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Baytown Waterways, Bayous, Gullies, Bays, and Lakes

OurBaytown.com petitioned the State of Texas to put signs on our waterways that run
under the State highways! 
Here is a map of areas the State  installed signs. 

Ellis Branch  runs under Hadden Road off of E. Wallisville near Sjolander.  Thanks to Zachary Brackin

White's Lake  located on the San Jacinto River close to Highlands

Slap Out Gully  crosses Decker Drive close to the Church on the Rock, formerly known as Spring Gully.

Cedar Bayou  main bayou that runs through Baytown.

Goose Creek/Lake main creek that runs through Baytown.

Ash Lake located at exit point of Cedar Bayou into the Ship Channel.

Fisher Marsh  located at exit point of Cedar Bayou into the Ship Channel.

Boaz Island  located at exit point of Cedar Bayou into the Ship Channel.

Ijams Lake/Gully  located at exit point of Cedar Bayou into the Ship Channel.

Water Oak Gully dumps into Ijams lake out by the old USS Steel Plant.

Negrohead Lake on Cedar Bayou adjacent to Ijams Lake.

Devil's Elbow  a sharp bend in Cedar Bayou north of Negrohead Lake.

Pine Gully  crosses Tri-City Beach Road in between Fisher Drive and Evergreen Road.

Cedar Gully crosses Fisher Drive out by Beach City.

Saw Pit Gully  runs just south of FM 565 and joins Cedar Bayou.

Sutton Gully takes off far side of Cedar Bayou about where Ward Road dead ends at Kilgore Road.

Pounds Gully crosses Ferry Road close to Cedar Bayou Methodist Church.

Cary Bayou joins Cedar Bayou at Milam Bend and runs through Whispering Pines and behind Jenkins Park.

Horsepen Bayou crosses Hwy 146 just north of FM 1405.

McGee Gully connects to Cedar Bayou behind Pinehurst Subdivision and runs under I-10 close to Sjolander Road.

San Jacinto River runs to the Ship Channel on the west side of Baytown.

Burnett Bay northern most bay on west side of Baytown.

Freshwater Bayou southern end of Burnett Bay, north side of Brownwood.

Crystal Bay west side of Brownwood.

Goat Islands small masses west of Brownwood in the Ship Channel.

Scott Bay western bay that is visible from Bayway Drive.

Mitchell Bay small bay on southern end of Scott Bay.

Houston Ship Channel/San Jacinto River the Fred Hartman bridge crosses it and the Baytown Tunnel used to go under it. 

Alexander (Bush) Island large land mass in ship channel that is on north side of the Fred Hartman bridge.

Hog Island large land mass in ship channel that is on south side of the Fred Hartman Bridge.

Black Duck Bay two-part bay adjacent to the State streets, visible on left as you come over the Fred Hartman Bridge from La Porte (going north).

Blackwell Peninsula land mass on west side of Black Duck Bay.

San Jacinto Bay the bay at the northern tip of Hog Island and closest to the southern side of the Fred Hartman bridge.

Tabbs Bay the bay at the exit point of Goose Creek/Lake and directly across from Hog Island.

Evergreen Point the old Evergreen Mansion was situated here, where the road bends.

Galveston Bay the giant bay south of Baytown that joins the Gulf of Mexico.

Wagon Box Creek  Next to Bay Villa on Bayway drive is a pipe that runs into the Scott bay. See more here

 

The Houston Ship Channel and the Lynchburg Ferry
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 1    Cary Bayou (unmarked) as it travels under Raccoon Drive.

 2    Newly marked Cedar Bayou sign on State Hwy 146.

 3    West look of Cedar Bayou from Hwy 146 where Cary Bayou enters on left side.

 4    Another look of Cedar Bayou from Hwy 146 where Cary Bayou enters on left side.

 5    Just on the north side of Cedar Bayou in Chambers County is this sad little dilapidated park.

 6    Slap Out Gully formerly Spring Gully running under Spur 330 close to I-10.

 7    Slap Out Gully view

8    Slap Out Gully view 9    Slap Out Gully view

10   Slap Out Gully view

11   Slap Out Gully view

12   Boat Ramp at the bottom of the Fred Hartman Bridge

13   Goose Lake/Creek exit point on Business Hwy 146

14   Goose Lake/Creek exit point on Business Hwy 146

15   Cedar Bayou Methodist Church by Pounds Gully on Ferry Road

16   Pounds Gully crossing Ferry Road

19   Pounds Gully crossing Ferry Road

17   Pounds Gully crossing Ferry Road

20   Pounds Gully crossing Ferry Road

18   Pounds Gully crossing Ferry Road

21   Pounds Gully crossing Ferry Road

If you have information about waterways in the Baytown area, please write here. 

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