Are you planning a road trip or bringing an RV to Deer Park, Texas? We want to make your trip as easy as possible, so we’ve put together a list of directions and major roadways you might encounter, depending where you’re coming from.
First things first – remember to utilize the Houston Transtar traffic map (available at traffic.houstontranstar.org) to avoid any densely populated roadways. The map provides a color-coded overview of traffic congestion using real-time cellular data, and it can save you a lot of time if you check it before you hit the road.
Coming from Houston?
If you’re coming from Houston, getting to Deer Park may be as easy as taking the 610 Loop east to State Highway 225. Once you’re on SH 225, you’ll travel through Pasadena and then see two signs for Deer Park – “Deer Park” and “Center.” Locals always take the “Deer Park” exit to reach roadways including Georgia Avenue, which will take you straight to the Battleground Golf Course. If you take the Center Street exit, you’ll be driving the main roadway of Deer Park, which will take you to the Municipal Court and Theater Building, as well as City Hall, the Community Center, and Dow Park with one left turn onto San Augustine.
Coming from around Houston?
If you’re coming from north of Houston – such as Spring, the Woodlands, Conroe or Huntsville – just take Interstate 45 south until you reach Loop 610. Then, take 610 East to State Highway 225 and follow the directions above.
If you’re travelling from the west side of Houston – such as the Katy area – take Interstate 10 east and hop on Loop 610 when you can. Again, make sure to check Houston Transtar before you leave to see which side of the loop makes the most sense for your trip.
If you’re coming from the southwest side of Houston, from Pearland or Sugarland for example, you may need to utilize either Interstate 69 or Highway 90 to reach Loop 610.
Coming from Kemah/Galveston?
If you’re travelling north from Galveston, take Interstate 45 to reach Deer Park – you can use a range of roadways including Bay Area Boulevard to cut east and avoid any tolls. From Kemah, just hop back on State Highway 146 North and keep going until you hit State Highway 225.
Travelling from the east?
If you’re coming from Beaumont or any state east of Texas, take Interstate 10 West until you hit Spur 330 near Baytown. This will take you to State Highway 146, which you can take south to State Highway 225 for access to Deer Park. This route will help you avoid traffic and any tolls.
But wait… what about Toll Roads?
If you’re a Houston area native, you probably already have either a Texas Tag (TxTag) or an EZ Tag, which would open up the possibility of utilizing Beltway 8 to reach Deer Park. If you’re coming in from out of state, you may also encounter Grand Parkway 99, another tolled roadway. Use the links above to learn more about the Texas toll system, how to pay missed tolls or to register for your own toll sticker.
Navigating Deer Park
Once you’re here, navigating our City is easy. The main roadways that run north and south include Georgia Avenue, Center Street and East Boulevard. Spencer Highway – which runs east and west, parallel to State Highway 225 – represents the southern City limits of Deer Park. Spencer Highway features lots of great restaurants and can take you east to State Highway 146 or west toward Beltway 8.
Utilizing MapQuest is another great way to plan your routes out quickly and easily. If you haven’t used that platform in a while, MapQuest allows users to plot multiple stops on a single route, avoid tolls and find hotels. Of course, we’d encourage all visitors to stay in Deer Park hotels – check out information about our hotel properties in our Tourism Brochure!