Brazoria County, Texas.
Austin Bayou midpoint in Danbury, Texas.
Austin Bayou ends in Freeport, Texas.
7 feet (2 meters)
33.62 miles long (54.10 kilometers)
About The Austin Bayou
Austin Bayou is a freshwater river located in Brazoria County in Texas. Originating in North Central Brazoria County near Rosharon, it spans 26 miles in size and runs in a southeastern direction, emptying out into Bastrop Bay. It is a 10-mile drive from towns like Angleton, Danbury, Clute, and Richwood. It is also the eastern boundary of Danbury, a widely known property in Texas that features one of the best bass fisheries in the state.
Characterized by its 25-foot wide watershed and surrounding agricultural lands and woodlands, Austin Bayou is a recreational resource to residents in the county. It offers great habitat for wildlife, and here you can find reddish egret, wood stork, white-faced ibis, and other types of wading birds. There are dozens of other inhabitants such as grasshopper sparrow, sedge wren, and other grassland species, as well as waterfowl, white-tailed hawks, and white-tailed kites.
The name Austin Bayou was derived from Henry Austin, a renowned lawyer, businessman and politician who possessed legal title to the land along the stream in 1831.