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Address: P.O. Box 326, Port Aransas, TX 78373
Phone Number: 361-749-5246
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Activities: Camping, Camping/rv, Birdwatching
Description: State Park on Mustang Island that offers the best camping in the area.

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Beach Trip

My fiancee and I camped here on Friday night. I love coming to this beach and camping, so I was a tad upset when we got there and only one side of the camping area was being used... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
Kalyn C
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Lockhart, Texas
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Richmond
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

We stayed here over Easter for two nights in a tent. We stayed at the electric campsites. The camp area is one long straight section with campsites on either side. There is a large dune between you and the beach. There is one bathhouse at the entrance. Bathrooms are upstairs and showers down. I hated that. You have to go... More 

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Lockhart, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

My fiancee and I camped here on Friday night. I love coming to this beach and camping, so I was a tad upset when we got there and only one side of the camping area was being used (due to recent flooding). The mosquitos were awful, even after we sprayed so much of the OFF to keep them at bay.... More 

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Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Our family vacation this year included a trip to the beach, and Mustang Island did not disappoint. Our annual state park pass covered our entrance fees, so we drove on in. The weather was a bit overcast and windy, but we picked out a picnic table on the beach and the kids began to dig in the sand. There was... More 

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Laredo, Texas
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134 reviews 134 reviews
23 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Beautiful beaches, relatively unspoiled. Pity that lazy people can't clean up after themselves. Some idiot left their tent on the beach and it's just being covered with sand. Natural beauty compensates for laziness of the humans.

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433 reviews 433 reviews
130 attraction reviews
923 helpful votes 923 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I do not know why Mustang Island State Park is listed under Port Aransas whereas Melaquite (Part of National Park) is under Corpus Christi. Both places is on the same "barrier island" where north to South Padre Pwy is called Mustang Island and south of it is called Padre Island. In my opinion, you do not need to visit both... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Now I know. Office and staff are busy with people camping and staying. Drove around a bit, and was offered great maps, but I continued on south for better birding access.

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Golden, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The beach has really been cleaned up in the last 10 years coming here. Hardly any seaweed. I like that we can be at the beach in 3 minutes from our room. In October mid week there is not a crowd. Fun for any age group. Always have the pelicans to keep you busy watchinf.

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South Houston, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I've always tried to find a good beach since I moved to Texas. But due to Colorado and other rivers flowing into Gulf of Mexico, its a bit murky water in the north coastline. But if you really want to experience a better quality beach, you definitely want to go to Mustang Island State Park beach. Its a nice beach... More 

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Oak Harbor,OH
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The campground is nothing but a parking lot. No fire pit, no landscaping, no trashcans. A sand dune blocks the view of the water.

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is a nice beach to play at. There are picnic tables available, first come first serve. There are bathrooms at the office. The cost was a little high at $5 per adult, but worth it.

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