Parker’s Cut

Parker’s Cut is a great place for fishing, birding or just a peaceful paddle. Put in on the Colorado River near the LCRA sign. Make a short paddle across the river to the earth dam in Parker’s Cut. Stay to the left of the fence as this provides the easiest path for portaging your kayak, but you can portage on either side of the fence. The portage is approx 500ft to the bayous of West Bay.Β  Watch out for rattlesnakes during the portage. Use your paddle to poke around in the grass ahead of you to keep from stepping on one.

Getting There:

From Matagorda drive south on FM 2031 across the bridge. Go past all the houses on the Colorado River. Shortly you will see a pull off on the side of the road just in front of the blue Matagorda LCRA sign.
Coordinates: 28.61821, -95.97308

Parking & Facilities:

There is some parking at this site as long as the tide has not been high. Sometimes this parking area can be flooded. There are no other facilities at this site.

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The forecast path for Tropical Storm Hanna has shifted to the south, but we will still see high tides and expect the beach to flood overnight as tropical storm force winds and heavy rain come ashore. The current forecast calls for a 1-3ft storm surge on most of the Texas Coast. Camping on the beach tonight is not advisable. If you are on the beach, watch for rising tides and leave the beach while you still have time.

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Is the beach still open

Just left

Hows the beach today August 2nd

Stay safe

There's a better look at the cone in reference to your local. Please stay alert. Tropical storms are notorious for surprises and unpredictability. She's already pushing 50 mph wind and 60 mile wingspan of these speeds with gust higher. She's also in very warm water and strengthening quickly.

If anyone finds themselves stuck or trapped on the beach contact Matagorda off road recovery on Facebook and we will dispatch someone to help

Prayers for Matagorda tx and everyone please stay safe

How is everything looking down there? Was thinking of making a trip the weekend of the 7th.

Samuel Guevara

Stay safe Matagorda. Praying for everyone there πŸ™

Crystal Harvey Bobby Bautista Megan Weber

Are they expecting any surge are real high tides down there? I got a buddy that owns a house down there with his truck they’re wondering if we should go get it

-*** The tornado threat has increased from the previous assessment.*** * TORNADOES: Protect against a tornado event having impacts across the Matagorda area. Potential impacts include: - The occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution of emergency plans during tropical events. - A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power and communications disruptions. - Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys toppled, mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned, large tree tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats pulled from moorings LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: - Situation is favorable for tornadoes - THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for a few tornadoes -*** The tornado threat has increased from the previous assessment.*** - PLAN: Emergency plans should include the potential for a few tornadoes. - PREPARE: If your shelter is particularly vulnerable to tornadoes, prepare to relocate to safe shelter before hazardous weather arrives. - ACT: If a tornado warning is issued, be ready to shelter quickly.

Sandra Hanzik

What’s the current condition there? Is it safe to travel to the island for the weekend?

Anyone been out there recently? Any damage from the Hurricane?

Is the road passable today?

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As most people probably know, most of the Texas coast is under a tropical storm warning. This storm will bring high tides and heavy rain to our beach pushing water all the way to the dunes and stranding anyone on the beach. Please do not plan to camp on the beach until the storm has passed. Tides are already rising in Matagorda ahead of the storm.

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Amber Stockard see

Stay safe my Matagorda friends

Thanks. πŸ’˜

Rain rain rain- there goes fishing for a while

Stay safe to everyone in Matagorda

Is the beach OK today?

Amanda Zagata glad we did it last weekend lol

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Jennifer Stasney Oris

Linda Rosalez Silvas this tells us more on day and time.

Cole Young

Stay safe you guys

Linda Neal Pate

Adalin Quigley

Madolyn Lowe

Jason Wendel

are there pits to bbq or do we need to bring?

is the beach okay to visit now?

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Matagorda Beach right now. You should be here.

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Thought beaches were closed

What it really looks like

I’m planning a trip in a couple weeks. Anyone surf fishing?

Do you'll know if we can camp ⛺️in the night? Thanks

Justin IkillbirdsWayne Lathon !!!!!

Jayme Mullenix πŸ₯°

Daisy Garcia Esmer Garza Jaziel Y Karen Trevino igualita🀣

Sniff sniff wish i were there. My home away from home

I will be in a week

I will be in 2 weeks

Ugh just spent 4 days at Crystal beach. Nasty and stinks. Never again.

We just got home from Gorda this is what I got. The water was fantastic. The kids had a blast, until next time.

I am here! πŸ’•

Its very nice just make sure you have 4x4

Crazy been there since 7:30 am and didn’t look like that !! But before we left the water went blue green absolutely beautiful!!πŸ’–

Looks beautiful. β›±

We love it there. Can't wait to go back.

Was there yesterday

Christy Strother Brown. Matagorda Beach right now. I might wait on SP. 🀣

Pier open for fishing 🎣?

We were there yesterday

I am! πŸ‘Œ

Wow beautiful

Think it will be like that tomorrow morning

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