This campground is very well maintained by LCRA. The sites are all level, concrete with large concrete patios, full hookups, and some spacing with grass between sites. Some sites back up to the river and I can say there's not a bad site in this park. There are two very nice lighted fishing piers available to all in the park and day visitors as well. The beach is a pretty good walk from the park so I suggest driving to the public beach access road and going on down a ways to get a nice private piece of gulf front property to enjoy but be prepared to pay a $10 yearly permit fee to drive on the beach. I would have rated this park higher but the day fee per person is a little high to me, we paid $5.00 per person per day in addition to our daily site fee; we had five people so this was $25.00 per day in day use fees. Maybe LCRA could justify this if they offered more than a few lighted fishing piers, especially considering the beach is sometimes not an option due to massive amounts of seaweed being present. Maybe the park should consider adding a swimming pool and hot tub or some other amenities to warrant such high day use fees. Everyone that we encountered that worked at the park was very kind and helpful. We would return here. We camped at Matagorda Bay Nature Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $32.00
One of the nicest places I have stayed. It is clean and well-taken care of. Sites are paved with newly-paved picnic table areas. I nearly always stay in state and national parks, and this also is government-owned. Beautiful beach on Gulf of Mexico and fishing pier is about 1000 feet away. I could not get their Wi-Fi signal but Verizon was decent and I used my hotspot. One nice thing is that they offer winter weekly and monthly rates. Yes, they do charge a daily rate plus the camping fee, but it is only $2 for Texas residents who are over 65. (I am not a Texas resident but they charged me only $2 anyway.) I will definitely come back for a longer stay sometime. Sites do vary in cost depending on location, so check before you reserve. We camped at Matagorda Bay Nature Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $35.00
I am posting this as a fee warning for all potential campers. We were to stay here for a week at $245/week. However, what is not clear to you upon making reservation, is that the park charges you a daily user fee in addition to your daily or weekly rate. The daily user rate is $5/day per person. For 4 persons that is an additional $20/day for 7 days if we had gone thru with our reservation. An additional $140 per week to equal $390/week. That is a bit steep for a week for us. They told us that they just starting charging the additional daily entrance fee. Well, I think it is a bad idea. We chose not to stay. Wish we would have known earlier. We camped at Matagorda Bay Nature Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Very clean park. River access and a short stretch of beach front. Wi-Fi access is only available in the half of the park closest to beach, the other half only has access of you walk over to the headquarters (small inconvenience). The only negative thing I can say about this park is the lack of shade trees, otherwise the park is immaculate and very well maintained including showers, and restrooms. There is also a small play area for the kids. We camped at Matagorda Bay Nature Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $35.00
Previous posts are accurate. Over spring break the place was packed, but as soon as Monday came around the CG emptied out and was peaceful. Off of the beaten trail. Verizon kept dropping from a good 3G to a poor 1xRTT even with my external antenna and booster. Was useable but annoying at times. Park was very clean, but the beach nearby was filthy. People just camped on the beach and then left their garbage. I don't get it. We'd come back if in the area. We camped at Matagorda Bay Nature Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $41.00
This park was really nice. We hit it at a very quiet time with lots of open sites. Level concrete site for the trailer. A small area of gravel with a table and then grass all around that. Trails along the river leading to a small pier. Great for the kids and dog. Walking distance to the gulf with a much bigger pier with about 10 people hauling in fish left and right. There was some trash on the beach but not much and mostly just in about 3 or 4 places where there had been a campfire. Due to our arrival time I did not get properly checked in so I did not get a code to try the WiFi but I did have a strong signal. We camped at Matagorda Bay Nature Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: November, 2012 - $35.00
A great park to stay at! Bordered by the Colorado River on one side and just a short walk to the Gulf of Mexico on the other. Long back-in concrete sites with good power. Water and sewer hook-up conveniently located. Some pull-through sites are also available. The Nature Center offers classes, lectures, and kayaking in the wetlands. Wi-Fi was recently added and was available at the sites close to the Nature Center. The previous reviews are accurate. We would stay here again. We camped at Matagorda Bay Nature Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: January, 2012 - $20.00
Wonderful place to get away from it all. You have Colorado River on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other. Very friendly and helpful personnel. Wide roomy sites. Fishing piers on the river and the Gulf. Good shelling along the beach. Wi-Fi was being installed when we left. Would recommend this campground. We camped at Matagorda Bay Nature Park in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: December, 2011 - $28.00
This is an outstanding RV park with huge sites, well distant from the neighbor, full concrete pads, with a large concrete picnic table at each site. Everything, from each site to the facilities, is kept immaculately clean and groomed. While on a river, it is a two minute walk to the Gulf of Mexico beaches. This is a great place to enjoy beaches, to kayak, and to do what is mainly done in Matagorda: fish. There are fish cleaning stations and piers in the RV park, and a huge pier for fishing in the Gulf. Shore birds are abundant in the area. The only negative is mosquitoes which are also abundant. When the wind blows, the mosquitoes stay away, but if only a breeze blows, they are back. Repellent is a must here as is bringing in all your own cooking and drinking water. This is a top notch RV park in a superior serene location. We camped at Matagorda Bay Nature Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: December, 2011 - $15.00
Very clean, extremely well maintained park. Staff is great. Sites are level concrete. Nearby shopping and services are very limited. Supermarket and major chain stores are 30 miles away. Verizon signal was good. No Wi-Fi but they started installation the day I left. After a recent upgrade to the local system, water was rather unappealing though I was assured it was safe to drink. One of the maintenance men told me that, due to the recent drought, they weren't allowed to flush the system as much as they wanted after the upgrade. The water should improved with time. Price is based on the monthly rate. I plan on returning for an extended stay next winter. We camped at Matagorda Bay Nature Park in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: December, 2011 - $30.00
Great park but remote. Great place to fish, shell, and walk the beach. Bathrooms are spotless. Bring water since it has a funny taste. Light breeze keeps the mosquitoes away - so without a breeze you need your spray. Enjoyed our whole campground experience - very quiet and relaxing. Internet should be working soon. Rate is for preferred site. $25 for general camping and $35 for waterfront (river). We camped at Matagorda Bay Nature Park in a Fifth Wheel.
If you like to fish this is a good place. There are serveral small fishing piers as well as a very large one at the gulf beach part of the park. The RV park is park of an LCRA park that includes substantial river and gulf frontage. There is a very limited Nature Center. Sites are paved and the picnic tables are concrete in granite gravel patios. This is a very barren area. Two of the last three times we have been there, there has been a congregation of horse back riding groups that take over a large portion of the park with their attendent loud music. During our stay, fishing and crabbing were poor. We camped at Matagorda Bay Nature Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: December, 2010 - $30.00
All concrete sites. Can handle even the largest rigs with slides. Very limited over the air television service and pay Wi-Fi. Price of sites determined by needs / wants: 50 amp service more, waterfront (river) sites more. Laundry available but not used. Restrooms and showers clean. Nearby Nature Center (walking distance) offers lectures and small "hand-on" displays. Short walk to the beach and fishing pier. We camped at Matagorda Bay Nature Park in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: November, 2010 - $30.00
Nice park right on the river. Nice play area for the kids. Within walking distance of the Gulf beach. Caught fish right behind our trailer in the river. Two lighted piers as well. Stayed in #61 which is a back in site right on the water. They have huge pull through sites as well. We camped at Matagorda Bay Nature Park in a Travel Trailer.