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Port Lavaca State Fishing Pier

Christopher Long General Entry

Port Lavaca State Fishing Pier is on State Highway 35 at Lavaca Bay in Calhoun County. The centerpiece of the 1.8-acre park is a 3,200-foot fishing pier, which formerly served as a causeway across the bay. The state highway department built another bridge across the bay in the early 1960s and in 1963 transferred the old bridge to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, which now operates it as a leased concession. Port Lavaca City Park is at the base of the pier and offers a boat ramp and picnicking facilities.

Ray Miller, Texas Parks (Houston: Cordovan, 1984).

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Christopher Long, “Port Lavaca State Fishing Pier,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed January 26, 2021,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.