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Address: 33174 State Park Road 100, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6409
Phone Number: (956) 761-5493
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Camping in a bus

Great place. We don't need any bath house etc. so can't comment there but the rest of the park seems fine. Great location. Best looking campground around here we've seen... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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ky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place. We don't need any bath house etc. so can't comment there but the rest of the park seems fine. Great location. Best looking campground around here we've seen. Doesn't have a pool for what it's worth but we aren't much on public pools anyway. Staying a couple weeks and maybe longer.

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dallas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had read some variable reviews and what not sure what to expect, but this park was clean and absolutely gorgeous. The beach is great for all ages - lots of shells, surf stays shallow a good while, clean bathrooms, lots of picnic tablets. A beautiful place to spend a day or more.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here 2 nights in a spot close to the beach. The site was gravel with a concrete patio. There are no fire rings. The roads are paved. Also, as we found in most of the campsites we stayed in during a week of travels along the Texas gulf coast, stickers or sand burrs are a problem. They were... More 

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Edwardsville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We bought a weekly pass for $25 vs. a $10 daily pass and visited nearly every day of our trip. This seemed to be the best place to find shells and also the best place to fish. A bonus is the beautiful scenery and lots of dolphin sightings.

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Thank Writestuff33
Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I read that they are going to be renovating the buildings and that's why they are charging the $10 entrance fee. The beach in front of our condo was much cleaner and more scenic.

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Charge of $10 to enter. If you are camping or fishing it may be worth the fee but if you are sight-seeing or going to the beach there are cheaper alternatives. Nice statue honoring those lost at sea.

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Port Isabel, Texas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The county charges to enter...guess people think it is a cleaning fee and they don't have to be responsible with their dirty diapers, trash AND fishing junk. Can't walk the jetties without seeing frozen bait cartons, personal trash, tons of discarded fishing line...some with hooks attached...total hazard to walk the area. They ought to prohibit fishing for about 1 year... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Their beach was by far the cleanest of all the spots we visited. Pet friendly. Gorgeous views and the best surfing spot in Texas. You really can't ask for more.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

There is a lot of potential in this RV Park. But with it being operated by the county and knowing the way counties and cities operate. They are siphoning the income from the park and placing it into the general budget ,and really not giving the park enough money to make improvements with. All in all it is a great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Isla Blanca Park is a beautiful place for rv camping as well as to spent the day for fishing, beaching, kayaking or water sports and use on of the cabanas with fire pits for a BBQ with a view. We stay there all day ($10 entrance for car), throw the kayak in the channel, have a swim in the beach... More 

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