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Address: 17047 TX-361, Port Aransas, TX 78373
Phone Number: 361-749-5246
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State Park on Mustang Island that offers the best camping in the area.

State Park on Mustang Island that offers the best camping in the area.

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This is a nice little state park for the beach, hiking, camping (I think...I see the camping trailers but don't do that myself.) There is some nature here, but development is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Cesare B
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Midland, Texas
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was warned by those I know that it would be nothing like the California Beaches I was used to, and they were right. But we still had a really nice time! The beach was clean and full of shells, water was nice, and relatively clear, even in February, when we went. There were port-a-potty's available along the beach, as... More 

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21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We took a day trip from GOOSE Island to visit Mustang Island State Park. It seemed a little stark, compared to Goose Island. Camping was like a parking lot, no trees, so no shade. Windy. The park office was on the 2nd floor, which might be hard to get to for some folks.

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Lincoln, NE
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

At least a 3 block walk to the beach. Windy to very windy most of the time. Texas state parks charge an additional $5 per person a day on top of campsite fees. No ocean views due to the sand dunes. Very few shells on the beach.

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Thank WorldWonderer77
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a nice little state park for the beach, hiking, camping (I think...I see the camping trailers but don't do that myself.) There is some nature here, but development is getting closer and closer. I visited with couple of ladies from Canada. They lamented the declining bird population of the state park, as they have been spending the winters... More 

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Thank Cesare B
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22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We traveled the trail to the 2 story observation tower. The water was absent of any birds. We did see a Caracara on the observation tower and a couple of Ibis and Rosette Spoonbills in the distance

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Terre Haute, IN
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This park is easy to access and offers a good opportunity to enjoy the beach. The main campground has water and electric hookups. It is basically a big asphalt parking lot with the campsite "spurs" lined along the edges. There are fire grills and covered picnic tables at each site. There is no view of the gulf due to the... More 

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Indianapolis
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154 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As we were there the first week of January, the beach was all but deserted. It is a beautiful white sand beach but I was disappointed a this was said to be a good shelling beach. Not so much, at least this time of year. However, we enjoyed the walk along the beach.

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Cypress, Texas
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have a Texas State park pass and were staying at Goose Island State Park but wanted to take the kids to the beach and check out the RV sites at Mustang Island. The RV spots are all paved like a big parking lot so they are really nothing special. There is no beach view from the RV spots, just... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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47 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They keep the beaches relatively clean, and the water isn't too bad in the middle of July. It's also easy to find a spot on the beach away from other people. The only downside is the water is gross and murky - on the bright side, the sand feels nice and soft. Good to just bring a beach chair and... More 

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Montreal
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63 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice sand, long walking distance, but just a beach. Nothing particular or attractive at that location.

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