The City of Victoria, TX, has a great option for low-cost RV parking: A City-owned RV park. It’s not free, but for $12/night the RV Park offers 18 full hookup RV sites on the east side of Riverside Park, all of them pull-through. Great for those of us who are towing or hate backing in.
About half of the sites are parallel to each other while the other half run alongside a creek/drainage area overlooking a wooded area. All sites are first come, first served, so fair warning: arriving on a Friday afternoon may leave you without a place to park. The RV park has a 30 day stay limit during any six-month period. That leaves plenty of time to explore all that Riverside Park has to offer. The RV park is also close shopping, restaurants and groceries. RV’s must be self-contained as there are no restrooms at this location. There is, however, a dump site with a fee of $2 for those of you just passing through.
Close enough to several major cities, we had great TV reception and cell signals from Verizon, AT&T and Sprint. We were set!
RV Park Location and Contact Information
2004 North Vine Street
Victoria, TX 77901
Riverside Park Amenities
Riverside Park https://www.victoriatx.gov/299/Riverside-Park is an outstanding city park. It encompasses 660 acres including four and a half miles along the Guadalupe River. I, personally, was amazed and excited about the number of walking trails we found in the park. Across the creek from the RV parking is a nature trail that Daisy and Rose (our doxies) loved. Hike and bike trails run throughout the park and Jim rode his bike almost every day. The Guadalupe is also a wonderful river for kayaking but I’ll have to convince Jim to buy a kayak first.
In addition to RV parking, Riverside Park’s amenities include a:
- Boat Ramp
- Children’s Park
- Disc Golf
- Paddling Trail
- Pumphouse Restaurant
- Riverside Golf Course
- Rose Garden
- Texas Zoo
The City of Victoria
Take advantage of the low-cost RV parking while you enjoy all that the City of Victoria has to offer. Victoria is known as “The Crossroads” because of its location within a two-hour drive from Corpus Christi, Houston, San Antonio, and Austin. The City itself has a population of approximately 62,000, making it big enough, but not too big. You’ll find all the usual big box stores here, but also a wide variety of unique local shops and restaurants. A special shout-out to Llantas El 8 (pronounced “yantas”) for fixing our flat tire.
Victoria is one of the oldest cities in Texas and has an “Explore Victoria Texas History Trail” that takes you on a tour of a number of important historic sites.
When to Visit
Texas is always hot, hot, hot in the summer, so time your visit to Victoria accordingly. We love to visit in December or January when Victoria has perfect “walk in the park” weather.
I can’t say enough about the very affordable RV parking and the great city park in Victoria, TX. When we first visited, we only planned to stay for a few nights. We ended up staying for our allotted 30 days. We’ll be back again next winter. Maybe we’ll see you there and we can walk in the park.