Dwight D. Eisenhower Park is a fishing and hiking spot on the North-East side of Houston, Texas. It’s several minutes away from Sheldon Lake State Park for any locals who are familiar with that location.
There were about 7-8 people fishing in the middle of a Thursday morning, so I can imagine this fishing spot gets pretty popular on the weekends.
San Jacinto Trail (3.2 miles)
The main trail I hiked was the San Jacinto trail, the longest trail in the park. It covers a walk through a tall forest, open plains, and dense jungle. Talk about an all-in-one hike!
The first two sections were through the tall pines and out into the Texas plains, but the third habitat is where everything got a little more exciting.
Observation Point Trail (0.2 miles)
Bayou water along the side of the observation point trail.
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Review & Recommendations
I really enjoyed the two hours I spent in the park. I took my time and enjoyed the different habitats of the park with all the different creatures. I saw a deer, several rabbits, a snake, some huge spiders and webs, and heard a million bird calls.
The reality is that probably less than 10,000 people of the 4,000,000+ living in and around Houston have no idea that they have free access to a fun trail and fishing spot. It is a shame, and part of what motivates me to write about all these smaller parks. It may be more fun to take on the big national parks but I hope to show people that adventure and travel can be right around the corner.
So bring your fishing rod, binoculars, and a camera if you live in the Houston area. This park is definitely worthy of a day trip by yourself or time with family and friends.