FALL SEASON

2017

ROCKPORT/FULTON, TEXAS

Located just north of Port Aransas in the beautiful Coastal Bend, the twin coastal cities of Rockport and Fulton feature rich and colorful history as well as documented bird sightings of nearly 500 different species.

 

The nearby 70,000-acre Aransas National Wildlife Refuge is the winter home to a colony of endangered whooping cranes, beautifully (to some) gawky birds that share the limelight with nearly 500 other species of birds and other critters like coyotes, javelina, and even a few alligators.

 

The communities of Rockport. Fulton (virtually one community) offer perfect Texas charm and coastal beauty, and the dozens of RV parks indicates the area is a popular one for Winter Texans.

 

With lots of great Texas sea stories to tell, the history of the region is rich with the tales pioneers, immigrants, pirates, warriors and seamen who have called it home.

 

The Fulton Mansion State Historic Site is a must visit in Fulton, as is Big Tree in nearby Lamar, one of the oldest living trees in the United States.

 

And if you like to fish, you'll find no place better than the bays around Rockport and the nearby Gulf waters that provide ample offshore angling opportunities.

 

Birding is another major draw for the community, and art is a growing passion along this area of the picturesque Texas coast.

There's plenty to see and do in Rockport/Fulton, including the superior golfing offered at the Rockport Country Club. And access to the water is as easy as renting a boat, taking a tour, or playing on the beach.

 

For good fun, great food and Texas hospitality, Rockport Fulton can't be beat. And the community is open and friendly to the many Winter Texans who stay there each year.

 

Visit Rockport/Fulton and discover a coastal hideaway awaiting your discovery.

 

Fulton Mansion - The 1870's French Second empire structure is the former home of Cattleman George W. Fulton. The house features several modern conveniences such as indoor plumbing, central lighting, and heating. Call 729-0386 for hours and fees.

 

Texas Maritime Museum - Experience the rich maritime heritage of Texas, from Spanish exploration to the search for offshore oil and gas. Located across from Rockport Harbor. Call 729-6644

 

Rockport Center for the Arts - Rooms filled with monthly changing exhibits. Members gallery room displays the many talents of local artists. Admission is free. Call 729-5519 for hours.

 

Shop til you drop - Visit over 60 stores in the downtown Rockport area

 

Connie Hagar Wildlife Refuge - Step on the platform at the Rockport Beach Park and look across at the tremendous number of bird species living on the small islands in the bay.

 

Tour The Many Art Galleries - Take a gallery walk, and visit some of the many fine art galleries in the downtown Rockport area..

 

Memorial Park - Located on FM 2165 near the Post Office, the Memorial Park has a fitness trail, playground equipment, tennis courts and picnic areas for a great day at the park.

 

Spirit Columns - Located at the Rockport Ski Basin, this work of art was created by world-class sculptor Jesus Bautista Moroles.

 

Big Tree - Visit a 2,000 year old tree measuring over 38 feet in circumference.

 

Zachary Taylor Tree - The historic landmark is the site of where Gen. Zachary Taylor and his troops camped during 1845.

 

Aransas National Wildlife Refuge - Take hwy 35 N to FM 774, turn right and follow signs.

 

Schoenstatt Shrine - In Lamar off Park Rd 13 lies a beautiful, authentic shrine of sister of the Schoenstatt.

 

Stella Maris Chapel - The first church built in Aransas County still stands.

 

Windswept Oak Trees - See these live oak trees that are permanently leaning due to the prevailing winds of the southeast.

 

Duck Crossing - Traveling down Fulton Beach Road, just before you get to the Harbor Bridge, you'll see a duck crossing. See the many other species of birds on all the piers along the way.

 

Paws and Taws - On Fulton Harbor, square dancing and much more!

 

Rockport Country Club - Play a round of golf at RCC (Rated one of the top 50 courses in Texas by Dallas Morning News), join in a Mah-Jong tournament, or just relax in the elegant clubhouse! Whether it be tennis, golf, or swimming, Rockport Country Club has something for everyone!

 

Canal Subdivisions - Drive to see areas such as Key Allegro, Harbor Oaks, City By The Sea, Palm Harbor, Holiday Beach, Bahia Bay, Copano Ridge and others.

 

Interpretive Nature Trail- Demonstration Garden and Wetlands Pond - Experience the sights and sounds of nature in a wetland environment in the midst of our town.

 

Goose Island State Park - Great for fishing, touring, camping, and sightseeing. Huge, lighted fishing pier. Seasonal Birding Tours.

 

Bingo - During the winter months, the game of Bingo can be played at different places almost every night of the week and some year-round!

 

Chartered Fishing Tours - Charter a fishing trip in the bay, or visit one of the many piers for both fishing and crabbing. Call 729-6445 for more information.

 

Rockport Beach Park - Visit our mile-long beach for swimming, sunning, or a family picnic. Jet ski rentals are also available during the summer months.

 

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