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Mustang Island State Park Campground, Near Corpus Christie, Texas

Mustang Island State Park has camping facilities. I think of the park as being located in Corpus Christi, TX, but it has a Port Aransas address. It's part of the Texas state park system.

Although the state park is on an island, the RV sites are not on the water. We could not see the Gulf of Mexico from our site.

The signs and literature at the park were a turn off for me. One sign warned to watch out for snakes. The brochure mentioned birds there preying on the rats and that other animals come in for the skunks. Snakes, rats, skunks…

The sites are large enough to accommodate even the largest recreational vehicles. Compared to some campgrounds, they are fairly wide.

The RV sites have water and electric. They do not have sewer hookups, although there is a dump near the park entrance.

There are bathrooms and a shower house. The bathrooms are on the second floor. Bob said the men's showers were somewhat open and provide little privacy. I didn't check the women's.

It was terribly windy and rained hard overnight. Sand blows up and catches in the grass surrounding the hard surface sites. That creates a moat like barrier, holding in the rain water. In the morning, we stepped out our door into ankle deep water.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife website lists the campground fee as $16 per night. However, in addition to that, they charge each adult a daily $4 Mustang Island State Park entrance fee. So, it actually cost us $24 to stay overnight in the campground.

We stayed at the campground in Mustang Island State Park during January 2011.

WOW rating: 2

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