Visit the Proposed Lone Star Coastal National Recreation Area

Our on-line interactive travel guide is available at The website features over 300 points of interest recommended by local residents, businesses, organizations, public and private land managers, educators, and community establishments. To help you experience it all, outfitters, guide services, tour providers and great places to stay, shop and dine are included as well.

The Lone Star Coastal Alliance welcomes you to visit the Lone Star Coastal region. Experience our expansive and unique mosaic of natural, cultural and historic sites and recreational opportunities along the upper and middle Texas Gulf Coast from the Matagorda Peninsula to the Sabine Pass, all within just an hour or two drive from Houston and the gateway city of Galveston.

Please enjoy this Photo Gallery, which includes photos provided by Bob Howen, John McCaine and NOAA Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary/Emma Hickerson.