Mustang Island State Park

     


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

Sites: 48
Avg. Rate: $19

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Latitude: 27.6740650001291
Longitude: -97.1754670143127

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • yes-ocean Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 3
  • Good 18
  • Average 10
  • Poor 3
  • Terrible 1

35 Reviews

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MTSHanson

Review Count: 50
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

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: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

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: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

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: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

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: 78
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

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: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

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: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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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julievojo

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

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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BJ Snowbird

Review Count: 38
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

The rate reflects use of a discount coupon and Texas Pass. We stayed here for 6 weeks, so obviously we liked it, more due to the location than the park per se. As others have noted, the spaces are tight on one side with the design of side by side hookups, especially if both rigs have slides. The picnic tables with ramada on the other side are also placed side by side, leaving a cozy outdoor dining situation. In short, it’s basically a parking lot with a reasonably short walk to beach, though no view of the Gulf. The beach was great while we were there, although volunteers said it can get piled high with seaweed later in the year. Of course, rough seas bring in a lot of garbage, but provided us with hours of entertainment doing beach clean-up. A couple of companies deliver propane on site with a somewhat regular schedule and competitive price. There’s a laundromat conveniently located about 6 miles away. Grocery shopping is quite a bit farther away, but not a problem since we were making frequent trips into Corpus Christi (a great city!). Birding in this area is absolutely wonderful. There were ranger-led beach and wetlands walks which were tremendously informative and highly recommended. Staff and volunteers were very friendly, adding to the pleasantness of our stay here. The internet was useable, but not the best. Our only hesitancy to return here for a “winter Texan” stay was the salt air which wreaks havoc on everything metal. We camped at Mustang Island State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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NM Full Timer

Review Count: 50
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

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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gsnakehill

Review Count: 298
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Monday, March 18. Mustang Island State Park, Mustang Island, TX. This part costs us $20 with a Texas State Park Pass and if we stay another night it would have been cheaper. There are 48 sites on a parking lot with another three or four hosts sites. All sites have water and electricity and a little cover for the picnic table. There are also a number of primitive sites right on the beach mostly for those tenting. The park has hot showers, picnic shelters on the beach, swimming and fishing. The sites aren’t bad and within walking distance to the beach. This is one of the few undeveloped barrier island habitats on the entire Texas Gulf coast. Wild mustangs used to roam here. The Gulf of Mexico is on one side of this thin strand of land and the Corpus Christi Bay on the other. Everything washes ashore here as this island protects the mainland from hurricanes. This is a big birding area and in the spring and fall birds can be seen migrating north or south. It is about ten miles north of Padro Island National Seashore. We camped at Mustang Island State Park in a Motorhome.

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TexL23

Review Count: 46
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is another typical Texas park. Well taken care of but basic. The sites are double side by side sites with Lanai over picnic tables. The campground is basically a parking lot style setup, but clean and reasonably care for. No fire pits, but there a raised grill for cooking at each site. You cannot see the beach or the ocean from the campground because of the sand dunes, but the beach is close, you can hear the ocean. The restrooms are open air toilets and showers, a little chilly in cool weather, but clean. We camped at Mustang Island State Park in a Motorhome.

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tednichols

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Well, what can I say about this park. Like the other reviewers, they are right. It is basically a parking lot, which means sites are level and you have a very small patch of 'grass' in front or behind your rig. But you can't complain, what do you expect. You are walking distance to the beach but can not see it from the park. Also the staff was very nice. That is about all the good things to say. As for what to expect other than that. The picnic table is very small with them being barely covered. Ants are everywhere and DO bite! Just setting up your rig will absolutely cause you to get eaten up by either the ants or the mosquitoes. The beach was in horrible condition while we were here. Seaweed everywhere. Trash, diapers, plastic bags, old cups, old lumber all over. I am from Texas and knew not to expect much but some friends really wanted to come here so we decided to join them. Of course, we had a good time with friends but don't expect much. Know what your getting. I would recommend this place to someone wanting to visit the area for family and friends or to go out fishing, but other than that not much here. Also please don't think I am being harsh like another reviewer said, just trying to let you guys know what to expect before you come out. If you do decide on this place stay positive and make the best of it. My wife and I will not be coming back. We camped at Mustang Island State Park in a Motorhome.

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dsw3131

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for 3 nights as a central location to do area activities, including the beach. The sites are close together and not at all private, but the vicinity to the beach is excellent and the park staff are excellent. The campground was quiet at night. The picnic tables and covers for them are very small, making finding shade on a hot day hard unless you have an awning. The beach was clean and very accessible, but the bathrooms by the beach were out of commission and looked like they got hit pretty hard by some storm. The bathrooms were clean, but outdated. I think we will stay here again in a few years. We camped at Mustang Island State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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Jay Rutherford

Review Count: 131
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

This state park is unlike the two others we have stayed at in Texas. It is a piece of asphalt about 150 feet wide and maybe a quarter mile long, with parking for 48 RVs in close proximity to each other. The closeness of the sites reminded us of the many private RV "resorts" we saw in the area that were even closer together. As another reviewer noted, people can park their motorhome rigs to maximize their privacy by having the door not directly face other campers. Staff was very accommodating in allowing changes to site assignments. In our case, we were at the end of the park, so there was no one on one side of us. The park was quiet and relaxing during our week long stay and was full most nights that we were here in early March. The showers have no privacy at all for the dressing areas, but do have shower curtains between the dressing area and the shower stall. We did not like this arrangement. The campground is only 8 miles from Corpus Christi (and 14 from Port Aransas), and is a convenient place to stay while visiting or birding in the CC area. Activities while at the campground are limited; we walked on the beach most days which is only a short walk away. Dunes provide some protection from winds off the gulf. There is no shade on site but each site has a picnic table with a pergola over it, but on most evenings it was too windy to enjoy sitting out. Birding in the area is outstanding with many first bird sightings. Rate does not reflect the $4 fee per person per night that can be avoided by purchasing an annual pass for $60. The pass, with camping discounts, pays for itself in only a few overnights. In spite of the limitations of the park, we'd stay here again when in the Corpus Christi area. We camped at Mustang Island State Park in a Motorhome.

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