Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area (LLELA)

Features for the Naturalist

1100+ acres where Blackland Prairies and Eastern Cross Timbers meet. Bobcats, wild turkeys, river otter, beaver, wide variety of reptiles/amphibians. Wading and woodland birds and the iconic dickcissel in its prairie habitat. Two blinds for wetland wildlife viewing. 10+ miles of trails, including boardwalks and paddling trails. Pollinators, damselflies, dragonflies, and beetles galore! Guided walks/workshops.

Great for: The Naturalist-In-Training, The Birder, The Botanist, The Entomologist, The Forester, The Outdoor Adventurer, The Wetlander, and The Wildlife Biologist.

Park Information


Largest nature preserve in Dallas area features wide range of habitats. Easy to hike deep and forget the city here. Self-guided canoeing/kayaking and guided kayak tours (see LLELA website). Nine campsites for primitive camping. Charming 1870s homestead log cabin in the woods.


  • Restrooms
  • Visitor Activity Center
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Unpaved Hiking Trails
  • Water Access/Feature
  • Family Friendly Features
  • Scheduled Activities
  • Picnic Tables
  • Entry Fees


Address: 201 E. Jones St., Lewisville, TX 75057

Phone: 469.635.5483

Website: Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area (LLELA)

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