7.5 Good
     
Mission, Texas

Bentsen Grove Resort (55+ park)

Mission, Texas



Mission, Texas
Phone: (956) 585-7011

Sites: 800
Recent Rate: $25 2/2016

Latitude: 26.219018591976
Longitude: -98.373212814331

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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 ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi ?
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone yes
  • Central Modem Central Modem yes
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly no
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities yes
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards yes
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong yes
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

21 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

Review Count: 98
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 9

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

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. We camped at Bentsen Grove Resort (55+ park) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
126
Site Surface
Concrete, Grass
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 103
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Bentsen Grove Resort (55+ park) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

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Review Count: 44
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Bentsen Grove Resort (55+ park) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
72 West side
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 98
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 9

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

This was our fifth stay at Bentsen Grove because of the spacious level sites, good facilities, park amenities including an indoor pool, and lots of activities and shows. Since our last stay however, there is a big problem: The new free WiFi does not work. For an extended stay, we need WiFi and currently Bentsen Grove does not have usable WiFi. This is our home, if the WiFi is fixed, when visiting the Rio Grand Valley. We camped at Bentsen Grove Resort (55+ park) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
145
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 98
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our fourth stay at Bentsen Grove because of the spacious level sites, good facilities, park amenities including an indoor pool, and lots of activities and shows. The winter Texans here are friendly and helpful; management tries to please. Our dogs give the new dog run a 10. The fee WiFi is iratic but usable. This is our home when visiting the RGV. We camped at Bentsen Grove Resort (55+ park) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This is mainly a Winter Texan park. They have two pools, one of them is indoors, as well as an indoor hottub. This is a big plus because of all the rainly days the cold fronts keep bringing to the valley. Most people are friendly here, and I noticed that this resort had a much older crowd, as not many people were in their 50s or 60s even. There were many activities, a lot of card playing and a weekly dance. The park roads are paved but narrow and backing into some of the spots is tricky. The resort has two sides separated by a county road where traffic usually goes 40 mph. We did not like this and limited our activities to one side only. Also, I was told that the line dance teaching has suffered since a particular male dance teacher left last year. Some people have gone to other parks because of this. The park has potluck dinners and lunch specials weekly. For an old resort, Bentson Grove is still thriving. It is showing some signs of decay but maintenance seems very good. The have big auctions here too. Oh, and there are citrus trees all over on the various sites. You can pick and eat your own oranges, lemons, and grapefruit if you are lucky enough to have a tree on your site. Some residents, like the one on 514 let you pick from his tree. And there is a beautiful public lemon tree near lot 521. We saw Canadians helping themselves here many times. The rates are very cheap, ($550 month) and still cheaper if you pick overflow (at $425 month.) In all, this place is still a bargain if you overlook the negatives. It's not the best, but okay. We camped at Bentsen Grove Resort (55+ park) in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 76
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: December, 2012 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

Bentsen is a common name in Mission parks derived from a famous Senator, Lloyd Bentsen. Reading the reviews below for this park and other "bentsen" parks shows lots of confusion. This one has loads of activities. It used to be premier and packed, but as new parks have appeared it has begun to show its age. It is still an excellent choice for golfers, musicians, crafters, cloggers, etc. The RV sites do vary in quality but are spacious no matter what the composition. Recommend. We camped at Bentsen Grove Resort (55+ park) in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2012 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate is based on a 3 month stay. Sites are perpendicular to roads and can be difficult to back in to. Very few pull through sites. Wi-Fi costs extra and was slow to moderate speed. You are expected to mow/maintain your own lot. Lots of activities, but newcomers are not welcomed at all. I talked to one couple that was here for their 5th year, who had given up trying to break into the cliques. I will return to this park again. We camped at Bentsen Grove Resort (55+ park) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2011 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate based on a 3 month stay. What other reviews don't say is that this resort does not allow alcohol in any of their buildings. Not what I would expect from a 55+ park. Cable channels are limited and customer service is non-existent. Wi-Fi is fairly good, but expensive. We will not return. We camped at Bentsen Grove Resort (55+ park) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 98
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: January, 2011 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

This our second stay at this RV park because of the spacious level sites, great facilities, park amenities including an indoor pool, and lots of activities and shows. The winter Texans here are very friendly and helpful. The fee WiFi has improved. This is our home when visiting the RGV. We camped at Bentsen Grove Resort (55+ park) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 103
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: January, 2011 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

Actually has 800 to 850 total sites. Many have park models or larger on them. The $17 is based on the monthly rate. I am not sure what a "resort" is, but if this park is a resort, then we saw several "luxury resorts" while touring the valley. It is upscale compared to many we drove by. We liked it enough in our 30 day stay that we booked 3 months for next year. More activities than many other parks. We have friends that have stayed here for 3 years. We liked it because it was at the far west side of the Rio Grande Valley. Map Source shows it is actually in Palmview, TX. There were bike trails and the birding center just down the road. The weather, especially wind, appeared to be better than if you were over on the Gulf Coast. Good 3G data card service. We did not try the Wi-Fi but my understanding was that it was not free. Someone flagged this park as "family friendly." Like most of the parks in the valley, this park is geared to the 55 and older crowd and they might allow children to visit for a short period, but while we were there we never saw a child. VERY FEW pull through sites. We did not see any where you could pull in and not have to unhook. We camped at Bentsen Grove Resort (55+ park) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2010 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

In general the park is very nice but positioned in a somewhat questionable area with lots of traffic and seemingly no police enforcement. The lots along the western side are very noisy because of traffic on Watson Road which is more race track the street. In addition, the lots are never cleaned or raked before your arrival and they expect you to do the maintenance. And as is the case with many parks in this area, the wireless is terrible and unusable at least half the time and the phone number for customer service never responds to calls. We camped at Bentsen Grove Resort (55+ park) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2010 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

A nice and very friendly place. Lots of things going on. However the roads and sites are bit dated. Mostly older park models with spaces for RVs interspersed through out the park. The RV sites are gravel/dirt and the levelers/stabilizers tend to sink in 3-6 inches so you definitely need to use some sort of extra wide pads. Also, when backing in you definitely need a copilot as there are trees that could cause a problem in most sites. The staff will help you with this without hesitation. The security seemed to be good. Nearby to one of the Bird sanctuaries, in fact one could ride your bike there with ease. We would come again. We camped at Bentsen Grove Resort (55+ park) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 98
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: February, 2009 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

Great park for the RVG, with all the facilities including indoor pool, lots of activities and exercise room. Good friendly and helpful staff. Most of the residents are winter Texans; who were very nice, friendly and helpful. We plan on a longer stay next year. We camped at Bentsen Grove Resort (55+ park) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 62
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2009 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

A very dated park in need of refurbishing. We camped on the "west side" of the park. A lot of overgrown tree limbs and potholes in the blacktop. A full schedule of activities is available. We camped here because we couldn't get into our first choice down the road near the Bensten State Park. The upside is the great grapefruit trees scattered throughout the park--the pickins are delicious! A good park if others are full in the area. We camped at Bentsen Grove Resort (55+ park) in a Motorhome.

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