Among the national chain motels in the Brazosport area is La Quinta Inn, 1126 Tex. 332 W., Clute (tel. 800/531-5900 or 979/265-7461), with spacious, attractive rooms. Other reliable chains include the Days Inn, 805 Tex. 332 W., Clute (tel. 800/329-7466 or 979/265-3301); Ramada Inn, 925 Tex. 332, Lake Jackson (tel. 800/272-6232 or 979/297-1161); and Super 8, 915 Tex. 332, Lake Jackson (tel. 800/800-8000 or 979/297-3031). Also see the information on Quintana Beach County Park. Tax adds about 13% to lodging bills unless otherwise noted.

Camping -- Quintana Beach County Park (on 5th St., in Quintana; tel. 800/872-7578 or 979/233-1461) is practically on the water. The campsites are fairly close together, but it's a short walk to the beach. There are 56 sites (including 19 pull-through RV sites) and a small group of grassy "tent-only" sites. The campground has paved roads, showers, a self-serve laundry, an RV dump station, picnic tables, grills, a playground, and horseshoe pits. Boardwalks lead from the campground to the beach. Camping rates from May to September are $19 for primitive tent sites and $25 to $27 for RV sites with full hookups. From October to April, rates are $19 for tent sites and $22 to $24 for full hookups. Day use costs $6 per vehicle. There are several cabins with sleeping areas, bathrooms, and kitchens (but no linens or kitchen utensils), which rent for $135 to $160 from May to September and $120 to $145 from October to April. From Tex. 36/288 in Freeport, turn right onto FM 1495, and after crossing the Intercoastal Waterway on a swing bridge, turn left onto Quintana Road, which becomes Lamar Street in Quintana. Turn right on 8th Street, then left on Burnett Street to 5th Street.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.