3 Mile Lake

3 Mile Lake (Google calls it Spring Bayou) is a large marsh area on the backside of Matagorda beach. This is a good area for birding and fishing. It is accessed from the Beach but typically requires a 4×4 vehicle.

Getting There:

You will need a 4×4 vehicle in order to drive to this site. MAC can provide shuttle service if you do not have a 4×4. From Matagorda head south on FM 2031 over the bridge. Drive past all the houses then take a left on Dunes Road. There will be a sign that says “Public Beach Access”. Dunes road will dead end onto the beach. Take a left and drive approximately 1 mile and you should see 3 Mile Cut open up to your left. Drive toward the cut. This will lead you back behind the dunes and to good access sites. Stay on obvious trails in this area. It is illegal to drive on any vegetation on and behind the beach.

Parking & Facilities

There is plenty of parking on the beach and next to 3 Mile Lake. There are no other facilities.

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Coastal Hazard Message National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX 851 AM CDT Fri Jun 26 2020 TXZ436>438-270000- /O.NEW.KHGX.RP.S.0024.200626T1351Z-200627T0000Z/ Matagorda Islands-Brazoria Islands- Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula- 851 AM CDT Fri Jun 26 2020 ...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING... * WHAT...Dangerous rip currents. * WHERE...Matagorda Islands, Brazoria Islands and Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula Counties. * WHEN...Until 7 PM CDT this evening. * IMPACTS...Rip currents can sweep even the best swimmers away from shore into deeper water. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current, relax and float. Don`t swim against the current. If able, swim in a direction following the shoreline. If unable to escape, face the shore and call or wave for help.

Thank you for your Beach Reports makes it better for Everyone to know how the beach conditions will be..

You guys open for the 4th

Will yall be open tomorrow

Hai Nguyen beach report for this weekend!

Karen McDonald Robinson hopefully kennley doesnt go into the water.

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Water is dirty due to the wind. Beach is very choppy. Saw a few people stuck... #4x4

So peaceful and relaxing 😌

Hi Christy! Love the flowers!

Just so beautiful 😍

Morning !

Where is this beach I’m not familiar with it what is the nearest town

Empty Beach? is it reasonable to drive at the beach at the upper entry area?

Is the beach open to the public? I plan to go tomorrow please.

Is the sand good for small cars and vans today

How pack is it during the week?

Ok thank you don't want to be stucc lol

Edgar Funez i need you to take me!

Is the water clear?

Wish I was there. Love it love it love it.

Vicky Ramos

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What’s the forecast for Sunday?

Bo Pavlicek

I got PTO so when you ready

Just came back this evening few hours ago from Matagorda. Arrived at 9:00 am and hardly anyone on the beach. Water was muddy, as usual for this part of Texas.

Gorgeous morning! I took this one about 20 minutes ago. 😊

Can anyone tell me where this is on the beach? We came down last weekend but we didn’t see it. Thanks

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We have a beautiful beach and hope everyone enjoys it. But please don’t leave your trash behind so we can keep it beautiful!!!

Someone mentioned the gulf was full of jelly fish due to tropical storm last week, any word if matagorda beach has any? Planning to go tmrw. Went once last summer and the water was full of Portuguese man of war jellyfish so trying to avoid that again

Is the beach going to be flooded like it was on Sunday?

Can anybody share a pin drop of nice swimmable areas for kids? Or is there a particular area that you guys recommend?

Their was a ton this past weekend at matagorda

How is the fishing

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Jared Ramey 👀

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Are we allowed to build a little fire on the beach to make s'mores? I have seen conflicting information.

Hello! Is the beach driveable on a 2wd SUV?

Looking for a cabin/house/condo that’s wheel chair accessible rental that sleeps 4 minimum in matagorda Thx in advance

And come check out Matagorda Outfitters!!!

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