Fulton Fishing Pier has new look after Hurricane Harvey


Fulton Fishing Pier was destroyed and washed away by Hurricane Harvey in 2017. 

After three and a half years, the pier has now been rebuilt and is welcoming visitors to the Texas coast.

Construction on the $2 million project started in fall 2020. 

“This project marks the final step for our town in recovering from the devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey,” Fulton Mayor Kelli Cole said. “We invite all who love the Texas coast to come visit us and drop a line in the water from this spectacular new pier.”

Fulton Fishing Pier was destroyed and washed away by Hurricane Harvey in 2017.  After three and a half years, the pier has now been rebuilt and is welcoming visitors to the Texas coast. Construction on the $2 million project started in fall 2020.

The pier had to be completely replaced because of the severe damage it sustained during the powerful storm. 

The new pier was rebuilt on the same footprint but has enhancements, including a new covered weather pavilion and upgraded LED fishing lights. It is also Americans with Disabilities Act accessible.

Fulton secured funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation helped raised private funding for a 10% match, which came from YETI and the Sid W. Richardson Foundation. 

The pier is the central feature of the popular Fulton Beach Park, and its strategic location is an important economic driver for local businesses, according to a news release. 

The foundation has also secured $1.5 million to help restore Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Coastal Fisheries Division resources, including fish hatcheries, research vessels, boat barns and equipment storage areas.

Fulton Fishing Pier was destroyed and washed away by Hurricane Harvey in 2017.  After three and a half years, the pier has now been rebuilt and is welcoming visitors to the Texas coast. Construction on the $2 million project started in fall 2020.

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