Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve

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Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve

Precinct 4’s Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve is an 80-acre property featuring Marshall Lake which spans approximately 40 acres a staff building, paved roads, three fishing piers, 1.7 miles of paved trails, several unpaved natural areas, a canoe launch, restrooms, a covered picnic area, a fire ring (for group and camping activities).

The canoe launch is available to non-motorized boats only during regular park hours. Trails are open to pedestrians and bicyclists, so please be cautious and courteous to all patrons. Leashed pets are welcome, and pet waste clean-up stations are located along the trail. Visitors may not disturb, alter, remove, litter, or damage any plants or natural aspect in the park.

The preserve was donated to Precinct 4 in 2009 after Kickerillo Companies and Mischer Investments acquired the property from Hewlett-Packard to create The Vintage, a community in northwest Harris County. The preserve opened to the public on April 1, 2017. A future trail will connect KMP with the 100 Acre Wood Preserve on the west side of 249, becoming part of the Cypress Creek Greenway trail system, connecting hundreds of acres of parks along Cypress Creek.

Events and Programs
Educational programming and special events are offered regularly along with tailored programming for groups of 10 or more. Programs include scout activities, field trip tours, senior adult tours, recreational water activities, environmental education, wildlife viewing, and more. For information on scheduling a tailored program, email KMP staff at

Youth Camping

The campground is available for private reservations to scout groups and other nonprofit youth-type service organizations only. Facilities include a large fire ring, two barbecue grills, and a covered picnic area. Restrooms, showers, water fountains, a water spigot, and electrical outlets are near the camping area. The campground is spacious and adjacent to a sand volleyball court. To make a reservation, contact Precinct 4’s Parks Reservationist at 281-353-4196 or


Fishing is allowed at Marshall Lake with a Texas Parks & Wildlife Department fishing license. For more information about fishing at Precinct 4 parks and to view the rules and regulations, please click here.

eBird Resources

eBird Field Checklist This checklist is generated with data from eBird (, a global database of bird sightings from birders like you. Visit KMP eBird List for the full list of species seen at KMP.


7 a.m. – Dusk.

Open 7 days a week. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, and New Year’s Day

(Entrance gates close 30 minutes prior to closing)



Primitive Scout Camping

Contact and Location

Phone: 713-274-4299


Main Entrance 20215 Chasewood Park Drive
Houston, Texas 77070

Operations Office 9860 Cypresswood Drive.
(Limited parking available)