Trinity River Audubon Center

Just a hop, skip and a jump south of downtown Dallas, the 120-acre Trinity River Audubon Center has become the "gateway" to the largest urban hardwood forest in the country. Take a stroll along the Audubon Center's five miles of walking trails (which include scenic skyline views of downtown), find your zen and explore three diverse ecosystems that are home to a multitude of wildlife throughout the Great Trinity Forest. The center also hosts guided kayak and/or canoe adventure tours (no prior experience necessary!) most Saturdays in the fall and spring, where outdoor enthusiasts can spend a few hours bird-watching, connecting with nature and imbibing the sights and sounds of the Trinity—from herons and egrets to beavers, butterflies, turtles and river otters. 

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Trinity River Audubon Center is located just ten miles south of downtown Dallas, where you will feel a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Our center is your gateway to explore the amazing resources of the 6,000-acre Great Trinity Forest, the largest urban hardwood forest in the United States. Get to know a diverse community of plant and animal species and our unique mixture of bottomland hardwood forest, wetland, and prairie habitat. A part of the City of Dallas-Trinity River Corridor Project, the center's 130 acres and 5 miles of trails sit on a former illegal dump, now a reclaimed haven for a vast array of birds and other wildlife in an increasingly urbanized metropolitan area. Over 260 birds have been spotted at our center, making us a hotspot for birders of all ages and stages.

Trinity River Audubon Center is one of the flagship centers of the National Audubon Society, a non-profit organization. Our mission is to protect birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow, throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. Come out for the day and hike on your own, or experience a special program or event.

Address: 
6500 Great Trinity Forest Way
Dallas, TX 75217
United States
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Map of Trinity River Audubon Center