Big Reef Nature Park

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Park Rule: On Leash
Restroom: Yes
Park Size: Large
Small Dog Area: No
Fee: None
Description

Big Reef Nature Park of Galveston, Texas features a nature trail at East Lagoon as well as a dune walkover. The area is ideal for birdwatching, nature study, walking, and fishing. The East Beach is also the place where you can bring your pooch for some doggie play and exercise. 

You can visit the location if you want to find a variety of birds such as cormorants, egrets, herons, ibis, black skimmers, rails, bitterns, or explore the area’s natural tidal marsh environment. The great thing about Big Reef Nature Park is that you can enjoy a vast number of the resting birds without even leaving your car. 

The ideal locations for birding are the tidal creek and pond, while the best time to see the birds is early or late in the afternoon. You can take Fido to the East Beach for a walk or check out the variety and beauty of the resting birds at this location: from black skimmers to gulls, terns, rails, and bitterns in season. 

Another great thing about Big Reef is that it offers you the perfect spot to watch the incoming and outgoing ships. You can also go fishing alongside your furry companion if you prefer a little bit more relaxation. There are designated parking areas by the bollards, and a tow zone along the roadway. Make sure your pup is leashed and licensed before taking them to the park. 

You should always pick up after your pet and dispose of the waste in designated containers while at the location. Whether you want to go birdwatching, nature studying, fishing or walking down by the beach, Big Reef Nature Park in Galveston, TX, is the ideal place to visit. Relax and enjoy nature beside your four-legged best friend, while exploring the East Lagoon Nature Trail as well as the beach and pond areas of Reef Nature Park.

Address
Boddeker Drive
Galveston, TX 77550
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Address
Boddeker Drive
Galveston, TX 77550
Hours
Mon Sunrise - Sunset
Tue Sunrise - Sunset
Wed Sunrise - Sunset
Thu Sunrise - Sunset
Fri Sunrise - Sunset
Sat Sunrise - Sunset
Sun Sunrise - Sunset