Tropical Trails RV Resort

Tropical Trails RV Resort is located in Brownsville, Texas, near the shores of the Gulf of Mexico. The resort is a great place to stay for those who want to explore nearby South Padre Island. The resort is also very close to the Mexico border. The nearest large city is Corpus Christi, which is a two-hour drive from the resort. The culture-packed South Texas city of Laredo is just a day trip away.The campsites at Tropical Trails RV Resort have 30/50 amp electrical connectivity and full hookups, and both back-in and pull-through sites are available. Many campsites are equipped with picnic tables and fire pits, and there is a lot of room between each site to preserve your privacy. Free fiber optic internet service is available for everyone. The entrance is gated for added security.Tropical Trails campers will have access to a variety of amenities, including a laundry room and two bathhouses, each of which has clean restrooms and showers. Dogs are welcome at this pet-friendly Brownsville campground, and they can play at the two dog parks on-site. For entertainment, campers can spend time in the swimming pool and hot tub, as well as a sizeable ten-acre lake. Biking and walking trails are also accessible from the campground. There are courts for shuffleboard and pickleball, as well as an indoor fitness room. There's also a business center as well as a library with a book exchange.

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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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After your trip, return the RV to the host in the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

There's plenty to do outside when you camp in an RV at Tropical Trails RV Resort. The resort is a 30-minute drive from the waterfront Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge. This beautiful preserve is an ideal place for wildlife watching. An extensive network of trails runs through the park, where visitors can see the wide variety of birds, mammals, and reptiles that are present in the park. Bicycling is also allowed on the trails. Wildlife found within the park include white-tailed deer, grey foxes, and bobcats. Rare Aplomado falcons and endangered ocelots also reside within the refuge. There are also several places to go fishing here - along the shores of the Gulf of Mexico on a designated beach, in the Bahia Grande, and along the Arroyo Colorado. Those who want to explore the refuge in a more relaxed manner can embark on a tram tour, which educates visitors about the local wildlife.Boca Chica State Park is also located very close to the campground. It is home to the stunningly pristine Boca Chica Beach and is an ideal way to enjoy the water on the Gulf of Mexico. The beach is great for sunbathing, and it is also a popular destination for surfers. You can also go fishing in the waters of the gulf, where you might find sea trout, catfish, whiting, red drum, black drum, and more. The park is also a great place to observe the many migratory birds that pass through this area.On South Padre Island itself, you can explore the Laguna Madre Nature Trail. This is a great way to see the sea turtles that South Padre is known for. It's also a very popular place for bird watching and connects many of the beaches on the island. This trail is perfect for an island stroll through the marshland.

Exploring The Area

RV camping at Tropical Trails RV Resort puts you just outside of Brownsville, making it a perfect home base while exploring the South Padre Island area. It is accessible via the Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport. Gas stations, grocery stores, and other amenities are nearby. The Gladys Porter Zoo is a very popular attraction to check out when you book an RV rental in Cameron County, with over 350 different animal species and an aquarium. Stop by the Tropical America exhibit to spot Galapagos tortoises and spider monkeys and then head to the Africa section, where you can observe zebras, white rhinos, and cape hunting dogs.History lovers will also want to visit the Palo Alto Battlefield Historical Park, which was the site of the Battle of Palo Alto in 1864. The wildflowers within the park attract an array of butterfly species, and birdwatching is a popular pastime in the park, too.There are also lots of fun things to do while motorhome camping on South Padre Island. The local amusement parks and water parks are perfect for those traveling with children. Relax and sunbathe on one of the several beaches, or take a birding tour to learn more about the area's wildlife. Other fun attractions include the Port Isabel Lighthouse, which was built in 1852, as well as the US's largest outdoor sandcastle, which is surrounded by other sand sculptures.

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Questions about RVs?


What type of RV should I choose?


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.


Do the RVs have bathrooms?


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.


How does check-in work?


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.