Mustang Island State Park

Corpus Christi, TX

Where are we going?

Mustang Island State Park
10194 TX-361
Corpus Christi
TX 78418


What is there to do?

A beach? In Texas? Yep! Texas has incredible beaches, and Mustang Island State Park lets you spend the day enjoying one of them!

There are over 5 miles of coastline for kids to explore. Spend some time fishing in the bay, or just play and relax on the pristine beaches! Maybe try your hand at bird spotting - after all, the area is teeming with wildlife!

Mustang Island State Park is a beautiful unspoiled barrier island park, and perfect for families!

When on the beach, the water is perfect for swimming, surfing or even kayaking! Dry off as you try your hand at building a super big sand castle!

Fancy a picnic lunch? You should! Because the area is a great place to pack your own lunch and enjoy a family picnic. Active kids can enjoy a fun hike through nature, or those more adventurous kids can mountain bike!

Want a challenge? Try paddling the Mustang Island State Park Paddling Trail! There are three segments of the trail that follow the stunning western shoreline. AND there are 20 miles (yes - 20 miles!) of trail that pass through incredible shallow-water fishing spots (some of the best in Texas!) This is also a great area to check out close-ups of coastal birds. 

Kids - make sure you check out their ranger program! They have programs on stargazing, fishing, birding, just to name a few!

Mustang Island State Park is great for those sunny days out where kids just want to get out and explore and enjoy nature. Great for parents too!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $5 over 13

Free Under: 12


When can we go?

Gates open 7am - 10pm


Any top tips?

There's a campsite there too if you fancy making a longer trip out of it!

I’m Hungry!

Bring your own picnic lunch! The park do also sell drinks, and snacks too - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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