San Patricio County Texas
San Patricio County, with its twelve incorporated towns, stretches from the fresh water Lake Corpus Christi at Mathis to the salt water bays of Portland, Ingleside and Aransas Pass. Three museums tell the history of the area; one in San Patricio City, the Taft Blackland Museum, and the newly opened Sinton Museum.
This original Texas County will delight history buffs, geo-cachers, bird watchers, kayakers, RVers, wind surfers, golfers, fisherman, skateboarders, water skiers, hunters, shoppers and disc golfers. Numerous aquatic centers welcome families and several are handicap accessible. Many new motels await the visitor including Best Western, Hampton Inn, Comfort Inn, Hawthorne Suites, Days Inn, Motel 6 and others.
The County offers ready access to the Texas State Aquarium, the Lexington, and the beaches of Mustang and Padre Island. Festivals abound from the Rattlesnake Races at San Patricio, Odem Jubilee, Taft Tamale Eating Contest, Windfest in Portland, Round Up Days and Renaissance Festival in Ingleside, Shrimporee in Aransas Pass to name a few. Treat yourself to the best sunset in Texas at Sunset Lake in Portland where you can also do quality bird watching and fish Indian Point Pier.
The new San Patricio County Parks Department kayak trails have opened up three Nueces River sites to campers and outdoor enthusiasts. Call William “Ski” Zargorski at 361-364-9650 to reserve your padding trip or rent hookups, kayaks, camping equipment, tents, and reserve your barbeque space and tables.
Call the San Patricio Economic Development Corporation at 361-643-4744 or visit www.sanpatricioedc.com. Visit the calendar for our many festivals.