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GaryS1953

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We are currently in Quartzsite but will be traveling to the Texas coast mid-March. Looking to find a boondocking site near a public campground so our friends who are traveling with us can have hookups. Can anyone recommend such a place? Thanks!


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I'll bite. Why are they insistent on hookups?

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Where on the Texas coast. There is a good 1000 miles of Texas coast.

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1995brave wrote:

Where on the Texas coast. There is a good 1000 miles of Texas coast.
South, I think near Corpus Christ. I’ve read there’s approximately 60 miles of beach open to boondocking.

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Friends don’t need friends that need hookups!


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We toured pretty much the whole length of Padre Island last winter. There are miles of beach open for boondocking if you are so inclined. Most places require a "parking fee", but they are minimal - usually like $12/year. There are also RV Parks scattered up and down the coast - obviously in the more developed areas. The closest to Corpus is Port Aransas on Mustang Island, and there are several RV Parks there as well as beach access. Most of the RV's we saw on the beach were truck campers on 4WD trucks, or 4WD trucks with smaller, lighter trailers.


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Padre Island does require a park fee that can be picked up at almost any gas station or store in the Corpus Christi area. Since Harvey, access to the beach areas is limited. Since the sand dunes are so close to the shore line and you cannot drive on the sand dunes you have to watch the high tides. The water will come up to the dune line. There are a few cut outs where you can pull into during high tide, but the Rangers don't recommend it. By the way March is spring break time in Corpus area and it gets crowded.

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2oldman wrote:

I'll bite. Why are they insistent on hookups?
they have a residential fridge and are not interested in buying a generator or installing the required amount of solar.

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Lwiddis wrote:

Friends don’t need friends that need hookups!
Ha Ha! No choice, DW’s cousin and husband!.

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