Raintree RV Park Overview:
Raintree RV Park is a very well maintained full service private park which is named after all of the Rain Trees planted in the park. This park is Rockport's best kept secret with abundant nature, two ponds with fountains, and a quite and peaceful setting.
Raintree RV park has been owned for over 5 years by Jeff and Kim Gordon. They have made numerous improvements such as updating sites with 20/30/50 amp service, adding concrete pads, remodeling the restrooms, installing new washers and dryers and installing WI-FI. They are working hard at keeping this park in excellent condition and ensuring that it maintains its high ratings - the park earned a 23 out of 30 score by Trailer Life, and the restrooms received a 9 out of a possible rating of 10. Make sure you visit with Jeff or Kim for ideas of things to see and do during your stay.
Amenities and Fun Things To Do:
Raintree RV Park has 82 sites with a mixture of back-in and pull through, most of which have 20/30/50 amp service and full hookups - G1-4 have no sewer hookup. Premium sites back up to the pond and have concrete pads. All of the sites have a concrete patio and picnic table, are level, and range from heavily shaded to no shade. There are some 80' to 90' long sites with extra wide concrete pads to accommodate big rigs with towed boats or trailers.
Raintree RV Park also has five rental units (a 5th wheel, a cozy all wood cabin, and 3 park models) that were new in 2005. These clean and well maintained rentals are fully equipped with linens and utensils for up to 4 people. To learn more about these rentals click here.
Some of the other amenities at Raintree include:
- wireless Internet including two computers with free Internet access for your use
- two ponds stocked with bass, blue gill, tilapia, and catfish waiting for your hook - catch and release only, one camper landed an 8 pound catfish
- abundant wildlife including ducks, rabbits, herons, and lots of birds
- laundry room with new washers and dryers (2007)
- clean restrooms and showers
- recreation room with a pool table, darts, card room, mini kitchen, karoke machine, TV/VCR, and CD player
- puzzle room with lots of puzzles
- small exercise room with a treadmill and exercise bike
- horseshoe pits and a 4 hole putting green
- fenced in dog play area and a dog walk
During the winter months, Raintree has various activities every night of the week.
A Typical Texas Outsider Day:
Rockport and the surrounding area offers a lot to see and do. Here are some of Texas Outside's favorite ways to spend some time during your stay at Raintree RV Park:
- bike over to Blue Wave Beach (about a mile or so) to swim, fish, surf, or just chill out
- spend a day exploring Corpus Christi, which is about 40 minutes from Rockport - visit the Texas State Aquarium and the USS Lexington Museum
- jump aboard the Treasure Boat Casino and spend the day/evening enjoying the tables, food, and shows. Discount tickets are available at the front desk
- bike or walk along the shore on Broadway, Shell Ridge Road, or S. Water Street
- buy some shrimp or fish from the boats in the Rockport marinas and cook a fabulous dinner
- rent a boat, jet ski, or kayak and enjoy the Rockport bay
- catch some live music at Big Johns Palapa or check out the nightlife at Poor Man's Country Club
Cool Nearby Activities:
One of the advantages of staying at Raintree is that they are conveniently located to highway 35 (a block away), the beach is only a mile east, and Corpus Christi is about 40 minutes away. There are plenty of things to see and do in Rockport and Corpus Christi, some of the Texas Outside favorites include:
- visit the Texas Maritime Museum which is just down the road
- enjoy the Gulf Coast beaches for swimming, fishing, windsurfing, or just relaxing
- fish - Rockport and nearby Port Aransas have lots of opportunities for fishing (sport or to catch your dinner) including fishing from the beach, bays, or deep sea charter boats
- explore Padre Island National Seashore
- take a day to explore Port Aransas
- spend some time aboard the Texas Treasure Casino Cruises - a six hour cruise with buffet, shows, and gambling
- enjoy the restaurants and nightlife on Fulton Beach Road - check out Big Johns Palapa for seafood and live music, Charlotte Plumbers or Alice Faye's for on the water seafood dining (Alice Faye's will cook your catch)
- enjoy a drive through the Aransas Wildlife refuge
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Additional Pictures of Raintree RV Park
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