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The Dr. Ned and Fay Dudney Clear Creek Nature Center
A League City Coastal Prairie and Saltmarsh Wetland Park
Given the name, its not surprising that this park is located on Clear Creek. Basically, the grounds consist of a concrete trail following the creek from the entrance to a spot about 0.8 of a mile down and a fly ash loop.
Dont worry about needing a bathroom. Check out this high-tech facility. Not your typical port-o-potty. Security? Check out the surveillance security camera mounted on the roof overlooking the parking lot. Theres no water fountain though, so bring your own.
The connected fly ash (kind of a crude asphalt) loop that is somewhat more primitive than the concrete section but it offers a bit of a hill. This trail really isnt much good to run on for the most part; it is falling apart and it is crowned rather than flat. Luckily, the grass alongside is excellent.
Nature Watching and Bird Blinds
Along the concrete trail there are a couple of offshoots leading to bird blinds where you can watch the wildlife on the creek If you include these offshoots on your run, the entire run will log you about 2 miles making it convenient to get in multiple distances, i.e. 2, 4, 6, 8, etc.
What else might you see on your outing? A lot of cardinals, some mockingbirds, field mice, rabbits, egrets, and mosquitos. Although they claim alligators are a possibility, Ive never seen one.
How to Get to the Dr. Ned and Fay Dudney Clear Creek Nature Center
From Downtown, head south on I-45 and hang a left on FM 518. Proceed until you get to FM 270 (a busy intersection with a Jack-in-the-Box on your left and a Kroger on your right). Hang another left . The entrance is about 0.75 miles on the right.
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