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Howard Murph Memorial Park

Updated: Jan 4, 2023

Located directly behind the Aransas County Airport, Howard Murph Memorial Park is a gorgeous waterfront park with breathtaking views of Copano Bay. Visitors can launch their kayaks from the shoreline or enjoy picnics and birdwatching in one of many shaded areas scattered around this natural oasis.

Howard Murph Memorial Park

Sign at the park


Originally known as Airport Park it was later renamed after Howard Murph a long-time local resident of Aransas County. It’s a great place for birdwatchers to catch a glimpse of some of Aransas Counties’ bird species. Here you will encounter Greater Roadrunner, American Oystercatcher, Spotted Sandpipers, Caspian, Royal, and Forster’s Terns, assorted Sparrows in winter, Osprey, Little Blue Heron, Green Heron, Reddish Egret

Howard Murph Memorial Park

Howard Murph Memorial Park

About the Park

Left in its natural state the shoreline of the park is covered with oyster shell fragments and the shallow water has sandy and seagrass beds great for fishing and wading into the shallow water. The spot also makes for a great kayak launch site. The Park also has BBQ pits and covered seating for you to enjoy.

Howard Murph Memorial Park

Aransas Pathways

The park is also part of Aransas Pathways and is one of its many great stops along its path. Here is a link to Aransas Pathways you can download a complete map of all its stops and learn more about the great places to see along the way.

Alligator Warning

We will warn you though that there have been spotting of coastal alligators in the area. Please keep an eye out if you decide to walk out.

Getting to the park is really easy we have provided some directions below.

Howard Murph Memorial Park, Loop 1781, Rockport, TX 78382 Find local businesses, view maps and get driving directions in Google Maps.

Directions to the Park

The Aransas County Navigation District has been operating and maintaining the park. Here is a link to their website if you would like to contact them or inquire more about the park.

Aransas County Navigation District Welcome to the Aransas County Navigation District. We exist to conserve and develop natural resources, including the navigation of its inland and coastal waterways, the surface and submerged land deeded to it by letters of patent and acts of the Texas Legislature and all other land and water resources acquired for the benefit of the citizens of Aransas County.

We hope you visit the park and are enjoying the sites and places around Rockport Fulton. Please go to our home page often Rockport to see the latest happenings and learn about all the great things to see and do in the area.

Who we are

The website is a comprehensive guide to the towns of Rockport and Fulton, Texas. The website provides a wealth of information about the local area, including events, activities, and attractions.

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Visitors to the website can find information about local festivals, markets, and events, as well as details about local businesses, restaurants, and accommodations. The website also features a calendar of events, so visitors can easily plan their trip and make the most of their time in Rockport and Fulton.

In addition to providing information about the local area. is also a great resource for those who are interested in the history and culture of Rockport and Fulton. The website includes articles and photos that highlight the rich history of the towns and their unique character.

Overall, the website is an excellent resource for anyone planning a trip to Rockport and Fulton, or for those who simply want to learn more about these charming coastal towns.

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The Town of Fulton Texas

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