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Address: Port Aransas, TX
Phone Number: 800-633-3028,361-758-2750
Activities: Kayaking
Description: This sea kayak trail is marked with GPS coordinates and trail signs and...
This sea kayak trail is marked with GPS coordinates and trail signs and goes through a beautiful estuary region.
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Redfish heaven

Loads of schooling redfish in the inlets to the backbays. Be aware of tides, some of the trail is not readily passable at low tide

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 21, 2014
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San Antonio, Texas
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San Angelo, Texas
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50 reviews 50 reviews
6 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

There are a lot of really good places to kayak in Port A. The Lighthouse Lakes Trail is one of the most extensive, but is well marked, thanks to a young man and his Eagle project! You can meander through the many "lakes" on the trail where you will see tailing redfish, lots of birds and often other types of... More 

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Austin, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The kayaking trail is a unique way to get close to the lighthouse. It's fun to be on the water so close to all fish and birds. A one of a kind outdoor activity not to be missed while in the area. It's easy to rent kayaks or bring your own and launch them at the park. Just be careful... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Loads of schooling redfish in the inlets to the backbays. Be aware of tides, some of the trail is not readily passable at low tide

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Oklahoma City
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Wife and I kayaked here in the winter. It is shallow but no problem for kayak. There were lots of birds in the mangorves. The lighthouse in the name is private, can be seen but not visited as far as I know.

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Houston, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It was a very windy day so it was hard to paddle. Also there seemed to be some strong currents in the channel we traversed to get to the lighthouse trail. Mostly the water was pretty shallow, lots of oyster beds, not many birds to see, but lots of jumping mullet. I've done more pleasurable kayaking other places. Wouldn't do... More 

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Bangs, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Seen a lot of birds there. Went to try and catch some fish. The areas I walked into were kind of crappy, The table areas could use some clean up. Got hung up on a crab basket, never caught any fish, but did have a crab try to get my dead mullet. The birds were everywhere. Some across the way,... More 

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Houston, Texas
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36 attraction reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

One of the best sight fishing spots on globe for big ol' Red Fish (Red Drum). Plus, not a lot of motor activity, since a lot of it is six inches or less in depth.

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Abilene, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I was hoping this was going to be a road to the lighthouse so I was disappointed. Instead it was a nice park where people could fish and picnic. You actually can see the lighthouse from the trail, but it is far far away.

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Houston, Texas
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138 reviews 138 reviews
49 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Wow. We are talking shallow waters here. The trails are well marked, but no fish and few birds, on the day we went. I can't tell you how many times I "beached" in oyster beds and muck. It did NOT prove to be a place where you could easily get out and wade fish. Maybe we didn't hit the right... More 

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Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

Nicely marked but not as many fish and wildlife as expected.

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