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Creekfield Lake Nature Trail is an accessible nature trail and interpretive exhibit pilot project is the first of its kind for the department (1995) and was designed with the assistance of the greater Houston area disabled community in partnership with The George Foundation, Fort Bend County, and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. The trail is fully paved and takes visitor on a .5 mile loop our of an outstanding wetland area. Exciting features along this trail include a series of interpretive panels with tactile bronzes of wetland wildlife, and accessible boardwalk and observation deck for wildlife viewing, rest areas with shaded benches, and an audio-described tour (available for check-out from the par headquarters. The newly retrofitted "Habitats and Niches" exhibit includes an unusual "hands-on" alligator discovery area, a tactile model of the park, and an open-captioned orientation video for visitors with hearing impairments.

Additionally, there are ongoing interpretive and educational programs every weekend - fee charged. Also the George Observatory (979/553-3400) is located in the park and is open Saturdays from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. For information on stargazing programs/passes and other programs, call the Observatory at 979/553-3400 or the Observatory (as a satellite of the Houston Museum of Natural Science) at 281/242-3055.

Directions: From Richmond, TX, Travel approximately 20 miles southeast of Richmond on FM 762, or travel south from Houston on State Highway 288 to Rosharon, then west on FM 1462

Distance: 0.5 miles

Difficulty: Easy

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Brazos Bend State Park, Texas

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