Matagorda Island State Park

Saturday, February 28, 2004

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Matagorda Island State Park is located near Port O'Connor , Texas.  The island is on the Texas Gulf Coast.   The Texas State Parks web site has information about this and other parks.  While in this area, we also visited The Two RV Park, Port O'Connor, and Port Lavaca, Texas.

The only way to get to the Island is by boat.  The Texas Parks Department runs a ferry or shuttle.   Unfortunately for us, the parks department couldn't keep the shuttle going.    A little problem with "crud" in the fuel tanks.  I wouldn't be so ticked except that it has taken them over a week to fix the problem.  How hard can it be to change the tanks out for a thirty foot boat with twin out board engines?

So we visited the Port O'Connor Parks Department office three days in a row.  Dead boat.  No ride.  We could have hired a local guide.  The parks people gave us a list of local guides.  I don't know.  I just don't like the idea of relying on folks to come back to get me.

The boat in question is the one to the right below.   It is a catamaran with twin outboard motors.

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