Closure at LLELA: Bittern Marsh Trail, campgrounds, river access April 30-May 4.

Due to construction work scheduled at the river outlet, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has requested LLELA staff to restrict access to trails and facilities east of the Pavilion from 7 a.m. on Monday, April 30 to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 4. There will be no fishing or Elm Fork kayaking/canoeing access during this time. The Blackjack, Cottonwood, Cicada, and Beaver Pond Paddling Trails will all be open as normal. The Bittern Marsh Trail and part of the Redbud Trail will be closed to visitors. For more information, contact the LLELA gatehouse at 469.635.5483.

Information Center


Info CenterNeed 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 new LLELA Information Center is now open on weekends. Hours are Saturday 9am-4pm and Sunday 1-4pm. It is staffed exclusively by LLELA-loving volunteers!

The Info 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).

Our Info Center is a place where visitors 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 Info Center team.