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Lighthouse Lakes Trail
Ranked #13 of 19 things to do in Port Aransas
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Owner description: This sea kayak trail is marked with GPS coordinates and trail signs and goes through a beautiful estuary region.
Reviewed 11 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 trail where you will see tailing redfish, lots of birds and often other types of wildlife. The trail is the best way to get close to the Lydia Ann Lighthouse, as well.

Be careful...watch the tides. If you are way back in there when the tide starts going out, it can be tough heading back. Also, there is a pretty strong current crossing the channel to enter the trail. It's best to paddle upstream from where you want to end up to compensate for some drift from the current.

5  Thank Traveln_Texan
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Reviewed 5 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 rent kayaks or bring your own and launch them at the park. Just be careful of low tide, don't go then because the oyster beds are tough to paddle through.

4  Thank Susan M
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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
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Reviewed 1 July 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
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Reviewed 29 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 see, but lots of jumping mullet. I've done more pleasurable kayaking other places. Wouldn't do this one again because the locals tell me that it's windy all the time.

1  Thank jimminycric
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