The Lake Waco Wetlands is one of the only wetlands of its kind in Central Texas. The wetlands provides habitat for many animal, insect and plant species, it also aids in the protection of floods and improves water quality. It is fast becoming a popular bird watching destination and a valuable educational resource by the use of the living classroom, which is the working wetland.
A thriving ecosystem along the shores of the North Bosque River, the 174-acre Lake Waco Wetlands gives visitors a chance to see nature at its finest. From wetland marshes to groves of hardwoods and cedars, the Wetlands’ diverse habitat is home to scores of birds, fox, deer, and a variety of plants and trees indigenous to Central Texas. Over 185 species of birds have been spotted at the Wetlands. The Research and Education Center located at the Wetlands hosts many workshops and tells the story of the value of wetlands to the health of our water supply.
Lake Waco Wetlands
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and alternating Saturdays, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.