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Rockport, Texas

Bay View RV Resort

Rockport, Texas



5451 Hwy 35 North
Rockport, Texas 78382
Phone: (361) 400-6000

Sites: 400
Recent Rate: $45 1/2017

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Latitude: 28.105264669193
Longitude: -97.029892802238
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $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 yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
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 yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) no
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • 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 ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

50 Reviews

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

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Bay View is a large, older, park in the Coastal Bend of Texas with a host of amenities and winter activities. Extended stay rates currently run from $300-$400/month. The park is located between Aransas Bay and Copano Bay close to fishing and salt water activities. Some people say the best oysters in the world come out of this water fresh to the table. Gravel roads lead to spacious RV sites set in a park-like setting with coastal oak trees and room to roam. One of our favorite walks is along the waters of Aransas Bay. Beautiful! The park boasts a friendly staff, two swimming pools (one heated for year-'round use and an Olympic-size summer pool), hot tub, pickleball court, two clubhouses, shuffleboard, and horseshoes. Many of the winter activities are held in the large Family Club House which offers kitchen services, big screen TV, three pool tables, a small workout room and ping pong table. Large motel rooms and a park model rental are also available. In the five winters we have been here we have seen steady improvement in the facilities and infrastructure. The clubhouses and three of the four bathhouses have be refurbished and the forth is beginning a remodel as I write this. Both pools and hot tub have been redone. Recently a high-speed internet Wi-Fi system was installed in the Family Club House for guest use (no Wi-Fi currently available at RV sites). Several years ago AT&T built a cell tower just north of the park offering excellent cell phone coverage to park guests. We continue to enjoy our winters at Bay View with good friends and good times. We camped at Bay View RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Site 514-Village
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

This area of Texas offers coastal activities, including world class birding with many species regularly visiting Bay View, without the crowding of Florida. Rockport is a modest-sized, active, historic, community with a beautiful beach area, museums, churches and shopping. Port Aransas at the north end of Padre Island is 20 miles away and offers direct access to the Gulf.

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

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Monthly rate and I hear it will be raised this year. Bay View has been our summer park for the past three years. Multiple months each year. Many sites have large concrete pads but most are just grass/sand. The park needs a lot of love but the sites are spacious. OK facilities but management could stand to run the air temps a little lower in the rec room. 80+F is a bit ridiculous. It appears the staff who are long term tenants pretty much run the place however they please. I also had a run in with the owner where my reservation was not honored even though he acknowledged I was first to reserve the space. They know how to take reservations. They just do not know how to keep a reservation. While I would stay here again, I think I am going to go back to one of the other parks I have stayed at. We camped at Bay View RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Site Details

Site Surface
Asphalt, Dirt, Sand, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes
Tips for other Campers:

Rockport is a nice little fishing town that seems to be in a bit of a boom. The Texas Rivera is an ok area to vacation. Several good eateries in the local area.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

First of all RPI members beware this place adds a $10.00 amenities fee!! So it will be over $20.00 per night. This is one of the highest amenities fees in the RPI system, we will not return.

The park in nothing special dusty roads run down facilities and sites. They are close together cable is an extra fee. The park wifi did not work unless you are in the clubhouse. There are many better RV park in Rockport. Its too bad the owner is not improving this park we were here in 2013 and there has been no improvement even though the price doubled! Place if full of sand burr stickers. We camped at Bay View RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
321
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 35
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed for two weeks - one week Coast to Coast; second week Passport America. They have some pull through but mostly back in sites; can access small to large rigs. Walking through the park I noticed that most of the sites were pretty level but there are some not so level. The first site they put us in was really bad and we had to move. One section looks long term and they have some concrete pads there, but most of them are either gravel or grass. The sites are spacious, which was great. The electric and water are good. They have cable and wifi. They have two rec centers, one for adults and one for families, and a pool at each center, and a hot tub at the adult center. There are a lot of activities as well. There is a small dog park in front of one of the restroom/laundry rooms near where we were. Roads are dirt and very dusty when its dry, and they try to wet it down occasionally so it's not so dusty. I believe they have workout equipment, along with ping pong and pool tables. The only walking trails were around the park and you could easily walk 2 miles all over. They have a huge lake in the middle with ducks and fish, and two docks over the water. I would stay here again. We camped at Bay View RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
166
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Rockport is a neat little town right on the water and has lots of RV parks. It is close to Corpus Christi and Port Aransas, if you want to drive down there to visit. If you like fishing, this town is for you. If you need any automobile work done, we had a tune up done at Rockport Auto Clinic. They did an excellent job (it's owned by a young couple) and I would recommend them.

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Review Count: 67
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a large park almost completely occupied by long-term stays. Short-term travelers are routinely assigned to sites across the road from the oil well in the middle of the park. The well was not running when I arrived, but 3 days later it started up. It sounded like a diesel truck idling constantly outside my trailer.

Roads were rough and became muddy after light rain. The exercise room is worthless. The security gate did not work the whole week I was there although the check-in lady told me it would be fixed in a day or two.

My site was large but had no picnic table. It was sandy and infested with ants. It required nearly two inches of leveling. The laundry had old worn out machines and unusually high prices. The showers featured peeling paint and frogs crawling out of holes in the wall. WiFi was available only in the clubhouse and it was worse than unreliable. I will not camp here again.

Beware that under Coast to Coast they charge an extra $10 per day. We camped at Bay View RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Sand

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 55
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $7.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a Western Horizon Resort (WHR) park in the past and the rate shown is what WHR designates as an "Affiliate". The rate includes full hook-up with 50 amp, WiFi and cable. Although the roads have been and continue to be in poor condition we had no problem navigating our 40' motorhome with our Jeep in tow. The grass seemed to be maintained well and our utilities were good but the park in general is rundown. Most of the sites are reasonably level with some gravel but little maintenance. There are many oaks in the park so it is often difficult to get satellite TV reception. Some previous reviews mentioned that the ponds were dried up but with the recent rain, nearly 10", the ponds are now at full capacity. Some sites were flooded and unusable. My Verizon phone was 1X with 1 bar but my Verizon Jetpack was 3 bars 4G. Both devices worked just fine. The park's WiFi like most parks is marginal at best. We enjoy the area and look forward to returning in the future. We camped at Bay View RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
215
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

Port Aransas Ferry (free) to Mustang Island. Go fishing, drive on the beach and watch the wildlife. Plenty of fishing opportunities, visit Fulton Mansion, check out the Rockport Aquarium (free) and the Bay Education Center (free).

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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

Gravel roads were very rutted. Paved roads, which were limited, were also rutted and as well as very narrow. Sites were gravel, no grass, but they were level. We had an angled back-in site which was fairly easy to access. We camped at Bay View RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
000
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

We like Rockport for the coast and for the birding opportunities. Aransas National Wildlife Refuge is a must see even if you are not a birder.

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Review Count: 83
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Roads are dirt. We were in the short term sites. Supposedly for big rigs. Not much room between sites. Couldn't sit outside. No tables. No Internet at sites, but could get it at clubhouse. The clubhouse smelled musty. We camped at Bay View RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
146
Site Surface
Sand

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Tips for other Campers:

Drive to Port Aransas free ferry.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

There is no bay view. Lakes and/or ponds dried up. Exercise room is a joke. Our site was full of large red anthills and cockleburs everywhere. Old, run down. We camped at Bay View RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This is our 4th year coming here. The pot holes in the roads are bigger than ever. Rules are not enforced. People let their dogs run free, don't pick up after them and permanent sites are very cluttered. No atv allowed but yet one of the workers rides his personal one. Plenty of people riding around on golf carts(workers) but no one seems to be in charge. Make sure there is a picnic table at all sites. Had to ask for one. We camped at Bay View RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
9
Site Surface
Concrete

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

The staff and employees are excellent. The park is an older park but the sites are incredibly large and roomy with a concrete patio. There are a few sites where there are a few permanent residences but they are not in with the other campsites. All of the utilities work great and the WiFi is very good. It is a gated park with employees on duty 24 hrs a day. Would definitely stay here again. We camped at Bay View RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a nice RV park with lots of room at the sites. The sites are very roomy and there is lots of trees for shade in the summer and they have spots available if you want the sun. The pools hot tubs club room and laundry are very nice. Excellent wi-fi. We used PA discount We camped at Bay View RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Access ok, sites had plenty of room. Older park and seems to be marginally maintained. Mostly live-ins or seasonal residents. May have stayed elsewhere if I hadn't gone for an RPI park first. Other parks in the area looked nicer for the same money (with other memberships). We camped at Bay View RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2013 - $300.00
Overall Rating:      

In all fairness, we looked at this resort in Winter of 2012 and thought it was "rough", so didn't stay. This year we drove completely through it and picked sites we thought looked good and would suit our needs which were two-fold: big concrete pads for unit plus lounging, and close enough together so we could enjoy our traveling companions. We got both. The sites are big with plenty of room, level concrete pads on most, but not all, and the staff in the office were very helpful and friendly. Our pad measured 18' wide by 30' long, with additional asphalt for parking tow vehicle. We were in the Village addition, between two permanent residents, and there is no cable TV service. Digital TV reception is weak, as is Verizon and AT&T cell service, about all we could do is text. Resort Wi-Fi is good, and our personal cellular data service was OK (Verizon). Negatives include the rough roads in the park, some residents do not clean up after their pets, and there are lots of cats running around wild. A sewer smell also radiates through the area when wind is from the Southeast. Lots of permanent residents, boats stored everywhere, and sheds. We did not use restrooms or showers. Activities are scheduled but we did not participate. Price shown is for monthly rate, and electric is extra. We probably will not return. We camped at Bay View RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 44
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2013 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

It is an older park; the new owner has made some improvements. We love this park for 2 reasons. First the friendly staff and long term residents. They make you feel like long time friends even when you are only here for a week. Second, the sites. They are big and most have the shade of lovely big live oak trees. Some have a view of the lake. Right now it is dry, but that is because of the drought, not the owner's fault. If you stay, I suggest you participate in the many activities. Lots of fun and great folks. We camped at Bay View RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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