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Lighthouse Lakes Trail

Port Aransas, TX
+1 800-633-3028
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Kayak fishing

The lakes are an excellent place to kayak and fish! Very tranquil and peaceful place. Fishing was... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2016
Rey V
via mobile
A scenic and challenging kayak tour

My wife and I tried the Lighthouse Lakes Kayak Trail on a tandem ocean kayak. We started near... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2016
Gordon K
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Fort Worth, Texas
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This sea kayak trail is marked with GPS coordinates and trail signs and goes through a beautiful estuary region.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good33%
  • Average26%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Port Aransas, TX
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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

The lakes are an excellent place to kayak and fish! Very tranquil and peaceful place. Fishing was good too! Didn't catch the big redfish I was looking for, but did catch some decent sea trout.

1  Thank Rey V
Reviewed 29 July 2016

My wife and I tried the Lighthouse Lakes Kayak Trail on a tandem ocean kayak. We started near marker 60 by the ferry. This is a well marked trail. Maps with GPS coordinates are available in parks, on line, and at Port Aransas kayak stores....More

5  Thank Gordon K
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Kayaking the Lighthouse Lakes Trail is so relaxing. It was my family's favorite activity this year while we stayed in Port Aransas. We went on a group tour since it was our first time. I highky recommend going by group if you've never kayaked. The...More

3  Thank TCJtown
Reviewed 17 October 2015

We paddled from the channel to the Lighthouse, took a left, and zigzagged along marked trails back to the channel. We we out there for 4 hours, and had to paddle almost the entire time to keep the boat from being swept away. Paddling against...More

1  Thank Christine G
Reviewed 10 April 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...More

5  Thank Traveln_Texan
Reviewed 4 January 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...More

4  Thank Susan M
Reviewed 21 November 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

1  Thank SkepticNTX
Reviewed 30 June 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.

2  Thank Larry W
Reviewed 28 May 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...More

1  Thank jimminycric
Reviewed 3 November 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...More

Thank Ronda S
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Stephanie V
3 June 2017|
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Response from Rather B F |
I paddled to the Lighthouse in my Hobie kayak in May. A kayak guide said that there wouldn't be much traffic. Wrong! You have to cross the shrimp channel. There were a lot of power boats. A couple of shrimp boats, and... More
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