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4.2 161
Texas 162913
September 2022
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This is our favorite campground and we hit it several times each year. There have been a few changes in the last year. First, the check in office moved from the marina office to the old chapel (Bldg 332) then (currently) to the auto hobby shop. When you come in the main gate, pass the hospital then look to the right and you'll see the NEX/Commissary. Turn right before or after the NEX and you'll see the Auto Hobby shop just beyond the commissary. Pull through the gate into the fenced area behind the building for check-in. Price is now $22/night (100% DAV) for a 50Amp site. Also, in the past the office personnel encouraged calling them to make reservations. Most recently, they have a recording on their phone to call Navy Beds for reservations. While there are a lot of homesteaders - about 50% retired military and base employees (there are a couple of dozen federal agencies on base) - they are the only residents in hot summer months so they are keeping the place open. The snowbirds start arriving about Thanksgiving and the place is full from about Christmas until March, but they seem to keep a few sites for transients/short timers and we've never not been able to get in. There are about a dozen (dry) overflow sites and a dump station. If all else fails Mustang Island SP is just over the bridge on the island and they allow beach camping. About 15 miles down the island is Padre Island National Seashore and they have dry camping. Not much else has changed, great park, clean facilities and great location. Biggest complaint is that some of the RV park roads really, really need repair. Wind blows 100 mph 10 months of the year and it is hot in the summer. (Surprise) Small commissary and exchange on base have all the necessities. The only place on base to eat is Panda Express and is to be avoided late in the day. Commissary has sandwiches and sushi at lunchtime. Just outside the main gate is a Walmart, an HEB grocery and an assortment of junk food places. A block from the gate is Paul's Seafood market with good fresh seafood. This is not a good place to be if there is a hurricane in the Gulf. If the storm even thinks about heading toward Corpus all the roads going inland become parking lots. Cell wifi can be spotty depending on site. Campground wifi to slow to stream. We have Tmo and Verison hotspots and get fairly good bandwidth, however the Tmo 5G home internet usually pushes 100 meg or better.
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