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“Lower Colorado River Authority float trip”

McKinney Roughs Nature Park
Ranked #3 of 12 things to do in Cedar Creek
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Owner description: McKinney Roughs is an 1,100 acre nature park where characteristics of four ecosystems-- Post Oak Savannah, Blackland Prairie, East Texas Piney Woods, and a riparian zone-- converge to create an unusual blend of natural resources. Located just 13 miles east of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, McKinney Roughs is home to hundreds of plant and animal species living within the rolling box canyons, wildflower meadows and lazy river bends of the Texas Colorado River. McKinney Roughs is a day use park where visitors can explore close to 18 miles of trails by foot or 12 miles on horseback (bring your own horse). The park offers many community programs as well. At the Visitors Center, pay your entrance fee and get the latest trail information. Peruse the gift shop and learn about the area's indigenous species through interactive exhibits and why the "river is the reason" for the presence and protection of this natural area. Features Natural Science Programs The park's Mark Rose Natural Science Center is home to quality science-based education programs led by trained educators and professional staff. Teachers, home schoolers, youth and corporate groups can schedule day or overnight education programs to learn about water conservation and land stewardship. Recreation programs such as a river raft trip and team-building on the challenge course tie together the strands of your group's nature experience. Amenities Special Event Facility Rental Host your next conference, workshop, retreat or meeting at one of LCRA's nature parks and natural science centers. Nonprofit, government and corporate groups are eligible to use the facilities for a reasonable fee. The spacious meeting room hosts up to 120 people and can be divided into three separate sections. A kitchen area is available. A catered dining hall accommodates up to 250 people. Three dormitories house up to 128 guests.
San Diego
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21 reviews
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“Lower Colorado River Authority float trip”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

We went on a 2 hour float that ended at the Hyatt where we were staying. The guides, Mark and Jessie, were so nice and knowledgeable about the area. They made the experience great for my kids. This really is the best way to see the river.

Visited July 2013
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Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
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“Great hiking trails for Texas!”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

Nice variety of pitch and things to see, but the trails are shared with horses, so watch where you step!! : )

Visited December 2012
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Houston, TX
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“Great Hiking Nature Park”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

We enter the McKinney Roughs from the Lost Pines Resort side and have walked several of the looping trails there including the trails along the Colorado River. The trails are well maintained and are shared with the horseback riding trails so occasionally watch your step... The nature scenery is outstanding -- this park was not affected by the recent forest fires in the area and the walk comfortable. In the summertime, start early and bring water and insect repellant. We'll hike these trails again. Of note is that we often see joggers in the early morning and they always are pleasant and enjoy a good word as they move along.

Visited May 2013
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