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Sheldon Lake offers a place for boating, fishing and wildlife observation - The Galveston County Daily News : Features

October 22, 2014

Sheldon Lake offers a place for boating, fishing and wildlife observation

Posted: Sunday, November 24, 2013 12:00 am

Sheldon Lake is a reminder of the original ecosystem Houston was built upon — brackish water, swamps and wetlands, now all segmented by urban development. The lake is a body of water overgrown with lilies and framed with bald cypress trees, aflame in color in late autumn or eerily bare throughout the winter like sentinels from another era.

From the top of the 82-foot John Jacob Observation Tower (named after former Anheuser-Busch executive John Jacob), a great panorama of the lake opens up with the skyline of Houston appearing like a snow-globe city some 15 miles away to the west.  

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