Llano Grande Lake Park Resort & Country Club Review & Rating
Llano Grande Lake Park Resort & Country Club Overview:
Reveiw and Rating of Llano Grande Lake Park Resort & Country Club
Located in Mercedes and a couple miles off of the freeway, Llano Grande Lake Park is in what's considered the mid-valley which means it's conveniently located and has easy access to anywhere in the Rio Grande Valley.
Voted Park of the Year by Texas Recreational Vehicle Association in 2010 Llano Grande Lake Park Resort is a haven for winter Texans thanks to the warm weather, good sites, friendly people, convenient location, and lots of amenities.
Llano Grande Lake Park is a 55+ active adult gated community that is huge with a mixture of RV sites, park models, cottages, apartments, and mobile homes that are available for a short vacation, winter home, or year round living.
The roads are paved as are the sites and it's easy to maneuver in and out of the long pull throughs. The Park is very clean, well maintained, and landscaped with towering palms and a wide variety of plants and fauna.
The staff is friendly, helpful, and out to make sure your visit is memorable.
Amenities and Fun Things To Do:
Llano Grande Lake Park Resort and Country Club is broken into three different sections. The North section is the newest section and it has super sized (72' x 22') concrete pull through sites with grass on each side of the parking pad and lots of tropical landscaping. Our site even had an orange tree. The sites are long enough that you shouldn't have any trouble connecting to the water, 30/50 AMP electric, cable, or sewer, all of which are toward the middle to back of the site. The sites are side by side but the landscaping, site length, and grass make them feel more spacious. At the north end of the North section is a laundromat, restrooms, pickleball courts, two tennis courts, and a large heated pool with a hot tub.
Llano East has a mixture of pull throughs and back-ins but some of the sites are small and may not accommodate the larger rigs. In the center of Llano East are the Park's main recreation facilities some of which include: a pool and hot tub, lighted tennis courts, rec hall, pool room, and more. This section also has an Art Center, bass pond, workshop, rook shop, library, sewing and quilting, and a levee along the Resaca that is perfect for walking, biking, or running.
Llano West has 45' concrete pad pull through sites and 30' to 45' back-in sites.
Llano West and Llano East are home to some one and two bedroom fully furnished Park Models and one bedroom apartments that are available for rent. Some of the North RV sites and Park Models are available for sale and in East and West most of the sites are leased.
Part of what makes this an outstanding RV Resort includes all of the amenities you can enjoy during your stay, some of which include:
- 3 heated swimming pools, 2 of which have hot tubs
- 4 lighted tennis courts
- 18 shuffleboard courts
- 4 lighted pickleball courts
- large clubhouse with lots of special events throughout the year
- several activities buildings for clubs (ie, computer club) and activities like card games, stained glass, sewing, etc.
- an art studio, pool hall, rock shop, and woodworking shop
- free cable TV and internet
- 3 gazebos for neighborhood gatherings
- state of the art fitness center
- rec hall and meeting rooms plus a library and puzzle room
- over 5 miles of hiking, walking, and biking trails
- bass pond with a fishing pier at one end of the park and a lake with a trail around it at the north end
- restrooms and showers
Adjacent to one end of the Resort is the Llano Grande 6700 yard championship golf course. Read our review of Llano Grande Lake Park Golf Course to learn more.
If you're hungry, Cafe Grande serves breakfast (biscuits and gravey, french toast, eggs, etc.) and a lunch of burgers, dogs, salads, soups, and more - with nothing on the menu over $6.
If all of that isn't enough to keep you busy, then you'll also find: ping pong, darts, horseshoes, bean bag toss, and more plus lots of clubs (card, sewing, golf, motorcycle, softball, water aerobics, etc.) and events like pot lucks, live entertainment, dinner theater, and more.
A Typical Texas Outsider Day:
We love to golf, so first thing on our agenda is to find and play a course and there are lots of good ones in the area - see this Rio Grande Valley Golf Map to locate a course and read our reviews of some of the Best Rio Grande Golf Courses.
We haven't been here enough or for an extended stay to find and enjoy other things to do outside of the Park besides golf, but we have played table tennis, shot a game of pool, played some tennis, and enjoyed a dip in the pool and hot tub and a warm greeting by all of our neighbors, most of whom are winter Texans from the frozen north.
Cool Nearby Activities:
Llano Grande Lake Park and Country Club is conveniently located to lots to see and do in the Rio Grande Valley. You'll find a birding center, lots of museums and historical sites, shopping, good restaurants, and more. The Llano Grande Park website has a page of things to do in the area.
You can take a trip into Mexico or head south about an hour to South Padre Island, the beaches, and all the fun stuff it has to offer. See our South Padre Island Map to find lots of fun things to see and do in South Padre Island - everything from parasailing to dolphin watches to a pirate ship or fishing excursion..
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Texas Outside uses a tough rating scale and it’s difficult for a campground to get a “10”. Each park is rated on:
- Scenic Beauty: a campground that is flat with no trees or character gets a “1” and hills, lots of trees, beautiful lake site, and lush ground cover gets a “10”
- Park Condition: the cleaner, well kept, and maintained campgrounds receive high scores
- Amenities: we are looking for lots of amenities like restrooms, dump stations, playgrounds, boat ramps, shelters, concession stand, rental toys, and more.
- Campsites: low scores are given for sites that are right next to each other (good for getting to know your neighbors, but not what we’re looking for when we’re camping); have no lantern holder, no water or electricity, no fire pit, no grill, or no picnic table (or it’s rotten wood); have no trees and no view; the ground cover is crushed rock (my bare feet hate that stuff!); and they require a lot of work to get your rig level.
- Things To Do: Bonus points are given for campgrounds that offer lots of fun things to do at the park or very nearby – this includes: biking, hiking, climbing, boating, entertainment, golf, swimming, fishing, volleyball, horseshoes, and more