53 Parks near Mission, Texas
Jan 2013 - $23.00
Older. Most sites perpendicular to park roads, but with care you can back in. Concrete pad for chairs, etc. lots of birders. Close to good birding sites. Some planned activities and outings. I had site 67. I needed to borrow their huge wrench to get the sewer inlet cap off! THEN as soon as I inserted my hose and opened my black waste valve the line completely backed up and overflowed you-know-what all over the back end of my site!!! Needless to say we could not dump at that site or anywhere else at the park without considerable inconvenience. I was not a happy camper when we left. It's not a bad park. They try hard and they do a lot well. - Tom Seeley
Jan 2013 - $17.00
Rate is based on monthly fee. We spent a month here to visit and explore the Rio Grande Valley area of Texas. Older park in need of some updating. Nice small pool and hot tub. Nice clubhouse with a few activities. Nothing special. We had a FHU 50 amp site right next to the road with lots of road noise. All sites are back in. Our site had a concrete patio, not all sites have this. We also had a grapefruit tree on our site. Free wi-fi at clubhouse only. If you want it at your site, you have to pay extra. Heard it wasn't a very good signal. People staying at park and employees were nice. We would not stay here again. - krb
Feb 2012 - $25.00
Our review of this park from last year is still valid. This year we returned for two weeks. The park was full during our visit, with many people there for the winter. The park is older but well maintained. The managers are very helpful and the occupants were uniformly friendly. There are two water systems in the park (municipal and private well), and customers are welcome to use all the well water they want for RV and car washing, which was good in the middle of a long journey. The park is 3 miles from Bentsen State Park and the World Birding Center. We'd stay again. - Jay Rutherford
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 2016 - $39.00
I think some of the other reviewers are confusing Bentsen Palms with a park with a similar name down the road. This park is awesome! If you are 55+, but are still active! this is the park for you. You get free access to the neighboring State Park with fantastic bird-watching, free bikes, free kayaks, pontoon boat ride ($10), pool, hot tub, pickleball, and lots of well attended activities in this park. It also has the best, constantly-enjoyed, dog park I have ever seen. By the end of my visit, my dog mastered the agility course and had 20 new friends that he dragged me to see every day! The sites were spacious and had the most beautiful flowering landscaping, simply amazing. There are also miles of levee roads that you can walk with your dog off-leash which was awesome daily excercise, although you share the roads with Border Patrol. I had so much fun here that it is now my favorite RV park ever! - MazoCak
Dec 2015 - $30.00
This is an older park with freshly sprayed roads over deteriorated asphalt. Some sites are concrete and others are asphalt. There are lots of activities here and it is a fun place to stay. For the size of the park, the pool, clubhouse and hot tub are really small. The fellow guests make it a fun place to camp. We stayed here for a couple months while looking next at possibly buying property in the neighboring neighborhood, which is owned by the same owner. Decided that wasn't a good idea after talking to people there. I'd camp here again but the roads need to be repaved, not just sprayed black. The park needs to fix the flooding problem when it rains. - Maxisback
Nov 2012 - $20.00
The sites are large and the proximity to the state park provides excellent hiking, biking and birdwatching/butterflying. However, the management here seems to be uninterested in making their customers happy. - heyduke50
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
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
Jan 2016 - $10.00
This is a winter destination park and our third year here. The people here are very friendly, there are a lot of activities. Sites are all back in. The sites have plenty of space on both sides of your RV. There are a lot of park models in the park. Some are always for sale. The rate per month is $310.00 plus electricity. - Joceil
Jan 2014 - $10.00
This park is a 55 and older campground, used mainly for the winter by Winter Texans. The rate is $300 a month plus electric if you pay by the month, cheaper if you pay for the whole winter at once. The park has a large clubhouse, nice swimming pool, paved streets. The sites have paved patios and paved place to park your vehicle. Your RV is parked on grass. There are 40 RV sites and the other spots have park models on them. We are staying here for 2 months. We will be here again. - Joceil
Dec 2015 - $16.00
We booked a monthly stay at Mission Bell based on the website photos and information. When we pulled in we were sorely disappointed with almost every aspect of the park. This is a very old park that has long since fallen into disrepair. Its maintained in "working order" but is badly in need of updating. The website goes on about all the buildings and facilities which are present but not well maintained. The WiFi is only available in two spots for the entire park. One of the locations is the library which is so small and dank I couldn't stay there more than a few minutes.
The restrooms/showers are very small and not well done. The ones we used in our two nights stay (not the scheduled month) smelled of mildew or something.
The spaces are very small and not at all as expected. The tiny concrete patio was being overtaken by weeds and grass that are mowed but otherwise unkempt. Watch out for sand burrs. The wooden electrical post on our site was original to the park and about to fall over.
The park amounts to about half old trailers and newer park model trailers of permanent residents. The roads are extremely narrow, rough asphalt. The park is poorly lit and backs up to what sounds like a discotheque. We were treated to very loud, thumping music late into the night.
Beware they WILL NOT issue any kind of refund if you decide to leave early!!!!!
There are other much better kept parks in the area.
After checking in and getting set up we were offered a tour of the facilities. It was obvious that even our tour guide, one of the camp hosts, didn't like the place or want to be there.
The snow birds we met were all very friendly but the permanent residents were very stand-offish.
I really wish I could offer more positive thoughts about the park but they're just not there. - JWFlyFisher
Oct 2013 - $35.00
This is a great park with the friendliest people in South Texas. The office staff were very helpful with our search for a park model for our stay in their park. They have a wonderful list of activities that we enjoy doing. Especially the get-together that the activity director coordinates. The people are very friendly and have made us feel like we belong. - osofine
Nov 2012 - $10.00
This is a great RV Park. Last year, we made the mistake of booking at a different park in the area after looking at their Internet site that did not have a lot of pictures but what lot of big talk that turned out to be bogus. We then looked all over and found Mission Bell and booked for this year. What a difference. Everything Mission Bell gives you everything they advertise on their website. All their photos are true. They have a great pool hall and my wife loves the salt water pools that are heated. The exercise room is nice and the bathrooms are spotless and cleaned daily. The staff is so nice and helpful. They have so many activities you can't do them all. The place is lit up for Christmas. We are looking forward to the free Christmas dinner because the free Thanksgiving dinner was great. We have met so many nice and friendly people that do lots of different things. The big woodworking shop is popular and so are the golfing groups because there are many golf courses that are close by. I highly recommend this park. Forgot to mention how close it is to everything so you don't have to drive but 5 minutes to get to many restaurants, Walmart, big grocery store and Home Depot. - crackerjack
Jan 2009 - $18.00
Stay under C2C. OK place but clearly pool maintenance isn't high on their list. Mostly long-term stays. - PugetSound
Jan 2007 - $22.00
A very nice park. There are large grassy sites, lots of trees and paved streets. The pool is on the small side, but very clean with a small hot tub. There is a large rec hall and a few activities every week. Friendly helpful staff. The park is at the end of town so nothing is very close, but there is a grocery not too far away. - fulltimerjan
Feb 2015 - $18.00
Basically an older snowbird park. Stayed here a month and rate reflects monthly rate of 525.00 for cement pad + electric which is charged at a rate well above their cost. Best watch your electric usage and be ready for a shock at checkout. Grass site would be 50.00 less. Forget the WiFi which is useless, bring your own hot spot. Verizon 4G signal is marginal to good. On site golf course is a 9 hole short course in need of water and a greens keeper. Dumpsters at at the far end of the campground with nothing close to sites for garbage. Park is fairly well maintained but shows its age. Many activities going here and in the valley for the 55+ crowd. No picnic tables or fire rings. - Money2Burn
Jan 2015 - $20.00
Park is an older park but taken care of. The residents/long term folks do take pride in their park. Half of the sites are concrete and the other half are in grass. We took the last cement spot because it was supposed to rain for the next couple weeks (which it did). No one wanted that cement spot because it was 30 amps but I figured we could manage and did want the cement. Others took the grass and sure enough, got stuck in the mud. The trash is way to the other side of park in mud to get there. There is a lot to do in the area and we did feel secure there in the park. Folks were very friendly and helpful. We would stay here again because of the Passport America rates, but would not stay a whole season. - Army Guy
Dec 2013 - $20.00
This has been a most miserable winter down here in the Valley. That said, it's not fun to be in a park that has no pool tables, fitness equipment, or the like for when it's too cool out to do anything. The TV and Wii only go so far. If you are into playing guitars, fiddles, and the like this is a great park. We're not. The potholes and patched roads make riding a bicycle a challenge. Most people are really friendly and will help you all they can. We won't return this coming fall, but will be going over to a San Benito park with the facilities we are looking for. And hope for a more normal Valley winter. - shadrack
Oct 2013 - $40.00
Just came back from staying at Oleander Acres RV Resort. A staff member checked us in. She was very welcoming and gave us a tour of available sites for us to pick from. We decided on lot 95. This RV Resort has lots diverse mature trees so most lots are nicely shaded. Sites are grassy which is nice and sure cuts down on the dirt in RV. It was a great location super close to Walgreens which was convenient to pick up our prescriptions. We made it our base camp. It was very quiet. - slowlanesultan
Oct 2012 - $30.00
We loved our stay. Very reasonable price. Nice size sites that are very shady. On site sparkling clean laundry. Clean bathrooms and showers. Not to far from Walmart and all other shopping. A+ if you don't need a pool. They offer everything including rec hall, fenced dog run and pool room. - roadtrip queen
Mar 2012 - $30.00
This park is outstanding for nature with lots of trees and native flora. I added some more birds to my list here. You feel at home as soon as you enter the park. The staff go out of their way to assure a pleasant stay. This a great park for Winter Texans. I made a lots of great friends I have also stayed in the summer. Park has lots of shade and is convenient to pharmacies and shopping. - Big Camper11