66 Parks near Donna, Texas
Oct 2014 - $25.00
Rates were Passport America rates. Large 55+ park, the pool and clubhouse areas were well maintained. Individual sites were not well maintained; grass/weeds were full of sharp burrs (especially bad for dogs or walking barefoot), sewer connections were overgrown(even the worker showing us to our first site could not find it!), our eventual site had a broken PVC sewer connector, and the ants were Texas huge and EVERYWHERE! The interior roads and layout are not friendly to 40 footers, (tight lanes and turns with one-way streets). There was only 1 garbage location within this multi-acre park and it was at the front edge instead of being centrally located. The water had heavy mineral content which left white spots on the rig and car. I would not do this one again. - rvrrat520
Sep 2011 - $33.00
Friendly people good amenities and many things to do tennis courts, heated swimming pool, twenty shuffleboard courts, and Exercise & Table Tennis Room. Enjoyed it and will be back. - susie2Q
Feb 2010 - $15.00
Alamo Palms is an older, well-maintained, over 55 RV and mobile home park known for its many activities. The park is secured by a fence and has gate attendants. The roads and pads are blacktopped, and each site has a concrete patio. There were thirty-eight foot plus motor homes in the park even though the RV sites are small. At times barking dogs, etc. were a problem. Management seemed reluctant to enforce the Pet Policy. The daily rate which includes cable TV and wireless, reflects a thirty day or longer stay. - Alamo
Dec 2010 - $12.00
Rate shown is for 4 months ($1370) average. We are just leaving after staying for the winter. The park has lots of room for big rigs and a grass or dirt area at each site. The park had lots of activities and the winter residents were the friendliest we have found so far in any of the parks. There were block parties and card games all the time. The only drawback was the price of power. 17cents/kwh. It made our power $65-$92 a month plus rent even being very conservative. The lake had some nice bass and crappie in it but it is catch and release. The water is too nasty to keep them anyway. It didn't smell bad, just really dirty. This was a great place to winter and we may stay again sometime. South Padre Island is worth the trip to visit too. - Fulltime 5er
Feb 2009 - $20.00
The park has nice lake, pool, activities and many nice RV sites. There are also many sites that are just parking with hook ups on a parking lot a few hundred feet from the freeway. The freeway and nearby hospitals mean sirens a plenty. - blm1400
Nov 2008 - $35.00
We stayed here for several months and really like it. It is excellently maintained, employees and staff are super. Activities for everyone. Recommend. It is only three blocks to Walmart and HEB ( grocery). - skf1953
May 2016 - $48.00
We stayed at Victoria Palms Resort for two nights in May. The park was easy to maneuver to our space and we were escorted to it by the staff and were offered assistance if needed. Concrete Pad
and patio. All the staff from the registration desk, to the guard at the gated entrance were very friendly and helpful. We will definitely return here and recommend it. - Bob_B
Mar 2016 - $7.00
There is nothing to fault here, especially at the special price we found in the FQCC magazine ($200 for the month of March). There is a mix of homes and RV sites, but everything blends in together. Mostly seasonal residents. Our site was large and level, with lemon and grapefruit trees all around. Internet is available either wi-fi or cable. We used the cable with a modem and it was as good as what we have at home. Huge pool with bands playing every few afternoons, as well as every other type of activity your heart might desire. Roads are paved and lined with palm trees. There is a very nice restaurant on site. The park is close to shopping, golfing and dining, and a 30 minute drive from the Mexican border. - Voyageurs
Feb 2016 - $28.00
WiFi & cable TV are included in the rate. Huge variety of activities offered, especially January - March. Dances, many weekly card games, terrific wood working shop, wood carving group, wonderful sewing room. (Bring own machine if doing projects, like making clothes or quilts.) An active group makes hats for cancer patients every Wednesday in the winter season. Stained glass classes are taught in season. Computer classes held in season. Entertainment brought in from Branson, MO., etc. ("Tribute" shows ex. Beatles.) Various types of dance lessons given, dances & special events in large ballroom, etc., etc. There are billards, darts, shuffle board & table tennis groups & tournaments. The pool is great & 2 different water aerobic classes are offered week days in season. During the winter season there were music & snacks poolside one day per week. Holidays are celebrated with special events. One can't be bored here!
Season is between November to the end of March basically for we Winter Texans, but some activities continue year around as there are some permanent residents here also.
Very friendly park with lots to offer. Birding is popular in this part of Texas. There's a National Park close by & various small historical museums in the cities. Good churches in the area. A large Quilt & Creative Arts Show is held in the ballroom every even numbered year. - a winter texan
May 2016 - $20.00
We spent a week in a 44 ft. motorhome with slide-outs and a tow. Our off-season, weekly rate was $112 plus electric ($23 for the week). This is a very friendly, well-run park. We were there after most of the Winter Texans had already left and there were lots of open spaces. Our site was spacious and we had plenty of room. Our site was grass, but level, and we had a very nice concrete patio. Park management couldn't have been nicer or more friendly. We didn't have time to use it, but the salt-water pool and spa looked very well-maintained. The location is convenient to shopping and all the Valley attractions. We liked it very much and would definitely stay there again. - Carolynp
Mar 2016 - $16.00
OK park. Sites are close together but concrete pads. Passport America discount is honoured even in the high season. - Rib
Mar 2015 - $12.00
VIP is a very clean friendly park. There is a beautiful salt water pool, hot tub, shuffleboard, pool hall, 2 club houses, 2 laundries, a craft building and paved streets through out the park. There is also an area with weights etc to work out.
We have been to VIP La Feria several times and plan to go again in the winter. There are many people who spend several months in the winter but people staying a shorter time are always welcomed with friendly faces and open arms. - RSW
Jan 2010 - $14.00
Rate is figured on a three month stay. The people are very friendly and there are quite a few activities. The park is past it's prime and they aren't putting any money into it to try to upgrade it. You park on grass and put your truck or car on a concrete pad. The manager won't do anything but walk outside and smoke. That may be her job? Pretty quiet with a short drive to Hwy 83 to get just about anywhere in the valley. Wi-Fi is available in the clubhouse and it is pretty good most of the time. The bathrooms are generally clean but aging. Shade is not really available, there are a few trees but not a lot. - joe the rv'er
Feb 2016 - $25.00
This was our sixth stay at Bentsen Grove because of the spacious level sites, good facilities, park amenities including an indoor pool, and lots of activities and shows. Although some of the facilities are showing their age, the parks is clean and neat. The Wi-Fi problem is solved by installing a modem system (odd by it works satisfactorily). We will stay again. - OldeJohn
Dec 2015 - $18.00
This was our 5th year. Our rate reflects the 3 month rate. BUT, it includes electricity and cable TV and this year a new cable TV system with cable modems for Internet. The dog run is excellent. The staff will go out of their way to help you. The same for the work campers. This park has just about every activity you could desire. We understand that their will be a change in the activity office next season, which will be good for the younger Winter Texans. We met one person that has been coming to this park for 33 years. That is great, but it is time for management to look into activities for the younger set. We envision returning each winter for a number of years. - johnwadams
Nov 2015 - $30.00
This is a very large, gated, ($6.00) park on both sides of Bentsen Palm Dr. Office is on the left side. Park is mostly park models or permanent RV's. We did not know until arrival that they only accept cash or check. It is a very friendly community and seemed accepting of new arrivals. Lots are decently separated with grass which needed mowed when we got to our site. After a few days ask a neighbor how often they mowed only to find out we were responsible for our yard. You can borrow mower from maint. Water pressure was adequate. Laundry on west side was nice. Wash $1.50 and Dryers were .25 for 7 mins. Cable was grainy and we used our antenna most of the time. WIFI was very sporadic. They say they are putting in new underground cable/wifi. Orange trees everywhere. If we were to stay any longer we would have looked elsewhere. - Pennylee
Apr 2016 - $20.00
We have stayed at Bentsen Palm Village RV Resort for two weeks. Rate is $600 per month. It is a huge park but the snowbirds are gone so we basically have the place to ourselves, very nice. Internet works great. Managers Don and Jeni are the best. Jeni even gives you her cell number! She is professional and very helpful.
Everything is kept in tip top shape and it is beautiful. We chose this park because it is near 5 of the 9 World Birding Centers in South Texas and within walking distance of the Bentsen WBC. - LottaTidbits
Mar 2016 - $24.00
It's obvious that at one point this was a premier RV Park, but has been allowed to become far less than what you pay for.
The laundry facilities are very poor quality and not nearly enough machines for a park of this size. The fitness equipment is poor quality and several of the machines don't work. There are far too few restrooms/showers and for the first 4 weeks of our 7 week stay there was no hot water in the larger of the 2 restroom/shower/laundry buildings. The water is completely undrinkable and left a nasty residue on everything it touched including our water lines, it took 2 weeks to get the nasty taste out of our water lines. We went through 3 water filters in 3 weeks before giving up and just using water for hand washing.
The sugar cane growers burned fields every few days leaving a soot residue on everything, not to mention the smoke. And surprisingly it is windy all the time........almost Wyoming windy!
It's not all bad though. The nearby Bentsen Palms bird sanctuary is a real treat but you can see it in a day. - JWFlyFisher
Dec 2015 - $24.00
The best aspect of this park is the guests, mostly active, young retirees, and the Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park bird sanctuary for hiking and biking. The park features a club house, craft room, wood shop and several palapas. The pool is heated well, and we enjoyed the hot tub. There are plenty of machines in the laundry, clean and reasonably priced. The park management also sponsors dinners, shows, and the favorite, Wednesday night margarita socials. Other activities included exercise, line dancing, cards and breakfasts. We also enjoyed the park-sponsored river cruise. There were many good restaurants in the area that we attended as a group. The site spacing is good, especially if you are in one of the "wheel hubs." We had a large patio with nice landscaping, including rose bushes. We were welcome to pick free citrus fruit from the trees behind our RV and could have utilized a garden plot if we were there longer. - StevieMac
Feb 2013 - $18.00
This is an update to the my previous review. The rate for primitive tent camping is now $18 per night, plus the daily entrance fee of $5 per person. A $70 annual pass quickly pays for itself with camping discounts and the waived entry fees. There is a nearby porta-pottie but that's about it. - Jay Rutherford
Feb 2012 - $5.00
Bentsen-RGV State Park stopped allowing motor vehicles in the park 7 years ago, and the RV sites are returning to the earth. However, the 10 primitive tent sites are still available to hikers and bicycle travelers. The sites are very primitive and there are no restroom facilities other than a portable toilet. Note that we did not actually stay here, but wanted hikers and bikers to know that this camping facility still existed. The state park is easily walked or biked and contains a large variety of birds for those interested. I am not sure if there is any additional cost for these primitive sites beyond the $5 daily fee per person to enter the park. Although this review will say we stayed in a tent, we did not actually tent camp at this park. - Jay Rutherford
Jan 2013 - $22.00
We were disappointed with the general condition of the park. It seems the owners have no desire to improve the park. The Wi-Fi throughout the park was an additional monthly charge and was terrible. Many folks gave up and canceled the service. To be fair, Wi-Fi was available in the building. Cable TV is not offered, I did ask when booking, was told they had cable. I guess the office was not informed of the cable being removed. Having checked different RV parks in the area there are better choices. Would not have stayed 3 months but paid upon arrival. They have a no refund policy. - CAS12
Jan 2010 - $18.00
The last post pretty well covers it. We stayed as Winter Texans for three months and paid the three month rate with electric extra. Be advised the third party internet has very limited coverage due to the large number of trees that block or interrupt the signal. There is also a free nine-hole golf course on the property. Pets are restricted to a specific area. - Andy B.
Aug 2008 - $32.00
This is a large RV and MH resort park. There are many permanent residents. Most sites are back in of a reasonable size. Full hookups plus cable were available. Wi-Fi is provided by 3rd party, so costs are incurred. Very large pool with 2 hot tubs area. There are numerous activities in the winter season. The facilities include a Large activity and entertainment complex. Staff were friendly. Bring a bike or golf cart with you to get around. It is close to McAllen shopping, restaurants and medical facilities. Security was good. - CCCI