Mother Neff State Park

Moody, Texas

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The 259-acre Mother Neff State Park was named for Mrs. Isabelle Eleanor (Mother) Neff, mother of Governor Pat M. Neff (1921–25), who donated 6 acres of land in 1916 for the first park site. Governor Neff created the park in honor of his mother in 1921. Additional features include the national champion Texas oak and a cave used by Tonkawa Indians. In addition to the park, nearby County Road 1995, below Oglesby, is a favorite place to see birds and wildflowers, along with interesting geologic strata. Key birds: Wood Duck and Greater Roadrunner are present year-round. Swainson’s Hawk, Chuck-will’s-widow, Ruby-throated and Black-chinned Hummingbirds, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Painted Bunting, and Dickcissel occur in summer. Lark Bunting, Fox and Harris’s Sparrows, and McCown’s and Lapland Longspurs can usually be found in winter. This eTrail provides detailed information on birding strategies for this specific location, the specialty birds and other key birds you might see, directions to each birding spot, a detailed map, and helpful general information.

Mother Neff State Park Professional Review and Guide

"The 259-acre Mother Neff State Park was named for Mrs. Isabelle Eleanor (Mother) Neff, mother of Governor Pat M. Neff (1921–25), who donated 6 acres of land in 1916 for the first park site. Governor Neff created the park in honor of his mother in 1921. Additional features include the national champion Texas oak and a cave used by Tonkawa Indians. In addition to the park, nearby County Road 1995, below Oglesby, is a favorite place to see birds and wildflowers, along with interesting geologic strata.

Key birds: Wood Duck and Greater Roadrunner are present year-round. Swainson’s Hawk, Chuck-will’s-widow, Ruby-throated and Black-chinned Hummingbirds, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Painted Bunting, and Dickcissel occur in summer. Lark Bunting, Fox and Harris’s Sparrows, and McCown’s and Lapland Longspurs can usually be found in winter. This eTrail provides detailed information on birding strategies for this specific location, the specialty birds and other key birds you might see, directions to each birding spot, a detailed map, and helpful general information."

Activity Type: Birding
Nearby City: Moody
Trail Type: Several options
Best Times: Best April and May for spring migrants and nesting activities; November to February for sparrows and longspurs
Local Contacts: Mother Neff State Park
Local Maps: Texas Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme
Driving Directions: Directions to Mother Neff State Park

Recent Trail Reviews

7/26/2008
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A nice park with good trails and shade. I like this area for summer and spring hikes. It is a great place when it is not flooded and closed.



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May 2018