Hours of Operation
$5.00 per person
Children 5 and under free.
- $30.00 Individual
- $60.00 Family
Not affiliated with any state park
Visitors to LLELA Can Enjoy:
- Hiking on one of our three trails.
- Camping and fishing along the beautiful Elm Fork of the Trinity River.
- Exciting birding opportunities, including both migratory and resident species.
- Canoeing or kayaking on the Elm Fork. (BYOC/K — no equipment available on site except on pre-arranged river tours)
- Picnicking in our large pavilion area.
- Visiting the 1870 Minor-Porter Log Home
- Weekend activities (see calendar for details).
Wildlife Preserve Regulations:
- Camping in designated areas only.
- Firewood available in designated areas only. Fires may only be built in provided fire rings at campsites.
- Campground quiet hours are between 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
- All vehicles and equipment are permitted only on designated paved surfaces.
- Trails are for hiking only — no bicycles, horses, or motor vehicles of any kind.
- No pets permitted, except those assisting the handicapped.
- No alcohol or firearms.
- Portable toilets are located near the parking areas.
- No littering — if you pack it in, pack it out.
- Fishing nets are not allowed at LLELA (not even for bait).
- A fishing license is required to fish.
- Please bring a fishing pole if you plan to fish. Use of a soda can or bottle instead of a pole is prohibited.
Directions to LLELA
- Friday and Saturday nights.
- Check-in no later than one hour before closing.
- Check-out time is by 1:00 p.m. on Saturday and 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.
- Cost: day-use fees plus $10.00 per campsite per night.
- Potable water is available in several locations in the campground.
Monthly Programs at LLELA
The Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area is home to several historic structures, most notably the Minor-Porter Log House, which dates to about 1869. Completely restored and furnished with all the trappings of everyday frontier life, the log house gives LLELA visitors a window on early Denton County history. Knowledgeable volunteers will be on hand to guide visitors through the structures and answer questions in this informal tour. Visitors are welcome to arrive at any time during the open hours and tour at their own pace. There is no additional fee for this activity beyond regular admission to LLELA ($5/person; children age 5 years and under free).
Over 270 species of birds have been recorded in the Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area’s forests, prairies, and marshes. Bird watchers of all skill levels are welcome to join our master birders as they guide visitors to birding locations at LLELA. Some of the best spots are not normally available to the public, outside of a scheduled tour. Ages 10 and up. There is a $2 program fee for the bird walk, in addition to the regular gate fee ($5/person). Reservations are required; call 972-219-7980.