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The Baytown Region is located in southeastern Texas, including various cities such as Houston, Seadrift, Victoria, La Grange, College Stations, Woodville, and Jasper. Things to do in the region are visiting Houston, Baytown, and the Sam Houston National Forest. Weather in the area is usually warm, with the high average being in the mid-eighties and with a low of about 53 degrees Fahrenheit. The region gets a decent amount of rain, with the rain falling the most in July. Other months that are likely to bring rain are October and December. Baytown gets around one inch of snow a year on average. The region is also humid, with the highest humidity being in June, July, and August.[6] The Houston Museum of Natural Science, Space Center Houston, The Cockrell Butterfly Center, Minute Maid Park, and Houston Zoo are common things for people to do while visiting the region.[4] Other things to do in the area include Umbrella Alley, the Lynchburg Ferry, Pirates Bay Water Park, and the Baytown Nature Center.[5]

What Baytown is known for

Many people visit the Baytown Region to go to Houston, a larger and more famous city in Texas. People also come to visit various other towns, including Baytown—for which the city is named. Other things to do are go to the beach and visiting the Sam Houston National Forest. While at the Sam Houston National Forest, people have the option to go camping and hiking. In Houston, there is a large number of things people can do. Examples of these include the Houston Museum of Natural Science, Space Center Houston, the Cockrell Butterfly Center, Minute Maid Park, and the Houston Zoo. In the Houston Museum of Natural Science, there are various dinosaur bones, bugs, and other animals displayed in the museum. At Space Center Houston, the museum has things such as space suits, space shuttles and ships, and displays on space exploration. The Cockrell Butterfly Center is a place where many different types of butterflies live and are protected. Minute Maid Park is a baseball field where people can see games and get food. The Houston Zoo holds many different kinds of animals like flamingos, lions, elephants, otters, meerkats, and various water animals such as jellyfish, river fish, and ocean fish.[4] 

Activities within the city of Baytown itself include the Lynchburg Ferry, Pirates Bay Water Park, the Baytown Nature Center, and Umbrella Alley. The Lynchburg Ferry is a historical ferry that runs crosses at the San Jacinto River and Buffalo Bayou junction. The ferry is still functioning, and it is possible for people to ride it. Pirates Bay Water Park is a water park that includes various pools and slides. The park is pirate-themed and is decorated accordingly. Specific attractions in the park include a kid pool with a large bucket that dumps water, a lazy river, and a wave pool. The Baytown Nature Center is a center filled with various plants and animals. Signs can help people identify the many types of birds and plants in the area. There are also a few statues, a small playground for children, and trails. Umbrella Alley is an alley with umbrellas of many different types of colors hung up above the alley. The alley also has spray-painted walls where guests are allowed to take pictures.[3]


The Baytown Region is located in Texas near the Gulf of Mexico. The region curves around Seadrift, Victoria, La Grange, College Station, Woodville, Jasper, and parts of Orange and Nederland. The East side of the border goes along the state boundary between Texas and Louisiana, and the south part of the border goes along the Gulf of Mexico. The most notable geographic features in the region include the Sam Houston National Forest and a sizable section of the Gulf of Mexico. 

Weather in the area is generally warm, with average highs in the eighties and with an average low of about 53 degrees Fahrenheit. Rain is the most likely to fall in July, with other likely rainfall months being October and December. Snow does not fall often, but the chance of snow rises during December. On average, Baytown gets around 1.2 inches of snow each year in December. In the region, it is often humid, with the most humid times being in June, July, and August. Because of the weather, the most effective time to visit Baytown is from early February to the end of April. The most popular time of year to visit Baytown is in February.[6] 

Animals in the region include raccoons, bats, skunks, coyotes, foxes, bobcats, turtles, deer, alligators, armadillos, rats, mice, squirrels, hawks, owls, and snakes, along with other reptiles.[5] Many of these animals can be found throughout the region, though a large population of them live in the Sam Houston National Forest. Many of the plants in the region can also be found in the Sam Houston National Forest. Some of these plants include the eastern purple coneflower, black-eyed Suzan, island sea oats, Texas lantana, and the youpon holly, which is the "pride of Texas."[7]


The city of Baytown was first found by White American settlers in 1822. One of the earliest settlers was Nathaniel Lynch, who is known for setting up a ferry that crosses at the junction of the San Jacinto River and Buffalo Bayou. The ferry service, called the Lynchburg Ferry, still operates today. Originally, Baytown was comprised of three different towns. One of these towns was called Goose Creek for the bayou that was populated by Canadian geese during the winter. After the discovery of the Goose Creek Oil Field, the rival communities of Pelly and East Baytown developed. Later, the "East" in East Baytown was dropped because East Baytown was located west of Goose Creek. Talk of merging the three communities started after World War I, but Baytown was opposed to the idea. Years later, in 1947, the three communities agreed to consolidate. The citizens decided on the name of Baytown. Baytown was officially founded in January of 1948.[1] 

The area where Houston is currently located used to be home to the Karankawa and the Atakapa indigenous peoples. They are estimated to have lived there for over 2,000 years before the first known settlers found the area. The Allen brothers were the first people to explore the area, and shortly after, they ran their first advertisement for Houston. It was offered to act as a state capital soon after its creation, and a state capitol building was built soon after. Houston was officially incorporated in June of 1837 with James S. Holman as the first mayor. A few months later, Houston became the county seat of Harris County, which was first called Harrisburg County. In 1860 Houston became a commercial and railroad hub for the export of cotton. When World War II started, the shipping activities in Houston were suspended. As a result, refineries and manufacturing plants were built because of the demand for rubber products. Those plants and refineries are still in the city, though not all of them are still operational. In more current times, Houston has suffered from multiple floods from heavy rainfall.[2]

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Iron Horse RV Resort opened to the public in July 2021 and is currently owned by Craig and Sharon Duperier. Located in Weimer, Texas, the resort offers 55 sites, including options for individuals and groups. Hook-up amenities and lawn space are only shared at the group sites. Current patrons of the resort have access to other additional features such as the ponds for fishing, the lazy river for swimming, and the pavilion for cooking. Craig and Sharon hope their guests will feel as if they are "part of their family." To help create this feeling, Craig and Sharon allow patrons to enlist their help, but they also offer their services "within reason." Outside the resort, people can travel to the attraction and events in bigger cities or visit the local ones.

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The Breeze Hotel & RV Park is located in the beachside village of Surfside in southern Texas. The property is a combination of hotel suites and RV sites and has direct access to government-owned beaches on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Many guests who visit the property choose to visit these beaches frequently to spend time with their friends or family. The Breeze Hotel was recently remodeled and refurbished by the new owners, who bought the property in the year 2019. Guests have four rooms to choose from for their stay, each room having space for a maximum of 4 guests.

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Dad’s RV Park is a year-round operation that offers 121 RV sites. All sites have full hookups, including water, sewer, and electric, either being 20, 30, or 40 amps. Sites vary in size, but each includes a concrete pad, picnic tables, and a grass area. There are onsite coin-operated laundry machines, showers, and a clubhouse. The clubhouse features a commercial kitchen, games, puzzles, a TV, and a sitting area that can accommodate up to 100 people. The park has been in operation since the 1980s and has seen many additions and renovations throughout the years. As of now, winter is the busiest season of operation for the park due to the variety of activities hosted by the park; however, the future addition of a swimming pool is expected to make summers busier for the RV park.

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Occupying land in the southeastern region of Bay City, Texas, Bay City Holiday RV Park features 40 RV spaces, plus three apartments that visitors can rent. The RV park has been under ownership by the current owner since 2018, though the park itself has been established for nearly thirty years. The business offers long-term stays and typically hosts visitors who are in the area for work purposes, which makes up the majority of demographics for the property. Rigs that expand up to 52 feet in length can be accommodated in the RV spaces, and cemented driveways are provided throughout the grounds, allowing visitors to park multiple vehicles near their site or studio apartment. Some amenities included with guests' stay are free trash pick-up, coin-operated laundry machines, and free Wi-Fi, which is available throughout the property.

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Rosewood Village RV Park is found in between Plantersville and Magnolia, Texas, which is also close to Lake Conroe and Houston, Texas. There are 52 RV spaces available to the public, some of which are available for short-term stays while others can be reserved for a more extended period of time. Every site available has access to full hookups, Wi-Fi, and an on-site laundry room. The property often has activities organized throughout the week such as Bingo night and a game night. The establishment is pet friendly and allows each site to have up to two pets, as long as they do not cause any trouble, and their owners clean up after them. One of the more significant draws to the area is the Texas Renaissance Festival, which takes near the end of the year.

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The Traveler’s Paradise RV Park is located in Bay City, Texas. A total of 66 RV sites are offered, with two apartments also available for guest reservation. All of the RV sites have full hookups and a cement pad where people staying at the property can park their vehicles. A large portion of those who stay at the RV park will work in the surrounding areas and, as a result, will stay there for an extended period; however, there are still options for daily and weekly reservations. The park is open year-round, usually busier during the spring and fall months. There are a variety of activities available for guests to undertake around Bay City. Some of these activities include visiting Sargent Beach a few miles away, playing golf, fishing on the Colorado River, and exploring the monthly market that takes place in the town every third Saturday.

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Situated in Bryan, Texas, Primrose Lane RV Park offers both short-term and long-term stays, offering eighty-two RV sites in total. On-site facilities and amenities, including a swimming pool, bathhouse, and a grass area where visitors can roam, are all included with guests' stay. One attraction that a fair amount of visitors come to see in the area is football, due to the property being located near Texas A&M University. An extended stay throughout the entire football season is offered to guests who are in the area for such purposes. The owners and manager have the goal to provide guests with a safe experience and they hope that their patrons will feel "at home" during their stay. The manager lives on-site and tries to make herself available to guests who might have any questions or concerns.

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