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MISSION LAKE. Mission Lake, formerly called Mission Bay, is a small bay on the Gulf of Mexico in northwestern Calhoun County (at 28º28' N, 96º49' W). It is bound on the southeast by Guadalupe Bay. Hog Bayou and Schwings Bayou drain into Mission Lake. The Calhoun County community of Long Mott, positioned slightly more than a mile east of the bay, is the nearest settlement. The shoreline consists of marshlands. The poorly drained, firm clay soil provides habitat for waterfowl and fur-bearing animals.

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