Sheldon Lake State Park

Location: 14140 Garrett Road, Houston, TX 77044

Houston’s a swamp.  I can’t argue against that.  There aren’t picturesque mountains.  There aren’t sandy beaches or rolling hills.  But that doesn’t mean swamps can’t be pretty.

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Sheldon Lake State Park, located along the eastern portion of Beltway 8 in Houston, brings out the best in swampland.

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In addition to free catch and release fishing, the park also boasts an 82-foot tall observation tower with both stair and elevator access.

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In addition to a bird’s eye view of the surrounding marshland, the tower also gives you a distant view of Houston’s western skyline (read: downtown) and eastern skyline (read: a smattering of oil refineries).

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On a clear day, it’s a pretty place to take a walk.  But don’t take our word for it.  See below!

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