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Port Mansfield, Texas

Until 1948, the little-used highway from Raymondville to a point on Laguna Madre that was called Redfish Bay was traveled by occasional fishermen going to deserted beaches. No community marked the road's end at the water's edge. People of Willacy County, employing their own financing, set about creating a port. They built wharves, docks and a turning basin. They laid out a townsite, and called it Port Mansfield. A ship channel was completed in 1962, slicing across the shallow Laguna Madre, through Padre Island into the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Port Mansfield's surrounding salt flats and small spoil islands support an amazing variety of resident and migratory birds. The nearby Laguna Madre area is well-known among bird watchers. The town is also home to U.S. Weather Bureau and U.S. Coast Guard Stations.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Things to do near Port Mansfield, TX

Lake Corpus Christi Fishing

Largemouth bass are abundant with frequent reports of fish reaching 5 pounds and over being boated. Blue catfish are the most...

Bayou Din Golf Club -Links9/Bayou Front

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Lakeside Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Fox Creek Golf Club

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Alvin Historical Museum

The Alvin Historical Museum showcases the history and culture of Alvin and surrounding smaller communities. It features a tim...