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Dam construction update, June 15: Visitors are no longer able to cross the outlet works. There will be no access to the Bittern Marsh Trail or east side of the river during this time.

 

There will be no access to the pavilion and Beaver Pond parking area on weekdays through July 3. These parking lots will be available for use on weekends. This will include the following areas and trails: Bittern Marsh, Redbud, Cicada, Green Dragon and Cottonwood Trails. Only the Blackjack will remain unaffected during this time. Access will not be available east of the pavilion at a later undetermined date. 

 

Habitats

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LLELA is fortuitously located where the Blackland Prairies and the Eastern Cross Timbers meet, with the Elm Fork of the Trinity River and its associated riparian forest winding right through the middle of things. This diversity of habitats creates a profusion of wildlife. Mammals such as bobcats, white-tailed deer, and mink can be found, along with birds such as wild turkeys and painted buntings, a wide variety of reptiles and amphibians, and butterflies and other insects. These areas can be explored along LLELA's ever-growing trail system.