254.44 acres in Refugio County, Texas



  • Price:$599,000
  • Type:Hunting Land, Recreational Property, Undeveloped Land
  • Address:FM 136
  • Acres:254
  • County:Refugio
  • City:Bayside
  • Status:Sold
  • State:Texas
  • Zip:78340


254.439 +/- acres fronting Copano Bay. This tract is divided in to two parcels being separated by FM 136. The parcels consists of 192.029 acres situated on the west side of FM 136 and the remaining 62.41 acres being situated on the east side of FM 136. This provides each tract with approx. 2,100' of Texas State FM road frontage.

Copano Bay is located in Texas, just west of Rockport off Refugio and Aransas counties. The bay is surrounded by flat, marshy terrain surfaced by sand and dark clays that support mesquite and grasses. The area is home to numerous migratory and recreational birds including whooping cranes, royal and gull-billed terns, black-necked stilts, roseate spoonbills, reddish egrets, white-faced ibis, seaside sparrows, brown pelicans, mottled ducks, black-bellied whistling-ducks and herons. Famous attractions here include the Copano Bay State Fishing Pier, which is a nearly 500 acre concession-operated state park. Others include Goose Island and Matagorda Bay.


The northeast end of Copano Bay around the Turtle Pen Lake area has an extensive flat that draws good numbers of trout. The best months to fly fish this area are early summer. The fishing picks up again in the fall. The northeast shoreline of Copano Bay has hard sand bottoms and is a prime wade-fishing area.

The shoreline from Redfish Point south toward the community of Copano Village offers excellent wade fishing for redfish and trout over hard sand bottoms with scattered shell and grass beds in troughs. Waders also should inspect the series of small estuaries that open to the bay through small cuts. Just off this shoreline are shoals that also hold fish.

The Copano Bay shoreline around Rattlesnake Point also offers excellent wade fishing for trout and redfish over hard sand bottoms. A series of small lakes and tidal marshes to the south of Rattlesnake Point including Pete's Bend, James's Bend, and Italian Bend draw good numbers of redfish, black drum, and flounder. This area is rich in shrimp and forage fish, with abundant marshy flats that attract gamefish. Many of these marshes are fronted by private property and in some cases can be accessed only by boat.


The property provides abundant migratory duck and geese activity along with other native wildlife throughout the area for hunting opportunities.

Aquatic vegetation:

Marsh, mesquite and grasses.


Copano Bay serves as a nursery for shrimp, which attracts a large number of redfish. Abundant collections of Black drum, Flounder and Trout, can also be found in the bay. Oysters grow in large numbers to form elongated reefs "oriented perpendicular to tidal flow" in the estuary. The reefs provide habitat for fish and sustenance for a wide variety of birds including the Black-bellied Whistling-duck, Black-necked Stilt, Brown Pelican, Gull-billed tern, Reddish Egret, Roseate Spoonbill, Seaside Sparrow, White-faced Ibis and the Whooping Crane.

This property is located approximately 25 miles from Port Aransas and 35 miles from Corpus Christi.


Property Map / Directions

Property is situated on the North side of the bridge crossing Copano Bay.

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