Tarpon RV Park

& Marina

Port Isabel, Texas

Area Web Links:

Winter Texan Times (online newspaper)

Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce

City of Port Isabel

Port Isabel Museums

Porpoise Pachanga

South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce

Other Links...

Community Profile...

Port Isabel, Texas is located 35 miles south east of Harlingen and 22 miles northeast of Brownsville, Texas. It lies on the eastern end of the Rio Grande Valley at the Brazos-Santiago Pass to the Gulf of Mexico, about 2 miles west of South Padre Island, and about 30 miles from the border city of Matamoros, Mexico.

Port Isabel is 180 miles from Monterrey, Mexico; 286 miles from San Antonio; 366 miles from Houston; 531 miles from Dallas; 688 miles from Mexico City; and 815 miles from El Paso, Texas.


Tarpon RV Park welcomes all Texans & "Seasonal" Texans to camp at the Tarpon RV Park!  Our friendly campground is open year-round,  and is situated in a fabulous town of Port Isabel, Texas in the enchanting Lower Rio Grande Valley, at the beautiful Gulf of Mexico.  South Padre Island, with its beautiful white sand beaches, famous restaurants and night clubs, and serene parks, is a few moments away from our park.

Tarpon RV Park is a perfect destination for a quiet camping  experience, with 40 lots Recreational Vehicles (RVs) lots, 20 boat slips, a boat marina, fishing pier and fish cleaning area.  We also have a clubhouse with a full kitchen and cable television.  

  • RV lots -  stay for a day(s), week(s) or month(s)

  • full hook-ups

  • boat slips with electricity available for small additional fee

  • cable TV & phone hookup offered at each site (service activation and service expense is camper's responsibility)

  • clubhouse with full kitchen

  • clubhouse activities in winter months

  • pier fishing

  • laundry facilities

  • restrooms with showers

  • pay phone

  • Adults only, please

  • Pets allowed with some restrictions

Spend the Winter with us in the warm tropical setting near the Gulf of Mexico. There is so much to do here in the "The Valley"! In Port Isabel, visit the Lighthouse that was built in the 1800ís, the museums & gift shops. Cruise on the Dolphin Watch, a boat that takes you out into the Gulf bay to see dolphins in their natural habitat (you are guaranteed to see dolphin every trip!).  Take a guided fishing trip, visit the many fine seafood and other restaurants in town. Or you can travel 2.5 miles across the Queen Isabella Causeway to South Padre Island. Walk the sandy beaches and pick up seashells, wade in the warm Gulf waters. There are numerous activities going on all the time on the island.


Tarpon RV Park
226 Basin Street
Port Isabel, TX 78578

Phone: (956) 943-2040


Directions to Park
(link to Mapquest)

Print Area Map
(Acrobat Reader file)


* Potluck Dinner every other Saturday 

* Non-denominational Church service on Sunday mornings.