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Sunset Lake Park

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AmenitiesSunset Lake
  • 333.15 acres
  • Birding
  • Trails
  • Water recreation
Sunset Lake Park is a protected public park among the many outdoor recreational resources that the South Texas Coastal Bend offers citizens and visitors. It is located on the shores of Nueces Bay and Corpus Christi Bay between Portland and Corpus Christi. The park is an ecologically rich wetland and saltwater lake habitat designed and operated to provide a broad range of outdoor recreational opportunities. 

Outdoor Opportunities
Sunset Lake Park features a two-mile hike and bike trail constructed on an old roadway that transects one of the most diverse coastal marsh and wetland habitats anywhere along the Texas Coast. Nature interpretation boardwalks provide naturalists a view of hundreds of species of birdlife and bird activity, including roosting, nesting, and feeding in a diverse coastal marsh.

Outdoor enthusiasts can fish, swim, canoe, kayak, sail, hike, bike, or enjoy birdwatching. As envisioned by the City of Portland, Sunset Lake combines habitat protection and public use in a cooperatively planned outdoor experience that maintains our pristine coastal resources. 

Sunset Lake Park is located adjacent to Highway 181 between Portland and Corpus Christi. The park is located within the City of Portland, only a 1/2 mile from the city's urban area. The site is located along the Texas Coastal Birding Trail.