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. 


Visitor Center


Visitor Center interior 2018Need more trail information? Want to report an unusual wildlife sighting, or find out what other hikers are seeing? Need to look through a field guide to decide what kind of wildflower that was along the Bittern Marsh Trail? Need an indoor restroom break, or a cup of coffee...or a place to refill your water bottle? We can help, at least on Saturdays and Sundays. The LLELA Visitor Center is open on weekends. Hours are Saturday 9am-4pm and Sunday 1-4pm. It is staffed exclusively by LLELA-loving volunteers!




The Visitor Center is adjacent to the parking lot for the Blackjack Trail, just past the LLELA gatehouse as you enter, on your right. Park and as you walk toward the buildings head for the building at the northwest corner of the quad (closest to the portable toilets).

Visitor Center interior 2 2018Our Visitor Center is a place where guests of all ages and levels of outdoor comfort can check in with a LLELA representative who knows our mission, activities, and trails. This is a great new opportunity for any volunteer who can donate 3-4 hours a month greeting visitors, answering questions, and just generally telling folks about LLELA and all the awesome things we do here. As we add new volunteers, we plan on adding Thursdays and Fridays to the schedule. Please email if you are interested in joining the Visitor Center team.