Llano Grande Lake Park Resort

Mercedes, Texas



Mercedes, Texas
Phone: (956) 565-2638

Sites: 1000
Recent Rate: $25 2/2016

Latitude: 26.1343747788114
Longitude: -97.9438662528992

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping no
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $4.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 4.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon,Sprint,T-Mobile
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem yes
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 40 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 40
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities yes
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities yes
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing yes
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa yes
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment yes
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre yes
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards yes
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong yes
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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32 Reviews

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Large gated rv resort, 3 heated pools, large long level pullthrus, beautiful new event center. This is an awesome place to hang out for the winter. Lots of activities on site, & of course, close proximity to Harlingen, McAllen & 20 minutes to Nuevo Progresso Mexico. Be aware that the wind is fairly strong from time to time (30 mph), so moniter use of your patio awning. Will definitely be back. We camped at Llano Grande Lake Park Resort in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms
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Clean Showers
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Site Details

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Site Number
2125 Alicante
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Stay as long as you can. Monthly discount to $25.00 per night cost.

Many, many, many activities to keep you busy every day if you want.

Three pool areas to enjoy the sun. We camped at Llano Grande Lake Park Resort in a Motorhome.

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Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
2203
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

South Padre Island is 45 minutes East of Llano Grande.

Birding well known in this area around Mercedes, Texas

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

We travel to the Rio Grande Valley for short stays to visit family. We have stayed at several parks. Llano Grande is by far the best park that we have stayed at in the RGV. We stayed on the newer North side which are ownership properties. Sites are in the 75-80 ft pull thru and about 45-50 feet wide with wide level concrete pads and nice grassy areas. Many of the lots have been improved with nice small structures for storage and sitting. A few of the sites have had permanent dwelling installed in lieu of a Motorhome/RV Pad. I would not want to buy a lot for my Motorhome only to find that my neighbor is not another RV/Motorhome but a house. Since we were visiting family we did not take advantage of the many facilities and programs available. Most of the people there are "Winter Texans" escaping the cold. Only recommendation - There is curbside trash pick up twice a week. However there is no where to take trash on off days. Trash facilities for dog pick up would have been helpful. We would recommend Llano Grande and will stay there again. We camped at Llano Grande Lake Park Resort in a Motorhome.

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Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
North Side
Site Surface
Concrete

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 40
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Great park. Rate based on monthly stay. Large, clean, lots of activities. Residents and staff very friendly. An excellent park for extended stay. Close to Progresso Mexico and outlet stores. Good restaurants and shopping nearby. If all goes well, we plan on long term next year. A bit more money than other area parks, but worth the extra money. North section the newest. We stayed in West section which was better than a lot of parks. We have stayed in East section, the oldest, and would not be our choice in any event. We camped at Llano Grande Lake Park Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
West 704 Hynes
Site Surface
Concrete

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Day trip to South Padre Island.

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Review Count: 95
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

This is the first time we have ever stayed at a resort style park and it was a wonderful experience. I am a quilter and what I was able to do with the group paid for the trip on its own. The swimming pools are fabulous as are the hot tubs. The park is very bicycle friendly. There is so much going on that it would take more than a month being here to figure it all out. Would certainly consider coming back here. Terrific experience. The electric is extra and the WiFi is free and fabulous. The best WiFi we have ever had and that is important to us as Canadians for staying in touch with family. The owner of this park and his employees need to be congratulated on getting the RV experience totally right here!! Recognizing some of the discount clubs might be a plan for even a couple of days of stays over a week. Just a thought!! Our rate was was the per diem of the 28 day month of February. We camped at Llano Grande Lake Park Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 59
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

We were very impressed with this park when we first arrived, but as the month wore on, our enthusiasm ebbed ever so slightly. The park is divided into three sections, east, west and north. The north is the newest section, mostly spacious, pull-thru sites and has it's own pool and hot tub. It also costs about $100 a month more. There are lots of sites in the older sections that are level, plenty big enough and sometimes even pull-thru. And besides, the older sections are much closer to the activity centers. The pool in the north section may be new, but it's also out in an open field with little protection from the wind. The adjacent golf course is pretty basic and charges residents about $29 for 18 holes. You can do a lot better on the price by going to an online golf site to get a tee time. The WiFi is the best we have ever encountered on the road. The half-mile road leading to the park is a little rough and is also posted as having an 8-ton limit, which means most of the rigs in the park got there illegally. The water is very hard and has a bad odor most days, but they do sell drinking water for 25 cents a gallon. Electricity is extra and cost us just over $100 for the month. Everyone seemed very friendly, but we quickly found that the cliques, particularly in the older sections, are well established and hard to crack. We were totally overwhelmed by all the activities going on in the park. One month wasn't long enough to sort them all out. We camped at Llano Grande Lake Park Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: December, 2013 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

As others stated there's 3 areas: North, West, & East. I've stayed here 3 or 4 months for the last 5 years in the North section. Facilities are outstanding. Roads are asphalt, pads are level, long, and concrete. Hot tub and pool is large and in the ground. Tennis courts are in two locations. Prices are based on the monthly rate that varies from low in the off season to the highest in Feb. Electricity costs us around $55 but we're in a 30 ft RV. Motor coaches seem to run around $100 per mo. About 25 ft of green grass lies between the pads. Pads are about 15 ft wide and 65-70 ft long. All the roads are wide and pull-thrus are easy access even for 45 ft buses. Motor homes and 5th wheels are the most popular choice. About half of the winter months are filled with Canadians. Friendliness is probably more personal. If you go out and visit there's plenty of people to talk to. The water is hard and doesn't really taste good. I'm not a water drinker so it doesn't bother me. Tall palm trees are spaced 2 per green spots. The view in the park is outstanding. The wind blows almost daily, but it probably holds down the bugs. They aren't really a problem. We plan on returning here in Dec 2014 so that's the best recommendation. The West section is cheaper, but personally I don't care for it. It's more crowded. We camped at Llano Grande Lake Park Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 156
States Visited: 43
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Although there are a lot of RV parks up and down Hwy 83, one who had visited them all said this was probably the best. East section is the original part with very narrow, short RV spaces. North section is the newest with nice landscaping and apparently level cement pads. We stayed in West section on what used to be a strip of premier sites. Way out of level that took the front wheels of the coach off the ground. Moved one lot to the right, kept wheels on ground but created a massive first step. Wi-Fi was excellent. The water pressure was good but the taste was atrocious. Activities geared to the older crowd. While the park is nicely maintained, surrounding area is unattractive. Rate based on monthly charge. We camped at Llano Grande Lake Park Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 129
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: March, 2012 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Llano Grande RV Resort is a 55+ destination park but it has it some plus & minus points worth addressing. On the plus side: the sites in the north end/new part of the park are concrete, level, spacious and easily accommodated our towed vehicle and motorhome. The full hookups included cable TV and a VERY weak, frustratingly unreliable, intermittent but free Wi-Fi signal. Their at-site cable provided in park viewing of the pools, activity center, laundry facility and tennis courts to name just a few sites from our TV in the rig. This allowed the viewer to determine if there were available courts, if washer/dryers were open for use or if the pools/hot tubs were too crowded. It is close to Progresso Nuevo, a nearby, safe, friendly, Mexican border town with optical, pharmaceutical, dental, dining and shopping services. The people here are genuinely friendly and the locals appreciate the Winter Texans. If you are a pet owner, their dog park is the best we have seen in six years of RVing and would only be better if they provided the dog pick up bags and a dog water fountain. On the negative side the sites do not provide a picnic table or fire ring. Most of our entire stay (four months) was extremely wet and windy and the wind here is a serious constant. It blows from 10 to 40 mph on any given day and on the few days it isn’t blowing you deal with mosquitoes and no-seeums. This makes for a sometimes frustrating day on their not even close to being a championship (their words) golf course. They will rationalize the condition of the course by saying that it was underwater last year but this doesn’t mitigate so-so/ragged condition of the fairways, the very uneven, seldom mowed/rolled greens, uneven tees, the fivesomes that routinely play the course, their league play that draws numbers from a hat to determine winners, their long grass mounds vice maintained sand traps that only trap/hide the ball and slow down play and their take it or leave attitude. Many veteran golfers/campers in Llano Grande buy a punch card and then go play other courses in the valley rather than lock themselves into this course. In the activities department, they only run events in their hall that generate a cash flow for the park rather than run events for the good will and enjoyment of the residents/campers. If you are a coffee/water drinker plan on buying bottled water. They sell it at .25 per gallon ( reasonable ) as the water from the provided water lines is incredibly hard, tastes very bad and will seriously water spot your vehicles if sprayed/blown on and left in place from the water sprinklers adjacent to every RV site. Allergies are an un-discussed/reported problem in this area. We developed almost cold/flu like symptoms (medically diagnosed bronchitis) once we had been here for about 3 weeks and they only went away once we departed the valley. Other campers in this and other park reported similar stories but they claim that allergy shots or meds will lessen the symptoms. We suspect it is the dust and sprayed fertilizers/insecticides from overhead crop duster aircraft that occasionally overfly the park that worsen these breathing problems. If you like Mexican or cowboy music you’ll find two acceptable American radio stations. If not, make sure your Sirius radio subscription is current. Renting a golf cart to get around saves wear and tear on your towed vehicle. We paid $650.00 for four month use of an electric cart. Mercedes has a large outlet mall facility and between McAllen and Harlingen you should find every type of store and restaurant you could want. 4G Verizon cell service is in the valley but is spotty and sometimes our 3G MiFi would not work either . Our daily park rate is based on the $2400.00 for four months, PAID UP FRONT plus the monthly electric charge (.15/kilowatt hour) which is higher than many out of park rates . If we could have been given a prorated refund for our unused days we would have hit the road. Based on the above we most probably would not return to the Rio Grande Valley and this park. We camped at Llano Grande Lake Park Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 82
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: February, 2012 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

As noted, a very nice park with every amenity. Lots of rules but no one follows them. A 55+ park but lots of residents younger. I would come again for the clean and well kept grounds, pool, facilities and the wide concrete pull throughs. 2 things I didn't like were the automatic sprinklers that soaked your RV every night and no sidewalks on main roads. With thousands of spots and all traffic on one through park road, walking anywhere (to dumpster, activities etc) was dangerous. Beyond those 2 concerns, its a great place. Rate was for 2 month winter stay, power extra. We camped at Llano Grande Lake Park Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2012 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Very friendly people, TONS of activities, nice pool/hot tub, wide, level sites, well-kept. Affiliated golf course not great. Town is a bit run down and not much there, but bigger/nicer towns and good shopping just about 15 minutes away in 2 directions. Also close to Progresso, Mexico, which was safe during the day and fun. Would recommend and would stay again. Price based on monthly rate. We stayed on the east end, which is cheaper and older, but very friendly and close to the main pool and rec center. A few of the sites in this section are occupied by full-timers and are a bit old and need some attention, but most are fine. We camped at Llano Grande Lake Park Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: March, 2011 - $30.00
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Stayed for 8 days. Great park! Best dog friendly park we have ever seen. Awesome off leash area with a lake. Lots of activities and the park was very well maintained. Front office welcome was disappointing: very abrupt. We camped at Llano Grande Lake Park Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2011 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

The nightly rate is for a 2 month stay. (Jan & Feb) Electric is extra. It would be hard to find fault with this place. We stayed in the north end and used that pool but there are 3 total all clean as a whistle. We wished we had a dog when we saw the dog area complete with its own lake. Activities are excellent. Nice little gym. Friendly residents. Big shuffleboard community and great shuffleboard courts. Nice rock shop. Good lunches for purchase at the rec. hall. Very close drive to Mexico and dentists there. Only drawback is that it is in Mercedes. Nothing to do once off the park property. Oh well! We camped at Llano Grande Lake Park Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2010 - $30.00
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This is a very nice resort. The staff is nice and friendly. It offers a lot of different activities. The sites are big. It's very clean. Progresso Mexico and great outlet mall are within 15 minutes. We camped here in our big rig and our site included a nice casita. It has 24/7 camera monitored security with a check in gate for visitors. It's 55 plus community , however grand kids are welcomed. Our stay was 30 days , however extended to 90. We camped at Llano Grande Lake Park Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2010 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very nice, high end resort. We stayed in the north end which is the newest. The resort has all the activities you could possibly want. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Full security 24 hours. It has level wide pads. You could walk or ride your bike day or night with no fear. Was very quiet. Lots of shade on most sites. Nothing negative to say. We spent a month here. We camped at Llano Grande Lake Park Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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