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Description
Rockport is a picturesque resort noted as an artists' colony and as one of the major birding areas in the country. Twice a year thousands of migratory waterfowl and other birds arrive to nest and breed on the nearby islands. A local wildlife refuge in Little Bay, Connie Hagar Wildlife Sanctuary was named for a legendary Rockport birder, whose efforts helped establish Rockport's birding reputation.
Birds are often the subject of Rockport's other major interest: art. By remodeling rundown buildings on Austin Street for use as galleries and studios, the Rockport Art Association sparked a restoration of neighboring buildings that now house shops and restaurants.
Twelve miles northeast at 202 S. Palmetto St. is Goose Island State Park; phone (361) 729-2858.
Visitor Info
Rockport-Fulton Area Chamber of Commerce 319 Broadway St. ROCKPORT, TX 78382. Phone:(361)729-6445 or (800)242-0071
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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
925 Lady Claire St. Rockport, TX 78382
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The Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay
200 S Fulton Beach Rd. Rockport, TX 78382
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Blue Wave Inn
1212 Laurel St. Rockport, TX 78382
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