Campgrounds near McAllen, Texas

Campgrounds near McAllen, Texas
Located in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley, just minutes from the Mexican border, McAllen, Texas, is a large town that welcomes visitors with year-round temperate weather. No matter if you're headed to the area on vacation or want to spend a longer amount of time here as a "winter Texan," you'll find several campgrounds around the area to suit your needs. Check out the International Birding Festival, relax in the town and state parks nearby, or head across the border for some shopping and exploration in Mexico.

Tropic Star RV Park

On the outskirts of McAllen you'll find the Tropic Star RV Park, a gated campground community that caters to "winter Texans" or short-term RVers. The park has hundreds of sites for RVs, as well as a large number of permanent mobile homes and long-term RV sites. You'll find three malls and plenty of restaurants right outside the gates, and there are many activities within the park as well, such as the large outdoor swimming pool and free Internet access. Take advantage of the par-3 golf course that is free for residents or head to the shuffleboard courts, pool tables, horseshoe pits or tennis courts to while away the afternoon. There are also weekly parties at the Tropic Star RV Park, potlucks and dances within the 11,000-square-foot ballroom in the center of the campground.

Tropic Star RV Park
1401 South Cage Blvd.
Pharr, TX 78577
(956) 787-5957

Texan Mobile Park

The Texan Mobile Park is located in the heart of McAllen, Texas, within walking distance of restaurants, stores and salons. This mobile home and RV park welcomes short- and long-term guests and caters to the 55-and-older crowd. The 20-acre park has 85 RV spaces with full hookups that include water, sewer and electric service, and wireless Internet service is available throughout the campground. Every space comes with a patio as well, and leashed pets are welcome at the Texan Mobile Park. If you're traveling without an RV, there are also 12 efficiency apartments for rent. Enjoy activities like water aerobics in the heated pool, coffee hours, potlucks, bingo nights and dances, or join in excursions such as sightseeing tours or chartered fishing trips.

Texan Mobile Park
2917 W. Business Hwy. 83
McAllen TX 78501

Sunlight Travel Trailer Park

The Sunlight Travel Trailer Park advertises itself as not the biggest campground in McAllen, but perhaps one of the friendliest. Run by "Peanuts" Dudley, this 200-site campground offers full RV hookups including water, sewer and 30-amp electric service. The park caters to retirees and "winter Texans" with many activities such as ice-cream socials, pancake breakfasts, bingo nights and sing-alongs, and there are also Sunday church services held at the park. You'll find a heated pool at the Sunlight Travel Trailer Park, as well as a hot tub, shuffleboard courts, and exercise classes.

Sunlight Travel Trailer Park
4821 W. Business Hwy. 83
McAllen, Texas 78501
(956) 682-7721

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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