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Valley Gateway RV Park

Set across 46 acres of peaceful countryside, the Valley Gateway RV Park is a family-owned RV campground to the north of Edinburg. It’s planted with native oaks, palms, and olive trees, and hosts a variety of themed activities, dinners, and parties throughout the year.RV camping at the Valley Gateway RV Park includes access to extra-wide, pull-through spaces, with water, sewer, and 30 or 50-amp electrics. Wi-Fi is available throughout the RV park, and the clubhouse features a laundry room with numerous washers and dryers. Campers can enjoy access to clean restrooms and showers, as well as a nature trail that winds through the back 23 acres. Aside from exercise programs, potluck dinners, and weekly bingo nights, the Valley Gateway RV Park also hosts poker and pool tournaments, ladies lunches, and ice cream socials.



Find the perfect RV for your campsite

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.

How Outdoorsy Works

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Find the perfect RV

Choose your location, dates, and send the owner a request to book.

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Delivery or Pickup

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

Let us help

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

Camping at the Valley Gateway RV Park is a good base for visiting the Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, which lies along the banks of the Rio Grande. It’s one of nine parks and nature reserves in the Rio Grande Valley managed by the World Birding Center and provides a sanctuary for the hundreds of bird species that migrate or reside in the region. Endangered and threatened species such as ocelots and jaguarundis have also been recorded within its bounds, along with around 250 butterfly species.If you continue driving downstream, you’ll arrive at the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, which lies at the meeting point of the Chihuahuan Desert, the Gulf Coast, and a large tract of subtropical wetlands along the Rio Grande. It’s another birding hotspot, with observation towers and elevated walkways from where you can spot multiple species that include osprey, broad-winged hawks, and blue-winged teals. Around half of all butterfly species recorded in the United States have also been observed here, with the number totaling around 300.A 90-minute drive east of the Valley Gateway RV Park is the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge. It supports a large number of endangered and threatened mammals and bird species, including northern aplomado falcons that were reintroduced to the area in the 1980s. Across the water from the refuge is South Padre Island, a popular resort destination that’s home to the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center. It features an extensive boardwalk, bird blinds, and a five-story observation tower from where you can spot black skimmers, reddish egrets, and scarlet tanagers.

Exploring the City

Campsites at the Valley Gateway RV Park are around 20 minutes’ drive from the center of Edinburg, where you’ll find a couple of supermarkets for stocking up on groceries and supplies. There are also several gas stations here if you need to fill up your RV rental and a good choice of eateries that include fast-food joints and Mexican restaurants.If you want to delve into the local history, don’t miss a visit to the Museum of South Texas History, which occupies several buildings overlooking the main square in Edinburg. Get up close to the skeleton of a prehistoric dinosaur and see how you’d stand up in size against an ice age mammoth before browsing the cultural artifacts of the region’s Native American people. The museum also features exhibits that detail the events that took place in the Rio Grande Valley during the Civil War and the Mexican Revolution, together with a well-stocked museum store that includes a large number of books related to the history of South Texas.Continue driving south from Edinburg and you’ll arrive in the city of McAllen whose history is detailed at the McAllen Heritage Center. It occupies a 1930's post office and features a range of exhibits that detail the people and events that have shaped the region, as well as works by local artists. Another museum not to miss in McAllen is the International Museum of Art & Science, where you can marvel at photos taken from the Hubble Space Telescope, get up close to Picasso lithographs, and see European artworks dating from the 16th to 19th centuries.Green thumbs should make a point of visiting the McAllen Nature Center, which was established in 1962 as a botanical garden and is crisscrossed by scenic walking trails. Alternatively, you can stroll through the tropical gardens of the Quinta Mazatlan, a Spanish Revival estate that’s surrounded by bird-filled woodlands.Whether you want to spot birds and butterflies in the wildlife refuges of South Texas or get cultured in the museums of the Rio Grande Valley, book an RV rental in Hidalgo County and start planning your visit.


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All towables

Trailer

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

Folding Trailer

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.

All drivables

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.

Other

All other types of drivable vehicles.

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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.