Your Coastal Retreat at Port Lavaca and Matagorda Bay, TX

Enjoy a camping getaway on the Texas Central Coast when you stay at Port Lavaca/Matagorda Bay KOA Holiday. We are a full-service campground two to three hours away from Austin, Houston, Galveston, San Antonio and Corpus Christi, Texas, that provides a safe, quiet and scenic getaway whenever you want to spend time away from the city. We have everything you and your family need to have fun together, whether you stay at the campground at your RV site or cabin or explore the local area.  Our bay view RV park is the perfect getaway spot for your family.

Things to Do Near Port Lavaca

Port Lavaca/Matagorda KOA Holiday's proximity to local attractions makes it one of the best campgrounds near Matagorda Bay for you and your family. You can find so many activities to do, whether you have kids with you or there are only adults. Spend time outdoors walking around the Port Lavaca Bird Sanctuary or the Texas Zoo. If you want a more relaxing activity, visit the Lavaca Bluffs Winery for wine tasting and a stroll around the beautiful grounds.

Finding the Right Way to Stay at Port Lavaca/Matagorda Bay KOA Holiday

When you want a relaxing trip, staying at our campground near Port Lavaca is the perfect solution. We have campsites right on the bay, offering beautiful waterfront views on the gulf coast. Whether you prefer traditional tent camping, RV camping, or glamping, we provide various ways to stay to help you have the camping experience you desire. You can camp in your RV at one of our RV Sites, stay in one of our Deluxe Cabins or set up camp at one of our Tent Sites.  Check out our campground's reviews by site type for more insight into the right way for you to stay with us!

Each way to stay will provide a memorable camping experience. We also have a clubhouse on-site for guests to mingle and relax with each other while taking a break from the sun.

What to Do While Camping - Our Weekly Themed Events

At our campground along the East Texas Coast, we strive to help campers make the most of their trip. When you stay at the Port Lavaca/Matagorda Bay KOA Holiday, you can join other campers in fun activities, like fishing on the bay, playing games or relaxing in the pool or hot tub. You can also enjoy the bay's waters with our kayak, paddle board and aqua cycle rentals.

In addition, starting in 2023, we'll be hosting themed weekend events and monthly live music performances!  We strive to provide every guest with a fun-filled weekend; events are just one of the ways we work to provide an excellent camping experience!

Unique and Abundant Campground Amenities Unlike Anywhere Else

Providing a relaxing and fun campground is our goal. We offer many amenities for campers to enjoy during their stay with us. Some of them include:

  • Internet Access / Wi-Fi
  • Clubhouse
  • KampK9® dog park
  • Fishing pier
  • Private bay access
  • Splash pad
  • Pool and hot tub
  • Boat slips
  • Boat ramp (small, shallow bayboats or pontoons up to 20ft)
  • 2 Pickleball courts
  • Shuffleboard court
  • Arcade
  • Tetherball
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Playground
  • Water sport rentals (aqua cycle, kayaks, paddle boards)
  • Heated and Cooled Saltwater pool
  • Bay Access, Carancahua Bay is a shallow bay, 3-6 feet deep - great for fishing and crabbing
  • Adult-only hot tub
  • Laundry Facilities ($)

Forget something at home? No worries! Stop by the camp store for your basic camping needs. Look for more fun and campground upgrades in the near future!

For more general information about our campground, view our general information page.

Book Your Stay at Port Lavaca/Matagorda Bay KOA Holiday Today

We would love to be a part of your relaxing getaway to the Port Lavaca and Matagorda Bay area. Come stay at our Texas lakeside RV resort and campground to make the most of your vacation.  Start planning your trip by reserving your campsite at Port Lavaca/Matagorda Bay KOA Holiday today!

Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 90' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Pool (Open Year-Round)
  • Hot Tub/Sauna
  • Snack Bar ($)
  • Propane ($)
  • Fishing
  • Firewood ($)
  • Pavilion
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Ways to Stay

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KOA Holiday Campgrounds

Whether you’re exploring the local area or hanging out at the campground, KOA Holidays are an ideal place to relax and play. There’s plenty to do, with amenities and services to make your stay memorable. Plus, you’ll enjoy the outdoor experience with upgraded RV Sites with KOA Patio® and Deluxe Cabins with full baths for camping in comfort. Bring your family, bring your friends, or bring the whole group – there’s plenty of ways to stay and explore.

KOA Holidays Feature:

  • RV Sites with a KOA Patio®
  • Deluxe Cabins with full baths
  • Premium Tent Sites
  • Group meeting facilities

Latest Hot Deal

KOA Rewards Appreciation Weekend

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WHEN: September 8-9, 2023

WHAT: KOA Rewards holders stay as a paying guest on Friday, September 8 at any participating KOA campground and get Saturday, September 9 for FREE*.

WHY: KOA Rewards Appreciation Weekend is designed exclusively for KOA Rewards holders to say thanks for your loyalty and for trusting your camping memories to us. On this late-summer weekend, we gather to celebrate friends, family and fun in the great outdoors we all adore.

*Only at participating KOA locations. Applies to one site per a KOA Rewards account, for two consecutive nights at the same KOA. Sites may be limited. KOA Rewards discount does apply but not valid with other discounts.

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Local Area

Nautical Landings Marina

Nautical Landings Marina provides services that boaters expect to find only in larger, more costly marinas. 

Services include fuel and marine supplies, boat maintenance and repairs, and sewage pumping.  They also have boat rentals, operations and safety classes.

Directions: From the Gulf of Mexico, enter Matagorda Bay through the Jetties then proceed inbound (appx. 300 degrees M.) in the Matagorda Ship Channel until you reach the preferred channel marker, green over red dayboard “PL” where the channel splits (appx. 15 miles). Bear left into Port Lavaca Channel (appx. 290 degrees M) and pick up Green “1” – – at night flashing 2.5 sec. green. Proceed to Green #15 then bear left 60 degrees to appx. 230 degrees M. Keep the red triangular markers to your right and follow them into the marina. From the Intracoastal Waterway, bear nothwestward (appx. 300 degrees M) at the intersection of the ICW and the Matagorda Ship Channel. Then follow the direction above to Nautical Landings Marina.

U.S. Highway 87

Port Lavaca, TX 77979

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Bird Sanctuary

Only 20 minutes from our campground, is the Port Lavaca Bird Sanctuary, where you can catch a glimpse of beautiful birds.  Watching the bay from the birding tower, you'll be able to see brown pelicans and a variety of gulls and terns.  If you drive east from there across the Lavaca Bay bridge, you can visit the old causeway.  There, you may be able to see Common Loom, Horned Grebe, Common Goldeneye, American Oystercatcher, and Osprey.

We recommend bird watching enthusiasts check this spot out during the winter, when the migration is happening!

700 Lighthouse Beach Rd.

Port Lavaca, TX 77979

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Texas Zoo

Take a trip to see all your favorite animals, up close and in person (and in the shade).  The Texas Zoo has been open since 1976, with the beginnings of it in the works since 1962.  In the first nine days of it being opened, it had visitors from 107 cities and 19 states!  Now, they see visitors from all over the world, coming to see their over 85 species of animals.

Located only 45 minutes from our campground, the zoo is open every day (excluding Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day) from 10am - 4pm.  Adult tickets are only $10.50 a piece with senior and military discounts available.

110 Memorial Dr.

Victoria, TX 77901

361-573-7681

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Lavaca Bluffs Winery

Lavaca Bluffs Vineyard and Winery is a local favorite that shows their deep Texas roots in every delicious bottle.  Their authentic, unique wines are produced on-site with a wide variety of estate-grown and local grapes.  

Try a low-cost tasting to find your new favorite or pick up a bottle to enjoy with your whole crew.  Located only 20 minutes from our campground, with beautiful grounds and delicious wine, it's a local favorite that is soon to become your new favorite.

172 PRIVATE RD 4261

LOLITA, TX 77971

361-874-4663

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