Matagorda Bay Nature Park is a 1,600-acre park and preserve at the mouth of the Colorado River on the Matagorda Peninsula. The park has about two miles of Gulf of Mexico beach front and two miles of river frontage and hundreds of acres of coastal marshes and dunes. It is one of the best birding areas in the nation. LCRA acquired the property in 2001 as part of its commitment to preserve natural resources for future generations and to provide science education, recreation and nature tourism opportunities.
The RV park has an office for on-site assistance, rest rooms with showers, and washers and dryers for the park guests. The natural science center consists of two joined sections, Redfish Hall and an area used primarily for natural science education programs and teacher workshops. Public access to the Colorado River is available by shoreline and three fishing piers. LCRA maintains Jetty Park, a day-use facility providing direct access to the beach and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built and maintains the Jetty Park pier.
All park visitors must check in at the park office when arriving at the park. If arriving after 4:00 p.m., please contact the park office at 979-863-7120 prior to arriving.
Camping, fishing, canoe & kayaking, birding, beachcombing
Facility Rental Options: Standard Full Hook Up: All of the sites below have a picnic table, water, electric (30/50) and sewer hookups.
General Camping Sites (22): These sites back up to FM 2031.
Pull-Through Sites (5): Located on the interior roads of the park, these pull-through sites have an obstructed view of the river.
Preferred Sites (24): Located on the interior roads of the park, these sites have an obstructed view of the river.
Group Hall (1): Redfish Hall is suitable for weddings, family reunions, holiday parties or company and church picnics. The facility is popular for events requiring overnight accommodations when rented in conjunction with a camping site. The hall can seat up to 100 people. The hall has air-conditioning and heat, a refrigerator, icemaker, tables and chairs. Only service animals are allowed in the hall. Redfish Hall is available for rental from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. only and is located within the Natural Science Center.
Facility has fishing docks, laundry facilities, showers & restrooms, and a nature center.
Beach (adjacent to park)
Fishing Pier (adjacent to park)