Outdoor recreation in and around Rockport and other Texas Coastal Bend communities.


Get Ready for Lamar's 2024 LaMardi Gras!

Held annually at the Lamar Volunteer Fire Department station just outside of Rockport, Texas, LaMardi Gras is the Live Oak Peninsula’s very own Mardi Gras celebration – Coastal Bend style! This year’s festivities and fundraising takes place Friday Feb 9, 2024 & Saturday Feb 10, 2024 at the old Fire Department, (224 Hagy) and follows Hagy Dr toward Bois D' Arc, turns right up Bois D' Arc toward the new Fire Department


VFD Fundraising and the LaMardi Gras

One of the methods used to raise funds for the equipment and operation is the annual LaMardi Gras celebration. Now in its 15th year, LaMardi Gras helps to provide just some of the fundraising necessary for the Lamar Volunteer Fire Department…

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Golf Course fairway with water feature in Rockport, Texas

One of the countless outdoor activities people love to do during the tourist season in the Texas Coastal Bend is playing golf. Nestled between Aransas Bay and Copano Bay on the Texas Live Oak Peninsula, Rockport Country Club boasts spectacular views that prompted the Dallas Morning News to name them one of our state’s 50 best private golf clubs.

But before you throw your clubs and shoes into the car, you want to be properly provisioned for golf the Gulf Coast way. The folks at Rockport Properties recommend you consider these 12 golf bag essentials before hitting the links.

  1.     Binoculars

More than 500 species of birds and other wildlife are found in the coastal area in and around Rockport Country Club. Waterfowl and songbirds use the…

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Wildlife lovers from 39 countries and all 50 states flock to the Aransas Bay area each year to see an incredible variety of spectacular wading birds, warbling migratory songbirds and furtive hummingbirds. The interfaces among the Gulf, land masses and marshes serve as a nursery for 400 species of birds, including one that can only be seen in the wild here.

There are so many reasons to recommend birding in the area, says Mark Uhr, broker at Rockport Properties, but these are some highlights:

Whooping Cranes in Arkansas Bay, Texas

  1. The Whooping Crane – The population of this magnificent bird dipped to just 16 in 1941, before protections were put in place. Graceful flyers with long wingspans and a brash, trumpeting call, whooping cranes are North America’s tallest and one of its most…

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Fishing in Rockport Texas- Fishermen and their catch of the day

If you’re a fishing enthusiast, the Coastal Bend is the place for you. The variety of options around Rockport are nearly unlimited, with flats and bays, open water, and, beyond the uninhabited barrier islands of San Jose and Matagorda, offshore fishing in the warm Gulf waters. For anglers of all types, this place is paradise.

Of course, even in paradise, some neighborhoods are better than others. When it comes to finding the perfect fishing spot, remember to follow the most important lesson in real estate – it’s all about location, location, location.

Robert Crumpler, a veteran Coastal Bend fisherman, and proprietor of Texas Slam Guide Service, gives the inside scoop on 4 of the best places to lay your line in the waterways around Rockport.

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