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Old 08-27-2013, 09:53 PM   #1
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Been on RV.net seeking info about camping and the Texas barrier islands from Corpus Christi north. Quite a bit of useful info there, BUT we are B campers. And I need to say CAMPERS! Don't arrive in our "rig" and the only time we're outside is to adjust the satellite dish. We sleep in our B and live outside. Other than electric our only other requirement is a shower/restroom facility near by. Any B'ers out there have any thoughts, preferences, alerts or whatever? Looking for what to see, what to avoid, etc. Oh, yeah, looking at the last couple of weeks in October. Leaving St Louis, heading to the National Dutch Oven Gathering at DeGray Lake, AK and then heading, via Dallas, thru San Antonio to Corpus Christi and the barrier islands heading eastward to LA and then home.
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Just watch out for jellyfish come the fall/winter months...
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Old 08-27-2013, 11:42 PM   #3
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Texas has some nice state parks with electrical hookups at Galveston Island SP, Goose Island SP and Mustang Island SP. We stayed at all three last spring. Goose Island is right on the water but there is also another campground in the woods away from the water. Galveston and Mustang are right behind the dunes at the beach. At Mustang you can also camp right on the beach with no hookups. Another state park is Sea Rim SP right near the Louisiana border. That one is totally primitive no hookups, no facilities right in the beach.

South Padre Island has a huge county park of over 500 sites on the very south tip of the island. Most are electrical hookups. The bath and shower rooms leave a bit to be desired in their upkeep. There is the KOA on South Padre Island if you like a bit more luxury. We stayed there for our BEE Social in April.

There are a few private campgrounds on Galveston Island with more amenities.

Padre Island National Seashore accessible via Corpus Christi has primitive camping.
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Hi garmp,

How was your trip, do you have any ideas to share. I will be traveling the barrier islands, from Gulf Shores AL to North Padre Island in February.
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Mustang Island has a prettier beach than Galveston Island, but Galveston the better campground (in our opinion).
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Here is Mustang Island State Park in Texas...



...and here is Goose Island State Park in Texas.

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