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Be aware of the tides and high tide line when choosing a beach campsite. Strong winds or storms can significantly elevate tides and create hazardous conditions along the Gulf Coast.
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33 Winnebago Voyage
2004 Honda CRV
Voyagers On Wheels would stay here again
Reviewed Apr 11, 2016
We'd planned to stop in Winnie at the county park but had time to get to Bolivar Peninsula before dark so we headed to what we'd read was free (or $10 parking) at Rollover Pass. As we entered the northeast lot (there are 3-northeast and west and southwest) we noted a sign saying that there was a fee ($10) that would be collected by someone from the town or could be paid at any merchant. We parked as far to the right as we could get-not neat the line of cars and trucks lined up along the canal with fishermen. We then offered to pay the shrimp bait man across the street who told us we were off town property and would not have to pay. Later the owner of the property came out to tell us we were welcome to stay but the area does flood at high tide when the tides are running high. So take caution and respect the fact that this is private property and you may be asked to move. We have solar so did not run a generator which I would only run if it is very quiet and ruing the day. There are many fishermen and, at this time of year, birders around during the day but there is no-one at night.
For us it was perfect. We are not birders but the bird migration had just started and we were treated to a variety of birds all acquiring their breeding plumage and creating a racket as soon as the sun came up until it went down. You are facing the canal that the big ships use from the south to Lake Charles (LA) and back and aside from fishing there is kayaking or canoeing-but watch out for the flats-they are thick, gooey mud.
The beach is across the road (87) but didn't look great for swimming. Lots of people had grills set up though and were barbecuing when we walked by.
If you need water the shrimp man will fill a 5 gallon jug for a dollar (yes, scalpers rates but we were dumb and forgot to fill our tanks and arrived almost empty) The water does not taste good so bring drinking water too. There are not a lot of amenities in this area (although if you need air in your tires there is an auto tire further down the road toward the ferry) so be sure to stock up if you are staying awhile. I believe the sign said there is a 10 day limit but it did not look like there was a lot of enforcement. The ferry, BTW is free and runs 24 hours a day between Galveston and Port Bolivar and can handle any size rig.
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