River Bend RV Resort & Golf Course Review & Rating
River Bend RV Resort & Golf Course Overview:
Review and Rating of River Bend RV Resort & Golf Club in Brownsville, Texas
River Bend RV Resort & Golf Club was founded in 1983 and named after the huge bend in the Rio Grande River that borders a portion of the Resort and golf Course. This well maintained and manicured Resort is home to an 18 hole championship golf course (read our review of River Bend Golf Club), RV rental lots, town homes (park models) for rent, and residential property. The Resort is covered with a variety of palm trees swaying in the breeze, several varieties of trees, and lots of lush landscaping.
All of the roads through River Bend are paved and wide enough for big rigs to maneauver into any of the concrete parking pads. River Bend RV Resort has easy access to restaurants, shoping, and nighlife and the freeway through the valley is about 5 minutes away.
The property is guarded during the day and gated with card entry during the night. The common mode of transportation is golf carts, walking, or biking.
The people that we met on property were friendly and outdoing.
Amenities and Fun Things To Do:
River Bend RV Resort & Golf Club has over 600 sites that are a mixture of RV rental sites, RV Park Model lots for sale, Garden Home Lots for sale, and Single Family Lots for sale. Most of the lots have been sold. The vast majority of the lots are side by side, well landscaped, and immaculately manicured.
There ar 15 RV rental lots spread throughout the property and they can accommodate any RV up to 45 feet in length for an overnight or longer stay. All sites include 30 and 50 amp electricity, cable, water and sewer connections. The parking pad is paved and level, and the utilities are at the end of the site which may require extensions to reach.
Some of the River Bend Resort amenities include:
- 11,000 square foot two story recreational building with a game room (pool tables, ping pong, card tables) dance floor, and more
- swimming pool and spa with views of the Rio Grande River
- two tennis courts
- horseshoe pits
- free Wi-Fi
- boat ramp into the Rio Grande River
- mail boxes at the office
- showers, restrooms, and a laudromat
One of the reasons we picked River Bend RV Resort for our stay was because it is home to an 18 hole golf course. In fact, we could walk out our camper door and watch golfers tee off on the sixrh hole or walk to the driving range. To learn more about the course read our review of River Bend Golf Course.
A Typical Texas Outsider Day:
During our recent visit to River Bend RV Resort we:
- enjoyed a couple local restaurants
- played golf at River Bend Golf Course and Brownsville Golf Center
- enjoyed an afternoon at the zoo - read our article on Gladys Porter Zoo
- zipped down to South Padre Island for a zip at South Padre Island Adventures, a great lunch, and some live music and drinks at one of the many beach bars
Cool Nearby Activities:
Brownsville and River Bend RV Resort are at the south east end of the Rio Grande Valley which means you're only 30 minutes away from Port Isabel and South Padre Island and all that they have to offer - beaches, fishing, dolphin or eco tours, golf, horseback riding on the beach, priate ship sail, parasailing, lots of excellent restaurants and beach bars with live music. Check our our South Padre Island Page to find some fun things to see and do.
The Rio Grande Valley aslo has lots to do from annual events to zoos and museums, attractions, restaurants, and nightlife, and good golf courses. Here is our Rio Grande Valley Page and our reviews of some great Rio Grande Valley Golf Courses. If you're up to it, cross the border into Mexico for great food and margaritas and some shopping bargains.
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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