There are two boat ramps located in
Port Lavaca to access Lavaca Bay. A third is located outside of town at
the Refuge Harbor (south of town on Hwy 1090).
Above: This is the Port Lavaca boat ramp
located at the Pier Park along Hwy 35. There is a small fee to enter the
park that includes boat launching. Leaving the ramp by boat, the Lavaca
Bay Causeway will be to the left side and the "new" fishing pier
to the right. Caution: Beyond the new pier there are remnants of the old
pier still standing and also submerged below the water line. The old pier
extended from the Port Lavaca side to within perhaps 300 yds of the channel
(High hump of the causeway). Extending beyond the old pier and to the right
is Chicken Reef. Fishermen once could walk to the end of the mile long pier
to access the reef. Now it's by boat only. This is a little known hot spot
for big trout (Feb-May) and good fishing when the water is green.
This Port Lavaca ramp is located at the end
of Main Street near the fishing pier. This area is scheduled to undergo
a major upgrade which will include ramp improvements and better public facilities.
The historic Navidad
Hotel (Currently undergoing restoration and looking very good 7/07)
is seen in the background.