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Mustang Island State Park

P.O. Box 326, Port Aransas, TX 78373
361-749-5246
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Ranked #6 of 10 attractions in Port Aransas
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Waco, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Loved the coast and very happy and satisfied with the state park and the personnel. They were friendly and accommodating. I never expected to enjoy the water and beach so much. I didnt want to leave and cant wait to go back. Although the weekend we went it was chilly and the water was cold, that is to be expected... More

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Texas
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79 reviews 79 reviews
33 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The calm inland waters make this a great place to windsurf! And you never know what kind of birds you'll run across ... or a stranded sea turtle!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

Beaches r the nicest around,with few ppl unless they pay! RV sights r definitely not worth the money they charge! To crowded an not much room with little privacy!After hearing nothing but dogs barking all the time day/night we packed up anheaded home!The NO open container law totally sucks!If im paying that kind of money to camp n hang out... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

A must go very private. The dogs loved the freedom and very little trash. Several trash bins. The drive on the beach is fun just make sure you have 4 wheel drive a few cars did get stuck while we were there

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North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This is a peaceful little stretch of beach to visit. I enjoy the fact that they don't clear the sargassum because it attracts shorebirds, and I like the fact that a portion of the beach can't be driven on. There are picnic tables near the water and a parking area for those who don't want to drive on the sand.... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I don't Beach camp so this wasn't exactly the place for me However; during my brief walk through the park, I enjoyed some bird watching and I saw a pelican go by me in the early evening. What a fantastic sight.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We were looking for a last minute RV park in the Corpus Christi area. But in the winter all the RV parks are full of Winter Texans. We were excited to find space available at Mustang Island State Park. It is very easy access with water and electricity. I love hearing the waves rolling in.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

I like camping Mustand Island a lot. I've camped here twice, both times for at least two nights. The bathroom facilities are quite decent for beach camping. Plenty of birds will wake you early in the early morning. The water is cold during spring and it's super windy. The seaweed is excessive, but it's the Gulf for ya. Bring all... More

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Wakefield, Rhode Island
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

We arrived at the campsite around 5:00 pm and found that the gate attendant had left for the day, but a sign told us that we could self-pay and then register in the morning. We drove around a bit, found what we thought was an unoccupied site and settled in for the evening. The RV park is a long asphalt... More

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Houston, Texas
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175 reviews 175 reviews
89 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We were quite disappointed when we arrived as, strangely for a noted birding location, there were none! Inauspiciously, there were no birds on the telephone lines leading into the park and once there, no birds in the tall seedy grasses ... we were [negatively] amazed at the complete lack of them, as there were birds at other locations on the... More

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