Located in Lake Jackson across the bayou from the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory, Lake Jackson Wilderness Park is bordered by Buffalo Camp Bayou and the Brazos River bottomland forest. It also parallels The Wilderness Golf Course, but you can only vaguely see the course during the hike. Make sure not to hike this trail after heavy rains since it can become quite muddy and also flood in some areas. Primitive camping is allowed with approval, and there is one interpretive nature loop in the park. Other activities here include boating, fishing, picnicking, and bird-watching. Do not veer off onto any small paths that take you into the forest. These are not part of the park’s trail system and it is best to stay on the marked trails. The trail is a 2.8-mile out-and-back trail with views of the bayou and the forests. It can be quite secluded so hike with a friend. Once you’re done, head over to the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory to see local birds, an Interpretative Center and a Research Center.
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