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. 


Christmas at the Cabin


10 a.m.-3 p.m. December 21

Lynne's house interiorTake a trip back to an 1870s Christmas and celebrate the old-fashioned way. Enjoy a tour of the historic Minor-Porter Log Cabin, make a corn husk doll or an ornament to take home to your own Christmas tree, create a hand-dipped candle, enjoy carols, sip hot cider by the campfire, and more. Visitors are welcome to arrive at any time during the open hours and join in at their own pace. Free with entry to LLELA.*  Registration is not required.

*Entry to LLELA is $5 per vehicle, cash or check only. Season passes are available.

The Minor-Porter Log Cabin is located on the Cottonwood Trail, about a 0.3 mile walk from the parking lot at the Cicada Pavilion. A golf cart or hay ride will be available to assist visitors with mobility limitations. A shuttle will run through all of LLELA's parking lots to help you get to the log house if you must park a distance away.

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