Camping at Baffin Bay, Texas

Camping at Baffin Bay, Texas
Baffin Bay, Texas, is an inshore body of water along the Gulf Coast, south of Corpus Christi and across from South Padre Island, along what is referred to as the Texas Riviera. The region is known for its bird-watching opportunities, with hundreds of species of migratory and native birds frequenting the area. Sea kayaking, fishing, swimming, scuba diving and snorkeling are all possible around the Baffin Bay area. RV and tent camping is available in the area around Baffin Bay.

Seawind RV Resort

The Seawind RV Resort is located on Baffin Bay. The resort offers RV sites with 20-, 30- or 50-amp electric, water, sewer and cable TV connections. Tent campers will be accommodated on a space-available basis. There are fish cleaning stations for use at the campground. Showers, bathrooms, fire rings, toilets, barbecue grills and a game room are available. Pets are allowed. The Texas Coastal Birding Trail is accessible from the campground.

Seawind RV Resort
1066 East FM 628
Riviera, TX 78379

Riviera Beach RV Park and Fishing Cottage

The Riviera Beach RV Park and Fishing Cottage caters to the fishing set and has sites for RVs and tent campers. Shower house, bathrooms, barbecue grills, fire pits, picnic tables, a laundry and a guest room are available. Pets are allowed. Fish cleaning stations are available. RV sites include 30- or 50-amp electric, sewer, water and cable TV connections. Nature paths, trails and bird-watching are at the campground. Kayakers and boaters may use the boat flushing and cleaning station at the campground.

Riviera Beach RV Park and Fishing Cottage
8 miles East of Hwy 77 on FM 771

South Padre Island National Seashore

For seaside backcountry camping, head across the bay to camp at the South Padre Island National Seashore's Malachite campground. Camping is primitive, no hookups, but there are showers, toilets and fire rings. Wake in the morning to surf, fish, sea kayak, bird watch or stroll the miles of white sand beach. Pets are not allowed. If your timing is right, attend a guided ranger-walk to the sea turtle egg beaches when the turtles come in to lay the eggs.

South Padre Island National Seashore
P.O. Box 181300
Corpus Christi, TX 78480-1300

Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.

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