Port Mansfield Nature Trail

Owner: Willacy County Navigation District 956/944-2325
Nearest Town: Port Mansfield Size: 200 acres

Wetlands: Coastal sand sheet- nontidal brackish marsh

Recreation: wildlife viewing, hiking

Description: The nature trail is 1.5 miles and crosses several habitat types including about 15 acres of ephemeral freshwater marsh supporting brackish marsh plants (due to soil salinity). No facilities, hours, or fee. Fred Stone County Park, about 1 mile away, has restrooms. On the way to Port Mansfield, TX 186 crosses the Coastal Sand Sheet and numerous potholes and swales with fresh and inland brackish marshes (all private property).

Directions: From US 77 in Raymondville, go east about 24 mi. on TX 186 to Port Mansfield. Nature trail is across from TPWD public boat ramp.

source: http://tcwp.tamu.edu/wetland-restoration/lower-coast-wetland-sites/



Photo's courtesy of Terry Neal

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