Elm Fork ECO Tour (LLELA)

 

 

 

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Join us for a unique experience on the Elm Fork of the Trinity river, paddling through the eco system of the old and the new river channel at LLELA.

$50 per paddler and includes refreshments, (registration required) join us for a unique experience on the Elm Fork of the Trinity river, paddling through the eco system of the old and the new river channel at LLELA. We shuttle you back to LLELA after the kayaking and your welcome to hike around and enjoy your time at LLELA too.

To Help preserve and protect the natural resources of this area, were making a water trail to be accessible to all paddle skill levels of the general public. Were also helping educate the public through environmental awarenes while ejoying the outdoor experience of the park and the Trinity River.

When: The third Saturday of the each month at 10:00am at LLELA. Volunteer to clean up at LLELA or join us for the eco river tour safety talk between 9&10, then paddles wet at 10:00 am, for a 2 to 3 hour trip down the river and through one of the most pristine section of the Trinity in Dallas!

Aug
19
Sat
2017
LLELA Eco Tour @ LLELA Put In
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am

Join us for a live water river trip down the Elm Fork of the Trinity River or as we like to call her the La Santísima Trinidad, the Most Holy Trinity, via Alonso De León from about 1690. Yes it seems this lovely river has been inspiring folks in this area for quite some time!

The Safety talk starts a little after 9:am and were paddles wet at 10am sharp, miss the safety talk and you miss the river too, your safety is our top priority!

We plan on 6.8 river miles and we start and stop a lot depending on the nature of what we see, hear, and do along the trip. We have in the past encountered deer, bobcats, maybe a wolf, beaver, nutria, armadillos, Bald Eagle, osprey, many many hawks, kingfishers, great blue Herons, snowy egrets, and lot more birds too. We have seen several types of turtles, lots of water snakes, and all types of amphibians too.

Besides the critters, you will see some unique fauna and flora as well. See some of the oldest and largest trees in the greater Dallas area, some water specific plants, in great abundance, and of course, both the man made diversion channel and the historic river channel too.

We also take a short break about 2/3 of the way in and get out perhaps a short hike, stretch our legs, have a snack and if the water and air temp are good, maybe even a little dip in the river to let your inner child have some fun !!!!

You can be part of the fun too, contact Mike at 214 669 1663 or check out the signup page, group size is limited to ensure quality for all!

 

 

 

Sep
16
Sat
2017
LLELA Eco Tour @ LLELA Put In
Sep 16 @ 9:00 am

Join us for a live water river trip down the Elm Fork of the Trinity River or as we like to call her the La Santísima Trinidad, the Most Holy Trinity, via Alonso De León from about 1690. Yes it seems this lovely river has been inspiring folks in this area for quite some time!

The Safety talk starts a little after 9:am and were paddles wet at 10am sharp, miss the safety talk and you miss the river too, your safety is our top priority!

We plan on 6.8 river miles and we start and stop a lot depending on the nature of what we see, hear, and do along the trip. We have in the past encountered deer, bobcats, maybe a wolf, beaver, nutria, armadillos, Bald Eagle, osprey, many many hawks, kingfishers, great blue Herons, snowy egrets, and lot more birds too. We have seen several types of turtles, lots of water snakes, and all types of amphibians too.

Besides the critters, you will see some unique fauna and flora as well. See some of the oldest and largest trees in the greater Dallas area, some water specific plants, in great abundance, and of course, both the man made diversion channel and the historic river channel too.

We also take a short break about 2/3 of the way in and get out perhaps a short hike, stretch our legs, have a snack and if the water and air temp are good, maybe even a little dip in the river to let your inner child have some fun !!!!

You can be part of the fun too, contact Mike at 214 669 1663 or check out the signup page, group size is limited to ensure quality for all!

 

 

 

Oct
21
Sat
2017
LLELA Eco Tour @ LLELA Put In
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am

Join us for a live water river trip down the Elm Fork of the Trinity River or as we like to call her the La Santísima Trinidad, the Most Holy Trinity, via Alonso De León from about 1690. Yes it seems this lovely river has been inspiring folks in this area for quite some time!

The Safety talk starts a little after 9:am and were paddles wet at 10am sharp, miss the safety talk and you miss the river too, your safety is our top priority!

We plan on 6.8 river miles and we start and stop a lot depending on the nature of what we see, hear, and do along the trip. We have in the past encountered deer, bobcats, maybe a wolf, beaver, nutria, armadillos, Bald Eagle, osprey, many many hawks, kingfishers, great blue Herons, snowy egrets, and lot more birds too. We have seen several types of turtles, lots of water snakes, and all types of amphibians too.

Besides the critters, you will see some unique fauna and flora as well. See some of the oldest and largest trees in the greater Dallas area, some water specific plants, in great abundance, and of course, both the man made diversion channel and the historic river channel too.

We also take a short break about 2/3 of the way in and get out perhaps a short hike, stretch our legs, have a snack and if the water and air temp are good, maybe even a little dip in the river to let your inner child have some fun !!!!

You can be part of the fun too, contact Mike at 214 669 1663 or check out the signup page, group size is limited to ensure quality for all!

 

 

 

Nov
18
Sat
2017
LLELA Eco Tour @ LLELA Put In
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am

Join us for a live water river trip down the Elm Fork of the Trinity River or as we like to call her the La Santísima Trinidad, the Most Holy Trinity, via Alonso De León from about 1690. Yes it seems this lovely river has been inspiring folks in this area for quite some time!

The Safety talk starts a little after 9:am and were paddles wet at 10am sharp, miss the safety talk and you miss the river too, your safety is our top priority!

We plan on 6.8 river miles and we start and stop a lot depending on the nature of what we see, hear, and do along the trip. We have in the past encountered deer, bobcats, maybe a wolf, beaver, nutria, armadillos, Bald Eagle, osprey, many many hawks, kingfishers, great blue Herons, snowy egrets, and lot more birds too. We have seen several types of turtles, lots of water snakes, and all types of amphibians too.

Besides the critters, you will see some unique fauna and flora as well. See some of the oldest and largest trees in the greater Dallas area, some water specific plants, in great abundance, and of course, both the man made diversion channel and the historic river channel too.

We also take a short break about 2/3 of the way in and get out perhaps a short hike, stretch our legs, have a snack and if the water and air temp are good, maybe even a little dip in the river to let your inner child have some fun !!!!

You can be part of the fun too, contact Mike at 214 669 1663 or check out the signup page, group size is limited to ensure quality for all!

 

 

 

Dec
16
Sat
2017
LLELA Eco Tour @ LLELA Put In
Dec 16 @ 9:00 am

Join us for a live water river trip down the Elm Fork of the Trinity River or as we like to call her the La Santísima Trinidad, the Most Holy Trinity, via Alonso De León from about 1690. Yes it seems this lovely river has been inspiring folks in this area for quite some time!

The Safety talk starts a little after 9:am and were paddles wet at 10am sharp, miss the safety talk and you miss the river too, your safety is our top priority!

We plan on 6.8 river miles and we start and stop a lot depending on the nature of what we see, hear, and do along the trip. We have in the past encountered deer, bobcats, maybe a wolf, beaver, nutria, armadillos, Bald Eagle, osprey, many many hawks, kingfishers, great blue Herons, snowy egrets, and lot more birds too. We have seen several types of turtles, lots of water snakes, and all types of amphibians too.

Besides the critters, you will see some unique fauna and flora as well. See some of the oldest and largest trees in the greater Dallas area, some water specific plants, in great abundance, and of course, both the man made diversion channel and the historic river channel too.

We also take a short break about 2/3 of the way in and get out perhaps a short hike, stretch our legs, have a snack and if the water and air temp are good, maybe even a little dip in the river to let your inner child have some fun !!!!

You can be part of the fun too, contact Mike at 214 669 1663 or check out the signup page, group size is limited to ensure quality for all!

 

 

 



Where:  The Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area, see the maps at the right or download the directions to LLELA. Please remember this is an outdoor event, please dress with that in mind, outdoor activity and water based fun!

Why:  Because it’s fun, because it a part of the larger DFW area that been re-opened to the public and you can be one of the first to help return it to a more pristine state, including cool water, and a clean environment!

The Elm Fork Trinity river trip.

This paddle trip starts from LLELA and follows the river to Hebron Parkway.

The put in at LLELA is an easy launch into the outflow channel from the dam of Lake Lewisville.The take out requires kayaking skills and can be hazardous to the novice kayaker.

Average time for this trip is 2 to 3 hours including a shuttle with the gear back to LLELA. This trip can vary in time based on several factors including water flow.

This is a water based outdoor activity, please dress accordingly and plan for being in and around water and outside in the sun.

Register for the trip
For your convenience you can download a PDF file of this general information including this registration form, ******what to wear, what to bring, and directions to LLELA.****

For LLELA questions
please contact them
at 972-219-7980 or
on the web at http://LLELA.unt.edu

For KayakPower.Com questions
please contact them
at 214-699-1663
on the web at www.kayakpower.com

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