Archive for February 12th, 2010

State Park Getaway–Mustang Island

Friday, February 12th, 2010

This is Passport to Texas SP Getaways

Bryan Frazier works for State Parks, and will join us regularly to talk about your state parks. This week, he’s taking us to Mustang Island.

Mustang Island State Park…you’re talking about almost 4-thousand acres of park that goes on both sides of the bay and the gulf.

Great recreation in terms of beach camping. You’ve got three hundred primitive tents sites there and its one of the few places in Texas that you can do that with public access.

And then you’ve also got great birding, particularly this time of year. You never know what you’re going to see from a waterfowl perspective or shorebird there that’s come in from the gulf or on the bay side.

Then, you’ve also got developed campsites; you’ve got 48 hook-up sites with water and electricity there for RVs. So you’ve got the best of both worlds.

So, Mustang Island really represents a lot for people…that they can maybe not go so far from home, but still get the warmth of South Texas, the beach access the great fishing.

Whether you’re talking about red fish or black drum or speckled trout, things that the Texas coast is famous for—Mustang Island SP is a great place.

Thanks, Bryan.

Check availability and reserve your campsite at Mustang Island SP by visiting the TPW website.

That’s our show…watch State Park videos on the TPW channel on YouTube channel…

For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.