.

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kellycro

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice quiet clean park. Laundry facility, free ice, WI-Fi connection fair. Paid weekly rate of $168.00 plus $20.00 for 3 adults and 3 children. We camped at Bolivar Peninsula RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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seea

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Two nights was enough. The site is pretty with the pond, but there are no trees and there were many red ant nests that were supposed to be dealt with but weren't. The Wi-Fi did not work as promised. The bathroom/showers were in 2 raised trailers. And water accumulated on the shower floors, making it slippery and unsanitary. There was a $2.00 charge per shower. There was no lighting near these trailers at night. The required "beach pass" for $10., was said to be useful for Galveston county beaches as well as the local ones. The closest beach was filthy, with garbage cans overflowing and garbage littering the beach. The pass money was said to help keep the beaches clean, but this one certainly was not appealing. And we didn't find any county beaches in Galveston, it was either pay $8-$10., or park on the waterfront if you could find a spot. (We couldn't). The office person was very pleasant but 5 years after Ike, priorities like proper bathrooms and showers should have been built. We camped at Bolivar Peninsula RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Johnnyonthespot

Review Count: 58
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is built around a very large pond and is quite pleasant. We paid the Passport rate of $15, which is available only on weekdays. The top end of the pond is occupied by permanent campers and is rather junky. But there are numerous sites near the office that have full services and free WiFi. Unfortunately, the beach is hard to access. It's too far to walk and if you drive, you need a $10 annual parking permit. It rained hard when we stayed here and the mosquitoes came out of the unmowed clover around our site and tried to carry us away. But tonight we're facing the pond/lake and watching a beautiful sunset. There's a nine-hole golf course down the road that is struggling to survive after Hurricane Ike. The manager said we could play all day for $14, including the cart. We camped at Bolivar Peninsula RV Park in a Motorhome.

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michdoc

Review Count: 38
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a nice park for a stopover, but contrary to its website, it does not have cable TV. It looks like it used to, but no longer. Also, the Wi-Fi only works if you are very near the office. Finally, and I found this to be very unusual, there was a charge to use the shower. I've paid a quarter at a few municipal parks, but this park charges $2.00 per person, which I found to be excessive. That adds an additional $4.00 per couple, per day, just to shower. Other than that, it was neat, clean, and the lady in the office was very accommodating. We camped at Bolivar Peninsula RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Layover5

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Campground manager very friendly and accommodating. Campground is making a comeback after last hurricane in 2008. Price is PPA. Nice size sites, good location to Galveston. Not much in the area in March since not great beach weather, but very close to beach. Laundry facilities very convenient. We camped at Bolivar Peninsula RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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happybooker1

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our second stay here, & I would stay again. Very accommodating hostesses and had no problem adding on another night to our stay. Nice grassy, level sites with gravel driveways/roads. Off the beaten path -- so not even crowded during Spring Break! Some traffic noise from Hwy. 87. Wi-fi was reliable only close to office area. They cater to a number of workers living in FEMA trailers, though. No frills, but a nice, quiet, comfortable place to stay! We camped at Bolivar Peninsula RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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hahnderosa

Review Count: 74
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate is PPA weekday. Nice campground with pull-in spots overlooking a salt water lake and we could see barges/ships on the ICW in the distance. Good Verizon signal for Wi-Fi and phone. I wouldn't recommend a pull through site - they aren't on the lake and aren't as nice as the pull-in sites. My only complaint about this area (not the campground) is people burn off the marshes on High Island and when the wind is from that direction, the smoke blocks the sun and stinks. We camped at Bolivar Peninsula RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Red Wolf Deux

Review Count: 121
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Very friendly and helpful host. Gave a 10% discount as a Senior, but accepts Good Sam, among others. Site was level and on the lake, which is salt water and is open to fishing. We saw several birds during our stroll around it. Quiet and peaceful although it's just off of the highway. Wi-Fi is a bit weak, but with the use of a USB adapter I had a good signal for my Mac. We camped at Bolivar Peninsula RV Park in a Motorhome.

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vtchris

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice manager, large sites most are around a man-made lake. WiFi ok if you are near the office. My big complaint was that I was charged $2 for a hot shower, AND the water was not even hot. It was tepid at best. We camped at Bolivar Peninsula RV Park in a Motorhome.

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kaydbug

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

The park was cleaner and has more sites than noted. We were in site 22 that was supposed to be a pull through, but trees were planted in the way. It was quiet and the staff was friendly. I did notice that portable buildings that house a laundry and bathrooms have been brought in. The park is centrally located between Crystal Beach and the Galveston Ferry. We will stay here again. We camped at Bolivar Peninsula RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Motty

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

This park has great potential, but it is not ready to be opened yet. It has been damaged by the last storm and they are trying to rebuild it. There are a couple problems though - the place looks like a construction site with tractors and bulldozers, and they are not done fixing. There are no bathrooms or showers on site. There is no Internet and no cable TV. The camp is not a walking distance from the beach (well, a hike) as they advertise. With a little bit of extra work they can become a great place, but they opened prematurely. We camped at Bolivar Peninsula RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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jezebel's airstream

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

Call first--we failed to recognize the devastation caused by Ike. This park was literally "swept away" in the 17' storm surge when Ike blew in September 2009. Some utilities have since been restored; the few available sites are all taken by refugees and reconstructors. Perhaps by this summer it will be a traveler's resort again. We camped at Bolivar Peninsula RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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MBlum

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

Date of Stay: - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a family friendly park. It has a pond with ducks that our grandchildren love to watch and feed. The hosts are very accommodating and hospitable. Have stayed here numerous times and have always enjoyed our stay. We camped at Bolivar Peninsula RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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ronscarbor

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This park in located in Crystal Beach, Texas: NOT Crystal City. It is located on the Bolivar Peninsula east of Galveston Island. The Peninsula is not an island, but a 30 mile long peninsula that runs from Galveston Rhodes waterway (Galveston Ship Channel) east to Wy 124. Texas Department of Transportation provides free ferry service from the east end of the island to the west end of the peninsula. This park is a bare bones park, but is clean and friendly. They do have laundry facilities and restrooms and showers. They also have a newly constructed Pavilion. We have stayed here several times and will certainly return. The small town of Crystal Beach is a typical little beach town with several good seafood restaurants, and some attractions for the kids, although the Gulf Beaches are certainly the draw. The beach is walking distance from the park, but not a short walk. The park is located right off the main beach Wy 87 running east to west. My final comments are that this is a park to which I will return. It is my opinion that the earlier review did not do this park justice. I've never seen any snakes or wild animals and there are kids all around having a great time camping with their families. I do consider their rates a little high, but this is tourist area. They do offer Passport America although they suspend that discount on weekends and holidays. We camped at Bolivar Peninsula RV Park in a Motorhome.

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