Comfortable shoes for walking, sunscreen, a hat, water bottle, snacks. If you’re taking the trail to the East Fork of the Trinity River, we recommend long pants and boots. And if you love photography, bring your camera and gear.
Absolutely! The porch and grounds are perfect for a picnic with family or friends. Be aware that no outdoor flames are allowed, so you cannot grill or cook. Please be sure to dispose of your trash properly and do not put out any leftovers for wildlife. We want them to remain wild and healthy.
Our buildings, sidewalks and the boardwalk are all accessible to wheelchairs and strollers. Our trails are not wheelchair accessible. The trails are only accessible to running strollers. Find out more about accessibility at the Center.
We are renowned for our birds, with over 270 confirmed species, including our bald eagles. Most of our native mammals are active at night, dawn or dusk, so you may not see them. However, you will see evidence they’ve left on the boardwalk and trails. You may see invasive feral pigs and nutria during the day. Smaller animals such as spiders, snakes, frogs or dragonflies are around most of the year except during the winter. For more information on our wildlife, see Eagles & Birding.
Yes. Our gift shop is always open and accepts cash as well as credit and debit cards. All items are priced with tax included. Sales help support us, but they are not tax deductible. Many of our items are made in the U.S., some from local artisans.