Aransas: Rockport to Aransas National Wildlife Refuge Professional Review and Guide
"A 56-mile drive along the Gulf Coast, ending at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. The area around Rockport is one of the most scenic parts of the Texas coast. In most areas of Texas the coast is treeless, but around Rockport live oaks grow right on the shores of the bays. The largest live oak in Texas, the Goose Island Oak, grows in sight of St. Charles Bay. Aransas National Wildlife Refuge is famous as the winter home of the endangered whooping crane.
Birders flock here to see not only the crane but also many of the other 350 bird species found at the refuge. Special attractions: Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, Goose Island State Park, Fulton Mansion State Historical Park, Goose Island Oak, Copano Bay State Fishing Pier, whooping cranes, alligators, swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, camping. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more."