Peter P.

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An older campground that’s picking itself up by it’s bootstraps

We spent three months here because we made Winter plans late and had a hard time finding a site for 90 days. We were a bit leary of the campground before arriving and when we arrived it looked a little worse for wear, but we found out that the former owners lost the park to the bank and the bank was now managing the campground. We saw a lot of cleanup work going on and while there’s a way to go the management is nice, the rest of the staff are nice and it’s a nice enough place.

Yes, the roads are twisty, and some of the sites have concrete slabs that are cracked but we had no problem negotiating the roads with a 40 footer plus a tow. The other RV’ers we saw were similarly not troubled by the spacing. You just have to pay attention to where you’re driving — which is pretty good advice anytime you’re behind the wheel.

The pool could be kept a little warmer but it IS kept very clean. Laundry facilities are ok.

There are a mixture of park models, numerous annual residents who live and work in the area, so it’s not your ultra-social park. The seasonals did pot lucks and cards and such but the participation is not as high as one might suspect for a park of it’s size. Still, for quiet people like us that was just fine.

We enjoyed our stay, would return if we are in this part of the U.S. again!

Date of Stay:
 April, 2016


Recently renovated restrooms and laundry are super!

This is our second stay in 4 months. Short term each time. But in our absence they have torn down the old restroom / laundry and completely replaced them with nice, clean, brightly lit facilities.

The campground is pretty basic. about 40 sites. Some pull-thru’s, mostly back-ins. only a few picnic tables and no fire pits, but it’s a nice clean campground in an area without a lot of choices.

Decent wifi. 50 amp full hookups.

Will stay here again next time in the area

Date of Stay:
 April, 2016
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Lovely Island State Park

This was our first ever stay at a Texas State Park and although there were little idiosyncrasies about the check-in process and how the Texas Park Pass system work our stay here for 1 week was lovely.
There are sites on the beach side of the main road -- which sit behind a fore-dune just off the beach. There are sites on the bay side of the main road which views of the Galveston Bay -- and we actually preferred those. There is a price differential for beach/bay.
With water and electric at the site and a dump on the way out of the park we had everything we needed. There was an accessible Verizon 4GLTE signal and site lines for our satellite antenna.
We were quite satisfied with the park and the site. Would revisit in a heartbeat.

Date of Stay:
 April, 2015
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Wish we had time for a longer visit

We were looking for a single night's site without a reservation and while we lucked out for a Tuesday night, we also learned that they regularly fill up on weekends and there was a special event that had the park full Wednesday through Sunday.

The sites are generous and easy to access. There are sites with 30 or with 50 amp service, some with water, and sewer, others only with water. The park roads are adequate for our 40 footer with tow attached.

There are trails, a Skyline Drive, a lodge (dating back to the 1930's but well cared for. I wish we'd had time for a longer stay.

Date of Stay:
 April, 2015
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Wonderful people, crummy roads

We are finishing up a 5 month stay here and we love the park. The biggest drawback is that the roads are filled with potholes and walking around the park becomes an obstacle course. There are efforts being made to fix the roads but we've been hearing that all winter long -- and with a wetter than normal winter I'm not sure I can blame anyone -- about the time they get read to pave something it starts raining again.

This IS a 55 and over park.

That said.... The people here are wonderful. A great many are multiple year returnees, they are friendly and welcoming without being suffocating. They are helpful to neighbors needs. They look out for each other -- seasonal volunteers arrange for visiting nurses to check on any of the residents with health issues, and it's just a warm, homey place to be.
There are plenty of activities from exercise classes, to cards, to shuffleboard. The pool is kept at a swimmable temperature for older folks. There is a voluntary resident's association that collects money for local charities, they do a charity hog roast and a few little things during the year and some of the association funds are donated to specific causes in the park. This year they helped pay for a NEW security gate that was just installed. And, in contrast to any of the other parks in the area the sites are spacious and roomy. We toured some 50 other parks in the Rio Grande Valley and this had the biggest sites by far. And, you are 20 miles from Padre Island, 12 miles from Brownsville, and about 40 miles from McAllen -- right in the middle of the things people want to see and do.

We like it enough to return next year. Maybe we'll see you here.

Date of Stay:
 March, 2015

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