FacilityMaximum OccupancyDepositDaily RateWeekly RateMonthly RateExtra Vehicle Rate
Colorado Cove (Electric/Water/Sewer)8
Wilderness (Electric/Water)8
Day Use - Per Car10N/A$10

Yearly Pass - Per Car10N/A$100N/AN/AN/A
Tejas Pavilion (Up to 20 Cars)50$50$100N/AN/A$10/car
Colorado Cove Pavilion (up to 20 cars)50$50$100N/AN/A$10/car
Group Primitive Area 
Dump Station (Without Stay)N/AN/A$40N/AN/AN/A
Camping fees include 1 vehicle and 1 RV/Camper per site

Make a Reservation    

  1.  In person at Riverside Park, 7330 FM 2668, Monday – Sunday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  2. In person at Bay City Parks Administration, 1209 10th Street, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  3. Register on-line at https://secure.rec1.com/TX/city-of-bay-city-tx/catalog.  Click on the Riverside button.
  4. Call Riverside Park at 979-245-0340 or Parks and Recreation at 979-323-1660. 

Park User Fees

A user fee is a fee charged for use of a facility or accommodations or a service or privilege granted while visiting in our park.  There is a $5 convenience fee for all credit cards.  Boat Launch fees is included in the Day Use Fee.  

Entrance Fee Waivers - Not Valid for Overnight Stays

  • To volunteer services.
  • To sell, service or demonstrate merchandise to concessionaire or park staff.
  • Visit homes of park employees.
  • Towed or hauled vehicle is used for transportation while primary vehicle is stationary at campsite.
  • Education - Issued to students enrolled in colleges, universities and public or private schools. This free pass is valid for day use only when project of class assignments is directly related to natural, historical, scientific or man-made features of the park. Collecting of plants, minerals, fossils, or animals is not permitted.
  • An official or duly appointed adult of the school must supervise groups of this type. For individual entry, a person must present credentials or other identification from the school.

Valid Time Period

For Day Use

Includes Day use operating hours of the park on date for which admission is paid.

For Overnight Use

Begins on date entrance fee is paid and not later than 2 p.m. on the following day.


No refunds will be issued to patron(s) using the day use areas. Camper fees paid in advance may be refunded at park headquarters if notification was given within 72 hours of cancellation or if authorized by Parks Director.