A coastal oasis
The Baytown Nature Center, located at 6213 Bayway Drive, is a 450-acre peninsula surrounded by three bays. More than 300 species of birds depend on this area for migration, feeding or nesting.
But this recreated wetland isn’t just for the birds. Numerous other animals also call the nature center home. In addition, it’s an important nursery area for a variety of aquatic species, including shrimp, crab and fish.
This former residential subdivision now features picnic shelters, three fishing piers, two pavilions and two overlooks. There’s also the Crystal Bay Butterfly Garden, the Children’s Nature Discovery Area and the Myra C. Brown Bird Sanctuary.
The Baytown Nature Center, an official site on the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail, is operated by the City of Baytown. It is open to the public.
Hours and fees
The Baytown Nature Center is open daily all year round except Christmas, Thanksgiving and during extreme inclement weather. Gates open 30 minutes before sunrise and close 30 minutes after sunset. There is an entrance fee of $3 per person. Yearly passes may also be purchased for a fee of $25 per person or $50 per family.
Click Here for the Wetlands Center & Nature Center Calendar of Events