Mustang Island State Park

August 28, 2014 - Due to a tropical airmass in the area, contact the park for current weather conditions.

Mustang Island State Park

Here the beach stretches for miles along the wide-open Gulf of Mexico. Walk in the sand, build a sand castle and splash in the waves.

Sand and Surf

With more than five miles of coastline, we have plenty of room for fun in the sun. Hang out on the beach, fish in the bay, add birds to your life list, and explore this unspoiled barrier island park. It’s time to head to the coast!

Things to Do

At Mustang Island State Park, what you do is up to you. You can play at the beach (swim, surf, build a sand castle), camp, picnic, fish, hike, mountain bike, kayak, bird watch (especially during spring and fall migrations) and geocache.

Stay at one of 48 water and electric campsites or 300 drive-up primitive sites. (The water and electric campsites are 1/3 mile from the beach.) We have water, cold-water rinse showers and portable toilets along two miles of the beach. Full restrooms and showers with hot water are located near the water-electric campground.

Paddle the Mustang Island State Park Paddling Trail. The three segments of the trail follow the western shoreline of the island in Corpus Christi Bay. The 20 miles of trails pass through some of the best shallow-water fishing areas in Texas. Enjoy close-up views of coastal birds.

Volunteer. Visit our Volunteer page (zip code search on 78373) to see how you can help.

Other information:

Ranger Programs

We offer programs on birding, stargazing, fishing and more. Check our Events page for upcoming programs.

Area Attractions

P. O. Box 326
Port Aransas, TX 78373

Latitude: 27.684299

Longitude: -97.176746

(361) 749-5246

Make reservations online

Reserve by phone: (512) 389-8900
Reserve by fax

Entrance Fees
  • Adult: $5 Daily
  • Child 12 Years and Under: Free
Hours

Open daily.
Gate is open 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Busy Season

Spring and summer

Climate

January average low is 46 degrees. July average high is 94 degrees. Average rainfall is 30.2 inches.

National Weather Service forecast for this area
Elevation

8 feet

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