Packery Channel Tides

Packery Channel is located on Padre Island. Packery Channel is a man-made pass that separates Padre Island from Mustang Island. The Channel is named for a meatpacking plant that was built on its shores in the 1870s.

Packery Channel Tides for Padre Island Visitors

Packery Channel tides are the rise and fall of sea levels caused by the combined effects of the gravitational forces exerted by the Moon and the Sun and the rotation of the Earth. The included Packery Channel tides info provided by the two inserted pages is generated from the best data available and should give you a reasonable estimate of Packery Channel tides.

Packery Channel Map – Printable

History of Packery Channel

Packery Channel TidesYears back, Padre Island and Mustang Island were separated by a natural channel called Corpus Christi Pass. However, in the early 1900s, the Corpus Christi Ship Channel was dredged and it reduced the flow of water through Corpus Christi Pass. The dredging caused the Pass to begin silting up and it was completely closed by the 1940s.

American Oystercatcher for Packery Channel tides

American Oystercatcher. Photo by Dan Pancamo

Packery Channel Fishing and Birding

Packery Channel is a great place to fish. Access the jetty from SH 361. Heading to Port Aransas (north) from Padre Island, drive over the Packery Channel Bridge and turn right at the Zahn Rd. exit. There are several fishing locations.  Zahn Rd leads to the Gulf of Mexico and directly to the jetty. Snapper, Red Fish, Flounder, Sharks … you can catch all types of fish at Packery. Special note, fishing from the banks is permitted, but no anchoring within the channel.

It’s also a great birding spot. American Oystercatcher, Long-billed Curlew and diving ducks are seen regularly from the shores.For more information about Packery Channel, please visit Packery Channel Info.