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PLEASE NOTE MITCHELL LAKE AUDUBON CENTER WILL CLOSE ONE HOUR EARLY ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7 FOR A SPECIAL EVENT. Hours for that date will be 7:00AM - 1:00PM.
The driving trails are currently OPEN. All trails are open and available for walking.
Connecting people with nature
Photo: Justin Moore
Our wetland habitat is one of the last critical stopover grounds before the Texas Coast, where 98.5% of long-distance migratory bird species in the US pass through, many which are about to fly for hours or days over open ocean. Not only are we one of the best spots for birding in San Antonio, we also open our doors to more than 4,000 students annually for outdoor science and conservation education, which most students do not get in traditional schooling. So, come explore our habitat, walk our native gardens, take a class or a tour, volunteer, or give your support to our education and conservation programs. Whatever your age or interests we have a way to help connect you the wild and beautiful natural place we live, just far enough south of downtown to melt away everyday life.
Mitchell Lake Audubon Center is a wildlife refuge designated by the City of San Antonio and located on San Antonio Water System property. Once the sewage facility for the city, the lake is now exclusively for wildlife viewing and provides habitat. No fishing or recreational activities are allowed at the lake - it's for the birds!