Stephen F. Austin State Park offers several habitats, including wetland aquatic and hardwood forest. A towering canopy of trees of many varieties will shade you from the hot sun. Time your visit and you will also see the beautiful blooms of wildflowers. Birders often come to view nesting pileated woodpeckers, as well as many other species. Bird lists are available upon request. Deer, raccoons, opossums and armadillos are common sightings. If the creepy crawlies are the animals you like, there are many types of reptiles and amphibians to be seen here. Fishing is also available with a short hike to the Brazos River; catfish are the most common catch.