Nature Preserve at Charlie's Pasture

The Nature Preserve at Charlie’s Pasture is 1,217 acres of upland, tidal flat, marsh, wooded, and estuarine habitats that support diverse plant and animal life.  Charlie’s Pasture represents one of the few contiguous tracts of undeveloped land in any coastal plain that has been preserved for environmental, ecological, and historical purposes. Located within the city limits, the Preserve is a safe haven for wildlife that has succumbed to the pressures of habitat loss and development.  Migrating and resident shorebirds, waterfowl, and songbirds were a large driving force behind the conservation of this land and thus are valuable to the ecotourism economy of Port Aransas.

The Port Aransas Nature Preserve at Charlie's Pasture is open with limited access.


Guided Nature Walk, Saturdays 8AM
Free but must pre-register at porta.recdesk.com by 5 pm the Friday before. Meet in the Community Park Parking Lot at 8 am.

Nature Preserve Yoga. Tuesdays at 11:30 am

Relax and clear your mind at Charlie's Pasture with an hour of yoga. Class is at the Pavilion at the Nature Preserve at Charlie's Pasture at the end of Port St.

Free, but registration is required at porta.recdesk.com


Nature Preserve at Charlie's Pasture Port St. Entrance
The parking area is located at the end of Port St. Amenities at this site include a pavilion, picnic tables, toilets, and trails. Visitors can also walk to this area from the Community Park on Ross Ave. There is a one-mile cement trail to the pavilion and ship channel with 2 gazebos and benches along the way.

Nature Preserve at Charlie's Pasture - Hwy 361 Entrance

There is a shaded picnic area near a parking lot. Trails at this site are closed.


VOLUNTEER

The Port Aransas Nature Preserve would like help from you! If you think you'd like to help please contact Rae Mooney at rmooney@cityofportaransas.org.