Texas Pecos Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Midland: I-20 Wildlife Preserve & Jenna Welch Nature Study Center

The I-20 Wildlife Preserve, located in Midland TX, is 86 acres of urban playa habitat that is essential to the survival of local bird populations, native wildlife, and thousands of migratory birds. It is located in the West Central Flyway where migrating birds, waterfowl, and butterflies can be seen throughout the year. 


  • 2201 South Midland Drive
  • Midland, Texas
  • 79701


Hours & Fees

  • 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. October - February
    8 a.m. - 8 p.m. March - September

  • Free, we appreciate donations.

Map & Directions

Traveling I-20 West, Exit Midkiff and merge onto the north service road. Go over Midkiff and stay on the service road for 2 miles.

Traveling I-20 East, Exit Loop 250. At the stop sign take a left and go over I-20 and take a right onto the North service road for 2 miles.

 Take a right onto South Midland Dr. and the preserve gate is the second road to the right.


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