Mustang Island State Park
State Park by the Sea
Get in touch with nature at the state park by the sea! Get the best of both worlds at Mustang Island State Park, where you can bike along a trail searching for wildlife or hop in a kayak for some fishing, all in the same place!
Mustang Island State Park is a five mile stretch of sandy beach along Mustang Island’s coastline where visitors get the experience of a state park without the requirement of traveling far from amenities in Port Aransas. The park offers hiking and biking trails, camping, birding (over 400 species in the area), and extensive fishing options. The Mustang Island Paddle Park Trail inside the park contains three segments of paddling trails equaling over 20 miles in total that are well-known for both their beauty and their bountiful shallow-water fishing. Mustang Island State Park is a great way to get out there and see the wild side of Port Aransas!
Hours & Fees
Mustang Island State Park is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The fee for park entry is $5 for adults, free for children 12 and under, and campsite fees are separate. Annual passes for access to all Texas State Parks are also available for purchase. Reservations for both day passes and camping are recommended and can be made either online or via phone at (361) 749-5246.
Where to Find Mustang Island State Park
The address is 9394 State Highway 361, Corpus Christi, TX 78418. For more detailed directions, check here.
Mustang Island State Park has 48 electric-and-water sites in addition to 50 primitive sites available for campers. Fees are nightly and vary based on the campsite selection. Spots often fill up quickly, especially during peak seasons, so be sure to make a reservation before you go.
Amenities available in the park include but are not limited to:
- Ranger programs
- Pet-friendly park
- Park store
- Picnic area
- Free beach wheelchair rentals
To learn more about Mustang Island State Park, to make reservations, or for contact information, visit Texas Parks & Wildlife. On your visit to the park, please remember to help preserve the park by driving and hiking only in designated areas, refraining from bringing glass, disposing of trash in appropriate bins, and staying off the fragile coastal dunes.