Mustang Island State Park

Mustang Island State Park
Located on the coast of southwest Texas, Mustang Island State Park is set on in the middle of a barrier island and directly opposite from Corpus Christi Bay. Flanked by both the Gulf of Mexico and the bay, the park is a magnet for beach-lovers and birders alike.

Fees

In 2010, the park charged a $4 admission fee for every person above the age of 13. Primitive tent camping sites cost $8 per night, and RV sites with electrical and water hook-ups are $16 per night.

Accommodations

Mustang Island State Park has 300 primitive campsites set along a 1.5 mile stretch of beach, and 48 RV sites in a separate campground. The primitive campsites have water spigots and cold showers, while the RV campground has hot showers.

Size

The park encloses almost 4,000 acres, including 5 miles of beach on the Gulf of Mexico.

Activities

The park's beaches are open to swimming, surfing and shore fishing, and during the spring and autumn the island has what the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department describes as "excellent birding." The park also has picnic facilities, and ecological tours are available upon request.

Wildlife

Most of the island's wildlife population is composed of small rodents, but opossums, raccoons, armadillos, rabbits and a small population of coyotes are also present. The island is also a habitat to a large number of shorebirds and waterfowl.

Article Written By Edwin Thomas

Edwin Thomas has been writing since 1997. His work has appeared in various online publications, including The Black Table, Proboxing-Fans and others. A travel blogger, editor and writer, Thomas has traveled from Argentina to Vietnam in pursuit of stories. He holds a Master of Arts in international affairs from American University.

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