59 Parks near Port Aransas, Texas
Jan 2016 - $20.00
Large parking lot with spaces down two sides. Close walk (or drive) to the beach. Actually quite a bit closer to Corpus Christi than Port Aransas. If hookups aren't essential for you, I'd suggest the Padre Island National Seashore campground, it's a short drive. Actually closer if you're coming thru Corpus. Cell service was good here, not so good at Padre Island campground. - abqnm
Jan 2016 - $20.00
The campground itself is ok. Everything works as it should. 50amp. and water. It's just a big parking lot but convenient to get in and out but the beach is absolutely terrible. Tons of garbage everywhere and nobody seems to care. The employees drive around in trucks and tractors, move a little sand here and there but for sure nobody touches any garbage!!! What a pity. we will never go there again. - swissman
Dec 2015 - $20.00
The park is clean and orderly. Gate closed at night for security. The state park staff was very friendly and helpful. - Bahama
Apr 2016 - $55.00
We stayed here for 4 nights and enjoyed it immensely. The park was cement and grass and very large. The bathrooms were very clean and well kept. They had a laundry room, and a beautiful pool. We expected this park to be closer to the water, but it was 1/2 mile from it! We walked the beach and watched the contestants of Sand Fest getting ready for the contest the week-end coming up. We shopped and bought fresh shrimp right off the boat which was great. We also visited Rockport, TX. Be aware that most of the shops are closed on Sundays! We toured parts of the King Ranch by bus with a guide. What an experience! - Marilynintexas
Mar 2016 - $16.00
Stayed two months here after two winters in different park on the island. Complete 360 difference in park management and service. Manager here very competent and extremely nice to us and all the people in the park. Owners stay here in their motorhome as they are updating and getting the park back to excellent condition business wise after some turbulence last year with former manager. All sites fhu, wide concrete streets, long concrete sites with patio area and room for tv and boat, car, etc. Pot lucks, breakfast, bingo, cards, happy hour daily during the winter months. Happy to be here with 15 other couples from the other park. We will return. - xarmoreddriver
Feb 2013 - $15.00
Rate is based on monthly rate and does not include electric. It is a convenient centrally located park in Port Aransas within walking distance to the channel, gulf beaches, and downtown shops and restaurants. We had a FHU 50 amp paved back in site. Roads are paved and fairly wide. Wi-fi was available at an extra charge. Sites are pretty close together, but nothing different than many RV parks. There was a small clubhouse with a nice laundry area. The pool was open, but water was very cold. There was also a hot tub with a cover similar to what you would have in your backyard. We never saw anyone use either the pool or hot tub. There are a few activities offered. Calling this a resort is stretching it. Overall, we did enjoy our stay due to the convenient location. Park was very clean. We would stay here again. - krb
Jul 2016 - $65.00
We stayed 4th July weekend and didn't realize we needed to make reservations many, many months in advance as many of the parks were booked up. This one had availability so we were pleasantly surprised to find out this park was delightful. We were in a large rig, 43 ft. There are only a couple spots that fit our size rig. We were in row "B". The majority of the park was filled with travel trailers and 5th wheels.
The best thing about this park is its vicinity to the beach. I didn't find any other park that allowed such close and easy access. We were a block from the beach.
We drove through all of the RV parks in the area and determined "On The Beach RV" was one of the nicer parks. Many of the parks were crammed together with cement and no green space or personality. The spots here are close together but had REAL lush green grass! They also have tropical landscaping throughout the park. Other parks were only cement. It's obvious the park manager has a green thumb. This park is older but quaint with personality, not the typical sterile RV park.
Park manager is very tough, lots of rules, especially about dogs. Don't even think about walking your dog within the park grounds! Manager has no personality, however the parking director was great and assisted everyone with getting their units into their assigned spots. It's a little crazy getting in and out of the park at check in time.
There is an adjacent large but well maintained vacant lot adjacent, which is used for parking overflow. A beautiful garden of succulents can found here.
Cement pad for picnic tables, each table was freshly painted a vibrant color. Row B has all the motor homes, the other spots appear to be occupied by travel trailers. Our unit faced west which was uncomfortable in the afternoon, nothing the park could really do about this as the spots face East/West. Either way you get the morning or the afternoon sun. We experienced power interruptions throughout our stay.
Prices are stupid. Nickle and dime you for everything. - nascarteamgordon
Jan 2016 - $40.00
Great "On the Beach" RV park that is as close to the beach as you can get without camping on the beach. View of Gulf of Mexico out front window of motorhome. Great, friendly staff. ONLY drawback....tight sites and roads but crew helps you park. - Dave and Linda
Dec 2015 - $22.00
Rate based on 30 day stay and includes additional charge for electric. Rates vary depending on site selected.
Pros: friendly and helpful staff; short walk to the beach.
Cons: WiFi works but was constantly dropping connection; light pollution-too many standard street lights that even ruin a nighttime beach walk; unleveled sites; narrow sites. - jnateg
Aug 2016 - $40.00
This was a really nice RV park, probably one of the best in the area. Very friendly and helpful staff. The residents are also very friendly, many being retired "year round" Texans, as opposed to winter Texans, who I'm sure fill the park during the cold weather up north. Nice recreation hall. They served breakfast & lunch there on weekends during our visit. Nothing fancy, but basic good food. The bathhouse near our loops showed some wear and tear, probably due to the beachfront location and age, but they were clean. We visited during the lull between school starting in Texas and the Labor Day weekend. Apparently after Labor Day, there is even more of a lull until the snowbirds begin arriving. Well stocked store. Close proximity to the nice Mustang Island beach, right over the dunes via a boardwalk. We plan on returning. - one_strange_texan
Apr 2016 - $39.00
Very nice, large campground with boardwalk access to beach. Sites include paved parking and picnic tables. Staff were customer oriented and very understanding of our delayed arrival and last minute need for an additional day due to recurring motorhome problem. Our dogs enjoyed long walks around the campground and evening walks on the beach. We would definitely stay at this campground again if we get back to coastal TX again. Nice toilet/shower room, rally meeting room, pool, and laundry facilities. - G and G from ABQ
Apr 2016 - $53.00
The park is a bit overpriced, but I guess that is because you can walk across the boardwalk to the beach. The sites were concrete and had plenty of space. The sites had nice picnic tables. There was a large fenced in dog park which our dogs loved. - anglebg
Aug 2015 - $36.00
Decent park if your camping in a little red wagon! Sites are realllllly close. I guess the park was designed for small travel trailers. Anything bigger than our 26 foot trailer and you will be in trouble. Awnings touching, slideouts touching. No room to stretch out and relax. Staff friendly except for one rude workamper, thinks he owns the place and not very good at his job. - Hardcorps628
Jun 2015 - $47.00
Great place to stay that is a quick walk to the beach, but without all the sand. The park is smaller so it is ideal for families. The grounds are well kept, bathrooms are clean, and owners are friendly. - Tx coast
Jun 2015 - $47.00
Sites are very small. I could not get either into or out of my space, except that the pullthru directly opposite was empty and I was able to pull through it. If your neighbor has a slide out opposite yours, you will be very close to them. Wifi is an added cost, which I found unnecessary since they are charging $47 per night plus tax, bringing it to $52 per night. I would not stay here again. - RCH
Mar 2012 - $40.00
We read other reviews on this park and their website and decided to stay here rather than the park we have stayed at before. A mistake as the other park is a better value. Sites very narrow. Your tip outs are over your neighbors site. To pull away you have to make sure your neighbor moves his truck. Pool small but nice and not heated as stated in their web page. Help hard to find when you need things like propane. I would not stay here again. - murph164
Feb 2011 - $12.00
I stayed here for 3 months, so the $12/night reflects monthly rate plus electricity. Very neat and clean RV park, owner on premise and most helpful. - vtchris
Sep 2010 - $50.00
Not a bad park for overnight or just sleeping between activities. We made a reservation for a premium corner back-in and found it to be one of the worst sites in the park and moved to a standard back-in. Lots of old, old rattle-trap RVs that appear to be permanent. Be aware that Wi-Fi is not free and that dogs are limited to 20lbs unless approved ahead of time. Again, not a bad place but not one of the greatest we've stayed at. - skampercamper
Jul 2016 - $75.00
First off, depending on the type of park you like this Gulf Waters may or may not be for you. If you're more of a "camping on the beach" type, definitely not. If you're into loud parties, sloppy messes, as many people as possible, definitely not. Gulf Waters offers large sites lots of grass, palm trees all kinds of vegetation separating sites throughout the park. The park is manicured really well. You will not see old broken down RVs here. There's probably a restriction on RVs based on condition. We were in site 758, it's an end site by one of the ponds, closest to the beach, quite a bit of space. We talked with management about he $10.00 visitor fee, as my in-laws came over to eat one night. The fee was waived. We paid the golf cart fee, only $2.50, no big deal. Management is friendly, however there are lots of rules, basically the same as other parks, but they enforce them, unlike lots of other parks. I think a lot of people get used to parks with long listed rules that are rarely enforced, then get a bad vibe when they come here and are expected to follow the rules. If you don't like keeping your site clean, your pet under control, your golf cart safe, etc.,...don't come here, it will cost you. Thank you Gulf Waters for providing a safe fun environment. Boardwalk goes right to the beach at marker 55. It is quite large enough for big golf carts. Wifi is somewhat weak, probably depends on where you are in the park. This is out "Go To" park in Port-A. - mikel
Jun 2016 - $59.00
The concrete pads are level. The landscaping seems well maintained and is pretty. Not much grass for our four-legged family members. Nickel and dimed at every turn. Have family members who live in Corpus who are coming to the park for the day for lunch and fun at the beach. Charged $10 per person for visitors. For what? Rented a golf cart for the weekend (expensive) and was charged $2.50 per day by the park for having a golf cart. For what? If you use a tow dolly, they charge you extra for parking your dolly.
All guests must wear blue armbands for identification. Seems like the RV site owners are exempt from this rule.
Not many nice RV parks in the Corpus area, but I think I'll keep looking. - ETX
Mar 2016 - $70.00
We have stayed here several times in the last year. The WIFI almost always works, and when it does it is a high speed connection. The park has very great landscaping with lots of trees and some big ponds to diversify the landscape. We've looked at other parks in the area and this park is by far the nicest. Wristbands have only been required on holiday weekends like Labor Day and Spring Break when they want to prevent trespassers from using the facilities. The pool is very nice in comparison to other parks. Yes, they enforce their rules because you are in a classy place with families and residents who have million dollar motorhomes. The park is located on a less busy part of the beach, so aside from holiday weekends the beach area is fabulous. The staff is very friendly and helpful, and they always call ahead the day of arrival to plan for your arrival and set up. They really are top notch. - davis0924
Feb 2016 - $25.00
We stayed 11 nights here. At first, I was a little disappointed by the appearance, and the spot we were put in. I was expecting maybe a palm tree or two and possibly a little landscaping perhaps, but no. They also do not reserve specific spots, but work on a first come basis. But, after the first 6 days, we were able to move to a more desirable location. The people are extremely nice! The best part is the location!! All in all, I plan on returning for a longer stay next time. - LovesCamping_jo
Feb 2014 - $25.00
This campground is all about location. You can camp on the beach if you buy an annual pass for $12, or you can camp here, just off the beach, for $25 with electricity and water. There is nothing fancy here but if you love the beach, this is not a bad place to camp. But, it certainly has some issues. The place was half empty when we arrived and yet we were assigned a site where the repairman was working on the service box. He assured us that he'd just be a few minutes but it took over 4 hours, and two more workers, to finally get us connected. At one point, he tried to blame my RV for the problem. All the time the worker was at our site, he was chewing tobacco and spitting out tobacco juice around our service post. I went to the office in the middle of the afternoon to see about moving and when I got there I found the door locked. A number of other campers were gathered around and told me the office was locked during a "shift change". Through the glass wall I could see one employee on the phone and the other one standing around doing nothing. Oh, I forgot the mention -- this is a government-run campground. - Johnnyonthespot
Jan 2013 - $20.00
Great place, pleasant help in the office. With some gravel spread on the parking pads and the elimination of some mighty big puddles when it rains, I'd give this place a 10. - SeeTheUSA
Mar 2012 - $38.00
This park is very cramped!! Roads are narrow, sites are very narrow and almost all side by sides. Many permanent residents with old and ragged units. It is accessible to all Port Aransas attractions. We will not stay here again. - Memawjo
Oct 2011 - $26.00
The park is convenient and clean. The spaces are very, very tight. There was an electrical transformer in our space, making things even more challenging. The folks were nice enough. We might stay here again but need a better site. The rate is based on a weekly rate. - mfcros
Nov 2009 - $42.00
Spaces were very cramped and hard to maneuver in and out of. Our sight was full of ant hills and my daughter and I had numerous ant bites on our legs. They have no laundry facilities and is expensive for what you get. - The Wallace's
Feb 2014 - $8.00
This is a bare-bones, down-at-heels park for the dedicated fisherman. It is situated on the causeway between Aransas Pass and the Port Aransas Ferry and is right on Redfish Bay. Sites are available where you can back right into the water if you choose. Boat launch, dock, and lighted fishing pier. No showers or restrooms, so you must be self-contained. Very quiet. $250 mo plus electric makes it quite a bargain, and you can bring your own boat and park it here when you aren't fishing. I see the property is for sale, so the park may not be long for this world. Too bad; its kinda weird and grimy, but we enjoyed it. - Cheese Queen