Dr. Ned and Fay Dudney Clear Creek Nature Center

1220 Egret Bay Blvd., LEAGUE CITY TX

A wetland habitat, this park spans 148 acres of undeveloped land. Bird blinds are strategically placed throughout the park to provide opportunities to watch local and migrating birds. You’ll likely spot pelicans, egrets, herons, and other birds who make this area their home. Picnic tables and restrooms are also on site.

Hours: Dusk to dawn

Located on the east side of League City, this nature park includes a 1.3-mile concrete trail, multipurpose observation trail with bird blinds, butterfly garden, restrooms, picnic tables, and a pavilion.

 

Nature Park Pavilion: 30 ft by 30 ft, 4 picnic tables

Open to the public, but not a rentable space.

 

The Dr. Ned and Fay Dudney Nature Center, once known as the Davis tract, is one of the last remaining large undeveloped properties with quality wetlands. The 148-acre park provides a home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. The site is an excellent habitat for migrant birds, such as Sandhill cranes, great blue herons, ibises, American egrets, great white herons, owls, and various songbirds, which use the area to nest and feed. Occasionally the endangered whooping cranes have been known to visit. Ducks, pelicans, shore birds, and wading birds all enjoy the large isolated pond along Clear Creek. The site’s wetlands serve as a nursery for many species of fish. The wetlands to the east help to provide homes to mammals such as deer, bobcats, coyotes, and raccoons.

The park will provide a wonderful opportunity for public education, one of the major objectives of the nature park. Through interpretive signage, literature, and field trips, the park will provide a way to teach adults and children alike the value of the rich and diverse habitats found in the Texas Coastal zones.