New Texas RV Resort Opens on the Coastal Bend

The Rockport-Fulton (Texas) Chamber of Commerce conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the official opening of SaltWater Flats RV Resort.

SaltWater Flats RV Resort is a big-rig friendly park on the Texas Coastal Bend.

SaltWater Flats RV Resort is perfectly located on the Coastal Bend along the waterfront between Rockport and Aransas Pass in the Estes Flats area.

Representing the chamber were members of the Bay Blazers membership team, chamber staff, fellow chamber members, and board of directors.

Lawrence and his wife Donna Gembler, and Jimmy and his wife Lanette Wilson, are owners of the newly-constructed RV resort. Because both men are avid fishermen who frequented the coast so much they decided to open their own RV resort, the Rockport Pilot reported.

The onsite office manager is John Love.

The RV sites and cabins are built into the natural landscape.

When asked what people can expect when staying at the resort, Donna Gembler said, “We want our park to be family oriented and a fun and friendly environment. We want our customers to come back year after year. We created this to feel like home. We have cabins available for rent, all concrete pads (which are 50 percent larger than most parks), and concrete roads.”

Lots and pads at SaltWater Flats RV Resort are 20 percent larger than most other parks.

Lanette Wilson added, “We have free Wi-Fi and cable, a swimming pool, covered BBQ areas, plus we are pet friendly. More expansion is still planned for the future.”

Amenities include:

  • All sites with water, sewer, 50-amp electric service
  • All concrete pads and roads
  • Lots and pads 20 percent larger than most other parks
  • Smallest lot size is 30 feet x 70 feet
  • Smallest pad size is 15 feet x 30 feet
  • Free Wi-Fi available throughout the park
  • Free cable TV
  • Air-conditioned bath houses and restrooms are handicap accessible
  • Air-conditioned on-site laundry facilities
  • Swimming pool
  • Children’s play area
  • Covered BBQ area
  • 4 cabins are also available for rent starting at $79.00 daily, $455.00 weekly, and $750.00 monthly

RV Rates:

  • Daily                           $35.00 (50 amp electric included)
  • Weekly                       $140.00 + electric @ .14kwh
  • Monthly                     $315.00 + electric @ .14kwh
  • 6 Month Prepaid        $300.00/month + electric @.14kwh

All RV rates include:

  • Water
  • Sewer
  • Cable
  • Wi-Fi


Rockport, Texas

Rockport, Texas is known as “The Charm of the Texas Coast”—and for good reasons too. It’s a quiet, historic, seaside town bound by the waters of the St. Charles, Copano, and Aransas bays, making it ideal for water sports and fishing.

Rockport was established in 1867 as a shipping port for wool, hides, bones, and tallow. In the late 1920s, shrimping became an industry and caused a city boom in the 1940s. Today, the town remains an important commercial fishing area, with one of the state’s biggest fishing fleet that provides visitors with a busy port atmosphere.

Rising above the Aransas Bay, Fulton Mansion State Historic Site must have appeared incredible in 1877, as it does today, with its mansard roof and ornate trim. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Besides shrimp, other fishing opportunities include speckled trout, red fish, flounder, crab, and oysters.

Rockport has evolved, expanded, and become a tourist destination but it still retains its small town flair.

Along the coastal bend, you’ll find birds aplenty, towering trees, funky art, rich history and tons of easygoing charm.

SaltWater Flats RV Resort

Address: 4221 Business Hwy 35 South, Rockport, TX  78382

Phone: (361) 205-7275


Worth Pondering…

I must go down to the seas again,

To the lonely sea and the sky,

And all I ask is a tall ship and a star

To steer her by.

—John Masefield

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