RV snowbirds wheeling south, Part 4: Lone Star State welcomes ‘Winter Texans’



This is the 4th post of a 5-part series on RV Snowbirding. If you missed other posts on “RV snowbirds wheeling south” Click here.

The barrier islands off the central Texas coast that shelter Aransas Bay and the laid-back bayside communities of Rockport-Fulton also protect the coastal wetlands that attract hundreds of thousands of migrating birds including the endangered Whooping cranes.

“Rockport is not a big tourist area,” said RVer and potter Lizlie Finet where she and her husband, Brian Nelson, wintered for years.

“We stayed in a funky old RV park that has been around forever,” Finet said. “There are no big high-rises or condos blocking the view. It’s basically just little art galleries, crab shacks, fishing boats and a quaint harbor. It is very scenic, peaceful and clean.”

Next, the final post on RV snowbirding will list a number of Tips and Resources.

Julianne G. Crane

Photo: A popular destination for RVing snowbirds is the Texas Gulf Coast (Rockport pictured here) because of the mild weather, abundant wildlife and southern hospitality. (Julianne G. Crane)

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  • Julianne,
    Thanks for the great review of Rockport. We decided to buy a house here and get off the road full time a few years ago. It is a great place to come home to after a long trip. Winter is the time for snow birds who make this little town a great place to be. Summer is the time for the crowds and the time to get out and about elsewhere.

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