Eagle Mountain Park is a 400-acre park located in northwest Tarrant Country on Eagle Mountain Lake. The majority of the property has been left untouched, which allows those who visit access to the area in its natural form.
Informational signs at the park’s entrance provide explanations of local plants, trees, animals and landscapes, as well as insight into the history of the park and its trail system. The park is home to multiple hiking trails, two large pavilions and a handicap-accessible overlook.
Eagle Mountain Park was made possible through generous donations from TRWD, Tarrant County, TXU Energy, the AT&T Foundation, the City of Fort Worth, the Bass Foundation, the Amon Carter Foundation, Chesapeake Energy, the general public and anonymous donors.
Hours: Open seven days a week from dawn until 30 minutes after sunset.
Address: 11601 Morris Dido Newark Road Fort Worth, TX 76179 Directions
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The Texas Native Forest Boardwalk is a living outdoor classroom—an elevated boardwalk with viewing platforms and educational features that also acts as a pathway connecting major features of the Botanic Garden. Its purpose is to stimulate interest in the native forest and to encourage visitors to use what they discover about stewardship and conservation in their own home environment.
Educational activities on the Boardwalk are designed to engage both children and parents/grandparents. Children can test their skills with activities like walking on balance beam logs, crawling through fabricated hollow trees, visiting a “log hotel” which demonstrates what types of animals live in a forest habitat, and using spotting scopes and whisper tubes. They learn while having a good time.
Location: 101 Knowles Drive Saginaw, TX 76179
Willow Creek Park is a beautiful 65-acre park conveniently located in the west end of the city of Saginaw along Knowles Drive. The park includes:
Have a specific idea in mind for the hike. It may be something you tell the boys ahead of time or maybe you don’t tell them until after the hike is done. Here is a list of ideas taken from the Cub Scout Leaders How-To Book and the Mac-Scouter's web site (http://www.macscouter.com/CubScouts/PowWow99/SCCC/June99.pdf).