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Best Answer wigginsjsr, 25 July 2014 - 03:56 PM

You might want to consider Mustang Island as an alternative to South Padre. Several nice CGs; we think Pioneer Beach is the best. Nice beach, and close to Port Aransas and Aransas Pass. Plenty to do close by. Go to the full post


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#1 jleamont

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 01:52 PM

We are planning a trip to Padre Island next year, does anyone have any recomendations for a nice campground? We are in a 40' Diesel with a Jeep in tow. I saw the KOA there has bad reviews for site size/space anyone stayed there or somewhere else with a recomendation?

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#2 wolfe10

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 02:31 PM

Are you wanting a CG off the Corpus Christ/north end of Padre Island, or off the off Port Isabel/south end?


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Posted 23 July 2014 - 02:36 PM

Brett,

 

We are not sure, and we are open to suggestions, since we will have our jeep with us a drive to a destination from the campground would not be a big deal.

 

I am thinking of a nice, clean place with a decent view or if inland to avoid the "tight rundown campground" I would not have a problem giving up the view for nice surroundings


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Posted 23 July 2014 - 06:01 PM

Be advised the wind will be strong coming off the gulf so the closer to the water, the more to deal with.


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Posted 23 July 2014 - 06:32 PM

Be advised the wind will be strong coming off the gulf so the closer to the water, the more to deal with.

 

Certainly true in winter.  In summer those breezes will be much appreciated.


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Posted 23 July 2014 - 07:50 PM

We were planning the summer, so the breeze would be good.

Any recommendations?


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Posted 24 July 2014 - 06:11 AM

In case you haven't checked, here is a link with lots of info. 

 

http://www.nps.gov/P...visit/index.htm

 

You can go to rvparkreviews.com for additional comments.


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Posted 24 July 2014 - 06:18 AM

I don't believe the campground on North Padre has much in the way of hook ups. Mustang Island State north of Padre has electric and water and maybe a couple of sewer. We stay in state parks and I can not give much info on private cg's. You are limited to 2 weeks in Texas state parks.
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Posted 25 July 2014 - 11:28 AM

The south end of Padre Island (the town is known as South Padre Island,SPI) is a typical ocean-side resort.  There is a KOA there and also a county park which many campsites.  The park is Isla Blanca Park and it is near the beach.  You can walk from the campground to the beach in 5 minutes or less.  You can look up information on Isla Blanca Park on RV Park Reviews.

 

Across the causeway is the mainland and the town of Port Isabel.  From there you can go to Brownsville or anywhere else in the southern tip of Texas.  It's a great place to be but the interior is running about 100 degrees daily at the present time.  I'd stay at the beach, should be perfect - wear sunscreen!  Enjoy.


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Posted 25 July 2014 - 03:56 PM   Best Answer

You might want to consider Mustang Island as an alternative to South Padre. Several nice CGs; we think Pioneer Beach is the best. Nice beach, and close to Port Aransas and Aransas Pass. Plenty to do close by.
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Posted 13 August 2014 - 07:37 PM

We had a great stay at Gulf Waters RV Resort on Mustang Island, just south of Port Aransas. Within easy driving distance of Padre Island National Seashore, Corpus Christi, and a short ( free ) ferry ride across to Aransas Pass.

Beautiful, spacious facility with private access to beach.


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