Although I was born and raised in Texas, I am not very knowledgable on the local attractions, luckily I know how to use my Google. So, I googled, and found this great place. This look like a well kept secret. They have a canoe launch in the lake which is what lead me to it! On the map you will find all kinds of great things!! We weren't able to check it out so if you have ever been or end up going please let me know your thoughts!
Check out their calendar here to find out about their great events!
Summer Hours (May - September)Monday - Friday : 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday : 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
The Hardwicke Interpretive Center is open daily from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. In addition, a few selected programs and activities take place before or after hours offering additional opportunities to visit.
The Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge grounds are open every day (except Thanksgiving and Christmas ).
Current Admission fees:
$5 Adults (13-64)
$2 Children (3-12;under 3 FREE)
$3 Seniors (65+)
$1 Discount per person (with Military ID)
If you are a frequent visitor, or would like to support the Fort Worth Nature Center, please consider purchasing a membership to the Friends of the Fort Worth Nature Center. Your membership includes FREE admission plus discounts on programs and gift shop.
From Loop I-820, exit Hwy 199 (Jacksboro Highway) and go west 4 miles. Exit Confederate Park Rd.to the right and stay on service road. At the stop sign, turn right into the Nature Center entrance. Stop by the gate house to pay entrance fee and obtain a day pass and a trail map.
For detailed directions, use Google Maps and type in our address:
9601 Fossil Ridge Road
Fort Worth, TX 76135