Galveston County, Texas.
Basford Bayou midpoint in Hitchcock, Texas.
Basford Bayou ends in Hitchcock, Texas.
4.78 miles long (7.70 kilometers)
About The Basford Bayou
Basford Bayou is a stream located in Galveston County, Texas. The coastal bayou runs seven miles southeast and feeds the area of Jones Bay near North Deer Island. It is part of a larger coastal basin called Moses-Karankawa. Its upper reaches have been channelized to reduce flooding, but a large portion of it is still in its natural form.
Basford Bayou can be quite hard to reach, mostly because it is surrounded by private lands and housing developments that close out easy access, but anglers would find it a useful way to enter Pierce Marsh. Kayaks may be launched near the Harborwalk Bridge along Highway 6 or at the boat ramp near Louis Bait Camp. There is also a TPWD ramp access in Tiki island.
Because of the year-round warm temperature, Basford Bayou and all of the areas surrounding it is a perfect place for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy sailing, jet skiing, birding, camping, biking, hiking, kayaking, and, of course, fishing.
Basford Bayou Fishing Description
This stream is known as a great location for flounder and oysters because o