Located to the south of Hwy 35 on the western
shore of Lavaca Bay, just east of Port Lavaca, Texas the Pier Park offers
camping and RV hookups. The pier is a popular destination for both day and
night fishermen from near and far.
After being retired as a causeway over Lavaca
Bay, the structure was converted into a first rate fishing pier and touted
as the longest fishing pier in the world. After many years of service, the
pier's creosote timbers caught fire on two separate occasions. Caused by
by either lightning or careless campers, the World's Longest Fishing Pier
now ranks with otheres as the World's Shortest Fishing Pier.
When the pier was at its full length, it stretched
all the way to Chicken Foot Reef. A small step was added to the end of the
pier that made it an easy way to access the reef without having to climb
down the end of the road. (Big trout hang out on this reef in the spring.)