54 RV Parks near Palmview, Texas
Feb 2017 - $30.00
Stayed two months in a 42' 5th wheel and cost includes electric usage at $0.13/kwh. Very nice people worked here and really enjoyed the kayaking trips on the Rio Grande. Nice concrete pull-thru sites on a spoke and hub system was a welcome departure from straight lines. Nice hedges between neighbors for additional privacy. The major issues with this park had to do mostly with older infrastructure and dated looking facilities. The main clubhouse is way too small for the park and had no air conditioning. The fitness room had equipment that broke, the trash bins were overflowing several times and we had power outages from the heat and client demands. The pool area was way too small for the size of the park so didn't even use. WiFi was good initially but deteriorated severely in the 2nd month. Poor cable TV package also. Based on all of this, don't feel the need to go back. - DIXIEDUALLY2013
Feb 2017 - $23.00
We have spent two months here and this is by far the nicest park in the area. The rate is for a month, plus metered electric. The location next to the Rio Grande Valley State park and the bike trails were a real plus. The park has nice landscaping and all drives and sites are concrete or asphalt, with plenty of space between sites. There are many activities. They have a well equipped craft room and a very well equipped wood shop. We found the water to be very hard and we used a softener. There are two laundry which we found to be nice. The workers were very nice upon check-in and they show you to the site. The restrooms and the club house were clean. I didn't find the negatives that others have written about. Don't confuse this park with a park with a similar name farther north. Because the park was about full, we have reserved for two months next winter. Overall I have found this to be a top rated park. - iboat2
Jan 2017 - $26.00
Upon arrival, we were warmly greeted and given a voluminous packet of info about the park and surrounding area to get us started. Sites at Bentsen Palms reflect a mix of construction era's. The first two loops upon entering the park have blacktopped pads and a concrete patio. Sites are reasonably spaced and long enough to park the tow vehicle with room to spare after disconnecting. The southern two loops are all concrete pad / patio construction and in better shape. We stayed in the second loop around the clubhouse and without auto-leveling would have required some blocking side to side. Water pressure was measured at 45 psi, 50a elec was stable, cable TV reception was too snowy on many channels so we used our antenna exclusively. OTA channel reception was very good and you get all the major networks plus a number Spanish. WiFi service was very good. Plantings around the patio on many sites serve as effective screens but are curiously placed and prevent easy access to the patio when coming either way along the door side of the RV. We eventually chose a path thru the foliage which wasn't the best on wet days. The clubhouse looks tired and in need of a renovation but there are daily activities so it was well used during our stay. The exercise room is small with useful equipment, unfortunately several pieces were broken. The laundry room / bath facility near the pool were clean and in similar condition as the clubhouse. The second laundry building located in the southern loops was newer and appeared functional. The grounds are kept clean and pet owners were conscientious about picking up after. This park is principally an RV travelers park with very few casitas, park models, etc. As such, meeting people was easy and a pleasure. We will come back again. - Born2Roam
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. - beach walker
Mar 2013 - $8.00
We stayed for the winter and enjoyed the park. The front part of the park is for RV's and they have 30 and 50 amp service with gravel for the RV and a concrete patio area for your awning and vehicle. There is a Winter-Texan room for activities. Security was excellent. The hosts are on site full time, and there is a gate and security cameras. They have a wonderful camp dog named Tucker. Many of the Winter Texans are involved in a variety of ministry work both in South Texas and Mexico. - Traveller101
Mar 2012 - $10.00
The name of the park has changed to Melody Lane Christian Renewal Center at Texas Rose. The front portion of the property is for RV's and the back portion has Park Model units available for rent. This is a secure park with a front gate that is closed at night and controlled by a key pad. Winter Texans fill up most of the front portion of the park. Winter Texans also have their own recreation room. The park is quiet and there are only a small number of planned activities. Many of the guests are involved with mission work within the city and some travel to Mexico. The people are great and there are some rules that go along with a Christian park. The 4-6 month rates are some of the lowest in the Mission area. If you have a desire to serve the Lord, this makes a great home base. - Traveller101
Jan 2008 - $22.00
This is a gated park that issues a card key for entry after dark. Very quiet and peaceful. This park is separated into 2 parts, the front part is regular camping while the back 2/3 of the park is part of the Melody Lane Christian Renewal Center where Missionaries and their families stay while helping the Mission. - osofine
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
Mar 2016 - $26.00
This is a 55+ park with all of the sites owned by owners. So you rent from the owner. Electric is in addition. Cable TV and wired internet are offered at a reasonable rate. The grass and landscaping are taken care of. Trash is picked up twice a week, each site has a large tote. Each site has a coach house, many have kitchens and full bathrooms in them. We stayed for 4 months and really enjoyed it, you become part of the community. - houseonwheels
Dec 2014 - $1.00
We stayed here as part of our tour of Retama Village. Our site was a very long, level back in with excellent utilities. This is a beautiful, well run property. They have lots with rv pads and homes with covered rv storage for sale here, in a park-like setting. The residents were very friendly and there are all kinds of activities that you can take part in, if you wish. The clubhouse/recreation center has a gym, pool and kitchens. - ronboett
Jun 2011 - $35.00
As an ownership park you will have different experiences depending on the specific owner you are dealing with. Each lot is an RV super site with "coach house" (12x20) finished at various levels (from storage to equivalent of an efficiency apartment). The amenities for the village are the same for all (clubhouse, pools, exercise room, billiards, space for organic garden, citrus trees, wood shop, etc.). A great place to stay in the Rio Grande Valley. - Hoby
Feb 2016 - $26.00
This is not what you'd expect. Mostly mobile homes and park models. Our rv site was long and level but way too narrow. We were next to a mobile home and couldn't open the slides without parking very close to the street. The staff are very friendly, but this park is geared to a much older seasonal crowd. We left without unhooking. - Stevie Ray
Feb 2014 - $10.00
The park is located within 100 feet of the main highway and road noise along that side of the park it is very loud 24 hours a day. It didn't help that road work was going on every night we were there. Management told us that there will be a sound barrier built alongside the road, but no one seems to know when. Unfortunately, most of the short term sites are located near the road. That being said, however, the park is very nice and well maintained, and is a combination of park model homes and short term RV sites. The people there for the winter have been going there since they were 55, and one couple we met had been there every year for the last 35 years. The sites are paved and long drive throughs, but narrow. No problems even for the longest rigs and I was able to open my slides and awning without any problems. Electric is metered and paid separately at 16 cents per kilowatt hour. Water pressure is good and cell phone reception is strong. WiFi is available at $30 per month, but is very slow at busy times of the day. Verizon MiFi received a very strong 4G signal all times of the day. The park is fenced and gated and very secure. The pool and spa are heated and very clean. The residents have a very busy activity schedule, and we were invited to participate in everything. The rate shown was a special rate for this winter of $250 plus electric for the month we were there. I would stay here again if I was able to get a site away from the highway. - BigDadDogg
Jan 2007 - $25.00
We stayed for the whole month. This is a nice park, but more of a trailer park than an RV park. The "full-timers" or park model owners are pretty "cliquey", and not overly friendly. A limited number of activities were available. In all fairness, the weather in January was pretty bad, so residents were not out and about. Personally, I didn't care for this park --campsites very small & cramped together. I would not go back. It's a 55 & over park, but most residents were WAY older than 55! - mcleff
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
Mar 2010 - $30.00
We were here later in the winter season, so many of the seasonal people had left or were in the process of heading home. This is such a friendly place, and everyone is so helpful. There are lots of activities, on-site laundry, heated pool with 2 hot tubs, computers, rec hall, shuffleboard. The one dance we attended was great fun! Our patio was smaller than the new very large ones. Work had started on the electrical service--heard it was 50 amp going in the older section. Sites were larger than most parks in the area, especially in the area off the street. There were a few pull throughs. Just before we left we heard that next year there would be an on-site manager and on-site activity director. Every one seemed to be really pleased about that from what we were told. Might just give this place a try for a longer stay. - stonybirch
Feb 2009 - $30.00
This is a snowbird park & many residents stay from 3 to 5 months. The monthly rate is reasonable, as little as $10.00 a day. Do not believe what it says on the web site. Much of what is advertised is only available on a few sites or not at all. The pool heater don't work properly & the pool is often too cold or too hot to use. The building & grounds maintenance is poor. The manager does not live on site and promises much that she does not deliver. Many of the electric hookups do not provide adequate power. The Wi-Fi does not work well. On the plus side the winter residents are very friendly & helpful & there are many organized activities all run by volunteers in the park. The RV and mobile homes that the park rents are dirty & in poor condition. The sites on 1st & 2nd streets are roomy but the sites in the pool area and Caliche Street are tiny with no place to park your RV or toad. There have been quite a few security problems & some thefts. We will not be back. - pawatt
Nov 2013 - $11.00
Clean, pleasant, friendly RV park located in safe neighborhood. Rate is for the month. Paved streets, with grass and dirt lots with concrete patios. Stable electric, good water pressure, fast and stable WiFi. Super clean restrooms and showers with plenty of hot water. Clean laundry facilities. Plenty of weekly activities, shuffle board, bocce ball, potlucks, dances, quilting, crafts, billiards, bicycle rides, etc. Vegetable vendor comes to park weekly. Managers always available and friendly. Highly recommend for month or for the whole season. - TTraveler
Jan 2013 - $35.00
This is a great park with lots of activities and friendly people at the Rec Halls both at the Trade Winds Hall and at its sister park across Stewart Rd, Mission Bell. The Managers and Work Campers were wonderful. The restrooms and laundry rooms were always clean. - osofine
Nov 2012 - $45.00
Advertised as a pet friendly park,but we had to move to a different site due to 2 crabby neighbors in park models complaining about some barking in the motorhome with windows closed, during the daytime. The manager was rude. The second lot was very dirty and dusty like a dust bowl. The park needs a lot of maintainance and electrical upgrading. The workcampers did an excellent job of keeping the restrooms and showers clean. Sites are small and streets are very narrow. Mostly park models. We will not return. - silverwing
Feb 2017 - $41.00
Mission Bell and Tradewinds are now sister parks owned by the same company. This is by far the friendliest and most out going park I have known in Valley. Everyone is so positive. The activities are endless like dances, live entertainment, dinner parties, If you get bored it's your fault - Marilyn-Tom
Jan 2017 - $45.00
This is a return trip to this park. Great, friendly people and the activities are too numerous to mention. Enough to say that you will not find a friendlier place to stay. Sure the sites might be a little snug but the location and people make it terrific. - parton123
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