Welder Flats WMA: Directions

Phone: (979) 323-9553
County Courthouse, Room 101
Bay City, TX 77414

Contact: Matt Neslon

Dates Open: Open year round. Access is by boat.


Welder Flats can only be reached with a boat as the land is totally submerged. Take a boat from Seadrift and travel the Victoria Barge Canal to its intersection with the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. From Victoria take US 87 south for 28 miles to Port Lavaca. At Port Lavaca get on SH 238 and travel about 20 miles southwest to Seadrift. Tour boats depart from Seadrift to the viewing area which is about 17 miles out in the bay.