Tucked away in a woodsy cove on the Colorado River along the upper Texas coastline, Riverside Park combines tranquility with country family fun. Whether your desires are peace and relaxation, summer fun, a winter hideout, or just a day out with the family, Riverside welcomes you. Surrounded and full of nature, our welcoming facility offers a host of amenities for comfort and convenience with wide open spaces, outdoor recreation, and easy access to local dining, stores, golfing, beaches & more.
Riverside Park offers 100 acres of waterfront and forest with unmatched opportunities for recreation, enjoyment, and the discovery of nature. Riverside Park is a designated “regional park” designed to provide a wide array of recreation opportunities. Large grottos of Live Oak, Pecan and Hackberry provide a dense forest canopy in a natural woodland setting which is home to white tail deer, bobcat, fox, and racoon. There is a mile of trail to observe wildlife (we have over 180 species of birds). The Colorado River offers great fishing for Redfish, Speckled Trout and Catfish.
Park amenities include a concrete boat launch with parking; floating dock; 40 full-hookup RV spaces; 24 water/ electric campsites; picnic sites; two group pavilions; large, clean, hot showers; laundromat; fitness trail; and the neighboring Rio Colorado Golf Course. The park is only 3 miles away from Bay City, which offers many restaurants, shops and local businesses to enhance your stay, and 20 minutes from Matagorda Beach.
Riverside was created in 1990 in a cooperative effort between the City of Bay City and the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. In August 2017 the park was closed from damage sustained from hurricane Harvey and was completely rebuilt and reopened in July of 2020.
• Full RV hookups
• Tent sites w/ electric, water, electric, BBQ pits & picnic tables
• Clean restrooms & showers
• Wi-Fi at Ranger Station
• Group pavilions with Cornhole & BBQ pits
• Boat, kayak & canoe launch
• Beautiful hiking trails
• Picnic areas
• On-site laundry facilities
• Bird & nature watching
• Beach area & Fishing
Bay City, TX 77414