• Quick and friendly check-in
.• Large parking area that is rig-friendly for check-in.
• Knowledgeable park personnel
• Nature center with interactive exhibits and gift shop
• Well maintained. Daily we saw the camp hosts working diligently, even hosing down and scrubbing bird poop from campsites.
• Saturday morning 1.5 hour guided Gulf beach walk($5/pp) by Paige and Whitley. Paige knew her“stuff” as she was pelted continuously with questions and she never missed a beat!
• Complimentary early Saturday morning coffee and pastries.
• Along the Colorado River but you can hear ocean roar where the river meets the Gulf of Mexico.
• Level concrete parking pad surrounded by grass. Back-ins and drive-thrus.
• Two sewer hook-up outlets.
• Large concrete picnic table.
• Very nice and clean toilets/shower building in an elevated building accessible by a ramp. Must have code to enter.
• Laundry facility in toilet/shower building with code entry.
• Nice Colorado River fishing piers with fish cleaning tables with freshwater spigot and a super pier over the beach/ocean.
• Primo sunsets
• Bay City, 20-minute drive, for the closest Walmart, HEB and other retailers and restaurants.
• LCRA $6 on-line reservation fee.
• Absolutely no trees or vegetation between sites which equals NO SHADE and NO PRIVACY.
• Ocean“breeze” made it impossible to deploy trailer awning.
• No fire pits, but if you bring your own with a screen cover, you may have a fire, if you bring wood as no wood is sold at this park.
• NOT A DARK SKY FRIENDLY CAMPGROUND due to way too many street lights throughout the campground, along the river bank and on the fishing piers. This would be a 5 star campground if there was more darkness!
• Complimentary LCRA WIFI was weak and unreliable.
• When the ocean"breeze" died down and the humidity was up, we were attacked by swarms of mosquitos which required us to heavily apply repellent in mid-February
• Not much in the town of Matagorda, basically a fishing village, and of those businesses, not many operating in mid-February.