Port Isabel, Texas Campgrounds

Port Isabel, Texas Campgrounds
Located close to the Mexican border just across the causeway from South Padre Island, Port Isabel, Texas, is a coastal vacation spot with plenty to see and do. Its location on the Gulf of Mexico and the Laguna Madre Bay provides visitors with boating, fishing, jet skiing, and kayaking opportunities, as well as eco-tours that feature dolphins, birds and other wildlife. Explore the Port Isabel lighthouse, or head to one of the history museums to learn about the European explorers who settled this area in 1554. Whether you're heading to Texas for a short family vacation or for the whole winter, Port Isabel offers several campgrounds from which to choose.

Port Isabel Park Center

Port Isabel Park Center is located on the water, with over 200 sites and multiple boat docks. Tents and pop-up campers are welcome, and there are many grassy sites with full hookups for RVs. Waterfront sites take advantage of the surroundings, and the campground offers wireless Internet, cable TV, showers, restrooms, laundry facilities and a dump station. Spend the days at nearby wildlife or bird refuges, look for seashells along the shore, or hang out in the campground, where you can play pool in the recreation room, fish from the docks, or join in an exercise class or bingo game. Port Isabel Park Center welcomes pets, and they rent sites nightly, weekly or long term.

Port Isabel Park Center
702 Champion Avenue
Port Isabel, TX 78578
(956) 943-7340
campsouthtexas.com/portisabel

Tarpon RV Park & Marina

Located in the heart of Port Isabel, Tarpon RV Park & Marina says all of its guests are "seasonal Texans," and it welcomes adult campers for daily, weekly, or monthly stays. The park has 40 sites for RVs with full hookups, cable TV and phone service, and laundry facilities and restrooms are available. There are 20 boat slips with electricity, a pier where you can fish, and a fish-cleaning station for readying your catch for dinner. Meet your fellow campers at the clubhouse, and enjoy the full kitchen, cable TV, and planned group activities that go on throughout the winter months.

Tarpon RV Park
226 Basin Street
Port Isabel, TX 78578
(956) 943-2040
tarponrvpark.com

Long Island Village

Long Island Village is a gated community that includes permanent homes, model cottages, and RV sites with full hookups for daily, weekly or monthly stays. Many amenities are included, from the indoor and outdoor pools to the exercise room, library and billiards room. For sport-loving campers there are both tennis courts and an 18-hole golf course on site, as well as a miniature golf course and an exercise room. The park has a boat launch and dock, and many of the sites are right on the water. There are many planned activities throughout the year, from cocktail parties and dances to variety shows and luaus.

Long Island Village
33840 South Garcia Street
Port Isabel, TX 78578
(800) 292-7261
longislandvillage.com

Article Written By Ashley Talley

Ashley Talley has been a professional writer for more than 10 years, specializing in travel and health. Her work has been published in "Coastal Living" magazine, "Wrightsville Beach Magazine" and "Choice," an anthology praised by "Vanity Fair" and the "LA Times." She graduated from Brown University with honors and holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing from the University of North Carolina.

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