Texas Independence Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Houston: Sheldon Lake State Park

Photo by TPWD

The primary activities at the lake unit are fishing and wildlife observation. Sheldon Lake is open every day to public fishing with appropriate licenses. Activities at the Environmental Learning Center include group programming, birding, wildlife/nature study, and fishing for children. Alternative energy technologies and green building techniques are demonstrated at the learning center. A wildscape demonstration garden shows techniques to use native plants and wildflowers that attract birds, butterflies and other wildlife to your backyard. A composting demonstration area shows easy means of recycling household leaves and grass.


  • 15315 Beaumont Highway (Business 90) at Park Road
  • Houston, Texas
  • 77049


Hours & Fees

  • Open 7 days a week year-round.
    The lake, its banks, and levees are open every day from dawn to dusk.

    Environmental Learning Center
    Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Free