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Things to do In Rockport Texas

August 6, 2020 by 5aggies

Welcome to our town, where your vacation will become a way of life!  Rockport, Texas, is a small fishing village located on the Texas coast.  

The town of Rockport was founded by cattlemen J. M. and T. H. Mathis in 1867. Originally a part of Refugio County, it became the county seat of newly formed Aransas County in 1871. Shipping and fishing provided the primary economic base of the town in its early years. The railroad arrived in 1888, and with it came a decline in the shipping industry. However, shipyards were in operation during World War I and World War II. Rockport has been a famous recreation center over the years, and tourism continues to be important to the local economy. The significant sources of commerce in Rockport are still the fishing and shrimping industries and the tourist trade. Vacationers fish, swim, watch birds, relax, visit the wildlife refuges. They also enjoy other attractions like Goose Island, Fulton Mansion, the annual Rockport Art Festival in July, Seafair in October, and the Rockport Art Center, which provides gallery space for the many artists who live in the area. The town has several historic homes from the cattle-market days. The Sisters of Schoenstatt Convent (1959) and the Chapel of Our Lady, Star of the Sea (1958), the oldest church in the area, are in nearby Lamar.

Local Bay Fishing Guides

A Rockport native, Captain Todd Adams comes from a family of fishing experience. Todd’s father, Danny Adams has been a guide in Rockport since 1958 and has a vast knowledge of the bays. He has been a full time guide for more than 20 years and appreciates every day as if it’s the first.

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Danny Adams is a born and raised fishing and hunting guide from Rockport, Texas. If you are looking to bay fish or duck hunt…Danny can make it happen!

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