Mustang Island State Park

Port Aransas, Texas (Nueces County)

Last Updated: 04/01/2022
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Highlight: Mustang Island State Park
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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1. Fish Pass Jetties (0 mi)
While the northern boundary of Mustang State Park extends north beyond the fish pass jetties for an additional 1.6 miles, travelers along the beach within the paid section of the park are blocked from traveling further northward at the fish pass jetties. Those wishing to access the final northerly 1.6 miles of the park (which is accessible without any fee) should enter via Access Road 2 (Waypoint 5) of Mustang Island Beaches.

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Starting Point: Port Aransas

From Port Aransas, follow 361 southward for 13.2 miles to Mustang Island State Park on the left.

Alternatively,; from Corpus Christi, take the John F Kennedy memorial Causeway (358) across the intracoastal waterway. Upon entering Padre Island, follow Park Road 22 for 0.4 miles to 361. Turn left (north) then proceed across the bridge onto Mustang Island for a total of 5 miles. The park entrance will be on the right.



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John-Paul Clark

Mapping Crew - Texas

JP began his off-road adventures as a "Toyota guy", then later crossed the dark side when he bought a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. Describing himself as a 'heavy overlander / moderate crawler', he enjoys everything from long beach runs, to the mountains of Colorado, to the rocks of Moab.
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