ANWR | Aransas AgriLife | ARH Ed | Barnhart | Bauer Exhibit Bldg | BEC |
Boggy Nature Park | Brackenridge/Texana | Coleto | Connie Hagar | DOW | Fennessey
Fulton Harbor | Fulton Mansion Ed Center | Goliad Park | Goose Island

Grover’s Bend|NDP|Mad I|MCB|MCBNC| M-A NERR, R/V Katy | Oso Bay
Mustang Island SP | Formosa-Tejano | TMEC | VEG | WWF

Aquarium at Rockport Harbor Education Center

702 Navigation Cir, Rockport, TX 78382

From south of Rockport, take TX Hwy 35 Bypass to the FM 1069 exit. At stop sign after the exit, turn right onto E Market St. After 0.4 miles, take the 3rd left onto S Austin St. In 0.1 mi, turn right onto Veterans Memorial Dr and then slight right onto Navigation Cir. Take the 1st right to stay on Navigation Cir. Turn right onto Navigation Cir/Veterans Memorial Drive. Destination will be on the right. From north of Rockport/Fulton, head south on TX-35 S toward Broadway St/Farm to Market 3036. Travel through town on TX-35 BUS S, which becomes Broadway. When you approach the Rockport Harbor, turn left onto Chamber Dr. Turn left onto Veterans Memorial Drive. Destination will be on the right. Lat 28.024529° / Lon -97.047486  Map Directions

Aransas AgriLife Extension Office

892 Airport Road, Rockport TX 78382

From north of Rockport, take TX Hwy 35 into town. Cross Copano Bay. From the Welcome to Rockport-Fulton sign on the right as you leave the causeway, travel 2.4 miles to Airport Rd, the first street on the right just past the Aransas County airport. Turn right onto Airport Rd and travel 0.3 miles, passing the entrance to the Aransas County Transfer Station on the left. The next driveway on the left is the entrance to the Aransas County AgriLife Extension Office. From south of Rockport, travel to the end of the Hwy 35 Bypass and turn right on FM 3036. Travel 1.2 miles to Business 35. Turn left on Business 35 and travel 1.1 miles to Airport Rd on the left, at the edge of the Aransas County airport. Travel 0.3 miles to the entrance to the Aransas County AgriLife Extension Office on the left. Lat 28.080279° / Lon -97.044955  Map Directions

Aransas County Library

701 E Mimosa St, Rockport, TX 78382

From north of Rockport, take Business 35 through town. At the Loop 70/Hwy 35 split, stay on 35 for 0.3 mile. Turn left onto Pearl Street and go one block to Aransas County Library, on the left. From south of Rockport, turn off the Hwy 35 Bypass at the FM 1069 exit. At the stop sign, turn right onto FM 1069 and go 1.4 miles to the intersection with Business 35. Turn left onto Business 35 and travel 0.5 mile to Pearl St. Turn right onto Pearl and travel one block. The Aransas County Library is on the left. Lat 28.026223° / Lon -97.054113 Map Directions

Aransas National Wildlife Refuge

Near Austwell, TX

From the south: Follow Highway 35N to the FM 774 exit. Turn right on FM 774 and go approximately 6 miles, winding through the farm fields. Turn right again on FM 2040. Drive another 6 miles to the Refuge gate. Go to the Visitor Contact Station to register. From the north: Travel south on Hwy 35 to Tivoli. Continue past Tivoli approximately 1 mile to the FM 239 exit (on your left). Follow FM 239 to Austwell.  Upon entering Austwell, FM 239 turns into FM 774 at the curve. Continue on FM 774. Follow 774 and take a right at the stop sign. At the end of the street, take a right again. As you exit Austwell, drive ½ mile to the FM 2040 intersection. Turn left on FM 2040 and drive 6 miles to the Refuge gate. Go to the Visitor Contact Station to register. GPS coordinates for the main entrance: 28.313449,-96.804022 Map Directions

Barnhart Ranch & Nature Retreat

8212 FM 883, Berclair, TX 78107

From Rockport: From Hwy 35 Bypass, take TX 188, 89, and 181 past Sinton to Beeville. At intersection of US 59, turn right and drive about 14 miles to Berclair. At Berclair, turn left onto FM 883 (see Country Store on left, baseball diamond on right). Drive 8.2 miles. The ranch’s black gate and Barnhart Q5 Ranch sign will be on your right, along with a TXDOT birding-trail sign. Enter gate and take caliche-topped road to your immediate left. You’ll pass Indian Creek, a pond, and cross a cattleguard. We’ll gather at the guest house compound. Lat 28.621636° / Lon -97.671339°  Map Directions

Bauer Exhibit Building, Calhoun Co Fairgrounds

305 Henry Barber Way, Port Lavaca, TX 77979

From Tivoli and south, travel 18.8 miles north on TX Hwy 35. From Port Lavaca, travel south on TX 35 0.3 miles from the intersection with US Hwy 87. Turn off State Highway 35 onto CR 101 (Henry Barber Way) at green “Calhoun County Fairgrounds” highway sign across Hwy 35 from the Holiday Motel and Lee Tire/CarQuest businesses. Continue on CR 101/Henry Barber Way 0.8 miles and turn right. Calhoun County AgriLife offices will be on the left and the Bauer Exhibit Building will be on your right. Lat 28.596707° / Lon -96.644837°  Map Directions
Note: The Bauer Community Center is a different building on Hwy 35 on the other side of Port Lavaca.

Bay Education Center

121 Seabreeze, Rockport, TX 78382

From the north: Take Hwy 35, and then Business 35 to Rockport. Business 35 will become Broadway. In town, the road will fork; bear left at the light to stay on Broadway, following signs to the Chamber of Commerce. Turn left on E. Concho/Veteran’s Memorial Drive; the first left after the Chamber of Commerce & Women’s Club. Go straight toward the beach. Shortly the road will become Seabreeze. The Bay Education Center is at 121 Seabreeze; on the right just before the entrance to Rockport Beach Park. From the south: Take Business 35 toward Rockport. South of town, bear right onto Hwy 70. Stay on Hwy 70, following signs for the Chamber of Commerce. Turn right at E Concho/Veteran’s Memorial Drive. (This will be just before the Women’s Club and Chamber of Commerce.) Go straight toward the beach. Shortly the road will become Seabreeze. The Bay Education Center is at 121 Seabreeze; on the right just before the entrance to Rockport Beach Park. Lat 28.026657° / Lon -97.046329°  Map Directions

Boggy Nature Park

Port O’Connor, TX 77982

From downtown Port O-Connor, travel northwest on Second Street to Taylor Avenue. Turn left onto Taylor and travel one block to the entrance to the park.

Brackenridge & Texana Parks/Campgrounds

Brackenridge: 891 Brackenridge Parkway, Edna, Texas 77957
Texana: 46 Park Rd 1, Edna, TX 77957

From Victoria area on US 59 N: Take 1st exit ramp onto W Main St/TX-521-Loop toward Edna, turn right onto N Wells St/TX-111, travel 6.8 miles until reaching Brackenridge Recreation Complex entrance on right. From Port Lavaca and south, take TX-35 N and FM1593 to Park Rd 1 in Jackson County (28.9 mi). Turn right onto Park Rd 1. Texana Park & Campground entrance will be on the left and Brackenridge will be on the right.

Coleto Creek Reservoir and Park

365 Coleto Bluff Rd, Victoria, TX 77905

The park is located just off U.S. Hwy 59 between Victoria and Goliad. Watch for brown signs for Coleto Creek Reservoir and Park. From the Hwy 59/77 interchange south of Victoria: travel southwest on Hwy 59 6.2 miles. Turn right onto the road into the park. From the U.S. 183 (Alt 77)/Hwy 59 intersection in Goliad: travel northeast on Hwy 59 13.4 miles to the park entrance and turn left. On the park road, travel 0.4 mile to park headquarters. After you have checked in, proceed 0.4 miles and turn left at the “Campgrounds” sign. Travel down that road to the meeting location—Pavilion C, the first building on your right. Lat 28.715352° / Lon -97.174844°  Map Directions

Connie Hagar Cottage Sanctuary

1401 S Church Street RockportTX 78382
Connie Hagar is located at the corner of S Church and E First. 28.01005,-97.058684

Map Directions

Dow Recreational Center

At the intersection of  State Hwy 35 and State Hwy 185, turn onto 185 headed toward Seadrift. After approximately 1.5 miles, turn right, and then left into the clubhouse driveway. Lat 28.504468° / Lon -96.782903  Map Directions

Fennessey Ranch

FM 2678 Bayside, TX 78340

From the intersection of U.S. Hwy 77 and FM 774 in Refugio, travel east on 774 1.4 miles to the blinking yellow light at the intersection of 774 and FM 2678. Travel south 4.5 to the Fennessey Ranch sign and entrance on the right. From Port Lavaca, travel TX Hwy 35 to the intersection with FM 774 and turn right onto 774. Travel approximately 20 miles to the intersection with 2678 and follow directions above. From Hwy 35 N Bypass & W Market St/FM 1069 in Rockport, travel FM 1069 5.6 miles to TX Hwy 188 and turn right. Travel approximately 7 miles to the intersection of 188 and 136. Turn right onto 136 and travel 10 miles and continue on FM 2678 for 5.1 miles to the Fennessey Ranch sign and gate on your left. Lat 28.229914° / Lon -97.243437  Map Directions

Formosa-Tejano Wetlands

14794 TX-172, Lolita, TX 77971

From Palacios, go west on TX 35 to the intersection of TX 172. Take TX 172 north toward Ganado 6.9 miles to the gate (left) of the Formosa-Tejano Wetlands. From Rockport, go north on TX 35 to TX 172 (approx. 62 miles). Turn left at TX 172 and travel 6.9 miles to the gate on the left. From Victoria, go north on US 59 to the TX 521 Loop toward Edna. Turn right onto TX 111E and travel 10.4 miles to TX 172. Turn right at TX 172S and go 9.1 miles to destination on the right. Lat 28.818418° / Lon -96.469453°  Map Directions

Fulton Harbor – The Skimmer

215 N Fulton Beach Rd, Fulton, TX 78358

From south of Rockport/Fulton: Take State Highway 35N. Do not take any Rockport exits. Turn right when the highway ends. Travel straight through the light and continue until you come to the water. Look left and you will see the Skimmer a few slips down in the harbor behind Charlotte Plummer’s Restaurant. From the north: Take Highway 35 South and come into the Rockport/Fulton area over a long bridge. After approximately 5 miles you will come to the first traffic light at Cactus Street. Turn left and continue until you come to the water. Look left and you will see the Skimmer in the harbor behind Charlotte Plummer’s. Lat 28.063734° / Lon -97.034254°  Map Directions

Fulton Mansion Education and History Center

The center is located behind the Fulton Mansion at 317 S. Fulton Beach Rd, Rockport, TX 78382.

Goliad State Park

108 Park Rd 6, Goliad, TX 77963-3206
To get to the gate at the park, travel 0.25 mile south of Goliad on U.S. Highway 183 and 77A. Lat 28.656465° / Lon -97.387034°  Map Directions

Goose Island State Park

202 S. Palmetto St, Rockport, TX 78382-7965

The park is located 10 miles northeast of Rockport. Take State Highway 35 to Park Road 13, and then travel two miles east to the park entrance. Lat 28.133503° / Lon -96.984280° Map Directions

Grover’s Bend, Riverside Park

107 Lowry Dr, Victoria, TX 77901

Drive into Victoria and enter Riverside Park from Main St, which is also Hwy 87. Turn on Magnolia St, which becomes McCright Dr in the 3200 block of Main. Follow McCright approximately 1.2 miles to Grover’s Bend – 107 Lowry Dr., Victoria, TX 77901 – on your right. Map Directions Lat 28.822930° / Lon -97.026616°

Nueces Delta Preserve

3410 Hwy 77 Odem, TX 78370

From Rockport: Take TX Hwy 188 west toward Sinton. Turn right on TX 89 to bypass Sinton. When you intersect US 77, turn left to go south on 77. Stay on 77 to Odem. Follow directions from Odem. From all counties north of Aransas: Take US 77 south through Sinton and into Odem; follow directions from Odem. From Odem: From the intersection of FM 631 and US Hwy 77 in Odem, go 2.1 miles south on 77. Turn left just past the Angelita Estates into the Nueces Delta Preserve. The entrance to the Preserve is right next to Gatz Rock Yard, which is easier to see from the highway. You will go through an archway that says McGregor Ranch. If the gate is closed, please wait there. If it’s open, follow the road over the railroad track. (It is an active track, so watch for trains!) Take a left at the T in the road and go up the hill to the Education Center. Lat 27.920898° / Lon -97.606038°  Map Directions

Mad Island Marsh Preserve

Near Collegeport, TX

Warning: Internet mapping sites may not provide accurate directions to The Nature Conservancy’s Clive Runnells Family Mad Island Marsh Preserve.  Map to Mad Island

From Port Lavaca, travel north on TX 35 through Palacios (Note: TX 35 makes a sharp left curve in Palacios). Approximately 5 miles past Palacios, turn right onto 521. Proceed 5.2 miles on 521 (you’ll cross the Tres Palacios River) to the intersection of FM 1095 at the old Tin Top store. Turn right onto 1095 and travel 4.3 miles. Past the sharp right curve, turn left onto CR 378/Brazos Tower Road. (A gray house is on the right corner and a brown “Mad Island” sign is directly across the intersection). Travel 3 miles on CR 378/Brazos Tower past a sharp right curve. At the next intersection past this curve, turn left onto the dirt road CR 374/AP Ranch Road. A Mad Island Wildlife Management Area sign is at this intersection (this road is also labeled Franzen Road/373). Turn left onto CR 374 and go straight 1.6 miles until this dirt road dead-ends at the Mad Island gate. Open the gate and be sure to close it behind you. Once inside the gate, go straight on this dirt road for 2 miles – do not take the left hand turn to the MI Wildlife Management Area. You will pass a small farm house & a workshop building, a second small dilapidated house, and then go through a slough area. Proceed another mile. Turn right at the Headquarters sign on the right. You will cross another slough area (on warm sunny days, say “Hi” to the alligator). At a small intersection, you will have a gate in front of you and no choice but to curve left. Proceed left and travel until this road dead-ends at the 2-story Lodge building. Lat 28.645422° / Lon -96.103140° Directions to the gate shared by the WMA and TNC.

Matagorda County Birding Nature Center

1025 TX-35, Bay City, TX 77414

From Palacios, travel 26.1 miles on Hwy 35 and watch for a sign about a half mile from the gate. The yellow-painted arch entrance will be on your right. If you cross the Colorado River, you have gone too far. From the intersection of TX Hwy 35 and Hwy 60 in downtown Bay City, travel west on Hwy 35 4.6 miles to the center on your left just past the Colorado River. Lat 28.983560° / Lon -96.012085°  Map Directions

Mission-Aransas NERR, R/V Katy

750 Channel View Dr, Port Aransas, TX 78373
The NERR is located on the campus of the University of Texas Marine Science Institute. UTMSI’s official address is 750 Channel View Dr, but the main entrance is located at 855 E. Cotter Ave. Directions from the Ferry: go straight on Cotter Ave through both stop lights and the 4-way stop sign toward the beach. UTMSI will be on the left before you get to the beach. Directions from Padre Island: take Hwy 361 to Port Aransas. Go straight on S. Alister St. At the 2nd stoplight, turn right on Cotter Ave. Go straight through the 4-way stop sign toward the beach. UTMSI will be on the left before you get to the beach. Lat 27.8368732 / Lon -97.0530111 Map Directions 

Museum of the Coastal Bend

2200 E Red River St, Victoria, TX 77901

The Museum of the Coastal Bend at Victoria College is located at the corner of Ben Jordan and Red River. Lat 28.814334° / Lon -96.982206°  Map Directions

Mustang Island State Park

Take TX-361 out of Port Aransas toward Corpus Christi. Travel approximately 13 miles and watch for the entrance to the park on the left (beach) side of the highway.

Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve

2446 N. Oso Parkway, Corpus Christi, Texas 78414

From South Padre Island Drive in Corpus Christi, exit right onto Staples, Airline, or Rodd Field Rd. Travel 1.2 miles and turn left on Wooldridge Rd, which dead-ends at N. Oso Pkwy. Turn left, and Oso Bay entrance is on the right. Map Directions

Texas Marine Education Center, Palacios

102 Marine Center Drive  Palacios, TX 77465

From south of Palacios, take TX Hwy 35 north. Turn right onto TX 35 BUS E. Take the first right onto Co Rd 321/Marine Center Dr. Take the first left, and the TMEC will be on the left. From north of Palacios, follow TX Hwy 35 through town and then turn left onto TX 35 BUS E and follow directions above. Lat 28.695136° / Lon -96.239958°  Map Directions

The Texas Zoo

110 Memorial Drive, Victoria, TX 77901

From the south: Take US-77 N toward Victoria. Stay straight to go onto US-77-BR. Merge onto US-59-BR N/US-77-BR N/SW Moody Street toward Victoria. Turn LEFT onto W Stayton Avenue, the next street after W Power Avenue. Stayton Ave goes through a residential area into Riverside Park. Turn slight left onto Memorial Drive. The Zoo is at 110 Memorial Drive on the right. From the east/north: Take US-59 S toward Victoria. Merge onto US-59-BR S toward Telferner/Victoria. Turn slight left onto N Moody Street/US-59-BR/US-77-BR just past N Glass Street. Take the 1st right onto W Stayton Avenue and follow directions above. Lat 28.808348° / Lon -97.018426°  Map Directions

Victoria Educational Gardens

333 Bachelor Drive, Victoria, TX

VEG is located near the old Aviation Control Tower at Victoria Regional Airport. Take Hwy 59N and turn left on Foster Field Drive, turn left at Aviation Circle, turn right at Piper Street, turn left on Hanger Drive and you will see Victoria Educational Gardens and the Officer’s Club on the left before you reach the new restored Aviation Control Tower. Alternate directions: As you approach Victoria, take Business 59 and turn onto Big Bend Drive. Turn left on Waco Circle, which will dead-end at Victoria Educational Gardens. Lat 28.847914° / Lon -96.925783°  Map Directions

Welder Wildlife Foundation

North of Sinton, TX

From the intersection of Texas highways 188, 181, and 89 east of Sinton, turn onto TX 89 and travel 2.0 miles to US 77. Turn right to enter the ramp onto US Hwy 77 north. Go 6.1 miles on 77 to the white Spanish-style gatehouse entrance to Welder. From Refugio, go south on US 77 17.1 miles from the intersection of 77 and Alt 77/183. Turn at the white Spanish-style gatehouse and wait at the gate for the Welder escort. Lat 28.121109° / Lon -97.442031  Map Directions