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nature

Baytown is located along the Gulf Coast at the mouth of the San Jacinto River, Trinity Bay and the Houston Ship Channel , a nature lovers paradise.

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parks

There are over 30 parks with amenities for a wide variety of interests and activities; from running trails, basketball courts and sports fields to splash pads and dog and skate parks. The parks in Baytown have something for everyone to enjoy.

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fishing

Baytown has numerous, easily accessible fishing piers and public boat ramps along its bays.  

What can you expect to catch?

  • Red drum/ Texas redfish

  • Spotted seatrout/ speckled trout

  • Atlantic croaker fish

  • Catfish

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birding

The City of Baytown is a renowned birding destination with our wetlands being home to many rare species.  Baytown is home to more than 300 species of birds that depend on this area for migration, feeding, or nesting! 

  • The Baytown Nature Center is an official site on the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail. The Nature Center includes the Myra C. Brown Bird Sanctuary, the Crystal Bay Butterfly Garden, and the Children’s Nature Discovery Area.

  • The Eddie V. Gray Wetlands Education and Recreation Center is an official site on the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail. 

Various birds surveyed include:

  • American Bald Eagle

  • Pied-billed Grebe

  • Anhinga

  • Neotropic Cormorant

  • American White Pelican

  • Brown Pelican

  • Great Blue Heron

  • Great Egret

  • Little Blue Heron

  • White Ibis

  • Tricolored Heron

  • Eastern Phoebe

  • Mourning Dove

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kayaking

Whether for pleasure, sport or fishing  we have dedicated kayak launches in the following locations:

  • Baytown Nature Center

  • Eddie V. Gray Wetlands Education and Recreation Center

  • Goose Creek Park

  • Roseland Park

  • Bayland Island