Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge

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O V E R V I E W
Facility:Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge
Description:The Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge (FWNC&R) is located just inside the city limits of Fort Worth, TX. The FWNC&R is a hidden jewel, a wilderness comprised of forests, prairies, and wetlands reminiscent of how much of the Fort Worth/Dallas metroplex once looked. Replete with native flora and fauna, the area beckons to those searching for a piece of nature to refresh their spirits and reintroduce a measure of tranquility to their increasingly urban lifestyles.

Visitors have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the natural history of north central Texas. Over 20 miles of hiking trails provide easy access to a myriad of natural wonders to be found on the Refuge. Staff naturalists at the Hardwicke Interpretive Center are available to facilitate your exploration.
A D D R E S S
Address 1:9601 Fossil Ridge Road
Address 2:
City:Fort Worth
State/Province:TX
Zip Code:76135
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:Winter Hours (October - April): Monday - Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Summer Hours (May - September): Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; Saturday - Sunday 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m
Admission:$4.00 per adult,$2.00 per child ( 3 - 17 years of age; under 3 free),$3.00 per senior ( age 65+)
Telephone:(817) 392-7410
Website:http://www.fwnc.org
R E V I E W S
Wendy H., Co-op Member
We love this - to have a truly undeveloped and unspoiled place to study wild animals in their habitat is wonderful. Various trails offer different learning opportunities, and I'd say there is something for everyone. We make sure to see the Bison range, enjoying the hike through prairie specimens. The Riverbottom trail is a highlight for observing turtles (and enjoying shade). Make sure you are dressed for hiking and bring water and a camera.
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