Alderete Park in San Antonio, Texas (Bexar County)

About the City Park

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Alderete Park spans 7.6 acres and offers opportunities for picnicking, bicycling, soccer and softball. The athletic fields are available for rental, as are two pavilions. The park also features a playground and a .25 walking trail.




Location

Located at the intersection of Aurora Avenue and NW 36th Street in San Antonio.

Hours

The park is open 7 days a week year-round, from 5 AM to 11 PM, for day use activities.

No overnight camping is permitted.

Fees

There is no entrance fee for the park.

Events

Check the Wild Texas Events Calendar for activities scheduled at the park.

San Antonio, Texas Weather


San Antonio, Texas, weather forecast

Official Contact Information

The City Park is managed by the San Antonio Department of Parks & Recreation.

San Antonio Parks & Recreation Department Alderete Park
300 Aurora
San Antonio, TX 78228
Telephone: (210)207-7275

Alazan Bayou Wildlife Management Area in Nacogdoches, Texas (Nacogdoches County)

About the National Wildlife Refuge

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Alazan Bayou Wildlife Management Area covers 2,063 acres in the “Piney Woods” of East Texas, near the Angelina River in Nacogdoches County.

Activities include: primitive tent camping, fishing, hiking, horseback riding and hunting. Campers must pack in their own drinking water — potable water, restrooms and other facilities are not available. Horseback riding is limited to September 1 through September 26 and March 16 through August 31 annually. Equestrian travel is at riders’ discretion; trails are not designated in the Area.

Birding, nature study and wildlife observation opportunities are available. A wildlife observation area is located on the west side of the marsh at the end of the roadway. Wildlife includes white-tailed deer, wild turkey, Eastern cottontail, feral hog and Eastern fox squirrel.




Location

Located 140 miles north of Houston, and 6 miles south of Nacogdoches. From Highway 59 near Nacogdoches, take FM 2782 west for 1 mile to the entrance station. Three entrances to the WMA area located on FM 2782.

Hours

Open 7 days a week year-round.

Fees

There is no entrance fee for the park.

Events

Check the Wild Texas Events Calendar for activities scheduled at the park.

Nacogdoches, Texas Weather


Nacogdoches, Texas, weather forecast

Official Contact Information

The Wildlife Management Area is managed by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.

Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Alazan Bayou Wildlife Management Area
8096 FM 2782
Nacogdoches, TX 75964
Telephone: (936)639-1879



Alabama Creek Wildlife Management Area in Nacogdoches, Texas (Trinity County)

About the National Wildlife Refuge

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Alabama Creek Wildlife Management Area’s 14,561 acres are nestled in the Davy Crockett National Forest near the Neches River. Like all Wildlife Management Areas, the land remains largely undeveloped. Portions of the WMA are accessible via the Davy Crockett National Forest’s self-guided driving trail; various utility and public hunting roads provide additional access. Call the National Forest at (936)655-2299 before visiting to inquire about possible seasonal road closures.

Recreation activities at Alabama Creek WMA include: birding, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, primitive (tent) camping, nature study and wildlife observation. Anglers will find fishing opportunities in the Neches River and area ponds stocked with bass and catfish. Primitive (tent) camping is available year-round. During white-tailed deer hunting season, camping is restricted to designated campsites. Campers must pack in their own drinking water — potable water, restrooms, and other facilities are not available.

Many people are drawn to this “Piney Woods” region of Texas in the early Spring (March) to witness the annual dogwood bloom. If you visit during dogwood season, be sure to explore the Dogwood Trail self-guided driving tour — Forest Service Road 509. Wildlife viewing opportunities exist year-round and include white-tailed deer, Eastern fox squirrel and waterfowl.




Location

The refuge is located southwest of Lufkin, west of the Neches River in Trinity County. From Lufkin take SH 94 approximately 13 miles to the intersection of FM 2262. Travel south on FM 2262 four miles.

Hours

Refuge trails are open every day of the year during daylight hours. Be aware of scheduled hunting activities.

Fees

No fee is charged for access to the refuge.

Events

Check the Wild Texas Events Calendar for activities scheduled at the park.

Nacogdoches, Texas Weather


Nacogdoches, Texas, weather forecast

Official Contact Information

The Wildlife Management Area is managed by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.

Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Alabama Creek Wildlife Management Area
8096 FM 2782
Nacogdoches, TX 75964
Telephone: (936)569-8547