Port Lavaca / Matagorda Bay KOA Attractions

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Local Area Attractions Near Port Lavaca / Matagorda Bay KOA

Here are a few places you can visit while you enjoy your stay by the bay.

Nautical Landings Marina
Nautical Landings Marina

Located at the southern terminus of U. S. Highway 87 in historic Port Lavaca, Texas, Nautical Landings Marina provides services that boaters expect to find only in larger, more costly marinas.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
Bird Sanctuary

Port Lavaca Bird Sanctuary -  begin the day viewing a beautiful sunrise followed by watching beautiful birds. A 20 minute drive from the campground.

700 Lighthouse Beach Rd.

Port Lavaca, TX 77979

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Texas Zoo
Texas Zoo

The Texas Zoo - Enjoy the day at this cute little zoo with a safari like feel. Not overly crowded allowing for a good view of the animals. AND its shady!!!  A 45 minute drive from the park.

110 Memorial Dr.

Victoria, TX 77901

361-573-7681

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Lavaca Bluffs Winery
Lavaca Bluffs Winery

Lavaca Bluffs Vineyard and Winery - Local working vineyard with beautiful grounds and wine tasting.  A 20 minute drive from the campground.

172 PRIVATE RD 4261

LOLITA, TX 77971

361-874-4663

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Patriot Fishing Guide Services
Patriot Fishing Guide Services

Fishing Excursions -  Off shore charters available. Big game and sport fishing for the Gulf Coast. A 45 minute drive from the campground.

52 Coastal Oaks Loop

Port O Connor, TX 77982

210-414-4843

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Splashpad At Lighthouse Beach
Splashpad At Lighthouse Beach

Splashpad at Lighthouse Beach


Hours: 
Opens at 9:30AM

1910 Lighthouse Beach Rd

Port Lavaca, TX 77979

USS Lexington
USS Lexington

About a 90 minute drive from the campground. Enjoy the day visiting the famous USS Lexington aircraft carrier museum. Some activities include 3D Mega theater, Pearl Harbor exhibit, and self/group tours.

2914 N Shoreline Dr.

Corpus Christi, TX 78402

800-523-9599

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Lavaca Bay
Lavaca Bay

Lavaca Bay is a northwestern extension of the Matagorda Bay system found mostly in Calhoun County, Texas, United States. The ports of Port Lavaca and Point Comfort have been established on the bay, and are the main areas of human habitation

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Calhoun County Museum
Calhoun County Museum

The Calhoun County Museum was established in 1964 by the Calhoun County Commissioner's Court. Originally housed in the1896 Jail building, it eventually moved to the Courthouse Annex Building and then to its present location. The mission of the Calhoun County Museum is the acquisition, documentation, preservation, study and exhibition of artifacts relating to the history, natural history and maritime history of Calhoun County.Passing this material culture on to future generations. Some of the outstanding exhibits include the Fresnel Lens from the 1852 Matagorda Island Lighthouse, an 8-footdiorama of the town of Indianola, a collection of items from the Belle in an exhibit entitled the La Salle Odyssey and many more items dealing with the life and times of Calhoun County.


 Opening TimesTuesday - Wednesday
10.30am - 4.30pm
Thursday - Friday
10.30am - 5.00pm
Saturday
10.00am - 3.00pm
Closed on Holidays

301 S. Ann

Port Lavaca, TX 77979

361-553-4689

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Fishing Pier Park
Fishing Pier Park

Fish or simply just enjoy a nice walk along the pier.

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Martys Landing
Martys Landing

Fishing, Food and Fun

Fishing port O'Connor charter guide service
Texas salt water redfish trout
Experienced fishing
Port O'Connor charter guide service.

31 N Byres Dr

Port O Connor, TX 77982

361-983-3474

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Halfmoon Reef Lighthouse
Halfmoon Reef Lighthouse

After Matagorda Island Lighthouse began guiding traffic into Matagorda Bay in 1852, requests were made for additional lights to mark channels and obstacles in the bay itself. Complying with the demands, the Lighthouse Board successfully petitioned Congress in 1854 for funds to construct a light on the southern tip of Halfmoon Reef, a shoal on the eastern side of Matagorda Bay. Two years passed before the plans, which called for the construction of a screwpile lighthouse, were finalized. The lighthouse would consist of a wooden, hexagonal structure, sixteen feet on a side, surmounted by a lantern room and supported by seven, twenty-five-foot iron piles. On one end, the piles had threads, two feet in diameter, which facilitated screwing the piles into the shoal to a depth of nine feet.

City of Port Lavaca 202 North Virginia

Port Lavaca, TX 77979

361-552-9793

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Texas Blue Water Fishing Guide and Charter Service
Texas Blue Water Fishing Guide and Charter Service

Texas Blue Water Fishing Charter has many big game fishing, sport fishing, and offshore fishing charters available for the Gulf Coast for all levels of anglers. 

Jetty Trips, Scuba, Snorkeling, Swimming, Slow and Go, Medium Action Combo, and Run and Gun High Action Combos are available with our charter boat fishing.

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Hurricane Junction
Hurricane Junction

Hungry? Grab a bite to eat at this favorite restaurant for the locals and the visitors. Great food, and fun!

1502 Maple St

Port O' Connor, TX 77982

361-983-2200

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Dolphin Kayak & Water Sports
Dolphin Kayak & Water Sports

Kayak Rentals and Tours on the Texas Coast. Kayak with dolphins, fish the flats for red fish and trout, and see the central continental bird flyway for some of the best birding on the continent. Port O'Connor is a laid back fishing village with a nice beach, majestic Matagorda Island, and a network of coastal flats, lagoons, islands, and bays.

2818 W Adams St

Port O' Connor, TX 77982

936-553-1521

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Matagorda Island Wildlife Management Area
Matagorda Island Wildlife Management Area

The Matagorda Island WMA consists of 56,688 acres of offshore barrier island and bayside marshes which is operated as a wildlife management area, jointly owned by the Texas General Land Office and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and is cooperatively managed as the Matagorda Island National Wildlife Refuge and State Natural Area. Texas Parks and Wildlife manages the Area for public use and the Fish and Wildlife Service has the main responsibility for managing the wildlife and habitat on the island.The island is 38 miles long and varies in width from less than a mile to about four and a half miles. The island supports a wide variety of migratory birds, some 19 state or federally listed threatened or endangered species, a large herd of white-tailed deer, alligators and other wildlife. Activities include salt-water fishing, hunting (in season), birding, picnicking and historical interpretation. A lighthouse dating from 1852 still stands at the north end of the island. Matagorda Island is known for its seclusion and untouched natural beauty.

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Matagorda Lighthouse on Matagorda Island
Matagorda Lighthouse on Matagorda Island

Matagorda Lighthouse is another attraction to Matagorda Island. A short boat ride to Matagorda Island will get you to the area where the lighthouse is located. The lighthouse dates back to 1852. The lighthouse marks the way for boats through Cavallo Pass.

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Children's Discovery Museum
Children's Discovery Museum

A science museum for children to explore and have fun!

1205 Sam Houston Dr

Victoria, TX 77901

361-485-9140

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Port Lavaca Main Street Theatre
Port Lavaca Main Street Theatre

The historic Main Street Theatre thrived in the 1930's and 40's and survived several hurricanes through the years. Many long-time residents have fond memories of going downtown for plays, movies and popcorn in a charming building with floor and balcony seating. As the commercial centers moved away from the downtown area, the theatre also was deserted and it remained empty for 30 years, falling into disrepair. In 1983, Russell Cain purchased the theatre and donated it to the Main Street Committee in 1992.Driven by the goal of bringing live theatre back to Port Lavaca, extensive renovation work was done from the floors to the roof, with the help of grants, donations, and the work of dedicated volunteers.On September 29, 1994, the Gala Grand Opening celebrated the resurrection of live theatre in Port Lavaca, with Pat Jurek directing a cast of 24 people. The new theatre has a new stage, a refurbished balcony, and 263 seats. Each year, residents and visitors can enjoy several plays showcasing local talent (and we do have some great talent!) as well as country oprys, fashion shows, and other concerts.See the link for current and previous play scenarios and production dates. We invite you to come enjoy the talented cast of characters who make an evening at the Port Lavaca Main Street Theatre a delightful experience.

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Beau's Billiard Bowling & Arcade
Beau's Billiard Bowling & Arcade

Looking for a fun night in town? We are located only 14 miles from Beau's Billiard Bowling Alley & Arcade in Port Lavaca!

100 Village Rd

Port Lavaca, TX 77979

361-552-2667

Palacios Golf Course
Palacios Golf Course

The Palacios Golf Course is located just 15 minutes from our campground on 35!

289 R. B. Trull BLVD

palacios, TX 77465

361-972-5947