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Mustang Island Beach

At Mustang Island you can have a campfire right on the beach. How fun! Mustang Island State Park got its name from wild horses - called "mustangs" - that used to roam here. Today the horses and the Karankawa Indians, the first people to live here, are all gone, but it's still a very cool place to camp! Photo by Gabrielle Conley, © 2011

Galveston Island State Park

Galveston Island State Park marks the spot where Cabeza de Vaca and his crew shipwrecked in 1528. Did you know that pirates also once used this island as a hideaway? Photo by Gabrielle Conley, © 2011

Sea Rim State Park

Sea Rim State Park was once home to prehistoric Indians. How do we know? From the clam shell mounds (called "middens") discovered here.

Matagorda Lighthouse

Matagorda Island Wildlife Management Area is an island that has over 19 endangered species and an awesome lighthouse built in 1852. This is what the Matagorda lighthouse looked like in 19110.

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