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Old 04-08-2014, 02:42 PM   #1
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Winter at Padre Island

Does anyone have any information on Padre Island with regard to RV Campgrounds. We have a 19 foot TT, and want to spend next winter in Texas. We picked Padre Island because we think it will be the warmest. We just got back from Gulf Shores, Alabama. Nice there but a bit cool.

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My parents winter in Mission TX. They said this past winter has been the coolest and cloudiest in the last 10 or 12 years they have been down south. Their paying $400 a month + electric which is on the lower side.

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Maybe next year will be warm at South Padre, we stay inland about 60 miles near Donna. This year was cold windy not very nice. This link will help you out http://rvparkreviews.com/regions/Tex...re_Island.html
I have stayed in the KOA several years ago , it looked empty this year, the county park needs help, yes it is right next to beach but nothing special. North of town about 4 miles you can pay $5 to drive out on beach drive for miles and stay overnight. South Padre is not very warm Jan and Feb. Stay inland and then drive over on nice days. No need for reservations, lots of parks and price range.
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This past winter was cold along the entire Texas Gulf Coast. Usually, it does not freeze along the south Texas coast, but this year was an exception.

Even the folks in south Florida were complaining about the cold.

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...and the folks wintering in Arizona had a big smile this year.
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Just made our reservations for next November at Hummingbird in Arroyo City. Was told that they are under new ownership and that the new owners are very nice. This is going to be our first year wintering in TX so we weren't sure with all the parks where to go. Thought this would be nice because it's outside of town and on an inland waterway. The monthly rent was under $300. + electric (.10/kwh) Anyone know of the park or heard anything about it?
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We went to Texas this winter and yes it was nasty. Should have stayed in Arizona and then just bogeyed over to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. Oh well, made the best of it and saw lots.W e stayed near McAllen and just day tripped to South Padre etc. Next time we will take our winter gear and rain boots (so the weather is nice). Next year-Daytona 500 and Bike Week-yahooo
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Originally Posted by GREYJAY View Post
Does anyone have any information on Padre Island with regard to RV Campgrounds. We have a 19 foot TT, and want to spend next winter in Texas. We picked Padre Island because we think it will be the warmest. We just got back from Gulf Shores, Alabama. Nice there but a bit cool.
We love the area around Gulf Shores, but we winter in Florida because Lower Alabama is too cool. We go there in spring and fall. Central Florida is 10 warmer than Gulf Shores in winter, and there is less rain.

We spent part of one winter in Mission, TX in the Rio Grande Valley, which is inland from Padre Island. Local weather showed temperatures at Padre to almost always be 10 cooler than inland. Therefore, if you're looking for warmer temperatures, I suggest not staying on the coast. South Padre Island is also popular with spring breakers, so it could get a little rowdy in March.
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Consider further inland like the Rio Grand Valley which is between 1 & 2 hours from S. Padre depending where you are at. We wintered at Winter Ranch and are leaving today after 3.5 months. We will be back because we liked it here.

I specifically avoided any coastal places to stay long term. After seeing the affects on a MH that spent of a couple winters on a FL coast I said NO WAY. The corrosion was terrible.

Yes, all the locals complained about this winter. We experience 1 night when there was a light glaze of ice on the trees. But keep in mind that this winter was exceptional for nearly all the US. Compared to what it would have been like if we hadn't gotten out of IL by the end of NOV...I WILL TAKE IT!

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