Honey Creek State Natural Area

Honey Creek State Natural Area

  • Honey Creek Close-up
    Slow down and take in the details along this pristine creek.
  • Honey Creek
    Revel in the natural sights and sounds of 100 years ago.
  • Honey Creek HDR
    Access to this protected area is only by guided hike.

Pristine Waterway

Imagine the Hill Country of 100 years ago – or see it for yourself at Honey Creek State Natural Area. This protected piece of land harbors plants and animals nurtured by a 1.5-mile spring-fed creek. Access to Honey Creek is only by guided tour.

Honey Creek has grown by 515 acres, due to a recent land purchase. Read more in this press release. TPWD has not set an opening date for this property. 

Things to Do

We lead two-mile tours of the natural area at least once a week. Check our Events page for details.

On the tours, you’ll hear about the history, geology, plants and animals of this special place.

At the scenic overlook, Spanish moss dangles from live oaks and Ashe junipers. You’ll get a first glimpse of Honey Creek winding through bald cypress trees far below. The tour culminates in a walk by the pristine and peaceful creek.

Note: No pets are allowed in this protected area.

The adjacent Guadalupe River State Park fronts four miles of the Guadalupe River and offers camping, hiking, swimming and more.

Get involved!

We need your help! Volunteers conduct wildlife surveys, perform trail maintenance, help with programs, and more.

Visit the Friends of Guadalupe River State Park and Honey Creek State Natural Area website for information. You can also join or donate to our Friends group.

Learn more about volunteering at state parks.

Ranger Programs

We occasionally offer other programs, in addition to the regular tours. These include night hikes, bluebonnet walks and archery clinics. Check our Events page for upcoming programs.

Access to Honey Creek is through Guadalupe River State Park, where you’ll pay entry fees.

All Honey Creek tours and programs begin at the Rust House in the state park, named for a family who ranched in this area. Be sure to explore the house before or after the tour.

c/o Guadalupe River State Park 3350 Park Road 31
Spring Branch, TX 78070

Latitude: 29.863258

Longitude: -98.489913

(830) 438-2656

Entrance Fees
  • No Entrance Fee - Access by guided tour only. : Contact the Park

Access is only allowed on tours. Check our Events page for the schedule.

No pets are allowed
 in this State Natural Area. 


January average temperature is 60 degrees. July average temperature is 86 degrees. First freeze occurs mid-November. Last freeze occurs mid-March.

National Weather Service forecast for this area