Things to Do Near Port Lavaca / Matagorda Bay KOA Holiday

Try a Day Pass for Kid-Friendly Activities in Port Lavaca

The Port Lavaca / Matagorda Bay KOA Holiday proudly offers a new day pass for people who want to take advantage of our amenities whenever they want.

Day passes are valid from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and include four children maximum per adult. Our day passes are a great option for families that want to enjoy the recreational activities the campground offers. Campground passes are first-come, first-serve since only a limited number are available daily. When you are in the KOA, all normal campground rules apply.

Day passes cost $10 for anyone over 13, and anyone younger can get in for $5. Parking is $10 per vehicle. Maximize the most of your day by staying for the entire duration of the pass, as there are no refunds for early departures. You cannot re-enter once you leave.

What Is Included With the Day Pass?

  • Access to all the amenities on the property 
  • Many activities are free, including live music and movie nights 
  • Some activities, such as kayaking and paddleboarding, will cost extra because you need to rent the equipment 

Check out the rest of the amenities and activities below to see what all might interest you. Come to the campground store or call to purchase a day pass for your crew. KOA is not responsible for accident, injury, loss or damage to personal property.

Call Us At 800-562-8635 To Reserve Your Day Pass! 

Pool

Pool

What a better way to cool off in the Texas heat than to swim in "The Big Texan"? We have the worlds largest fiber glass pool! Relax at the pool and enjoy the scenery of the gulf! At the campground, you can relax without waves, fish or other creatures to bother you. Our saltwater pool is temperature-controlled — hot in the winter and cool in the summer — allowing you to enjoy it year-round.

Hot Tub

Hot Tub

Hop in the hot tub for a nice relaxing time and enjoy the view while doing so! Hot tub is for (18+). Adults can head to the hot tub for a relaxing time away from the kids. Our hot tub also has an excellent view of the scenery, making it a wonderful place to take a long soak after a day of fun and adventures.

Aqua Cycle Rentals

Aqua Cycle Rentals

If you are looking for a new fun way to enjoy the bay, try one of our aqua cycles for a new kind of adventure! This gigantic, water-based tricycle can take two people on a unique adventure through the water. The Aqua Cycle is a great activity for adults, kids and teens. Like a real bike, they are easy to operate with pedals and steer with the handlebars.

Splash Pad

Splash Pad

We have several ways to cool off at our campground! The pool, the bay, and now a brand new splash pad!

Kayak Rentals in Port Lavaca

Kayak Rentals in Port Lavaca

When you are ready for an adventure, rent one of our kayaks or Corcls and enjoy the gulf or watch some dolphins. We currently offer single and double kayaks, so whether you want to traverse the water alone or do it with a friend, you can. Your kids can also try a Corcl, a small, rounded boat you use with an oar. It's easy to paddle and a great way to host races or lay back and lounge on the water!

Paddle Board Rentals in Port Lavaca

Paddle Board Rentals in Port Lavaca

Try something new with a paddleboard rental! Stand on top of a flat board and use a paddle to glide across the water, taking in the gorgeous views while getting a workout. Whether you want to float around the water or try fishing from one, there are plenty of ways to enjoy your paddleboard rental.

Table Tennis

Table Tennis

Looking for fun activities in the outdoors? Visit our pocket park where you can challenge a camping buddy to a game of table tennis!

Pickleball Courts

Pickleball Courts

Challenge a friend or fellow camper to a game of pickleball!

Shuffleboard

Shuffleboard

Shuffleboard is fun for all ages!

Tetherball

Tetherball

Looking for a fun activity to do while camping? Stop by the community area and play a game of tetherball!!

Playground

Playground

We have a playground area located by the bay. Parents can relax and watch the children play while enjoying the beautiful scenery and the bay's breeze!

Volleyball

Volleyball

Get your camping pals together and challenge them to a game of volleyball!

Cornhole Toss

Cornhole Toss

We have cornhole boards available upon request! Ask one of our team members about them when you see them out!

Fishing From the Pier or Directly from the Bayshore

Fishing From the Pier or Directly from the Bayshore

Our Bay is famous for fishing. You can catch Flounder using a small hook and bait shrimp. They are in very shallow water, so casting from the shore is best. Live shrimp is best.

Another favorite is redfish, best to catch in shallow waters with live mullet.  The live bait will do all the work for you on a number 3 hook.

Horseshoe Pits

Horseshoe Pits

Horseshoes is an excellent game to play with family and friends. Each player should stand on opposite sides, toss their horseshoes to the other pit, and count points based on how close they are to the stake. If you would prefer, you can have fun throwing them back and forth — no scorekeeping needed.

Ping Pong

Ping Pong

Looking for fun activities in the outdoors? Visit our pocket park where you can challenge a camping buddy to a game of ping pong!

Foosball

Foosball

Looking for fun activities in the outdoors? Visit our pocket park where you can challenge a camping buddy to a game of foosball!

Live Music

Live Music

Stop by for some free live music on the weekends. We have awesome singers and bands coming to the campground to let you relax and have some fun. Our campground also offers s'mores, refreshments and more, some of which may cost extra but are all part of the fun. Gather your friends and family for a dance party or to sing along!

Movie Night

Movie Night

We hold movie nights often at our campground. Bring chairs or blankets and spread out under the stars for a family-friendly film on our large outdoor screen. Watch a PG-rated movie with snacks and drinks for a relaxing and fun-filled evening.

Seasonal Themed Events

Seasonal Themed Events

You and your family can enjoy many other seasonal weekend events at our campground. We hold holiday-themed events, like egg painting for Easter or the fireworks show on the Fourth of July. There are also activities centered around Earth Month and Mother's Day. Sometimes themed events focus on a particular idea — like bubbles — and have crafts, snacks, s'mores, music and more.Keep an eye on our events page to see what's coming up.

Local Area Recreation