South Padre Island KOA

1 Padre Blvd

South Padre Island, TX 78597

Reserve: 800-562-9724

Info: 956-761-5665

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Enjoy Pool aerobics and Floor aerobics with Mary at our KOA!

Join Mary for KOA Floor Aerobics every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 7:30 AM. Then, head to the pool for KOA Pool Aerobics every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:00 AM. Also, Mary has Stretch, Tone, and Strengthen class on Tuesdays at 7:30 AM. It's fun and it's free to our KOA campers!

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Curious about our condos, check out this video...

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Check out this blog post by Danell Lynn

We were pleased to host Danell Lynn in a cabin on her journey of "1 bike, 1 year, all 50 states & Canada."

Here is her blog. Check it out.

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Play & stay at KOAs at events all over Texas

Check out this blog to find out all the fun things that you can do throughout the state of Texas. From north to south to east to west, there are many KOAs in Texas for your convenience.

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Texas Highways list of top 40 Destinations: SPI is #19

Check out this article! Texas Highways has included us on their list of top 40 destinations! Here is a sample:
"But theres no substitute for a visit to the lanky barrier island, with attractions both urban and pristine. South Padre Island is a hotbed of beach culture with lodging, dining, nightlife, and watersports."

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SPI makes the list of America's Best Beaches-Travel Channel

Of course, we already knew that we had some of the best beaches in America, but now everybody knows! Who says you need a passport in search of turquoise waters and pristine shores? The US lays claim to some of the best beaches in the world.Check out the article from the Travel Channel. South Padre Island is photo number 4!

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Check out our weather on South Padre Island!

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SPI makes Yahoo's list of "Seven Beach Towns for Singles"

South Padre Island is featured on Yahoo Travel. Check it out...

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SPI featured in a very cool video, One Day On Earth.

Take a look at this video. It focuses on the people, nature, and places that represent eco-tourism in South Padre Island.

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South Padre Island is Totally Beachin'. Check this out.

South Padre Island is only a half-mile wide at its widest point, which means you are always just steps away from the beach and world class activities. Named Best for Birders in the Best Beaches in America list by Men's Journal 2014, Sea Turtle, Inc. was named Best Kids Attractions in the U.S. in 2014 by Gogobot's Travelers' Favorites Awards. SPI named Most Accessible Beach by Texas Land Commission in 2014. Named to TripAdvisor's List of Top 25 Beaches in the U.S. and listed as TripAdvisor's top five vacation rental hot spots. Come see for yourself!

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Yahoo Travel-SPI listed as America's Best Beach for Birders

Check out photo number 11 on the Yahoo Travel slideshow of the 20 best beaches in America and you will find our very own South Padre Island as Best for Birders! Men's Journal has featured 20 American beaches and we are very proud to have been included in the list.

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Check out TripAdvisor's list of things to do on SPI

Looking for fun on the island. TripAdvisor has some great suggestions.

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Check out this KOA themed music video by Kacey Musgraves

KOA is A-OK in this cool music video! Hey, "if I can't bring you to my house, I'll bring my house to you"!

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MotorHome Magazine features SPI and our KOA!

Have you seen the recent edition of MotorHome Magazine? There is a wonderful article about our island and the South Padre Island KOA is a featured item. Check it out!

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Check out this review on

Thanks to ksjerram for this review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. Please come visit again soon!

"My favorite of all campgrounds"

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Check out this blog post on Red Rover Camping

We love to welcome our Winter Texan guests! Please check out this blog on warm destinations. The South Padre Island KOA is one of the featured parks.

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Our cool water tank condos are featured in Texas Highways!

Did you know that we have some of the most unique lodging inside a former 330,000 gallon water tank? Check out the article on South Padre Island in the Texas Highways magazine for more info.

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CNN names South Padre Island as a can't miss US beach!

Check out number 10 on this list of can't miss U.S. beaches from CNN.

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Have you seen our LOFT DELUXE CABINS (they sleep eight)!

Our popular Loft Deluxe Cabins sleep 8 people. They are new and improved and ready for your reservation. 2 bedrooms (one w/ queen, one w/ bunks), a futon sleeper, & loft mattresses. Full Bath, full size fridge, microwave, cooktop. These units are popular and they sell out FAST, so call at your earliest convenience at 800-562-9724.

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Year Round Waterpark attractions at SPI Schlitterbahn Beach Hotel, now Open!

Did you know that the South Padre Schlitterbahn Beach Hotel and NEW year-round Waterpark is NOW OPEN?
Enjoy the full service resort hotel, restaurants, rooftop Sea4ever Bar, water slides, pools, and more!

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Attention Divers! Texas Clipper featured in Scuba Diving Mag

Guess who is featured in Scuba Diving Magazine as one of the 50 Stellar American Dive Sites. It is the USTS Texas Clipper off the coast of South Padre Island. At 473 feet long, this 1997 purpose- sunk wreck is the third largest in the U.S. The massive wreck attracts passing pelagics everything from whale sharks to sunfish to hammerheads. Currents permitting, this dive is open to those of all experience levels; depths range from 60 to 130 feet. Come see us at the South Padre Island KOA and experience this unique dive.

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Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

Keep informed about upcoming events at our KOA and on South Padre Island, check out photos, videos, and more. Like us on Facebook at
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South Padre Island in the News! Summer lasts all year long.

Check out this article! South Padre Island is featured in this Fox News list of islands where summer lasts all year long!

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Woodall's ratings are in-the South Padre KOA is in the top 4%!

Woodall's has rated our park as among the Best of the Best! Our park is one of only 333 listed in the Woodall's North American Campground Directory to attain Woodall's highest 5W rating in both Facilities and Recreation! This select group represents less than 4% of the privately owned parks included in the most recent edition.

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Did you know that you can reserve your site or cabin online?

With KOA's online reservation system, you no longer have to pick up the phone and call the front desk. Instead, simply follow the steps on our web page and book an RV site or a deluxe cabin (waterfront, studio, loft lodge, or condo) for your South Padre vacation! Of course, we are also happy to help you by phone at 800-562-9724.

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Featured as one of top 25 parks in Texas by Texas Outside

Texas Outside has chosen the South Padre Island KOA as one of its top 25 parks in Texas. Here is the list of parks

Here is their complete review of our facility

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SPI KOA Care Camps auction featured in the Port Isabel Press

Check out pages 1 and 9 to read all about our January KOA Care Camps auction and raffle. Because of the generosity of our guests and of the local community, we were able to raise over $5000 for the kids with cancer. Check out the article

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Deviled Egg recipes from the SPI KOA featured in RVCookingShow!

Our annual Deviled Egg Contest is always an inventive display and a fun time. Check out some of the recipes at the RV Cooking Show blog-
Also, you can see the YouTube video of our contest-

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Recycling now available at the South Padre Island KOA.

Join the kamp green revolution. Guests may now recycle their aluminum cans and plastic bottles at our KOA. Bins are located near the ice machine.

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Free island transportation on THE WAVE shuttle.

We now have a shuttle stop right at our KOA entrance! The shuttle is free and it's a great way to get all over the island and beaches and over to Port Isabel. Check by our office for a schedule and info.

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Tom's Zumba every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 AM

This Latin dance party is fun for everyone. No pressure. No judging. Just FUN. It is exercise in disguise. Join Tom and Stacie each week for a 45 class that will have you rockin'. No experience required. Everyone welcome!

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