Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area

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Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area

Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area
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7:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday
7:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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SeeSmellTasteTouch
Groton, MA187 contributions
Sep 2017 • Solo
After driving through the endless strip malls and subdivisions of Plano, I was desperate to see what nature in Texas looks like! I am so HAPPY that i made the drive to LLELA!!! As i drove in, I was greeted by dozens of Swains Hawks soaring overhead. Over the next several hours i saw migrating butterflies in many colors, bunnies,turtles, massive dragonflies, egrets, deer, and even an armadillo!!! As i walked the open, easy path along the river, i heard the screech of a bald eagle as she hunted nearby. There are several paths, through forest, plains, and river habitats. The trails are well maintained without feeling overly man made. LLELA was definitly the high point of my trip to Texas!!!
Written September 20, 2017
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dragonflies501
26 contributions
Aug 2012
LLELA is fun for everyone who enjoys being out in the wild. There are trails, both improved and rustic for hikers of all levels. There is a log home on the property that will give hikers a sense of being a pioneer in TX. Bring you camera to capture the beauty and serenity that is found in every direction. If kayaking is your thing, LLELA has several ponds and a launch on the Trinity River. Like to fish? Bring your rod and tackle. Trails are also open to bikes. Great outdoor fun for the whole family!
LLELA also offers summer day camp for the kids that focuses on conservation.
Written July 29, 2013
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DP2001
Dallas, TX253 contributions
Dec 2011
I took my wife and 17 month old son out to LLELA just before christmas for a special event that gives kids and adults a chance to experience holidays on the homestead. The well trained volunteers were numerous (some in period costumes) and available to tell stories and explain how life was in the 1800's in Texas. They have re-constructed a farm house, smoke house, and garden. There was fresh gingerbread being cooked on the fire, wassail on the hearth, candle making, bird feeder making, and a chance to create an ornament with pieces of nature. The cost was $5 per person for entry with no extra charge for the crafts or snacks. There is a 1/2 mile walk into the homestead location from the parking area, but the road is wheelchair and stroller accessable. The LLELA also has camping, a buffalo herd, nature walks/hikes, and bird watching tours. We will definitly be back for more activities in the future, maybe even try some camping with our little one.
Written January 24, 2012
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Tracy K
Lewisville, TX78 contributions
Jun 2020 • Solo
As far as hiking goes this area is an old farm, so it’s kind of like hiking through an overgrown pasture. Not much variety, all flat. Dry areas, boggy areas, ponds. The highlight is the dam when there are pelicans. Went for a daytime hike and visited a second time for a night hike. Maybe there’s more there than what I saw. I’m glad the is big nature preserve exists, but I won’t go out of my way to visit it again.
Written January 9, 2021
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nut4speed
Blue Springs, MO14 contributions
It's $5 a PERSON to get into what amounts to a oversized city park. There is little to do here. You have no access to the lake and are not allowed to hike to where you can even see it. There are basically 3 things to do here:
Kayaking in stagnant snake infested puddles about a foot deep.
Hiking on the hiking trails, and by hiking trails they mean 10ft wide gravel maintenance roads to the high voltage powerlines.
See the pioneer house. A generic wood cabin built about 10 years ago that has generic Wikipedia information about it.
I honestly don't know what the $5 park fee goes to besides occasionally running a brush hog through the "common areas." Only facilities in the park are a few port-a-potties and a picinic pavilion surrounded by weeds and powerlines.
Written April 22, 2012
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Robert M
Strafford, NH10 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
My wife and I thought this park was a gem. It introduced us to what Lewisville was like before the urban sprawl. The wildlife was abundant with mostly birdlife, but turtles, snakes and fish were also common. The trail systems were beautifully done and we hiked all the trails in one day. We didn't have a canoe or kayaks to do the Paddling Trail, but we wish we did. Again, a wonderful oasis in such a built up area!!
Written May 22, 2018
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mcasabar
Keller, TX105 contributions
Mar 2017 • Solo
Despite having lived in the Metroplex since 2001, my family and I just recently discovered this hidden gem. We love coming here to go on nature hikes and photography trips. We often use the two photography blinds.
Written March 27, 2017
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Elizabeth E
Lewisville, TX29 contributions
Oct 2013 • Family
I was taken on a field trip to LLELA for a college environmental biology class, and it was an absolute pleasure. I've lived in Lewisville my entire life, and I had never known about this wonderful nature preserve in my own town. Its an awesome place for a weekend hike or kayak trip. Great place for families to check out at least once.
Written September 28, 2014
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LMcQ74
Plano, TX105 contributions
Jun 2014 • Friends
Wanted somewhere new to explore and hike with friends and happened upon LLELA. Beautifully kept and maintained we took the 2.1 mile Bittern Marsh Wetland Boardwalk Trail that takes hikers through a bottomland hardwood forest. The Bittern Marsh itself was an extraordinary surprise - full of flowering lilies....Two viewing blinds allow visitors to watch birds and wildlife and take photographs. It was a hot day and it was terrific that most of the trail was through shaded paths. Attractive wooden boardwalks have pertinent quotes along the way....another nice touch. There is a $5 charge per person. Can't wait to go back and try another trail.
Written June 21, 2014
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Marylin D
Highland Village, TX16 contributions
Feb 2013
My husband and I wanted to explore a new area in Texas. It's a shame there is an entry fee, but I guess that is for maintenance. Lots of wildflowers and I understand the animals were moved because of the drought.
Written May 28, 2013
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