This 1,600-acre park at the mouth of the Colorado River and Gulf of Mexico, offers educational programs, kayaking trips, a natural science center, playground, picnic tables, a pier and jetties. RV sites are available. Overnight campers must register at the park. Open dawn–dusk for day use. 6430 F...
Stretches 55 miles along the Gulf of Mexico. Fish on the jetty walkway or pier, soak up the sun, walk along the beach, search for seashells and relax by the water's edge. Permits—required for driving on the beach—can be purchased at the beach entrance or local stores. Matagorda County CVB: 979/24...
Spanning 35 acres on the Colorado River, bird and butterfly watchers will love this spot. The park includes an observation platform, trails, fishing piers, a wetlands area, pavilion and six gardens. Kayaking trips and educational programs are available. Open sunup–sundown daily. Admission charge....
201 Seventh St. 979/245-8333. www.visitmatagordacounty.com.
Exhibits include early clothing, books, Texas maps, furniture, paintings, a century-old carpentry tool collection, late 17th-century music and archives. The Children's Museum features exhibits and activities for kids. Open 1–5 p.m. Wed.–Sun. Admission charge. 2100 Avenue F. 979/245-7502. mcma@mat...
Coastal community 30 miles south of Bay City. The Intercoastal Waterway winds its way through Sargent providing access to the Gulf of Mexico and East Matagorda Bay. This beach offers a quiet, uncrowded alternative. Matagorda County CVB: 979/245-8333.
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