Date of Stay: November, 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. We camped at Bentsen Palm RV Park (55+ park) in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: January, 2008 - $18.00
This is an adequate place to stay while in the Rio Grande Valley. It is a smaller, older RV and Mobile Home park that is cheaper than a lot of the parks in this area. The rate I quote is for a week. It is a few miles north of Interstate 83 and so is more quiet than other parks nearer the highway. The park is occupied primarily by "winter Texans" who come here for the whole winter season. There are many park models and older trailers permanently parked, most fairly well maintained. The lots are quite small and close to one another, but separated from each other by citrus trees. Our site had a small concrete patio and no landscaping other than sparse grass. You are likely to have little privacy from your neighbor. This is a senior citizen park with activities geared accordingly, and children are only allowed to visit, not stay permanently. Although we didn't share too many interests with our fellow campers, everyone was welcoming and friendly. There is a 30lb. limit on pet size. The park has Wi-Fi (mostly a low, but adequate signal), but there is an extra charge for it. Although this is not the greatest park we have ever stayed at, it was perfectly fine and the $125 a week rate was to our liking. It made a good base for exploring the Rio Grande Valley. We would stay here again. We camped at Bentsen Palm RV Park (55+ park) in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: March, 2007 - $22.00
We stayed here for eleven day visiting friends who were Winter Texans. The majority of the sites are park models for Winter Texans but there are ample temporary sites. The sites are in an old orange grove with lots of nice grass. You are allowed to wash vehicles using the water from an onsite well. Everyone was very friendly. We camped at Bentsen Palm RV Park (55+ park) in a Fifth Wheel.