Baytown Nature Center

The Baytown Nature Center, 25 miles east of downtown Houston in Baytown, Texas, spans a 500-acre peninsula. This area was reborn as a wildlife sanctuary in 1994 after being devastated by Hurricane Alicia in 1983. The center acts as a vital refuge for over 300 bird species and various wildlife, contributing to both local and migratory bird conservation along the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail.

Covered by tidal wetlands, freshwater ponds, and hardwood forests, the nature center is equipped with extensive walking trails, fishing piers, birdwatching spots, and educational zones like a butterfly garden and a children’s nature discovery area. It also preserves the history of its pre-hurricane residential era, merging natural beauty with historical layers.