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Port Lavaca / Matagorda Bay KOA

A waterfront resort with countless amenities and proximity to some of the area’s finest attractions and conveniences, you’ll feel right at home when camping at Port Lavaca / Matagorda Bay KOA. All the campsites at the campground have a picnic table and full hookups with 20/30/50 amp electrical service. Free Wi-Fi is also available at most sites. Sites can accommodate an RV rental up to 75 feet long, and should you prefer an upgraded site, those are available too and are outfitted with patios, private seating, and fire rings.Set out on the water in a kayak rental or bring your own watercraft and explore Carancahua Bay. And keep your eyes peeled for dolphins, which frequent the waters here. There’s also plenty of opportunities for fishing, and common catches include redfish, trout, flounder, catfish, and drum. Escape the Texas heat in the swimming pool, or enjoy s’mores and stargazing by a campfire. Have kids? Port Lavaca / Matagorda Bay KOA has a playground right next to the swimming pool. Interested in birdwatching? This RV park is situated on the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail. No matter your idea of a good time, you can experience it while RV camping at Port Lavaca / Matagorda Bay KOA.



Find the perfect RV for your campsite

Camping with an RV

Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

How Outdoorsy Works

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Find the perfect RV

Choose your location, dates, and send the owner a request to book.

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Delivery or Pickup

Arrange a pick up time with the owner or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

Let us help

Most owners have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.

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Adventure awaits!

Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the owner on the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

The Texas Gulf Coast is a haven for wildlife and birds, and many of the area’s species are on display at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. The 114,657-acre refuge on nestled on the southwest side of the San Antonio Bay and sits on portions of Calhoun, Aransas, and Refugio counties. Over 400 species of birds are drawn to the mild winters, abundant food supply, and bay waters of the area. Among the birds, the whooping crane, one of North America’s rarest birds, makes its home here. There are also blue crabs, alligators, snakes, frogs, and shellfish that live amid the diverse plants found within the coastal prairie. Explore this unique place on approximately two miles of nature trails, a 16-mile auto tour loop, or launch your canoe or kayak off the fishing pier. Fishing, hunting, wildlife viewing, and bicycling are also popular activities in the park.Oyster Lake is another place to hang out if you want to be on the water. It’s filled with oyster reefs, hence the name. The shallow bay is also a good fishing spot. Common catches here include flounder, redfish, and trout.Surfside Jetty County Park is a 15-acre day-use beach park with a rich history. The park sits along what used to be Texas’s most important harbor during the time it was a republic. Jetty County Park provides access to the beach, harbor channel, and the jetty. There is also a playground for young children. Popular activities at the park include bird watching, wildlife viewing, beachcombing, and shelling. Fishing along the jetty is permissible both during the day and at night.

Exploring the City

Lighthouse Beach is a popular, family-friendly area to visit when you camp in an RV near Port Lavaca. Along the sandy shores, this waterfront beach has a playground and splash pad for the kids as well as several picnic tables so you can settle down for an al fresco lunch. Lighthouse Beach is also an excellent place to do birdwatching. Whether you want to make a whole day out of your trip here or just let the children catch some reprieve from the Texas heat in the kid-friendly amenities, Lighthouse Beach is sure to please.The Halfmoon Reef Lighthouse in Port Lavaca is the only remaining screw-pile lighthouse on the Texas Gulf Coast. Built in 1858, the station’s light was extinguished during the Civil War and was later moved ashore. Today, visitors can check out the grounds and go inside the lighthouse. Simply stop by the Bauer Community Center, which is located right next to the lighthouse. Though the lighthouse no longer welcomes mariners arriving from the gulf, it now welcomes travelers entering Port Lavaca from the east on Highway 35, and it is still an important part of the town’s culture.Acquaint yourself with the culture and history of the area when you book an RV in Calhoun County and visit Calhoun County Museum. The facility houses local artifacts, dioramas, and the Fresnel Lens from the 1852 Matagorda Island Lighthouse. There’s a scale model of the old town, numerous local items, and very knowledgeable and helpful curators. It’s a perfect way to spend a few hours if the weather outdoors is less than ideal or you’re just interested in learning more about the county.


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Find the perfect RV for Port Lavaca / Matagorda Bay KOA

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All towables

Trailer

Trailers for all types of towing vehicles, including SUVs and pickups.

Folding Trailer

Trailers you can tow with passenger vehicles or SUVs. A great way to transform average cars into adventure cars.

Fifth-Wheel

Larger trailers that attach to towing vehicles with a gooseneck extension in the truck bed.

Toy Hauler

Living quarters in the front with dedicated space for hauling motorcycles or other “toys” in the back.

Utility Trailer

All other types of towable trailers.

All drivables

Class C

Popular with small families and first-time RV drivers who want a little more room than a van. Comparable to driving a truck.

Camper Van

The smallest and nimblest of fully enclosed RVs. Drives like a van. Loves posing for Instagram.

Class B

A formal-sounding name for camper van, but just as photogenic.

Class A

Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.

Truck Camper

If you can drive a truck, you can drive a truck camper. Makes roughing it significantly less rough.

Other

All other types of drivable vehicles.

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Questions about RVs?

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What type of RV should I choose?

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Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


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Do the RVs have bathrooms?

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Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


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How does check-in work?

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Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.