Part of the Wallisville Project: an island formed by natural and manmade Trinity channels, access to Trinity River. Popular destination for area outdoors people. The TRIRA offers fishing, boating, wildlife viewing, trails, picnic area with tables and shade, fishing at pier and a Visitor Center. The Visitor Center has exhibits on the nature and history of the area and offers many services – water, restrooms, retail and Ranger Station.
All facilities here are handicap accessible and include both covered and uncovered picnic tables, fishing access on both upstream and downstream sides of the dam, a two-lane boat ramp, life jacket loaner station, restrooms, trash cans, parking for regular, handicap access, and vehicles with trailers or RV’s, the project office complex with our Visitor Center, and accessible walkways.
The picnic tables, fishing access, walkways, restrooms, parking, and boat ramp are all open 24/7.
Directions: From the Houston area take the exit 807 off I-10 and follow the feeder road to the large brown USACE sign for Trinity River Island Recreation Area and turn right (south) through the pipe gate onto Lock & Dam Road. Follow Lock & Dam on south to the recreation area across the bridge at the dam.
ABOUT: The Wallisville Lake Project is a large area of protected wetlands, swamp forest, and bottomland hardwood forest created by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for salinity control, navigation, water supply, recreation, and fish and wildlife enhancement. The protection of this land is of vital importance to birds. The project stretches along both sides of the Trinity River and both north and south of InterstateHighway 10 about half way between Houston and Beaumont, Texas. Much of the Project is accessible by boat from boat launch facilities at Hugo Point Park (Gou Hole Road off FM 565 south from I-10), Trinity River Island Recreation Area (the Project Office area just south of I-10 on Lock and Dam Road from exits 806 and 807), under the high bridge over the Trinity River (accessed from the Trinity River Boat Ramp Turnaround off I-10), and a hand-launch canoe/kayak area at Cedar Hill Park (from I-10 take FM 563 north to Lake Charlotte Road west to the park).