Matagorda Bay Kayak & Paddling Sites

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Allen's Landing Paddling Trail Allen’s Landing
Allen’s landing provides easy access to East Matagorda Bay. It is a short .43 mile paddle out to the bay. There is parking at this site.
Rudacells Cut East Matagorda Bay PaddleSports Park at Rudasill’s Cut
There is a small parking and paddlecraft launch site. Rudasill’s Cut provides quick access to the bay and adjacent marsh areas that are good for fishing and birding.
Jetty Park Aerial Photo Jetty Park
Jetty Park is a great site to go in if you want to access the beach on the other side of the Colorado River. Also a fun place to SUP when the conditions are good. Watch out for boat traffic though as Jetty Park sits at the entrance to the Colorado river on an active boating channel.
Little Boggy Bayou Little Boggy & McNab Lake
Little Boggy Bayou connects McNab and Gottschalk lakes to the Intracoastal Waterway. This is a great place to fish for Reds and Flounder and view wildlife. Be aware that this is prime Alligator habitat and there are lots of very large ones in this area.
Oyster Lake
Oyster Lake park is a small park at the end of Oyster Lake Road. It provides access to fish West Matagorda Bay and Oyster Lake. It is also one of the sites on The Great Texas Birding Trail. There is parking at this site.
Parker's Cut Parker’s Cut
This is a great fishing and birding site or just a peaceful paddle. It does require a short portage over land with your kayak but is well worth the effort.
Rawlings Cut Rawling’s Cut
Rawlingโ€™s Cut provides easy access to East Matagorda Bay and Condo Cove. This is one of the most popular access sites for kayak fishing in the area.
River Bend Boat Ramp River Bend Boat Ramp
This is a county boat ramp on the Colorado River. There is no access fee to use the ramp. There is parking available.
Riverside Park Riverside Park
This is a beautiful park on the Colorado River just south of Bay City. It is a great place for a day paddle or you can use this park as a starting point for a 27 mile paddle downstream to Matagorda Beach. FM521 Park provides a shorter 11 mile paddle and public camping if you decide to do a multi-day trip all the way to Matagorda Beach.
St. Mary's Bayou St. Mary’s Bayou
St. Mary’s Bayou is a large marsh area. You can spend all day exploring here. This is a great site for birding & fishing. When the winds are high, this is a good site to paddle as there is some protection from the wind.
3 Mile Lake Aerial Photo 3 Mile Lake
3 Mile Lake is a large marsh area on the backside of Matagorda beach. It is accessed from the Beach but typically requires a 4×4 vehicle.
FM521 Park FM521 Park
FM521 Park is a small park with a boat Ramp on the Colorado River north of Matagorda. This is a great site to put in for an all day paddle down river. FM521 Park also serves as a great place to camp overnight if you are paddling from Riverside Park to Matagorda Beach. There are no usage or camping fees.

 

 

 

 

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Completely flooded at Townhomes now

The gate area is completely flooded ...

Step out there like Jim Cantore so we can really tell

How are the houses closest to the dunes? I can’t tell if the little lakes has flooded over Into the road

Thank you for your bravery. Have house in Sterling Shores. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™ Please stay safe๐Ÿ˜

Stay safe, my generator kicked on the only power on Old RIVERBEND Rd

Matagorda Couny native here in Louisiana praying for safety for all

Prayers going up for all involved! Stay safe!!!

Oh gosh, Mary Lou...I sure hope your place is spared!!! Prayers coming your way!

Riding the Storm Out....Waiting on the Fall Out!!! REO Speedwagon!!

The storm is moving fast, can get organized....which is good....

Thanks for this update. Where are you filming from? We own Unit 9...at least the palms are being pruned...

Hoping it does not stay around or get worst

God Speed, Matagorda Beach. Prayers from DFW.

My sister and I own condo 43 and 44. We are on the dunes. Any info on those house over there? Matagorda Beach

You’re saying stay off the roads but here you are in the storm smh

Keep safe. Thank you for the viedo.

Be safe everyone

The waves breached the dunes?!

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Matagorda Beach will start to feel the effects of this storm this afternoon as it moves toward Matagorda Bay. Beware of strong riptides today through Wednesday as well as higher than normal tides. At some point this will push tides all the way into the dunes. Dont get trapped down beach when the water comes up.

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Sending my prayers for everyone down there. Please be safe.

Larry Dean Rothrock II

Everyone stay safe ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

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Coming down tonight. Shld get there abt midnight! Can’t wait.

Great report Clay! Thank you!

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I understand that the traffic and no rain don't help but holiday weekend ppl are going to be there and car all Park at entrance and crowded i

Are they going to clean it up for Monday don't want to waste My time to go there its been horrible we pay for it to get on it and no Maintenance on it sad Freeport is nice and Sargent beach isn't as bad 4wd is even bad to drive on matagorda Beach js . but just asking so no wasted Trip and gas I have 4wd and it was not good either

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Great report!

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