Port Mansfield

Port Mansfield is located on the shores of the Laguna Madre near the southern tip of Texas. Though still unknown to most, Port Mansfield offers excellent fishing, abundant wildlife, and an affordable, secluded semi-tropical escape for winter inhabitants.

Port Mansfield is a scenic twenty minute drive east of Raymondville, TX on highway 186. Port Mansfield offers a protected harbor for watercraft and a lighted 3200’ runway for aircraft. Commercial flights are available to/from Harlingen, TX, 45 minutes away.


Port Mansfield offers excellent fishing in a number of venues. The Laguna Madre awaits just out of the Port Mansfield harbor. The Laguna Madre is home to abundant redfish, speckled trout, sand trout, flounder, and other species. Its shallow waters make it easy to fish by small boat, wading or casting a line from the shore. A public fishing pier is also available at the county park.

By boat the Gulf of Mexico is only nine miles away and once through the Port Mansfield channel you’ll be able to go after the big ones. Red snapper, tarpon, sailfish, marlin, kingfish, mackerel, ling, pompano, and other catches await. Port Mansfield has been described by sports editors as one of the “best fishing areas in the country”. Numerous professional fishing guides and charters are based in Port Mansfield. 2014-Sport Fishing Magazine named Port Mansfield as "One of the top 10 Sport Fishing Destinations in the World"

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Port Mansfield and the Lower Rio Grande Valley boast some 487 different species of birds. This diverse variety makes ours one of the premier birding spots in the United States. Many of these birds can be seen up close and very personal in and around the Port. Additional opportunities to view these beautiful birds in their natural setting are available via water. The Lower Rio Grande Valley has several major refuges and sanctuaries such as the Laguna Atascosa Wildlife Refuge, Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge, Bentsen State Park, Anzaldua Park Sal Del Rey (SALT LAKE), East Lake Tract, and Teniente Tract.


Port Mansfield, located in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas, has the most pristine Marine and Wildlife environment on the Texas coast.

Bordered by thick, virtually untouched, lightly populated brush-land, Port Mansfield and the close surrounding area offers an unmatched variety of wildlife for your viewing and enjoyment. Deer, Javelina, Nilgai, wild pigs, turkeys, and quail are some of the frequent visitors to Port Mansfield.

Duck Hunting

Some of the most exciting and unforgettable hunts are done out of the Lower Laguna Madre, which is teeming with wildlife and an abundance of waterfowl. Morning and afternoon hunts available.

Some of the waterfowl found in the Lower Laguna Madre include: Bufflehead, Northern Pintail, Gadwall, Green & Blue-Winged Teal, American Widgeon, Shoveler, Redhead, Mottled, Cinnamon Teal, and Snow Geese.

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