What to do in Copano Bay State Fishing Pier

Copano Bay State Fishing Pier, a concession-operated state park, is a 5.9-acre park located five miles north of Rockport in Aransas County. The fishing pier, acquired by transfer of jurisdiction from the State Department of Highways and Public Transportation in 1967, was opened the same year. The old causeway was cut to aid boat traffic, so the pier now has 2500 feet on the north side and 6190 feet on the south side.

As of November 1, 2005 this facility is operated by the Aransas County Navigation District.
The biggest attraction to Copano Bay State Fishing Pier is the various types of access provided for fishing, i.e. pier, boat and or shore.

Facilities include restrooms without showers, concession buildings (fishing supplies, dead and live bait, and a snack bar), a launching ramp, a lighted fishing pier, and fish-cleaning facilities. Fees are charged to those persons fishing. The boat ramp is located adjacent to the south side pier.

Nearby attractions include Goose Island, Lake Corpus Christi, and Matagorda Island State Parks;
Fulton Mansion and Lipantitlan State Historical Parks; and the City of Corpus Christi.

Fee charged per pole or crab net. For more details, call the park. For information on other state parks, call Park Information at 1-800-792-1112.

Attractions to the park include picnicking (no facilities), saltwater fishing, boating, and swimming.

Copano Bay State Fishing Pier is situated within the Gulf Coast region of Texas. The park is located 5 miles north of Rockport on State Highway 35.

Copano Bay State Fishing Pier is located at an elevation of 15 feet. Temperatures within the park range from an average Current weather conditions can vary from day to day. For more details, call the park or Park Information at 1-800-792-1112.

Concession Operation
P O Box 39
Fulton, TX 78358

Phone: 361/729-7762

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