Mustang Island State Park

Mustang Island State Park

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    Here the beach stretches for miles along the wide-open Gulf of Mexico. Walk in the sand, build a sand castle and splash in the waves.
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  • view of picnic area with covered tables
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  • RV area
  • girls looking for sea shells
  • Mustang Island fishing
  • rainbow beach umbrella by shore
  • Mustang Island sunset

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, kayak, bird watch (especially during spring and fall migrations) and geocache.


Stay at one of 48 water and electric campsites or 50 drive-up primitive sites. (The water and electric campsites are 1/3 mile from the beach.) We have 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.

Get involved

Visit our Volunteer page to see how you can help.

Support state parks by donating to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Foundation.

Other information

  • Our park store sells some supplies and gift items.
  • Two beach wheelchairs are available for loan, free of charge. Check with park staff upon arrival.
  • Before you swim, read our swimming safety tips.

Ranger Programs

We offer programs on birding, stargazing, beach combing, nature walks, and more. Check our Events page for upcoming programs.

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Area Attractions

9394 State Highway 361
Corpus Christi, TX 78418

Latitude: 27.672162

Longitude: -97.175309

(361) 749-5246

Entrance Fees
  • Adult: $5 Daily
  • Child 12 Years and Under: Free

Open daily,
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

We often reach capacity, and highly recommend reservations for both camping and day use. To guarantee entry, reserve passes online or by calling the customer service center before you visit.

Busy Season

Spring and summer


January average low is 46 degrees. July average high is 94 degrees. Average rainfall is 30.2 inches.

National Weather Service forecast for this area

8 feet