Kenneth E. Harker
2001 Matagorda Island State Park

Matagorda Island State Park is a 38 mile long barrier island separating the Texas coastline from the Gulf of Mexico. Aside from a lighthouse and the park ranger stations, it is undeveloped, and can only be reached by boat. We took the ferry from Port O'Connor, and camped out on the beach in February, 2001. It was deer hunting season, so we were not allowed to wander from the beach area, but there was only one other couple on the beach overnight, so it was pretty secluded.

These photos are copyright © 2001-2003 Kenneth E. Harker. All rights reserved.

Jen, walking on the beach. The tire tracks are from the park rangers' pickup truck. They drove us from the ferry terminal across the island to the beach (rather than letting us walk) because of hunting season.
Sunset over the dunes and the Gulf of Mexico.
It's great to sit in the sand and watch the sun set.
Ken, walking along the beach in the morning, looking for seashells.
It turned out to be a nice, sunny day.

Last Updated 1 August 2018