Bear Creek Park (UTC 097)

Bear Creek Park (UTC 097)

15015 Clay Road Houston, TX 77084

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Tips for Birding

Harris County Park in Pct. 4 now, has mixed variety of habitats, good roads & parking lots/spots inside the park. There are mixed woods (deep & more open), pine woods, lots of edges, open grass fields with scattered mature trees, creeks-ponds-swampy areas, You can bird from the car in summer, but there are many shady areas walking the roads or trails.

eBird reports may refer to numbered restrooms. See photos for restroom map. Restroom numbers should also be visible on the physical buildings in the park. 

Birds of Interest

In addition to a great variety of sparrows in winter and migrating warblers, a regularly wintering Greater Pewee is a highlight of this park. Red-headed woodpeckers are also frequently seen and heard. On a good day in season, you can find six woodpeckers. Bald Eagles are seen here fairly often.

About this Location

Bear Creek Pioneers Park is 2,154.6 acres in size, and offers over 2.5 miles of trails. Amenities include an aviary and wildlife habitat, and 16 restrooms. Heavy rain may cause portions of the park to flood and some roads within the park to close. Water features include Langham Creek, Bear Creek, and a small constructed pond.

Notable Trails

Equestrian Trail


  • Restrooms on site

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Roadside viewing

  • Entrance fee

Content from M Farese

Last updated March 29, 2024

Old map of the county park, now in Pct.4. These aren’t the only spots but locals talk about the equestrian trail, Sullins Way Loop and the area inside Golbow Dr
M Farese
Golf course was permanently closed after Harvey and irs Addicks Reservoir property, but the county mows some sections and it’s very birdy. Interior roads are closed and the paths aren’t 100%. Parking available in several spots across Bear Creek Dr.
M Farese