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. 


Scouts: Outdoor Skills Enrichment


Snake program photoLLELA offers fun activities to help Scouts accomplish objectives related to merit badges. While these classes are designed to meet badge requirements, members of other youth organizations or children simply interested in these topics are welcome to enroll. It is usually impossible to accomplish all objectives related to a badge in only a few hours, but LLELA staff will include as much as possible in a series of hands-on, engaging activities.

*Workshop fee of $10 per person for most workshops. Parents dropping off or picking up a Scout for these activities may enter LLELA free of charge for this purpose.

Please include your phone number when registering so that you can receive weather updates if necessary. Register online or by calling 972.219.3550.



2020-21 Workshops:

  • June 20 and 27: Kayaking (age 12 years and up)
  • October 17: Environmental Science
  • November 7: Bird Study
  • November 21: Soil & Water Conservation
  • December 12: Reptile & Amphibian Study
  • January 16: Insect Study
  • February 13: Weather

    **These dates are intended for individual children or very small troops to participate. If you have a larger group of eight or more Scouts please schedule a workshop specifically for your group on a different date.

    For further information, contact, or call 469.635.5484.