Local Area Attractions Near Rockport KOA Holiday
Rockport, Texas is a scenic coastal town that sits on the Gulf of Mexico, known for its vibrant fishing and boating culture. The small community boasts plenty of unique local businesses, restaurants, attractions, and a wide variety of activities like fishing, kayaking, birding, hiking, and rock climbing. Popular summertime destinations include Rockport Beach and the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, while winter brings many visitors to Mustang Island State Park.
Visit Rockport's one-mile-long beach, the longest stretch of natural beach on the Texas Gulf Coast. Full service of pavilions, picnic cabanas, restrooms, and swimming areas make it easy for you to enjoy the beach. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the beach or rent a playground for the kids. There's plenty to do with swimming, volleyball, fishing piers, and boat ramps.
Corpus Christi is a quaint city on the Gulf of Mexico. It's tucked into a bay, its beaches are sheltered by Padre Island and Mustang Island. The harborfront houses the Texas State Aquarium which has touch pools, an aquatic nursery, and a shark exhibit. Nearby you can explore a WWII aircraft carrier that now houses a naval aviation museum.
Rockport Birding & Kayak Adventures
Rockport Birding & Kayak Adventures specializes in whooping crane and coastal birding tours aboard their flagship Skimmer. Since 2003, Capt. Tommy Moore has been providing a truly unique nature tourism experience in the Rockport-Fulton area. His knowledge of the area, the incredibly abundant wildlife, and the rich history of Aransas Bay give guests a perspective of the area they cannot get anywhere else. The company also offers private tours, dolphin watching tours and sunset cruises in the summer months. There is also a history tour by golf cart to see the area and take in it's abundant heritage. Head on over to their website to see how to truely experience the Texas gulf coast.
Aransas National Wildlife Refuge
The Aransas National Wildlife Refuge is a 115,324-acre protected area situated on the southwest side of San Antonio Bay along the Gulf Coast of the U.S. state of Texas. It was established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on December 12, 1936, as a refuge and breeding ground for birds and other wildlife.
1 Wildlife Circle
Austwell, TX 77950
Fulton Fishing Pier
The New Fulton Fishing Pier is the perfect place to go fishing. With its new state-of-the-art LED fishing lights, you will have a better chance of catching a few beautiful fish! Anyone can walk down the pier without charge, but if you're looking for an even more interactive experience, bring your fishing pole as well!