Campground
Napunani The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2021

Colorado River Waterfront Camping

Pros:

• 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.

Cons:

• 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.

  • Nature Center & Check-in Desk
  • Campsite along Colorado River (back-in)
  • Fishing pier
  • February 2020 Fee Signage
  • Campground Restroom/Shower/Laundry Building
  • Signage
  • BYO Fire Pit and Wood
  • Pull thru sites
  • Campsite along Colorado River

Report Content