Hurricane Harvey: Open for BusinessBeach Resort Port Aransas Texas, RV Sites and Cottages


We are excited to announce we are back open for business! Until today, only workers helping to repair Pioneer and Port A could stay onsite. But with electricity now restored to the RV sites, we will have over 300 spots open by the end of the week.

We are anxiously awaiting power to be restored to our office so that we may access the system. As soon as we’re connected, Susan will begin contacting reservations, working through payment issues and taking summer reservations.

Thank you for your patience and understand as we wade through several weeks of backlogging—and as we get back on our feet!


Thank you for all the concern as we repair. At this time, we are still waiting for power to be restored, but have made quick progress around the property. Multiple electric parts and cabins have been ordered. We will begin taking summer reservations as soon as we can get our office back up. Again, thank you for your patience!

Port A Proud

Sept 5th Update:

We have opened the park to host those helping with cleanup of Port A and surrounding areas. We are still clearing everything but we do have some pull-throughs open in the 400s for you and other helpers. We do want to warn you we are without power, water, or sewage at this point. GM, Ralph Fels has offered his cell for urgent needs (956) 451-6900. Please contact him about your reservation.


As of 6 PM Saturday September 3rd, Pioneer is almost there! We have a generator supplying power, sewer lines are back, and we are waiting for water and electricity. But we’ve made great progress on cleanup and temporary bathhouse has arrived. We now have 28 spaces with generator power and sewer hookups but still no water (non-potable water available). Pioneer is open for limited business!

We know you all have a lot of questions, and we are doing our best to get you answers quickly. Please check this post as we update with new information.

GM, Ralph Fels has offered his cell for urgent needs (956) 451-6900. Please contact him about your reservation.

What repairs are needed/being done?
Is my property OK?
Can I help?
Can I stay?
Can I see pictures?
Is my reservation still good?
When can we start booking for next summer?

Copano Bay Construction arrived at 8 AM Tuesday, August 29 to begin clean up

Today (8/29) is the first day the Port Aransas let us in to inspect the park. We have hit the ground running. All rigs that were turned over have been righted, roads have been cleared.

By this evening we should have two forty yard dumpsters for debris and a water truck to begin rinsing the electrical gear of salt water. The buildings have been opened up to dry and we are assessing total damage. Two out of 361 pads were damaged and roads are fine. About 280 of our electrical and water hook up are good.

The buildings have water damage but were limited to about one foot of flooding in the Rec Hall to 3 inches in the Green Bath House. All buildings have some wind damage but are intact.

Thank you Copano Bay Construction!

“The reports of [our] death are greatly exaggerated!”
– Mark Twain

We thank you for all the encouragement through out Harvey’s aftermath. The park sustained substantial damage, BUT, we are repairing! Reports of greater damage are false.
When power & water are restored, we intend to have all usable RV sites up and running ASAP.

Price Increase to Cover Cost of Pier Updates

Sometime between March 1, 2017 and spring break, the price-per-pole and admission cost at Horace Caldwell Pier will rise. Currently, it costs $2 to access the pier and $2 per fishing pole.

The new prices will be as follows: $3 for admission and $4 for each fishing pole.

Ham It Up With Us Over Some Burgers

We’re having a Burger Night cook-out on Friday, November 11th! Purchase your ticket at the service desk for $5 / ticket by Wednesday, November 9th so we know how many burgers we’ll need. As always, contact the Activity Managers if you have any questions.

Burger Night Event Info

Buy Tickets By: Wednesday, November 9th
When: Friday, November 11th @ 5:30pm


Swing Your Partner Round & Round!

Join us at 7PM on Saturday, November 5th and again on Saturday, November 19th. Wear your best square dancing getups and let’s have some fun! Keep up with other fun activities as we post about them on our Facebook page.

Square Dance Pioneer Beach Resort

Let the Good Times Roll!

Regular Activities in Rec Hall are canceled when Special Events are posted on the Calendar. Changes and Special Events will be Posted on Rec Hall Bulletin Boards, Laundry Room, Game Room and by e-mail. All events are subject to changes & additions. Please check bulletin boards and email messages to stay updated during the season.


  • 7:30am to 10:30am Breakfast in Rec Hall Café
  • 11:30am to 2:00pm Lunch in the Rec Hall Café
  • 4:00pm Faith Service
  • 6:30pm Ice Cream Social in Rec Hall
  • 7:00pm Euchre / Cards / Games


  • 8:00am Aerobics Rec Hall
  • 9:00am Woodcarvers at front table by East window
  • 9:00am Hand Crafts at 2nd row front table east side
  • 1:00pm Texas Hold’em, Registered Pioneer Guests only
  • 7:00pm Dime Bingo, Registered Pioneer Guests only


  • 8:00am Aerobics
  • 9:00amWoodcarvers and Hand Crafts
  • 10:00am to 12:00pm Square dance lessons
  • 2:30pm to 3:30pm Line Dancing
  • 7:00pm Bingo Registered Pioneer Guests only


  • 9:00am to 10:00am Beach clean up
  • 10:00am Quilters, use of open area and tables in back of Rec Hall
  • 10:00am Bible study in Game Room (Will confirm later)
  • 10:00am Woodcarvers & Hand crafts
  • 5:30pm Pot Luck (alternate Wednesdays)
  • 7:00pm Ladies Texas Hold’em, Registered Pioneer Guests only (Great for beginners)
  • 7:00pm Texas Hold’em, Registered Pioneer guests only


  • 8:00am Aerobics with Dianne
  • 9:00am Woodcarvers and Hand Crafts
  • 10:00am to 12:00noon Square Dance Lessons
  • 1:00pm Texas Hold’em, Registered Pioneer Guests only
  • 7:00pm Euchre / Cards / Games


  • 7:30am to 10:30am Breakfast
  • B&N Sounds (alternate Fridays)


  • 7:30am to 10:30am Breakfast
  • 11:30am to 2:00pm Lunch
  • 7:00pm Live Music ~ Check calendar for dates
  • 7:00pm Square dance ~ Check calendar for dates

For questions and more info, contact:

Rick & Dianne Ott
Activity Managers
Dannie & Dale
Assist. Activity Mgrs.