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Discover Lake Jackson

Nestled among numerous Oak trees and nature’s scenic beauty, this enchanting city, or LJ as the locals call it, sits just 20 miles from the Gulf Coast. Situated in the heart of the retail center of southern Brazoria County, Lake Jackson offers the amenities of a large city while still maintaining its small town feel.

From the nationally recognized Sea Center Texas to the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory, Wilderness Golf Course, and the Center for the Arts & Sciences, this city offers a wealth of cultural, coastal, recreational and historical opportunities for residents and visitors alike.

Regardless of what brings you here, Lake Jackson is sure to stay with you. So we hope you stop on by to experience first-hand what makes this city so enchanting.

FUN FACTS ABOUT LAKE JACKSON
  • Lake Jackson’s name stems from the Jackson Plantation, a 6,400-acre cotton and sugar plantation founded in 1842.
  • Lake Jackson was officially founded in 1941 to provide housing opportunities for employees of the Dow Chemical Company.
  • Lake Jackson is known as the “City of Enchantment” due to its lush landscaping and natural beauty.
  • 27,473 people call Lake Jackson home and can’t wait to meet you.
  • When strolling the streets of Lake Jackson, you can always find a way! To name a few, This Way, That Way, and Circle Way are some of the city’s downtown roads.
  • Lake Jackson is home of the “Sweetie.” Ask a local to tell you about this legendary cookie.
For more fun facts about Lake Jackson, click here to visit the Lake Jackson Historical Museum.

Things to Do Near Lake Jackson

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While there’s no shortage of exciting opportunities in Lake Jackson for families, couples and singles, there are also a plethora of adventures waiting just outside the city. So, don’t be afraid to venture out during your stay here to explore everything the Brazosport area has to offer.

ASIEL’S ON MAMMOTH LAKE

2 miles

ASIEL’S ON MAMMOTH LAKE

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BRAZORIA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

6 miles

BRAZORIA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

FREEPORT, TX

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CHRISTMAS BAY PADDLING TRAIL

20 miles

CHRISTMAS BAY PADDLING TRAIL

CHRISTMAS BAY, TX

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FORT VELASCO REPLICA AND TRAIL AT SURFSIDE BEACH

14 miles

FORT VELASCO REPLICA AND TRAIL AT SURFSIDE BEACH

SURFSIDE BEACH, TX

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FREEPORT HISTORICAL MUSEUM

10 miles

FREEPORT HISTORICAL MUSEUM

FREEPORT, TX

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GULF PRAIRIE CEMETERY

9 MILES

GULF PRAIRIE CEMETERY

FREEPORT, TX

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QUINTANA BEACH COUNTY PARK

15 miles

QUINTANA BEACH COUNTY PARK

QUINTANA, TX

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SAN BERNARD NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

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SAN BERNARD NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

BRAZORIA, TX

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STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATUE COUNTY PARK

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STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATUE COUNTY PARK

ANGLETON, TX

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SURFSIDE BEACH CRABBING PIER

14 miles

SURFSIDE BEACH CRABBING PIER

SURFSIDE BEACH, TX

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SURFSIDE JETTY COUNTY PARK

13 miles

SURFSIDE JETTY COUNTY PARK

SURFSIDE BEACH, TX

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VARNER-HOGG PLANTATION

15 miles

VARNER-HOGG PLANTATION

WEST COLUMBIA, TX

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