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Nature Trails

  • Haller's Haven Trail

    Located within the Goode Day Use Area, this trail is very quiet and peaceful for walking. The path travels through forests, near ponds, and along a portion of Lake Texoma. There are good birding opportunities along the trail including Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Red-shouldered Hawk, Belted Kingfisher, and songbirds. Length is 2.7 miles round-trip.   

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  • Harris Creek Trails

    Located across Refuge Road from the Visitor Center. Crawfish Pond Loop (1 mile) passes through forested areas and around two ponds. About 1/3 mile of this trail and an adjacent photoblind is ADA accessible. Prairie Loop (2 miles) passes over more open fields and around several ponds. Look for bird nesting boxes along these two trails. A variety of songbirds and wading birds are common in this area.

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  • Crow Hill Trail

    Located at the end of Siliman Road off Wildlife Drive. Park at the base of the hill where you will see a gate and informational trailhead sign. The hike takes you through a forested area with a nice view of the lake from the top. Length is 3/4 mile round-trip. 

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  • Raasch Trail

    Located at the east end of Wildlife Drive near the Visitor Center. This gravel road is part of the old Missouri, Kansas, Texas Railroad (known locally as the KATY). It crosses over Meyers Branch, through forested areas, by farm fields, and near areas being restored to native prairie. Volunteer-maintained bird nesting boxes along the way provide ideal locations for bluebirds, tufted titmice, Carolina chickadees and other cavity nesting species. When water is present, wading birds are common along the Branch. Length is 3 miles round-trip.  

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  • Meadow Pond Trail

    Located near the Big Mineral Day Use Area at the west end of Wildlife Drive. Situated on the old KATY Rail bed, this trail hosts a variety of habitats including shallow ponds, farm fields, forests, and bottomland hardwoods. Wading birds, turkey, deer, squirrel and numerous species of sparrows are often seen along the route. The surface is gravel and may be your best bet for a hike after a rain. Length is 5.7 miles round-trip.  

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Last Updated: Jan 18, 2013
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