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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 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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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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Ben Wheeler, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Spent the day with my kids at this awesome beach! Plenty of covered picnic tables and places to sit or camp! Make sure to bring plenty of drinking water...the closest store is quite far. The clean shower facilities are wonderful after spending a day on the sand and salty gulf!!!!

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Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Beaches did not have the seaweed cleaned and maintained like other beaches. We opted to head out for a cleaner beach. They do have showers/restrooms which is always a plus.

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San Antonio, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

First starters, they really should have more than one attendant at the parking gate, especially on a Saturday. And that person should have a courteous and respectful attitude. One of the people we traveled with hand handicapped plates on his vehicle and the woman at the gate asked for his disability papers to verify the percentage of his disability. Seriously??... More

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Houston, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I have been to many state parks and was very impressed with the cleanliness of this one. My kids had a wonderful time in the clean water and beaches while my husband enjoyed fishing off of the pier. We saw a ton of wild life and were surrounded by friendly families.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I love that this state park had facilities to use. After a long day playing at the beach, it was nice to shower off all the sand before our car ride back to our hotel. My husband really liked that you can drive up on the beach and park. For us we had lunch set up in the back of... More

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Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We love the beach! We had a fabulous day. However, there was a lot of seaweed on the beach, like 7 to 8 feet in depth. It didn't bother us, but just wanted to share that. Also, there was a lot of leftover trash. Remember to bring a trash bag with you and pick up any trash you bring.

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Borger, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

While staying in Port Aransas, my family decided to come to the state park to play at the beach. There was plenty of seaweed around the beach, but I can't blame the park for nature being nature. We were able to get a table to place our stuff and enjoyed hanging out and playing on the water. Despite the seaweed,... More

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Austin, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We didn't know where to go to the beach while staying in North Padre. We had state park passes so we decided to visit the park. It was exactly what we were looking for. We spent all day here. Yes, there was seaweed. But I will tell you what, I went to South Padre National Seashore and it was horrible.... More

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