Mustang Island State Park

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4.5/5 (2 reviews)
Port Aransas, Texas (Nueces County)
Last Updated: 08/11/2022
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Preserving the natural beauty of Mustang Island, Mustang Island State Park is a must-see for nature enthusiasts visiting the area. The 2.4 mile stretch of beach provides plenty of room for primitive camping along the beach, with the park enforcing capacity limits to ensure all have a quality experience. Whether it’s fishing off the jetties, paddling the Mustang Island State Park Paddling Trail , mountain biking through the park, or just sitting back and enjoy the beach – be sure to pay a visit to Mustang Island State Park.

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4.5/5 (2)
Rated 4/5
Visited: 06/20/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Short but fun beach at Mustang Island State Park. Worth adding to itinerary if driving down the coast.
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/17/2021

Having tried to get into the park a couple weeks ago, but was turned away because the park was at capacity and we didn't have a reservation. This time we had a reservation. Surprisingly, the drive back to the beach was partially flooded due to all the recent rains. 2WD vehicles were still making it through as long as they had a bit of clearance, but few inches of water and/or mud would not have been good on very low 2WD vehicles. Once we got onto the beach, you couldn't even tell that the area had such heavy rains lately... was a GORGEOUS day on the beach!
Trail Review: Mustang Island State Park - John-Paul Clark
Trail Review: Mustang Island State Park - John-Paul Clark
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