East End Lagoon Nature Park and Preserve
A Galveston treasure, the 684-acrea East End Lagoon nature preserve is one of the few remaining sizable tracts of undeveloped coastal prairie and salt marsh on the island. The area is home to a diverse collection of birds and marine mammals that thrive in the brackish waters found here.
For the last several years, Park Board staff has directed a community-based East End Lagoon Advisory Committee charged with seeking funding sources for improvements to the area while protecting its natural beauty. The committee has made great strides for the area. They include constructing an ADA accessible trail loop with interpretive signage and clearing space for parking and enhanced access to the boat launch to allow for human-powered vessels like kayaks and paddleboards.
Recently, the Park Board has been notified of a federal grant award that will allow for the construction of an open-air pavilion to serve as a visitor education center.
Support and Donate:
The Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council has been designated by the City Council of Galveston to act as the fundraising entity for the East End Lagoon Nature Park and Preserve. The Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council works in conjunction with the Galveston Park Board of Trustees, the City of Galveston, and all other partners to facilitate the project.
Community involvement is the key to making this vision a reality. Support the East End Lagoon Nature Park and Preserve today. Please note "East End Lagoon" in the comment box.
Virtual & In-Person Activities:
Experience the EEL Nature Trail virtually! Click here to sample videos of trail tours and the accompanying activity sheets.
FREE Nature Trail Walks 2021: July 17, August 21, September 18, October 16, November 20 and December 18. Register here with Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council.
For more information about the East End Lagoon, visit EastEndLagoon.org.