Isla Blanca Park

     


South Padre Island, Texas
Phone: (956) 761-5494

Sites: 534
Recent Rate: $30 5/2014


Latitude: 26.0749353080157
Longitude: -97.162184715271

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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
Amenities
  • 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
Recreation
  • 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
  • Excellent 7
  • Good 16
  • Average 6
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 1

30 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

ournextstop

Review Count: 50
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Easy access to beach. Friendly staff and level spots with FHU. We plan on coming back in warmer weather. We camped at Isla Blanca Park in a Motorhome.

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pascobaby

Review Count: 29
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Well organized for a very large county park. Only downer for the dog was the sand burrs in the grassy areas. BTW, dogs are allowed on the beach! This is a good park to be near all the action of South Padre Island. We camped at Isla Blanca Park in a Motorhome.

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biggeorge

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

Date of Stay: - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

The area gets a 10 but the park needs some TLC. Check-in and site selection for a first time visitor is strange. The employees can't tell you anything about site sizes and some are really narrow, some really short and some are huge. We tried to stay for a longer period but they said our site was reserved. There were numerous empty sites but they didn't offer to let us move either. We camped at Isla Blanca Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Johnnyonthespot

Review Count: 58
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

If it weren't for the beautiful beach behind this park, it would not be worth a stop. The government employees who run this place obviously know very little about the needs of campers. The sites vary greatly in size and yet they do not ask you how big your rig is when you check in because the computer does not tell them how big each site is. The first two sites we were offered weren't wide enough to put our slides out. We paid an extra $10 a night for a "premium" site, only to discover that the dump station was just 10 feet behind us and there was nothing to block the smell or the noise. The burrs in the grass were a major distraction. We enjoyed the beach. We didn't enjoy the park. We camped at Isla Blanca Park in a Motorhome.

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Itascatravelers

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

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This County Park is in a fabulous location on the Gulf on the southern end of South Padre Island. The infrastructure shows age and wear (old hookup facilities) and many unpaved and non level sites. We did not inspect restrooms, etc. Whatever we saw as negative aspects were offset by the available views and activities such as birding, jetty fishing, beach enjoyment, hiking, etc. We would choose to return here as we are able to in the future. We camped at Isla Blanca Park in a Motorhome.

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LoneWolf

Review Count: 44
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate based on weekly charge for premium site next to ship channel. Electricity extra; they don't tell you that when reserving. County-owned park and it shows. Many power post covers are broken. Looks tacky, but all utilities worked. Wi-Fi good, but $20 per week. Large sites with adjacent grass. Many burrs in grass, so grass terrible for dogs. Expansive beach for walking, however. Had standing water after hard rain, but maintenance staff quickly trenched a drain. Location next to beautiful beach is a 10, but burrs, uncut grass and deferred maintenance gets a 7. We camped at Isla Blanca Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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LeBuert

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

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Be aware that everything that can rust will rust. The wind is unbearable at times. There are lots of trails for biking and the rec center has nice activities. The winter Texans are great for the most part. We camped at Isla Blanca Park in a Motorhome.

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dandg

Review Count: 80
States Visited: 41
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here 3 month and really enjoyed it. The park staff is very nice and helpful. All sites are within a 5 minute walk to the beach. We don't recommend the sites near the treatment plant because when the wind blows towards you it can be pretty bad but this is not a problem when a few sites away. The sites in the middle of the park are larger than the ones around them and most have pads. Their are lots of good channels on cable but the Wi-Fi is a little slow at times. We will stay here again. We camped at Isla Blanca Park in a Motorhome.

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Johnnyonthespot

Review Count: 58
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

It’s all about location, location, location when it comes to this campground. It’s a short walk to the beach from most sites and as a result, it’s very popular with snowbirds. Many of the sites are huge with concrete pads. But there are also a couple of rows of sites so tight that you can’t put out two slides. Unfortunately, the office computer doesn’t provide any information on how big a site is and as a result they don’t ask how big your rig is. That results in a crap shoot. The sign-in process is incredibly complicated and to make matters worse, the Visa machine was broken and as a result we had to come up with $200 in cash before we were allowed to enter. We pleaded with the clerk to accept a $50 deposit and we would come back with the balance on Monday when the banks opened, but the answer was a curt: NO. It took us two hours to finally get settled. We wanted to stay for a week ($185 plus $15 deposit for electricity) but the first site we were sent to was so tight we couldn’t get our slides out. It’s over a quarter of a mile back to the office, which had no air conditioning or ventilation. After lining up for 20 minutes a second time, we were offered another site, which was occupied. Back to the office and another line up and the third site was even smaller than the first. Back to the office and another line up and the fourth site was also occupied. We finally asked for a site for only two nights ($35 a night) but the clerk refused to refund us the difference between the $200 we had paid him and the $70 we owed him. He said the city would mail us a refund cheque to our home address, despite the fact that he had been unable to provide us with a site for the week. It went downhill from there. Only a government bureaucrat could make life so complicated for campground guests. We camped at Isla Blanca Park in a Motorhome.

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Mistymay

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We loved this park. We paid the extra to have a space next to the beach. It was a quiet time of the year to visit. The location was very convenient to restaurants and bars. The park is very large with many areas to ride our bicycles. You can walk your dogs on the beach, which was very family friendly. We camped at Isla Blanca Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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cat's meow

Review Count: 63
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Park has a nice layout with plenty of space between sites; however, the electricity was not working at two sites we were assigned and the sewer line backed up when flushing. The park could be very nice; however, deferred maintenance has made it unattractive. We camped at Isla Blanca Park in a Motorhome.

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DeckmanF

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We got the last available site! Most are rented for 6 months. People have added their own decks, patios, trees. It's more of a seasonal park than one for visitors. Not very quiet on a weekend night. Someone was using a skill saw at 9:45 and our neighbor had his music playing until 12:45. Our site didn't have any grass: just sandy dirt. Made it hard to keep the rig clean. It was a very long walk to the beach: 18 minutes. Seemed longer in the heat. We could walk to the main gate in 8 minutes and get the free bus all over the island and to Port Isabel. That was great! Wi-Fi was available but pricey: about $20/week. We camped at Isla Blanca Park in a Motorhome.

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happybooker1

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

DON'T use their website for rates! They've raised all their rates and won't tell you this over the phone. Nightly charge is $35 plus electric! Sandburrs are HORRIBLE! If you have a long- haired dog, be prepared to pick the burrs out hourly. The good news is: currently there are NO jellyfish in the ocean. Maybe the weird weather has affected their migration or breeding cycle. Used to be Isla Blanca was a great value to stay on the Island. No more. We camped at Isla Blanca Park in a Travel Trailer.

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thevacationers

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a nice little park, located close to the beach. Great for biking around. We love it here. We camped at Isla Blanca Park in a Motorhome.

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dontexas

Review Count: 38
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Spent 3 days there to check out new Travel Trailer. Have stayed at this park many times. Have made management and facility changes that were great. Restrooms clean and functional. Great location, site was so level no blocks were needed. We camped at Isla Blanca Park in a Travel Trailer.

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