PORT O’ CONNOR, Tex. — Beacon 44 RV Park has won a statewide marketing award from the Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO).
The 45-site park won TACO’s “Rack Card of the Year” award for its marketing piece, which has helped keep the park filled with fishing enthusiasts the past couple of years.
“Our rack card has a picture of a couple of our fishermen and a lighthouse on it, which reflects our name, since a lighthouse is a type of beacon. It also shows our stocked fishing pond,” said park Co-Owner Mary Jo Walker.
Located on a peninsula roughly half way between Corpus Christi and Houston, Beacon 44 RV Park is surrounded on three sides by a bay where fishing enthusiasts can catch redfish, trout and flounder, among other types of fish. Campers who venture over to the Gulf of Mexico can also catch snapper and kingfish offshore.
Walker said Beacon 44 RV Park is popular with fishing enthusiasts year-round, including Winter Texans who stay during the cooler months and “fishing families” who come during the summer.
The park, which is near the historic Matagorda Island Lighthouse and the Matagorda Island Wildlife Management Area, has recently made improvements, including a new swimming pool.
“We’re completely full for the summer,” Walker said, adding that business levels have been very strong.
Beacon 44 RV Park is a member of the Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO), which produces the RV Travel & Camping Guide to Texas, a magazine that lists more than 375 campgrounds and RV resorts in Texas and surrounding states.
The 2014 directory also includes a separate section listing campgrounds with cabin and cottage rentals as well as a listing of park model manufacturers. Schaeffer said almost a fourth of Texas campgrounds have cabin or cottage rentals. Many of the parks that offer cabin and cottage rentals also have sites for lease or for sale to park model owners.
SOURCE: Texas Association of Campground Owners