Park Spotlight: Clear Creek Nature Center in League City

Photo courtesy of Texas Parks and Wildlife

In our Park Spotlight series, we take a closer look at Houston’s vast array of public recreational areas to shine a light on hidden and not so hidden gems. This week we’ll be spotlighting the Clear Creek Nature Center. Join us as we take a trip through Houston, park by park.

Located in League City, the 148-acre site of the Dr. Ned and Fay Dudney Clear Creek Nature Center features undeveloped wetlands which offer visitors beautiful views of native flora and fauna as well as the usual public walking trails.

Once known as the Davis tract, the Center is one of the last remaining large undeveloped properties with quality wetlands, making it an excellent habitat for migrant birds, such as sand hill cranes, great blue herons, ibises, American egrets, great white herons, owls and various song birds, which use the area to nest and feed.

Visitors can walk the 1.3-mile birding and multi-purpose observation trail, complete with bird blinds, restrooms, picnic tables, BBQ grills, a pavilion and more.

The park aims to provide a way to teach adults/children the value of Texas’ rich and diverse habitats found in the Texas Coastal zones. Park-goers can expect a nature educational center, bird rehabilitation center, and more trails in the near future.

Photo courtesy of Texas Parks and Wildlife

Clear Creek Nature Center in League City

Photo courtesy of Texas Parks and Wildlife