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Mustang Island State Park

Address: P.O. Box 326, Port Aransas, TX 78373
Phone Number: 361-749-5246
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71%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Camping, Camping/rv, Birdwatching
Owner description: State Park on Mustang Island that offers the best camping in the area.
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Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Camping, Camping/rv, Birdwatching
Owner description: State Park on Mustang Island that offers the best camping in the area.

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Carrollton, Texas
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185 reviews 185 reviews
74 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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13 reviews 13 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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the road
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
33 helpful votes 33 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
88 helpful votes 88 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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Houston, Tx
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60 reviews 60 reviews
25 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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