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TEXAS CITY DIKE

Twenty miles from East Park Village to Texas City Dike


Texas City Dike is the World's longest man-made (5 miles) fishing pier, part of Texas City's flood control system and haven for local fisherman, boaters, and water enthusiasts. A drive along the Texas City dike is one of the distinctive birding experiences of the Texas coast. Beginners will enjoy the number and proximity of water birds, from Brown Pelicans to Willets to loafing gangs of Laughing Gulls and Forster’s Terns.

Using a vehicle as a blind, photographers can get great close-ups of waders and Black Skimmers. Expert birders brave the chilly winter wind off Galveston Bay to search for unusual loons and gulls. The dike stretches east from Bay street at the intersection with Eight Avenue, on the eastern (bay) edge of Texas City. The dike at first resembles a small village, with shrimp boats and tumbledown bait shops lining the road. Farther out, anglers cast for saltwater fish while huge seagoing ships pass on the way to and from the port of Houston.


DIRECTIONS TO TEXAS CITY DIKE FROM EAST PARK VILLAGE

  1. From: 16320 Avenue D Channelview, TX 77530
  2. travel west on FM 517 to State Highway 146
  3. go south to TX-197 Loop in Texas City
  4. Turn east on TX-197 Loop and follow 25th Avenue which becomes Bay Street N
  5. Stay left on Bay Street and follow the signs




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East Park Village

16320 Avenue D Channelview, TX 77530
Phone: 832.606.8606