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

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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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382 reviews 382 reviews
97 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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Lone Jack, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The primitive beach camping at Mustang Island State Park was pretty cool. First timer here, and was a bit freaked out at the prospect of tent camping on the beach. Also, was concerned about seaweed and dirty water in August. Beach had a bit of seaweed, but not bad at all. Lovely - water was sandy, but not dirty. Played... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We got in quick in the evening when most families were leaving. Clear water nice waves not to much litter. The showers were nice but portapotty door was hard to lock.

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Aruba
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We found the Kayak trail from the directions given in the parks & wildlife magazine. There were no markers to indicate were to put in. Park service has maps and will give information about the trail.

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