This park is located southwest of Houston, and is considered "a nature lover's paradise". My brother Jared wanted to hike it with us, but the park was closed over the week-end because rain covered many of its trails. Unfortunately Jared and his wife had plans for floors in their house to be laid on Monday and Tuesday so they did not accompany us. They have been to the park before and love to hike its trails. Until the 1980s this park was ranch land, and after the owners left it was being considered for development. Fortuitously, a heavy rain proved the land not possible for such use and it was instead sold to the state. How fortunate for us, we had a wonderful day in the park and saw lots of wildlife.