Water Activities For Camping Near Austin, TX

Water Activities For Camping Near Austin, TX

Water Camping Activities

Find some relaxation on the water less than three hours from Austin, Texas. On the Texas Central Coast, you can get away from busy city life with your family. The Port Lavaca area offers access to beaches and water.  So if you are wondering what to do while staying in Texas, here are some family-friendly water activities to keep in mind for when you start trip planning your next weekend getaway.

Kayak Around the Bay

Kayaking is an excellent activity for families. Kids 10 and older will enjoy paddling around in their own kayak. For younger kids, you can bring them along with you to see the Matagorda Bay sights. The bay water offers a calm place for beginner kayakers. 

See the Sights With Stand-Up Paddle Boarding

Stand-up paddle boarding allows you to see the coast in Port Lavaca. The higher angle you gain from standing up will let you see farther on the horizon. This activity works well for kids because, with a bit of practice, beginners can stand up and paddle around, even younger children.  Stand-up paddleboards are a hit with all ages.

Swim Along the Shore

Swimming is a classic family-friendly camping activity. Bring your life jackets, goggles and swimsuits, and you are geared up for a day of fun in the sun. Your children will always enjoy getting out in the water, and you can relax in the sun or wade in with them in the swim area.

Try Out Windsurfing

Windsurfing is one of the best watersports to do while camping in Port Lavaca. Children as young as 4 years old can try this activity. Unlike regular surfing, you will not have to rely on waves — just moderate to strong winds. 

Catch Some Fish

Bring your fishing poles or rent some for a family-friendly fishing trip while staying in Matagorda Bay. You can also bring your boat and launch it into the bay waters for a different fishing experience. Fishing is a relaxing activity to spend the day doing. You can also teach children the activity, making it fun for the whole family.

Enjoy Some Fun on the Water near Austin, TX

There are many water things to do while camping near Austin, Texas. If you live in Texas and are looking for an out-of-the-way place to stay with your family and have some fun on the water, consider the Port Lavaca/Matagorda Bay KOA Holiday. Here, you will find waterfront property with a boat ramp for any boats 20 feet or less.  We're also less than 10 minutes away from a perfect place to get out your jet ski. Our KOA also offers many unique amenities like kayak, paddle board and fishing pole rentals so you can get the most out of your time in the Matagorda Bay area.

Book your stay today to camp at Port Lavaca/Matagorda Bay KOA Holiday!

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