Lighthouse Lakes PaddlingTrail
TX 361
Aransas Pass,TX,78336
United States
-97° -97' 2.0916000000001" N 27° 27' 50.7912" W

Lighthouse Lakes Paddling Trail is a popular kayak spot with launch areas located on Highway TX-361 between Aransas Pass and Port Aransas.The Lighthouse Lakes are a series of tidal sloughs the hold redfish year round.  

The Lighthouse Lakes Paddling Trail was the very first Texas Paddling Trail and is actually a series of four loops ranging in length from 1.25 miles to 6.8 miles. The trails meander through an extensive black mangrove estuary, into sloughs and back lakes near the historic 1857 Lydia Ann Lighthouse on North Harbor Island. Paddlers can glide through mangroves and seagrass flats that provide outstanding bird watching and fishing for red drum, spotted seatrout and flounder in the maze of tidal channels and flats.

All coastal paddling trials are marked with signs for paddlers to follow. The signs are mounted on white vinyl poles with gold tape on them. The signs are white and have orange numbers that correspond to Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) latitude/longitude coordinates. Paddlers can either use a GPS unit to follow the trail or follow the signs by line-of-sight. Some paddling trails have multiple routes that are depicted by different colors on trail maps.

Boat Ramp
Picnic Tables
Wildlife Viewing Area
Things To Do: 
Canoeing/ Kayaking
Hiking/ walking
Wildlife Watching