Southwinds Marina on Lake Amistad Featured

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Location

Installation
Laughlin AFB, Del Rio, TX
GPS Coordinates
29.4728, -101.0381
Location Information
Amistad National Recreation Area, TX

Directions

Directions
From Del Rio Texas, take US 90 north for about 10 miles to the road to the dam (Spur 349). Follow road toward the dam and turn right onto the first road past the dam headquarters. Rec. Area is 1.8 miles on this blacktop road.

Contact Information

Phone Number
(830) 775-7800
Mailing Address
HCR #3, Box 37J, Del Rio, TX 78840-5000

Campground Information

Authorized Users
Active, National Guard, Reservists, Retired, 100% DAV. DoD Civilians.
Season
Year round.
Reservations
Accepted. Active Duty Reservations accepted 60 days before arrival, Retired 30 days before arrival.
Internet Access
None at campground. SPRINT Broadband card users get a strong 3G EVDO Internet signal here.
Pet Information
Allowed with usual leash and clean-up rules.
Campground Information
Bring your own linens, bedding, etc for rentals.
Big Rig Friendly?
Yes
Amenities
  • Dump, Sewer
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Tent Area
  • Laundry
  • Showers
  • Picinic Area
  • Boating, Boat Rentals
  • Boat Ramp
  • Shoppete
  • Marina

Site Information

Type of site
Spaces
Hook-ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
RV Sites
20
W/30,50A/S
$18
$100
$340
Camper/Tent
4
None
$5
N/A
N/A
Cabins
4
Full
$35
N/A
N/A
Trailers
?
Full
$25
N/A
N/A

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Weather Information

The Laughlin AFB Outdoor Recreation Area and boat ramp, collectively named Southwinds Marina, are located on Lake Amistad, one of the larger, clearer lakes in Texas. The recreation area is located off of Highway 90 West and Spur 349.

Southwinds Marina offers a variety of outdoor activities. The marina rental facility has reasonably priced boat rentals. Rentals include fishing boats, bass boats, pontoon boats, ski boats, and deck boats.

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Average user rating from: 16 user(s)

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This is a most awe inspiring place to camp. Coming from northern Minnesota to Lake Amistad was like in another world. The views and sunset were magnificent. The campsite was nice. Very quiet during the winter months. I could not imagine how it would be I the summer. A true hidden gem. We stayed at Laughlin for 1 night. Won't do that again. FamCamp is located to close to the flight line. Noisy and all you can smell is jet fumes. If you come to Del Rio, you have to stay at Southwinds Marina. A little TLC in area in front of the RV park and general area would be a great improvement. The area looks like a catch all dumping area. Campers don't need to look at that. Overall we enjoyed our stay very much. Would return again and again.
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Becker5334 Reviewed by Becker5334 February 17, 2014
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January 2014

This is a most awe inspiring place to camp. Coming from northern Minnesota to Lake Amistad was like in another world. The views and sunset were magnificent. The campsite was nice. Very quiet during the winter months. I could not imagine how it would be I the summer. A true hidden gem. We stayed at Laughlin for 1 night. Won't do that again. FamCamp is located to close to the flight line. Noisy and all you can smell is jet fumes. If you come to Del Rio, you have to stay at Southwinds Marina. A little TLC in area in front of the RV park and general area would be a great improvement. The area looks like a catch all dumping area. Campers don't need to look at that. Overall we enjoyed our stay very much. Would return again and again.

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Very disappointed in way patrons are treated. Embarrassed that guests saw and tried to use a MWR facility in such poor shape. Bedding in the cabin was so horrible we had to lay the vinyl sleeping pads on the floor to get enough support to sleep. The couch (pull out bed) was so worn you could not sit on it without feeling the metal frame underneath. The majority of the boat trailer parking was reserved for employee parking instead of guests. An overflow area was established further up the hill in the brush with weeds all over the parking pad. No employees were seen using the reserved spots. After hour patrons were being allowed to park on boat ramp causing boaters to have to use the top of a very long hill to turn around to back trailer on boat ramp. The marina docks were not secured and were allowed to drift in cove sometimes blocking entrance/exit to the cove for the boats. Rental boats were moored without and type of bumpers and allowed to shift in slip causing major damage to metal sides. The main dock was so full of paddle style boats no boat parking for patrons was available to launch or recover boats. The retail store was only seen open one time during our stay and the items for sale were only water and some small sodas. Retail store hours were posted at 9am to 3 pm. This is a weekend summer facility that offers patrons nothing. Rates were advertised at $35 a night but I was charged $40 per night. MWR is losing a vast revenue in the retail store, boat rentals and camping essentials by not serving the patrons. I felt like boaters were second class citizens at this facility. I WILL NOT use this facility again nor will I recommend to others.
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Steve521 Reviewed by Steve521 August 26, 2013
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Aug 2013

Very disappointed in way patrons are treated. Embarrassed that guests saw and tried to use a MWR facility in such poor shape. Bedding in the cabin was so horrible we had to lay the vinyl sleeping pads on the floor to get enough support to sleep. The couch (pull out bed) was so worn you could not sit on it without feeling the metal frame underneath. The majority of the boat trailer parking was reserved for employee parking instead of guests. An overflow area was established further up the hill in the brush with weeds all over the parking pad. No employees were seen using the reserved spots. After hour patrons were being allowed to park on boat ramp causing boaters to have to use the top of a very long hill to turn around to back trailer on boat ramp. The marina docks were not secured and were allowed to drift in cove sometimes blocking entrance/exit to the cove for the boats. Rental boats were moored without and type of bumpers and allowed to shift in slip causing major damage to metal sides. The main dock was so full of paddle style boats no boat parking for patrons was available to launch or recover boats. The retail store was only seen open one time during our stay and the items for sale were only water and some small sodas. Retail store hours were posted at 9am to 3 pm. This is a weekend summer facility that offers patrons nothing. Rates were advertised at $35 a night but I was charged $40 per night. MWR is losing a vast revenue in the retail store, boat rentals and camping essentials by not serving the patrons. I felt like boaters were second class citizens at this facility. I WILL NOT use this facility again nor will I recommend to others.

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A great overnight near Del Rio. The campground itself is pretty desolate, but the pull-through site on cement with 50 amp and full hookups for $10 cannot be beat. Pleasant staff. It would have been helpful if the way to the office had been marked; when you enter the park, turn right, in front of the cottages and continue straight to the beige building near the water. Good ATT aircard signal.
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SeniorChiefBill Reviewed by SeniorChiefBill March 31, 2012
Last updated: April 01, 2012
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Mar 27, 2012

A great overnight near Del Rio. The campground itself is pretty desolate, but the pull-through site on cement with 50 amp and full hookups for $10 cannot be beat. Pleasant staff. It would have been helpful if the way to the office had been marked; when you enter the park, turn right, in front of the cottages and continue straight to the beige building near the water. Good ATT aircard signal.

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I really enjoyed my stay here it is very quiet and peaceful. You have a beautiful view of the lake, and the campsites are level, with covered patio's and grills. As for the laundry, they have placed 2 stackable units that are unsat for the number of full timers in the park. (Just to small). Any supplies you may need means a trip to Del Rio, about 10 miles down the road. Had a few days of the dreaded Texas wind blowing, but had plenty of days to hike the shoreline, watching the deers and other critters. This is a great place to enjoy the quiet. Sprint Broadband card users, excellent 3G signal for internet access. Will come back!
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JDC Reviewed by JDC February 09, 2011
Last updated: February 09, 2011
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Nov 8, 2010 - Feb 18, 2011

I really enjoyed my stay here it is very quiet and peaceful. You have a beautiful view of the lake, and the campsites are level, with covered patio's and grills. As for the laundry, they have placed 2 stackable units that are unsat for the number of full timers in the park. (Just to small). Any supplies you may need means a trip to Del Rio, about 10 miles down the road. Had a few days of the dreaded Texas wind blowing, but had plenty of days to hike the shoreline, watching the deers and other critters. This is a great place to enjoy the quiet. Sprint Broadband card users, excellent 3G signal for internet access. Will come back!

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I love the place i don't know why people post up bad reviews of the place. Everything is kept clean and maintenance does a great job around here. The manager is a good guy and the camp hosts are very friendly to everyone. If there is ever anything you need ask for Lyle he works here and is the best help you can find. The boats are in real good conditions and are very affordable fishing is great here everyone should try. I stayed at one of the cabins and they are really nice. They got a fridge microwave showers dining table kitchen utensils pans and a nice master bedroom. The only thing I had to bring was my linen and dish soap to clean up after. Has a basketball court volleyball court and a pavilion to have parties or barbecues. They provide free washers dryers and showers.
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peewee Reviewed by peewee January 04, 2010
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January 1 2010

I love the place i don't know why people post up bad reviews of the place. Everything is kept clean and maintenance does a great job around here. The manager is a good guy and the camp hosts are very friendly to everyone. If there is ever anything you need ask for Lyle he works here and is the best help you can find. The boats are in real good conditions and are very affordable fishing is great here everyone should try. I stayed at one of the cabins and they are really nice. They got a fridge microwave showers dining table kitchen utensils pans and a nice master bedroom. The only thing I had to bring was my linen and dish soap to clean up after. Has a basketball court volleyball court and a pavilion to have parties or barbecues. They provide free washers dryers and showers.

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You have a beautiful view of the lake. Staff is very helpful and the camp hosts are superb. You have free washers and dryers. The grounds are well kept. Walmart super center is only 8 miles from the Marina. Boats are available for rent and the fishing is great. CHECK IT OUT!!!!!!
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peewee Reviewed by peewee January 04, 2010
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Jan 1, 2010

You have a beautiful view of the lake. Staff is very helpful and the camp hosts are superb. You have free washers and dryers. The grounds are well kept. Walmart super center is only 8 miles from the Marina. Boats are available for rent and the fishing is great. CHECK IT OUT!!!!!!

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On a weekday in the winter, the Lake Amistad campground (and the lake itself) is very quiet and peaceful. The campsites are level, with concrete pads. In the lower five back-in sites (where we stayed), the water hookup is on the "wrong" side of the pad, but still close enough for a normal 25 foot hookup hose. The bath house is clean and adequate. The toilet part is open, but the showers are behind a cypher locked door, the combination for which is available at the office or from the camp host when you check in. The laundry has a different combination for its door. As for the laundry, the machines are old and beat-up and leaky. Another reviewer below mentioned the leaks, but a woman in the laundry room (apparently a long-time regular here) said that they've been leaky for years. The whole laundry could use some new equipment and maintenance. There are a few minor snack items and bagged ice for sale at the office, but if you need to do any serious resupply, you'll have to go to Del Rio, Texas about 10 miles down the road. The rental boats are engine-powered only...no canoes or kayaks. The cheapest one is $13.50 per HOUR. Happily for us, the dreaded Texas wind wasn't blowing, so we spent a pleasant afternoon hiking the shoreline, watching and photographing the abundant wildlife, the sunset, and generally enjoying ourselves. With the mild winter weather, this is a great place to spend some time (but then we like the quiet and the critters). For Sprint Broadband card users, we had excellent 3G EVDO signal for internet access.
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idive Reviewed by idive December 17, 2009
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December 17, 2009

On a weekday in the winter, the Lake Amistad campground (and the lake itself) is very quiet and peaceful. The campsites are level, with concrete pads. In the lower five back-in sites (where we stayed), the water hookup is on the "wrong" side of the pad, but still close enough for a normal 25 foot hookup hose. The bath house is clean and adequate. The toilet part is open, but the showers are behind a cypher locked door, the combination for which is available at the office or from the camp host when you check in. The laundry has a different combination for its door. As for the laundry, the machines are old and beat-up and leaky. Another reviewer below mentioned the leaks, but a woman in the laundry room (apparently a long-time regular here) said that they've been leaky for years. The whole laundry could use some new equipment and maintenance. There are a few minor snack items and bagged ice for sale at the office, but if you need to do any serious resupply, you'll have to go to Del Rio, Texas about 10 miles down the road. The rental boats are engine-powered only...no canoes or kayaks. The cheapest one is $13.50 per HOUR. Happily for us, the dreaded Texas wind wasn't blowing, so we spent a pleasant afternoon hiking the shoreline, watching and photographing the abundant wildlife, the sunset, and generally enjoying ourselves. With the mild winter weather, this is a great place to spend some time (but then we like the quiet and the critters). For Sprint Broadband card users, we had excellent 3G EVDO signal for internet access.

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This campground is isolated. There is nothing around it unless you drive to Del Rio, about 15 miles. Each site does have a level, concrete pad, a picnic table and grill. Area over table and grill is covered which probably is great in the summer. From looking around and reading, it would be a great place if you were into fishing. It was always windy while I was there. The laundry is free and consists of two washers and two dryers. Both washers leaked all over the floor and the drain did not handle it all that well. Some of the water was running out the door. One of dryers broke down while I was there. A repair man came the last day I was there and said they had to order a part to fix it. I removed clothes from the one working dryer (which is a no-no according to a post).. It had children's clothes in it and I had not seen children in days. I did 5 loads of laundry and still no one came to claim the clothes. Overall, it is not a bad place, but not a great place for an extended visit unless you are just looking for a place to park your rig and be alone. The camp host was there to greet me the first night I pulled in and said I was not on the board with a reservation. After the office opened the next day, I was on the board. Host said he would be back with combo to laundry and showers, I never saw him again.
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h2otraveler Reviewed by h2otraveler December 11, 2009
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Nov 25 - Dec 9, 2009

This campground is isolated. There is nothing around it unless you drive to Del Rio, about 15 miles. Each site does have a level, concrete pad, a picnic table and grill. Area over table and grill is covered which probably is great in the summer. From looking around and reading, it would be a great place if you were into fishing. It was always windy while I was there. The laundry is free and consists of two washers and two dryers. Both washers leaked all over the floor and the drain did not handle it all that well. Some of the water was running out the door. One of dryers broke down while I was there. A repair man came the last day I was there and said they had to order a part to fix it. I removed clothes from the one working dryer (which is a no-no according to a post).. It had children's clothes in it and I had not seen children in days. I did 5 loads of laundry and still no one came to claim the clothes. Overall, it is not a bad place, but not a great place for an extended visit unless you are just looking for a place to park your rig and be alone. The camp host was there to greet me the first night I pulled in and said I was not on the board with a reservation. After the office opened the next day, I was on the board. Host said he would be back with combo to laundry and showers, I never saw him again.

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L.H. left this review using the Directory software: Previous comments pretty much cover it. Easy in & out. Camp hosts very friendly & helpful. Quiet, peaceful during the week. More traffic on weekends. The speed bumps keep most of the traffic slow. Winds more a breeze most of my stay. A nice, relaxed environment. Water activities available. Other activities not so much. Del Rio with WalMart, Home Depot, shops & stores about 12 miles south on great roads. Lake (reservoir) Amistad is jointly owned by US & Mexico. The middle of the dam is the border. Side note: I have stayed at 3 famcamps in the last few months and mil permanent party/DOD/border patrol are being allowed on more sites for extended stay. Maybe a trend?
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Proxy Reviewed by Proxy July 24, 2009
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June - July, 2009

L.H. left this review using the Directory software: Previous comments pretty much cover it. Easy in & out. Camp hosts very friendly & helpful. Quiet, peaceful during the week. More traffic on weekends. The speed bumps keep most of the traffic slow. Winds more a breeze most of my stay. A nice, relaxed environment. Water activities available. Other activities not so much. Del Rio with WalMart, Home Depot, shops & stores about 12 miles south on great roads. Lake (reservoir) Amistad is jointly owned by US & Mexico. The middle of the dam is the border. Side note: I have stayed at 3 famcamps in the last few months and mil permanent party/DOD/border patrol are being allowed on more sites for extended stay. Maybe a trend?

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Do not seem to care much for overnighters. You have to be staying for a minimum of three nights or the don't want to give you the door code for the laundry (free) or the showers?????? Concrete pads at each site, metal roofed patios at each site. High up overlooking the reservoir. Like most military campgrounds, it started out looking nice and everything planned for, then with use it starts getting seedy from poor maintenance. If you are a fisherman and want to pursue that, this is the place.
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fgalend Reviewed by fgalend April 28, 2009
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Apr. 25, 2009

Do not seem to care much for overnighters. You have to be staying for a minimum of three nights or the don't want to give you the door code for the laundry (free) or the showers?????? Concrete pads at each site, metal roofed patios at each site. High up overlooking the reservoir. Like most military campgrounds, it started out looking nice and everything planned for, then with use it starts getting seedy from poor maintenance. If you are a fisherman and want to pursue that, this is the place.

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We loved it here. The sunsets over the water are spectacular and seem to go on forever. We had some wind the second day along with rain that night but we expected it as a front approached. The sites were clean and the host very friendly and helpful. The store was closed all but the last day we were there so I can't speak to that. The facilities were very clean as were the grounds. The new canopies over the picnic tables were extremely nice. We are already planning on taking our boat back for a week sometime soon. The lake was full (about a foot over normal pool elevation). We loved the laid back atmosphere and the concrete pads, cable tv and wifi made our stay a good one. Lots of walking areas and little trails to go down by the water.
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Stagecoach Reviewed by Stagecoach November 24, 2008
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Nov 11-13 2008

We loved it here. The sunsets over the water are spectacular and seem to go on forever. We had some wind the second day along with rain that night but we expected it as a front approached. The sites were clean and the host very friendly and helpful. The store was closed all but the last day we were there so I can't speak to that. The facilities were very clean as were the grounds. The new canopies over the picnic tables were extremely nice. We are already planning on taking our boat back for a week sometime soon. The lake was full (about a foot over normal pool elevation). We loved the laid back atmosphere and the concrete pads, cable tv and wifi made our stay a good one. Lots of walking areas and little trails to go down by the water.

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Arrived here on December 10th. Mark and Reggi, the campground hosts helped us get situated in one of the full-hookup sites. After parking and setting up, my wife went down to the office to pay. The manager almost bit her head off when she asked if the park accepted any discounts. We thought that he may have been having a bad day but quickly found out that is his normal demeanor and not to pay attention to him. This park is just OK. There are 5 old FEMA trailers parked in some of the full-hookup sites which are an eye-sore and take up valuable spaces that could be rented to RV'ers. We learned that the trailers had been bought for a song and put here to rent to fisherman. We have been here almost 3 weeks now and have not seen anyone stay in one of them. We also were told that the formaldehyde smell in them is really bad. The wind here is very strong at times. During our stay it blew several days at above 35 MPH and on some days it got to above 50. We had to pull in our slides several times to protect the awnings and to prevent the trailer from bouncing too much. If you are planning a visit, be aware that the wind can come up here anytime and the forecast speeds for Del Rio don't apply to Lake Amistad. The older sites that don't have sewer hookups are somewhat protected but not by much. The laundry is free and very well kept. Restrooms were clean. The full-hookups sites have 50 amp service but the power does surge. Our Verizon wireless was in Extended Network mode so the USB720 air card was roaming and sloooow. Would I stay here again? Maybe, but not for an extended stay. Too windy for our taste.
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bcrocker Reviewed by bcrocker December 26, 2007
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Dec 10-Dec 31 2007

Arrived here on December 10th. Mark and Reggi, the campground hosts helped us get situated in one of the full-hookup sites. After parking and setting up, my wife went down to the office to pay. The manager almost bit her head off when she asked if the park accepted any discounts. We thought that he may have been having a bad day but quickly found out that is his normal demeanor and not to pay attention to him. This park is just OK. There are 5 old FEMA trailers parked in some of the full-hookup sites which are an eye-sore and take up valuable spaces that could be rented to RV'ers. We learned that the trailers had been bought for a song and put here to rent to fisherman. We have been here almost 3 weeks now and have not seen anyone stay in one of them. We also were told that the formaldehyde smell in them is really bad. The wind here is very strong at times. During our stay it blew several days at above 35 MPH and on some days it got to above 50. We had to pull in our slides several times to protect the awnings and to prevent the trailer from bouncing too much. If you are planning a visit, be aware that the wind can come up here anytime and the forecast speeds for Del Rio don't apply to Lake Amistad. The older sites that don't have sewer hookups are somewhat protected but not by much. The laundry is free and very well kept. Restrooms were clean. The full-hookups sites have 50 amp service but the power does surge. Our Verizon wireless was in Extended Network mode so the USB720 air card was roaming and sloooow. Would I stay here again? Maybe, but not for an extended stay. Too windy for our taste.

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We are staying at Laughlin AFB FAMCAMP and drove over to look at Lake Amistad. It appears that at least some of the sites at Southwinds Marina on Lake Amistad now have 50 AMP service.
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Reviewed by fmcneill March 05, 2007
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March 4, 2007

We are staying at Laughlin AFB FAMCAMP and drove over to look at Lake Amistad. It appears that at least some of the sites at Southwinds Marina on Lake Amistad now have 50 AMP service.

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After spending a week at Laughlin FamCamp, came to the marina campground for a few days. Without the aircraft, it was a quieter location. But it's also on top of an open hill. We had to deal with wind almost all the time. Wild deer were constantly in the campground. Half of the campground is along a public road to a boat ramp, where trucks are constantly speeding. Still, a nice campground we would return to.
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larryf Reviewed by larryf December 19, 2006
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March 2006

After spending a week at Laughlin FamCamp, came to the marina campground for a few days. Without the aircraft, it was a quieter location. But it's also on top of an open hill. We had to deal with wind almost all the time. Wild deer were constantly in the campground. Half of the campground is along a public road to a boat ramp, where trucks are constantly speeding. Still, a nice campground we would return to.

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Although campsites 1-5 are water and electric only and back-in sites, they are by far the best sites in the park. They all have concrete parking pads and grassy back yards. They are slightly down the hill toward the marina and are out of some of the wind. They are $10.00 per night instead of the normal $12.00 per night for the pull throughs up on top of the hill. The sites on top of the hill have no grass. They are paved but have gravel on both sides.
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Proxy Reviewed by Proxy December 19, 2006
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Although campsites 1-5 are water and electric only and back-in sites, they are by far the best sites in the park. They all have concrete parking pads and grassy back yards. They are slightly down the hill toward the marina and are out of some of the wind. They are $10.00 per night instead of the normal $12.00 per night for the pull throughs up on top of the hill. The sites on top of the hill have no grass. They are paved but have gravel on both sides.

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Laughlin famcamp was full, so came to Southwind Marina. Great plan B. Better than the base famcamp for pleasant setting and environment. Spent one night on the way to Big Bend National Park. Lots of deer, jackrabbits, birds, and other critters.
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4.0
idive Reviewed by idive December 19, 2006
Last updated: December 17, 2009
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Laughlin famcamp was full, so came to Southwind Marina. Great plan B. Better than the base famcamp for pleasant setting and environment. Spent one night on the way to Big Bend National Park. Lots of deer, jackrabbits, birds, and other critters.

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