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Mustang Island State Park

17047 TX-361, Port Aransas, TX 78373
+1 361-749-5246
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Nice park but it could and should be much better.

Most people use the part of the park with the nice beach. The park extends on both sides of 361... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2016
Gordon K
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Fort Worth, Texas
Camping on the beach

Camped for a night on the beach. It was beautiful, but be prepared for wind. There were plenty of... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2016
Stephanie K
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London, Ontario, Canada
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State Park on Mustang Island that offers the best camping in the area.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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17047 TX-361, Port Aransas, TX 78373
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+1 361-749-5246
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Reviewed 2 August 2016

Most people use the part of the park with the nice beach. The park extends on both sides of 361. Kayakers, fishermen, and bird watchers use the part of the park on the bay side of 361. However the dirt road has been neglected and...More

Thank Gordon K
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Camped for a night on the beach. It was beautiful, but be prepared for wind. There were plenty of birds, so this park would be great for bird watchers. Port Aransas is nearby to grab a bite at Irie's Island Food.

Thank Stephanie K
Reviewed 1 August 2016

We visited on a Friday at about 10 am and we really enjoyed how nice and clean this beach was. We were able to park fairly close and it was not very crowded at all. Only negative I guess was the $10 it cost us...More

1  Thank SAMANTHA J
Reviewed 31 July 2016

This is the only state/national park right on the ocean/dunes with electricity. However, it is a gravel parking lot with very antiquated showers and rest rooms. They work, but are not great. The rest rooms were overwhelmed with beach visitors and campers, sand everywhere. One...More

1  Thank MPS333
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

We spent a great day at the beach. You can drive right up to your spot and it wasn't crowded at all. We built sand castles, flew kites, swam and caught fish. Everything was clean and park rangers patrolled regularly. It was a perfect way...More

1  Thank JamieLTrusty
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

We decided the week of to go to the coast for the weekend and found out instantly that everything near the water is booked up through out the summer. So we decided on the "primitive" camping for our stay. It was $25 for the night,...More

1  Thank Carlos P
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

This shore is super clean you can drive right onto the beach. My boys and I had a blast. We played and lounged it was incredibly relaxing and everyone was so nice and accommodating to us. It's rare you can visit the shore with young...More

Thank chericarmel
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Beach was clean. Nice shaded tables near water with nearby parking, restrooms, and showers. Been going to Mustang for past 35 years or so and always enjoy it. Park Rangers are always friendly and helpful. Water was cleaner than usual this summer when we went....More

Thank docwhiteaustin
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Right on the shore of Mustang Island. Entry fee for the day- $5. If you register there for a free Texas Parklands Passport- Senior Partial- you can get a discount. Not sure how much camping fees are, but there is a nice camping area behind...More

1  Thank Linda M
Reviewed 22 July 2016

There was so much to do and see that we had to cram everything into 3 days. We all enjoyed Mustang Island

Thank smather2016
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VanessaVa
26 June 2017|
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Response from Hillary S | Reviewed this property |
The bathrooms and showers are closer to the electric campsites before the beach parking. The bathrooms are up stairs and the showers downstairs. This is a closed building and not the same as the beach showers that are simply... More
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Denise C
21 June 2017|
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Response from Lisa H | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can but there are no hook ups-they call it their primitive camping area and you'll see everything from tents to cars to RV's! You can have campfires on the beach, too! Not at the RV park 👍🏻
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teresatap
19 June 2017|
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Response from Hillary S | Reviewed this property |
While we were there we tent camped and we didn't have any trouble with theft. We left and ate dinner out one evening and didn't seem to have any trouble. Now when we were there it wasn't very crowded and we didn't leave any... More
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