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Work progressing to fully reopen Mustang State Park later this month

Posted at 6:18 PM, Jan 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-10 19:43:35-05


There are still a lot of places across the Coastal Bend needing repairs following Hurricane Harvey.

One of them is Mustang Island State Park.

The park’s main office and maintenance office were damaged, but it was the damage to the restroom and shower facilities that have kept the park from completely reopening.

Some parts of the state park were reopened for day visitors during last year’s Spring Break.

Park Superintendent Scott Taylor says weather delays have held up final construction. But he expects to welcome campers again later this month.

“All of our utilities were impacted from the electrical to water to plumbing and sewage,” Taylor said. “Obviously, it’s in high demand … people love to camp, love our park. We’ve certainly heard their message of trying to get back open.”

According to state officials, Harvey repair costs at state park facilities add up to more than $20 million, damage to Mustang Island was an estimated $1.1 million.