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.  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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I remember when we went , fun !

Is there a route map for it?

What annual is it now? Maybe 17 or 18?

Hi...will you have another beach report any time soon? We are visiting next week and have not been able to get our SUV on the beach for at least a year. We have a four wheel drive now and are in hopes we can get on the beach next week. Thanks!

Do they still have the fireworks show after the Matagorda Lighted Boat Parade?

Wish we could’ve made it! I bet it was great! Btw, Matagorda Beach, will you have a beach update soon? Friends are coming in from out of town and want to know if the beach is pleasant to go to this time of year (to just walk around and such). Worried about mosquitoes, LOL!

Jason wish we could go!!

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