After we left Goose Island State Park we drove over the Lyndon B. Johnson Causeway (Highway 35) into Rockport and on down to Aransas Pass to the Redfish Bay Causeway and boarded the D.L. Deberry ferry to travel to Port Aransas on the northern part of Mustang Island. The island is about 18 miles long and the state park is on the southern part of the island. You don’t have to take the ferry to get to Mustang Island as you can drive directly to the southern part of the island through Corpus Christi but the ferry alleviates the need to drive through a big city. It is a short ferry ride and saves time and money.
Link to the D.L. Deberry ferry on Map in “Where We’ve Been”
Campground: Mustang Island State Park
Location: Port Aransas, Texas
Comments: This campground is basically a paved parking lot with spaces close together. But you are right next to the beach with each access. If you are willing, you can even drive onto the beach and camp on the beach. Beware of soft sand though. When we were there the campground was pretty quiet and serene. Easy access to the Padre Island National Seashore.
Link to Mustang Island on Map in “Where We’ve Been”