Paddle Port O’ Connor, naturally!
Enjoy POC’s Nature
Whether you paddle to fish or paddle to enjoy, POC has something for all. Excellent fishing spots are within easy reach. Challenging paddling routes await exploration. Kayaking lets you slow down and get closer to Mother Nature!
POC Paddling Trail
The POC Paddling Trail consists of a series of six interconnecting trails navigating 40 miles of trail along the shores of Espiritu Santo and Matagorda Bays and through their boundary saltwater marsh Mules Slough/Fish Pond. The Trail offers opportunities to paddle several hours, all day, or several days as well as opportunities to bird, fish and relax. The main spine trail, called the Matagorda Island Trail terminates near the picnic area on Matagorda Island that is managed by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department as a Wildlife Management Area. See a full description of the trail at TPWD’s Paddling Texas website.
Depending on your time and energy, consider:
- All weekend – paddle 12 miles to the Matagorda Island WMA or to Sunday Beach. Camp/explore. Paddle back the next day.
- Strong paddler – make a loop into Big Pocket or to Sunday Beach from the Matagorda Island Trail. Round trip distances are 16- and 12-mile roundtrips,
- More relaxed paddler – Barroom Bay Loop (6 miles); Jhook and back – 8 miles round trip.
- Just play around- Launch at Boggy Bayou Nature Park or Kingfisher Beach.
The San Antonio Bay Partnership sponsors nature paddles in the area on weekends once a month during paddling season. See sabaypartnership.org for currently scheduled events.