Port Aransas, Texas

Mustang Island State Park

Port Aransas, Texas



Port Aransas, Texas
Phone: (361) 749-5246

Sites: 48
Recent Rate: $20 1/2016

Latitude: 27.6740650001291
Longitude: -97.1754670143127

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-ocean Waterfront Waterfront yes-ocean
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean yes
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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39 Reviews

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swissman

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $20.00
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The campground itself is ok. Everything works as it should. 50amp. and water. It's just a big parking lot but convenient to get in and out but the beach is absolutely terrible. Tons of garbage everywhere and nobody seems to care. The employees drive around in trucks and tractors, move a little sand here and there but for sure nobody touches any garbage!!! What a pity. we will never go there again. We camped at Mustang Island State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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abqnm

Review Count: 33
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $20.00
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Large parking lot with spaces down two sides. Close walk (or drive) to the beach. Actually quite a bit closer to Corpus Christi than Port Aransas. If hookups aren't essential for you, I'd suggest the Padre Island National Seashore campground, it's a short drive. Actually closer if you're coming thru Corpus. Cell service was good here, not so good at Padre Island campground. We camped at Mustang Island State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Pdxjoanne

Review Count: 89
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $20.00
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This is the third Texas State Park we've been to and it can't compare with Galveston Island or especially Goose Island. The settings in those two are much nicer. This is basically a parking lot with electric & water sites along the edges. It's close enough to the road that there is a fair amount of road noise and although it is close to the beach there is no view. It's also a weird setup with some of the sites "paired" so that you are very close to your neighbor on one side and then separated by a fairly large section of lawn from the one on the other side. The utilities are also in the back of the site so depending on where your hook ups are located on your rig, you might need an extra hose or extension cord. The washrooms are nothing special, but clean enough. The shower has a shower curtain on it but there is no place private to dry off and get dressed which I know some people find uncomfortable. There is a nice long bench in the main room though. Used my own shower so can't comment on pressure or temperature. There is supposedly wi-fi but it didn't work at all for us. Verizon signal was strong, though. I think if I came back again I would just go unhooked and dry camp down at the Padre Island National Seashore. The campgrounds there seemed nicer and dirt cheap and the "Bird Basin" one in particular is right on the bay with a great view. We camped at Mustang Island State Park in a Truck Camper.

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Bahama

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $20.00
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The park is clean and orderly. Gate closed at night for security. The state park staff was very friendly and helpful. We camped at Mustang Island State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Brian McG

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $20.00
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There are limited sites here, so reservations are crucial, especially in peak times of the year. All spots are within walking distance of the beach, but the beach area itself also has a parking lot. Water & 30/50-amp electricity is available. Like most state parks, there are no sewer hook-ups at individual sites, but there is a two-direction sewer dump at the entrance to the park. The park headquarters features a parking lot that's big enough to turn around in. The park has a junior ranger program available for the kids, in which they loan out a backpack full of gear. We camped at Mustang Island State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

If you're headed to the beach from the RV sites, take a left at the stop sign and follow the road around. It opens up to a beach where vehicles are allowed. Follow the beach north for a quarter mile or so and park. There are two big granite jetties sticking out into the water. The sand between them affords you more privacy than just going to the regular beach area.

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sblanck

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $20.00
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Park was hit by Tropical storm Bill week prior. All sites closest to the beach (Water Electric) had 6 inches to a foot of water in them. Many of these had the large trailer and 5th wheel campers. We had our spot across from these and had no water. Park is bare bones minimum. Has a sign showing kids playing on a see-saw but no playground. Beach was nice and the parking for the beach still had flood waters in it. Super windy, around 20 mph or higher all the time. Hard to sleep at night with camper whipping and buffeting all night. Unsure if this is how it is all the time. Sites are set up very unusual. One large parking for two campers side by side but one person has to exit their camper and walk around to picnic grill, table area. Unsure why they set it up this way. Park had 5 park hosts but I didn't see them do anything like other state parks. Wife said we would probably not return. We camped at Mustang Island State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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MTSHanson

Review Count: 50
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $20.00
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This is a state park that has so much potential if the State of Texas would grant some money for updates and additions to the park; it's frustrating because privately owned parks are able to manage and profit so why can't the state. The campground is set up like a large parking lot. Your picnic table may be on the wrong side of the RV depending on your site assignment and the space between RV's is tight. We got lucky and ended up in site #48 (at the end of the row with no neighbors on one side) so we had a little more room to spread out and actually had some grass, although it was full of sticker burs. The site was level, the electricity was consistent for our 50 amp rig, but the water pressure dropped as the park filled up with campers (especially at night when everyone was taking showers after coming in from the beach). The bathhouse was filthy and the floors had so much sand it looked like the beach. The beach access is very nice and showers are provided to rinse off before loading back into your vehicle. We really enjoyed the bay access for wade fishing across the highway from the main part of the park. We would return here again. We camped at Mustang Island State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Euri

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $30.00
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Stay for the amazing gulf coast beach. Sites are set up on a parking lot type of area. Bathrooms okay but showers really need updating. We camped at Mustang Island State Park in a Motorhome.

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Rlachermeier

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $20.00
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Good News - The park offers 50amp service which is a good thing and something that a lot of state parks don't offer. The distance to the beach is a little over 1/4 mile (from the middle of the park and even closer if your near the office). Wi-Fi is available which is a good thing as most state parks do not even offer that but the signal at best is weak. We are in site#26 and our I-pad drops the signal often. The campers two sites closer said their tablet was having problems connecting also. Our netbook with an antenna booster had better luck but still slow. If you have internet connection with your phone you will be happy to know the signal for AT&T and Verizon both work well. If your into running, the highway has nice wide shoulders but I would caution that it is a popular practice for slower vehicles to pull over onto the shoulder to let faster ones pass them by so be careful and as always run against traffic. The better alternative would be to run on the beach which I thoroughly enjoyed with the exception of the wind. The beach has a nice area for the family that is closed to vehicles which makes it safer. Each site has nice sturdy picnic tables with canopies. The sites are all back in and the lay out makes it easy to get into and setup. The sites are also very level. There are 3 shower stalls for both the men and the woman with plenty of hot water. The shower stalls are on the first floor and the restrooms are on the second floor. The people in the front office were friendly and helpful. Bad News - My biggest complaint which is really no fault of the park is the heavy winds. The wind were strong enough to cause us to pull one of our slides in so that the canopy would not tear. Showers especially could use some updating. This might include having sinks in the shower area. Bathrooms are not heated and the temps did get down in the 30's several nights. You are at least 5 miles from any town which may or may not be a problem for some. There is no site sewer hook-ups but there is a dump station near the entrance to the park Conclusion - All in all it is a very nice park and I would definitely stay he again We camped at Mustang Island State Park in a Motorhome.

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cherrytree

Review Count: 40
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: December, 2013 - $20.00
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If you don't need utilities, skip this place and go camp directly on the beach. If you need water and electric, and you're OK with the 14 day limit and no view, then stay here. The sites are in a side by side position (2 rigs share a slab). Go find a site before you register and pay because the office people will assign two giant rigs right next to each other even when the park is half empty. Allow 30 minutes for check-in even if no one else is in line. Showers are lukewarm and bathrooms unheated. The little prickly burrs are everywhere; do not walk on the grass. I did enjoy walking to the beach in the mornings for sunrise, and hearing the ocean even though you can't see it behind the dunes. We camped at Mustang Island State Park in a Motorhome.

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KDSpree

Review Count: 99
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $18.00
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Internal roads are paved, sites are back-ins (lots of room to maneuver), level and are spacious, facilities worked well, site was satellite friendly.Sites are basically parking spots with covered picnic tables. Staff were friendly, park WiFi worked well but can be slow and signal is best near the office, Virgin Mobile MiFi worked well, AT&T cell service was good. The park was quiet. Rate is based on weekly rate with a Texas park pass. We would stay here again. We camped at Mustang Island State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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sourdoughought

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $20.00
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This is a basic campground right on the Gulf of Mexico. The campground is a basic parking lot with picnic table and shade cover. The showers are clean but rather old, same with the bathrooms. Nice and quite and very good fishing on the beach, you can drive right out on the beach. Had a great time, very nice area, very nice park personnel. Would definitely stay here again. Make sure you have mosquito repellent. We camped at Mustang Island State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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nroth

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $25.00
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This park is great from the point that it is extremely accessible to the Gulf - just a short drive or walk away; however, it is pretty bare bones - just the bare essentials. While the restrooms and showers were clean, they are pretty old and in need of updating. The park staff is very friendly and it was quiet overall. If you want to find a site close to the beach and do not really care about anything else, this is your spot! We camped at Mustang Island State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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NM Full Timer

Review Count: 50
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $18.00
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The sites are level but close together. We were in site #1 so we had an open side. Our neighbors were in a tent and a pop up camper so it didn't bother us. We were able to access the WIFI from our location. It was fun to feed the seagulls right outside our door. The beach is close by and was very clean. Very nice to ride bikes and walk on. We enjoyed Corpus and Port A. There is a laundry about 6 miles from the park which we full timers always appreciate. We put the fifth wheel on the Port A ferry to travel to our next location. That was a first for us but no problem at all. We camped at Mustang Island State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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julievojo

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $20.00
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We camped one night in a hook up site and two nights on the beach. The campground area was OK, just a parking lot with electricity, water and a covered picnic table. The bathroom/showers were very run down but clean. There was plenty of security, even on the nights we were parked on the beach. My only problem was all of the garbage strewn everywhere, around the park and especially on the beach. I think the state has a responsibility to clean up the beaches. They're collecting money ($20 per night to camp on the beach - including the park admission fee) so they should be able to afford a few trash bags and folks to pick up once and a while. We camped at Mustang Island State Park in a Motorhome.

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