Matagorda Island Wildlife Management Area

Matagorda Island Wildlife Management Area


Location:Offshore barrier island, 11 water miles from Port O'Connor.
Facilities:Primitive camp, picnic areas, beach, hiking trails.
Activities:Camping, boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, bicycling, beachcombing, nature study, hunting (with restrictions), guided hikes.
Special Features:The island, which protects the mainland from the tidal and wave action of the open Gulf, is a haven for wildlife. Nineteen species on state or federal endangered lists live here, including the whooping crane, Alpomado falcon, and brown pelican. A lighthouse dating from 1852 still stands at the north end of the island.
Address:1700 7th St
Bay City, TX 77414

Phone:979-244-6824
Web: www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/hunt/wma/find_a_wma/list/?id=48
Size: 56,688 acres.

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