11 Great RV Retirement Communities in Texas


Camper enthusiasts have spent years traveling. At some point, they may want to settle down, but they don’t have to leave behind their camper. States all over the country have areas where seniors can enjoy their retired years. Here are some that you can find in Texas.

1. Victoria Palms RV Resort

This fabulous resort in Donna, TX, has over 1,000 sites on their lot, and everyone who stays can enjoy a plethora of activities. Seniors can enjoy a full restaurant, courts for pickleball, shuffleboard, and tennis, and different art activities such as sewing, arts & crafts, wood shop, and stained glass.

No matter the time of year, seniors can enjoy these activities.

Victoria Palms boasts a yearly average temperature of 73-degrees Fahrenheit, so this is the perfect place to escape the cold winter and get plenty of sun and warmth- you, your partner, and even your pets.

Location: Donna, Texas

Amenities:

  • Restroom and Shower Facilities
  • Pet-Friendly
  • Mail Center
  • Cable TV
  • WiFi
  • RV Storage
  • Laundry Facilities

Activities:

  • Shuffleboard
  • Horseshoes
  • Swimming Pool and Hot Tub
  • Ballroom
  • Library
  • Bike Trails
  • Fitness Center
Value Sites$46 / day
$276 / week
$629 / month
Standard Sites$51 / day
$306 / week
$767 / month
Pull-Thru Sites$60 / day
$360 / week
$799 / month
Premium Sites$66 / day
$396 / week
$832 / month

2. Mission Bell / Trade Winds RV Resort

We are more than just a great vacation spot, we are a community and family. We are the “place to be” for those seeking a retirement community with a variety of activities and weekly entertainment that keep our guests returning year after year.

Mission Bell / Trade Winds RV Resort website, “Who We Are”

Mission Bell and Trade Winds are two RV resorts that are separated by Steward Road, but they operate as one. Offices for both resorts are found at Mission Bell.

Both parks are very clean, and the management’s focus is very much on customer satisfaction. If you have a problem, they’ll resolve it as quickly as they can.

There are countless activities and entertainment that you can enjoy. There are daily activities from billiards to bocce ball, and every week there are games and events planned that residents can participate in, like concerts, dances, and games.

Tickets for the concerts and dances are very cheap. There’s always something going on here!

Whether you decide to stay at Mission Bell or Trade Winds, you’ll be in for a real treat!

Location: Mission, Texas

Amenities:

  • Private Cable, TV, Phone, and Internet available at each site
  • Free Water, Sewer, Trash, WiFi, and Lawn Care (included with rates)
  • Outdoor Barbecue and Picnic Areas
  • Swimming Pools and Jacuzzis
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Restrooms and Shower Facilities

Activities:

  • Dance Halls
  • RC Car Track
  • Craft and Carpentry Rooms
  • Church Services
  • Library
  • Dog Park and Doggie Wash Station
  • Courts for Shuffleboard and Bocce Ball

Prices:

In Season (November – March)

LengthStandard (30 amp)Premium (50 amp)
Daily$40$50
Weekly$225$280
Monthly$450$525
3 months$1215$1420
4 months$1530$1785
5 months$1800$2100
6 months$2025$2360
Annual$2600$3000

Out of Season (April – October)

LengthStandard (30)Premium (50)
Daily$40$50
Weekly$225$280
Monthly$300$350
3 months$810$945
4 months$1020$1190
5 months$1200$1400
6 months$1350$1575
Annual$2600$3000

3. Alamo Palms RV Resort

Visit Alamo Palms RV Resort and discover a world that encompasses the true Texan lifestyle away from the stresses of city life.

Alamo Palms RV Resort website

Another city in south Texas, Alamo Palms boasts not only the great amenities within the resort, but it also boasts about its proximity to other great places. Alamo, Texas, is right on the very tip of the state, which means its right next to Mexico and the Gulf of Mexico.

The Latino culture is rich in Texas, which means you can enjoy shops and restaurants that serve delicious foods at low prices.

Several beaches along the Gulf, in places like Galveston Island and South Padre, are nearby, where you can enjoy saltwater fishing and some fun in the sun. Alamo Palms is a popular destination because of its easy access to different kinds of places, both in Texas and in Mexico.

Nearby the resort, there are plenty of shopping areas and services to add to your convenience.

Location: Alamo, Texas

Amenities:

  • Mail Center
  • WiFi and High-Speed Internet
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Pet-Friendly
  • Picnic and Barbecue Area

Activities:

  • Farmers Market
  • Exercise Classes
  • Dance Lessons
  • Dances and Concerts
  • Church Services
  • Square Dancing
  • Yoga
  • Water Aerobics

Prices:

Standard$46 / day
$276 / week
$483 / month
Premium$48 / day
$288 / week
$544 / month

4. Park Place Estates RV Resort

Park Place is a world away from the cares of city life, yet freeway-close to all that makes South Texas the destination of choice for many RV travelers.

Park Place Estate RV Resort website

From crafts to card games, to relaxing at the spa, Park Place is a clean, fun, and safe place to stay at. Just within a 30-minute drive, you have access to several shopping malls, banks, restaurants, and many other services around the area.

During the season, there are weekly dances and entertainment to help you have fun. They also offer “happy hours”, which gives you the chance to get to know the other residents you’ll be hanging around.

There are activities for everyone to enjoy. If you’re the artsy type, you can sew, quilt, and craft. For more gritty types, there’s carpentry and wood shop. If you and your partner like to be up on your feet and moving around, there are plenty of sports and dances you can participate in.

Location: Harlingen, Texas

Amenities:

  • WiFi Hotspots
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Restroom and Shower Facilities
  • Pet-Friendly
  • Picnic Tables

Activities:

  • Dance Lessons (Line and Square Dancing)
  • Swimming Pool and Spa
  • Pool Hall
  • Bingo
  • Bicycling
  • Live Entertainment

Prices:

Daily$45
Weekly$251
1 Month$670
2 Months$1340
3 Months$1827
4 Months$2192
5 Months$2580
6 Months$2886
Yearly$3408

5. Bentsen Grove Resort

Bentsen Grove Resort is a place where you can embrace your inner artist. Here you can sew, quilt, paint (oil, watercolors, or encaustic), make stained glass, scrapbook, make cards, do woodcarving, ceramics, paper quilling, or theater. You can display your prized creations or sell them at craft shows.

It is also a place where people can come together and enjoy the things they love with one another. They have a Bicycle Club, Rock Club, Woodcarving Club, Glass Adventures Club, and a Quilting Club.

If none of those are up your alley, don’t worry! There’s still plenty of other things for you to do here. Residents can enjoy different kinds of games and sports, and every Friday night you can come and dance to live entertainment.

Bentsen is a great gathering place for people with different hobbies. Whether you are a fan of crafts, a fan of sports, or a fan of kicking back and relaxing, you can reach your full potential here.

Location: Palmview, Texas

Amenities:

  • Cable TV
  • WiFi
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Showers and Restrooms
  • Library
  • Pet-Friendly

Activities:

  • Fitness Center
  • Birding
  • Billiards
  • Craft Classes
  • Indoor and Outdoor Pools
  • Ceramics
  • Clogging
  • Clubs

Prices:

Regular Lots

Daily$38
Weekly$206
1 Month$585
3 months$1690
6 Months$2350
6 + 6 Yearly$2995
12 Months$3315

Large Lots

Daily$41
Weekly$221
1 Month$670
3 Months$1875
6 Months$2625
6 + 6 Yearly$3260
12 Months$3645

First time visitors can get 50% off their 1st month rate.

6. Lakeshore Seniors RV Resort

While the RV Resorts we’ve looked at so far are inland, Lakeshore offers waterfront RV lots along Cedar Creek Lake, one of the largest inland lakes in Texas. This is a fisher’s paradise.

Lakeshore Seniors RV Resort is less than an hour drive from Dallas, with activities and fun open to the public year-round. From the end of September to the end of October, you can come to the State Fair and enjoy games, tasty food, and live entertainment.

While you’re in Seven Points, you can enjoy several restaurants and entertainment. There’s a local cinema that plays the latest movies and flea markets where you can find new trinkets.

Location:Seven Points, Texas

Amenities:

  • On-Site 24-hour Security
  • Pet-Friendly (no additional charges)
  • Dumpster
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Free Landscaping and Maintenance

Activities:

  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Swimming
  • Game Nights
  • Pot Luck Dinners

Prices: Call for rates

7. River Ranch Resort

…all about fishing, fun and relaxation.

River Ranch Resort website

River Ranch Resort sits on the banks of the Arroyo Colorado River. Anglers of all types and experience can come and enjoy some fishing fun. There are several different varieties of fish you can catch, from trout and bass to flounder and alligator gar.

If you’re still itching to go fishing, you can head to the Gulf and catch even more varieties, like tarpon, snook, and flounder.

Residents will be awed by the thousands of different species of wildlife residing in this lower part of the Rio Grande Valley. Bird enthusiasts can also have a great time, as the valley is one of the top birding destinations in America with hundreds of bird species.

Fishers, Birders, and people who want to find a place to play games and relax will find a lot to do here and a lot of fun to be had.

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

Amenities:

  • Lighted Fishing Piers
  • Restrooms and Showers
  • Laundry Facilities
  • On-Site Security

Activities:

  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Swimming
  • Birdwatching
  • Golf courses
  • Pool Halls
  • Recreation Hall
  • Dancing
  • Bingo
  • Card Games

Prices:

Permanent Sites

Monthly$245
Yearly$2940
6 + 6 Yearly$2820
6 + 6 Monthly$235
6 + 6 Guaranteed Lot$2520 ($210/month)

Non-Permanent Sites

Daily$45
Weekly$195
Monthly$375
4 Months$1,400 ($350/m)
5 Months$1,550 ($310/m)
6 Months$1,680 ($280/m)

8. Chimney Park RV Resort

Yet another beautiful resort right next to a river. Chimney Park is on the banks of the Rio Grande River. Residents can enjoy a plethora of fishing and wildlife viewing. All around you and the river, you can enjoy beautiful sights of palm trees and natural vegetation.

Everything that Mission has to offer is available to you. Golf enthusiasts can tee off at one of the seven different golf courses in town- all within 10 miles of the resort.

Or you can visit some wildlife centers, such as the World Birding Center and the International Butterfly Center.

At Chimney Park RV Resort, there are plenty of community events going on. This is a great chance to become acquainted with the other residents and enjoy some great food and fun.

Location: Mission, Texas

Amenities:

  • High-Speed Internet
  • Laundry and Bathroom Facilities
  • Pet-Friendly
  • 24-Hour On-Site Security
  • Boat Ramp and Boat Dock
  • Picnic Area with BBQ Grill

Activities:

  • Swimming Pool and Jacuzzi Spa
  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Potlucks and Ice Cream Socials
  • Birdwatching
  • Bingo
  • Crafts

Prices:

Regular Lot$45 / day
$207 / week
$238 / month
Premium Lot$50 / day
$237 / week
$273 / month
Extra Premium/Riverside$57 / day
$292 / week
$391 / month
SmallRegularPremiumRiverside
3 Months$999$1259$1448$1561
4 Months$1321$1526$1741$2080
5 Months$1400$1716$1978$2276
6 Months$1485$1918$2276$2536

9. 1015 RV Park

Here is Weslaco, the winter months stay in the ’70s, making 1015 RV Park a great place to stay at; even during the lows, you’ll more often only need a light jacket.

Weslaco is in close proximity with several cities: Brownsville, Harlingen, McAllen, Mission, and Edinburg just to name a few. All of these towns are within 45 minutes to an hour, with Brownsville being the furthest at about 46 minutes. Not to mention you’ll also be very close to Mexico and South Padre Island. You should never be bored with all these cities’ activities at your disposal!

1015 RV Park will keep you active at all points of the year. There are plenty of activities that you can enjoy, from playing sports with other residents or reading a book from the comfort of your RV.

The staff is very motivated to keep their residents active and entertained, and all that’s offer inside and outside the park will definitely make you achieve that goal.

Location: Weslaco, Texas

Amenities:

  • Restrooms and Showers
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Mail Boxes

Activities:

  • Shuffleboard
  • Pool Tables
  • Swimming Pool
  • Game Room

Prices:

Daily$30
Weekly$175
Monthly$399
2 Months$775
3 Months$1125
4 Months$1325
5 Months$1530
6 Months$1895
Annual$1970
Deluxe Sites$2195

10. Rio Robles

Where living is easy; leaving is hard.

Rio Robles RV Park motto

Along with enjoying the Latino culture that southern Texas prides itself in, Rio Robles is near the city of Fredericksburg, which has and celebrates German heritage.

When you stay at Rio Robles, you’ll also gain access to the Guadalupe River, where you can enjoy fishing, boating, or kayaking.

Rio Robles has several opportunities for residents to get to know each other through various activities. For example, every Tuesday morning they offer coffee for the residents, and every month women can come together for a luncheon.

If you like card games, they have community bridge, bingo, dominoes, and poker. There are also music jams and community parties. If you’d like to make your stay even more enjoyable by doing it with some friends, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to make some when you’re at Rio Robles.

Location: Kerrville, Texas

Amenities:

  • Dump Station
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Picnic Tables
  • RV and Vehicle Wash Pad
  • Public Showers
  • Free WiFi and Cable TV

Activities:

  • Swimming Pool
  • Fishing and Kayaking at Guadalupe River
  • Biking
  • Fitness Center
  • Library
  • River Trail

Prices:

Nightly$30
Weekly$170
Monthly$340 (+ Electric)

11. Piney Ridge RV Park

Piney is a quiet park that’s great for an extended stay. It’s a gated community where only the residents and staff know the code in, which will give you a feeling of security.

Say you need to go grocery shopping; your dog needs to get a haircut; you want to shop for clothes, shoes, or fishing equipment; you hurt yourself and need to get it checked out; you want to go out for dinner to a nice restaurant; you’re flying to another state to visit your kids for Christmas.

Tyler provides services for all of these situations. Tyler has a mall, grocery stores, healthcare facilities, an airport, and several restaurants with delicious foods for you to dine on.

At the end of the day, you can come and relax in your RV at Piney. Piney’s staff is very serious about making sure that things are relaxing and quiet.

They enforce quiet hours, and if a resident has pets, they will take action if their dog barks excessively. You don’t need to worry about neighbors who will be loud or obnoxious; if they do, Piney will handle it.

Location: Tyler, Texas

Amenities:

  • Full Hookups
  • Laundry Facility
  • WiFi
  • Satellite TV
  • Gated community
  • Pet-Friendly

Activities:

  • Local events throughout the year
  • Golf courses
  • Several nearby shopping and dining services

Prices:

Daily$40 / $35 for multiple nights
Basic Sites$360 / month
Patio Sites$380 / month
Carport Sites$410 / month
Premium Sites$430 / month

Related Questions

What animals are allowed at these RV resorts? All the RV resorts mentioned in this article are pet-friendly, but they do come with some restrictions. Most of these sites allow one or two small- to medium-sized cats or dogs. Be sure to check the considered resort’s website to know specifically what they allow.

What are some common rules in RV communities? Every RV park or resort will have their own distinguished rules, but there are some common rules that all communities will have:

  • Quiet hours: the times will be different depending on the part, but it is, on average, between around 10 PM and 8 AM.
  • Maximum occupancy: Typically, the max is 2 adults.
  • Don’t litter: Take your trash in the dumpster (pretty obvious).
  • Speed limit: It typically ranges from 5 to 15 MPH.
  • Be respectful and considerate of others: Don’t be loud, obnoxious, rude, or do anything that will interfere with others’ comfort and convenience.

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