prepare for your visit

We’re delighted you’re considering visiting us.
Here’s information to help you plan your day. We look forward to welcoming you.
All visitors must check in at the front desk in the main building.

Tuesdays – Fridays 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturdays 7a.m. – 4 p.m.

We are closed Sundays and Mondays and on major holidays.

Check our Facebook page for the most up-to-date information.


Adults (13-59): $5
Seniors (60+): $4
Children (12 and under): FREE

Members: FREE
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Parking is free.


655 Martin Lane
Combine, TX 75159

Follow these directions. Some GPS apps may take you to the wrong location. HINT: If you drive under the overpass after exiting U.S. Hwy. 175, you just missed the turn to the Center.

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frequently asked questions

Comfortable shoes for walking, sunscreen, a hat, water bottle, snacks. If you’re taking the trail to the East Fork of the Trinity River, we recommend long pants and boots. And if you love photography, bring your camera and gear.

Absolutely! The porch and grounds are perfect for a picnic with family or friends. Be aware that no outdoor flames are allowed, so you cannot grill or cook. Please be sure to dispose of your trash properly and do not put out any leftovers for wildlife. We want them to remain wild and healthy.

Dogs are welcome. They must be leashed at all times. Please bring bags to take care of their waste.

Our buildings, sidewalks and the boardwalk are all accessible to wheelchairs and strollers. Our trails are not wheelchair accessible. The trails are only accessible to running strollers. Find out more about accessibility at the Center.

Bikes are permitted on the levee road trails.

Smoking is not permitted in the Wetland Center building or surrounding grounds. Smoking is permitted on the trails; all cigarette butts must be brought back and disposed of properly.

Fishing is not allowed except as part of occasional angler programs, which are advertised on our Events page as they happen.

We have bottled water available for purchase along with drinking fountains. Chocolate and granola bars are available for purchase in our gift shop.

We are renowned for our birds, with over 270 confirmed species, including our bald eagles. Most of our native mammals are active at night, dawn or dusk, so you may not see them. However, you will see evidence they’ve left on the boardwalk and trails. You may see invasive feral pigs and nutria during the day. Smaller animals such as spiders, snakes, frogs or dragonflies are around most of the year except during the winter. For more information on our wildlife, see Eagles & Birding.

Yes. Our gift shop is always open and accepts cash as well as credit and debit cards. All items are priced with tax included. Sales help support us, but they are not tax deductible. Many of our items are made in the U.S., some from local artisans.