McKinney Roughs Nature Park | LCRA McKinney Roughs Nature Park | LCRA

McKinney Roughs Nature Park

1884 State Highway 71 West, Cedar Creek, TX 78612

Activities and Amenities

Hours and Contact Info


Visitors Center: 8 a.m.-5p.m.
Trailheads: Daily (sunrise to sunset)


Need more park info: 512-303-5073

Park Information

This 1,140-acre park, located 13 miles east of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, has something for everyone. Whether it’s multiuse trails, guided outdoor and water recreation, or rental facilities, you can customize your adventure at McKinney Roughs Nature Park. Visitors can soar to new heights on the award-winning, only dual zip line tour in Texas – Zip Lost Pines.

Outdoor Recreation

  • Canopy zip line tour: contact Zip Lost Pines
  • Hiking: view trails at The Hiking Project
  • Horseback riding
  • Mountain biking
  • Exploration: share your observations at iNaturalist
  • Picnicking
  • Bird viewing area
  • Zip lining


  • 1 bunkhouse: sleeps up to 10 (includes bed and bath linens, lounge space, television, refrigerator, Keurig, restrooms and showers, A/C, heat, covered porch and outdoor amenities)
  • 5 dormitory floors: sleep up to 112 (includes A/C, heat, restrooms and showers)

Facility Rentals | Reserve Now

  • Amphitheater: Outdoor theater with capacity up to 120 people, with electricity and water
  • Meeting Room (1): Classroom/Theatre capacity: 20/30
  • Meeting Room (2 combined): Classroom/Theatre capacity: 40/60
  • Meeting Room (3 combined): Classroom/Theatre capacity: 60/100
  • Colorado Vista Pavilion: Outdoor pavilion with grill and electricity for up to 80 people. Download Colorado Vista map.
  • Wildflower Hall: Indoor space with capacity up to 240 people (includes A/C, heat, commercial kitchen and fireplace)
  • Wedding ceremony and reception sites with rentals and overnight accommodations available

Group Activities



Adults – $5
Children (12 and younger) – Free
Disabled – $2
Seniors (65 and older) – $2
Horse and rider – $12


Two park entrance fees are
included in your stay.

Hostel – $50 per person

Facilities and Equipment

Hostel – Contact [email protected] for additional details.
Meeting Room(s) – Contact [email protected] for details.
Dormitories – Contact [email protected] for details.
Wildflower Hall – Contact [email protected] for details.
Colorado Vista Pavilion – Contact [email protected] for details.

Park Events

Family Nature Quest

Complete the Nature Quest at #McKinneyRoughs


Art in the Park - Family Classes

Paint in the park at #McKinneyRoughs


Field School - Ages 8-12

Learn about the great outdoors at #McKinneyRoughs


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