East End Lagoon Nature Park & Preserve

The City of Galveston owns 685 acres of land at the east end of the Island at Boddeker Drive and Apffel Park. The vision of the East End Lagoon Advisory Task Force is to transform this resource into a world-class, sustainable, natural recreational park and nature preserve with trails and an interpretive center. GINTC assisted in raising the money necessary to develop the master plan and serves on the planning committee. Click here to see the East End Lagoon Nature Park & Preserve vision and current business plan.

The potential of the property to enhance public awareness of Galveston’s natural resources and wildlife habitats, weather and tides and waterborne industry is extraordinary. Tidal lagoons, wetlands, grasslands, dunes, inter-tidal marshes, sea grass beds, gulf access and a view of the Houston Ship Channel entrance are all part of the area.

2024 Free East End Lagoon Nature Trail Outings


Most outings begin at 9:00 a.m.
Mark the 2024 dates on your calendar.
Click on the May date below to register for our next outing. We'll post the link for future events as they get closer.

January 13 FULL!

February 10 FULL!

March 9 FULL!

April 13 FULL!

May 11, World Migratory Bird Day FULL! 

June 8 Ended

July 13 Registration Open! 

August 10

September 14

October 12

November 9

December 14