Mission RV Park Overview:
Mission RV Park has 188 full hook up sites, good amenities, and is clean and well maintained. The Park is just off the access road to I-10 and about 19 miles east of downtown El Paso.
The park claims that it is El Paso's "Best and Friendliest" and we can attest to a very friendly, outgoing, and helpful staff. It's the only park we have stayed in when we visited El Paso, so it was clearly the best we know of!
The roads are paved and the sites are wide and long (up to 75 feet) enough for big rigs with quad slides. After office hours, Mission RV Park has guard on patrol and the park is enclosed with a rock wall.
Amenities and Fun Things To Do:
Mission RV Park has a total of 188 sites, some of which are dedicated to monthlies and full timers. The sites are side-by-side and a mixture of back-in and pull throughs. All of this West Texas RV Park's sites are perfectly level with conveniently located full hook-ups - water, sewer, cable, and sewer hook-up. Some of the sites have limited shade and others are treeless.
Most sites do not have picnic tables, but you can request management to provide one at your site. The sites are finely crushed gravel with no grass which seemed strange until we drove around El Paso and noted that the majority of the homes and businesses don't have grass either - water is scarce in the desert!
A couple things that we liked and found unique to Mission RV Park is that one section of the park is for pet owners (meaning you're not disturbed by barking dogs as your next door neighbor) and management tries to leave every other site open which gives you lots of room to spread out. Some of the sites will have excellent views of El Paso, the Franklin mountains, and stunning sunsets.
Mission RV Park is home to some good amenities, some of which include:
- heated and covered pool and Jacuzzi
- rec room with a free pool table, coffee, TV, games, and a ping pong table
- small convenience store in the office with some of the basics
- laundry room and showers and restrooms
- lited tennis court and full basketball court
- small playground
- free Wi-Fi (fast and reliable) and cable TV
- pet park
- two outdoor patios at the pool with tables and chairs
- propane, dump station, and RV storage
On site is Mission RV Service which has RV supplies and does basic RV repairs, oil changes and other simple services, appliance repair, as well as hitch installation and repair. We heard that they are honest, work hard, and have reasonable rates.
Mission RV Park is over 30 years old and as such the facilities are dated but functional, very clean, and well maintained. Since the Park is conveniently located close to I-10, you will hear some freeway noise. But don't let either of those two stop you from staying here.
A Typical Texas Outsider Day:
We stayed with Mission RV Park for three nights on our way from Dallas to California. Our goal was to escape the cold weather and add some information to Texas Outside on some fun things to see and do in El Paso. We did have one day of nice weather and then a front moved in and broke a 30 year old record low at 7 degrees and dumped an inch or two of snow. Bottom line, we didn't get out and explore much of El Paso.
Before the storm, we did get in a round of golf at Butterfield Trail Golf Course - wow, what a fantastic golf course that quickly made our Top 25 Texas Golf Courses list. Butterfield Trail has excellent conditions, unique and memorable holes, and lots of character as well as challenges to keep you on your game. Read our review of Butterfield Trail to learn more about this outstanding and must play course.
We also bundled up and made it to the El Paso Holocaust Museum which we found informative and interesting. We tried to go to some other attractions but the cold weather, icy roads, rolling brown outs, or frozen pipes kept them closed!
Cool Nearby Activities:
One of the reasons we choose to stay at Mission Trail RV Park is because it provides easy access to lots of fun things to see and do in El Paso.
Take a look at our Guide to El Paso to find where you can hike, bike, visit museums, play golf, and lots more.
As you may know, Juarez is just across the Rio Grande from El Paso and it was once El Paso's number one tourist attraction. Thanks to drug wars and more, the US Department of Tourism has issued a travel warning considering travel into Mexico. You should talk to the locals and check out the Department of Transportation website to get the latest status if you plan to visit Mexico.
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Texas Outside uses a tough rating scale and it’s difficult for a campground to get a “10”. Each park is rated on:
- Scenic Beauty: a campground that is flat with no trees or character gets a “1” and hills, lots of trees, beautiful lake site, and lush ground cover gets a “10”
- Park Condition: the cleaner, well kept, and maintained campgrounds receive high scores
- Amenities: we are looking for lots of amenities like restrooms, dump stations, playgrounds, boat ramps, shelters, concession stand, rental toys, and more.
- Campsites: low scores are given for sites that are right next to each other (good for getting to know your neighbors, but not what we’re looking for when we’re camping); have no lantern holder, no water or electricity, no fire pit, no grill, or no picnic table (or it’s rotten wood); have no trees and no view; the ground cover is crushed rock (my bare feet hate that stuff!); and they require a lot of work to get your rig level.
- Things To Do: Bonus points are given for campgrounds that offer lots of fun things to do at the park or very nearby – this includes: biking, hiking, climbing, boating, entertainment, golf, swimming, fishing, volleyball, horseshoes, and more