McKinney Roughs Nature Park: Outdoor Programs

2014 Community Programs


Learning is an adventure at McKinney Roughs

All programs take place at McKinney Roughs Nature Park. Registration is required unless stated otherwise. To register, click on the registration link in the upper right corner of this page and follow the instructions. For programs with a fee, be prepared to pay online by credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover) to complete your registration.

Need more information? Call 512–303–5073 or email outdoorprograms@lcra.org.

Recreation Programs
Education Programs
Community Program Registration Policy


Recreation Programs

Stargazing at the Roughs – Friday, Dec. 12, from 9-10:30 p.m.
Don't miss an opportunity for the whole family to explore the galaxy together as our astronomer takes you on a tour of the Milky Way that's truly out of this world! Behold the wonder of the cosmos through our Dobsonian telescopes and venture beyond the boundaries of our planet. Learn about the constellations and marvel at the beauty and mystery of the universe in this spectacular free program for the whole family. Bring lawn chairs, refreshments and blankets for comfort and enjoy this family event. Program will be canceled in the event of inclement weather. Please call 512–303–5073 to find out program's status the day of the event. An alternate activity will be provided if program cancels. No registration is required and this free activity welcomes all ages.

Walk on the Wild Side! – Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, from 10 a.m.-noon
Enjoy an interpretive hike as a park naturalist brings together a unique blend of human and natural history to tell the story of the Colorado River. Discover how the river influences animal, plant and human life along its banks. After your hike, visit the McKinney Roughs Visitors Center gift shop to see live native Texas animals and interactive exhibits. Hikers should meet their guide at the McKinney Roughs Visitors Center. This program is suitable for children ages 8 and up. The cost is $5 for participants who are 13 years old or older and free for participants ages 8 to 12. The hike will leave from the Visitors Center promptly at 10 a.m. No registration is required.

Lost Pines Christmas Bird Count – Sunday, Dec. 21, from 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
Calling all birders! LCRA's McKinney Roughs Nature Park, Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa, Bastrop County Audubon Society, and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's Lost Pines Master Naturalists are partnering with National Audubon Society to invite birding enthusiasts for the Fourth Annual Lost Pines Christmas Bird Count. This is a free event. Register here.

Community Program Registration Policy

McKinney Roughs reserves the right to cancel programs due to weather or because the minimum number of participants has not been met. Registered participants will be notified of cancellations by email or phone and rescheduled to another date or program. If that is not possible, a full refund will be given for any program fees paid.

Participants who cancel their reservations at least 24 hours from the program start time will receive a full refund. Participants cancelling within 24 hours of the program start time will not receive a refund of fees paid. Cancellations must be made by email to outdoorprograms@lcra.org and include participant name(s) and programs(s) to be canceled. A confirmation email will be sent when the refund is processed.

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