Gulf Coast Prairies & Marshes

Essence P. 11/21/14 2nd period

Come visit the best Ecoregion of Texas

Come visit the Gulf Coast Region of Texas because it offers 600 miles of glowing coastlines engraved with unusual , incredible views.

Gulf Coast Region State parks

  1. Copano Bay Cause Way State Park
  2. Galveston island sate park
  3. Lake Corpus
  4. San Jancinto State Park
  5. Colorado Bend State Park

Outdoor Activties

  • Constellation Fields
  • Gladys Porter Zoo
  • Surfing
  • Children's Museum of Houston
  • Kemah Boardwalk

Lakes / Bodies of water

  1. Guadalupe River
  2. Corpus Christi
  3. Clear Lake
  4. Rio Grande
  5. Brazos River

Sight Seeing

  • Texas Aquarium
  • Texas Seaport Museum
  • Sea Center Texas
  • Museum of the Gulf Coast
  • Uss Lexington

Historical Areas

  • The Alamo
  • Dealey Plaza Historic Distric
  • Fort Sam Houston
  • Lyndon B. Johnson child hood home
  • Lubbock Lake site

Historical Background

The Native Americans have lived in the Gulf Coast Region for thousands of years they lived with one another in small groups of about 25-50 people and spoke in kind of different languages most of the the Natives were from one of the two cultures Atakapa or the Karankawa . Both groups hunted the same animals such as cucks and geese .The groups migrated around the countryside at different times of the year to live and food . In the Spring and Summer, the Karankawa moved away from the Coast to hunt deer and harvest pecans. In the colder seasons they lived on the coast and ate oysters ,fish and roots .The Spanish boats have also ship-wrecked here in the Gulf Coast Region over 450 years ago

National Parks

  • Padre Island National Seashore
  • Aransas National Wildlife Refuge
  • El Camino Real de los Tejas Historic trail
  • Big Bend National park
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