General Information



Summer hours: 7 am to 7 pm (Mar. 1- Oct. 31)

Winter hours: 7 am to 5 pm (Nov. 1-Feb. 28)

Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.


Season passes are now available at the LLELA gatehouse! $60/vehicle for Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2016.

For the protection of our wildlife, NO PETS are allowed at LLELA, except for service animals. Why?

Beaver Pond Paddling Trail conditions:The Beaver Pond is showing the effects of the hot summer sun...the water level is coming down, and there is a lot of algae beginning to cover the surface. It is still kayakable, but prepare for mud and moss. There is also a downed tree partially blocking the launch. It is possible to work around it, but it is inconvenient. We'll clear it as soon as possible. Complete paddling trail information and a map are here.  Note that the Beaver Pond is currently the only paddling location available at LLELA. The river is not available to paddlers at this time due to a hazardous, large water release from the Lewisville Lake Dam. 

LLELA Campground Map (coming soon)

Plant and Animal Checklists




Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area


Stay cooler by enjoying the outdoors at night.

Why not join a Stars on the Prairie activity or a Night Hike? See...

Start your Summer Nature Challenge at LLELA

This summer, LLELA is a participating site in the Texas Nature Challenge, a program that...

Trail Conditions

Recent heavy rains are impacting the campground and some trails. Trail conditions are updated...

A 2,000-acre classroom

LLELA engages students of all ages with a variety of...

Our Vision

To heal the land and restore the bond between people and nature, ensuring the preservation of our natural heritage for the future.

Our Mission

To preserve and restore native Texas ecosystems and biodiversity while providing opportunities for environmental education, research, and recreation.

THANKS to our community partners:



Contact and Connect

Event Calendar--click here

Monday-Friday:  call 972.219.3550;

Saturday-Sunday: call 972.219.7980

Address: 201 E. Jones St., Lewisville, TX 75057 (corner of Jones/Kealy St.)

Click here for driving directions

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