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“Great price, great park”
Review of Isla Blanca Park

Isla Blanca Park
Certificate of Excellence
McAllen, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great price, great park”
Reviewed 24 July 2012

There is so much to see at this park. There is dolphin cove where if you are lucky, you can see the dolphins playing in the distance. There are pavilions with snack bars and parking available. The rate is decent compared to public access ports. We've been coming back bitten and itchy so beware of "Sea Lice". Look that up so you can be prepared. The water isn't what it used to be. The parking gets crazy over the weekend you may need to park near the park entrance/exit! That's some walk to load with all your belongings.

Visited July 2012
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Rancho Viejo
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Dirty with all kinds of trash.”
Reviewed 23 July 2012

It really is a pretty cool place but the last time I was there it was pretty dirty. People can do that. I do like this place most of the time. Maybe I caught them on a bad day. Lisa Renwick

Visited March 2012
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Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Fair price for limited services”
Reviewed 21 July 2012

We started out dry camping in our RV right on the beach on the northern part of the island but soon saw a need for electricity. We called Andy Bowie Park but it was full. Calling Isla Blanca and sort of fearing that they also were full, we found they had only two sites open in their limited section which only has electricity and water. We took it and paid $25 a night. It was all we really needed. It is located outside the main gates to the main Isla Blanca Park. There are bathrooms and showers with hot water. Plenty of nearby restaurants such as Shrimp Haus and Pier 19. Also it is located right next to the dolphin tour docks.

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McAllen, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
170 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“County Could Do a Better Job Maintaining Park”
Reviewed 15 July 2012

Good option to visit the beach if you want to be close to showers, bathrooms, and picnic tables. Our preference is to utilize one of the public access point further north on the beach, but sometimes finding public parking can be a problem.

This park is part of the Cameron county park system, but they do a very minimal job maintaining the facilities in this park, including the bathrooms and showers in the RV park. The bathroom facilities often include polished metal mirrors, and all stainless steel toilets.

Visited June 2012
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Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful State Park <3”
Reviewed 13 July 2012

The park was both clean and safe! We were very impressed with the facilities and it was far less choppy than up north on the island. We loved it and will be back!

Visited July 2012
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