2555 Savannah Avenue
PO Box 712
Port Arthur, TX 77641-0712
(409) 989-7199

Office Hours:
Monday through Thursday
8 am to 4 pm  
Closed on Fridays


O.P.E.R.A. Boat Launch Club

The OPERA Boat Launch Club is located at 1298 E. Port Neches Avenue (old Atlantic Hwy) and outlets to the Neches River directly across from the Bessie Heights fishing area.


Loaning or giving your FOB to someone other than your household membership is strictly prohibited and will be grounds for termination of membership. If your payment is automatically deducted from your paycheck, your fob will remain active as long as the dues payments are being made.

THE ANNUAL DUES FOR THE OPERA BOAT LAUNCH CLUB IS $15.00 ANNUALLY (JANUARY - DECEMBER) AND ARE DUE ON JANUARY 1ST OF EACH YEAR. (Dues are not prorated so you can join at any time during the year, but the amount is the same).

First time members or members that are rejoining the organization must pay a one time $5.00 deposit for the entry system fob. IF YOUR OPERA AND BOAT LAUNCH DUES ARE NOT PAID BY FEBRUARY 1 OF EACH YEAR, YOUR FOB IS DEACTIVATED. ONCE YOUR FOB IS DEACTIVATED IT WILL TAKE 3 - 4 WEEKS AFTER PAYMENT IS RECEIVED TO REACTIVATE THE ENTRY SYSTEM.

Once you become a member, you are given a numbered "fob." This fob is your identification. It will remain operational as long as the dues are paid by the due date. If your fob becomes deactivated due to non-payment of dues, we can reactivate the same fob once payment is received so there is no need to return the fob unless you are no longer using the boat launch (please remember that it will take 3 - 4 weeks to reactivate the fob if payment is received after February 1st).

If your dues are paid and your fob is NOT working, call the OPERA Office for a checkup. If the fob continues not to work, we will give you another fob as soon as the non-working fob is returned. If you have lost your fob for any reason, there is a $30 replacement charge.

If you wish to terminate your membership to the Boat Launch club, please return your fob to the OPERA Office and your deposit refund will be processed and returned to you as soon as possible.

The boat launch is located in a remote area and is fenced in, but there are times that regardless of what steps you take, criminals will prevail. We ask that you please report any unlawful acts or incidents to the Port Neches Police Department or Texas Parks and Wildlife, and then the OPERA Office. The Port Neches Police Department and the TP&W officers are frequent users of the boat launch area. Please abide by all rules and laws. We want everyone to enjoy the privilege of having a private boat launch area.