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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, Outdoors
Activities: Camping, Camping/rv, Birdwatching
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Owner description: State Park on Mustang Island that offers the best camping in the area.

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Houston, Tx
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The beach was cleaned up -- seaweed gone, trash picked up. The crowds were gone. It really is a beautiful place which I can recommend now. There aren't many places in the US where you can drive up and camp on a major beach. The wind was howling the entire time! And the meteor show was, I'm sure, beautiful but... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Mustang Island State Park does a wonderful job at keeping the beach pristine that you can walk barefoot with confidence. The picnic areas are ample and close to the water. It's so great to be able to barbeque or do as you please. A wonderful family vacation, great shower areas, though bathrooms are very dirty, wear shoes.

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SHERMAN
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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285 reviews 285 reviews
81 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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
33 helpful votes 33 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
22 helpful votes 22 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
136 helpful votes 136 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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