Mustang Island Campground

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At Mustang Island, you don’t have to cut your beach visit short when the sun goes down -- just sleep in the sand! Okay, you’ll actually be sleeping in a tent on the beach (thank goodness; sleeping in sand doesn’t sound super comfortable). There’s room for 300 campsites on the 1. 5 mile stretch of beach, and small campfires are permitted. If it’s super rainy, call ahead about Read more...
At Mustang Island, you don’t have to cut your beach visit short when the sun goes down -- just sleep in the sand! Okay, you’ll actually be sleeping in a tent on the beach (thank goodness; sleeping in sand doesn’t sound super comfortable). There’s room for 300 campsites on the 1.5 mile stretch of beach, and small campfires are permitted. If it’s super rainy, call ahead about camping here; sometimes bad weather can close access to these primitive campsites. If you’re looking for a formal campsite- Mustang Island has 48 sites that come with water and electric hookups plus a grill and picnic table. You won’t have a sea view, but you won’t be very far from the sea either -- the beach is about 50 to 75 yards away from the campsites.
Fires are allowed
Potable water is available
Pets are allowed
  • Listing type: Public
  • No. of sites: 348
  • Phone: (361) 749-5246
  • Accessible by: Drive
  • Accommodation: Tent Only, Tent, Vehicles & RVs

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Hipcamper Sarah

Mustang Island is a great place for beach camping. They do not have designated sites, you just drive right onto the beach and pick where you want to pitch your tent. You should not have trouble keeping good distance from your neighbors, which gives you a sense of having your own private beach! Disclaimer though to some cars with low clearance..you may get stuck in the sand! Rangers are on hand to pull you out though in case it happens!

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Hipcamper Ryan

Actually, the previous tip is incorrect. Mustang Island SP is like big parking lot behind the dunes for RVs. You can camp on the beach and it only requires a $12 yearly beach parking sticker for your vehicle., but it is unrelated to Mustang.

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Hipcamper Lisa

Mustang Island SP offers camping in a developed camping area directly behind the dunes, OR primitive beach camping (review left by Ryan Jordan below is actually incorrect). SP entrance and camping fees apply to both. While there are plenty of people, it's a nice alternative to the more crowded (& dirtier) beaches of nearby Port Aransas.

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Hipcamper Guy

We had a great experience at Mustang Island State Park. The beach was clean and there was plenty of space for a private campsite. In fact, it was as if we had the entire beach to ourselves. My girls loved the freedom of accessing the surf and sand directly from our camp. You can see some highlights from our trip here... https://vimeo.com/channels/texasstateparks/140013238

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Hipcamper Leanna

We've camped twice at MISP. The first was in July 2013. The sand was so hot it burned the pads of our feet but we didn't mind at all! We originally reserved a spot in the numbered campsites not realizing you cannot see the ocean because of the dunes. If you have an RV it's great but we opted to move to the primitive sites directly on the beach. We arrived on a Wednesday and loved the quiet seclusion. However by the weekend the beach was overflowing with day use guests. Don't worry though, they all seem to clear out just in time to enjoy a tranquil sunset and dinner by the campfire. However, it's the sunrises that are really spectacular...wake early and enjoy.

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Hipcamper Molly

Mustang Island is a great spot to enjoy the beach. It's clean, quiet, and always has plenty of space. There are shower spickets on the beach, so you can rinse off if needed, as well as porta-potties. Every time I've been, it's been a bit windy at night. So be prepared for some flying sand.

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Hipcamper Paul

4x4 recommended. Watch the tide. Mosquitoes are horrible near the dunes; otherwise, this place is fantastic!

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Park
Mustang Island State Park
State
Texas
Phone Number
(361) 749-5246
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
27.684° N, 97.177° W
$20/night
Tent / RV / Trailer: 48 Sites
$10/night
Tent / Van: 300 Sites

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