Andy Bowie County Park


South Padre Island, Texas
Phone: (956) 761-3704

Sites: 24
Recent Rate: $30 12/2014

Latitude: 26.1408713531489
Longitude: -97.1720767021179

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview

6 Reviews

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

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Andy Bowie County Park in a Fifth Wheel.




Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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NM Full Timer

Review Count: 50
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for 2 weeks which happened to be during spring break. This park is located away from the main activities. We could hear music until about 1:00 a.m. one time and on Easter weekend during the day for several hours. We didn't find that to be a problem. Getting into and out of the park is very tight. The spaces are close together but are level. If you can get site #1 or one on the other end you will have one open side which is nicer. The staff was very friendly but not very accommodating. We did ask about an empty space on the end but they said it was reserved although it wasn't used when we were there. We really liked the location for bike riding. The birding center is close with a nice boardwalk. The beach is just a short walk from the park and was very enjoyable. The Hilton Garden Inn is a short walk or bike ride. We had a good dinner and breakfast there. The park charges for Wi-Fi, but we were able to use the Convention Center's Wi-Fi across the street. There is a Farmer's Market on Sundays 11:00 to 1:00 about 3 miles north of the park which was great. We had a good time strolling the beach and drinking salty dogs made from the fresh grapefruits purchased at the farmer's market. We camped at Andy Bowie County Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

The park is as described by most of the other reviewers. It's biggest negative is that the six month limit is an improper policy for a public facility with only 24 spaces. Allowing people to live here for six months at a time denies the rest of the public from utilizing a public facility. We stayed in the overflow at $15.00 per night with no hookups and were told that it would be at least another week before there was even a chance of anybody leaving, or it could be months. We will not come here again. We camped at Andy Bowie County Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

We dry camped for our five night stay, which was fine for our needs on this visit. The staff is very helpful and friendly. Nice access to the beach and directly across the highway from the convention center. Do wish they would take the curves out of the entry and exit driveways, it's a curb scraper for long wheel base motor homes. We camped at Andy Bowie County Park in a Motorhome.

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Monaco Coach Driver

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

This a Cameron county park as well as Isla Blanca Park. Isla Blanca is on the south end of the island, and Andy Bowie is on the north end. This park was a parking lot for people to access the beach, and they turned one half of it into an RV park. It is just a Parking lot with hook-ups at the back of the site, but it is quite and really private. The beach was not very busy on this end of the island. The sites are just over the sand dunes to the beach (about 100 yards) There are 2 bath houses, one for the campers, and the other is for day use. My biggest complaint was the driveway getting into the park was very sharp and with a big rig your tires will rub the curb. This was obviously not designed for use by RV's when it was built. Once inside, we really enjoyed our stay. The park workers clean the beach daily of any sea weed that washes up. We really enjoyed our stay at this park. The water and sand were very beautiful. Lots of things to do around town, Brownsville, Mexico, Port Isabelle lighthouse, etc. We camped at Andy Bowie County Park in a Motorhome.

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Motorhome Madness

Review Count: 7266
States Visited: 55
Helpful Reviews: 36

Overall Rating:      

Brand new park. Basically a parking lot with hookups but just over the sand dunes from the Gulf of Mexico. Big shade pavillion with picnic tables between campsites & Gulf. Sewer hookups could have been engineered better. Very nice rangers. We camped at Andy Bowie County Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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