Trails Rules

Nature Trails at Trinity River Audubon Center

Discover this area's nature and history in a setting reminiscent of the early days of Dallas, when Blackland Prairie dominated the landscape. Take a virtual tour.

Trail Rules

The following is prohibited at the center and surrounding grounds:

  • Horses, dogs or other animals
  • Bicycles on trails (biking available on the City of Dallas Great Trinity Forest trail & AT&T trail, which connect to our center)
  • Smoking or campfires
  • Hunting or fishing
  • Specimen collecting of any kind without permit
  • Alcohol and other intoxicants
  • Motorized vehicles of any kind or size (beyond parking lot)
  • Fireworks, firearms, or any other weapons (enforced by Dallas Police Department)
  • Swimming, walking or boating in ponds
  • Parking on grass - our native prairie has been carefully restored over the last decade 

Other Guidelines

  • There are venomous snakes on the premises. They are protected by state law; please leave them alone
  • There are harmful plants on the trails such as poison ivy. We can show you a picture at the front desk to help you avoid it. Staying on trails will also help you avoid it.
  • Do not attempt to touch, befriend, feed, or help any wild animal you encounter while on the trails
  • Picnics are permitted in designated picnic areas only
  • Overnight camping by reservation only
  • Please do not litter. Dispose of your trash in appropriate receptacles

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