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Mustang Island State Park

P.O. Box 326, Port Aransas, TX 78373
361-749-5246
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Ranked #7 of 10 Attractions in Port Aransas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Activities: Camping, Camping/rv, Birdwatching
Traveler Description: If you've never beach camped before, you have to do it at least once. Great for the whole family.  First time beach campers will enjoy the... more »
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SHERMAN
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Our power went out for 3-1/2 hours this a.m. then again this afternoon. I spoke to a young man who works here. He said "It is not unusual when we have a storm come thru, one time it was out for two weeks". We have generators that we are now using. We are NOT on the beach, we are in... More

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grandmahenry
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284 reviews 284 reviews
81 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

...this is the place for you. It also is a good spot for photographs, but there isn't much else going on here. It was nice but not overly impressive.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We booked in for 2 night in the summer but ended up leaving after 1. We were camping in the upper area, but no one had told us it was pretty much built for RVs. There is very little space on which to pitch a tent, we ended up practically outside the door of the RV next to us. Their... More

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Phoenix, AZ
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This is a VERY no frills RV park and there are some not so great things about this it. The restroom and shower facilities are old and look like they are rarely cleaned. My wife and daughter refused to shower in it stating that it was simply too dirty. The park is not scenic at all. Basically it's made up... More

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Ocala, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This park is a little pricey for short visit, but we enjoyed it. We were there to bird watch and loved it. Others complained about the seaweed, but that is part of nature and the gal at the gate notified us in advance about the seaweed on the beach. Probably would go back.

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Florence
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384 reviews 384 reviews
97 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

On Mustang Island. You have to pay 5$ each for the entrance but the beach is not clean. Seaweeds all over. So why to pay the fee?

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Austin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We have been coming to Port A for years but have never seen the beaches on Mustang Island so bad. They were covered in seaweed and trash to the point you could hardly get to the water without walking through it. The water was murky, no visibility, and full of seaweed. If that wasn't bad enough we were attacked during... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

what happen to port Arkansas beach..never seen anything that nasty..bottle,needles hospital trash and 2 food deep algae..what a nasty beach..never coming back..we used to go there 2x a year..the city charges 4 % tourist-tax..for what? we moved over to the Corpus Christy beach,totally clean..fresh cleaned

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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I decided a couple of months ago to book Labor Day weekend at this park! What a disappointment! Our camp site was filthy, littered with cigarette butts and used hair ties! The camp sites are too cramped that you actually share a small site with another camp site!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

This state park in superb hands down. If you are a whinny sissy who does not enjoy the ocean, sand in your hair, salt on your skin, windy at your back, and seaweed this place is not for you. There is plenty of spots to pick a camp sight, they have fresh water stations to wash off near the camp... More

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