Llano Grande Lake Park Resort

     


Mercedes, Texas
Phone: (956) 565-2638

Sites: 1000
Recent Rate: $27 12/2013


Latitude: 26.1343747788114
Longitude: -97.9438662528992

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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
  • 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 15
  • Good 9
  • Average 3
  • Poor 1
  • Terrible 0

28 Reviews

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HandyHank

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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Johnnyonthespot

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

Date of Stay: - $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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Rib

Review Count: 90
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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jbrucemagon

Review Count: 112
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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Terrie G.

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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5thwheeler

Review Count: 123
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $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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Igotjam

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

Date of Stay: - $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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vikspiks

Review Count: 37
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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Pinsent

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

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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peyto

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

If you are looking for a place to be as a Winter Texan, Llano Grande Resort is the place to be. We have been going there for 6 years and have booked again for 2010. It is pricey but we feel it is worth it because of all the amenities. We found all staff very friendly and willing to help when needed. We had a problem with the cable TV but it turned out to be at our end as we did not have our remote set to receive cable TV and did not do the auto channel searching. The cable internet works well and we chose to use it over the wireless. There are so many activities to chose from - you could be doing something every day. We have chosen to book our site in the older East end as we find everyone very friendly. Great place to spend the winter! We camped at Llano Grande Lake Park Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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festus

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

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

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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Carly

Review Count: 106
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

The rate reflects monthly for three months plus power which is a ridiculous .17Kwh when most parks in the area charge .13Kwh. Without ever using the air conditioner and running our appliances on propane our power bill was still $100 per month. This is an everything available type of RV park with very good security. We were in the North lot, in my opinion the best area. The lots are very wide... park on concrete, large concrete patio and car parking and large lawn with palm trees. It is beautiful. Many channels on cable, internet available on either strong (newly upgraded) Wi-Fi or with a cable modem supplied free of charge. There are citrus trees and you can pick what you can use in a day whenever you want. Nice to have fresh grapefruit in the morning. The north pool is quite new and wonderful. The activity buildings are much too small for the amount of people that are there. The entertainment is usually very good and very reasonably priced. Most classes are included and those that aren't are reasonably priced. There is garbage pickup at your site twice a week which we found adequate. If necessary you can take your own to the central dump. Be sure to bring a bike because it is a long way from most of the park to the activities. One downside to a park this large with such mixed clientele(full time, part time and tourist) is that everyone seems to have their own groups and it is hard to break in. We liked the park but probably won't be back because we didn't care for the area. We camped at Llano Grande Lake Park Resort in a Motorhome.

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gasman1075

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

Date of Stay: - $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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Livin' the Life

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

The North section is the place to go with your rig. 73' pull throughs, all concrete and the park is very well laid out. Nice pool/hot tub. Friendly people. If you are towing a trailer this is however not the place to go unless its painted just like your motorhome. You can store it away from your site for a fee but most people have a trailer for a reason and want it with their rig. For this reason I give this place an RV unfriendly rating of 5. This rule is one of the most ridiculous I've heard of in my travels across the US. Makes no sense to turn away people because of a trailer. Otherwise a thumbs up for the park. We camped at Llano Grande Lake Park Resort in a Motorhome.

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tumbleweeds

Review Count: 67
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

This is the monthly rate, calculated by averaging Feb-Mar (high season). Electricity is extra for monthly stays at $.15 per KW. Cable TV (with HBO & Cinemax) is included. We parked in the North section. Nicely landscaped, clean, spacious, concrete sites. Sites in the North section are for sale. If sold during your stay, you may be moved to another site. Free Wi-Fi in North & West sections. During this time, free cable modem for internet access was available. North section has own pool and spa. From the North section, it’s a few blocks to the fitness and activity centers, and even further to the trash dump (unfortunately, trash pickup, at site, is only twice a week). This is a large park; many people use bikes or golf carts to get around. No problem with Verizon cell and Verizon air card. Park activities were winding down by mid-March. We camped at Llano Grande Lake Park Resort in a Motorhome.

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