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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Matagorda Beach

Happy 4th of July! Please be safe on the beach today. Life Jacket loaners are available at the Harbor Bait and Tackle Shop.⚠️Galveston Beach Patrol is reporting red flag conditions for strong rip currents at area beaches today.

A HIGH Rip Current Risk is in effect through this evening. Use extreme caution if entering the water, and swim near a lifeguard.
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Happy 4th of July! Please be safe on the beach today. Life Jacket loaners are available at the Harbor Bait and Tackle Shop.

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4 days ago
Matagorda Beach

We have a beach report out early for the July 4 weekend. Don't forget to stop in and check out a yoga class this weekend or catch a band at one of the bars/restaurants! ... See MoreSee Less

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Events going on for those interested.

Are you allowed to do fire works on the beach? I can’t find anything about it online.

Thanks for the beach report !! Also peeps, Matagorda Harbor Bait and Tackle has free loaner pfd’s !

Thanks, Clay, I enjoy your reports

Is there anything that can be done about those that park at entrance and block access?

Thanks Clay. Are you allowed to shoot fireworks on the Matagorda Beach???

Great report as always Clay

Ronda D Rocha plz show this to Neil.

Michele Hinojos Aymond

Jared Korenek

Who is this man?

NOT 2WD accessible. Don’t even think about it.

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2 weeks ago
Matagorda Beach

We have another beach report out. Tonight is Sip & Shop at most of the local businesses in Matagorda, starting at 4:30pm. ... See MoreSee Less

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Don’t ever change it. It’s what makes the beach great. Lower traffic. Less vehicles! Down from Tulsa. Been coming 25 years to Matagorda County. Love it.

Who’s complaining about breach permits I understand but ppl need to realize Matagorda beachfront is very special to those who know it and it’s not port A or Galveston

Wish i could move to Matagorda for good. I love it there. Thank you so much for the update

Always like your reports and I see your beautiful fur baby is enjoying it to😀

Also love the site and the beach reports. Thanks for that!

Once the tide goes out driving is fine, we were just there for 2 days without any problem.

Grew up on Matagorda Beach and it's not always been strictly 4x4....in the Dat a car could run up and down it all day everyday with no problem.

We are visiting for a couple days. Are ranger type vehicles (gator, golf cart etc) allowed? And do they have to be road approved?

Used to live in Bay City snd we went to Matagorda a lot .That was in 1962 -64.

Jared Korenek

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Well said!

thank you!

Thanks clay

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