Adam W.

South Padre Island, TX

Joined May 2018

Large campsites, but lots of mosquitoes

large well spaced out campsites. Allows pets. Quiet. Great area if you like to fish. Only downside was lots of bugs, especially mosquitoes.

Great spot, but can get a little crowded

Great location away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Beautiful campground with trails and the river to explore. In the winter the campground can get a bit chilly due to the river. Expect to see wildlife run through your campsite as we had deer in ours. The campsites can get crowded, so book early for the same spots. There is a small store in he camp ground, though the closest fuel station and full store is a good drive from the campsites.

Great primitive beach camping

South Padre Island Beach has approximately 60 miles of primitive beach camping. This area can be accessed from Beach Access #5 and Beach Access #6 and you can camp anywhere north. During the on season access by vehicle is $12 to enter, regardless of the length of stay, though camping cannot exceed 14 days. Offseason is free (from autumn until spring break). During the off season north of access 6 is recommended 4x4 only. Fires, pets, and fishing are allowed, but keep in mind several miles of beach have a road on the other wide of the dunes so keep an eye on pets and children. There are also no amenities and it is recommended to be aware of tides and weather conditions as it can get quite windy on the beach.