Prairie Preserves

The Katy Prairie Conservancy owns and manages 14 preserves. Together these preserves cover more than 13,000 acres of habitat just west of Houston, Texas. Each preserve has a unique history, geology, and wildlife community. 

Katy Prairie Conservancy Waiver of Liability, Release & Indemnity

Please observe these rules during your visit:

  • Minors must be accompanied by an adult

  • No firearms, hunting, alcohol, or smoking

  • No dogs or other domesticated animals

  • No swimming or fishing

  • Do not feed wildlife

  • No loud music or noise - it disturbs the wildlife

  • Help protect our wildlife - stay on the trails

  • Leave no trace - help us keep our preserves clean

Preserves Open to the Public

Indiangrass Preserve

(KPC's Field Office) 

31975 Hebert Rd, Waller, TX 77484
Google Map here
Driving directions here

The Indiangrass Preserve is home to the Native Seed Nursery and acts as KPC's base of operations out on the prairie. Visit the Indiangrass Preserve for a volunteer work day, an educational event, or to explore 55 acres of newly restored prairie, complete with a mile and a half of trail.


Click here for directions to the Indiangrass Preserve.


  • Tuesdays: 9am-3pm

  • Fridays: 9am-1pm

  • 1st and 3rd Saturdays: 9 am-1 pm

Matt Cook Memorial Wildlife Viewing Platform

(29°58'43.6"N 95°50'50.4"W)
Google Map here
Driving direction here

A short walk through the Shrike Prairie leads you to this two-story structure overlooking KPC’s 140-acre Warren Lake, which teems with wildlife year-round. The ADA-accessible platform is dedicated to the memory of a young wildlife and fisheries graduate student who loved the outdoors and spent many hours studying and enjoying the wildlife of the Katy Prairie.


Click here for directions to the Matt Cook Memorial Wildlife Viewing Platform.

Open 365 days a year from 7 am to dusk.

Preserves Not Open to the Public

Warren Ranch

15025 Warren Ranch Rd, Hockley, TX 77447
(29°58'43.6"N 95°50'50.4"W)
Google map here
Driving direction here

The Warren Ranch is a working cattle ranch steeped in history and is committed to excellence. The Ranch is 6,500 acres dedicated to a diverse set of activities including cattle production, hunting, farming, and education.


Click here for directions to the Warren Ranch.

Warren Ranch Website

Nelson Farms Preserve

Driving directions here

The Nelson Farms Preserve is a hub of activity for farming and wildlife. There is a magnificent mosaic of landscapes found on the preserve, including over 200 acres of rice fields, a creek-side forest, native Costal Prairie remnants, and restored wetlands.   


Click here for directions to the Nelson Farms Preserve. 

Mary Manor Preserve

Driving directions here


The Mary Manor Preserve is one of KPC's most vibrant wetland properties. Home to Roseate Spoonbills and Black-necked Stilts in the Summer and Bald Eagles and Northern Harriers in the Winter, there is always something to see at Mary Manor.


Click here for directions to the Mary Manor Preserve.

Houston Office

5615 Kirby Drive, Suite 867
Houston, TX 77005


Our home office inside the loop is located in the IBC Bank building near Kirby and 59.


Open Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm