Mustang Island State Park


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Mustang Island State Park


Location:Southeast from Corpus Christi to Padre Island, then north on Park Road 53.
Facilities:Campsites with water and electricity hookups, primitive campsites, showers, restrooms, picnic areas, beach, park store.
Activities:Camping, fishing, swimming, hiking, mountain biking, birding, intepretive programs (by appointment).
Special Features:Mustang Island is a coastal barrier island with a unique and complicated ecosystem dependent upon sand dunes. The earliest known inhabitants of Mustang Island were Karankawa Indians, known for their fierceness and cannibalism. The island was first named "Wild Horse Island," then "Mustang," for the wild horses brought to the island by Spaniards in the 1800s.
Address:17047 State Hwy 361
Port Aransas, TX 78373

Phone:361-749-5246
Fax:361-749-6455
Web: www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/mustang_island
Size: 3,954 acres.

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Then take Beach Road 1 to Mustang Island State Park, where there are sand dunes and the beach is a real treat.
Northern Padre Island, east of Corpus Christi, Texas, is the location of Padre Island National Seashore (PINS) and Mustang Island, located north of PINS, is the site of Mustang Island State Park.
Padre Island National Seashore, with approximately 70 miles of beach, and Mustang Island State Park are leading tourist attractions.
Padre Island National Seashore, with 68 miles of beach, and Mustang Island State Park are leading tourist attractions.
A center for tourism, Nueces County is home to Padre Island National Seashore and Mustang Island State Park, as well as the Naval Air Station, Corpus Christi.
Padre Island national seashore, with 68 mile of beach, and Mustang Island state park are leading attractions in the tourism sector.