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Copano Bay in Texas

Trip Overview

On my way back from a frustrating attempt to paddle the Lighthouse Trails, I stopped at the Copano Bay bridge and paddled along the shore. Copano Bay is just east of Rockport and is a large and beautiful bay. The winds were still strong, but the waves weren�t too bad along the shore. Exploring the shoreline, I talked to several fishermen who were having a lot of luck fishing making me wish I was a fisherman. The shore is like that of most lakes and there weren�t any birds, so it wasn�t really anything to write home about. But, paddling is paddling! Having more time would allow for a better exploration of the coves and bays. I did paddle a little ways out under the bridge, but the wind was so strong I decided to head back to camp. The setting sun was beautiful against the backdrop of the bridge and I sat for a long time in my boat not wanting to get out-but, I had bought some shrimp and a flounder at a fish shop and couldn�t wait to get back to camp to cook them.


The bridge is a couple of miles east of Rockport on Tx 35. I launched at a beach south of the bridge.

  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Water Type: Flat/Sheltered Water
  • Group Rates: No

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