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15 RV Parks near South Padre Island, Texas
Mar 2017 - $30.00
If you're looking for amenities like pools, playgrounds, potluck dinners and such this is NOT the place for you! We have been here since December 5th 2016 and we love it. Clean showers, a beautiful beach and the best staff in the world!! We will be back for sure. - Sandraj2016
Dec 2015 - $30.00
I feel badly for the rater who scratched his fifth wheel. We have a 30 foot and were able to manuver the entrance with only a couple inches to spare. Once you are in the entrance, it is designed such that you are trapped and unable to back out. My idea of 9/11 type traffic control overkill.
The park is nothing at all special other that the fact you are less than 100 yards of the beach, and across the street from the birding center.. Large asphalt lot with spaces about 5 feet apart. Utility hookups are to the extreme rear. Bring extra hose just in case. Good water pressure. Guys in the office are nice, but aren't authorized to do much more than take your money and give you a receipt. Park is run by the county.
This is our 2d time at this park and will come again only for the convenient location. - Deck & Margot
Dec 2014 - $30.00
I gave this park the low rating due exclusively to the "Big Rig Access" tag on the description. We have a 39' fifth wheel and scraped the left and right sidewalls of the trailer getting into the park and had to drive over the curb with our truck on exiting the park to save the trailer tires. Additionally, we had to use the day visit parking lot to get a good angle to enter/exit the RV area. I left a phone message with the county representative asking to discuss the curbing but got no response. - Torch
May 2018 - $73.00
First of all it is a KOA. If you've been RVing a while you know what to expect and what not to expect. This is South Padre and if you are here to hang out in the campground I would not suggest coming here. The sites are close together and if it's crowd you are stacked and packed in.
Like others have mentioned about hookups: they are in the back, especially the dump. We couldn't hook up with two full dump hoses. Everything else reached. Cable tv did not work at all but the wifi was acceptable. How close? Well you will see your neighbors sewage dump while sitting in your lawn chair, heck you might even step on it walking around. Most sites are large gravel packed down...no bare feet. Some sites have pavers for a patio, but not many, and they are really no larger either.
This park is no where near walking distance to any beach, but we knew that going into the park. There's no way we were going into the pool: it was dirty and over crowded. Bathrooms could have been kept up, but they've got so many people packed in here staff would have to work 24-7 to stay on top of that.
In general there are not a good deal of "great" parks on South Padre like in Port Aransas. In general if your looking for a good time in the park, don't stay here. If you're just just here for the beach stay here or anywhere else. - mikel
Apr 2018 - $64.00
They put us in a puny site barely big enough for our rig. Site is paved and hookups at the rear so we couldn't dump and electric cord barely reached. Would have had a better site in a Walmart parking lot! I CAN say we had a great view but that would be true anywhere on the island. Not coming back. - captn_rob
Mar 2018 - $85.00
We spent spring break at the park. The park is located near the end of the island and is easy reach from the causeway. We would highly recommend the Deluxe Site w/Patio. While all sites are narrow and close to each other, the patio sites have some of the best patios we have seen; brick pavers over concrete with chairs and table. The restrooms/showers were clean with plenty of hot water. The laundry was adequate with commercial machines. The park was completely full with primarily families on spring break, no excessive noise or rowdiness. We camped in a motorhome and would camp here again. - TxDiver
Jun 2018 - $70.00
This is a county-managed park that holds more than 600 RVs, so it is little more than a parking lot in a great location. It sits on the southernmost tip of South Padre Island, with the Gulf of Mexico on the east side and the ship channel on the south side. There are no sites right on the beach and almost none with a beach view (the dunes are in the way), but the following are sites that sit closest to the beach and provide a shorter walk to it, so they therefore might be worth the $10 per night "premium": S01-09, C436-457, S24. However, there are some sites with unblocked views of the channel, which is fun when the big ships come through: S15-23, C398-C406, and other sites at the very end of the rows along Channel View Drive. The sewer connection in our site, C419, was at the very back of the site and therefore useless to us. We ended up using the one and only dump station in the park. Be very careful when first arriving at the park. You have to stop at an office about 500 yards before the entrance. The office is much closer to the KOA than to the entrance to Isla Blanca. Stop there first to get your site assignment and initial the most ridiculously long contract ever used in an RV park (and I'm a lawyer saying that). Then you'll have the choice of three gated entry lanes to go into the park. The far left is for those who have checked in, but IT IS NOT WIDE ENOUGH FOR MANY RIGS. There is actually a middle entry lane that is wide enough, but it had a barricade in front of it the whole week we camped there. We suggest that you pull off and talk to the entry attendant before trying to take your camper into the park and risk scraping it on the concrete pylons at the entry. Many of the campers are left in place there for months at a time, even if the local owners can only drive in on the weekends to enjoy them. So the weekends are much more crowded than the weekdays. The beach and the fishing jettys were popular at all times during our week-long stay in June. - amarillorvers
Feb 2018 - $29.00
This campground is the Southern most in the Texas. Borders the bay and the Gulf of Mexico. PRO: It's beachy, warm, and windy. Lots of winter Texans. Had a mobile wash crew clean and wax our 29' for $100. Mobile RV service and propane available too. Walk to the beach, bay, or town. Free bus service just outside the gate. CON: County maintenance is behind on upkeep for the sites. In Feb. 2018, it was about 95% full. The registration closes at 6:00pm and is located 300 yards North of the park entrance by the KOA. Prior reviews cautioned about grass burrs or stickers. We did not find that to be accurate and should have brought the bikes anyway. - Rivercityjeff
Dec 2017 - $18.00
Stayed here a month in Dec and bad luck....a lot of lousy rainy/cold weather. Luck of the draw. Cable TV worked well this time....last time, it was bad. Everything worked well but beware of the sticker burs in the grass....don't go barefoot and careful with dogs paws. Used Sierra RV for some repairs....they were good. Gas company (Hinojosa) usually has trucks in the area you can flag down or call and they'll be there quick. Also, lots of people there to clean your RV. Being so close to the beach is wonderful. When it comes to bang for the buck...it's hard to beat. - LEB2
Mar 2012 - $48.00
This is a difficult park to rate. We did not enjoy it, but it was, for the most part, neat, clean and had amenities that many will find attractive. We were excited when I stumbled across the website for Long Island. I wish I had read it more carefully. This is NOT an RV resort. It is a park model community. If an owner has an unimproved lot, it can be put in a rental pool for RVs. So, we were parked in along with the multitude of park model/permanent residents. Some sites are on a canal, but they are not available in the rental pool To us, part of the fun of RVing is visiting with other RVers, so this could not happen in this instance. Check in was slow, the young lady in the office could care less if we were there or not. I had to ask for a map of the area to be able to find our site. The site was large enough with fairly decent grass. Your unit must be self contained since there are not restroom facilities available. My husband walked across to the golf course and said it was in really bad shape, so we did not play. We saw lots of others playing while we were there. It would probably be a great place to live, but it is not what we look for in an RV resort. It is a very secure park with a guard at the gate at all times. We were told that Long Island was formerly affiliated with the Outdoor Resort Parks. It must have been decades ago because it is nothing like the OR Is that we are familiar with. It was a very disappointing and expensive week. Actually, we paid for a week and left after 5 days. We normally avoid the KOA parks, but there is one located across the causeway that would have been much better choice for us. We will not return. - TexasRee
Feb 2011 - $40.00
This is a member-owned park where everyone owns their site. When the sites are not occupied the management rents the site out. Even during the peak of the snowbird season there were plenty of sites available and several for sale as well. This is a beautiful park with many amenities including an on-site restaurant. Very friendly staff, immaculately groomed landscaping and they have their own 18 hole golf course! - SL592
Apr 2017 - $44.00
We stayed here for a few nights while visiting South Padre Island. Our spot backed up to a channel and was very enjoyable.
Things I liked:
Many long-termers here and everyone followed the rules of the park so it is peaceful. They have an off-leash dog park. There is a shower area. There are docks to fish from. The park is gated, and the pool looked very nice. (We didn't use it during our stay). The shower facilities were nice. There was loose hair around, but I have seen a lot worse.
Things I didn't like:
There was low water pressure during the day. The wifi was so slow that it wasn't useable, and there wasn't a picnic table or fire ring at the sites.
We would stay here again! - bleehow
Feb 2017 - $35.00
It is $300+ a month and higher for premium An old place where too many campers are crammed in, an example of what some settle for as many return each year taking advantage of cheap prices. This was our first time here, it was the only place we could get for a month, and while all the staff are very cordial and do their best, the RVpark leaves much to be desired. Parking so close to the adjacent space on grass & dirt. no place to sit other than squeezed alongside your rig. Lots of permanents too . There are some premium newer sites across a channel, but those were booked and so we had to take what we could get to stay in the area. Terrible mud and grime gets on all connecting hoses from the rains. There are good things, most people are friendly, a pool and hot tub, water aerobic classes, which are crowded I heard there was yoga but never could figure out where it was held. There are activities from in the rec hall, but these are all bring your own plates, utensils, etc. We skipped that as always crowded too so missed out on the "fun" It is gated so that is some security and a deposit is collected for the remote to open one gate. One walking gate is kept open all day long.. Internal roads are very narrow and rough and when it rained our row was along a minor creek because the water did not drain. . Too many people there and walking becomes a chore dodging automobiles and golf carts. There is an extra charge for cable which does not work well so we canceled.Wifi is awful unless one goes to the rec hall. Electricity is extra and had we stayed the month would have been about$100. The laundromat is dumpy, rusted machines from salt air, inadequate for the population and several machines do not work but take money from unsuspecting. The park is not responsible for the refunds nor do they post out of order signs. Several of these longtimers park any which way and their vehicles in front of rigs make it difficult to navigate around them. - Pat and Jerry
Oct 2015 - $12.00
A Winter Texan park. Close to everything around the South Padre Island/ Brownsville area. Large park with a very active social calendar, you won't be bored! All in all, a fun place to spend the Winter with a lot of nice people. - dewbon1
Dec 2008 - $24.00
We really tried to like this older park, however it could use some updating/better management. When we arrived we found the office was dark & locked, so we wandered around awhile, until we found someone (not the owner/manager) to assign us a space. We were placed in the gravel(?) area, across from the derelict stored units (some with flat tires). Some traffic noise from adjacent Hwy 100, nearby train whistles passing during the night and from the dumpster pickup at 6:00am. There is no fence, security or gate and all units are easily accessible from the road. A key is provided for the ladies restroom. Electric, water and sewer worked OK. The park's best feature is it's proximity to South Padre Island. - mountain_man
Dec 2007 - $20.00
We were surprised with this little park on the way to South Padre Island. It is clean, friendly and affordable. There are several nearby restaurants. We will definitely stay here in the future, maybe for a month or two. - NachoDawg
Jan 2007 - $20.00
This a small very friendly park under new ownership. A portion of the park has paved streets and a small part has gravel streets. It has easy access off of State Route 100. Close proximety to South Padre Island and Brownsville. - Vagabonds
Jan 2014 - $40.00
Very bad Rv Park, changed owner, and they have no workers to fix things up, most sites don't work, they have very few 50 amps sites, only 4 or 5 pull-thru, lost of empty mobile home sites empty. We will never stay there again. Used to be a nice small friendly park. - paks
Jan 2012 - $36.00
Sites are interspersed with mobile homes that are year around. The area numbering the #100's for campers is right next to the road, and all of the road noise. The pool is not heated, and hot tub is not "hot". The park itself is okay, but doesn't have a "community" atmosphere. It is close to Brownsville, but you definitely need a car to get around. However it is clean and does feel much safer than other Brownsville RV parks. - Rusty Quilter
May 2010 - $29.00
The roads and parking spots were in very poor condition. Attendant was very rude to my wife and OK to me. Pull through spot had my dingy in road and I was within 2 feet of a clubhouse roof. Really different from RPI catalog pictures and descriptions. We had paid for several days but left after only one night. In a questionable area of town. We will not stay there again. If we had read the reviews before, we would not have stayed there. The other reviews are right on. - km123
Mar 2017 - $40.00
Staff was unfriendly, water pressure was very low, lots too close together, could hear neighbors tv and conversations. Two sets of rules, one for yearly tennants and one for winter texans. Animal feces all over. Highly recommend staying at a more friendly rv park so you can enjoy your vacation and have fun. Pine needles a real mess. - Peter Brehm
Dec 2012 - $14.00
Our nightly rate is based on staying for one month. First off I want to say that management and the other park residents are extremely friendly and inviting. Most of the residents are snowbirds that return each year. Also one other good point is that the washers and dryers seem almost new and the laundry room was very clean. There is also a little lake on the campground which is nice to look at if you have a site nearby. However, those are the only redeeming features of this park. Sites are dirt and dead grass with lots of fire ants and sites are placed haphazardly around the park. The sites are extremely narrow and are very difficult to back in to because of the palm trees and the placement of the services. It took us half an hour to park our 40 foot fifth wheel. This is the most disorganized park we have ever stayed at. It is 70% park models about half of which are old and run down and placed at various different angles. The streets are winding and in bad need of repair. There are no curbs or gravel anywhere just lots of dirt and crunchy dried grass. The park is in a bad part of town (although most parts of Brownsville can be classified as bad) and we were constantly woken up by cars without mufflers speeding by on the street with stereos blaring full blast at all hours of the night and really loud parties from the neighbors across the street. If I could make one recommendation it would be to skip Brownsville altogether. It was an extremely depressing place to stay. The city is very poor. All of the buildings and the houses are rundown with absolutely no pride of ownership evident anywhere. Even the downtown core reminded me of downtown Mazatlan. We thought we could find a good Mexican restaurant because we were so close to the border but we were disappointed at every restaurant we tried. The best meal we had was at IHOP and even that wasn't very good. I wish someone had warned me about Brownsville before I made our reservations and paid $200. If we hadn't put the money down already we would have left the day after we arrived as one other couple at the park did. - KoiWarrior
Feb 2012 - $33.00
Plan your trip here when it isn't raining since the campground is a quagmire when there is significant precipitation. Mud boots and 4WD were required when it was time to hook up and pull out. We stayed here before in 2005, but didn't have the mud problem. Some of the sites are not level, but are decently spaced. The utilities were at the rear of the back-ins, so make sure you have plenty of length on your water hose. Our trailer electric and cable are at the rear so that was convenient. Sewer was well located, but not threaded. WI-FI was not reliable. Cable was very good. Good Sam rate. We stayed for 5 nights. Interior roads need repair. The activity center has been upgraded and expanded. The staff and fellow campers were friendly and helpful. The campground is gated, so be sure you have the code handy when you come in after office hours. We felt safe and the campground is quiet. The location is convenient to Padre Island and area attractions. Overall, we were not satisfied with Breeze Lake, but don't know of a better place to stay if we return. - Scott & Nancy
Mar 2014 - $15.00
The first day we got to this park we were ready to leave. The so called superintendent was rude and watched for the littlest infraction. My husband got permission to look at the park for a spot he liked and when we were setting up this guy came over to me and started telling me we should not have driven around the park and we were to go to a different spot which was totally ugly. The washrooms were terrible and my husband would not use them. The showers were bad, too. - randam
Dec 2013 - $18.00
$410 per month was for a full hookup site. Electricity was an additional 14¢ per kWh on top of that. The nightly rate for our extended stay including electricity worked out to $18 per night. Sites are level grass with concrete sidewalk and pad for chairs/table. The park does have palm trees, but they wouldn’t provide much shade in the summertime, as well as many bush-type and flowering plants. The park is right next to downtown Brownsville so every convenience, amusement, and sightseeing activity is available within a short drive. If you like walking/biking there are many miles of paved trails in town. Fishing/boating is available on the Gulf. Spacing between the sites allows for slides and awnings to be deployed, but that’s it. The park has many “winter Texans” who are very friendly. There are many activities scheduled in this 55+ park: dancing, bingo, exercise class, bands, and the like. City water is chlorinated: safe but not tasty. We received excellent AT&T and Verizon LTE reception. Wi-Fi and cable TV are included in the rate. We received 42 OTA TV stations. - DD Rolling Ranch
Aug 2006 - $30.00
We arrived at Pauls Rv Park in late August of 2006 for an extended stay of 6 plus months. Our stay lasted 7 months. The park is a mix of full time park models/mobile homes and rv'ers. The permanent residents are wonderful. They were there to invite us to all the functions, which are numerous. We had a wonderful stay there with all the parties, dances, exercises, crafts, golf scrambles, bingo, cards etc.. The draw backs are that some sites are very difficult to enter and exit. The sewer system needs complete repair as the sewer scent is obvious and obnoxious. The park has undergone change in management a couple of times the past few years. The advertised free wi-fi was down more than up. It was still the same when we left in April. If you can live with the downfalls this is a fun park. You will be tired after an extended stay. - Bill & Carolyn
Feb 2018 - $25.00
Overall, this resort is fine, but the way they handle reservations is a joke. You reserve one site and upon arrival you are assigned a different site. We were not the only ones this happened to, either. The problem with that is that the reserved site was about 35 x 70 feet, while we ended up with a site that was maybe 18 x 45 feet. In other words, with all slides out on our motorhome and on our neighbor's, there was about 5 feet of space in between the rigs. So, if you make a reservation and you are told you will be on Waterford (the only other RV sites), chances are you will not end up there upon your arrival. One other sore spot is that they claim you have free Wi-Fi, but that is only available in the clubhouse and when you try to do some computer work in any of the rooms, you find out that it is reserved for a variety of clubs or activities. The one time we were able to sign on, we found that the Wi-Fi was very spotty and were kicked off repeatedly. They need a dedicated computer room and upgrade their service. - dutch_man2018
Apr 2016 - $30.00
Nice quiet clean park. Heated pool, hot tub, showers, laundry. Gated with 24 hour security. Would definitely recommend. Lots of activities. Very friendly. - Allgood
Jan 2016 - $18.00
I agree with Morpauwe's review. Any type or age of RV is welcome. Some of the sites are unlevel, some have a dip-curb causing entry dragging. Also ask about side proximity to extend slides and trees with flocks of birds. There is a house behind the park where dogs are off their chains at night, pacing behind the RVs barking all night. Roosters crow all night. Three times I went to security between 1:30-3:30 a.m. who would not respond to the situation, so I was asked to call the police, who requested I contact animal control, which only work during the day. You know where that went. Since the resort is run by the permanent HOA, the office is closed after 4:30 p.m. and all weekend. On a Saturday morning the laundry was covered in long dog hair and it was in the dryer filter also. I went to security to inquire about cleaning, and of course, nothing could be done until Monday, so I had to launder in town. There are three nice, warm pools and a spa near the clubhouse. There are many activities, such as dances, shows, breakfasts, and dinners that are reasonably priced. Most activities require a ticket that goes on sale the 25th for the following month, with many activities sold out. There is a competition between activities, such as line dancing and cards, that compete for shared space (dancers can't hear music for card players' chatter, and vice versa), so you sign-in to show which activity is the most popular. Most people are nice and welcoming, although several off-the-wall comments were made to us. You will fit best, or it will be known, if you are between the ages of 70 to 97, white, married, straight, Christian, republican, nondrinkers and cost conscious. If they can't figure you out, they will ask! There were several ambulance calls, one was fatal. Another day the activities were cancelled for a memorial. They have well-attended chapel services, lead by a Baptist pastor. Baptisms are done in the swimming pool. - StevieMac