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South Padre Island KOA

Texas has just over 350 miles of beautiful coastline and the farther south you go, the better it gets. South Padre Island is just about as far south as the Texas coast goes and you will find some of the best beaches around when you camp in an RV at South Padre Island KOA. When you pull up to the campground with your RV rental, you'll find sites with full hookups with 20, 30, and 50 amp electrical service.When vacationing on the Texas coast, you are going to want easy access to those welcoming blue waters, especially in the summer. While camping at South Padre Island KOA, you can enjoy fishing from the pier or take a quick dip in the on-site pool. The campground is directly across the street from the beaches of the Gulf Coast, so you won’t have to go far to experience them. And at the end of the day, you’ll be able to quickly get home and use the on-site shower houses to wash off all of the sand and sunscreen.South Padre Island is a little bit more remote than a lot of the other Gulf Coast beach destinations, but the journey is well worth it. When you have a motorhome rental here, you can relax on “island time” as you enjoy the simpler things in life. And when you do find yourself needing to stretch your legs a little bit, you can head back to the mainland and explore the multitude of preserved lands, museums, and shopping centers.



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Camping with an RV

Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

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Arrange a pick up time with the owner or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

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Most owners have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.

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Adventure awaits!

Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the owner on the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

A little farther north along the shore is the Andy Bowie County Park, right in South Padre Island, Texas. Here, you can enjoy a county-maintained beach that is also packed with amenities. You will have easy access to a snack shack, beach rentals, fishing areas, restrooms, and plenty of ocean-side beaches. Just be sure to apply plenty of sunscreen; the Texas sun is no joke.Those who want to see some local wildlife can head to the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge in Los Fresnos, Texas. Situated on the mainland with a bay coastline, Laguna Atascosa covers almost 100,000 acres of wetlands, prairie, and even desert landscapes. You can hike along the almost 20 miles of trails through the various habitats and ecosystems or instead, take a tram tour and get to see even more. While at the refuge, you might get to see nilgai antelope, American alligators, tricolored herons, and if you’re very lucky, you just might catch a glimpse of the local conservation success story: the ocelot.Just north of the Mexico border is the Boca Chica State Park in Brownsville, Texas. Here, you can retreat to remote beaches, enjoy wildlife viewing, and take a hike along the coastal flats of the park. In fact, Boca Chica State Park is considered one of the best birding destinations in the Texas State Park system. Do keep in mind, however, that because Boca Chica is regarded as a wildlife haven, it is not very developed, so make sure that you have plenty of food and water and sunscreen during your stay.

Explore the City

If the Texas heat is even too much for the beach, then consider heading to the Schlitterbahn Water Park on South Padre Island. The water park is split into two sections: the outdoor section and the indoor section. At the outdoor section, you can enjoy towering water slides, human-made pool beaches, a lazy river, and even a zip line. In the indoor portion, you can enjoy pools, water slides, and an added break from the Texas sun.For more thrills, you can head to the massive amusement park nearby. Also located on South Padre Island, this action-packed park features go-karts, miniature golf, an arcade, and several amusement rides. You can play the day away or enjoy the cooler nights at this family-friendly establishment.History lovers can head back over the bridge to the mainland and spend some time at the Port Isabel Historical Museum. You can learn about both the past and current fishing industry in the area, learn about the early settlements to the area, and during the summer, you can enjoy movie nights with the historic lighthouse as the backdrop.When you book an RV in South Padre Island, you might need to restock and refuel at some point. Luckily enough, there are a few grocery store and gas station options on South Padre Island that are worth looking at. However, there are even more options back on the mainland.When you’re RV camping at South Padre Island KOA along the Gulf Coast shoreline, make sure to indulge in some Gulf Coast seafood. Whether you want shrimp, crab, fish, or something else, chances are you will be able to find it in this warm environment. Even better, with South Padre’s proximity to the Mexican border, chances are you’ll be able to find some truly unique flavors too.


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Trailers for all types of towing vehicles, including SUVs and pickups.

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Trailers you can tow with passenger vehicles or SUVs. A great way to transform average cars into adventure cars.

Fifth-Wheel

Larger trailers that attach to towing vehicles with a gooseneck extension in the truck bed.

Toy Hauler

Living quarters in the front with dedicated space for hauling motorcycles or other “toys” in the back.

Utility Trailer

All other types of towable trailers.

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Class C

Popular with small families and first-time RV drivers who want a little more room than a van. Comparable to driving a truck.

Camper Van

The smallest and nimblest of fully enclosed RVs. Drives like a van. Loves posing for Instagram.

Class B

A formal-sounding name for camper van, but just as photogenic.

Class A

Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.

Truck Camper

If you can drive a truck, you can drive a truck camper. Makes roughing it significantly less rough.

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Questions about RVs?

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What type of RV should I choose?

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Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


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Do the RVs have bathrooms?

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Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


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How does check-in work?

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Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.