Currently, the East End Lagoon Nature Park and Preserve is enjoyed by locals and visitors alike for fishing, crabbing, kayaking, hiking, birding, photography and other activities. Future plans will provide enhanced opportunities for recreation while keeping the site available for everyone.
FISHING AND CRABBING
The beachfront and the lagoon have long been a favorite of families for fishing and crabbing. Many fish such as flounder, trout and redfish are regularly caught along the beachfront and the lagoon. Blue crabs are plentiful throughout the year. While a state fishing license is required and all state fishing regulations apply, there are no fees for fishing in the area.
BIRDING AND BIRD WATCHING
The East End Lagoon is a bird watcher's dream. Shorebirds, birds of prey, and hundreds of species of migrating birds can be found at various times of the year. Black skimmers, terns and piping plovers nest along the beachfront at Big Reef while red-winged blackbirds rest along the tall grasses. Egrets and herons fish in the lagoon and birds of prey search for food near the fresh water pot holes.
Click here to download the Great Galveston Birding Brochure.
Professional and amateur nature photographers will find no shortage of subjects at the East End Lagoon Nature Park and Preserve. From birds to bugs, flora and fauna, shells and even ships, everywhere you look there is something to catch your lens.
Currently, the East End Lagoon is home to a 1/2 mile of beautiful trails with signage for visitors to enjoy. Development and planning is currently underway for a network of trails planned throughout the Lagoon.
Kayaking is a perfect way to experience the lagoon from a different perspective. Bring your own kayak and go it alone or go with a local group such as Artist Boat (www.artistboat.org).