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Port-Lavaca is located on the Gulf coast in southeast Texas' Calhoun County. As of the 2010 census, the population was 12,248. The town of Port Lavaca is well-known in the area for its' many restaurants (a high number for a town its' size.) Especially popular are the local Tex-Mex and seafood restaurants. Port Lavaca is home to three lighted fishing piers; one at 6 Mile Park, one on Highway 35 at Lavaca Bay and one in the vicinity of the Nautical Landings Marina. Fish species caught in the area include redfish, speckled trout, flounder and drum. Other things to do in Port Lavaca include camping, hiking, boating, kayaking, golf, picnicking, and birding. Light House Beach in Port Lavaca offers a 2200-foot boardwalk from the beach to the bird tower, a picnic area, playgrounds, white sandy beach, recreation center and a 4,750-foot walking path. There's lots more to see and do in Port Lavaca, including visiting the Halfmoon Reef Lighthouse and Matagorda Lighthouse, the 245-acre Formosa-Tejano Wetlands, the Calhoun County Museum, and many other Calhoun County attractions. In addition, within minutes, you can enjoy unique adventures such as whopping crane tours, visiting a ghost town and photograph the famous Texas wildflowers. Of course, watching the spectacular ocean sunsets and sunrises from Fort Lavaca is an experience in itself. Consider it for your next south Texas vacation destination.

Surrounding areas: Port Oconnor, Texas (17.6 mi), Palacios, Texas (25.6 mi)

Port Lavaca Vacation Rentals

Port Lavaca Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Executive Inn2007 N Hwy 35Port Lavaca, TX (361) 552-1300
Ramada Inn-victoria3901 Houston HwyVictoria, TX24.7 mi.(361) 578-2723
Motel 6 #0225 Victoria3716 Houston HwyVictoria, TX24.8 mi.(361) 573-1273
Quality Inn3112 Houston HwyVictoria, TX25.0 mi.(361) 578-2030
Holiday Inn Victoria2705 E Houston HwyVictoria, TX25.2 mi.(361) 575-0251
Comfort Inn Victoria1906 Houston HwyVictoria, TX25.5 mi.(361) 574-9393
Hampton Inn Victoria7006 N NavarroVictoria, TX28.1 mi.(361) 573-9911
Victoria Fairfield Inn7502 N Navarro StVictoria, TX28.3 mi.(361) 582-0660
La Quinta Inn #577 Victoria7603 N NavarroVictoria, TX28.4 mi.(361) 572-3585
Best Western Victoria Inn & Suites8106 NE Zac Lentz PkwyVictoria, TX28.6 mi.(361) 485-2300
Super 8 Motel-victoria8001 Zac Lentz PkwyVictoria, TX28.6 mi.(361) 575-0838

Port Lavaca Weather & Climate

Southeast Texas has a subtropical humid climate with hot summers and mild winters. This region is one of the hottest in the state of Texas. From June through September, the temperature is generally always above 90 degrees F., and it's not uncommon for it to soar over 100 degrees. High humidity makes it even more uncomfortable. Winters, on the other hand, are mild and pleasant. Thunderstorms are possible in spring and sometimes bring tornadoes to the area. Snowfall is very rare, although it does occur once every couple of years or so. The average high in January is 63 degrees F. Average annual rainfall in this area is 50 inches. Flash flooding sometimes occurs when storms dump large amounts of rain in a short period of time.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 64°F 45°F 2.86 in. -
February 68°F 48°F 2.51 in. -
March 74°F 55°F 2.77 in. -
April 79°F 61°F 2.89 in. -
May 84°F 69°F 4.52 in. -
June 89°F 75°F 4.67 in. -
July 91°F 77°F 3.37 in. -
August 91°F 76°F 3.41 in. -
September 89°F 71°F 5.61 in. -
October 82°F 63°F 4.50 in. -
November 73°F 54°F 3.84 in. -
December 67°F 47°F 2.92 in. -

Port Lavaca Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Calhoun County airport (PKV) located about 4 miles northwest of Port Lavaca, the Victoria Regional airport (VCT) located approximately 24 miles northwest of Port Lavaca in Victoria, Texas, the Palacios Municipal airport (PSX) located roughly 24 miles east of Port Lavaca in Palacios, Texas, the Aransas County airport (RKP) located around 44 miles southwest of Port Lavaca in Rockport, Texas, the Bay City Municipal airport (BYY) located about 52 miles east of Port Lavaca in Bay City, Texas, the Wharton Regional airport (5R5) located approximately 52 miles northeast of Port Lavaca in Wharton, Texas, and finally the T P Mc Campbell airport (T43) located roughly 60 miles southwest of Port Lavaca in Ingleside, Texas.

Port Lavaca Attractions

Water Parks
Schlitterbahn Waterpark ResortNew BraunfelsTX117.6 mi.
Golf Courses
Hatch Bend Country ClubPort LavacaTX 
Edna Country ClubEdnaTX24.6 mi.
Palacios Golf ClubPalaciosTX25.9 mi.
Riverside Golf CourseAustinTX27.5 mi.
Riverside Golf CourseVictoriaTX27.5 mi.
State Parks
Fannin State ParkTX36.9 mi. 
Goose Island State ParkTX39.8 mi. 
Zoos and Aquariums
The Texas ZooVictoriaTX26.4 mi.
Texas State AquariumCorpus ChristiTX73.3 mi.
Houston Zoological GardensHoustonTX110.0 mi.

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