Starting on January 2, 2023, in-person pavilion and camping reservation requests will not be available. Please submit your requests through our Parks Department.
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Kleb Woods Nature Preserve & Center features more than 3 miles of paved and natural trails through 133 acres of pine forests, wetlands, and a remnant prairie.
Before becoming a preserve, the property was prairie and farmland owned by the Kleb family. Elmer Kleb, who lived on the property from his birth in 1907 until his death in 1999, spent decades transforming the sparse farmland into a forested preserve. Now a thickly canopied forest, the preserve includes loblolly pine, Shumard oak, water oak, live oak, eastern red cedar, sugarberry, and pecan trees.
Harris County purchased the land in 1991 to create a nature preserve, center, and heritage farm. Visitors can now explore the old Kleb homestead and blacksmith shop by appointment and view historical farm equipment. The park is also a popular birding destination featuring sparrows, wrens, blackbirds, mockingbirds, thrushes, robins, and waxwings. Camping is also available to Scouts.