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Old 09-27-2007, 04:15 PM   #1
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Betty and I are planning on spending the winter in Port Aransas in our motorhome. This is our first full winter of getting away. Has anyone stayed at Port Aransas, and if so, do you have any tidbits of info that would come in handy?
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Betty and I are planning on spending the winter in Port Aransas in our motorhome. This is our first full winter of getting away. Has anyone stayed at Port Aransas, and if so, do you have any tidbits of info that would come in handy?
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Old 09-28-2007, 05:37 AM   #3
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Our cousin goes there often and loves it. They fish and the fishing is great. We have a different point of view which may be based on the time of year we were there. Our trip was just before Easter about 3 or 4 years ago. We were staying at a very nice RV park in Rockport and encountered literally trillions of wooly worms. These worms are harmless, however, there were so many that the walls of the restroom were black with piles of dead worms at the base. You could not walk without stepping on them and could not leave a chair or golf bag out. I think you have the picture. In Port Aransas the mosquitos were in clouds. You may love the place like our cousin, but be very careful about the time of year you arrive.
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Old 09-30-2007, 03:24 PM   #4
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We are going from December 1 to March 1, hopefully the bugs will go further south for the winter!
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hi..we spent jan and feb there in late 90's at the pioneer rv resort about 4 miles south of town..it was very cold that year(unusual according to the regulars) and windy..however with winter coats and hats we were able to walk the beach often..at that time the library issued cards to rvers for $5 for 5 years..they had a good selection of movies and we took advantage of that..there was a few fast food restaurants and a small supermarket in town..for serious shopping you can go to corpus christi or take the free ferry towards rockport..the ferry line can be long (approx 1/2 hr)at times but overall it was not bad..if you have any specific questions please let me know..jim
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Old 10-11-2007, 04:32 PM   #6
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We were in PA 2 winters ago for about 2 weeks and thought it was great. We stayed at the county park that had water & electric sites and dump station was nearby. The beach you can walk to and we enjoyed fishing. Made side trips to Padre Island and Copus Christi too. There are a number of campgrounds there besides the county one but more pricey. They had a brand new laudramat in town but shopping was done in Rockport. Ferry ride was neat too. You can also drive your car or rv (would not recommend later) on beach and afterwards go into town for fifty cents wash the underside to get rid of salt. We liked it and may return in the future.
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I'm in Rockport TX right now! About 15 miles North of Port A. The entire area is great! Port A and Aransas Pass (on the North side of the ferry landing) are a tad more expensive than Rockport, but nice. Port A, Aransas Pass, Rockport and Fulton are all SMALL quite fishing villages and tourist hang-outs. Many places for seafood and so forth along with the normal gaggle of gift shops... Weather is also nice, and the end of the Hurricane season is mid Nov so that shouldn't be a problem.

I'm leaving in about two weeks for the Texas Hill country, and will stay up there until mid Jan when I'm coming back here for two more months... Very good fishing around this entire area, so I'm a HAPPY CAMPER...
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Old 10-19-2007, 05:39 AM   #8
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Stayed at Wagon Wheel RV Park for a rally a few years ago. You may not be able to use awnings very much as it can be very windy. We whent accross on the free ferry with the MH and toad. Be sure to take a right after getting off the ferry or you will end up on the beach. Spouse made me take the bridge farther South at Corpis Criste (sp?) when we left.
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My wife, our Son and Daughter plus wonderful Granddaughter were there in May of this year. We stayed in a condo and looked at a lot of RV parks to see if we wanted to spend the winter down there. We found a couple but they are very expensive on the island. We did enjoy a lot of sea food (fresh shimp right off the boat). We found that Corpus Cristi (which means the Body of Christ) was a nice city with lots of stuff to see and do. Hope you enjoy your stay.
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If you go, make sure you visit the Texas State aquarium in Corpus and the USS Lexington.

If you like a good hamburger and a cold frosty one, go to Joker's Pub and Grill in Fulton. Make sure you shoot the minnow when you are there.
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We go to this area usually every other year in our RV. We stayed at Mustang Island State Park for a couple of weeks and Goose Island State Park north of Rockport for a couple of weeks. It can be cold in the area during the winter though so be prepared. We stayed in a park at Port Aransas for a month called Marina Beach but there are many RV parks there. In Rockport/Fulton area we stayed at Fulton RV park but again lots of RV parks there and also in Aransas Pass.

We've never seen the worms or mosquitoes in the winter only lots and lots of water and shore birds.
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Used to live in Corpus Christi. You've already received some good info on Port A, Aransas Pass and Fulton. Rockport is a great place with lots to do. Plenty of good eats between Rockport and Corpus. Corpus has really grown up and lots of shopping, food and sight seeing. Winters are generally mild. Expect cold fronts to chill things for a day or two followed by several day of very nice weather. Sometime the fronts can stall along the coast and bring a few days of drizzle.
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