Horseshoe Marsh

Galveston County, Texas.

Horseshoe Marsh ends in High Island, Texas.

3 feet (1 meters)

2.01 miles (3.23 sq kilometers)

About The Horseshoe Marsh

About Horseshoe Marsh, TX

Horseshoe Marsh is a 650-acre swamp or wetland located in Galveston County, Texas and has an elevation of one meter or three feet. It is situated north of High Island and southeast of Horseshoe Bend. The wetland is central to the Horseshoe Marsh Bird Sanctuary on the Bolivar Peninsula, which contains a salt marsh, coastal prairie, and tidal lagoon. 

Horseshoe Marsh took two years for its purchase to be completed with the acquisition made with a grant from the USFWS North American Wetlands Council as well as donations. Since the early 1980s, the Houston Audubon, a regional nonprofit conservation organization, has been working to protect wetland habitat on the Bolivar Peninsula. Public access has been very restricted to a short trail in the complex historically, but it then was destroyed by Hurricane Ike in 2008. In 2017, a new one-mile trail was constructed to allow public access to Horseshoe Marsh. The area is very popular among bird watchers with thousands visiting the sanctuary every year.  

Horseshoe Marsh Fishing Description

All About Fishing in Horseshoe Marsh, TX

Despite being known as a bird-watching sanctuary, Horseshoe Marsh’s productive wetlands make it an ideal habitat for fish species like redfish