Nature Preserves

Spring Trails Preserve

Open from dawn until dusk.

Named after the adjoining neighborhood, this is our flagship nature preserve and the home of the Spring Creek Greenway Nature Center. Boasting hundreds of acres, miles of trails, scenic views, and a 5 acre fishing pond this preserve has everything you need for full day of nature exploration.

Peckinpaugh Preserve

Open from dawn until dusk.

Named for the family that once owned much of the land along Spring Creek, this preserve offers one of the best views of Spring Creek at the Peckinpaugh Overlook. This preserve can be accessed via the Wetland Loop trail on the Spring Trails Preserve.

Old Riley Fuzzel Road Preserve

Open from dawn until dusk.

This preserve offers a more rustic experience, as the trails have been damaged by repeated flooding and erosion caused by construction. This preserve offers a canoe launch into Spring Creek as well as catch and release fishing at Alligator Pond.

Montgomery County Preserve

Open from dawn until dusk.

This small preserve offers a quick getaway from the surrounding semi-urban area featuring hiking trails, a small pond perfect for a picnic lunch, and access to Panther Creek. The preserve also serves as an endpoint for the Spring Creek Nature Trail.

Spring Acres Preserve

Open from dawn until dusk.

This preserve lies between the Timber Lakes/Timber Ridge community and Spring Creek. It provides access to the Spring Creek Nature Trail and the Grogan’s Point Preserve.

Grogan’s Point Preserve

Open from dawn until dusk.

This preserve lies between Grogan’s Point and Spring Creek. It can be accessed via the Spring Creek Nature Trail, which runs the entire length of the preserve. It meets the Spring Acres Preserve on its western border and the Montgomery County Preserve on its eastern border. It boasts large stretches of undisturbed wilderness.

Dawnwood Preserve

Open from dawn until dusk.

This preserve is accessible by the Spring Creek Nature Trail, connecting the section of trail that runs under Gosling to the section that runs alongside the Timber Lakes/Timber Ridge community.

Spring Creek Bend Preserve

Not open to the public.

This preserve, while fairly large, has no official trails or public access points. It is intended to remain as a local refuge for native species to thrive.

Magnolia Preserve

Not open to the public.

This small preserve serves as a habitat for native species that rely on Spring Creek. It also acts as flood barrier for the Spring Trails Community.

Bald Cypress Preserve

Not open to the public.

This preserve is named for the numerous bald cypress trees found within its wetland areas. Again, this land provides crucial habitat for the many species that depend on Spring Creek for their survival.

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Address: 1300 Riley Fuzzel Rd. Spring, TX 77386
Phone: 281-364-4225
Email: nature.center@mctx.org
Hours: M-Sat, 9am to 4pm. Closed on county holidays.

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