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ongoing tours

1st Saturday Walk & Talk Bird Tour

Join us to learn about the birds that live at the wetland. Led by master birders, this tour is geared for beginning and intermediate birders. You’ll learn how to use binoculars and field guides, keep a life list and identify birds. It’s the perfect way to learn the basics of birding. Plan for a walk over uneven surfaces. Long pants and closed-toed shoes are recommended. Binoculars can be checked out for the walk. Suitable for ages 10+.

When
1st Saturday of the month, 7:30-9:30 a.m., September – May

Reservations
The Walk & Talk Bird Tours will resume in September 2022.
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Price
$10; includes admission.

3rd Saturday Guided Boardwalk Tour

As your guide leads you down the boardwalk into the wetland, you’ll learn about this special ecosystem’s flora and fauna and the fascinating history of the property. Topics also include the innovative design of the wetland, the relationship the wetland has with water supply and the interaction between human engineering and nature. Dress for the weather and bring water.

When
3rd Saturday of the month, 10-11:30 a.m.

Reservations
Not required. If your group is 10 or more, please call the Center to schedule a separate program.

Price
Free with admission

saturday special programs

Check our Programs page for our current offerings.

trail walks

Come prepared for a relaxing excursion on our trails.
You never know what you might find! All our trails are free with admission.
Over 800 acres of wetland habitat is accessible to the public. You’ll find miles of interconnected levee road trails, the famous boardwalk and the potential to really rack up the mileage! This trail map will help you plan and enjoy your visit.

Boardwalk Trail

(.6 mile round trip)

Situated just inches above the wetland, our boardwalk offers easy access to the flora and fauna that are just seconds away from the center. Built as concentric “rings,” the boardwalk offers just under one mile of travel (for out and back) if you hit every section. It was designed for single file/individual traffic. The width allows less interference from large groupings for a more mindful journey. The boardwalk is accessible for wheelchairs and strollers.

Click here to learn more about the boardwalk trail and accessibility.

Trail to the River

(1 mile round trip)

Walking the high levee trail for a half mile takes you to an overlook above the East Fork of the Trinity River. Stop and enjoy the sounds of the river and the remnants of the first pond John Bunker Sands cultivated for duck hunting. This trail is not accessible for wheelchairs or most strollers.

Walk to the Eagles

(1.5 miles round trip)

The trail to our bald eagles’ nest takes you as close as federal regulations allow. The walk is denoted by a dotted red line on the trail map. You will see signs on the trail asking you not to approach any closer. Visitors must adhere to these restrictions.