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olfarmer

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Posted: 12/18/17 10:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

How are things in the area of Mustang Island, Rockport, up towards Palacios? We normally stay at Palacios and then tour down to Mustang Island. We have friends that rent a park model in Rockport and they said it was still bad there but I am wondering if any RV parks are open?


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Posted: 12/18/17 11:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

mustang island will be closed till next year per another post here

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Posted: 12/19/17 05:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Have some friends who have rented at the same park in the Rockport area when you include her parents, been on the same site for in excess of 30 years seasonally. New ownership since the hurricane now, isn't doing seasonal deals any more, renting to workers rebuilding area now. Told to clear their stuff out and go elsewhere, no renewal.


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Posted: 12/19/17 07:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We spent the 1st week of December in Rockport.
Probably only 2 or 3 parks are closed in Rockport. One of those is because of new ownership and he gave all the tenets a 30 day evict notice so that he can rebuild the park. Most of the parks had more openings than usual especially the Lagoons RV park where 3/4 of their sites were empty. Usually that park is pretty well filled up.
Lots of damage in Rockport and Port Aransas.
On 35 bypass which is a divided highway there was 1.2 miles of debris that they dumped between the lanes so they could get the City cleaned up fast.

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Went down to Corpus and Port Aransas about a month after Harvey, did not cross over to Aransas Pass or Rockport, Ferry was on a limited schedule. Some of the RV parks and restaurants have re-opened in the Port A area. Call the parks you are interested in going to to see if they are open. Mustang Island State Park is closed along with the park up at the jetty. Don't believe the I heard from a friend of a friend who said they were closed. Call! A lot of places are re-opening daily.

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Posted: 12/19/17 08:03am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thinking you're OK in Palacios. Port Lavaca looked OK with exceptions here and there. Did feel beaten down though.

Turned off at Tivoli to get to 77. Some of those old shacks that looked like they would blow down did. Was going to spend a night or two on Port Aransas and the park said they were open for business. Changed my mind and just headed to 77 and down. Didn't want to make the effort and take the ferry for just a night or two if workers were needing/using the spaces.

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Posted: 12/19/17 08:03am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Talk about unintended consequences. A couple across from me Saturday night was telling how much they were enjoying the RGV (Rio Grande Valley) on their first visit. For ten years they wintered in Port Aransas and had no idea what they were missing. It took a hurricane to get them to try something new.

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Posted: 12/19/17 09:07am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hey I'm down here in the RGV and noticed it's usually 5 or more degrees higher on a daily basis compared to Rockport.

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Posted: 12/19/17 10:06am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

TomG2 wrote:

Talk about unintended consequences....


That's true about so many things. When the Canadian dollar took a dive good friends of ours decided to take their CN dollars and fly to Mexico and rent a place for the winter. Better weather then the RGV, cheaper, and more new experiences to log being expat's. They're loving it while in their early 60's.

OP asked about Harvey though, not the RGV. Like I said prior north of Port Lavaca appears to be just fine. Looks like some flooding occurred here and there though.

Guessing the OP at his home park can still get fresh shrimp off the boats, good Tex/Mex in town, and not even notice anything has changed in his park.

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Good friends of mine camped over Thanksgiving at Pioneer on Mustang Island. They said the park was repaired nicely. They were able to enjoy several different restaurants and businesses, but posted some videos and pictures that show a lot of devastation still in the area. It will take some time to get back to normal, but that is a good reason to visit now. If we don't go there, they won't have the income needed to make repairs.


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