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The preserve is open to the public at no charge and guided tours may sometimes be arranged (281-421-2469).  It is located approximately four miles south of  Warren, Texas, and about 11 miles north of the Big Thicket National Preserve Visitor's Center.  Visit www.WatsonPreserve.ning.com for scheduled events & details.



Click the link for google map directions from the Big Thicket National Preserve Visitor's Center to the Watson Preserve. (There is a minor error:  Google Maps tells you to turn on CR 4740, but it should be CR 4770)    Scroll down for written directions and a map of the Preserve.
Please note that there are no restroom facilities at the Watson Preserve.

Read more about the Watson Rare Native Plant Preserve by clicking the About tab, which will redirect you to the blog section of www.WatsonPreserve.ning.com.

Google Map:  http://goo.gl/maps/EthAK



There are many roads to the Watson Rare Native Plant Preserve at Lake Hyatt. The map below shows the major roads color coded.


From US-69 turn east on County Road 4770 (there is a sign that says "Lake Hyatt Estates"), drive about half a mile to the bridge and then across the dam. At the top of the hill turn left on CR-4777.  About a quarter mile on the left is the entrance to the preserve and a parking area. 


Map of the Preserve