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.

Getting There:

The park is located south of Bay City. From Matagorda, take hwy 60 north to FM 2668 and go left. Then go right on Riverside Road and it will dead end into the park .
Coordinates:28.922274, -96.013858

 

Parking & Facilities:

There is paved parking at this site. The facilities include primitive and RV camping, bathrooms, boat ramp and group pavilion. There is an entrance fee and camping fees at this park.

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The surf is up on Matagorda Beach today! Beware the sand is soft and driving conditions are 4x4 only.

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Lisa Ferry Stephens

Clay 5mm might be a bit heavy! 🤣

Just came from there. 4×4 is not enough. You need high clearance. I have seen 4wd Suvs stuck as they bottomed out. Sand is deep.

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Thank you I really enjoy your beach reports great job .👏👏👏

Love the report!

Thanks for my beach fix! Hope to be down soon.

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Thanks for the report!

Natasha Andrea Cooke

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