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Nature Center

The Texana Park Nature Center has been one of the highlights of Texana Park since its inception back when the Park was actually the Lake Texana State Park. When the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department closed the state park in 2012, the Lavaca-Navidad River Authority stepped in to preserve one of Jackson County’s hidden gems and has had the governing control over the center since then.

The Texana Park Nature Center is the perfect place to come face to face with wildlife. The center is open most weekends and offers interactive programs for visitors of all ages. Please visit our events calendar to view special programs hosted at the Nature Center throughout the year. Please call the Texana Park office to see if the Nature Center will be open during your stay with us.

Local naturalist Cindy Baker (known affectionately by most as Ranger Cindy!) elected to stay and carry on her mission of educating the public about the flora and fauna of Jackson county and the watershed of our rivers up until her retirement in May of 2019. Michael Price, a longtime naturalist from western Texas was hired as the Public Education Coordinator in May of 2019 to carry on the mission of flora and fauna education.


Texana Park & Campground Community Education Center

The Lavaca-Navidad River Authority and Brackenridge Recreation Complex are excited to announce that there will be a new Community Education Center that will be significant improvement on the facilities that are currently available. The groundbreaking is planned to occur in the summer of 2019 and the Center should be open to the public in August 2020.


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