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County
Harris
Region
Gulf Coast
Population
2010 Census - 100
2000 Census - Unknown
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Lynchburg, Texas
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Lynchburg to Baytown Ferry Service:
Nathaniel Lynch established the ferry service around 1830. Harris County has operated this free ferry service since 1888. The ferry operates on the San Jacinto River ferrying vehicles between Lynchburg and the San Jacinto State Historic Site & Battleship Texas SHS in La Porte. The 12 vehicle capacity William P. Hobby and Ross S. Sterling ferryboats were built by the Todd Shipyard in 1964. The ferry operates Mon-Fri, 4:30am-8pm; Sat-Sun, 11am-6:30pm; closed major holidays including New Year’s Day, Easter, Memorial and Labor Days, July 4th, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Two ferries operate Mon-Fri, 3:30pm-6:30pm. The trip takes 7 to 10 minutes. Lynchburg is located south of IH-10 on an inlet extending into Burnet Bay across the water from the San Jacinto Monument. The Baytown Ferry is located at 1001 S. Lynchburg Road. The San Jacinto Ferry is located on SH 134 (Battleground Road), La Porte. (281) 424-3521. Lynchburg Map; Click to Enlarge  Lynchburg Area Mapap 
 
David G. Burnet Memorial Park, 6.3 Acres:
Burnet was the first President of the Republic of Texas; the park is located on his former homesite. Park amenities include a large playground, benches, art work, a sheltered picnic pavilion with a fireplace, sheltered and unsheltered picnic tables, a 0.25 mile jogging trail, restrooms, a pavilion replica of Burnet’s home, an educational plaza, a Texas Historical Marker, and plaques and kiosks describing the history of Burnet’s homesite, the Lynchburg Ferry and the San Jacinto Battleground. The park is located east of the Lynchburg Ferry’s north landing at 1704 Burnet Avenue. (713) 274-2350.
 
Birding - Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail, Upper Texas Gulf Coastal Region:
Anahuac Loop:  East side of Trinity Bay, north side of Galveston Bay, East Bay, Monroe City, Lake Anahuac, Anahuac, Hankamer, Anahuac NWR, west side of Winnie
San Jacinto Loop:  Baytown, Deer, Morgan’s Point, La Porte, west side of Trinity Bay
Clear Lake Loop:  Morgan’s Point, La Porte, Shoreacres, Seabrook, Clear Lake Area, Kemah, Bacliff, Dickinson, Webster, Pasadena, League City, Algoa, Alvin
Texas Bird Checklist with Photos
Harris County Bird Checklist with Photos
Chambers County Bird Checklist with Photos
Anahuac NWR Bird Checklist
Baytown Nature Center Bird Checklist
Candy Cain Abshier WMA Bird Checklist, Smith Point
 
Mosquito Information:
The months of April through October are the worst months for mosquitoes. Rub yourself with Bounce Fabric Softener sheets, or with Vicks Vapor Rub or pure Mexican Vanilla. Some swear taking a daily vitamin B-1 pill works to repel mosquitoes. Mosquitoes love you when you eat bananas. Mosquitoes are also attracted to some perfumes, including perfumed shampoos. Planting Marigolds in your yard repels mosquitoes. On a picnic table try covering the bottom of a white plate with “lemon fresh” dish wash soap, or use citronella candles. Home Depot sometimes sells the candles in small metal buckets. The ThermaCell Mosquito Repellant is also quite effective in ridding small outdoor areas of mosquitos. Dynatrap Company makes a large standing electric mosquito machine that works like electric bug zappers. It is very successful at making large areas mosquito free. When purchasing mosquito repellent buy those with the ingredient N, N-diethyl-M-toluamide. The fine net clothing available from Cabela’s and other sporting goods stores is highly effective in preventing mosquito bites.
 
San Jacinto River:
The San Jacinto River rises at the San Jacinto Dam on the southern rim of Lake Houston and flows southeast for 28 miles to its mouth on Galveston Bay. Both Lake Houston and the river are formed by the confluence of the 69 mile long East Fork and the 90 mile long West Fork of the San Jacinto River. Lake Conroe is formed by the impoundment of the West Fork of the San Jacinto River. The Houston Ship Channel, built in 1914 to link the Port of Houston with Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, runs through Buffalo Bayou and the lower portion of the San Jacinto River. The river proper is navigable for approximately twenty miles above its mouth. Commercial shipping traffic in the main channel renders it unsuitable for recreational purposes, but the nine-mile-long Lake Houston, a multiple-use reservoir constructed in 1953, is a major recreational facility. The river is best known as the site of the Battle of San Jacinto, at which, on April 21, 1836, Texan forces led by Sam Houston defeated the Mexican Army under the command of Gen. Antonio López de Santa Anna, thus securing Texas's independence. The San Jacinto Battleground State Historical Park is located on the south bank of Buffalo Bayou near its mouth on the river.   
 
Battleship Texas State Historic Site Information: 
The Battleship Texas is part of the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site complex. The battleship is permanently anchored in Buffalo Bay in the Houston Ship Channel, adjacent to the San Jacinto Monument. The viewing area at the top of the Monument offers great aerial views of the ship. Battleship Texas has the distinction of being the oldest surviving dreadnought battleship, and is one of the few remaining American battleships that served in both World War I and World War II. She was the first U.S. Navy battleship to receive aircraft launching capabilities and commercial radar, the first battleship to become a museum and be listed as a U.S. National Historic Landmark, and is the only surviving American built warship that was powered by reciprocating steam engines. The ship was launched on May, 18, 1912, and was decommissioned in 1946, after earning 5 battle stars for her World War II service. On April 20, 1948, she arrived at her current location. She was turned over to the State of Texas the next day on April 21, a day already made significant by the decisive conclusion of the Battle of San Jacinto, a battle that ended the War for Texas Independence from Mexico. In 1983, Battleship Texas came under the stewardship of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department with operates the historic site with the assistance of the Battleship Texas Foundation. Only the main deck is ADA compliant. For more information, watch the Battleship Texas SHS Video and go to the Battleship Texas SHS Home Page.
 
San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site & Monument Information:
The April 21, 1846 San Jacinto Battle between the forces of General Sam Houston and Mexican General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna was a decisive victory for Texas, and ended the Texas War for Independence from Mexico. The importance of this battle to both the United States, and to Texas cannot be overstated, thus the Battlefield is a National Historic Landmark. The 570 foot tall San Jacinto Monument is 15 feet taller than the Washington Monument, and is the tallest stone column memorial in the world. The monument was a Public Works Administration project (part of FDR's New Deal Program); the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) completed it in 1939. The shell stone used in the project was quarried from Burnet County in Central Texas. The walls are 4 feet thick at the base, and 2 feet thick at the top. The 1,800 foot long (200 feet wide) reflection pool, completed in the 1930s, covers 8.4 surface acres. An Observation floor is located in the monument, 489 feet above the battleground. It provides a view of the battleground, the marsh restoration and boardwalk, and the Battleship Texas. On a clear day one can see for miles. The observation floor may be accessed via an elevator. The battlegrounds habitat consists of native coastal tall prairie grass dominated by little bluestem, big bluestem, Indian grass and switch grass, bottomland forests and tidal marsh. The San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site & Monument consists of 1,200 acres and is located adjacent to Battleship Texas. For more information watch the Park Video, and go to the San Jacinto Battleground SHS Home Page.
 
Lake Houston Information:
The 11, 854 surface acre lake was impounded on the West Fork of the San Jacinto River in 1954. It has a maximum depth of 45 feet. The 62 foot high San Jacinto Dam is located just below the confluence of the East and West Forks of the Trinity River. Lake amenities include parks, trails and marinas. FM 1960 and the McKay Railroad Bridge cross the lake. The lake is owned by the City of Houston and is managed by the Coastal Water Authority. The north shore of Lake Houston borders the southeastern city limits of Kingwood, Texas.For more complete lake information, go to the Lake Houston Home PageLocation Map  Lake Level  TPWD Public Access Facilities Map
 
Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center Information:
This 2,800 acre park is primarily a recreation and outdoor education facility. It opened to the public in 1984. The 1,229 acre Sheldon Lake is located on Carpenter’s Bayou, a tributary of Buffalo Bayou. The lake was constructed in 1942 to provide water for war industries located along the Houston Ship Channel. The reservoir consists of 800 acres of lake and 400 acres of marsh and swampland. The maximum depth is 10 feet. Lake access is via boat launches on Garrett and Pineland/Fauna Roads. The park includes a 3 acre pond, and three 1 acre ponds. Park entrance fees apply. The Environmental Learning Center is accessed from Beaumont Highway. (281) 456-2800. 15315 Beaumont Highway (Business 90) at Park Road 138, Houston, Texas 77049. The park is located near Sheldon, Texas. For more park information, read the Park Brochure, and go to the Sheldon Lake State Park Home Page
 
Learn to Camp at Texas Parks & Wildlife State Parks' Outdoor Family Camping Workshops:
Theseworkshops are family camping sessions designed to teach camping skills to those who do not know how to camp; everything is provided from tent to broom. Gear includes a coffee pot, dishes, cooking pots, a camp stove, a battery operated fan and lantern, air mattresses, and a tent. Basic skills taught include pitching a tent, making a campfire, cooking on a propane camp stove, geocaching and using a GPS. Wildlife viewing, fishing and kayaking are available depending on the park and its facilities. After making reservations, families will be sent a packet of information which includes a grocery list. Those interested in this program may sign up for E-Mail Updates on Currently Scheduled Workshops. (512) 389-8903. Calendar
 
Hunt Texas Online Connection:
More than 95% of Texas land is privately owned, making it hard for hunters to find affordable hunting opportunities. The Texas Parks and Wildlife has a huge public hunting program, and has developed a new service to help hunters find hunting places. This new service is provided free by the TPWD. It allows landowners to list available hunting leases or spots that have opened up, and allows hunters to find private hunting leases according to their preferences. 
                      
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