Aransas County, Texas.
Copano Creek midpoint in Refugio, Texas.
Copano Creek ends in Rockport, Texas.
30.51 miles long (49.10 kilometers)
About The Copano Creek
Copano Creek is a freshwater river located in Aransas County, Texas. The stream is a 9.9-mile drive from the town of Fulton, near Holiday Beach. It was named after the Copane Indians, one of five groups under the Karankawas, an indigenous people occupying the mid-Texas coast.
Alongside Aransas River and Mission River, Copano Creek is one of the freshwater suppliers of Copano Bay, a diverse estuary that serves as a northwestern extension of Aransas Bay. In addition to being an excellent area for fly fishing, Copano Bay boasts a colorful history. Cabeza De Vaca, a Spanish explorer, is said to have been the first European who saw the bay in the early 16th century. Diego Ortiz Parrilla, a Spanish military officer, explored it in 1766, becoming the first European to have done so.