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Mustang Island State Park

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Address: P.O. Box 326, Port Aransas, TX 78373
Phone Number: 361-749-5246
Activities: Camping, Camping/rv, Birdwatching
Description: State Park on Mustang Island that offers the best camping in the area.

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Most recent review
It is beach access that you pay for

Calling this a state park is a stretch. There are free beach access roads on either side of it - use them unless you need a bathroom or a picnic table.

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Calling this a state park is a stretch. There are free beach access roads on either side of it - use them unless you need a bathroom or a picnic table.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is a beach " in the wild". When you park to watch the surf or walk on the beach, you are very close to the water. Pay attention to the tides!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

rv spots are nice but quite a hike to the beach. bathrooms are good and the beach is lovely. we were here just for the night

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Carrollton, Texas
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186 reviews 186 reviews
74 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

We found the beach to be peaceful and lovely. We also discovered our dog LOVES the freedom of running on the beach with an extended leash! Dogs all get along when not confronted with a loose dog, so we are perfectly happy with using the 30' training leash.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Get back to nature and enjoy being near the ocean. Mustang Island is a great family spot for camping, fishing, and getting away from the hustle bustle! Stroll along a perfect beach and enjoy the shore birds. It's definitely always windy here, so bring a hat.

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Houston, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We wanted a place to let our dog run up and down the beach but they wouldn't let us. Didn't seem to be much there.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I loved this place. I got a water & electric site for $25, and may come back for a week for $155. This park, is out on a barrier island, so you are far removed from Corpus Christi. Much like Sebastian Inlet in Melbourne FL, the east facing beach offers a moonlight walk under the stars as well as sunrise... More 

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Texarkana, TX
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

That said, the park was not planned out very well! Picnic tables are on the wrong side on half of the spots!! But beach walks are good & finding shells fairly easy!

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Eureka Springs, Arkansas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
21 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Side-by-side sites on paved area. No landscaping, no frills. It is right on the gulf and you can drive on the beach so that is a positive but we were extremely disappointed in the park after having stayed at so many state parks with lots of trees, plantings, wide sites, etc.

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Dallas, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

While in CC we wanted to check out the Mustang Island National Park. We love to run in the morning on the beach! When we arrived we were told it would be $10 to enter the park (fee to use facilities). SInce we were only there to run the lady suggested we use one of the access roads to get... More 

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