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

Sunset Float Trip – Scheduled for Aug. 1 from 6-9 p.m.
(This program has replaced Light of the Moon due to lower water levels caused by the drought.)​​​
Wind down your day with a sunset float down the Colorado River, where you'll be surrounded by wildlife and vibrant vegetation along the river corridor. Take in the beauty of the sun setting on the Colorado and the cool comfort of the evening air as your raft is gently guided down a stretch of tranquil river. Participants must be able to swim. Preregistration is required.

TOAD – Texas Outdoor Adventure Day – Scheduled for Aug. 9 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Like the first explorers of Texas, we will travel down the Colorado River, navigate through the woods and climb to great heights. Meet at McKinney Roughs for a day of excitement and adventure with a focus on land and water stewardship. The day begins at the challenge course, where we will get vertical on the rock-climbing wall and zip line. We will top it off with a splash –​ a raft trip down the Colorado River where getting wet is guaranteed. Bring a bag lunch. Preregistration is required.

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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Features & Events

​Educational/Recreational Outdoor Programs
Challenge Course
Natural Science Programs
River Trips
Summer Nature Camp
Special Features
​Community Programs
Hiker's Trail Guide
Plants and Wildlife
Riding Your Horse
Hiking & Walking Trails​
Horseback Riding
Outdoor Education & Recreation Programs​
Parks Recreation & Education Programs Calendar