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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Lighthouse Beach RV Park and Bird Sanctuary

December 8 to December 14, 2011

Port Lavaca, TX - A city owned park with a long boardwalk around the bay. The site I was on, which was not considered waterfront, had a view of the Bay out my front window. There are 3 sections to this park, the area I was in had 8 long pull through sites at $116.00 week with a Good Sam discount. The regular daily rate without discounts is $30, so the weekly rate is a good deal. These 8 sites had a one week limit. There are other sites at the same price next to these sites, they were back-in, long term sites, with the sites backed up to each other, very close together. Camp hosts are on site.

The waterfront sites were closer to the beach, they are back in sites, wider lots and had a small covered picnic area next to each site - there is a drawback - if your rig doesn't have a back window you will be looking at a parking lot and the waterfront sites were more expensive, $131 a week with Good Sam discount. They also have monthly rates and senior rates.

Residents of the area have to buy an annual pass to use the area, many people come by in the evening to use the walking paths and to walk along the 2200' long boardwalk that takes you over the wetlands area. The park has a swimming pool, day use areas and pavilions.

There is a fishing pier that closes at 11pm, but the boat ramp is open 24 hours a day. One morning I saw a truck pulling a boat that had a bunch of "pots" tied to the back - mini versions of the crab pots seen on TV, maybe they were getting shrimp.

The park is right on the frontage road of the highway, I mention this because some are very sensitive to noises. It doesn't bother me, occasionally I would here the noise from a truck, but it was gone within seconds.

A restored lighthouse is now on a lot across the street from the RV park.
Halfmoon Reef Light Station

I liked this park, it was very clean and quiet. The laundry room had 2 washers and 2 dryers, and it was $1.00 for each machine and the dryers ran for almost an hour.  They were putting a new ceramic tile floor in the meeting room the week I was there.  There are a lot of city workers always doing something around the park, keeping it clean and updated.

Walmart is less than a mile away and a small shopping district (with touristy shops) in the "downtown" area is just a little over a mile away.  Walgreens, HEB, Radio Shack, Ace Hardware are all just down the road about a mile. The "Outpost" thrift shop is about 2 miles away. There are several restaurants along Highway 35.

Contact info:  (some of the links on this website do not work)
 700 Lighthouse Beach Rd
 Port Lavaca, TX      361-552-5311

This park is part of Recreation USA - a discount park program
( member discount is $15 night/4 nights only


  1. You give a great discription Teri. And it sounds like a great place to go for a few weeks stay. Pictures a nice to go along with the review.
    I read your comment on ShoelessJoe. Hope you find a nice heater.

  2. great review..sounds like a nice park!!

  3. Wow, Teri, I got a bit behind with work and all, and tracking you down wasn't easy! You have been moving along quite well. Loved catching up with you.

  4. Port Lavaca is a nice quiet fishing town, I think your route plans are good ones. I assume you'll be heading out to SA once you hit Corpus Christi, then back again? I lived in CC for 5 years, husbands family live there.

  5. Very nice description of what sounds like a good place to stay. Thanks for the details. Love the laundry price!



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