Salt Bayou

Brazoria County, Texas.

Salt Bayou midpoint in Freeport, Texas.

Salt Bayou ends in Freeport, Texas.

3 feet (1 meters)

8.02 miles long (12.90 kilometers)

261658.99 miles (421099.45 sq kilometers)

About The Salt Bayou

Salt Bayou is a River located in Brazoria County, TX. Starting in Freeport, TX the Salt Bayou flows 8 miles through Freeport, TX before ending in Freeport, TX. The Salt Bayou rises to an elevation of 3 feet and has a surface area of 162,587 square miles. Find maps, fishing guides, weather and recreation information at Guidesly.


About Salt Bayou, TX 

The Salt Bayou is one of the largest extant wetlands in the entire state of Texas, with an ecosystem containing the biggest contiguous estuarine marsh complex in the state. The bay has a high amount of natural resources, ensuring a high level of sustainability for the locals.

The bayou's marsh complex is estimated to be near 139,000 acres. It is surrounded by freshwater marsh, estuarine marsh, tidal flats, coastal prairie grasslands, and many creeks accompanied by a variety of aquatic vegetation. This diverse ecosystem allows many species of fish to live in its waters. These natural formations have made it famous for hunting, fishing, and wildlife viewing opportunities.  

Salt Bayou has a positive impact on the commercial and recreational fishery activities in the area. It also provides bird habitats during the winter and supports large flock migrations. Other bird species also started populating the bayou. It became so prevalent that in 2004, the North American Waterfowl Management Plan recognized the area as an important waterfowl habitat.