Dam construction update: starting on June 1, LLELA visitors will not be able to cross the outlet works. There will be no access to the Bittern Marsh Trail or east side of the river. Sometime soon (date currently unknown), all access east of the Cicada Pavilion will be prohibited for about 8 weeks. This will include the following areas and trails: Bittern Marsh Trail, kayaking and fishing in the Elm Fork of the Trinity River, all camping areas, and the Redbud Trail. Only the Blackjack, Green Dragon, Cottonwood, and Cicada Trails will be open during that time.


High School Lesson Plans from UT-Dallas


In 2018, student teachers participating in the UTeach program at the University of Texas-Dallas adopted LLELA as the subject of their class projects. Working in groups, teams developed and presented project outlines and lesson plans for secondary teachers to use in their classrooms. You can learn more about UTeach Dallas at their web site.

Designing Dams projects and lessons

Ecological Restoration projects and lessons

Invasive Species projects and lessons