Spring Creek (Harris County, Texas)

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Spring Creek
Spring Creek Texas.jpg
Spring Creek between Pundt Park and Dennis Johnston Park
CountryUnited States
RegionGreater Houston
Physical characteristics
Sourcenear Waller, Texas[1]
 ⁃ coordinates30°10′47″N 095°58′05″W / 30.17972°N 95.96806°W / 30.17972; -95.96806
Mouthwest fork San Jacinto River [1]
 ⁃ coordinates
30°01′57″N 095°15′50″W / 30.03250°N 95.26389°W / 30.03250; -95.26389Coordinates: 30°01′57″N 095°15′50″W / 30.03250°N 95.26389°W / 30.03250; -95.26389

Spring Creek is a creek that divides Harris and Montgomery County in Southeast Texas. It is the only natural creek in both Harris and Montgomery County. The Creek flows into the west fork of the San Jacinto River west of Lake Houston. Spring Creek flows through the cities of Tomball, the northern part of Spring, The Woodlands, and Kingwood.


Spring Creek is known for its sandy banks, undisturbed natural surroundings, and clean water, and it serves as home to many animals, including deer, otters, raccoons, opossums, and alligators. Many species of fish, including white bass, catfish, crappie, largemouth bass, and bluegill inhabit its waters. It is also known for its occasional Swainson's warbler sightings and for being the eastern-most sighting of the green kingfisher,[2] as well as bald eagles, herons, egrets, and other birds.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "Spring Creek". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-01-19.
  2. ^ http://www.springcreekgreenway.org/the_creek.htm
  3. ^ http://www.hcp4.net/Parks/scgw/index.htm

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