Mustang Island State Park
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.
- Our park store sells drinks, snacks, some supplies and gift items.
- We loan fishing rods, reels and tackle boxes as part of TPWD’s Tackle Loaner Program.
- Before you swim, read our swimming safety tips.
We offer programs on birding, stargazing, fishing and more. Check our Events page for upcoming programs.