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Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center

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Be careful with alligators

The park has very good trails and the tower is the best attraction for this place. Although it is... read more

Reviewed October 4, 2017

Amazing, this was one of the best parts of my trip ,I got great pictures and spent time with one of... read more

Reviewed June 25, 2017
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Oct 4, 2017
“Be careful with alligators”
Jun 25, 2017
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14140 Garrett Rd, Houston, TX 77044-6418
+1 281-456-2800
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Reviewed October 4, 2017

The park has very good trails and the tower is the best attraction for this place. Although it is free, is not much crowded. I personally would like to make a time lapse at sunrise or sunset.

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Reviewed June 25, 2017 via mobile

Amazing, this was one of the best parts of my trip ,I got great pictures and spent time with one of the wives that went on the trip.

Thank Mary D
Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Nice place to be in contact with the wildlife, nature study and of course take a lot of pictures ... thanks Hannah ;-)

Thank Armando G
Reviewed September 13, 2016

The specialty of the park is dozens of ponds with beautiful lotus and water lilies blossoming in the summer. This is a nice place to stay away from hustle and bustle. A light walk under the archway of trees and bushes have you refreshed.

Thank ciciyus
Reviewed August 14, 2016

Nice place for fishing (I did not try but I saw a few people at the ponds). Ponds a very beautiful. If you are close, check them out. You will need 30min-1 hour to check the whole park. No overnight camping. You can hear a...More

Thank OlgaD2607
Reviewed March 6, 2016

Parking is VERY limited. We took our 25 foot RV, and were able to fit in two parking space, but on a busy day, we would have had to just leave. If you are RVing, park elsewhere and take your small car into the park....More

3  Thank e w
Reviewed March 3, 2016

Went to Sheldon lake on a midweek afternoon, place was almost empty Nicely laid out park with well defined trails suitable for wheelchair access with the exception of the observation tower, the elevator was out of order, you have to climb up 10 plus flights...More

2  Thank Steve H
Reviewed February 2, 2016 via mobile

A great place to be in contact and learn about wildlife. Different trials, a tower with a great view, good scenes for landscape pictures !!!

Thank Armando G
Reviewed November 24, 2015

There is not much of a museum here, as most of the exhibits are on a cabinet outside the main office. This park was used as a fish hatchery, but let the ponds go back to being wild. I walked some of the trails, which...More

Thank AF_Hiker
Reviewed September 21, 2015

Very nice little park but big enough because they have lots if walking trail and thigns to do, such as a nice little touch of fishing pond for the kids but you need a license, I was told as long as you just have the...More

3  Thank T P
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