Port Lavaca / Matagorda Bay KOA Holiday Recreation
No matter what time of year it is, you can count on Port Lavaca/Matagorda Bay KOA Holiday to be in full swing! Our campground is settled on the Matagorda Bay in Port Lavaca — on the Southern Coast of Texas. This unique waterfront location offers campers endless opportunities to participate in water activities all year. Port Lavaca/Matagorda Bay KOA is the perfect destination for any camping experience, whether you are visiting with friends or bringing the whole family.
Water Activities and Recreation at Our Campground in Port Lavaca
If you are looking for an exciting outdoor getaway in Port Lavaca, our KOA is the place to be. We have tons of activities and recreation opportunities on our campground for campers of all ages. Take a dip in our pool, lounge by our hot tub or challenge your friends and family to any of the games we provide, including ping pong, cornhole or volleyball.
You can also let your children burn off some energy as they run around our playground, cool off on our splash pad or play in the children's room of our clubhouse. This clubhouse is also ideal for hosting retreats, corporate meetings or camping clubs in Port Lavaca, Texas. Many of our guests use this area of our campground to access Wi-Fi, watch TV or meet with other guests — a place for a fun time!
When you want to enjoy the water, our proximity to the bay allows easy access to participate in various water sports while you're camping. Bring your own boat and launch it into the bay using our small boat launch for a relaxing day on the water. You can also rent kayaks, paddleboards and aqua cycles from our office for the perfect water adventure.
If you have your fishing license and want to catch your own dinner, our private pier offers the opportunity for bayside or boat fishing. Cast your line and watch the great redfish and trout start biting. Want to take in the sights and scenery of where we are? Head to our rooftop patio — a fantastic spot for birdwatching.
If you're looking for more options, you can visit local area attractions to really make the most out of your visit!
Themed Weekend Events & Live Music in Port Lavaca
In addition to all the recreational things to do, starting in 2023, our campground will be hosting themed weekend events and monthly live music performances! Visit our events page to view our upcoming events and themed weekends to plan your next stay with us!
Book Your Next Family Getaway
The perfect family vacation lies in the details. At Port Lavaca/Matagorda Bay KOA Holiday, we provide our campers with various ways to stay with us. Looking for a traditional camping experience beneath the stars? Set up your tent at one of our grassy sites and take in the stunning sights and sounds of the outdoors. If you want to bring a bit of home with you on your camping trip, check out our Deluxe Cabins for the additional comfort of kitchens and bathrooms. You can also visit us in your RV and benefit from our roomy Pull-Thru and Back-In Sites with full hookups, giving you everything you need to feel relaxed during your stay.Ready to start planning? Reserve your site today!
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!
Hop in the hot tub for a nice relaxing time and enjoy the view while doing so! Hot tub is for (18+)
Looking for a new fun way to enjoy the bay?? Try one of our aqua cycles for a new kind of adventure! Guaranteed to make memories that last for a lifetime!
For more information stop by the office!
We have several ways to cool off at our campground! The pool, the bay, and now a brand new spash pad!
Kayak and Water Feature Rentals
Ready for an adventure? Rent one of our kayaks or other water features and enjoy the gulf. You might even get to see a dolphin.
Paddle Board Rentals
Stop by the camp store to rent one of our paddle boards!
Looking for fun activities in the outdoors? Visit our pocket park where you can challenge a camping buddy to a game of table tennis!
Challenge a friend or fellow camper to a game of pickleball!
Shuffleboard is fun for all ages!
Looking for a fun activity to do while camping? Stop by the community area and play a game of tetherball!!
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!
Get your camping pals together and challenge them to a game of volleyball!
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
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.
We Offer Horseshoe Pits and Horseshoes
Horseshoes evolved from the sport of quoits played in ancient Greece with metal discs or DISCUS. Common citizens at the time who could not afford a real discus, made their own by bending horseshoes - and VOILA HORSESHOES game is born
Later, the Romans adopted the game and the game spread with the spread of the Roman army across Europe.
Original goal was to see who could throw the horseshoe the furthest, eventually the idea of using a stake or metal pin driven into the ground, to use specifically as a target to throw at, totally redefined the pastime from a game of distance to a game of accuracy.
One player pitches both shoes in succession to one pit, followed by the other player. This is formally called an inning. Normally only one pitcher can score points per inning, however some leagues and tournaments play "count all", in which all points in each inning are counted. A live shoe that is not a ringer, but comes to rest six inches (6”) or closer to the stake, has a value of one (1) point (alternate scoring methods give 2 points if the horseshoe leans on the stake. Aka a "leaner"). If both of one player's horseshoes are closer than the opponent's, two points are scored. A ringer scores three points. In the case of one ringer and a closer horseshoe, both horseshoes are scored for a total of four points. If a player throws two ringers, that player scores six points. If each player throws a ringer, the ringers cancel and no points are scored. If two ringers are thrown by one player and one ringer by the opponent, the player throwing two ringers scores three points. This is typically called "two dead and three" or "three ringers three" for score keeping purposes. Such occurrences are called "dead ringers" and are still used toward the pitcher/ringer average. Back-yard games can be played to any number of points that is agreed upon, but are usually to 21 points, win by 2. In most sanctioned tournaments the handicapped divisions pitch 50 shoe games, most points win. If there is a tie, the pitchers pitch an additional 2 innings (alternating pitch) until the tie is broken. Championship divisions, or non-handicapped divisions are pitched to 40 points, regardless of the number of shoes pitched.
This article is material from the Wikipedia article https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horseshoes used under Wikipedia "Reusing Wikipedia content" , https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Reusing_Wikipedia_content
Looking for fun activities in the outdoors? Visit our pocket park where you can challenge a camping buddy to a game of ping pong!
Looking for fun activities in the outdoors? Visit our pocket park where you can challenge a camping buddy to a game of foosball!