Date of Stay: November, 2012 - $12.00
The RV sites vary in this park. Some have concrete, and some are dirt/grassy with concrete pads. They have large or small concrete pads. Yes, some are very small and they rent at a very discounted rate, if your rig is small. As far as the dirt being tracked in, all I can say was that we have had a lot of rain lately, and the entire area of Donna, Texas has been muddy, not just Palm Shadows. THE MAIL: is delivered by the United States Post Office. This park has no control over how they deliver it. If a mistake is made, the residents bring it back to the office and it is placed in the proper boxes. Considering there are over 500 lots here, I am sure the postmaster makes a mistake now and then. Yes, there are many park models here, but they are also very RV friendly too. We are here for the winter in a travel trailer. They have been so nice to us and treat all RVer's GREAT. Nice here too: is that they have a full bar with beer and wine at very reasonable prices. Hard booz can be brought into the bar, and purchase set-ups very cheap with a cup of ice to boot. Most all RV parks in the Donna, Texas area have some dating to them, but they really try to keep things nice here. If there is a water problem, it is fixed that day. I feel that this is a very nice park and really have enjoyed staying here. The Rio Grande Valley is a fun place and Donna, Texas is right in the heart of that area, which makes this a very central location. Oh yeah, they have music in the bar almost every night. It has been lots of fun listening and dancing to the music from rock and roll to new and old country. Karaoke is on Wednesday nights, what a blast that is! Big Band on Fridays so don't miss that. It is open to the public. So all in all, a very nice park! We camped at Palm Shadows RV Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: March, 2010 - $11.00
Very nice winter Texas park. The regulars made us feel at home and were very friendly. People we have met that are staying in other parks remarked that Palm Shadows was the most friendly park in the Rio Grand Valley. Many people have wintered here for more than ten years. Continual activities going on from church on Sunday to live entertainment in the bar. Some sites were narrow, but they will not put a rig with slide outs in a narrow site. It had very nice landscaping with palm trees at almost every site. We met and made many new friends. The rate reflects a three month stay. All in all we had a very good time and would stay here again. We camped at Palm Shadows RV Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: January, 2010 - $22.00
This is an older park. VERY small narrow sites; our 36' motorhome barely fit. A 40 footer would not. My driver side window awning was 2 inches from the patio awning of the unit next door. Clubhouse/meeting/card/activity rooms were good. Lots of entertainment scheduled. Nice pool. Wi-Fi available for a fairly high fee. No landscaping except what some permanent residents have put in. In all fairness, any park rating here is influenced by the overall appearance/aura of South Texas. This is our first winter in "the Valley" and we will not return. This is the one of the most barren and economically depressed areas we have ever been in. We camped at Palm Shadows RV Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: February, 2008 - $21.00
A very friendly campground. The facilities were in very good condition. There were a lot of campground activities and the people worked at getting new camper involved in the activities. Most of the RVers were snow birds. We camped there for a couple of weeks and we would stay there again. There was a train that ran by the campground occasionally but we didn't feel that was a problem. They don't accept credit cards. Over all a very nice place. We camped at Palm Shadows RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: January, 2008 - $20.00
This is a winter Texan haven. There are a lot of park models for rent and many have visitors from all over the northern tier of states and Canada. The permanent models are extremely well manicured and cared for. The RV sites are all back in and can be a bit tight, but your neighbors are all accommodating and will help anyone get in and set up. The streets are wide and the place is gated and is shutdown at 8 p.m. Residents have the code to the gate if you go out at night. This typical of many of the RGV parks and it certainly is one of the top ones. There are many activities in the park if that is what you look for and it is situated in the middle of the Valley so one can explore in either direction in an hour or less drive. The only drawback is the WiFi signal. You have to go to the activity areas to get a signal, which isn't all that bad because some of us need to walk. We will definitely use this one again and recommend it to anyone going to the Valley. We camped at Palm Shadows RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.